One of the things my husband really wanted to see and do while we were in the Seattle area was visit the Pike Place Market and watch the guys throw some fish around. I really didn’t see the appeal on the fish throwing part, but I did want to see the market. We spent a few hours one afternoon before heading next door to Safeco Field to watch my Angels play the Mariners. We had a great time walking about the busy market place.
Once we parked, which was an adventure in itself, we walked in and I was assaulted with all the smells. Sadly it wasn’t the flower smells, but the fish smells, lol. However; I have to say it didn’t smell even half as bad as some of the open fish markets up in Vancouver that we were at earlier in the week. I was shocked at all the different stands of fish markets. Each one was so different and unique. My husband was very pleased to have been able to see some fish being thrown around. Again, I have to say I don’t see the excitement, but he enjoyed so that made me happy.
We also saw many produce stands selling fruits and vegetables. These were interesting and I liked how they were all different but the same. A lot of them had the same types of veggies, but they organized their area to make it unique and stand out to shoppers. None of them looked alike. I also have to say that I believe I saw some fruits and vegetables that I don’t think I had ever seen. Pretty cool.
There was one vendor that was different from all the others. They were selling Olive Oil and have many different types. What I liked about this vendor was that they had little bowls with the oil and small little pieces of bread to dip and taste. It was fun and I definitely found some I liked and didn’t like. There was one which I would have liked to have purchased, but we were checking our luggage and didn’t want to pay a bag fee for a bottle of olive oil, lol. Maybe next time, as it was really good and contained garlic, yum.
The thing I actually enjoyed the most about Pike Place Market was all the flower vendors. They looked so pretty and smelled so good. They were so many rows of beautiful and colorful flowers. Now that I think about it that might have been the reason the fish didn’t smell so bad, lol. Either way, I enjoyed walking around in the beauty of their presence. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many flowers in one place. Maybe in a florist, but I don’t even think they had that many. It was wonderful to see and enjoy. Hubby wanted to buy me a flower, but they didn’t sell individual and we were going to the game later, so it wouldn’t have survived long anyway.
Seeing the flowers was my favorite part of visiting Pike Place Market, but I did enjoy looking at some of the jewelry vendors. I didn’t see many of them, but they were there, along with those selling shirts, hats, jewelry key chains, etc. I also enjoyed all the little restaurants in the area. Also had some yummy Gelato for sale, which was great for an unusually hot Seattle day. I know shocking, lol. We did have a great time and I really enjoyed walking along the water and seeing the big Ferris Wheel. Looked like fun, but we decided to look around a little more and then head to the game. Hope you enjoyed our visit to Pike Place Market. Should be on your list to see and do in Seattle.