Pike Place Market Favorites

Monica Wei enjoying a treat in Fog Room, the rooftop lounge at The Charter Hotel Seattle. Monica Wei

If you’re like me, some of your first thoughts when planning a visit to Seattle may be where to stay and where to eat.

With close proximity to Pike Place Market and access to a rooftop bar, The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton is a great option for visitors and locals alike. Follow along as I take you through my must-try food spots in Pike Place Market—just a couple blocks away from your hotel!

Entrance to Storyville Coffee in Pike Place Market Monica Wei

Cold Brew Lattes to go from Storyville Coffee Monica Wei

Storyville Coffee

Start your morning in Pike Place Market at one of Seattle’s most famous artisan-based coffee roasters. Storyville Coffee Pike Place has a beautiful atmosphere, complete with large windows and a warm fireplace. Make sure to grab a coffee with their house made coconut cashew milk, and then you’re ready to stroll around the market.


Assortment from Daily Dozen Doughnuts Monica Wei

Tower of doughnuts from Daily Dozen Doughnuts Monica Wei

Daily Dozen Doughnuts

Located at a small counter inside of Pike Place, Daily Dozen Doughnuts is a hidden gem for fresh and warm mini-doughnuts. Spot them coming out of the fryer while you’re waiting in line, and don’t forget to try the maple bacon flavor!


Le Panier

Le Panier is famously known as one of the best classic French bakeries in the city. You can’t go wrong with any pastry here, but their Almond Croissant and macarons are always at the top of my list.


Flagship Mac and Cheese from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Monica Wei

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

If you’re a cheese lover, you need to make a stop by Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. Watch them make their award-winning cheese right in front of you, and make sure to try their famous Flagship Mac and Cheese.


Smoked Salmon Pate at Piroshky Piroshky. Monica Wei

Pastry case at Piroshky Piroshky. Monica Wei

Piroshky Piroshky

Just down the street from the main market sign is Piroshky Piroshky, a popular Seattle chain serving sweet and savory handheld Russian pies. Each pie is made from scratch, and the lines are always worth it. Try their famous Smoked Salmon Pate, or you can opt for something sweeter like Apple Cinnamon. 


Berry Mix yogurt from Ellenos in front of the Pike Place Market sign Monica Wei

Ellenos Yogurt

Ellenos opened their first stand in 2013, and they’re focused on local ingredients and Pacific Northwest flavors. Here you’ll find over 10 unique flavors of Greek yogurt to try, from Marionberry to Lemon Curd!


Pike Place Chowder

If you see a line around the block in Post Alley, it’s probably for Pike Place Chowder. Their award-winning clam chowder has 9 different flavors, including a vegan option. It is worth the wait, and don’t forget to pair the chowder with a lobster roll!


The shopfront at Mee Sum Pastry in Pike Place Market Monica Wei

A stocked pastry case at Mee Sum Pastry Monica Wei

Mee Sum Pastry

When you’re hungry for a snack, Mee Sum Pastry is where you need to go. While just a small street bakery just outside of Pike Place Market, they serve some of the best freshly made Chinese breads and dim sum.


View from the Fog Room, the rooftop lounge at The Charter Hotel Seattle. Monica Wei

Cocktails and charcuterie board at Fog Room Sky Lounge & Terrace Monica Wei

The Fog Room

After a long day of exploring downtown, treat yourself to an evening at Fog Room Sky Lounge & Terrace, the rooftop bar in The Charter Hotel. Located on the 16th floor, they offer stunning water views, signature cocktails, and delicious small bites.

About the Author

Monica Wei

Monica Wei is a local Seattle foodie and digital content creator. She enjoys life through food and travel, and can be found sharing her eatery recommendations as @monmon.eats on Instagram and TikTok.

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