Market to Pantry #24: Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington
From Donna (Cooking + Praying), in McLean, Virginia:
The Pike Place Market is a huge tourist attraction. The throngs of tourists would make serious grocery shopping a nightmare, but it’s worth fighting the crowds to see, to smell, and hopefully to taste the incredible food that is distinctive to the Pacific Northwest.
The market has been at the same location in downtown Seattle since 1907 and it's open nearly every day of the year. The produce and flowers are gorgeous. There are warm doughnuts and craft vendors and street entertainers.
The world’s first Starbuck’s is in the Pike Place Market. But for me the highlight of the market is the local fresh seafood -- oysters and clams and Dungeness crabs and a wide variety of shiny whole salmon.
I bought a pound of smoked peppered salmon fillet (a mere $36.50 a pound!) that I intended to bring home in the airplane. It never made it out of Seattle. Expensive but worth it.
On Saturdays, for almost four years, we've peeked into Other People's Pantries. There are eight more pantries to share with you.
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Market to Pantry alternates on Saturdays with Other People's Pantries. It's so much fun to visit markets all around the world. There is one more market to share. So, please show us your favorite supermarket, farmers' market, ethnic market, big box store, vacation find or roadside stand. We'd love to see where you shop for food. Here's how.