‘Tis the season to support your favorite Pittsburgh restaurant – and give a great gift!
From tee-shirts to pickles, these restaurant have some incredible merch available right now. Don’t see your favorite restaurant on the list? Order a gift card… or, better yet, order a gift card and dinner from them tonight.
Holiday Gifts from Pittsburgh Restaurants
Mi Empanada: Lawrenceville’s Mi Empanada has a new Alfajores Holiday Pack in-store right now. Each box contains 12 Alfajores (sweet sandwich cookies), wrapped in a gift box for $22. The restaurant also sells jars of their chimichurri, chili and hot sauces. (4034 Butler Street)
Mediterra Cafe: Both locations of Mediterra Cafe (in Sewickley and Mt. Lebanon) offer lots of gift ideas, from artisan olive oils to local cheeses. They’ve also started offering unique selections of gift baskets, including the Holiday Sweets Basket, with cookies, hot chocolate, crackers and sweets, and the Italian Basket, with pasta, roasted peppers and more. Or, you can build your own! (292 Beverly Road, Mt. Lebanon and 430 Beaver Street, Sewickley)
Scratch & Co: Scratch & Co. has just launched a new lineup of canned products, including Red Sauerkraut, Apple Butter, Pickled Red Beets, Pickled Yellow Beets, Fermented Root Vegetables, and Pickled Carrots. They’re available by the jar (for $5.25), or as a MADE gift set with one jar of Apple Butter and one jar of Red Sauerkraut for $12, and includes a sharpie with a blank back label, so you can write your own message. Order online, or find them at Adda Bazaar in Garfield.
My Goodness: Gift baskets with local Pittsburgh products are available from My Goodness in Regent Square. They also have handmade mugs and bags of coffee for smaller gifts. Call them at 412-727-1657 for help putting a basket together – and they also deliver. (1104 S. Braddock Ave.)
Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream: Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream is offering their gourmet Hot Cocoa Gift Sets available with free nationwide shipping for $39.50. Each kit includes Millie’s Hot Cocoa mix, four scratch-made marshmallows, a Millie’s mug, and a bag of holiday chocolates from Mon Aimee Chocolat. They also have gift orders of their ice cream available for shipping, including a Holiday Variety Pack with four or six pints of ice cream and a Sundae Box.
Bierport: If you have someone on your list who knows really good beer, get them the Epic Beer Basket from Bierport. It contains two premium 22 oz. Epic bottles, including Big Bad Baptist Peanut Butter Cup, and Big Bad Baptist Double Peanut Butter Cup for $59.99, available online for curbside pickup at their Lawrenceville shop. Other gift baskets include PA Cider, Belgian Imports, Flavored Stouts… or you can create your own. (4115 Butler Street)
Commonplace Coffee: We love the sampler packs available from Commonplace Coffee, which offer three 8oz. bags of coffee. They’re available in three selections (The Continent Collection, The Original Three and Roaster’s Choice Trio), and can be purchased at Commonplace locations, or online.
Hidden Harbor and The Independent: Hidden Harbor and sister restaurant The Independent have some great merch available at their online shop right now, including O.G. Zombie Glasses (in pink or yellow, for $15 each), pint glasses, Swizzle Sticks, and (the perfect stocking stuffer!) match books for $5. They also have an awesome selection of locally-made products available in their Holiday Shop, including ceramics, ornaments, bath products and more. And this week, Hidden Harbor has introduced the first in a series of cocktail boxes, which include glasses and to-go cocktails. They can be pre-ordered until noon on Friday, December 11 for pickup on Saturday.
Piccolo Forno: Give the gift of fresh-made pasta this year! Right now, you can now purchase select Piccolo Forno sauces and pastas by the pound. Place an order by calling 412-622-0111. Pasta is available for pickup at their Lawrenceville location. (3801 Butler Street)
De Fer Coffee & Tea: The Strip District’s De Fer Coffee & Tea has a lovely selection of coffee and tea gift baskets available for shipping, with a Coffee Sample Pack, featuring four different 4 oz. bags. Other products available for purchase include bitters, ceramics, chocolates, honey and syrup from Paul Family Farms, Pittsburgh Pickle Company products and salts from Steel City Salt. Shop online.
Threadbare Cider: In addition to all of the bottles of cider and holiday packs available at Threadbare Cider, they have also teamed up with Moop for a special gift box for the holiday season featuring a custom Moop-designed bag and two bottles of Threadbare’s 2020 Release of Sweet Cherry Cider. Each tote is $55 and can be purchased online, or in their cidery. (1291 Spring Garden Street)
Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group: The Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group (Poulet Bleu, tako, Butcher & the Rye, Coop de Ville and more) has launched a new holiday gift card called The Black Card. Each card is $500, is reloadable, and recipients receive 10% off every in-restaurant purchase with the card through the end of 2021. Black Cards will be accepted at all current and future Richard DeShantz restaurants, and don’t expire. They’re available for purchase online.
William Penn Tavern: You can now purchase William Penn Tavern’s Tavern Sauce, available in Buffalo, Kitchen Sink and Hot, for shipping nationwide. Each jar of sauce is $8 (or get all three for $22), and available for purchase online.
Leona’s Ice Cream: You’ll find the cutest merch from Leona’s Ice Cream as part of their collaboration with Commonwealth Press in their online shop. Choose from a variety of tee-shirts in their online shop, plus tanks and a holiday sweater, too. They also have custom holiday totes for $13 and available for shipping.
Enrico Biscotti Company: In addition to their famous Big Red Tins of fresh-baked biscotti, Enrico Biscotti Company also sells hand-painted biscotti jars for $125, filled with biscotti. Order online. (2022 Penn Avenue)
Forma Pasta: Newly-opened Forma Pasta shop offers fresh-made pasta by the pound, along with jarred sauces. They also offer three-month mini gift subscriptions for their pasta subscription service for $60. During the holiday season, you can also purchase a Holiday Pasta Bundle, which will be delivered in January, and includes four pounds of dried pasta, three jars of sauce, and the fresh pasta box of the month for January. Order online.
Lorelei: Looking for an awesome stocking stuffer? Lorelei has tiny bottles of Underberg (a German digestif bitter) available for only $3 each. They’re also hosting a Winter Market, with locally-made cards, ornaments, wallets, tea blends, and much more. (124 S. Highland Avenue)
Bitter Ends Garden & Luncheonette: While Bitter Ends Garden & Luncheonette is currently open only for Friday pickup (check their Instagram for more details), right now, they also have Bitter Ends tee-shirts available for sale online. Shirts are $25 each, and will be shipped.
Miracle: Pop-up holiday bar Miracle (located this year on Sixth Street, in the former Pork & Beans location) is offering some of their beloved holiday glassware for purchase, including this festive Miracle punch bowl, which comes with four classic Eggnog glasses. (136 6th Street)
Chantal’s Cheese Shop: The lovely Chantal’s Cheese Shop in Bloomfield is pretty much a one-stop shop for all of your gifting needs. From stocking stuffers (like mini jam jars) to bags of a519 hot chocolate mix, they can also prepare custom gift baskets, cheese platters, charcuterie plates and more. (4402 Penn Avenue)
Adda Bazaar: From drinkware to home decor, the retail space at Adda Bazaar coffee shop in Garfield has lots of holiday presents – including coffee and chocolate subscriptions, coffee and tea boxes (like the Travel From Home Box, which includes a Bombabird mug, Goodio Finnish chocolates and a bag of Verve coffee), and a Self-Care Package, with candles, chocolates, tea and more. Shop online, or in-store, as they also offer private shopping experiences. (200 S. Highland Avenue)