Pike Place Market Blog

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Unique Holidays to Keep the Spirit Alive at Pike Place Market

We’re bringing you all the fun holidays you’ve never heard of and worthy of celebrating at Pike Place Market small businesses this January. Read on for a week-by-week lineup to kick off 2022 strong!

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22 Breakfast Stops at Pike Place Market

Whether you prefer a coffee on the go or a full sit-down meal, Pike Place Market has a destination for every breakfast eater.

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40 Lunch at Pike Place Market

For a quick bite on the move or a comfortable sit-down experience, take a moment and rejuvenate at any of these Pike Place Market eateries open for lunch. 

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Experience the Market After Dark!

Experience Pike Place Market’s hottest spots outside of the bustling tourist hours; this is the Market after dark!

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A Year in Photos: Our Most Popular Instagram Photos from 2021

A year in review! Look back at 2021 with Pike Place Market! Click to view our most popular Instagram photos from the past year. ⁣⁣

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A Tribute to Those We Lost in 2021

Before we close out this year, we want to celebrate the lives of several beloved community members: Betty Halfon, Sol Amon, Jerry Antush, Terry Graves, and Dr. Esteban Ryciak.

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Market Businesses are Hiring!

Join the Pike Place Market community and work at one of the most vibrant and fun places in downtown Seattle! Our small businesses are looking for hardworking, dedicated, and cheerful people to join their teams.

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Market Businesses That Sell Gift Cards

Whether you’re buying a gift for a friend or treating yourself, a gift card is an easy way to support local businesses. We’ve completed a list of Pike Place Market businesses that sell gift cards. Learn more!

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'Tis the Season to Indulge: Holiday Food Tour

‘Tis the Season to Indulge: Holiday Food Tour

Whether you’re looking for the best quick stops, seeking a memorable sit-down experience, or satisfying your sweet tooth, Pike Place Market has you covered!

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11 Unique Hostess Gifts from Pike Place Market

We’ve gathered up some of our favorite hostess gifts that we bet you’ll want to keep for yourself from organic tea, wine & chocolate gift sets, and handmade cards! 

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12 Pike Place Market Gifts for Kids and Teens

From tiny fairy houses to funky plant holders, leather journals to art perfect for any bedroom! We’ve gathered a list of superb gifts that even the pickiest tween will love. 

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11 Pike Place Market Gifts for the Stylish Friend on Your Shopping List

11 Pike Place Market Gifts for the Stylish Friend on Your Shopping List

We’ve rounded up a list of Pike Place Market gift ideas for the fashionista in your life. Whether you’re looking for unique jewelry, leather hair barrettes, or vintage bags!

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Stewart House Residential Building

More than Just a Market, Pike Place Market is a Home

Over 500 people, mostly low-income seniors, call the Market home. This diverse nesting of neighbors interwoven with all the small businesses and visitors coming and going are part of what makes our Market community so special and unique.

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5 Thoughtful Market Gifts for the Person Who Needs to Relax

5 Thoughtful Market Gifts for the Person Who Needs to Relax

We’ve pulled together the best handmade stress relief gift ideas aimed at self-soothing and chilling out — from all-natural soaps and scrubs to scented candles for any mood! 

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Time to Decorate! 12 Market Shops to Make Your Home Holiday Ready

Time to Decorate! 12 Market Shops to Make Your Home Holiday Ready

Is your home ready for the holidays? We’ve curated a list of Pike Place Market shops, craft vendors, and farmers who specialize in making your home warm and bright!

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RECIPE: 5-Minute Holiday Appetizer

RECIPE: 5-Minute Holiday Appetizer

Need a quick table dressing to welcome your guests? We’ve got you covered with a quick and easy five-minute snack with some local favorites.

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Native American Heritage Month

Market Businesses to Shop from during Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we’re bringing you the best of Native-owned businesses and those who carry Native-created works around Pike Place Market. Read on to see where you can find unique art, jewelry, and other handmade crafts by Indigenous makers at Pike Place Market and beyond!

