Sometimes money is tight and fresh flowers feel like an extravagance. That said, I cannot remember a single time in my life that I spent money on flowers for myself or someone else and ever felt anything but happy about the purchase. So go ahead-splurge!
While many come to visit the first Starbucks or the gum wall, the market has so much more to offer. Food (fresh and prepared), wine (including a tasting room for Washington wineries), $5 bouquets, a newsstand, a rummage hall, a cabaret, a theater, a gallery and a shoe museum.
Formal but not fussy describes the first rate arrangements that come out of this long time Seattle favorite.
Loose stems and potted blooming plants pack this open air florist at the entrance to Pike Place Market. Organic and creative arrangements are plentiful and well priced.
Low key shop with so much inventory it spills onto the side walk just over the Eastlake bridge. Informal/artsy arrangements are designed in a casual and friendly atmosphere.
Best values include flowers, hummus, pomegranate seeds, limes, pizza dough, nuts, steel-cut oats and an assortment of wines.
Pint sized shop chock full of fabulous flowers to buy by the stem or have made into refreshingly creative and unfussy arrangements.
Good floral, wine, liquor, cheese and seafood departments. Also check out their housemade soups and guacamole.
A knowledgeable and personable shopkeeper offers all things orchid in this beautifully designed shop. An adorable shop dog (phad thai) is a nice bonus!
At the tip of the counter balance you’ll find this tiny florist and plant shop. Designs lean toward the organic and the prices are fair.
Founded by a group of QA neighbours this independently ran market has a solid selection of farm products and a fair amount of prepared food including ice cream, arepas, tacos and other bites coming off some of the best food trucks in the area.