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Best Of The Pike Place Market

December 12, 2010 6:51 PM

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Since 1907 the Pike Place Market is one of the oldest continually operating farmers’ markets in the US. It’s a place of business for small farmers, artists, craftspeople and merchants. It’s also the home of the original Starbucks Coffee, and is one of Seattle’s most popular attractions for visitors and locals. Here’s a little peek inside the best of the Pike Place Market.

Pike Place Market
Located at 1st & Pike in Downtown Seattle
www.pikeplacemarket.org

Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10am-6pm Sunday: 11am-5pm
The Market is located on the edge of Elliott Bay in downtown Seattle, overlooking an incredible view of Puget Sound, and is comprised of nine acres and many historic buildings to explore.

Top Ten Places to Visit in the Market:

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The Vendor Booths

West side of the Market – South of the Golden Pig
Coming from all parts of Washington state, the vendor booths house an eclectic array of meat purveyors, bakers, farmers, fish mongers, artists and musicians.

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Cafe Campagne French Bistro

First Avenue & Upper Post Alley 206-728-2233
www.campagnerestaurant.com

Named as one of the top ten restaurants of 1994 (and the best restaurant in 1998) by the Seattle Times and as one of the best restaurants in America by The Wine Spectator, Cafe Campagne has been named Seattle’s top French cafe/bistro for four consecutive years by Zagat Survey.

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Matt’s In the Market

94 Pike St # 32, Seattle, WA 98101-2066
(206) 467-7909
www.mattsinthemarket.com

“There is probably nowhere you’ll find fresher Pike Place produce being served than at this phenomenally popular spot…. it feels like one of the bistros that once flourished near the long-gone Les Halles in Paris.” ~ Bon Appétit Magazine

“Matt’s is like attending a dinner party where everyone crowds into the kitchen….and the fare has turned this place into a local mecca.” ~ Sunset Magazine

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Pike Place Fish Market

86 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101-2025
(206) 682-7181
www.pikeplacefish.com

The Pike Place Fish Market, founded in 1930, is an open air fish market located in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, at the corner of Pike Street and Pike Place. It is known for their tradition of fishmongers throwing fish that customers have purchased, before they are wrapped.

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Golden Age Collectibles

1501 Pike Place, #401 in the Lower Level
Seattle, 98101
206) 622-9799
www.goldenagecollectables.com

Everything you need to spoil your inner child: comics and manga, toys and games, pictures of your favorite stars and scripts from their movies. From light-sabers to Bobbleheads, fill your pop culture needs here at Golden Age. In the Pike Place Market, two floors down from Pike Place Fish Market (Heads up: flying salmon!) Open seven days a week.

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DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine

1435 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-622-0141
www.delaurenti.com

The shelves at DeLaurenti’s are stuffed with wonderful ingredients attesting to their ongoing commitment to give the customer exactly what they need for their culinary endeavors. From the exhaustive selection of artisan breads to the endless selection of chocolates; from the 9 prosciutti to the wall of olive oil; from the myriad of capers to every pasta shape edible; from Amarone to Zinfandel, the extent to which DeLaurenti goes to offer the best of things edible is only surpassed by it’s commitment to educate and satisfy the customer.

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The Original Starbucks Store

1912 Pike Pl.
(206) 448-8762
www.starbucks.com

Where it all started: Starbucks opened its first store in 1971 in the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Because the Market is a historic district with design guidelines, the store retains its original look.

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Mee Sum Pastry

1526 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-6780
www.urbanspoon.com

Amazingly rich and delicious barbeque pork or curry humbow and potstickers.

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Piroshky Piroshky

1908 Pike Pl Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 441-6068
www.urbanspoon.com

You can’t go to the market without indulging in some delicious piroshky goodness. There’s a reason piroshkies originated in frosty Russia; fillings like potato and cheese, sauerkraut, smoked salmon warm your soul.

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Daily Dozen Donut Company

93 Pike St Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 467-7769
www.urbanspoon.com

Hot and moist and delicious describes these mini donuts made fresh before your eyes… always a line, but always well worth the wait.

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Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

1600 Pike Place Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 956-1964
www.beechershandmadecheeese.com

In the heart of Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market people press their noses against the windows at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese to witness a vat of creamy white milk transformed by the expert hands of the cheesemaker. A specialty of the store is Beecher’s “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese – one of Oprah’s favorite things! Even Martha Stewart touted the recipe on her show. Don’t miss the Mariachi Mac & Cheese – Best on the Planet!!

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