- Marcelina Morfin
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
Popular with the breakfast crowd, Auntee B’s is a family-friendly cafe delighting customers with its home-style American cuisine. This homey establishment features an airy interior, complete with lofty ceilings, large windows, and exposed brick walls. This creates a relaxing environment to enjoy some tasty eats with family and friends. Enticing options include the chili omelet stuffed with chili and cheese accompanied by crispy hash browns and toast. There is also chicken fried steak smothered with gravy and served with potatoes and eggs. Or, go for French toast by itself or with add-ons such as eggs, bacon, or sausage. Lunch options are also available.
Auntee B’s, 213 N. Meridian, Puyallup, WA, USA, +1 253 435 8833
Ayothaya Thai Restaurant
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
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill
Established in 2013, Bourbon Street Bar and Grill is a New Orleans-themed restaurant serving authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Tucked inside a converted gas station, this place provides an atmosphere that is lively and friendly. It makes it a great spot for a night out with family and friends. Some of the zesty dishes found on the menu include crawfish mac and cheese, shrimp and grits, catfish with garlic fries and coleslaw, and étouffée. The menu also features a variety of po’boys in oyster, shrimp, and steak varieties along with sweet endings. These include mouthwatering beignets covered with powdered sugar. The bar offers a great selection of beverages to complement the meals.
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill, 401 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA, USA, +1 253 604 4404
Crockett’s Public House
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
Featuring New American cuisine, HG Bistro is a lovely spot offering lunch and dinner along with wine, cocktails, and beer seven days a week. Presenting an upscale yet casual dining environment, the bistro features warm colors and rich woods. It is perfect for any occasion from a night out with friends and family to a romantic outing. The culinary team places an emphasis on local ingredients of the freshest varieties, allowing guests to sample a true taste of the Pacific Northwest. Highlights from the menu include the French dip sandwich made with kobe and wagyu roasted sirloin, caramelized onions, and Gruyère cheese on a toasted hoagie batard and served with red wine demi-jus. There’s also the seafood capellini with prawns, manilla clams, pan-seared leek, tarragon, and lobster cream sauce.
HG Bistro, 1618 E. Main Ave., Puyallup, WA, USA, +1 253 845 5747
Karma Indian Cuisine
Karma Indian Cuisine is a family-owned and operated restaurant serving diners aromatic Indian deliciousness. Within an inviting environment, guests will have access to a menu with many selections for carnivores plus a large variety of vegetarian option. This makes it a place that will suit many tastes. Notable options include the mint curry made with choice of protein — chicken, lamb, fish, or shrimp. It is served in a sauce of fresh mint, onion, tomatoes, pepper, ginger, garlic, plus a hint of green chile and the vegetable achari. These are cubes of potatoes cooked in onion, pepper, and tomatoes, with tangy Indian pickles. Karma is open daily and also features a cocktail and martini bar.
Karma Indian Cuisine, 12623 Meridian Ave. E., Puyallup, WA, USA, +1 253 770 6276
Specializing in wood-fired pizza, Pizzahood is a food truck serving its tasty creations Monday through to Saturday. Using apple wood, the wood-fired pizzas feature a crispy crust topped with a variety of flavorful toppings and are made from recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Procuring the freshest ingredients, the team at Pizzahood offer something for everyone with great choices being the ranch chicken and bacon pizza topped with ranch sauce, garlic olive oil, Italian chicken, applewood bacon, four cheeses, and onion and the Pizzahood veggie with goat cheese, tomato sauce, four cheeses, fresh basil, red onion, mushrooms, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes. Guests may also choose to create their own version.
Pizzahood, 1504 E. Main Ave., Puyallup, WA, USA, +1 253 200 1203
Taqueria Los Amigos
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