VIDEO: Seattle Trip Tips

Chef Steven Ariel of TRACE restaurant shares his favorite Seattle spots
Seattle Trip Tips

Steven Ariel of Trace gives his tips for his city

Pike Place Market
Ali Rosen

Pike Place Market

Chef Steven Ariel shares with The Daily Meal’s Ali Rosen Seattle’s best places to eat, drink, and have fun during a trip to Seattle.

A Seattle trip isn’t complete without a stop at iconic Pike Place Market, where fishmongers throw fish and a plethora of produce is on display.

Ariel likes to take out-of-town guests to Ballard Locks, where the boats go between Puget Sound and the Ship Canal, and to Leavenworth, an old Bavarian town.

The birthplace of Starbucks is home to a variety of great coffee cafés, like Fonte Coffee, Top Pot Doughnuts, and Caffé Vita, which Ariel suggests are all worth stopping at for a sip.

For a memorable meal, Ariel suggests Canlis. "You really can’t beat the view," he says.

For a more intimate meal, Ariel recommends Café Juanita, an Italian restaurant which makes its own handmade pasta.