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Defiantly Tacoma’s Guide to Supporting Tacoma Businesses

In the era of social distancing and the cleanest hands we’ve ever had, Tacoma’s businesses are finding ways to commune, even when we can’t technically be together. All of us are attempting to flatten the curve in order to keep vulnerable populaces and our health care professionals safe. With that, we still need to eat and any entertainment is welcomed. Many of the city’s restaurants are still serving food, the local grocers have supplies, and retailers are still open to provide you with happy distractions.

Wednesday was the first day of Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. We encourage you to stay home and use online or delivery services for your shopping needs as much as possible.

More information on social distancing and how to prevent the spread of Covid-19 can be found at Tacoma-Pierce County Health. For the status on our teams’ response to coronavirus please head to our page for updates on how the leagues and teams are addressing the situation.

Below are some of our favorite restaurants, coffeehouses, and more. Check the provided links before you order because these businesses are updating their menus and hours throughout this situation. Our fellow Tacomans are rapidly adapting to challenging times and intend to come out strong.

Now, more than ever, all of Tacoma and the South Sound is with them.

Last Updated at 9:22 a.m. on March 26.

Tacoma Restaurants

All restaurants are closed to sit-down business. The various delivery apps can bring food to you, or you can check this list to see how Tacoma restaurants will get their amazing food into your homes safely.

Craving a pizza, a burger or some steelhead tacos? Engine House No. 9‘s restaurant is open for takeout or delivery from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 8 p.m on the weekend. Their taproom is closed, except for to-go beer sales.

Fine dining establishment Wooden City shifted to carry-out orders from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Their menu is in flux daily. Click on their name and see what their chefs have created today. Then, pair a discounted bottle of wine from their strong selection.

Doyle’s Public House is open for takeout and curbside pickup at this time, though with changes to their hours. They are still open for breakfast at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. You might catch a glimpse of a soccer replay on their screens as FIFA, MLS, and others are showing some of the  greatest matches in history.

Nothing fills a hungry belly like a bowl full of pasta. Macaluso’s Italian Restaurant has a to-go and delivery menu that they offer from 4-8 p.m. Red sauce, white sauce, garlic sauce –all of it is still there for you.

Taqueria El Sabor’s humble roots are a food truck, so it is little surprise that the drive thru is open. You can also carryout from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Takeout orders should call ahead (253) 565-0501.

Sushido Tacoma is open for takeout, with no change to their hours at this time. Already miss sushi? Make a run at them from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday is a blessing.

Sushi Tama have reduced their hours. Takeout lunch is available Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner is also takeout from 5-7 p.m Monday through Thursday with an extra hour on Friday and Saturday. Which sake will you pair with your order?

There’s little in life more comforting than a big bowl of Vietnamese soup. There has been no shift to Pho King’s hours, but they are now takeout and app based delivery only.

Tacos, tortas, beer, and wine are all still available at Brewer’s Row. Fill your belly, your growler, and your wine bar in one stop. They’re available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you live within select zip codes, Cooks Tavern will deliver to you, or you can call and arrange curbside pickup. Their online menu includes a “cooks choice” of a bottle of wine for $15.

The Church Cantina is running a takeout Happy Hour if you need some snacks and shareables (within your own residence). Call ahead and grab an elote corn dog and more. They’re a great afternoon bite, open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m Tuesday through Saturday.

Get your pizza pie at Cloverleaf Pizza. The Tacoma classic’s pizza recipe is nearly as old as Cheney Stadium. They’re delivering.

With that mix of savory and sweet, Peanut Sauce Thai uses traditional recipes and fresh ingredients. Order online.

 

Beverage

Whether you want a local libation, a cup of joe, or a healthy juice blend, Tacoma always has the best options in Puget Sound. Check out some of our favorites to wake you up or use to kick back at the end of the day.

