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Pike Place market is a large covered market downtown that sells everything from fish and produce to clothes and tourist trinkets. The clam chowder there is excellent and highly reccomended. Be warned that the market can be very crowded and if you want to miss the crowds I am told you should go at around 2pm.
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The original Starbucks is in Pike Place. Although when I visited on Thanksgiving weekend it was packed and I did not get to go in. They did have a group singing outside though and according to others they have someone performing there all the time.
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Pike Place market is a large covered market downtown that sells everything from fish, meat and produce to clothes, paintings and tourist trinkets. It is comprised of many different stores, including for example the original Starbucks, a popular tourist attraction in and of itself for fans of the coffee chain. It is also a farmer's market, with stalls after stalls of fresh produce and flowers.
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The market is open daily until 5:00 or 5:30pm, depending on the store. It is quite a large area to explore, since it has several small alleyways with additional stores and restaurants, as well a multi-level interior "mall". Parking is available more easily on the Western Ave side of the market; it's not recommended to drive into the market since the crowds make traffic very slow. The market gets lots of people during the day, both locals and tourists, with the worst crowds usually around the midday.
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=== Recommendations ===
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* The several fish stands usually have excellent and fresh fish, including a variety of shellfish (like unbelievably-sized lobster tails and prawns). Prices are usually quite high however. Most fish stands will package fish so it will last 48 hours packed, and also ship around the country.
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* The Market Grill offers excellent fish sandwiches and clam chowder in an informal stand where you can sit if you're lucky (or wait). The staff is friendly and relaxed. Fish sandwiches or platters cost around $8.50.
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* DeLaurentis, on the south end of the market, offers a huge variety of "deli"-type foods like cheeses from all over the world, hams, olives, pates, and a number of imported European products. They also have a coffee stand.
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=== External Links ===
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* [http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/ Pike Place Market official website]
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* [[Wikipedia:Pike Place Market|Wikipedia Pike Place Market article]]
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* [http://www.historylink.org/_output.CFM?file_ID=1602 History of Pike Place Market] from historylink.org]

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Pike Place Market

Pike Place market is a large covered market downtown that sells everything from fish, meat and produce to clothes, paintings and tourist trinkets. It is comprised of many different stores, including for example the original Starbucks, a popular tourist attraction in and of itself for fans of the coffee chain. It is also a farmer's market, with stalls after stalls of fresh produce and flowers.

The market is open daily until 5:00 or 5:30pm, depending on the store. It is quite a large area to explore, since it has several small alleyways with additional stores and restaurants, as well a multi-level interior "mall". Parking is available more easily on the Western Ave side of the market; it's not recommended to drive into the market since the crowds make traffic very slow. The market gets lots of people during the day, both locals and tourists, with the worst crowds usually around the midday.

Recommendations

  • The several fish stands usually have excellent and fresh fish, including a variety of shellfish (like unbelievably-sized lobster tails and prawns). Prices are usually quite high however. Most fish stands will package fish so it will last 48 hours packed, and also ship around the country.
  • The Market Grill offers excellent fish sandwiches and clam chowder in an informal stand where you can sit if you're lucky (or wait). The staff is friendly and relaxed. Fish sandwiches or platters cost around $8.50.
  • DeLaurentis, on the south end of the market, offers a huge variety of "deli"-type foods like cheeses from all over the world, hams, olives, pates, and a number of imported European products. They also have a coffee stand.

External Links

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