A Savor Seattle Tour

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.

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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.

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We moved on to the Daily Dozen for doughnut holes.

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Oops, I was going to get a picture of those but we ate them too quickly!

Next…DSC04495 C……no, this was a non alcohol tour.

We had tea from MarketSpice.

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Then tastes of several styles of smoked salmon.

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This is one of the famous fish throwers of Pike Place and here is Rachel, the 550 lb. bronze Market icon.

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Next stop, the butcher with sausage bites – sorry, we ate those fast too!

We got a peek behind the scenes in the meat locker!

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DSC04522 C DSC04523 CDSC04524 C  Chowder and Lobster Bisque here!

Post Alley and the actual hitching “post” it’s named for.

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On to Beecher’s Cheese Shop.  DSC04531 C

Yum!  Macaroni and cheese.

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We continued following the pink umbrella down the street.

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We passed the original Starbucks and the long line to get in…..

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Stopped at the Pear for a tasty little sandwich….. (oops again, it’s so hard to take pictures with your mouth full.)

DSC04537 C  Then on to Etta’s to finish with crab cakes!

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These are satisfied customers!  DSC04538 C

DSC04621 C  When friends come to Seattle we recommend a visit to the Space Needle and a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island for great views of the city.

But the heart of Seattle is Pike Place Market!

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BTW, the Seattle Great Wheel just opened on the waterfront.

We’re saving that for another day.

 

 

 

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About graciamc

Gracia's Travels is a photo blog. I always take too many pictures on trips so I justify my compulsion with this blog! The blog is mostly photos - they tell the best part of the story. Please contact me if you would like to use any of my photos.
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5 Responses to A Savor Seattle Tour

  1. Mary Lynn Johnson says:

    People always talk about the rain in Seattle. What they don’t realize is the beauty of one sunny day there causes amnesia. I would forget about any cloud I saw before. But then too many people found out.

    • graciamc says:

      Oh, Mary Lynn, that is so true. We put up with the rain for those 3 or 4 fabulous weeks! Actually I like rain so it’s not a problem for me but it is why Will is ready to travel in the fall, winter and spring!!

  2. hellboy2503 says:

    Really nice photos – like it

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