What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend than at your Pike Place Market? Romantic gifts, meals, views and of course flowers!
We've listed all the ways you can make this Valentine's Day special. From handmade cards to romantic meals and everything in-between, Pike Place Market is your one-stop-shop to let those special folks know you're thinking about them this year.
If you can't come to the Market, browse the Pike Place Market Foundation's new Charitable MarketPlace. This website features 100+ local businesses and hundreds of artisan products. All items featured will support the Pike Place Market Foundation Recovery Fund to help small businesses in our community.
Chocolate and Pastries and Carbs, Oh My!
Let's start with what is on everyone's mind. The sweets!
indi chocolate — indi chocolate is Pike Place Market's only bean-to-bar chocolate factory, which means their chocolate, truffles, teas, spices and cacoa body care products are super fresh and locally made. This year gift a handmade chocolate soap gift set, which includes 6 cacoa butter-based bar soaps in scents so good you'll want to eat them. Or for the meat lovers in your life, pick up The Savory Side of Chocolate gift set, which includes Haxan's BBQ sauce, 6 spice rubs, and a Salt Blade Meat's Seattle Stick made with indi chocolate nibs.
Chukar Cherries — If you want to put the cherry on top, swing by Chukar Cherries in the arcade for one of their incredible V-Day gift sets. Assortments range in price from $24.50 to $100, including their Red Wine & Chocolate Pairing. Enjoy a robust red wine & chocolate-covered cherries grown just down the road from each other. It's sure to make any evening in special.
The Confectional — If your Valentine likes cheesecake, you must stop by The Confectional. In February, they are whipping up heart-shaped cheesecakes in red velvet and strawberry white chocolate with their signature thick buttery crust and sweetened sour cream topping with a touch of real vanilla. Or choose from their special Valentine's mini cheesecakes in strawberry white chocolate or raspberry dark chocolate.
Sweeties Candy – Give your Valentine a large gumball or maybe a collection of Harry Potter Pez dispensers. Sweeties Candy is one of two candy stores in the Market. Find Sweeties Candy just down the ramp from City Fish Co.
Sunny Honey Co. — Say "bee mine!" with any of the amazing products at Sunny Honey Co. For a limited time, they are re-introducing one of their longtime honey favorites: Spring Blossom. This very unique honey comes once every few springs when the rain is slow enough for bees to get out and about. Pick up this unique honey along with honey-based shea butter, soap, beeswax candles, lip balm and of course fantastic raw honey!
Le Panier — This "Very Fresh Bakery" offers an incredible selection of French pastries and heart-shaped treats. Le Panier in the North End of the Market is a must-stop shop that is guaranteed to warm the hearts of anyone this year. Stop by in person, order curbside pickup, or even get delivery to your neighborhood with Le Panier's Day Out. Learn more!
Honest Biscuits – Start your day off with a special breakfast. Honest Biscuits on the MarketFront is making heart-shaped cherry and chocolate biscuits using local organic cherries and Theo Chocolate chunks. Head there early and surprise your sweetheart with breakfast in bed. Or get Honest Biscuits delivered. They're on DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates and Uber Eats.
Made in Washington – From heart boxes from Seattle Chocolate or a red striped glass heart from Glass Eye Studio, Made in Washington is your one-stop-shop for locally made gifts. Made in Washington stores feature 250+ products from Washington state food and art vendors. Find Made in Washington next to Pike Place Chowder in Post Alley.
Flowers at Every Turn!
Flowers don't just look and smell great; they are scientifically proven to positively impact our happiness. There is definitely no shortage of happiness at Pike Place Market, with flowers lining our halls. Come down and grab a bouquet of fresh, locally grown tulips for anyone in your life in need of a little Valentine's Day happiness.
Right now, Alm Hill Gardens and Sebastian's Farm are selling locally grown tulips at the Market. Sebastian's Farm usually sets up under our famous Clock and Sign. Find Alm Hill Gardens near City Fish Co at Pike Place and Pine Street.
If you're unable to make it down, don't worry! Pike Place Flowers offers same-day local delivery or drive-up bouquet hand-offs. The perfect way to surprise that someone when you're out for a cruise. Learn more and order ahead. Bouquets start at $24.99
Want flowers to last a lifetime? Or at least several months. Yang Farm has whimsical dried flower wreaths and red and white dried flower bouquets on their table. They ship anywhere in the U.S. too! Check out their selection at MarketDriedFlowers.com
Unique Valentine's Day Experiences
The Can Can Culinary Cabaret — Memories are what keep us together, and this year is guaranteed to be memorable when you grab Can Can’s V-Day Lovers Pack. We don't want to spoil the surprise, so head over and see for yourself.
The Pink Door — If you want to elevate your dinner game and earn some brownie points this year, make sure to pick-up dinner, deserts and bubbles from The Pink Door next time you're at the Market. They are open Weds – Thurs 4pm - 8pm.
