People talk a lot about Pike Place Market at Starbucks. I know it’s because the first Starbucks is located there. I know that because I’ve been there. I’ve been there because I love markets. I love markets because everything is so unique and fresh. Everything is so unique and fresh because there are still people who care about such things. People care about such things because there is still hope for the earth. There is still hope for the earth because…
See what I’m doing here?
Yeah, not sure that I do either.
What I’m getting at is the simplest of facts that people love the original Starbucks. Not only that, but they also love Pike Place Market. Harry meets Sally at Pike Place Market. Seattle Grace Hospital on Grey’s Anatomy shows the market outside one of its major windows. The French bakery is there. Pain au chocolat is the greatest pastry on earth. Ask anyone, they’ll tell you. Okay, ask me, and I’ll tell you.
I love watching the fish stand on the corner toss giant tuna and cod about in a pursuit of entertainment. I don’t know what fish they were actually throwing around, but I’d imagine tuna and cod were present at some point. The best part about the fish stand is how much fun the workers appear to be having. It’s such a carefree and happy environment. Who would’ve thought that fish could hold so much entertainment…when dead. Not me.
((Break for side note: I know that I should be talking about my Chicago trip, and I also promised to post the winners of the blog hop, but my head is wrapping around Seattle. But don’t worry, the winners know they won, and they know they’re getting a book. And while Snape is antsy for me to show you more pictures, I know that my head will never come back to this post if I don’t do it now.))
Anyways…the market. There were teenagers giving away free hugs in a packaged food shop. I didn’t take advantage, not being someone who needed a hug that day. I bought a box of Duplo (German) candy and went on my way. This was over Thanksgiving holiday. My best friend Brian was due home the following month, and with him would come four boxes of the same candy. But sometimes I can’t help myself. Seattle is one of those places I definitely can’t help myself.
The food is also delicious at Pike Place. I went to two different restaurants while there, neither of which I can remember the names of anymore. One was a fishery, and the other was French. Both were delicious. I’d never had a beet salad before this trip, and I’m telling you that if I can do it again I will be on board. So good! I love the food aspect of traveling. I’m victim of overindulgence when traveling, and so it is with food.
I don’t have a lot of pictures from the market, but I’m going to share a few below. Keep in mind this post was random. I don’t do these types of posts often, but I wanted you lot to have a look at one of my favorite spots in Seattle. Fingers crossed that I’ll move there after school. If I do, I might move by the market…just because I can.
That’s all I had for now. I need to get on some homework. Again, I’ll post the winners soon, as well as the books they chose. I will also be posting the rest of my Chicago trip…soon. Hopefully before I go to Vegas. Two weeks! Thank you, Dad, for turning fifty!
Have you ever been to Pike Place Market? Thoughts?
Are you a big fan of local markets?