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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.

As we enter Phase One of Washington’s Phased Approach we encourage you to stay home, wear a mask or other face covering when you leave 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 10:57 a.m. on May 25. On Memorial Day hours and menu availability will vary by business.

 

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 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 9 p.m. on the weekend. Their taproom is now delivering beer. First time users of their new app can get 15% off.

Finer 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. Wooden City, like many restaurants in Downtown is part of the Hero Meals program.

Doyle’s Public House is open for takeout and curbside pickup at this time, though with changes to their hours. Their pandemic hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday. If you miss their whisk(e)y, you can pick those up now too.

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 from Tuesday through Sunday. 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.

Sushi Tama have takeout lunch 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?

Tacos, tortas, beer, and wine are all still available at Brewers Row. Fill your belly, your growler, and your wine bar in one stop. They’re available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

Call Cooks Tavern and arrange curbside pickup. Their online menu includes a “cooks choice” 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.

Your favorite grain bowls and salads on 6th Avenue are still available at Crisp Greens – order online or call ahead. Also, while you are there, you can help them donate meals to the hospital workers around Tacoma. They’ve provided over 4,500 meals since the Stay Home order came down. #KickCovid like the cool kids at Crisp Greens. Their goal is 5,000.

They’ve donated fresh meals to hospital workers and people in need. Chang Thai Cuisine is also open for you as they #KickCovid.

As they deliver more than 2,000 meals to health care workers, Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar in both Tacoma and Gig Harbor is also offering their plates to you. Pick up dinner for the family and everything you need for one of their margaritas at home.

If you need cakes, coffee, or pastries, Corina Bakery in downtown is open. Pickup a bag of Valhalla Coffee’s Corina Blend for your morning joe.

Everyone’s favorite restaurant in the Alley, Over the Moon Cafe, is taking orders for curbside pickup. Give them a call or email and they’ll have your evening meal ready.

Get a bit of Italy at the Europa Bistro in Proctor. Their wood-fired pizza oven is fired up when the sun is shining. Call ahead for daily specials and menu changes.

Welcome back, MSM! The Magical Sandwich Makers have a walk-up window available. Which sandwich are you getting? Probably a Mike’s Deluxe, the best sandwich in the South Sound.

Another Tacoma classic returns to business. You may not be able to catch your favorite cover band at The Swiss right now, but you can get their pub food and they’ll toss in a kids meal for free. The Swiss is part of the Hero Meals program.

Just a bridge away, The Float in Gig Harbor has their signature $10 daily specials available for takeout. Growler fills are also available.

Asado Tacoma is prepping simple empanadas and more complex lamb shanks these days. Their regular menu is available Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tacoma’s favorite food truck returns to action. There’s no need to get all of Burger Seoul‘s menu in one-sitting, as tempting as it may be.

Grab a huge burger at Spanky Burger & Brew. They’ve surprised some customers with fresh flowers or a free meal.

Last week, Vien Dong Restaurant opened back up. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. you can get your favorite phở out in the Lincoln District.

All four of Taquerías El Antojo‘s locations are open. You can text in your order and they’ll deliver curbside for you. Their University Place grill also offers beer, wine, and margs.

El Borracho‘s Tacoma location can feed your whole family with the Whole Enchilada, probably with leftovers too.

Order the elevated Vietnamese street foods at La Cà ahead of time. You can pick it up and bring it into your own home, just like the Imperial Court of days past.

Grab a milkshake and burger from Beefy’s Burgers. The 6th Ave mainstay will remind you of the burger shops of yore.

There’s no need to skip brunch just because you are eating at home. Marcia’s Silvers Spoon has that and to-go surf & turf for your weekend meals.

Sammy’s Pizza is delivering from both locations. Hand tossed crust, hand tossed wings, and un-tossed beer brought to your door.

Celebrate this summer-like weather with fresh, local ice cream from Ice Cream Social.

Fresh sandwiches and froyo from the Melon Seed Deli makes every day a little brighter.

Oddfellows is available for pickup or via your favorite delivery service. Feed the whole family with their Feasts.

Thursday through Sunday Dirty Oscar’s Annex will satisfy your cravings. Their delivery menu is carrying a 10% discount to help you power through the weekend.

