Shop local at these neighborhood markets.
620 Brookline Boulevard
Pitaland’s fresh pita bread is baked daily here in Brookline, but it’s not the only star at this Mediterranean bakery and market. Try some of the best gyros in Pittsburgh, along with a wide range of desserts, dried goods, and other assorted groceries.
5901 Bryant Street
This quaint Highland Park store offers lots of fresh local produce and specialty items like house-baked pepperoni and cheese rolls.
3454 Bates Street
Oakland’s longtime Italian market prides itself on providing authentic ingredients, both local and imported. Make this your first stop for homemade hot and mild sausages, prosciutto, and a wide variety of cheeses.
1327 Arch Street
This charming market in the North Side’s War Streets neighborhood specializes in locally sourced foods, including fresh breads from Mediterra Bakehouse and Pane è Pronto, seasonal selections from Gilligan’s Sorbet, house-made soups and salads, and more.
524 Grant Avenue
Brand-new as of January 2023, this corner grocer aims to bring fresh, local foods to Millvale. Co-owned by Jen Saffron of Sprezzatura and Derek Dumont, the market also has pledged its commitment to hiring local residents and providing industry training.
2923 Penn Avenue
Salem’s promotes itself as Pittsburgh’s “largest and longest-running” halal food operation, providing Middle Eastern food to residents for nearly 40 years. Among this Strip District market’s offerings are fresh produce, and international spices and desserts.
2306 Penn Avenue
This Strip District grocer is a must for cooks planning their next stir-fry. Shop from an assortment of fresh ingredients like pad pak boong, and Asian herbs, such as Thai basil and Vietnamese coriander, alongside canned and frozen offerings. Pro tip: a bag of their frozen pork dumplings sautés itself into a lovely family dinner!
Story by Lisa Cunningham / Photography by Jeff Swensen
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