While in Seattle last week, my wife and I started each morning by visiting the Pike Place Market and picking up some goodies for breakfast. The Market is my favorite part of a city I'm growing very fond of.
Since 1907, farmers, fishmongers, florists, and food-purveyors have been brought together directly at the Pike's Place Market. The atmosphere is busy, but not harried, and the prices are reasonable. And you can be sure more of the price you pay for your peaches and perch are going directly to the farmers and fishermen and not being siphoned off by a variety of middlemen.
The very first Starbucks (complete with slightly racier mermaid/siren logo (scroll down)) is located across from the market in a row of shops that includes a couple of great bakeries, a cheesemaker, restaurants, more grocers, and a cutlery store well worth visiting.
The pictures from the market are next. There's a lot so this may be a largish download.