Looking to uncover all that Laveen has to offer? Get to know this Phoenix neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an ice cream shop to a coffee bar.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Laveen, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
Topping the list is Scooptacular, a spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt and more. Located at 5150 W. Baseline Road, Suite 102, it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 232 reviews on Yelp.
Scooptacular serves up cakes, shaved ice and house-made, premium ice cream with creative flavor combinations. From the menu, look for the Cookie Monster, a cotton candy-infused ice cream swirled with pieces of cookie dough and Oreos. Or try the signature Laveen Concrete Mix with caramel ice cream, chocolate rocks, graham crumbs and caramel swirls. (Check out the entire menu here.)
2. Sunrise Donuts
Next up is breakfast and brunch spot Sunrise Donuts, which offers doughnuts and bagels, situated at 3536 W. Baseline Road. With 4.5 stars out of 154 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
In addition to the huge selection of doughnuts, this spot also serves sandwiches, smoothies and boba. The cheese, ham, turkey, tuna or roast beef sandwiches may be ordered on croissants, bagels or toast. Also look for the maple bacon bars, doughnut holes and cinnamon glaze doughnuts.
3. Mingo's Louisiana Kitchen
Mingo's Louisiana Kitchen, which offers seafood and burgers, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 3424 W. Southern Ave., Suite 180, 4.5 stars out of 127 reviews.
This spot operated as a food truck until opening a brick-and-mortar in Laveen in February. From the menu, try an old school po'boy like the Louisiana Hot Chicken, which is served with lettuce, tomato, pickles and housemade remoulade on French bread — with a choice of Old Bay fries or Hoppin' John salad on the side. (The rest of the menu can be found here.)
4. Mimi Forno Italiano
Mimi Forno Italiano, an authentic spot that offers pizza and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 112 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3624 W. Baseline Road, Suite 174, to see for yourself.
This spot serves up wood-fired pizza, pasta, salad and dessert. Check out the Capricchiosa Pizza (ham, artichokes, mushroom, olives, mozzarella and oregano) or the Polpette Pizza (tomato sauce, meatballs, ham, sausage, basil and mozzarella). Save room for tiramisu. (Find the entire menu here.)
5. 3's Co Coffee Bar
Check out 3's Co Coffee Bar, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 32 reviews on Yelp. You can find the spot to score coffee and tea and more at 2710 W. Southern Ave.
On the menu, look for three varieties of waffles (plain, prOATein and bacon) along with coffee, espresso and four kinds of tea (including black, green, chai latte and dirty chai). (Check out the rest of the menu here.)