Pittsburgh December 17, 2017
10 Pittsburgh Staples You Should Have Tried By Now
Quick! What are some of the foods that immediately come to mind when you think of Pittsburgh? Those hearty chipped chopped ham sandwiches that make the perfect lunch? Or, how about a mouthwatering chocolate covered pretzel from Sarris Candies for dessert? Some foods have just become synonymous with Pittsburgh, like these 10 Pittsburgh staples you should have tried by now. Have you?
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1. Chipped Chopped Ham
If you live in Pittsburgh, you've tried chipped chopped ham at least once. Smack some between a fresh bun and voila! You've got a hearty meal.
Pittsburghers love their pierogies. Come on now. How many other MLB baseball teams do you know that have racing pierogies? Fortunately, finding a scrumptious meal of homemade pieorgies in the Burgh is pretty easy.
3. Primanti Brothers Sandwich
The Primantis Brothers sandwich gets just as much flack as it does praise. But, if you haven't tried one yet, how do you know on which side of the coin you fall? The popular Pittsburgh sandwich, topped with coleslaw and fries, has been a staple since 1933.
4. Original Oyster House Fish Sandwich
Haven't had an Original Oyster House fish sandwich yet? You know, the sandwich with the fish fillet so big that the sides spill over the bun? Head to Pittsburgh's oldest restaurant to try one of the city's favorite staples.
5. Fried Zucchini
Yinzers love their fried zucchini. In fact, you can find the scrumptious favorite at many area restaurants. Haven't tried it yet? You just don't know what you're missing.
6. Pamela’s Pancakes
Start the day off right with - or heck, have a mid-day meal of - what has been called the city's best pancakes. Pamela's Diner boasts several locations in the Pittsburgh area, each serving the scrumptious pancakes. One piece of advice, however: Go hungry.
7. The O’s Fries
Do you remember the first time you went to the Original Hot Dog Shop and ordered fries? Did your jaw drop at just how huge the portion was - whether you ordered a small or a large? No? Head to the Oakland eatery quick. You haven't lived until you've had an order of fries at the O.
8. The Pittsburgh Salad
We, Pittsburghers, like to multitask. Take the Pittsburgh Salad: A generous salad topped with - what else? - French fries. You've got an entire meal on one plate. What could be better?
9. Sarris Candies
Mmm...mmm...Pittsburgh is known for plenty of things. But, Sarris Candies has to be one of the sweetest. The Canonsburg chocolate shop is known for its chocolate covered pretzels, peanut butter meltaways, and chocolate bars.
10. Heinz Ketchup
We live in a Heinz town. That means we eat Heinz ketchup, mustard, and other foods. It's probably a safe assumption that the majority of Pittsburghers have tried a Heinz food product at least
Which of these Pittsburgh staples is your favorite? Love pierogies? You might just want to hit this
pierogi trail in the Burgh.