Earlier this year, we talked about Pittsburgh’s appeal as a foodie city, which earned it a spot on Livability’s Top 10 Foodie Cities list.
Famous for its unique local restaurants in eclectic settings, Pittsburgh has local experiences that revolve around tasting the city’s best cuisine.
Taste Pittsburgh’s Best Cuisine
Whether you’re looking for the perfect upscale restaurant or casual spot for ice cream, you’ll find everything you need to experience the local foodie scene in Pittsburgh. Here are the local dining experiences you just can’t miss, whether you’re a native or you’re visiting the city for the first time.
Try Primanti Bros.
Where else can you get a gigantic sandwich topped with fries and cole slaw?
Primanti Bros. is truly local, native to Pittsburgh since the 1930s, and serves food that is known far and wide as a Pittsburgh tradition. You can also find Primanti Bros. located throughout the city — in the Strip District (the restaurant’s origins), Oakland, and South Side, and at Pittsburgh’s athletic venues like PNC Park and Consol Energy Center.
Visit Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh
Market Square is a haven for food and entertainment aficionados, as it’s a popular venue for concerts, popular festivals, and farmers’ markets. Located in Downtown Pittsburgh — in the shadow of the city’s gleaming modern castle, PPG Place — Market Square is where you can find several of Pittsburgh’s essential dining destinations alongside national favorites.
Dine in the Historic Oyster House
The Oyster House has been around forever — since 1870. It’s a recognized landmark at Market Square, drawing diners for nearly 150 years for its fresh food and decadent seafood dishes, and has a unique history that you can still see displayed at the tavern.
Sample Penn State Creamery Flavors in Pittsburgh
As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said, “you don’t have to drive to Penn State to indulge in its famous ice cream.” Creamery enthusiasts serve Penn State’s best flavors — like Scholar’s Chip, Lion Tracks, and Alumni Swirl — at local ice cream shops in Pittsburgh, so you don’t need to make the 2-and-a-half-hour drive to the university for the sweet treat.
Travel the World with Pittsburgh’s International Offerings
Pittsburgh is a hub of world culture, and there’s no better place to experience the city as a whole than at its restaurants serving international cuisine. You can find everything to satisfy your world tastes, including tapas, spanakopita, and gnocci, at Pittsburgh’s best upscale restaurants.
Taste Pittsburgh as a Resident
Pittsburgh’s foodie scene is such a distinct part of the city’s culture, and it’s one of the reasons Pittsburgh is so attractive to both residents and visitors.
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