The following are questions that we are commonly asked. If these are unable to answer your question, feel free to give us a call (206-682-7670) or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For best results, call us at the shop at 206-682-7670, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. You will receive faster results using this method.
You can enter the Market at 1st and Pike and drive for several blocks looking for a hard-to-find, free parking spot. Meter parking on Western Avenue below the Market and the streets surrounding the Market are other options. Several parking garages are located on Western Avenue where the largest one is connected by a sky bridge to the Market. Many merchants offer validation stickers with purchase to this lot which is run by the Market landlord.
Please! Voted the most annoying question by my crew, these friendly guys are right next to us. Or you can call them at Pike Place Fish, 206-682-7181.
The original Don and Joe were my father, Don and uncle, Joe Darby, who
started the business in 1969. I worked for them growing up and eventually
bought the business from them in 1986. Dad died in 1987 and Joe died in 2007. So, now there is only a Don, Jr.
We make all our own sausages on site using good, fresh meat that we grind and season ourself and use natural casings and time-tested recipes. We are not allowed to operate a smoke house in our location. We feature Hempler's bacons and hams from Washington state and other fine, local smoked products. We carry Bavarian Meats landjaeger and Johnson's Smokehouse & Sausage Kitchen, Inc. pepperoni, jerky, smoked cheese sticks and meat trail mix.
We no longer sell hanging beef by the half or quarter for "locker meat." Believe it or not, beef processors do not want to sell it to us that way anymore. It's kind of sad. You can still by fresh whole American Lamb. They average about 45-50 lbs. and take about a week to get in. At this time we are no longer selling whole pigs.
Contact the landlord (Pike Place Development Association)-PDA at 206-682-7453.
Our Choice and Prime beef comes from Washington Beef in Eastern Washington. Choice American Lamb is from Superior Farms (West coast) and the Rosen Company out of Colorado. Provini brand veal is from Wisconsin. Fresh pork is from various companies, Washington-grown chicken and some Free-Range chicken are from Draper Valley. We are currently featuring Painted Hills Natural Beef in a few selected items.
If people buy them, we carry them. Example: lamb tongues, kidney, head, hearts, liver, fresh ground lamb. Beef sweetbreads, tripe, feet, Rocky Mt. Oysters, suet, fresh and smoked tongue, hanger and skirt steaks. Pork liver, chitterlings, feet, caul fat, pork fat, neck bones. Veal sweetbreads, brains, kidney, tongues, hind shanks and ground veal.
We usually have fresh ducks and rabbits, duck confit, capons, baking hens on hand. Many other items are available most Tuesdays or Fridays with a day notice from Nicky USA which is out of Oregon. Pheasant, quail, wild boar, venison, etc. are available. Check their website (www.NickyUSA.com) and call for a price and availability.
Good question! I'm sure you can find meat closer and cheaper at other stores, but we’re worth it for the following reasons: A. Owner-operated business. I work a full schedule and make sure we put out a good, fresh product and treat you right! B. Personal Service. Need help with the menu? How much do you need? What cut works best? Need it boned or frenched? I have a very experienced crew with many years of helping customers. C. Selection. All kinds of meat are purchased from the best vendors. You think all meat tastes the same? I've tried a beef tenderloin from a warehouse store--sorry, it tasted like cardboard compared to our filet! D. Value. Check out our meat packages--great to load up your freezer. We have weekly specials and good buys such as our "Working Man Special". E. Pike Place Market. The Market is filled with unique owner-operated businesses, craft people, farmers, and restaurants. We will make your trip a lot more fun than going to the grocery store!