Pike Place Market in Autumn

Many people only think of Pike Place Market during spring and summer but the reality is that once autumn arrives and the tourists go home, Seattleites can reclaim their historic market place and enjoy it without all the crowds.

Explore the Market

Take time to wander the nine acres that encompasses all it has to offer. The Market will amaze, delight and inspire you. Washington farmers sell local, seasonal produce and preserves at farm tables year-round. More than 200 local craftspeople display their unique handcrafted works daily in the North Arcade. Four fish markets offer an abundance of fresh seafood from Pacific Northwest and Alaskan waters. Dozens of specialty food stores provide rare ingredients and exceptional local and international products. Beneath the Main Arcade are three floors of unique shops, specializing in collectibles, comics, jewelry, books, original art, magic tricks and oddities.

Discover Local Artisans and Unique Crafts

Get started early on your holiday shopping list and find unique gifts that your friends and family won’t see online or in their local shopping mall. The craftspeople create authentic, decorative and functional ceramics, apparel, fiber art, jewelry, glass and metal sculpture, leather goods, woodcrafts, natural body products and much more.

Eat

For those who simply love to eat; enjoy a feast of bakeries, cafes, intimate bistros, casual and fine dining restaurants, and take out counters serving quick bites. Take home handmade croissants for a Sunday breakfast or have a date night at some of Seattle’s finest restaurants.

Take it all in

Flying fish, street performers, Rachel the Piggy Bank, and the colorful people who work at Pike Place Market; these are just a small part of the magic. This is the market for the people of Seattle who truly love their city.

The Faerie Queen

It seems as though the rumors are true that Pioneer Square is, in fact, having quite the comeback. With the addition of quaint retail shops and fun new restaurants, we’re thinking it’ll be the “it” spot in a couple of years. Speaking of new restaurants… The Faerie Queen is off the charts. Things to try? The Clam Chowder, Seafood Ceviche, and the Clams & Linguine are menu staples that will make your taste buds dance with glee.

Seafood Ceviche

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Clams & Linguine

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Happy Hour at the Faerie Queen is from 3-7pm daily. The best part is their Raw Pacific Oysters on half shell for $2 each, served with red wine mignonette. If you aren’t a seafood fan then we recommend the Chicken Quinoa Salad, which is equally as delectable. If you’re on the lookout for a solid new place to feast downtown, this is it.

 

Pop! Bubbles & Seafood

Seattle Mag is hosting the premier bubbles and seafood tasting event of the year. It takes place on February 21 from 6pm to 9pm at the Seattle Center as the kickoff event for the Seattle Wine and Food Experience. Featuring the PNW’s abundant supply of seafood, such as oysters and salmon from some of our city’s best restaurants, as well as cider, beer, and a bubbly bar! Unless you’re performing brain surgery or have a date with Russell Wilson, everything else can be rescheduled. This event is not to be missed. Cost: $65 a ticket, $125 for VIP. Make sure to get your tickets before they sell out!