Go Philly Cheesesteaks is available at both locations. It’s time for wings and classic, true-to-the-original, cheesesteak.

Strong on the catfish and love of southern cooking, Southern Kitchen is open every day for take-out, curbside pickup, or via select delivery apps.

Both Chick-fil-A Fircrest and Chick-fil-A 38th & Steele are open for drive thru, app delivery, and curbside pickup. Build your own chicken Parmesan dinner or grab some nuggets.

Have you been craving a calzone? Half Pint Pizza Pub is available for takeout. Make it a meal for the family with some tallboys, a salad, and soda.

Life is better with tacos. Order from Red Star Taco Bar online and pick up six, or go for a full family feast. Their limited take-out menu is available from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Looking for sushi? Over in the West End, Flying Fish’s selection of sashimi and rolls satisfies your desire for modern and classic flavors.

In downtown? The Koi will pair wine, on a 25% discount, with their fresh-cut fish. They are also donating meals to health care workers. They are participating in the Hero Meals program.

Get some good food at reasonable prices, and now take it back home. The Spar, over in Old Town, has seen a lot, and they still want to see you, but only for a few minutes while you pickup your order.

Now when you walk the Spanish Steps for exercise you can pick up a six-pack and a meal. McMenamins Elks Temple is open. They’re serving individual meals and family feasts.

Stanley and Seaforts are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for curbside pickup. Check out the view from the Harold Moss Bridge when you swing by.

You can still find the Stacks Burgers food truck throughout the South Sound. Locations vary by time and day – the quality is always there.

Get a Blue Mermaid and mango fried rice from Indochine Asian Dining Lounge Tuesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Available for takeout or delivery. Indochine is part of Hero Meals program.

Head down to Steamers Seafood Cafe and enjoy curbside delivery with a beautiful view, or have them deliver between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The mix of pizza and foods from the Eastern Mediterranean at It’s Greek To Me will put your mouth and belly in a different country, for a bit. Their food truck is making visits to Brown’s Point weekly, too.

Tired of making your own guacamole? Cactus Proctor will create yours when you order. To keep people physically distant they send a text when the order is ready. Open Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pair the finest meats and cheeses with Stink’s to-go menu. Then pop your favorite bottle of wine while you dine. Stink is part of the Hero Meals program.

Enjoy the authentic magic of Mexico in your own home. Head to Mexico Magico and pickup all the fixings for a family meal.

It’s time for a pint of Bliss. Celebrate the sun with some Bliss Ice Cream. Open daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for pickup.

In Puyallup and Tacoma The Loose Wheel is ready for you. There’s burgers big enough to feed a family and drink specials paired with their pizzas, all available for takeout.

Gig Harbor’s Millville Pizza pairs a bottle of wine with some ‘za for just $30. They also have a healthy lunch meal for a small family.

Oysters, ravioli, and wine make a perfect dinner-date. Crudo and Cotto can turn your home into a date night.

With a substantial quarantine takeout menu, Hob Nob is ready to fill your belly while you celebrate weekends.

For the vegan eater there are few places in Tacoma better than Quickie Too. The Hilltop cafe is open for takeout Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

At Pacific Grill they have family meals, to-go cocktails, and a fresh market of the foods you love.

Mac & Cheese Pizza? Mac & Cheese Pizza! That’s this month’s special at Puget Sound Pizza. They offer free delivery every day.

 

Beverages

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.

South Sound micro-chain Anthem Coffee is backing brewing at every location. Order ahead to pick up and go.

Via Uber Eats you can now get a selection of Manifesto Coffee‘s beverages and roasted beans. They are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m daily.

All within a stone’s throw from Cheney Stadium, Cafe Elite‘s drive-thru locations in Fircrest, at 19th and Tyler, and Milton (big throw!) are open to serve you a much-needed caffeine boost.

If you’re in need of fresh roasted coffee Red Elm Cafe, Valhalla Coffee, and Bluebeard are all roasting. Red Elm has free delivery on orders over $15. Bluebeard is donating a pound of coffee for every 5 pounds sold online. Valhalla is still delivering wholesale orders, too, so you can grab them off the shelves.

