Historical Pioneer Square Food Tour

Pioneer Square Food & Cultural Walking Tour

The Pioneer Square neighborhood is a stone’s throw from the gorgeous waterfront, on the edge of downtown and SODO with the rhythms of tourists and sports fans ebbing in and out like the Puget Sound tide. This is the neighborhood where Seattle was humbly born back in 1851.

Taking the tour provides a taste for this historic neighborhood while revealing stories of its origins like the catastrophic fire of 1889, and the recent resurgence as a must-visit food scene. The afternoon will be spent sampling your way through the Square with stops at eight distinct locations that offer tantalizing tastes of the artisanal and ethnic fare that has put Pioneer Square on the foodie heat map as a premier dining destination. The neighborhood will come to life as you hear how these businesses got started, experience their passion for local, seasonal, sustainable eats and learn how the food ties back to the neighborhood.

Compliment all that delicious cuisine with three alcoholic tastings, from vibrant Washington State vino made in a Pioneer Square urban winery to tasting sips of premium saké. Wander the streets alongside a knowledgeable guide who shares stories of Pioneer Square’s past and present while pointing out hidden gems from quirky boutiques to a 22-foot waterfall that’s a true urban oasis.

Get introduced to Pioneer Square, Seattle’s retro-chic neighborhood replete with tasty riches.


Ready to be escorted off the “eaten path” and to be introduced to historical Pioneer Square? Join us on an upcoming tour of Seattle’s retro-chic neighborhood by and taste your way through this vibrant downtown neighborhood. Call (206) 330-0275 or click “Buy Tickets” below to purchase tickets online. We look forward to sharing the flavor and fun of Seattle’s historical district while showcasing the tastes and sights of some of the best this eclectic neighborhood has to offer!

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Highlights & Information

  • 7 Eateries & Specialty Shops with 20+ tastings
  • Complimented by sips of Washington wine and premium sake
  • Learn about the history of Seattle & the culture of its oldest neighborhood
  • Discover a beautiful ultra-urban waterfall and park
  • Meet skillful artisan shop owners & experience their passion first-hand

Price: $69.99
Time: Tuesday-Saturday | 11:30 am
Duration: 3 hrs
Distance: 1 mile easy walking (steep stairs; wheelchairs not advisable)
Ticket Deadline: 8 am for today’s tour
Max Capacity: 16
Who: 21 years+, Food lovers, History & Cultural Buffs, Visitors and Locals
Included: All food & alcohol tastings, which most people find enough for lunch
Meeting Point: 1st Avenue S and Main Street, Pioneer Square
Transportation: Walkable from some downtown hotels, taxi, bus or car (street parking is not advised- 2 hr limit)

Tasting Locations

Come taste why many of Seattle’s chefs are opening restaurants in Pioneer Square (tastes are subject to change):

Sous Sol Winery / Delicatus: An ultra-urban winery, you’ll be treated to an exclusive private tasting of the current release paired with salmon lox on a rosemary cracker from Delicatus

Cherry Street Coffee House: Sample a unique coffee drink along with a taste of their hummus spread on bagel with fresh vegetables

Tat’s Deli: Award winning East-Coast style deli that uses Northwest ingredients on their delicious sandwiches

DRY Soda Headquarters: Founded by a local Seattle woman, you’ll visit the corporate HQ and taste what makes this soda delicious and less sweet

Grand Central Baking Co.: Started in 1972 this bakery introduced artisan baking to Seattle. Sample a delightful afternoon seasonal pastry

Saké Nomi: Visit America’s first premium sake tasting bar & learn how sake it’s made

Intrigue Chocolate: Seattle’s chocolate speak-easy where you will meet the mad scientist chocolatier who creates one-of-a-kind truffles