The second I walked into Pike Place Market, I wanted to move to Seattle. That’s it. That’s all it took. So much fresh fish, fruits & veggies, flowers and then all the wonderful artisanal goods like steamed buns and tiny doughnuts. What’s not to love? I was in heaven.
This is going to be a picture post… I think they say it best in this case. Plus, there are so many that you’d probably want to kill me if I wrote a paragraph about each one… and then you’d probably never want to read my blog again. And that would be bad.
So, here we go! Pike Place Market!
Fresh fishies galore!
Click on this link to see the famous fish throwers of Pike Place Market in action!
This was the beginning of our lunch. Fresh crab cocktail! Mmmm….
So much beautiful produce too.
And the rainier cherries! TDF (that’s, To Die For).
And berries and fruit galore….
And weird stuff like fruit sticks and dried strawberries. Sounds good to me!
Plus, tons of jams and jellies. This one was the “ghost pepper jelly”. I, of course, would never try such a thing. Waaaaaay too spicy for me. He said it burned for an hour.
I have no idea why, but the flowers were in serious abundance and dirt cheap. You’d pay $50 for a bouquet like this in a flower shop. Here they were $5 and $10!
And the peonies! So full and gorgeous!
These are some of the little prepared food stands that were scattered about the market. We had these mini doughnuts hot out of the fryer for breakfast one day. My favorite was the cinnamon-sugar.
Then there were massive doughnuts… the size of a cake! I assume you’re suppose to share this one…
And Chinese pastry!!! (Part 2 of lunch…)
We opted for the steamed bun with sweet BBQ pork filling. From looking at it, I thought the dough was going to be spongy but instead it was more like bread. Tasty, none the less.
Part 3 of lunch: Piroshky. I wasn’t sure what it was, but I always say, “If you see a line for food, get in it.” This is particularly true in a case like this where there were a ton of other options around and this place alone had a line around the corner. We got in it.
Here’s the ol’ bird making tray after tray of these things. I have a sneaking suspicion she’s done this before.
There were a bunch of different kinds; sweet and savory. Look how pretty!
We opted for the one filled with mushrooms, onion and smoked mozzarella.
Do I look excited? I was.
Plus, there were all kinds of specialty ethnic shops (like this Latino grocery), a cheese store where you could watch production, sandwich shops, a French bakery, and of course, a meeeelion coffee shops (including the original Starbucks).
In all, I’d say Pike Place Market is a wonderful place to be!