5 Meat-Free and Full of Flavor Pittsburgh Restaurant Offerings

Whether you’re planning a Meatless Monday or embracing a meat-free lifestyle, these TABLE staff favorites are delectable.

Shadobeni: Doubles

1534 Brighton Road
Try Trinidad’s most famous dish, featuring curried chickpeas and chutney on a fried flatbread. Pro tip: Pair it with a mango smoothie.

Con Alma: Smoked Zucchini Bruschetta

5884 Ellsworth Avenue
Described as “vegan food with soul,” this restaurant offers both delicious food and live music. Start off with Greens & Beans, and follow up with the Smoked Zucchini Bruschetta, featuring fire-roasted tomatoes, black olives, and more.

Spak Brothers: Seitan “Cheese Steak”

5107 Penn Avenue
This popular pizza shop is a favorite with vegans, and for a good reason. It’s a cool spot, and the seitan offerings are top-notch.

Udipi Café: Dosas

4141 Old William Penn Highway, Monroeville
This vegetarian Indian restaurant specializes in South India’s Tuluva-Mangalorean and Andhra cuisine. We recommend trying one of the nearly 20 vegetarian dosas, crepes filled with an assortment of offerings, and served with sambar and coconut chutney.

Apteka: Zupa Ogórkowa

4606 Penn Avenue
This Central- and Eastern European-focused restaurant and bar features all vegan entries, including zupa ogórkowa, an amazing classic Polish sour pickle soup. Pro tip: Get there early! It’s not unusual to see a line at the door.

Owners Tomasz Skowronski and Kate Lasky were named a few weeks ago as 2023 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists — for the second year in a row.

Story by Lisa Cunningham / Photography by Laura Petrilla

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