Seattle’s food scene can easily become overwhelming. The number of cuisines and restaurant options is staggering—how to choose? Enter the food tours. Whether you want to explore a single neighborhood’s offerings or get an in-depth look at a few specialties, these are some options to get you started on eating your way through this delicious city.
Eat your way through Pike Place Market with the guidance of a chef! These two-hour, chef-led tours include the history of the market, tips on ingredients and six to eight samples, including chef-made bites from vendor ingredients. Eat Seattle also has cooking classes on weekends—start with a tour of the market, where you’ll buy seasonal ingredients to cook a three-course meal.
Those pink umbrellas you see walking around? That’s Savor Seattle. The food tours include everything from Pike Place Market and a gourmet progressive meal to Capitol Hill restaurants and everything chocolate. Tours include 5-7 locations with 13-21 bites, adding up to a 2-3 hour tour, and open to all except the Booze n’Bites tour, which is only for those 21 and older.
This two-and-a-half-hour tour of Pike Place Market takes you to eight to nine merchants around the market for samples ranging from sausages to crepes. Each person on the tour receives a personal listening device, giving you more space to get great photographs while not missing a word of the tour.
Sound Excursions has a variety of adventures and experiences, but their “foodie” options offer unique ways to explore the culinary world of Seattle. The excursions change monthly, but past food-related events have included sushi making and sake tasting, a ranch-to-table dinner with BB Ranch and barbecue sauce making and moonshine tasting.
Seattle Food Tours
This tour company offers three different tours: a walking tour of Pike Place Market and progressive dinner tours at downtown restaurants or on Capitol Hill. Move from appetizers to dessert over the course of two-and-a-half to three hours. Try some of the hottest restaurants in these busy neighborhoods.
Sizzling Summertime Tour
Eat your way through Seattle’s Chinatown/International District with the Wing Luke Museum on one of their guided food tours. During the summer months, you can take a three-hour walking tour and sample some of the best food in the city. From seafood to vegetables, delicious delights await.
This company offers two tours: the Historical Pioneer Square Tour and the Alki Beach, Bikes & Bites Tour. The three-hour Pioneer Square tour includes more than 20 tastings while you explore the neighborhood where Seattle got its start, and is for people 21 and older. The Alki tour, for people 12 and older, takes you on a six-mile bike ride along the beach, with stops for more than eight samples from five local spots.
Take a tour of the country’s first organic and Fair Trade chocolate factory. Start with a chocolate primer, take a walk through Theo’s factory and, the best part, try plenty of samples. The one-hour tours tend to fill quickly, so book in advance.