OK, so you’ve just strolled the market’s main arcade and taken in the sights and smells whirling about the kaleidoscope of fresh food. You’d love to taste it, too, but you just don’t have a kitchen or the inclination to cook with the market’s bounty, right?
Get thee immediately to Matt’s in the Market (94 Pike St., Ste. 32, 206/467-7909, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5:30–10 p.m. Mon.–Sat., closed Sun., $30), a charming bistro whose staff crafts the menu each day based on what’s freshest in the stalls. Trust them to be your culinary guides. From your perch in this second story eatery you can watch the crowds bustle below and enjoy your meal ’neath the glow of the market’s iconic clock display.