This week I’m taking a break from our 2007 China trip to bring you something more recent and closer to home. It’s fun to be a tourist in your own back yard.
We took a “Savor Seattle” food tasting tour of the Pike Place Market on a fabulous summer day in Seattle. They have several different food tours to choose from. http://www.savorseattletours.com/
Our tour guide handed out headsets so we wouldn’t miss a word of his spiel. This is especially nice if you like to wander off to take pictures…….
Our tour started at a Starbucks near the Market.
We moved on to the Daily Dozen for doughnut holes.
Oops, I was going to get a picture of those but we ate them too quickly!
We had tea from MarketSpice.
Then tastes of several styles of smoked salmon.
This is one of the famous fish throwers of Pike Place and here is Rachel, the 550 lb. bronze Market icon.
Next stop, the butcher with sausage bites – sorry, we ate those fast too!
We got a peek behind the scenes in the meat locker!
Post Alley and the actual hitching “post” it’s named for.
Yum! Macaroni and cheese.
We continued following the pink umbrella down the street.
We passed the original Starbucks and the long line to get in…..
Stopped at the Pear for a tasty little sandwich….. (oops again, it’s so hard to take pictures with your mouth full.)
But the heart of Seattle is Pike Place Market!
BTW, the Seattle Great Wheel just opened on the waterfront.
We’re saving that for another day.