Atrium Kitchen – Kick Valentine's Day dinner up a notch with the Atrium Kitchen's Hey Hot Stuff Valentine's Day Gift Basket and their Valentine's Day Dinner For 2. The gift basket is perfect for a spicy picnic on the beach. It includes handmade truffles, spicy cured meats, cheese, cayenne-Romano crackers and Herban Farm's Hot Honey Sauce.
Maximilien – This Valentine's Day weekend enjoy lunch or dinner in a your own private and weather proof Igloo. Chef Potvin is preparing a tasty French feast for “La Fete des Amoureux” that is sure to impress the most refined palate. Maximilien will be offering 4 time slots per day: 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm and 7pm.
Pure Food Fish Market — There is no better time of the year to don a chef's hat than on Valentine's Day. Pure Food Fish Market has the goods to bring out the inner culinary Casanova
MarketSpice – Give someone you love a cup of joy! At MarketSpice, they are offering a mug with a 10-pack of assorted teas for $12.95. Visit their website to see all the color options. This special price is only available at their retail store in Pike Place until closing time on February 14th.
Don & Joe's Meats – Stop by the Market's butcher and pick up some seasoned Dry-aged bone-in New York Steaks. These mouth-watering cuts of meat are easy to prepare and will leave your Valentine very impressed. If you're new to cooking, just ask Don himself for instructions.
Gifts That'll Make Them Smile
MarninSaylor — If you want to get a snack your loved one can cuddle with, be sure to swing by MarninSaylor and get your paws on a delicious Donut Cat. They are the purr-fect gift! You can even build your own custom Donut Cat to take that wonderful gift a step further.
The Paper Feather — This little shop on Western doesn't just make elegant cards for your Valentine; they also have lotion and stationery sets, shower steamers, and candles. This year, head to The Paper Feather to pamper that special someone.
5 Independent Book Stores in the Market — You don't need to sweat about writing a love letter this year. There are 5 bookstores in the Market, all offering different and unique genres.
- BLMF Literary Saloon - wide range of used books
- Chin Music Press - publishes local books
- Lamplight Books - specializes in vintage and out-of-print books
- Left Bank Books - specializes in anti-authoritarian anarchist and small-press titles
- Lion Heart Book Store - features new and used books
The Soap Box – Guaranteed to put a smile on their face or make them blush…all Kama Sutra products are 30% off. The Soap Box also has an amazing selection of beauty and bath products for a relaxing V-Day evening.
Holy Cow Records — Remember when people use to make each other mixtapes? Tap into that nostalgia and pick up a record or cassette that reminds you of that special someone. Holy Cow Records is on Level 3 of the DownUnder.
Rosie Fern Illustrations – Are you looking for a Valentine's Day card? Stop by Rosie Fern Illustrations table in the Pike Place Crafts Market. These adult cards will put a smile on any ones face.
Orange Dracula – The ultimate shop for all V-Day gifts and goofs. Stop in to find love potions, funny Valentine's cards, special V-day mystery bags, voodoo spell candles, incense and a real-life LOVE TESTER machine to see if you are Clammy or Hot Stuff! Find Orange Dracula on Level 3 of the DownUnder.
Osara Commissary – Is your Valentine Macho or Sexy? A Macho baseball hat or Sexy beanie from Osara Commissary might just be the right gift for your Valentine.
Weird Woods – If you're thinking about popping the question this V-Day, instead of the boring little square plastic ring box, think about a beautiful wooden box that can be used for a lifetime. These one-of-a-kind boxes range from $40-$100. Find Weird Woods in the Pike Place Crafts Market most weekends.
City Kid Style – Let love shine throughout spring. City Kid Style creates one-of-a-kind dresses and smocks made from upcycled tees. They are also offering free shipping on all orders over $40 through February. 10% of each sale will be donated to Brown Girls Do Ballet, an organization that strives to increase underrepresented populations in ballet programs.
All the Gems!
Remember, if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it…or a necklace, earrings, bangles and more. Pike Place Market is home to many vendors and crafters that can accessorize your loved one this Valentine's Day.
Silver + Salt — Elegance comes in all forms at Silver + Salt. Christine Heidel hand makes all her modern, minimal jewelry right here at the Market. Her studio and showroom is located on the second floor of the Sanitary Market. Christine uses recycled conflict-free and ethically sourced materials. She does custom work as well.
Seattle Raindrop Jewelry – If you want unique and one-of-a-kind art swing pieces by the Pike Place Crafts Market and stop by Seattle Raindrop Jewelry. From rose gold bangles to hoop earrings and Crystal Druzy rings – you can't go wrong.
Hands of the World – Located on Level 4 of the DownUnder, Hands of the World is a colorful shop that will make you want to leave with one of everything. They specialize in handmade folk art, jewelry and accessories from around the world. Check out the bee and honeycomb earrings from New Guinea and the evil eye pendants from Turkey.
Tisbury Art Glass – From red cherry glass earrings to rainbow hearts, a special gift is waiting for you at Tisbury Art Glass' table in the Pike Place Crafts Market.
There are many Pike Place Market shops that are open for business this Valentine's Day. Check out our blogs below for a complete list of Market businesses and their hours of operation. Happy Valentine's Day!