Your guide to the 4 top spots in Austin's North Loop neighborhood

Mrs. Johnson's Bakery. | Photo: Kaitlin H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 05, 2020.

Looking to uncover all that North Loop has to offer? Get to know this Austin neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a bakery to a pizza joint.

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

1. Mrs. Johnson's Bakery

Photo: Shao-Lon Y./Yelp

Topping the list is bakery Mrs. Johnson's Bakery, which offers doughnuts and more. Located at 4909 Airport Blvd., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 430 reviews on Yelp. 

Popular options include Boston cream, chocolate iced and strawberry glazed topped with Fruit Loops cereal. The menu also features apple fritters and sprinkled cake doughnuts, which come in your choice of chocolate, strawberry or vanilla.

2. Van's Banh Mi

Photo: garbiel s./Yelp

Next is food truck and Vietnamese spot Van's Banh Mi, serving sandwiches and more, situated at 201 E. 53rd St. With five stars out of 196 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

This eatery specializes in banh mi Vietnamese sandwiches filled with  flame-grilled meats like pork, chicken, beef and shrimp. Also, try the egg rolls, rice plates and vermicelli bowls. Finish off your meal with a cup of Vietnamese iced coffee.

3. Sweet Ritual

Photo: Eddy P./Yelp

Sweet Ritual, a spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 4631 Airport Blvd., Suite 125, 4.5 stars out of 621 reviews. 

Satisfy sugar cravings with ice cream flavors like Dark Matter (with activated charcoal), vegan rocky road and peanut butter cup with a caramelized banana. Gluten-free cones are available. 

4. Home Slice Pizza

Photo: Nickie B./Yelp

Home Slice Pizza, a spot to score pizza and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 382 Yelp reviews. Head over to 501 E. 53rd St. to see for yourself. 

The space offers curbside pickup, a full dining room and a patio. The menu includes calzones, salads, sub sandwiches and desserts. Order your pizza by the slice or a custom pie. Options range from Margherita to Sicilian pepperoni to a white pie with spinach and ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. 

This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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