What caught my eye on my stroll through the market were colorful and beautifully presented pepper arrangements. They were available in a few spots at the market. If you decide to purchase a wreath or garland walk around the market before making a purchase.
I was surprised to see Carolina Reaper (picture above), which has been certified as the world’s hottest pepper by the World Guinness Records since 2013. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, after all, Pike Place is the most visited market in the States, so finding Carolina Reapers or Australian blood oranges (picture below) shouldn’t be surprising.
Besides fish, fruit, and vegetables, high quality artisanal products like olive oil and pasta can be found at the market as well.
Located on the rooftop of the market is a 2000 square foot community garden, Pike Place Urban Garden. Run by a team of volunteers, this garden has been providing fresh fruit and vegetables to the Food Bank and Pike Place Senior Center since 2013. It is open to the public, so don’t forget to check it out, and as a bonus you get a beautiful view of the harbor.
And of course, last but not least, beautiful flowers to brighten rainy days in Seattle.
During my stay in Seattle, I visited Pike Place every day, discovering something new on each visit. If you aren’t a fan of big crowds and want to leisurely stroll through the market, plan your visit during the week, because the weekends, especially on sunny days, get pretty busy. Happy travels!