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Mee Sum Pastry Hom Bow at Pike Place Market

Mee Sum Pastry Hom Bow at Pike Place Market

I have strolled through Pike Place Market more times than I can count. I have watched the flying fish, smelled the fresh flowers, tasted the juicy fruit, sucked on the sweet honey sticks and bought plenty of souvenirs. I love it all. But if I only had enough time to stop and buy one thing while visiting Pike Place Market, it would be a hom bow at Mee Sum Pastry. Mee Sum Pastry (1526 Pike Place) is a must try at Pike Place Market.  I don’t actually remember the first time I ever visited the stand. It had to have been when I was a little kid. I take all my friends to this place, whether they are in town visiting or are native Seattlites and have never tried a hom bow! I characterize Mee Sum Pastry more as a food stand, rather than a restaurant or store. The stand is permanent and customers walk up to the counter and order. You can easily see the employees make all...

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Fish Throwing at Pike Place Market

Fish Throwing at Pike Place Market

There’s arguably nothing more original and entertaining than fish throwing at Pike Place Market. It’s become a tradition in Seattle. Fishmongers at Pike Place Fish Market (one of the many seafood vendors in the market) have shouted orders and tossed fish to each other, or even paying customers, for more than 30 years. I’ve lived in the Seattle area for a large chunk of my life, so I’ve seen fish throwing at Pike Place Market hundreds of times. With that said, it never gets old. How can it?! They are fishmongers throwing fish through the air at folks who are completely uncomfortable with the situation. It’s pure entertainment. Where in the world can you find anything else like that? NOTE: Many people wonder when fish throwing at Pike Place Market happens. Well, it all depends. The fishmongers will toss your order when you pick out the fish you want, or we’ve also seen them toss fish for people who are celebrating a special occasion (like a birthday, bachelorette party, etc.). If...

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An Entire Dinner Bought at Pike Place Market

An Entire Dinner Bought at Pike Place Market

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve visited Pike Place Market. It is one of the best destinations to visit in Seattle. During our Seattle staycation in August, Tim and I talked about going back to the market sometime in the fall to buy fresh crab to take home and eat. The time had finally come to buy our crab and I thought it may be fun to buy everything (and I mean everything) we needed to make an entire dinner at the Pike Place Market. It was a chilly, wet day. We debated walking the one mile trek to the market, but ultimately decided to drive. We packed up the car with reusable grocery bags and my polka dot umbrella and headed downtown. We already knew what we wanted for dinner, it was just a matter of finding the right ingredients at the best price. As I already mentioned, crab was picked to be the main course, but we also wanted to...

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