I’m sure you all have heard of the infamous, Pikes Place Farmer’s Market, located in the heart of Seattle that overlooks the Elliot Bay waterfront. This thriving market has everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to an array of seafood. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about the market and was overwhelmed by how much it has to offer! Unfortunately, since I was only visiting, I was limited to things I could buy. As much as I would have LOVED to bring home fresh seafood, I didnt think it would sit well after a 4 hour flight.
Aside from that, there was so much to see and I couldn’t help but lust after the dozens of bouquets of flowers there were. As we made our way through the market, the smells of lavender, apple cider, and fresh blooms, filled the air. Outside of the market, the smell of seafood dominated all other smells! But if you’re a Mainer like me or just really love seafood, then you won’t mind it.
We continued along the meandering path through the market, and sitting inside, was a stand selling organic, warm and cold pressed apple cider. I went for the apple peach, which was absolutely scrumptious! To me, apple cider is fall’s best signature drink!
Aside from the bountiful selections of farmers’ favorites, there’s also the lively entertainment of music outside the market. So whatever you’re in the mood for, the market has got it; food, music, waterfront, and gorgeous views of the city!
I highly recommend eating at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. If you are a cheese lover, this is the place for you! Behind a glass window, you can sit at the bar and watch the cheese being made as you enjoy the simple, cheesy comfort foods they offer.
Make sure to walk down to the waterfront after visiting the market! It’s only a few blocks away and it’s absolutely gorgeous.