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Small-Batch Tortillería & Eatery Opens at Pike Place Market

Welcome the newest business to call Pike Place Market home! Maíz is a small-batch tortilla shop and eatery serving Mexican street food. 

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Augmented Reality Murals

Market Art Comes ALIVE – Visit Our Augmented Reality Murals!

Want to see this mural at Pike Place Market come to life? Scan the QR code with your phone’s camera to open an Instagram filter built specifically for this mural.

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4 Breakfast Spots in Pike Place Market with Instagram-Worthy Views!

Whether you’re trying to impress out-of-town guests or just looking for a new brunch spot, these four low-key Pike Place Market restaurants not only have delicious hearty breakfast items on the menu they also have breathtaking views.

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A Market-Made Thanksgiving

Follow this guide to find your Thanksgiving ingredients, ready-made dishes, restaurants for the day of, and festive home decor for your gathering. Pike Place Market is Seattle’s epicenter for all things Thanksgiving.

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Pike Place Thanksgiving

The Perfect Pike Place Thanksgiving Stuffing

Gobble it up Pike Place Market enthusiasts! This Thanksgiving we’re offering the insider’s scoop on a locally sourced, Pacific Northwest-inspired stuffing that is sure to satisfy your guests this holiday season.

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Create the Perfect Thanksgiving Centerpiece

A bouquet of flowers or a beautiful centerpiece can make any meal festive. Paja Xiong from Maika’s Garden is giving us a sneak peek at how her family makes their Thanksgiving centerpieces.

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FREE Downloadable Pike Place Market Book

Did you know Pike Place Market is one of the most studied public markets in the world? The Pike Place Market PDA has put together a free digital book sharing stories from the Market’s rich 114-year history.

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Patios & Balconies at Pike Place Market

From pop-up patios to street-side dining and rooftop balconies — restaurants in Pike Place Market are making it easy for you to enjoy our changing seasons in the Pacific Northwest. We’re built for the rain, and prepared for it too!

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Holiday Night Market

When the sun sets on Thursday, December 16th, our MarketFront Pavilion will turn into a joyfully lit winter wonderland. Shop an extensive selection of handmade gifts + enjoy live music, seasonal cocktails, and snacks!

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Handmade & Homegrown: Visiting Pa Cha’s Flower Farm

In today’s Handmade & Homegrown episode, we introduce you to Pa Cha and her husband, Thong. Come “virtually” check out their farm New Garden in Fall City, Washington.

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Proclamation Day

Pike Place Market Celebrates Proclamation Day

On November 2, 2021, Pike Place Market celebrated the Proclamation Day of the Keep the Market vote. 50 years ago (on November 2, 1971), Seattle citizens voted YES to keep Pike Place Market after nearly a decade-long battle to raze the Market and revitalize the area.

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Friends of the Market

Celebrating 50 Years of the Friends of the Market!

Pike Place Market would not be here today without a group of Market advocates called Friends of the Market. They saved Pike Place Market 50 years ago and are still an active part in its preservation.

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Public Art in the Market

Public Art in the Market

There is a treasure trove of public artworks found throughout Pike Place Market. Here are 10 standouts.

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50th Anniversary of the Citizens’ Initiative

50th Anniversary of the Citizens’ Initiative to Keep the Market!

We all know Pike Place Market today as the Soul of Seattle, a place to shop local and Meet the Producer. It’s hard to imagine the Market not being here, but 50 years ago we almost lost it to a wrecking ball.

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Handmade & Homegrown: Environmentally Friendly Businesses

Happy Earth Day! In today’s Handmade & Homegrown episode, we’re introducing you to 4 producers who aim to be zero waste or upcycle. It’s time to discover your next favorite vendor!

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Handmade & Homegrown: Christmas Shopping Part 3

In our Handmade & Homegrown video series, we’re taking you to our Crafts Market and introducing you to the artists behind one of the largest and most diverse Crafts Markets in the U.S.

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