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There are several food-centric tours of Seattle, nearly all of which are organized around stops in the tourist mecca that is Pike Place

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A Quick Guide to the Culinary Tours of Seattle

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There are several food-centric tours of Seattle, nearly all of which are organized around stops in the tourist mecca that is Pike Place Market. If you’ve got family coming to visit, they might enjoy one of these walking and snacking trips. All tours promise to supply a meal’s worth of samples, a bottle of water, and a behind-the-scenes look into some of the better (and lesser) known culinary stops in the city.

Below is a brief overview of what your out-of-town guests can expect from these tours, in terms of price, length, and culinary attractions. (Lists of attractions are quoted from tour Web sites.)

Savor Seattle Food Tours

The newest tour company in the city, which ventures both into and outside of Pike Place Market.

Pike Place Market Food & Cultural Tour

$39.

2 hours.

Alderwood smoked salmon

Fresh seasonal produce

Locally-roasted coffee

Cherry-inspired treats

Tom Douglas' coconut cream pie

Russian piroshky pastries

Artisan handmade cheeses

Nation's best clam chowder

www.savorseattletours.com/pikeplacetour.htm

1-888-98-SAVOR (72867)

(This tour is also available at slightly different pricing through third party travel vendors,

at Seattle Tours and All Seattle Tours.)

Downtown Seattle Food & Cultural Tour

$55.

3 hours.

The newest of the bunch at about a week and a half old, this tour promises a more gourmet experience, with stops that do not overlap the market tours.

Local Washington wine and microbrew beers

Savory tapas and sangria

Fair-trade and organic chocolates

“Serious” artisan pizza

All-natural pork salami and sausage

Homemade gelato and sorbetto

Balsamic-glazed mussels with bacon

Colombian drinking chocolate

Raw cow’s milk cheeses

Locally-roasted coffee

www.savorseattletours.com/seattletour.htm

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Seattle Food Tours

$39.50.

2 1/2 hours.

Artisan breads

Award-winning chowders

Mouth-watering BBQ

Seattle's premier chocolate boutique

Salmon from Pike Place Market

The best lattes designed by artistic baristas

Seattle's most celebrated dessert created by chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas

Cherry inspired treats

www.seattlefoodtours.com

800-305-9617

Pike Market Food Tours

The Market itself offers a tour for each meal of the day, though the stops sound very similar to the rest of the tours: chowder, artisan cheese, alder-smoked salmon, truffles and live oil, piroskys, donuts, gelato, crumpets, tea, etc.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner tours

$28-$39 plus tax.

All are about 2 hours.

www.tastepikeplace.com/tour_details.php

(206) 725-4483

 
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