Just a couple of minutes away from Red Elm Cafe - a family friendly establishment known for their fresh made waffles and coffee drinks. You’ll also find in this area Pho King, Le Donut, Quickie Too Vegan Cafe and beloved Tacoma treasure Johnson Candy Company.
Highly recommend Burger Seoul, a Korean burger food truck just a couple blocks away on S. 19th Street.
The playground and splash pad are currently closed at Franklin Park, but if you need to get out for some fresh air, this community park is just minutes away and covers an area of more than 20 acres. There’s also a community garden that provides both physical and social benefits for people in the neighborhood. You can also find plenty of open fields to play in, a walking trail, ample parking, basketball park, a playground, restrooms and a picnic shelter. And on the rare occasion that Tacoma sees snow fall, this park has some mild hills that are used for sledding.
If you’ve got a busy day (or week!) ahead, but still want to make sure you’re eating a healthy dinner, stop by Crisp Greens! They have plenty of meal options for healthy living. Grab some soup and salad! Homemade soups like mushroom and meatball, chicken basil curry and arrabiata sausage. The salmon Niçoise is full of flavorful, roasted veggies and the BLTA salad won’t make you miss the bread. Or you can pick your favorite items and make your own salad, with grains if you prefer. They also carry a variety of healthy snack boxes too that will help you power through the day!
Right on 6th Avenue, where everything is happening and you’ll find MSM Deli (one bite and you’ll know why they’re called ‘Magical Sandwich Makers’!), Dirty Oscar’s Annex - not just for great cocktails, but they have a wicked brunch. The Red Hot - creative hot dogs and ample craft beers. And voted Best Breakfast in the South Sound is Shakabrah Java. This casual eatery offers hearty egg dishes and plate sized pancakes.
For groceries and more Fred Meyer is just a mile away and Tacoma Central is just a mile away - Target, TJ Maxx, Office Depot, Hobby Lobby, Carter’s, Bath & Body Works, and more.