[ Local Market ]Pike place market in Seattle

Pike place market

A visit to Pike Place Market is a Seattle tradition. It is probably best known for the Seattle fish market and their famous fishmongers throwing fish in Seattle.

An iconic destination opened in 1907; this Seattle market is one of the United State’s oldest continuously operating farmer’s markets. Nevertheless, today it is much more than just a farmer’s market. It’s an impressive pillar of the community, a top tourist attraction, a place for locals to shop for fresh meats, fish and produce, and a home to over 300 low-income families. Pike Place Market a lively destination that attracts over 10 million visitors annually.

In fact, before I decided to visit Seattle, I thought there are only super market in United-Stated that I was affected by the America drama and lots of movie until I collected the information of the spots of Seattle that I find out there are a public market, which I’m very impressed. Therefore, I decided that the Pike Place Market I have to visit when I go to Seattle.

The same as the general market, there are vegetables, fruits, seafood, flowers and handcraft. Also some farms come here to sold their coffee beans; however, you also can have lunch in here, which there are some restaurants that you can choose.

In addition, the Pike Place Market is not only the food show shot the scene, but also the film shot the scene of the movie Seattle Sleepless and the American drama of Charlie’s Work.


標誌性的目的地於1907年開業;這個西雅圖市場是美國歷史最悠久的持續經營的農民市場之一。儘管如此,今天它不僅僅是一個農民的市場。它是社區令人印象深刻的支柱,是頂級的旅遊勝地,是當地人購買新鮮肉類,魚類和農產品的地方,並且擁有300多個低收入家庭。派克市場(Pike Place Market)是一個熱鬧的目的地,每年吸引超過1000萬遊客。

實際上,在我決定訪問西雅圖之前,我受到美國影集和電影的影響,以為美國只有超級市場,直到我收集了西雅圖景點的信息後才發現他們也是有local 市場的,這讓我印象深刻。因此,我決定去西雅圖時必須去看看派克市場。


此外,派克市場(Pike Place Market)不僅是現場的美食秀,而且是電影《西雅圖夜未眠》和美國劇集《查理的作品》(Charlie’s Work)的拍攝場景。

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Gum wall

The film shot the scene of the American drama Post Alley, also I think is the most disgusting attraction of the Pike Place Market. lol Can you imagine that the colorful colors on the wall are chewing gum?  If you closer to the take a photo, you can  smell of chewing gum, which it is an attraction that I can walk through without taking any photo with it.

What is the story of the Gum Wall?

In the beginning, there is the place where the concert was running, which so many people lined up here to watch the show, they glued coins and other small things to the wall with chewing gum; therefore, the wall became like that.

However the theater staff tried to scrape off the chewing gum and restore the wall, but people didn’t stop to glued the chewing gum, which the cleaning work was totally failed. In 1999, the government of the Seattle announced that the wall turn into an official tourist attraction.

This wall has become a famous sightseeing spot which it attracts many tourists to take photos when they visit Pike Place Market. 



一開始,這裡是演唱會的舉辦地,很多人在這裡排隊觀看表演,他們用口香糖將硬幣和其他小東西粘在牆上。久而久之,那堵牆變成了這樣。雖然,劇院工作人員試圖刮去口香糖並修復牆壁,但是人們並沒有停止用膠水來粘口香糖,所以清潔工作完全地失敗了。 1999年,西雅圖政府宣布將隔離牆變成正式的旅遊勝地。

這堵牆已成為著名的觀光景點,吸引了許多遊客在派克市場(Pike Place Market)拍照。

Rachel the Piggy Bank

I believe that the people came to here, except to find the gum wall people also will find Rachel. But who is Rachel? well, actaully she is a pig of bank.

Rachel is a very cute landmark in Seattle and the unofficial mascot of the famous Pike Place Market—a big, fat, happy-looking pig statue that greets you as you enter the market. Follow the bronze footprints set in the sidewalk from the Market Information Booth.

However Rachel isn’t just the market’s mascot and popular photo spot, but a really great opportunity to pay-it-forward. Change collected goes toward the Pike Place Market Foundation, which serves the downtown Seattle community with a senior center, food bank and clinic.

相信人們來到這裡,除了找到口香糖牆外,人們還會找到 Rachel 。 你一定會想說 Rachel 是誰? 實際上她是銀行的豬。

雷切爾(Rachel)是西雅圖的一個非常可愛的地標,也是著名的派克市場(Pike Place Market)的非官方吉祥物,這是一個大型,胖乎乎的,討人喜歡的豬雕像,當你進入市場時會招呼你,你也可以沿著他的足跡逛逛這個市場。

然而,雷切爾不僅是市場上的吉祥物和受歡迎的攝影場所,而且是一個很好的支付報酬的機會。 收集到的零錢將歸給派克市場市場基金會,該基金會為西雅圖市中心的社區提供高級中心,食品銀行和診所。

Lunch Time - wild fish poke

After visited the pike place market, me and my friend feel starving which we choose a restaurant to having our launch; however, we find the Wild Fish Poke that it’s in the middle of the Pike Place Market.

Pretty simple concept for the fast casual experience: pick your size, base, protein(s), and toppings. Unsure as to what protein you want? The workers are really nice here and are happy to give you a few samples, so that when you do pick your protein, you can do it with full confidence. I choose the spicy tuna and the latter of the bunch. I assembled my the rest of my bowl, happily paid for my food, and made my way to the reserved seating on the side to which I would begin consuming my poke bowl.

This is my first experience with Poke, I think this is really good experience. The rice had the right texture and taste, the fish was fresh, fatty tasting, and well seasoned with the sauce, and the variety of toppings provided various textures that kept the bowl interesting throughout. At the end of my poke bowl, I was sad because I wanted to keep eating more of it.

參觀了派克市場之後,我和我的朋友感到飢餓,我們選擇一家餐廳來解決我們的午餐。然而,我們發現一家位於派克市場的中間的 Wild Fish Poke。



Information of Pike place market

Seattle, Washington

Call (206) 619-8618

As I used to said the market is a microcosm that combines all kinds of life which you can see the life and simplicity continue the life of the local people. I think if you are traveling abroad, you should not miss the local market!!!! I hope you will enjoy in Pike Place Market in Seattle if you’re visit there.

Pike Place Market is open everyday of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Opening hours vary by shop or stall – breakfast can be found as early as 6:00 a.m. while bars may shutter at 1:30 a.m. – but the official market bell rings at 9:00 a.m. with most vendors closing for the day around 4:00 p.m. The entrance is located in downtown Seattle above the waterfront at 1st Ave and Pike Street.

正如我之前所說的,市場是將各種生活結合在一起的一個縮影,您可以看到生活和朴素延續了當地人的生活。 我認為,如果你出國旅遊,千萬別錯過本地市場! 希望你能享受在西雅圖的派克市場(Pike Place Market)。

除了感恩節和聖誕節,派克市場一年四季都開放。 營業時間因商店或攤位而異–早餐最早可在6:00 am找到,而酒吧則可在1:30 am關閉–但是官方市場的鐘聲在9:00 am響起,大多數攤販在4點左右關閉: 下午00 入口位於西雅圖市中心,在第一大道和派克街旁的濱水區上方。

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