The anchor of the Brewery District 7 Seas Brewing has specials on all 6-packs with curbside pickup. Tacoma’s pickup date is Thursday afternoons and over in Gig Harbor pickup is Friday.

Pick up the Defiantly Tacoma Milk Stout at Black Fleet Brewing Taproom & Restaurant to fortify your attitude. They aren’t serving their food, but you can still pickup crowlers of their pirate & Tacoma themed beers. Arrange a pickup by calling 253-327-1641 or 253-222-8276, or emailing info@blackfleetbrewing.com.

Local and approachable, Incline Cider House’s ciders are creative potions for everyone, not just flavor snobs. They will meet you for curbside pickup on Friday from 3-6 p.m.

Fill your growler at Peaks & Pints and then pick up a to-go sandwich. Their walls of fabulous beers are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Every day they have a different to-go ‘flight.’ Today’s flight is focused on Washington brewery Wander.

If you’re craving a beer you haven’t tried before, Narrows Brewing just released Struck Oil IPA. They have that and more available in cans. Their hours vary by day.

 

Local Grocery

Marlene’s Market & Deli is currently open during their normal business hours (Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, Sunday 9 am – 7pm), until further notice. Vulnerable and senior citizens can shop the first hour on Wednesdays (8 am – 9 am) and Sundays (9 am – 10 am). Their deli is currently grab-and-go, including sandwiches and juices, and closing at 6 pm daily.

Central Co-Op will be maintaining their normal hours for the time being, 8 am to 9 pm daily. Their seating areas are currently closed and all pastries have been moved behind the cafe counter for purchase. Like all other grocery stories in the city and across the nation, they are experiencing a higher than normal out-of-stock but will try to get in whatever they can. There are purchase limits on certain items including toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and hand sanitizer.

Specializing in Asian staples, Lucky Supermarket is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

Chaskas Grocery is open everyday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. One of the South Sound’s best Hispanic grocers is keeping their shelves stocked.

Some might consider Tacoma Boys part of the beverage category, but we made a run there earlier this week, and were amazed at how the shelves were fully stocked, and the always stellar produce section was on point. Their beer and wine selection rivals many bars.

Major grocers have hours available for the elderly and other at risk demographics. Check in with Safeway, Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Grocery Outlet, Whole Foods, PCC Markets, Trader Joe’s, and Metropolitan Market for those times.

 

Other Businesses

We all need distractions these days, and Tacoma’s local retailers are. open via online and phone sales only

Herbert’s businesses in the Stadium District all have adjustments. King’s Books is offering free shipping. Destiny City Comics is no longer open to the public, but you can purchase over the phone.

You cannot hang out at Tacoma Games as they cancelled all in-store events and open play. They are still selling Magic cards, board games, and more via their website.

For games and activities targeting the younger audience, Fircrest’s Curious Bear Toys has free delivery on orders over $40.

Scorpio Rising is going full social media, running their operations via Instagram where the vintage wizards have special sales available via Stories. Vessel Vintage Collective also shifted to social media as their sales platform.

Come out of all this with a refreshed look from All-Star Vintage. Those in Tacoma will get same day delivery, which means you can shift your look for the ‘gram throughout the day.

Engagements, birthdays, and anniversaries still need the joy of custom jewelry. Lapis is operating online only.

Closed to physical shopping, the PNW Shop is available online and over the phone. You can send your family out of the area a reminder of why the Northwest will always be the best place to call home.

Visit Gardensphere’s open air patio to add some life to your house, or have them deliver. Adding fresh flowers and greenery can brighten up your home as we burst into spring.

 

Other Tacoma Restaurant Lists

South Sound Business

TNT Diner

Dine Pierce County

Washington Beer Blog

 

None of these lists are complete. If you know of a Tacoma restaurant or business with adjusted hours and operations let us know via Tacoma Rainiers social media, Tacoma Defiance social media, or email DClark@WeRTacoma.com. We will be updating the list as we go forward.

Always together. We R Tacoma.

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