Whether you’re visiting Seattle for the first time or a local, Pike Place Market is the best place to stop by for delicious food, fresh produce, and more. The market itself has a history of over 100 years, and has grown to include an incredible food scene. Here are 10 food spots that everyone needs try in Pike Place!
Start your morning in Pike Place Market at one of Seattle’s most famous artisan-based coffee roasters. Storyville Coffee Pike Place has a beautiful atmosphere, complete with large windows and a warm fireplace. Make sure to grab a coffee with their house made coconut cashew milk, and then you’re ready to stroll around the market.
Daily Dozen Doughnuts
Located at a small counter inside of Pike Place, Daily Dozen Doughnuts is a hidden gem for fresh and warm mini-doughnuts. Spot them coming out of the fryer while you’re waiting in line, and don’t forget to try the maple bacon flavor!
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
If you’re a cheese lover, you need to make a stop by Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. Watch them make their award-winning cheese right in front of you, and make sure to try their famous Flagship Mac and Cheese.
Le Panier is famously known as one of the best classic French bakeries in the city. You can’t go wrong with any pastry here, but their Almond Croissant and macarons are always at the top of my list!
Ellenos opened their first stand in 2013, and they’re focused on local ingredients and Pacific Northwest flavors. At their Pike Place location you’ll see over 15 unique flavors of Greek yogurt to try, from Marionberry to Lemon Curd. After making the hard decision of not buying every flavor, you can grab a walk-around cup for just $5, and also some extra yogurt to enjoy at home!
Just down the street from the main market sign is Piroshky Piroshky, a popular Seattle chain serving sweet and savory handheld Russian pies. Each pie is made from scratch, and the lines are always worth it. Try their famous Smoked Salmon Pate, or you can opt for something sweeter like Apple Cinnamon.
Mee Sum Pastry
When you’re hungry for a snack, Mee Sum Pastry is where you need to go. While just a small street bakery just outside of Pike Place Market, they serve some of the best freshly made Chinese breads and dim sum.
Must-get items: BBQ Pork Buns, Pineapple Buns
Pike Place Chowder
If you see a line around the block in Post Alley, it’s probably for Pike Place Chowder. Their award-winning clam chowder has 9 different flavors, including a vegan option. It is worth the wait, and don’t forget to pair the chowder with a lobster roll!
The Pink Door
Behind a hidden pink door in an alley, you’ll find one of the best Italian restaurants in Seattle. The Pink Door serves everything from traditional pasta dishes to fresh seafood. The vintage interior is charming, and before the pandemic they also performed burlesque shows in the evening. Make a reservation well in advance, and get the tiramisu for dessert!
Rachel’s Ginger Beer
A trip to Pike Place isn’t complete without stopping by Rachel’s Ginger Beer. Their ginger beers are all hand-crafted using the freshest of ingredients. At their Pike Place Market location you’ll find refreshing moscow mules, soft serve ice cream floats, and can even pick up a growler to take home!