At the market, it’s possible to find not only fishmongers and fruit and vegetable stands, but also unique shops selling antiques, books, crafts, artwork, and much more. A lot of people go expecting to see fish tossed across stalls before being packed.
You may or may not see fish flying through the air, but the colors of the fruits and vegetables are what caught my eye the most. There are also some food vendors that looked like they cooked up some delicious eats.
Personally, I thought it was a major tourist trap. Pike Place Market wasn’t what I was expecting from a historic farmers’ market. Also, just about everything seemed way overpriced except for the flowers. One thing I did enjoy is the variety of restaurants across from the main market building.
One place you might want to visit is the Starbucks mother store, located across from the main market building. It has been there since 1976. The line was halfway down the block otherwise I would’ve popped in for a pumpkin spice latte.
Victor Steinbrueck Park
North of the market is Victor Steinbrueck Park, named after the architect who played a major part in preserving Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. The land was purchased by the city in 1968 and sits on the former site of an armory. A totem pole designed by Steinbrueck sits in the park.