On the weekend, I occasionally go to Pike Place Market by the waterfront in Downtown Seattle. I sometimes buy flowers, fruits, or vegetables, but I usually just buy a snack and enjoy a stroll around the market to look for something interesting. I love seeing all the vendors selling seafood, flowers, pastries, and arts & crafts. I love seeing the street performers. The market is full of a festive energy that mingles between the sellers, local shoppers, and tourists.
The trip today began with a visit to see the Christmas trees being sold.
There are so many wonderful foods sold in the market, but my favorites are the pot stickers and BBQ pork buns from a Chinese bakery, the croissants or lemon bars from a French style bakery, and the tamales from a Mexican deli.
As we were walking around the market, we noticed a little friend bustling around on his little legs with just as much purpose as everybody else.
After milling around the market, we headed to café to enjoy a cup of coffee and the croissants accompanied with apricot and raspberry jam. It was a lovely Saturday afternoon.