A few weeks ago, a friend suggested I book a food tour of Pike Place Market in Seattle when she heard I was spending a weekend there before heading to Alaska. What a great suggestion!

Since I arrived to Seattle in the morning and my tour wasn’t until 2:30 pm, I was able to explore the market with family and a Seattle local for a couple of hours before the guided tour. We sampled some food, bought some Washington wines, and stopped at several places we all agreed were worth a repeat visit. However, it was the guided tour with Savor Seattle that really opened my eyes to the history, flavors, and personalities that make the Pike Place Market such a unique place. Even if you live in Seattle, I imagine you’d find this tour enjoyable.

Along the way, we sampled warm donuts coated in sugar, smoked salmon, mac and cheese, seafood bisque, ripe Yakima cherries, creamy caramels accented with sea salt, and an array of others. There was a lot more food sampled than I thought we’d get for a $39 two-hour tour. I’m glad I came hungry.

In addition to all the great food (and it was all delicious), I learned some interesting Pike Place Market tidbits. My favorite? The market’s motto of “Meet the Producer”. I won’t spoil the secret of Seattle’s first Starbucks.

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