An Evening in Pike Place Market, Seattle: My top Spots to Check out when you’re Tight for Time.

Man, there’s something about the West Coast.

Now, I am an East Coast girl, through and through. I’ve grown up in Toronto, I’ve only really vacationed to places in Canada and The US that are on the East Coast. New York, South Carolina and Florida are among some of my absolute favourite vacation spots. So heading out to the West Coast of Canada for the first time was something I was incredibly excited for.

I’ll get into a more in depth break town of Vancouver in a coming blog post, but during my very short 5 day trip out west, I knew that when my friend (very casually) asked if I wanted to go to Seattle on Friday afternoon, there was no way I was saying no.

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PIKE PLACE CHOWDER – 1530 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle Washington

We arrived in Seattle a little after 2pm, after a lot of traffic getting into the city. Our first destination was Pike Place Market. This has been on my bucket list for quite some time now, for one thing and one thing only Clam Chowder. 

This place was covered in different awards for their Clam Chowder, with over 5 different award winning flavours this is a must eat place for anyone traveling to Seattle for the first time.

Classic Clam Chowder at Pike Place Chowder, Seattle
Pike Place Chowder
THE GREAT SEATTLE GUM WALL – Pike Place Market, Seattle Washington

This place was nasty. But I was not about to miss out on a cool picture in front of this wall. It’s literally just an alley way of peoples chewed gum, that I totally almost backed into.  You can find this ally in Pike Place Market, but buy a pack of gum before hand !

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PIKE PLACE MARKET – Seattle Washington

Pike Place Market as a whole is a bustling, street of countless vendors, from sea food, to flowers, to leather note books, jewelry and toys. I could have spent forever getting lost between the aisles of different vendors. Located in Pike Place Market you will also find the first ever Starbucks, opened in 1971. There was a huge line to get in, so we weren’t able to go in the actual building, but I do recommend heading in if you have more time.

IMG_0353IMG_0330IMG_0326Pike Place Starbucks, First Starbucks - 1971

Have you been to Seattle? What was your favourite place that you visited?

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