Seattle has fantastic farmers markets thanks in part to the wide variety of produce grown in Washington state. Get a taste of the diverse neighborhoods through these top outdoor markets in and around Downtown Seattle.
Pike Place Market
No visit to Seattle is complete without a trip to the world-famous Pike Place Market. Established in 1907, this iconic market has been a daily staple of the city’s food scene for over a century. Go hungry and try everything as you explore stalls filled with local fruit, fragrant flowers, and freshly caught seafood. Don’t forget to grab a cup of steaming coffee from the original Starbucks nearby.
Queen Anne Farmers Market
This seasonal gem showcases the best of Seattle’s food artisans in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods. Spend a Thursday afternoon sampling farm-fresh produce to specialty food items like gourmet sauces, chocolates, and preserves. Don’t miss the Instagram worthy views from the hills of Queen Anne.
South Lake Union Farmers Market
Located in the heart of vibrant South Lake Union, this Saturday staple offers a refreshing oasis in the midst of the city’s bustle. Choose from a wide selection of fresh produce, locally sourced dairy products, artisanal bread, and handmade crafts. Take a break from exploring and relax in the nearby park while enjoying the flavors of the Pacific Northwest.
University District Farmers Market
Located near the University of Washington, this haven for foodies is Seattle’s oldest and largest food-only market. Chat with the farmers, bakers, and artisans while you savor a variety of farm-fresh goods, from organic vegetables to mouthwatering international cuisines. Open year round on Saturdays.
Ballard Farmers Market
This eclectic Sunday market reflects its neighborhood charm. A mix of local produce, gourmet food vendors, and unique crafts tempt visitors year-round. Indulge in artisanal cheeses, heavenly pastries, and organic meats as you meet the makers. Live music and street performers add to the bohemian spirit.
Fremont Sunday Market
If you’re looking for a market that reflects the quirky spirit of Seattle, this Sunday market is the place to be. With vintage treasures, local art, antiques, and a variety of food vendors, it offers a delightful mix of old and new. Grab a snack from the food trucks and wander rows of stalls filled with vintage clothing, unique jewelry, and one-of-a-kind souvenirs.
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