A walking tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. Get two hours of steps closer with today's Groupon: for $22, you get one ticket to the Pike Place Market Tour from Savor Seattle Food Tours (a $42.71 value). Tours meet near First Avenue and Pike Street.
Mentioned in Bon Appetit, the Seattle Times, and other press outlets, Savor Seattle introduces city explorers to the most beloved dining spots and the edible secrets of various neighborhoods, filling minds and mouths with historic and culinary morsels. Join Savor Seattle on the Pike Place Market Tour to mine the historic gems of the century-old hub. During the two-hour tour, roamers lift the lid on 10 market vendors, gaining insider insight and sampling more than 16 food and drink tidbits such as crab cakes and chowder. Former and current members of the market community serve as tour guides, introducing tasting tourists to renowned fish throwers and other notable personalities as they recount tales of the market's culture and youthful love of the lindy hop. Java lovers will enjoy a pilgrimage to the original Starbucks store, and dairy aficionados can snag an asiago autograph during a cheese-making demonstration. Advanced reservations are required; call ahead to book a tour.
Savor Seattle's founder, Angela Shen, heads a knowledgeable staff of devout gourmands, who pilot culinary walking excursions that have earned abundant accolades from the likes of Bon Appetit, USA Today, and Sunset magazine. The guides brandish Savor Seattle's signature pink umbrella during the informative tours, which grant anywhere from 12 to 16 pedestrians access to tastings of fresh, seasonal, and organic fare at up to nine local eateries. Neighborhood outings allow tour-goers to sample the flavors of favorite spots, such as Capitol Hill and Pike Place Market, without the hassle of going door-to-door asking for samples of homeowners' dinners. Themed jaunts spotlight specific culinary heavy hitters, such as gourmet restaurants and chocolatiers. At every pit stop, chefs and restaurateurs divulge behind-the-scenes stories and recipes, and can modify samples to fit dietary restrictions.