Tacoma’s Best Kept Secrets: Shopping, Food, and Drinks
Finding hidden gems can take time. But we’ve taken the guesswork out of it with our best kept secrets of Tacoma list.
- Tacoma’s antique row on Broadway. Multiple shops are down that alley, but the one that is a must is Sanford & Son Antiques & Auction, a 3 level antique mall you can get lost in.
- Get immersed in Kings Books and have their precious black cat follow you around the store.
- Check out Washington’s largest book store is the Tacoma Book Center right by the Tacoma Dome.
- Tricky’s pop culture emporium in the Stadium District is a cute hobby shop with a huge selection of toys and goods for an insanely cheap price.
Tacoma Eats & Drinks
- Visit Point Ruston, get ice cream at Ice Cream Social.
- Tacoma is home to the Almond Roca, and you can score these bad boys for an insanely cheap price at 99 cents a pound.
- Visit Puget Sound Pizza for good beer and pizza on the weekends, and depending on the day, maybe even karaoke.
Places To See
- Catch a movie at The Grand Cinema, the oldest, cheapest, and only indie theatre in town with freshly made popcorn and real butter. Go on a Saturday night to catch their Weird Elephant Specials.
- Visit Freight House Square, an old Tacoma landmark - a 1909 railroad building repurposed into a shopping mall with local food vendors, located right by the Tacoma Dome.
- The trippy Alice in Wonderland mural on 11th and Market St next to Happy Belly is the perfect picture opp.