Friday, April 9, 2010

Seattle Recap: Pike Place Market

I promised I’d dedicate an entire Seattle post to the market, which we actually went to 3 times in 4 days. Why? I have no idea. To read more about my spring break trip to Seattle, look here and here.

Pike Place Market is an enormous public market in downtown Seattle, right on the water.

It’s famous for its fresh seafood vendors (ichthyophobes, look away).

Who knew shrimp had faces?

There are also a lot of produce stands…

…and flower vendors.

We left our mark on a graffitied table while eating those enormous donuts.


We saw how cheese is made at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (which made us, the cheese averse, want to blow chunks) and Chris bought a truffle at the Simply Seattle Chocolate Box.

The chunks we would blow look similar to this, now that I think about it.

Finally, we took some time out to enjoy the view of the Sound.

Have you ever been to Pike Place? Who’s your favorite vendor?


  1. Hey ... I'm from Seattle- but live on the other side of the country now ... love that city!! I'm glad you had a good time- I'm currious whyuchose to go there for the break?? OK- and I gotta say- aren't the shrimp weird lookin with their heads on!!! FREEKY! Happy FF- I am sooo following you now- hope you can stop by my place soon ;-)

  2. this makes me want to go even more! i want to buy some of that fresh produce and flowers! happy weekend to you!!!

  3. What a great post! Your photography is excellent! I have been to Pike Place before, but I cannot remember my favorite vendor because I was 12 years old when I was there :)

    My uncle lives in Seattle, it is a great city. I remember he showed me he had a brick engraved which is in Pike Place now, on the has his name and his ex-girlfriend's name. Yikes!!

  4. Stopping by from Follow Me Friday at Trendy Treehouse. I'm following you now! Hope you'll have a chance to follow me, too. :)

    I live in Seattle! I love it here - hope you did, too! :)

  5. HI Karisa,

    I just hopped here from Aphrodite's. This post is awesome, i mean look at the work you have done for it!

    Hey i am a college student myself and it is really nice to meet someone of my own age- one yr older. But that's okay!

    Waiting to hear from you more often.

  6. Such gorgeous pics your captured! I haven't been yet, but I'm hoping we can plan a Seattle trip someday!

  7. Hey Becca, thanks so much for stopping by to follow Twee Poppets! I'm glad to hear you loved Seattle! It's a wonderful city. :)

    As for how I got followers so quickly...well, I attribute that largely to spending my life on the computer over the past week, haha! I've spent hours adding/commenting on blogs through Friday Follow and Follow Me Friday, and that's accounted for the majority of my followers. :)

  8. hi babe. thx for your comment. wow everything looks so fresh! i wish we had a market like that in calgary.

  9. Fab post and I love your blog!

    For everything about fashion:

  10. the market looks great! it's been quite a while since i last went to traditional market
    hmm now im craving for some fresh seafood haha


  11. I wish Pike Place was just a bus ride away...! I love markets like this. My nearest, similar one is 27 miles away, but the produce doesn't look half as good!

    And graffiti table? What a nice touch to leave!

  12. Great photos. I have been through Seattle one time but didn't take pictures like these :) Thanks for stopping by Not Just Paper and Glue

  13. I'm your newest follower from Trendy Treehouse Marketing Mondays. Your photos make me feel like I am there! Although I may never truly get to be.

  14. Bruuuhaaaa... the smell of fish makes me wanna throw up :))))))

    P.S: thanks for coming by and to answer your question I use Picasa to make collages (it is real easy to choose the frame and color there)

  15. i want to go there so badly!!! i love the look of it! and fresh fish and produce! NOM NOM NOM! it all seems so fabulous!

  16. I am your newest follower via Trendy Treehouse Marketing Mondays. I love going to local places such as Pikes Place and Fisherman's Warf! You did a great job detailing and photographing what it feels like to actually be at Pikes Place. Thanx for the great read!

  17. oh i LOVE Seattle & pike's market! did you get to catch a fish?!

    I’d love for you to stop by:

  18. Oh I have never been but it looks cool. I love fresh produce markets

  19. ive neverbeen to a pike place but it looks like you could get some really ggod deals!

  20. I haven't been there!! NOW I HAVE TO MAKE SURE I VISIT!! ;)

  21. Hey Girl! No I have never been to Pike Place but it looks awesome.

    Just wanted to thank you for all of the wonderful comments you always leave on my blog. You always make me smile. And please don't think I'm ignoring you if I don't leave a comment...I've had an insanely busy week, and I'm just starting to catch up! Thanks for reading me!

  22. Thanks Karisa!!!

    I'm looking forward to doing and posting the final product :)

    Happy Wednesday,
    Hope xoxo

  23. Great post! very interesting. Especially the cheese...kinda makes me want to stop eating lol i got sick looking at it, the shrimp too

  24. Great post! Love the photos of all the food.
    My favorite website for healthy snack ideas is

  25. i love the lady gaga comment!hilarious!

  26. im jealous- that looks like so much funnn!
    i adore outdoor markets..
    and the lady gaga? too funny..

  27. AAH! Hahah, thanks for thinking of me Kari


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