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Mee Sum Pastry

#13 of 120 Bakeries in Seattle
#185 of 3,561 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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1526 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101-1527
+1 206-682-6780
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Hawaii
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688 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We purchased bao for our lunch. We have had these in many places, although Seattle is the only place using the humbow name. Those who had the pork buns were very happy with them. My wife and I each had a vegetable bun and we were very disappointed. The filling was rather thick and very sweet, almost as though the... More 

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Thank kupunakane
Port Townsend, Wa
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199 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk up across from Pikes Place Market building. I think their pork buns are totally delicious, a good amount of meat, sweet and flavorful. Also have enjoyed barbequed pork pieces on a stick. Walk away food. There is no where nearby to sit and eat. Sometimes I pick it up and walk to the ferry and have it for lunch... More 

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Thank RestlessFeet
Yreka, California
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319 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a hole in the wall take out window across street from Pikes Place market.They serve only a few items- We have tries everything on the menu and the only thing worth mentioning is the pork hom-bow.. they are the absolutely the best anywhere.

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Thank monsoons2013
Oakland, California
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242 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I wasn't super impressed honestly. Tried the pork stuffed bun and the vegetarian one. The vegetarian was pretty sad and the pork one was ok but too sweet for my taste. I guess I am not a big fan of the pastries, I usually rather go for a seated down dim sum place. We went on a Saturday at lunch... More 

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Thank Heliana M
Wilmette, Illinois
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Having lived in Hong Kong for 8 years, we have our occasional cravings ... so we ended up with a nice, hot BBQ pork bun to bring us back. Friendly and efficient staff, good value and worth a stop!

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Thank 1andTwins
Los Angeles, California
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459 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Really good Chinese pastry. I had the pork bun. I have had plenty of pork buns in my past, but this is one of the good ones I have had. There was plenty of meat inside and it was really flavorful. It's located across the street of Pike Place so have one as you're walking around the market.

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Thank kisssmee
Vancouver, Washington
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

There are a ton of places to eat at Pikes Market. It would be a mistake to pass this place by. Their Hom Bow are the best in the city. My favorite are the baked bbq pork. Perfectly baked, soft and fluffy sweet roll, stuffed with an amazing combo of pork, spices and sauce. They are delicious. 1 of them... More 

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Thank Rob O
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I cannot and will not go to Seattle without stopping at Mee Sum Pastry to take Hom Bao to go. I get one to walk with and 6 in a box for family. all varieties are amazing!

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Thank zeezog
Brisbane, Australia
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128 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The curry beef hom bow was recommended as one of the things to try at Pike Place Market and it was yummy. The top of the bun tasted like the flaky, slightly sweet crust you’d find on the Asian-style pineapple bun while the filling was mild curry beef mince. The combination went well and was enough for a snack. The... More 

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Thank WLH_Oz
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is not a restaurant, it is grab and go. I mostly love the Hom Bow. Curry chicken, BBQ pork, my faves. If I don't gobble it up right away, I will buy a box to take home to grateful family! They are well organized, the line moves quickly.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 19:00
Monday
08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 19:00
Thursday
08:00 - 19:00
Friday
08:00 - 19:00
Saturday
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101-1527
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-6780

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?