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Explore the 4 most popular spots in Minneapolis's Downtown East neighborhood

Photo: Zen Box Izakaya/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 24, 2020.

Spending time in Downtown East? Get to know this Minneapolis neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a nail salon to an ice cream shop.

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

1. Samantha's Mini Spa

Photo: Pakou Y./Yelp

Topping the list is hair salon and nail salon Samantha's Mini Spa. Located at 229 10th Ave. South, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 64 reviews on Yelp. Services include manicures and pedicures.

2. Zen Box Izakaya

photo: mindy b./yelp

Next up is izakaya and tapas bar Zen Box Izakaya, which offers ramen and more, situated at 602 Washington Ave. South. With four stars out of 627 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. On the menu, look for kimchi ramen and vegetable curry.

3. Trader Joe's

Photo: Angie S./Yelp

Grocery store Trader Joe's, which offers beer, wine and spirits and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 721 S. Washington Ave., 4.5 stars out of 24 reviews. The spot also offers items like eggs and milk.

4. Izzy's Ice Cream

Photo: Kevin L./Yelp

Izzy's Ice Cream, a spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt and more, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 316 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1100 Second St. South to see for yourself. The spot offers a wide variety of ice cream flavors along with waffle cones and sugar cones.


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