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Cozy Up with Pike Place Market for a Unique 2020 Thanksgiving

Cozy Up with Pike Place Market for a Unique 2020 Thanksgiving

Posted October 27, 2020

Shop the Market for meal kits, traditional holiday food, sweets, gifts and more!

Pike Place Market Thanksgiving

Our favorite holiday is right around the corner, so it's time to start planning. We know this year things are different, but the Market is here to help you get creative. Whether you are cooking for a smaller group or celebrating virtually with family, we've got you covered. This is your chance to celebrate the holiday the way you want. Why not make it a seafood Thanksgiving or toast with margaritas.


It's All About the Food!

We all know the food is the best part of any Thanksgiving celebration. With so many grocers and eateries to shop at Pike Place Market, you can make this year your most delicious yet.



Don & Joe's Meats - For a traditional style Thanksgiving, Don & Joe's Meats is your destination. Beginning November 1st, our Market butcher will be taking turkey orders. Order now and pick up the week of Thanksgiving. Stop by the counter or call (206) 682-7670 to place an order. Not in need of a turkey? They also specialize in game birds and bone-in-ham.

Pike's Pit BBQ Thanksgiving Menu

Pro Tip: Elevate your holiday meal with their famous sausage stuffing. Ask for it at the butcher counter. 

Pike's Pit BBQ - Don't want to cook? From now until November 23rd, Pike's Pit BBQ in the main arcade is taking holiday pre-orders. Choose from their mouth-watering selection of whole smoked turkeys, turkey breasts, honey glazed spiral ham, and Alder smoked prime rib. The hardest part will be choosing which one! And don't stop their Pike's Pit also offers side dishes and desserts.

Place your order online or call (206) 487-6603 and pick up at the Market from November 23rd – November 25th. All food is provided cold and you must order 48 hours in advance.



This year deserves something special; why not make it a seafood Thanksgiving? Shop any of our four fish Markets for the freshest salmon, halibut, clams, Dungeness crab, prawns, scallops and more! For out of town shoppers, the last day to ship for on-time Thanksgiving arrival is Tuesday the 24th for Wednesday delivery. For our locals, just call ahead or order online for curbside pickup.


BONUS! Be sure to check out indi chocolate's Molé Turkey recipe for a fresh take on an old favorite! Try it for yourself! You can find indi chocolate on the MarketFront, stop by and peek into their chocolate factory.



Save yourself from cooking and doing the dishes when you pick up one of our Market meal kits. Some of our famous restaurants have prepped delicious meals for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Pasta Casalinga Take Me Home PastaAtrium Kitchen - A meal kit from the Atrium Kitchen provides fresh ingredients from Pike Place Market featuring the most popular recipes from Chef Traci's Market to Table cooking classes. Each kit comes with all the supplies needed to cook your delicious dinner. Choose from the main dish and side dishes. Don't want to cook? The Atrium Kitchen provides prepared meals too. 

Pasta Casalinga – Take your thanksgiving meal to Italy with Pasta Casalinga's "Take Me Home" frozen pasta line. Order now and cook your favorite pasta dishes at home. Enjoy Rigatoni al Forno, Cannelloni, and Lasagna Casalinga any time you want. Add tomato sauce, fresh pasta, wine and dessert to your order too!

El Borracho – Head south of the border for authentic Mexican cuisine. El Borracho, located on First Ave, is offering an entire dinner, including a margarita pitcher. Order "The Whole Enchilada" for margarita pitcher, 8 classic tacos, refried baked beans, red & green rice, and chips & salsa.

Learn more about all our meal kit options -


One Night Only!
Maximilien's Thanksgiving Dinner
November 26, 2020
6 Courses for $90.00 per person

Chef Potvin has created a French-inspired 6-Course Thanksgiving menu. A wine pairing will be available for those wanting to indulge! This special dinner will also feature the talented Bonnie Birch performing on accordion from 5 to 7 p.m.
Reserve Your Spot Today!



There is no shortage of sweets at Pike Place Market and during the holidays, our eateries bring out our seasonal favorites.

Chukar Cherries

The Confectional Apple Pie Cheesecake

Chukar Cherries – Their Northwest Sour Cherry Pie is a must. Handmade from scratch using whole local cherries, this treat makes dessert...well, easy as pie. Serves 8-10 people for $49.95. Ships frozen, so you can bake whenever you need it. Also makes a great gift if you can't visit for the big meal. Call ahead (206) 623-8043 to place an order for pick-up at the Market

The Confectional – Known for their delicious mini cheesecakes, this individual dessert is the perfect option for a smaller holiday dinner. For the month of November, you can pick up a seasonal pumpkin cheesecake or an apple pie cheesecake at The Confectional.

If you're planning on a larger group this year, call ahead, (206) 282-4422 to order a Medium ($40.00 serves 6-8) or Large ($68.00 serves 14-16) cheesecake. The last day to pick up is November 23rd.

The Barque Brontes Bakery Café – Located on Western Ave, Barque Brontes Bakery Cafe specializes in high-quality pastries, desserts, and cakes made with the freshest available ingredients. You won't be able to pass up their colorful macaroons.





Marakesh Leather Coasters

Your holiday table is always a chance to be creative. Pick up a gorgeous seasonal bouquet or signature centerpieces from our flower farmers. Remember Pike Place Market is closed on Thanksgiving, so grab any centerpieces from our farmers on Wednesday, November 25th.

RECOMMENDATION: Be sure to check out KOBO Art Garden for their hand-blown glass pumpkins. These make terrific seasonal centerpieces for Thanksgiving tables!  The unique stem gives personality to each pumpkin.

Market Magic Shop Whopee CushionOur Picks for a Host Gift: Handmade leather coasters from Marakesh Leather. These beautiful dining accessories come in a variety of fall colors and make a wonderful gift for someone hosting the big meal or for the loved ones that you can't see in person this year. ($18.00). 

Moon Valley Organics is running a Thanksgiving special. Buy 3 jars of honey get $3 off! Rustic Honey Pot, Personal Size Honey Jar, and Adorable Glass Honey Jar. ($12.99)

For the kids this holiday, pick up the perfect prank for sitting down around the Thanksgiving table! Place a Whoopie Cushion on your favorite relative's chair and wait for hilarity to ensue when you all join together to give thanks! A great way to bring some fun to the holiday! Find it at the Market Magic Shop for $2.99

No matter how you celebrate this year, let Pike Place Market make it special. Come stock up at the Market and enjoy the crisp fall weather in your open-air Market.


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