The Pike Place Market has 104 years of history, 240 stalls, shops, and restaurants, at least four ghosts, two pigs, countless hidden treasures, and more.

In This Feature:

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: a Day in the Life of the Market

From the moment the first farmer parks his truck on Pike Place 
until the last bartender locks up his stock, Pike Place Market teems with life 22 hours a day.

05/20/2011

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market

The Pike Place Market has 104 years of history, 240 stalls, shops, and restaurants, at least four ghosts, two pigs, countless hidden treasures, and more. Herein, the many discoveries we’ve made at the greatest farmers market in America.

05/20/2011 Edited by Jessica Voelker

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: Imbiber’s Market

Drinking picks from Seattle Met’s bars and nightlife blogger, including Alibi Room, Can Can, Pink Door, Maximilién, White Horse Trading Company, and Il Bistro.

05/20/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: Found Among the Merchants

One trip, 18 treasures: a sampling of the strange and wonderful objects for sale at Pike Place Market every day.

05/20/2011

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: Vendor’s Market

A brief guide to the people who sell the freshest food in Pike Place Market: Frank Genzale Jr., of Frank’s Quality Produce; Nancy Nipples of Pike Place Market Creamery; Dan Manzo Jr., Alan Stott, and Mike Osborn of Sosio’s Produce; and Sol Amon of Pure Fo

05/20/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: Shopping with the Chef

Canlis toque Jason Franey’s favorite stalls and shops.

06/02/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: Critic’s Market

Dining picks from Seattle Met’s restaurant reviewer: Café Campagne, Chez Shea, Le Pichet, Matt’s in the Market, Steelhead Diner, and The Virginia Inn.

05/20/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: Noontime Fuel-Up

Casual Market lunches with enough octane to power an afternoon of exploration.

06/03/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: Meet the Mayor

Pike Pike Place through the eyes of Michael Yaeger, its honorary mayor.

05/20/2011 By Katie Ormsby

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: The Day the Market Almost Died (Again)

How Victor Steinbrueck and his family saved Pike Place Market from demolition (twice).

05/20/2011 By James Ross Gardner

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: Meet the Ghosts

Mercedes Yaeger, owner of Market Ghost Tours, introduces Pike Place’s most distinguished ghouls.

06/03/2011 By James Ross Gardner

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: Found Among the Merchants

One trip, 18 treasures: a sampling of the strange and wonderful objects for sale at Pike Place Market every day.

05/20/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: 104 Years of Fortitude

How Pike Place Market survived war, riots, and one reckless cab driver.

05/20/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: a Day in the Life of the Market

From the moment the first farmer parks his truck on Pike Place 
until the last bartender locks up his stock, Pike Place Market teems with life 22 hours a day.

05/20/2011

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: Pike Place Performers

Four entertainers who embody the weird and wonderful tradition of performing in the Market.

06/01/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Local’s Guide to the Pike Place Market: 15 Market Things Every Visitor Should Do

Fifteen Pike Place Market things every visitor should do: Book a night at the Inn at the Market, have a picnic in Steinbrueck Park, sample the smoked salmon at Pure Food Fish, visit the Giant Shoe Museum…

05/20/2011 By Jessica Voelker