Is this a tourist trap? Yes, it most certainly is. But they make good clam chowder, and we’re not going to look a sourdough bread bowl in the face and say no thank you. So wait in line, get your creamy soup, sprinkle some oyster crackers inside, and welcome to Seattle. Beware - the Pepto Bismol-looking smoked salmon chowder is heavy on the cream cheese and doesn’t really taste great, so stick to the clam.

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The Pike Place Market Guide

Pike Place is a vortex of food stands, restaurants, and bars. Here are the best places the market has to offer.

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5 Excellent Takeout Soups To Try This Week

Governor Inslee would be proud of you for staying in and eating soup.

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Where To Eat When You Just Want Some Soup

18 Seattle restaurants where you’ll find some great soup.

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