When we arrived in Seattle on Friday afternoon, the market was just ending for the day. There were still a few stalls with things in them, and the restaurants were open, and a few stores, so it was actually a great time to take some photos of the buildings. When I went back the next morning to do some shopping, it was wall-to-wall people, we all walked at a snail’s pace past the rows of fresh produce and seafood. I wish that I did get some photos of all the goodies that were on display, but I didn’t take my camera in the morning because I just wanted to have my hands free to be able to shop. Here is a link to the website where it lists everything that’s available.
Besides the stalls, there are lots of little shops tucked in everywhere, selling everything from tea and spices to miniature cars, perfume and soaps, and magic paraphernalia…it was all very interesting and so much fun. There was an Italian deli shop that I could have spent all afternoon in, with a huge case full of delicious looking cheeses, and rows of jars filled with gourmet olives, maraschino cherries, and chestnuts; and a spice and trinket shop called The Souk where I bought some quince jam, pomegranate syrup, nougat, and garam marsala. I also picked up some organic Russet apples from a produce stall that are excellent, I only wish I’d bought more of them!
Saturday, just before leaving, we had crêpes for lunch from a cute restaurant called Crêpe de France in the market.
It is definitely worth coming back to Seattle just to revisit the market. We didn’t end up spending as much time there as we would have liked because we had to check out of our hotel at 3:30pm, so that just means we will have to make another visit here sometime soon!
*There is also a place called The Crumpet Shop, and I didn’t make it there this time, but next time for sure….