Immediately after dropping my luggage off at the Mayflower Park Hotel (and inhaling the complimentary chocolate covered cherries), I sprinted the four blocks to one of the countries most famous, markets, Pike Place Fish Market.

I had a preconceived vision of Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle. It included throwing fish, catching fish and eating fish. And it was all that.

But, this fishy haven offers much more than just scallops, salmon and shrimp.
Fish at Pike Place Fish Market Scallops at Pike Place Fish Market

1. Custom Hats

Hats are not uncommon attire in this well-known-for-being rainy city. But, if you want to stand out in the black-hat crowd, sport one of these custom (& colorful) numbers.
Custom Hats at Pike Place Fish Market

2. Rocker T-Shirts

An amazing artist uses bleach and guitars to make the coolest rocker t-shirts. I know. Amazing. It was one of the few souvenirs that I have ever wanted…anywhere. {Buy at the Bleach Factory}

Rocker T-Shirts at Pike Place Fish Market

3. Cigar Box Guitar

And of course if I am going to be sporting a rocker tee, I need a cigar box guitar to jam with. Duh.

 Cigar Box Guitar at Pike Place Fish Market

4. Colorful Tulips

Alm Hill Gardens was selling beautiful bouquets of tulips at Pike Place Fish Market. They are a sustainable farm that produces berries, lettuces and vegetables too. But, who could get past the flowers?
Tulips at Pike Place Fish Market

5. Pure Honey

As soon as I tasted the raw blackberry honey, I was picturing it in a cup of warm tea by a cozy fire. I thought about double dipping to make sure the second lick would be as good as the first. I’m sure I wouldn’t have been the only one.

6. Sweet Pistachios

The sweet, candied pistachios would make for the perfect accompaniment to my cup of tea (stop skimming and read #5). Or at least could replace a dull bowl of beer nuts.
Blackberry Honey at Pike Place Fish Market candied pistachios at Pike Place Fish Market

7. Leather Journals

Oh boy, the secrets that could be kept in a beautiful, leather journal…if it only had a lock.
Leather Journals at Pike Place Fish Market

8. Fire Lighters

Strike the match against the stone and you have instant fire. Genius. Or maybe just another Pike Place Fish Market souvenir.

9. Sea Related Magnets

You can bring home a fishy memory, a sea-related refrigerator magnet. And it won’t spoil or smell up your suitcase.
Fire Lighters at Pike Place Fish Market Magnets at Pike Place Market

Have you been to Pike Place Fish Market? Which one of these souvenir would you most likely take home?

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