Pike Place Market opened in August of 1907. On the public market’s first day, farmers sold out of produce in minutes. Because it rains so often in Seattle, farmers asked for shelter. The city didn’t have the money for that but a developer with goldrush money drew up some plans and built the current market arcades, dividing the area into 76 stalls. By November all the stalls were built and rented. The market has quite the variety, from seafood venders to fresh flowers and produce to magic shops and jewelers. Pike Place market is colorful, in both character and hue. Our favorite restaurant is probably Beecher’s Handmade Cheese but there are a lot of options and we have barely scratched the surface.
Toddler favorites: mac and cheese, fish throwing, meowsicians.