Tacoma's Lincoln District is a seed of cultural diversity that was planted in the early 1900s and grew full and wild into the neighborhood it is today. Lincoln was home to the South Sound's first Asian market and Tacoma's original International District, and it has strong Vietnamese influences, with plenty of languages spoken in the area.
The area fell on hard times in the late '90s and early 2000s, but what it lacks in shine and polish, it makes up for in heart and truly amazing food. It's also part of an ongoing revitalization project, which includes a goal "to highlight neighborhood business districts and help them become destinations," according to Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland.
To help with that goal, here's a tidy map of eight exceptional restaurants within a tiny two-block radius that makes it easy to sample from each — as long as diners can stop eating at one to save room for the next. And for even more ideas of where to dine in the city, check out Eater's additional map of 24 essential restaurants elsewhere in Tacoma.
Note: Map points are ordered geographically and are not ranked by preference. Is your favorite Lincoln District eatery missing from the list? Show it some love in the comments, send Eater an email about it, or start a forum thread in its honor.Read More