Pike Place Market is a mecca for food lovers. A famous outdoor market filled with some of the most iconic restaurants (the ORIGINAL Starbucks) and moments (fish throwing, anyone?), it elicits giggles of joy from the best of us. Not to even mention the florals covering the market …
Luckily, I spent two days researching for the ultimate Pike Place Market Guide–for the things that everyone NEEDS to eat, and eat with relish. Here’s to a well researched and definitive guide to Pike Place Market!
There are lots of delicious things to eat in Pike Place Market, but be sure to get the pain au chocolat and some macarons at Le Panier. With authentic French recipes (like the one I shared here), this little Seattle patisserie is a bite of heaven! And it’s the top of this Pike Place Market Guide.
A hidden gem, and trust me on this one. You’ll want to get as many pastries as you can stand to eat. Although all are delicious, we picked both a savory and a sweet pastry and regretted nothing.
The Crumpet Shop
I can’t even tell you how delighted we were to have crumpets covered in delicious ricotta cheese (that tastes like an even more delicious whipped cream) and fresh homemade lemon curd. We tried the ricotta and nutella and the ricotta and lemon curd, but we agreed the lemon curd won by a long shot. The Crumpet Shop is a slice of heaven and you get to say crumpet a lot while you’re there. Win win!
Okay, let’s just get this out of the way. How have greek yogurt shops not swept the nation?! Ellenos was one of my absolute favorite treats and the Marionberry Pie and Passion Fruit are insanely delicious. Be sure to get a couple of different flavors and share! P.S. they also sell this stuff in certain grocery stores in Seattle. Get you some.
Rachel’s Ginger Beer
I am the biggest ginger fan (in many different ways) and Rachel’s Ginger Beer was one of my absolute favorite stops in Pike Place Market Guide. Though you can get just a ginger beer, you can also get a ginger beer float which is equally as fantastic. We absolutely loved the guava, but they usually have some seasonal flavors that look delicious. Try a few while you are there!
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Cheese … a true love of mine. At Beecher’s, their cheese is made in house, and you can watch it being made through a window in their shop. Try a grilled cheese AND the mac and cheese. Both are worth it. Honestly, the mac and cheese is my favorite thing in the world, and I wish I could have it daily.
We ended up getting hungry (which is frankly amazing) and stopped at Steelhead Diner for a bit of a pick-me-up. Usually Michael and I try and get different items from the menu, but we couldn’t resist when we saw the lure of fish and chips on the menu. They were completely amazing–the freshest fish, the crisp crunch of the batter fried fish, a wonderful tarter sauce and good fries.
Lastly, Seattle is full of delicious fruit like Ranier cherries, golden raspberries, and more. Be sure to grab some to go!