Stretch your legs at Pike Place Market!

Jump for joy! It’s spring! This season is an extra special time of year at Pike Place Market. Beautiful blooms are abundant, and the sunshine greets your face as you meander through our 500+ purveyors of fresh goods and unique finds.

To help you make the most out of the coming months of renewed warm weather, we put together three Market trips. Try one or all of them as you get out and explore this spring!

Market Trips

  1. Early Bird and Foodies
  2. Day Date with Your + 1
  3. Date Night

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Early Birds & Foodies

 

The early bird doesn’t just get the worm; it’s first dibs on the best produce, flowers, and breakfast at Pike Place Market. See the Market come alive first thing and kick off this Market trip starting at 8 a.m. Don’t forget to pack your shopping totes!

Charge up + get caffeinated

Head to Ghost Alley Espresso by taking the stairs down next to Rachel the Piggy Bank to Lower Post Alley. This quick stop window starts their fresh brews beginning at 7:30 a.m. every day!

Take in the art

Resist taking a Gum Wall selfie, but instead, find your favorite street art on the Free Wall. Artists like Narboo post thoughtful and humorous comics regularly at this nexus of visual creatives. You can find stickers of Narboo’s work at Robot vs Sloth on First Ave and Pine Street.

Grab a bite

Next, grab breakfast! There are several early-riser restaurants for a satisfying morning meal: Lowell’s Restaurant & Bar, Honest Biscuits, Los Agaves, The Crumpet Shop, or Bagelbop to name a few. Visit our breakfast blog for the full spread of options!

Gather ingredients for dinner

While mulling over breakfast, plan a great dinner to shop for. Write down all the ingredients you need, then go shopping! With six produce stands, four fish markets, four bakeries, a butcher, and specialty stores like DeLaurenti Food & Wine, El Mercado Latino, and The Souk, you’re sure to find everything you need to put together a deliciously fresh dinner. For a list of all our grocery shops, click here.

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Recoup with a lunch break

After shopping, meet up on the MarketFront to assess your finds. The first one to the plaza doesn’t pay for lunch! The Market has an array of lunch options, but here are a few of our favorites with outdoor dining: Copacabana, El Borracho, Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar, Old Stove Brewing, Mr. D’s Greek Delicacies, and Sisters European Cafe. For a light and easy break, head to Mee Sum Pastry for small savory bites and the sandwiches at Michou Deli. Find a full list of our mid-day meal picks in our lunch blog here!

Browse for unique finds + last grabs

Before heading out, don’t forget to peruse the Crafts Market and the DownUnder, pick up a fresh bouquet, and grab a batch of Daily Dozen Doughnuts for the road.

 

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EARLY BIRD + FOODIE MARKET DAY

Day Date with Your + 1

It’s Saturday, and the sun is shining bright. Take advantage of the fresh air, grab a friend or your special someone, and head to Pike Place Market for a day of delicious food and memories. For this Market Day, come hungry!

Snacking series

First stop, lunch – progressive lunch! With over 40 restaurants and eateries in the Market, it’s too hard to pick one place. So snag some delicious small bites at Pike’s Pit BBQLe Panier, Pike Place Chowder, Jack’s Fish Spot, or Piroshky Piroshky. Wash it down with a refreshing cold beverage at Rachel’s Ginger Beer, or Umai Sushi & Teriyaki for a bubble tea. Enjoy your treats along the way or grab one of the outdoor picnic tables to take in the sun, sights, and sounds for a bit.

Sit + savor

If you’re seeking a more traditional sit-down lunch experience, Place Pigalle, The Pink Door, The Athenian Seafood Restaurant & Bar, and Sound View Cafe offer delicious options with amazing views of Puget Sound.

Shop for something special

Next up, is the Crafts Market! The Pike Place Crafts Market is one of the largest and most diverse Crafts Market in the country. Everything is handmade and created right here in the Pacific Northwest. Browse and find something special for your loved ones that they’ll keep forever. Now head to the DownUnder, where you’ll find four art galleries, two bookstores, a record shop, a gem shop, a comic bookstore, and much more! For a list of all open retail shops, click here.

Orange Dracula photo booth. Credit: @bebethanybee

Capture the moment

While you’re in the Market’s lower levels, make sure you stop by Orange Dracula and take a photo in their real film photo booth. Fun fact: this famous photo booth was featured on an episode of The Bachelor!

Recharge + relax

Head two flights up from the DownUnder, and take a break at Northwest Tastings. This cozy wine bar sourcing pours directly from its Washington vineyard while boasting impressive views of Puget Sound. For a pick-me-up, enjoy a quality cup o’ joe at Storyville Coffee across from the Clock & Sign and one flight up the stairs in the Corner Market building.

Cap it with a sweet treat

Before heading home, make sure you swing by Bottega Italiana for a scoop of their creamy gelato to cool down and indulge in any of their fresh seasonal and rotating flavors!

 

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DAY DATE MARKET DAY

Date Night

Take in the best of the Market’s nightlife and come on down for an evening to remember with your company of choice. After work, grab your date and enjoy Pike Place Market.

Greet them with flowers

Meet your date under the Public Market Center Clock & Sign with either a bouquet in hand or let them choose from the dozens of bouquets that line our main arcade. Our farmers start packing up at 4 p.m., and Pike Place Flowers is open until 5 p.m.

Snag a sweet for your sweetie

Before heading to happy hour, stop by The Confectional on Pike Place. These delicious mini cheesecakes can be enjoyed now or save until after dinner. Catch them before they close daily at 6 p.m.!

Old Stove Brewing. Credit: @heartthrobrob26

Sip at sunset

Next, grab some Rachel’s Ginger Beer and head to the MarketFront Pavilion to watch the sunset. If you’re in the mood for snacks and boozy drinks, pop down the stairs from the deck area to Old Stove Brewing Co. for fantastic views alongside a cold one. They make their beer right here at the Market, and sell cans and crowlers to-go too!

Enjoy a romantic meal

For dinner, head to Le Pichet, Matt’s in the Market, Maximilien, or The Pink Door. Reservations are encouraged at all four restaurants. If you want to keep it more casual, check out the Virginia Inn, Alibi Room, or Pike Place Bar & Grill. For a list of all our Market dinner recommendations, click here.

Entertainment + a nightcap

After dinner, grab a drink at JarrBar on Western Avenue or IL Bistro near the Gum Wall. JarrBarr is open until 11 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and IL Bistro has dinner until 10 p.m. and drinks until midnight. Take in a few laughs and fun and head to Unexpected Productions right outside the Gum Wall! They have live shows Wednesday-Saturday nights. Check their latest schedule here.

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DATE NIGHT MARKET DAY

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