Your guide to the 5 best spots in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland

Looking to experience all that Ohio City has to offer? Get to know this Cleveland neighborhood as you browse its most popular local businesses, from an ice cream parlor to a taqueria.

Hoodline analyzed the numbers to find the best places to visit in Ohio City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream – Cleveland

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Topping the list is Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream – Cleveland, the flagship location of the beloved Northeast Ohio chain. Offering homemade ice cream and kitchen tours at 1867 W. 25th St., this is the top-rated business in the neighborhood, with five stars out of 250 reviews on Yelp.

Many ingredients are locally sourced, including free-range eggs, grass-fed dairy products, and organic berries used in frozen desserts. Over three dozen flavors are available as well as seasonal and vegan offerings. Try classic vanilla made from Madagascar beans, vegan salted caramel churned pecans with coconut milk, and seasonal lavender honey made with Ohio honey and Mulberry Creek flowers.

2. Chicken Soho + Whiskey

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Next is Soho Chicken + Whiskey, located at 1889 W. 25th St., a bar and restaurant that prepares comfort food with a southern twist. With 4.5 stars out of 335 reviews on Yelp, it turned out to be a local favorite.

Stop for a chicken dinner of cured, breaded and fried meat, shrimp and oatmeal, or light snacks like fried green tomatoes with cheese curds, okra and a smoked fish dip with avocado .

3. The renaissance of Cleveland tea

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It’s always tea time at the Cleveland Tea Revival, a charming spot that serves organic and custom-blended teas in the Hingetown section of Ohio City. Come see why Yelpers rate the company, located at 1424 W. 29th St., five stars out of 96 reviews.

Relax and sip oolong, herbal, white and green teas while munching on light bites like avocado toast. Or step outside and admire the living wall of plants growing on the front of the building. Want to deepen your knowledge? Take one of the kombucha tea classes for $ 30.

4. Bakersfield

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Make your way to 2058 W. 25th St. to visit Bakersfield, a bar and taqueria which is another popular neighborhood. Earning 4.5 stars out of 261 Yelp reviews, Bakersfield makes their corn tortillas in-house.

On the menu, look for a wide selection of creative Mexican-inspired dishes, including rib tostada with fried egg, black beans and queso fresco, the taco al pastor (pork marinated in chili, pineapple, marinated white onion and cilantro) or the Cuban sandwich on a telera roll.

5. Town Hall

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Finally, there’s Townhall, a new American spot that earned four stars out of 829 reviews on Yelp. Located at 1909 W. 25th St., the modern restaurant and bar serves local dishes as well as smoothies, cold-pressed juices and organic coffee.

Offerings include slow-simmered bone broth, dates wrapped in prosciutto, Asian-inspired bowls, and flatbreads like paella (wild shrimp, chorizo, sweet peas, provolone, and saffron aioli). Special vegan and paleo menus are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays respectively.

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