" Everything from the food to our wonderful guide was amazing! "

- Tripadivsor

Walking Food Tour of Pike Place Market


Seattle Food Tours invites you to join us on an intimate guided food tour of the world famous Pike Place Market, as we explore the back alleys, narrow corridors, and tiny storefronts in search of our favorite places. Taste the best the market has to offer while a friendly local guide shares with you entertaining stories of the market’s checkered history, it’s legendary characters and one of kind small businesses.

How we’re different from other food tours

  • No headsets allow for a more local experience.
  • 5 Culinary destinations not featured on any other food tour.
  • Smaller group sizes.
  • Seattle’s original walking food tour company


The Walking Food Tour of Pike Place Market Stops at:

1435 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-622-0141
Toll Free: 800-873-6685


DeLaurenti Specialty Food and Wine - Stop 1

A foodie destination for over 65 years, this Italian/Mediterranean grocery features a variety of hand-selected cheeses, prosciuttos, local artisan salami, an inexpensive deli, the best Italian wine selection in Seattle.

This Stop Includes:

Local Salumi salami & artisanal cheese


One of Seattle's culinary jewels - Seattle DINING!

Cheese, Wine, Gourmet foods - Examiner

Food lovers head to Pike Place Market - Specialty Food 


Read DeLaurenti Specialty Food and Wine Reviews at Yelp

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1425 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


Bottega Italiana - Stop 2

Conceived by three homesick Italians, Bottega Italiana is regarded as the best gelato shop in the city. Using seasonal fruits, and never any corn syrup or artificial colors their authentic gelati produces pure flavor.

This Stop Includes:

Authentic Italian gelato


"Best dessert in town" - citybest.com

“The ultimate gelato experience in Washington state”-  Abbondanza magazine




Read Bottega Italiana Reviews at Yelp

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1503 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-1598

The Crumpet Shop - Stop 3

Founded in 1976, this family business continues to make all their crumpets from scratch daily, using only organic ingredients. You will be hard pressed to find another shop like this one anywhere in the world.

This Stop Includes:

Organic honey & butter crumpet


The Crumpet Shop has become a city institution - Gas-Tron-o-my

Pike Place Market is a wonderland of food - Michael Stern Roadfood.com



Read The Crumpet Shop Reviews at Yelp

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1530 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101


Pike Place Chowder - Stop 4

Voted the best New England Style Clam Chowder three years in a row at the prestigious Great Clam Chowder Cook Off in Newport, Rhode Island and later inducted to the Clam Chowder Hall of Fame (yes there is one). America’s best chowder is right here in Seattle.

This Stop Includes:

Best Clam Chowder in America


Ranked #1 restaurant out of 2,097 entries on Tripadvisor

3 time winner of prestigious Great Clam Chowder Cook-off




Read Pike Place Chowder Reviews at Yelp

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Pike Place Market
1511 Pike Place

Seattle, WA 98108 


Pure Food Fish Market - Stop 5

Since 1914, locals in the know have been buying their fish from the Amon family, Sol Amon who is often referred to as the “Cod Father” has been tending shop for over 56 years. His recipe for Alder-Smoked Salmon is the best I’ve ever tasted.

This Stop Includes:

Alder wood smoked wild king salmon


Selling fish still his "first love" - Seattle Times

Locals guide to Pike Place Market - Seattle Met


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Pike Place Market
1524 Pike Place
Seattle WA 98101 


La Buona Tavola - Stop 6

“We sell only the things we’ve fallen in love with. That’s our promise to you: 100% satisfaction – whether you buy our Italian truffles and pate, or an affordable bottle of wine with a bag of Croccantini, you can be sure that you’re getting the best.” – Rei Hanscomb Aka Truffle Queen.

This Stop Includes:

Truffle oil & salt, potato leek soup, 10 year balsamic vinegar



Read La Buona Tavola Reviews at Yelp

210 Western Ave.

Seattle, WA. 98121

(206) 436-0390


The Rub Shack - Stop 7

This is where you go to satisfy all your cravings you develop walking through the Pike Place Market. Seattle’s top restaurateur  Tom Douglas is a huge fan and supporter of the Pike Place Market and the Rub Shack may well be his culinary serenade. The restaurant is all about rotisserie meats that are rubbed with love from  Tom’s proprietary spice line.


This Stop Includes:

Chef's selection


an enticing new restaurant near Pike Place Market - New York Times

It's a diner at heart, but a classy one, complete with cheery servers  - Seattle Times

As a matter of fact, just about everything at Seatown is good - Seattle Weekly


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Meet The Guide(s)

Penny T

Penny Truitt

Penny has been giving tours in Seattle since 1995 after growing up in multiple countries around the world. Her family will tell you she was born to be a guide (Her very first word was “Look”). She is in an on going love affair with her adopted city and is honored to share a taste of Seattle life with you.

Leslie Law edit

Leslie Law

When Leslie arrived here to attend graduate school at the UW, she never imagined she would begin a love affair with Seattle that would last 25 years (and counting)! She is a lifetime foodie and avid cook with years of experience in restaurants and catering, and has her own business baking artisan tea cookies and wedding cakes. Leslie is also a professional stage actress, director and producer, and has been active in the vital theater scene in the NW for over twenty years.

Tour Area

We recommend parking in the following lots for the Walking Food Tour of Pike Place Market

Seattle Art Museum

Weekend only parking at SAM 1St Ave. and Union St. Rates $8.00 for over 3 hours.

Monday thru Friday rates are more reasonable further away from Pike Place Market. Lots located on 1st Ave between Battery St. & Bell St are well priced.