Pittsburgh Food Tour-PART 2

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We waited for Grayson to return from college for holiday break before heading back to Pittsburgh to do some more exploring. We took him to a couple of our favorite places from the first tour and discovered a few new places together!

Photo from East End Food Coop

Photo from East End Food Coop

EAST END FOOD CO-OP

7516 Meade Street

East End

https://www.eastendfood.coop

Rating: ☺︎☺︎☺︎☺︎

 

You might think it’s strange that we would go to Pittsburgh and make a point to visit a grocery store, but my sisters and I have been known to go to Whole Foods for dinner, so… 

When you live in Central PA with very few options, Whole Foods and the East End Food Co-op are a big treat.  This place is a gem hidden off the beaten path.  The produce is exceptional, there is a kombucha bar, and they have things you can’t find anywhere.  We gathered lots of treasures here to take home.  

*And they have Leona’s ice cream sandwiches! 

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WALTER’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN 

4501 Butler Street

Lawrenceville

http://walterspgh.com

Rating:  ☺︎☺︎☺︎☺︎☺︎

 

If you like authentic Southern BBQ in a super cool & relaxed atmosphere, a visit to Walter’s is a must. There is both indoor and outdoor seating here complete with a big *MASH* tent, green “grass” outdoor carpeting, space heaters, picnic tables, porch swings, and adirondak chairs peppered around. You feel like you’re at your neighbors house for a cookout, but you don’t have to bring anything and can leave whenever you want:-) Everything we had was outstanding. The boys liked it here a lot. They have a weekend brunch that sounds great too.  We will definitely be back!

Photo from Millie’s

Photo from Millie’s

MILLIE’S

Homemade Ice Cream

232 S Highland Avenue

Shadyside

http://www.millieshomemade.com

Rating:  ☺︎☺︎☺︎☺︎

 

Millie’s ice cream was definitely good and they have unique flavors, but when you’ve grown up eating PSU Creamery and Myer Dairy ice cream, it’s a big cone to fill.  Personally, I’d rather have a Leona’s ice cream sandwich.  Since this visit, they have added a brioche ice cream sandwich that looks like it might give Leona’s a run for it’s money!

Photo from Patagonia

Photo from Patagonia

PATAGONIA

SHADYSIDE

5509 WALNUT STREET

https://www.patagonia.com/patagonia-pittsburgh-5509-walnut-st-pittsburgh-pa-15232/store_1504720107.html

We love to ski, so Patagonia is one of our favorite stores!

Rating: ☺︎☺︎☺︎☺︎☺︎

ARHAUS

235 S Highland Avenue

Right across the street from Millie’s Ice Cream

https://www.arhaus.com/store/pittsburgh-pa/

Fabulous Furniture store!

Rating: ☺︎☺︎☺︎☺︎☺︎

WEISSHOUSE

324 S Highland Avenue

Just down the street from Arhaus

https://www.weisshouse.com

Also a Fabulous Furniture store! They have really unusual new and vintage pieces and over 5,000 samples of floor coverings. Love this store!

Rating: ☺︎☺︎☺︎☺︎☺︎

We finished the day at Everyday Noodle and it was just as good the second time!

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CHEERS!

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A FEW OF THE OTHER PLACES WE LIKE TO VISIT:

REI

412 S 27th Street

SOUTHSIDE

https://www.rei.com/stores/pittsburgh.html

SCHENLEY PARK

https://www.pittsburghparks.org/schenley-park

Great place to run and catch a great view of the Pittsburgh skyline.

PHIPPS CONSERVATORY

One Schenley Park

https://www.phipps.conservatory.org

We saw a Dale Chihuly exhibit here that we will never forget!

Always something great happening. Worth a visit. Or two.

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART

4400 Forbes Avenue

Oakland

https://cmoa.org

Senator john heinz history center

1212 Smallman Street

The Strip District

https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org

pittsburgh vintage mixer

A unique vintage vendors fair.

You have to see it to believe it!

https://pghvintagemixer.com

Bakery square

6450 Penn Avenue

East End

http://bakery-square.com

Southside Works

Southside

https://southsideworks.com

the farmer’s daughter flowers

431 East Ohio Street

https://www.thefarmersdaughterflowers.com/home

legume

214 N Craig Street

Oakland

http://www.legumebistro.com

Fantastic Restaurant!

 

HERE ARE THE NEXT 10 RESTAURANTS ON OUR LIST!

1. Cousins Maine Lobster food truck(Just finished reading their book!)

2. Lorelei

3. Gaucho Parilla Argentina

4. Meat & Potatoes

5. Butcher + The Rye

6. Fish nor Fowl

7. Tako

8. Macaron Bar

9. Spoon

10. Gluten Free Goat

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Kristie Putt