Opened in 2014 by brother-sister duo Benjamin and Margaret Herreid, Arista is a downtown venue specializing in delicious, innovative Italian cuisine. In order to showcase the freshest, seasonal ingredients from local sources, the culinary team creates a new menu each month. On the menu are incredible starters, salads, entrees, and handmade pastas, which includes their famous ravioli. Within a warm, inviting atmosphere, guests can dine upon dishes such as handmade cheesy grits ravioli in a vegetable jambalaya made with bell pepper, tomato, and okra, all topped with Beecher’s cheese. Also on previous menus was the Korean short rib ravioli topped with fresh pear and Napa cabbage slaw. Visit for lunch or dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
Arista, 109 W. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup, WA, USA, +1 253 604 4288
Named after the ancient Thai city and area from which the owners hail, Ayothaya Thai Restaurant attracts diners with it delectable aromatic cuisine. Inside a beautiful interior space with cultural adornments, guests will be treated to a varied menu that features a wide range of delicacies. Highlights to note are the eponymous Ayothaya orange sauce, which is a choice of protein, stir-fried with bell pepper, and carrots in a special orange sauce and the roast duck curry with red curry paste, coconut milk, pineapple, fresh green grapes, tomato, bell pepper, and Thai basil. Ayothaya Thai has two locations, both of which are open daily.
Ayothaya Thai Restaurant, 4102 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA, USA, +1 253 841 7599
Ayothaya Thai Restaurant, 5604 176th St., Puyallup, WA, USA, +1 253 271 6162
Located in northern Puyallup, Crockett’s Public House offers guests a range of lunch and dinner dishes daily, along with weekend breakfast. This is all within a laid-back atmosphere. Sourcing the best ingredients, Crockett’s makes everything from scratch, including the sauces and dips. Everyone from meat eaters to vegetarians will enjoy the entrees available. One highlight is the green chile cheeseburger topped with pepper jack cheese, fire-roasted poblano chiles, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato, and crispy tortilla strips on a toasted sesame brioche bun. Another favorite is the bucatini pasta with a fresh basil-marcona almond pesto, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan, sea salt and Calabrian peppers. A host of complementary beverages from cocktails to craft beers plus many desserts, including bourbon butterscotch pudding, are also available.
Crockett’s Public House, 118 E. Stewart Ave., Puyallup, WA, USA, +1 253 466 3075
Established in 2013, Forever Sushi is a budget-friendly option serving a large selection of sushi and other Japanese delicacies, such as teriyaki, daily. Using the freshest ingredients available, this venue specializes in conveyor belt-style sushi, which finds colorful plates — color denotes price — with smaller portions of sushi moving along on a belt. The smaller portions allow guests to sample more varieties. With a nine-page menu, this place certainly gives diners plenty of choices. An enticing option is the vege tempura roll made with deep fried squash, sweet potato, onion, and broccoli. There’s also the forever roll with salmon, squid, shrimp, tuna, albacore tuna, yellowtail, and tobiko. Also try the golden road roll, featuring snow crab, shrimp tempura, avocado, and mayo.
Forever Sushi, 4301 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA, USA, +1 253 268 0335
Tucked inside a renovated bus, Taqueria Los Amigos creates Mexican cuisine that keeps people returning again and again. Open seven days a week, this tiny venue has limited indoor seating along with outdoor picnic bench-style seating. It, serves a variety of options all made with the freshest ingredients available. Some choices diners rave about are the carne asada tacos topped with avocado, the carne asada burrito with beans and rice, carnitas tacos, huevos rancheros, and chicken tacos. Also, the verde salsa is a must-try for anyone eating here.
Taqueria Los Amigos, 11802 Meridian Ave. E., Puyallup, WA, USA, +1 253 848 0176