Food & Drink

A Local's Guide to Seattle's Pike Place Market

Published On 07/09/2014 Published On 07/09/2014
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1. Daily Dozen Doughnut Co 93 Pike St, Ste 7, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

Perfectly fried-up and crispy, the mini donuts at Daily Dozen are a famous staple of Pike Place Market and ensure you'll be anything but mini after you've made them part of your morning routine.

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2. MarketSpice 85 A Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

If you find yourself dragging while at the market, sneak into MarketSpice for a steaming tea sample… or check out this fragrant shop's giant selection of way-better-than-Starbucks coffee.

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3. El Mercado Latino 1514 Pike Pl, #6, Seattle, WA 98101

The vast collection of hot sauce El Mercado Latino in Pike Place Market is beyond anything you could imagine. From mild to pull-your-tongue-out hot, this place is the real deal when it comes to the hot stuff.

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4. Mee Sum Pastry 1533 Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101

With BBQ pork and supersize potstickers, Mee Sum Pastry is a tried and true institution in the market. It's a no frills, fast moving grab ‘n go joint.

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5. Oriental Mart 1506 Pike Pl, #509, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

This authentic Filipino food mart serves things cafeteria-style. It's got pancit, lumpia, etc. and is some of the best (and vinegar heavy) in Seattle.

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6. Ellenos 1500 Pike Street #12, Seattle, WA 98101

Ellenos Yogurt’s flavors are made with 100% natural fruit and toppings. Try the lemon curd with a bit of raspberry for a tasty. They've got free samples too.

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7. Britt's Pickles 94 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)

Britt's Pickles is a raw-wood walk-up counter designed to accommodate the handmade oak barrels the owner uses to ferment pickles in flavors like spicy, half sour, and full sour.

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8. Can Can 94 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

Can Can is big on absinthe, so you’d be remiss to order anything else. You can also catch burlesque show or live music on Saturdays. Located just below the main thoroughfare in the Pike Place Market.

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9. Alibi Room 85 Pike St #410, Seattle, WA 98133 (Greenwood)

Nestled inside Seattle's famous Pike Place Market, but hidden enough so that the wandering tourist won't stumble upon it, the Alibi Room is a great happy hour lounge, with stellar brick oven pizzas and local brews.

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10. Old Seattle Paperworks 1514 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

Old Seattle Paperworks gives you a glimpse into what old Seattle was like, with kitschy art of times long gone. From postcards to vintage prints and old magazines, there is no shortage wall space to feast your eyes on in here -- think of it as a no cover mini museum.

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11. Zig Zag Cafe 1501 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 (Central District)

This warm, intimate cocktail haven and American eatery in Pike Place has got your next date night covered. Plush banquettes flank the hip, bistro-inspired space, and a stellar happy hour (5-7pm Monday through Friday) makes it easy to knock back a few. Meticulously crafted entrees like the 12 hour beef shank with malted barley and horseradish gremolata are savory and sophisticated.

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12. Golden Age Collectables 1501 Pike Pl, #401, Seattle, WA 98101

Find your friends Justin Bieber and Ron Burgundy at Golden Age Collectibles, a hodgepodge of nerdy/kitschy knick knacks, comic books and bric-a-brac. Located under the main atrium in Pike Place Market.

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13. RGB 1530 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101

A relatively recent addition to the Pike Place Market family, RGB has a large selection of potent cocktails like its Dark + Stormy and El Diablo. It's also got a pretty sweet view of the market too.

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14. White Horse Trading Company 1908 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101

There is a magical quality to the White Horse Trading Company. It only serves beer and wine (and pretzels in little cups, but you must try their take on the Pimm’s Cup, a divine blend of five fortified wines all in one.

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15. Cafe Campagne 1600 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101

One of Pike Place's best kept secrets, Cafe Campagne has an all-star happy hour menu from 4-6pm Monday to Friday. It's full of mini lamb burgers, pomme frites, and generous pours of Parisian wine all for prices that won’t break the bank.

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16. The Tasting Room 1924 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101

The Tasting Room is the perfect place to get your wine on. They have a staggering selection of wine, so try a four glass flight, a super affordable way to try out the best of all worlds.