Explore the 4 top spots in Tampa's East Tampa neighborhood

Explore the 4 top spots in Tampa's East Tampa neighborhood
Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe | Photo: Lindsay C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on March 30, 2020.

Spending time in East Tampa? Get to know this Tampa neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a New American spot to a luggage store. 

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in East Tampa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

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Topping the list is cafe and New American spot Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe. Located at 5119 N. Nebraska Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 845 reviews on Yelp. 

You'll find folk art on the walls, deep Southern vibes and global comfort dishes. The current takeout menu features Rasta-Far fries tossed in Ella’s mustard with cilantro and sriracha; bacon-wrapped meatloaf and fresh fish served over grits, braised greens and spicy tomato jam. Also, try the mole chicken, which comes with arepas and avocado relleno. 

2. Sanwa Farmers Market

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Next is farmers market and grocery store Sanwa Farmers Market, which offers fruits, veggies and more, situated at 2621 E. Hillsborough Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 149 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

Founded in 1980, the store now caters to individual consumers, as well as wholesale businesses, according to the business' Yelp profile. Expect to find fresh produce, meat and poultry, a live lobster section and other goods among the available products. 

3. Gulf Coast Sourdough & Wild Yeast Breads

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Bakery Gulf Coast Sourdough & Wild Yeast Breads, which offers sandwiches and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 5214 N. Nebraska Ave., five stars out of 22 reviews. 

Courtesy of Christina Cann and Brett Wiewiora, the bakery prides itself on using "natural sourdough starter and unbleached, unbromated flours" to create sandwich breads, it states on the business' Yelp profile. You'll find breads ranging from classic sourdough to turmeric and black pepper to cinnamon swirl. 

4. Luggage Service

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Luggage Service, a luggage spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 28 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4121 N. Nebraska Ave. to see for yourself. 

Open since 1919, the family business is run by the founder's son, Bob King, and is well known for personalized service, according to Yelpers. Drop by to find luggage that meets your travel and budget needs. If a zipper breaks or a wheel falls off, this spot also offers repair service on luggage, handbags and other items. 

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