16 Pittsburgh Businesses for the Perfect Party Tray

This year’s party season is in full swing and when you’re walking about, chatting with friends and family, you want a snack you can hold in your hand. Charcuterie, dessert, and snack boards have grown to be a popular choice for a fulfilling yet simple serving. Not to mention, a wider variety of food means a better chance of there being something for everyone to eat. Kick off your gathering with hearty party trays made by Pittsburgh specialists or stop by other local businesses for the ingredients to make your own.

Pick Up A Pre-Made Tray

All in Good Taste Productions

This longtime Pittsburgh catering company offers fresh, seasonal ingredients including rosemary spiced nuts, jumbo-lump crab cakes, and more. 

Black Radish Kitchen

A boutique veggie-forward catering company from widely renowned Chef Kate Romane. One of their popular boards is their Deviled Egg Board which is a perfect side or appetizer for the holidays.

Chantal’s Cheese Shop

Cheese is the star at Chantal’s, with a huge variety of offerings from all over the world. But order a plate and mix in some charcuterie and apricots to really elevate your next gathering. 

The Fluted Mushroom

Plan your party with this family-owned business which aims to not just create amazing food, but “amazing experiences.” 

Common Plea Catering

Although Common Plea Restaurant closed in 2013, its delicious offerings are still served today in the form of a full-service event catering service. 

Pennsylvania Macaroni Company

This beloved Strip District shop, which almost always has a line at the cheese counter, also offers catering trays. Grab the 12-inch condiment tray and delight your guests with marinated artichokes, stuffed banana peppers, prosciutto, provolone, and more. 

Kimberlee Ashley Catering

Using a local-first approach, charcuterie and cheeses from as close as the Strip and Allison Park and as far away as Central Pennsylvania are curated into season-right boards replete with house-made dips, spreads and jams. 

Graze with Lenora

Each charcuterie board or table is custom-curated for every occasion, from intimate gatherings to extravagant weddings. 

Blanket & Board

Elevate your picnic in one of Pittsburgh’s many beautiful parks with an assortment of cheese, berries, chocolate, and more. In addition to charcuterie boards, picnics also include tables, pillows, blankets, candles, flowers, cups, plates, an ice bucket, ice, napkins, and utensils. 

Modern Charcuterie

Modern Charcuterie was founded by Christi Pletcher during the pandemic. Once she started posting images of her elaborate boards for fun, she discovered that people were interested in purchasing her services. Bonus: She donates 10% of all sales to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown.

The Cheese Queen

Who wouldn’t love a charcuterie board subscription as a gift? Receive local seasonal cheeses with tasty accompaniments once each month. Or if you’d just like a one time purchase opt for their Brunch Board filled with bagels, various spreads, fruit, and vegetables.

Grab Supplies For Your Own Board

Groceria Merante

This little Italian grocery store in the heart of Oakland has a full fresh deli featuring imported meats and cheeses. Plus, they have plenty of fresh bread and spread options to top off your holidays with a genuine Italian finish.

Stamoolis Brothers Co.

Load up your next party board with Greek, Italian, and Middle Eastern foods like Marinated Olives, fresh Figs, and Hot Red Pepper Spread. There’s a bakery in the store as well in case you wish to make a sweet dessert board featuring fresh baked goods.

East End Food Co-op 

When you shop at East End Food Co-op, you know you’re getting organic, quality ingredients and deli products. Pick from a wide range of smoked meats like dry salami and pepperoni or soft and hard cheeses.

Bloomfield Groceria

In Pittsburgh’s Little Italy you’ll find this specialty shop with a hot and cold food deli. Pick up pre-made foods like meatballs and sausages. You could even take a unique spin on a board and do a ravioli board with their in-house made pasta.

Linea Verde Green Market

Here you’ll find perfectly ripe, locally grown fruits and vegetables along with other treats of handmade cheese and soups. If there’s a specific ingredient you’re looking for just ask and the staff will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Pennsylvania Macaroni Company

Not only does this infamous shop carry pre-made boards but you can also find a stocked deli counter carrying imported dried meats and freshly sliced cheese. Needless to say, Pennsylvania Macaroni Company is home for the Italians in the area.

Story by Kylie Thomas / Photography by Dave Bryce / Styling by Anna Franklin

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