One can’t think about Pike Street in Seattle without thinking about Pike Place Market. And one can’t think about Pike Place Market without thinking about Pike Place Fish Co. Pike Place Fish Co. is the rockin’est place in Pike Street Market. Walk up to the counter, order a fish, and watch what happens. These are the guys with the flying fish philosophy. They’ll sell you the freshest fish in town and give you a belly laugh in the process as your fish makes its airborne way from the back of the store to the counter for your approval, and then airborne again as it returns to the counter for wrapping.
I am sorry I didn’t get any actual flying fish photos. It is just too fast and crazy. You’ve got to go and watch it with your own eyes. And a heads up: if you are going to try to snap photos, make sure the girl with the blue jean jacket and the pink bubble gum hair isn’t around because she’ll step in front of the camera every time!
As Linda of Mocha With Linda mentioned recently in the comments of one of my posts, Pike Place Market is also famous for its fresh flowers — and not just the ones lining the roof on both sides of the street.
The flower stalls take up a whole block and the colors are dazzling.
Many of these flowers are grown locally and they don’t come much fresher unless you go to the fields and purchase them there.
There are also huge planters out and about filled with blooms. The day Amoeba and I were in Seattle there were intermittent showers. We did our outside walking inbetween the drizzles.
As you can see, the rain provides compensations.
We had a great day. We went into the Spice store and bought a couple of specialty teas, and we found a little Asian Market where we bought all the sauces and spices I learned to love in Hawaii. The store was small and cramped and I didn’t want to go in, but Amoeba insisted and once I saw what was inside he wasn’t so sure I was coming back out!
Stay tuned, there’s more.