- $135 for four tickets to a chef-guided food tour ($196 value)
The two-hour food tour winds through the famous Pike Place Market, making stops at various artisan vendors for 6–8 tastings. It is led by a chef, who whips up various samples using market-fresh ingredients prior to the tour.
Eat Seattle Tours
Even if you live in the city, a walk through Pike Place Market with one of Eat Seattle Tours' guides can show you a different side of the Pacific Northwest. Each of these guides is actually a chef with 5–25 years of experience. This means tour-goers get an insider's look at where professionals shop, how they pick out the best local ingredients, and how they transform those goods into a meal. These strolls through the market illuminate the fishing industry and its long history, not to mention the local wine and microbrew scenes.
In addition to leading tours, the chefs teach hands-on cooking classes focused on Pacific Northwest cuisine. The classes begin with a similar tour of the market and end in the market's Atrium kitchen, where the chef teaches the class how to prepare the seasonal three-course meal.