Over in Proctor, Olympia Coffee  is open for takeout from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Beans are also available for delivery.

Don’t know what to do with whole beans? Check out our DIY Barista video.

Cutter’s Point is open at all locations. Check their Facebook page to verify hours as each location is different.

The anchor of the Brewery District 7 Seas Brewing has specials on all 6-packs with curbside pickup. Tacoma’s pickup date is Thursday. In Gig Harbor they have pickup Saturday.

Pick up the Defiantly Tacoma Milk Stout at Black Fleet Brewing Taproom & Restaurant to fortify your attitude. The kitchen is open for take-out, and includes their Tacoma rolls.

Local and approachable, Incline Cider House’s ciders are creative potions for everyone, not just flavor snobs. They will meet you for curbside pickup Friday from 2-7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Mondays they are closed, but you can fill your growler at Peaks & Pints every other day of the week. Their walls of fabulous beers are open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check out Ferment Brewing’s blend of farmhouse tradition with modern science.

They bear the name of our city – Tacoma Brewing Co. is offering drive-thru service Friday and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

If you’re craving a beer you haven’t tried before, Narrows Brewing just released Hop Odyssey.

Under construction, Sig Brewing opened up for curbside growler fills from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. They’re over in the Brewery District.

If you’ve been missing the world’s best Moscow Mule, wait no more. The Mule Tavern has all the fixings you need for their signature house-made mules, now at your house.

Wingman Brewers is offering delivery and takeout. Give them a call and they’ll give you beer.

Cider, beer, and food are all available at Locust Cider’s Tacoma Taproom. Grab a mojito cider and celebrate the spring sunshine.

Down at the Edison City Alehouse they have a bunch of new releases from local breweries, including some fresh pilsners and lagers to enjoy in the sunshine.

When one can isn’t enough, get a crowler from Odd Otter Brewing. Two lines of Shattered Gold IPA are available now. Get both, do a taste test. Tell us whether you like the Citra or Azacca better.

In Gig Harbor, Heritage Distilling‘s tasting room isn’t offering samples, but they are selling their own hand sanitizer. There’s free shipping on orders over $65 and limited delivery is available if you need to restock your liquor cabinet.

 

Local Grocery

Marlene’s Market & Deli is currently open during their normal business hours (Mon-Sat 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.), until further notice. Vulnerable and senior citizens can shop the first hour on Wednesdays (8 a.m. – 9 a.m.) and Sundays (9 a.m. – 10 a.m.). 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 a.m. to 9 p.m. 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.

In the North End, Delightful Neighborhood Market is a convenient one-stop shop for growler fills, specialty foods, and local treats.

The Tacoma Farmer’s Market opened up their season with their Broadway location. Ruston and Eastside start back up in June.

Many of your favorite vendors at the Proctor Farmer’s Market allow prepay and pickup, with some even offering delivery.

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 and get free shipping.

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.

With clothes inspired by Tacoma’s lifestyle, rarewear shop ETC Tacoma can make certain you emerge from quarantine with the perfect ‘fit.

Open online and with limited local delivery, Proctor Mercantile has the fine crafts you expect.

With public parks reopening next week (as long as they are used with responsible social distancing) maybe you need to upgrade your action apparel. Use online ordering from Bleach Tacoma.

Stock List Goods has curbside pickup available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as well as limited local delivery.

Spring is in the air. Come out of the Stay Home order with fresh outfits from Satori Boutique. Open online.

Skate ‘n’ Live at Grit City Grindhouse, where old boards get a new life and new boards get a new ride.

Take advantage of the perfect gardening weather. At Sterino Farms you’ll find a nursery with everything you need to bring brightness back to your yard.

With their physical doors closed UXC Tacoma has their full catalog of vintage and recycled goods online.

Comedians Doing Comedy is Tacoma Comedy Club‘s answer to quarantine shows. Their usual slate of quality standup will perform from their homes while you stay right in your home.

At WAG Pet Market you can feed your pooch and shop to treat them well. The store is open with masks and limited entry.

 

Other Tacoma Restaurant Lists

Downtown Tacoma Partnership

South Sound Business

TNT Diner

Dine Pierce County

Washington Beer Blog

Pierce County 2 Go 

 

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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