Seattle food tours are the delight of many foodies, as the city’s thriving restaurant culture means that there are dozens of great places to eat. These culinary explorations usually take three hours and wind through several different Seattle neighborhoods. You might enjoy mouth-watering delights such as soup infused with truffle oil, seared duck cakes, artisan pizza, and green tea tiramisu, or learn how renowned Seattle chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas has redefined northwest cuisine. Many tours also revolve around award-winning foods, such as dishes that have won James Beard and Iron Chef awards, and teach you how to pair them with the best local wines and beers.
One of the most famous options is to take one of the Pike Place Market Seattle food tours. The market itself is one of Seattle’s iconic sights, and the variety of food available there only adds to the fun. Learn about and taste influences from all over the world as you wander through this fun, historic market. Stops include pastrami sandwiches from New York City, Paris-inspired crepes, German sausage, award-winning chowder, freshly fried doughnuts, and, of course, fresh salmon. You can also see the famous Pike Place Market fish throwers, and meet the market merchants along your way—this is one of the most popular of the Seattle city tours, and it’s not hard to see why.
Seattle city tours wouldn't be complete without a walking tour of coffee houses. Seattle's Original Coffee Crawl has been voted as one of the best things to do in the city by Seattle magazine. Coffee-lovers will get to sample the roasted brew at each of the locations in the tour while learning the history and fascinating facts about this city’s love affair with coffee. This is one of the Seattle food tours that sell out quickly; buying your tickets ahead of time is always recommended. For those who prefer a brew of another sort, try one of Seattle's pub crawls. Sample northwest beers, see a brewing process in action and visit a pub that was popular with the Seattle grunge band Nirvana.
The most decadent of the Seattle city tours is a walking tour of the city's finest chocolate. This two-hour journey takes guests through some of the most delicious treats the city has to offer. Delight in chocolate-filled truffles, drinking chocolate, gelato, cheesecake, sorbet, pies, cookies, and gourmet popcorn. Learn how chocolate is made, where it comes from and how best to store it. While scaling the hills of Seattle on foot might justify the extra calories of this excursion, this is still the most indulgent tour option.