Give Pittsburgh a Try; You Won’t Be Disappointed


Hitting up the eastern seaboard on your travels this summer? Don’t overlook Pittsburgh – not only is it one of our favorite historic American cities, its food and culture scene are exploding at a rate so fast even the locals’ heads are spinning. Check out their picks for where to eat, drink, shop and roam!

Commonplace Coffee Bar – Multiple localtions
“Commonplace Coffee is a well-known local roaster, with a couple of locations around town. One of our favorites? Commonplace Coffee at the Mexican War Streets. This cafe is bright and sunny, offering their coffee in a variety of ways, from no-frills black to more complex creations, like their lavender vanilla lattes.” – as recommended by Pittsburgh Localeur Courtney Powell

Pittsburgh Commonplace Coffee Bar
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The Vandal – Lawrenceville
“The Lawrenceville area is filled with amazing brunch spots – but if you have limited time, make sure you make it to The Vandal. This restaurant has West Coast vibes that make it feel like the coolest kid on the block. Their dishes are inventive and fresh, but they also have classics like their biscuit egg sandwich. Best of all? This spot is BYOB. My recommendation is to bring some champagne, because mimosas pair well with everything!” – as recommended by Pittsburgh Localeur Katie Ferguson

Pittsburgh The Vandal Eggs Steak Grapefruit Coffee
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Mexican War Streets – Central Northside
“In this unique area of the city you’ll find row after row of some of the most beautiful homes you’ve ever seen. Each one is so different from the next; from the color of the paint to the decorations out front, no two houses are alike. My advice? Take a drive through these streets and just admire these historic homes.” – as recommended by Pittsburgh Localeur Ryan Neeven

Pittsburgh Mexican War Streets Apartments
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Jonathan Moran Woodworks – Strip District
“Jonathan Moran Woodworks recently took up a brick-and-mortar space in the Strip District, and the shop does not disappoint. Walking in, you’ll be greeted by the scent of wood and candles and all sorts of enticing treasures. Check out the gorgeous wood pieces, grab a Pendleton blanket and explore the entire 1820 Candles (a nearby Ohio-based candle shop) collection!” – as recommended by Pittsburgh Localeur Courtney Powell

Pittsburgh Jonathan Moran Woodworks
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Caliente Pizza & Draft House – Bloomfield
“Where do I begin with Caliente Pizza? First, they’ve won an award for having the best pan pizza in the world – and I know why. This is my No. 1 go-to spot for pizza, as their dough is delicious and their ingredients are always fresh. Plus, their kitchen is open until 2 a.m. for those late-night cravings, and they have a great craft beer list to go with their pizzas. My personal favorite is the classic pepperoni, but if you like a little spice, you have to try the buffalo chicken pizza.” – as recommended by Pittsburgh Localeur Mandy Weber

Pittsburgh Caliente Pizza Draft House
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Meat & Potatoes – Downtown
“This gastropub is located downtown and is home to some of the best high-end pub food and libations around. The presentation of the food is always outstanding (perfect for Insta), but the flavors steal the show. Head out back and chill on their fenced-in patio equipped with a relaxing water fountain. You’ll be surprised to find how serene downtown can feel!” – as recommended by Pittsburgh local Katie Ferguson

Pittsburgh Meat Potatoes
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Smallman Galley – Strip District
“Smallman is quickly becoming my favorite restaurant in the city for many reasons, but mainly because of the variety of amazing food you can try each time you visit. Four different chefs set up their own kitchens in this cafeteria-style restaurant, and each one offers their own unique style of food. Every 18 months, these chefs leave and a new round of chefs come in, bringing a whole new taste and experience. Go for brunch or for their amazing happy hour specials; either option is highly recommended.” – as recommended by Pittsburgh Localeur Ryan Neeven

Pittsburgh Smallman Gallery Food
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