Pittsburgh April 29, 2017
10 Places In Pittsburgh That Aren’t Exactly Restaurants But Serve Food To Die For
Sometimes the best food isn’t served in a traditional restaurant. It can be found in the most unexpected of places: In centerfield at PNC Park, at a picturesque park, and from a roaming food truck. Here are the 10 best unconventional restaurants in Pittsburgh.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Edgar Tacos – 2627 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Indulge in authentic tacos at Edgar Tacos, a taco truck that promises a hearty meal or a delicious snack depending on your appetite. Choose your favorite taco - chicken tacos, shrimp tacos, and carne asada tacos - then top with the condiments of your choice. Edgar Tacos is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2. Conflict Kitchen – 221 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Expect the unexpected when you visit Conflict Kitchen, a unique takeout restaurant the serves food from one county (at a time) with which the United States is currently in conflict. Enjoy an authentic meal from a country like Iran or North Korea and embrace the opportunity to learn more about the country through readings and literature. Experience Conflict Kitchen daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
3. Manny’s BBQ – PNC Park, 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Add an extra layer of excitement to your visit to PNC Park to cheer on the Pirates by visiting Manny's BBQ, a popular food stand behind centerfield. Order barbecue such as pulled pork, sliders, and burgers and, if you're lucky, run into the man himself: former Pirate Manny Sanguillen.
4. S&D Polish Deli – 2204 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Make a lunch date at S&D Polish Deli - or takeout, if you prefer - where you'll discover scrumptious and authentic Polish dishes, including haluski, stuffed cabbage, pierogies, and fresh Polish sausage. S&D Polish Deli is open Monday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5. Las Palmas Carniceria – 700 Brookline Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Stock up on all the supplies to make an authentic Mexican meal at Las Palmas Carniceria or simply order authentic tacos from the stand outside. The popular taco stand promises fresh corn tortillas and a variety of tacos, including chicken, BBQ, steak, and chorizo. Stop by Las Palmas Carniceria daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
6. The Shady Dog – Morrow Park, In Shadyside on Aiken, Pittsburgh, PA PA 15224
Treat yourself to a delicious hot dog from an old-fashioned hot dog stand when you stop by The Shady Dog. The popular hot dog stand also features other favorites such as Italian sausage, kielbasa, and chicken sausage. Vegetarians can opt for the tofurkey Italian sausage and veggie hot dogs. The Shady Dog is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
7. Pittsburgh Barbecue Company – 1000 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Order authentic barbecue takeout from Pittsburgh Barbecue Company. Peruse the generous menu that features such dishes as rack of ribs, pulled pork, smoked brisket, hickory baked beans, macaroni salad, and cornbread. Pittsburgh Barbecue Company is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. .
8. The Burgh Bites Truck
Refresh with a delicious meal from the Pittsburgh Bites Food Truck, which boasts a variety of handheld meals. Opt for the naked dog, the bacon dog, and the southern slaw dog along with such sides as homemade pickles, dill potato salad, and corn and mango salsa. The Pittsburgh Bites Food Truck visits different destinations throughout the city, such as UPMC Shadyside Hopsital Vending.
9. The Mac and Gold Truck
Sometimes nothing hits the spot like good, old-fashioned mac and cheese. And, the Mac & Gold Truck delivers. Opt for the traditional mac and cheese or go bold, trying such creations as the roast butternut squash mac and cheese or the BBQ beef brisket mac and cheese. The Mac & Gold Truck travels around the Burgh with scheduled destinations varying.
10. Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck
Satisfy your cravings for old-fashioned, authentic pierogies from the Pittsburgh Pierogi Truck. Order fresh potato and cheese pierogies, haluski, or stuffed cabbage. Stock up on your favorites by buying such frozen pierogies as potato and cheese pierogies, potato and bacon pierogies, and beef pierogies.
These are just 10 of the unconventional restaurants in Pittsburgh.
Click here for a list of some of the city’s best food trucks. Address: 2204 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Address: 700 Brookline Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Address: 2627 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Address: 1000 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216 Address: 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Address: 221 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213