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“I’m a huge breakfast sandwich fan! Where can I find the best sandwich in the city?” – Will H.
There ain’t nothing like starting the day with a top-notch breakfast sandwich. Luckily, here in Pittsburgh, we have plenty of great options.
My favorite has to be from the Pear and the Pickle in Troy Hill. They nail it every. single. time. The menu is inspired by the owner’s time in New York, and it features a traditional bodega-style egg sandwich. These sandwiches are served all-day, and are made-to-order with your choice of bacon, sausage, and cheese. Do note that the shop gets crowded on the weekends, so a take advantage of the fact they are open Tuesday – Sunday.
We also love our friends at Wise County Biscuits. They bring their biscuit popup to different breweries, events, and markets around the city. Keep an eye on their Instagram for their next event. Our favorite sandwich is “Sallie’s Snack,” with Pimento cheese, Fried Egg, and Chow Chow.
The folks over at Bitter Ends Garden really know what they are doing in the breakfast sandwich department. These sandwiches a bit lighter, and definitely more vegetable-forward… but there’s nothing wrong with that! Don’t forget to grab a donut while you’re there.
Finally, I just tried the breakfast sandwich at DiAnoia’s Eatery this weekend and it’s super solid. However, the star of that meal was their breakfast pizza by the slice – yum!
“What foods should I have on my “Pittsburgh Summer Dining Bucket List?” – Audrey I.
Wow. Pittsburgh Summer Dining Bucket List??? I like the way you think! This is a great idea. There are still a few weeks left to fine-tune everything, but my summer dining shortlist would have to be…
A lobster roll from Cousins Maine Lobster. Preferably while drinking a cold beer, and preferably while sitting outside. Hitchhiker Brewing in Sharpsburg hosts them often, and can check all three boxes! (Lobster ✅Beer ✅Patio ✅)
Just down the street in Sharpsburg is Sugar Spells Scoops, Pittsburgh’s first vegan ice cream shop! These sundaes are completely plant-based, delicious, and honestly…. just super aesthetically pleasing. Every ice cream has a fun name and a fun flavor!
Frozen cocktails from… anywhere selling frozen cocktails! Last summer we published an entire guide on frozen drinks in Pittsburgh. Be sure to bookmark that for the months ahead!
The shaved ice from Gus & Yiayia’s is a Pittsburgh classic! Enjoy a cup on a hot day while strolling around Allegheny Commons Park.
We also published our Pittsburgh Patio Dining Guide earlier this month. Talk about summer goals. This is another list to bookmark for the months ahead!
We’re completely bias, but our brunch festival, BrunchBurgh, is one of our favorite events of the summer. It features all of your breakfast favorites under one roof! We’re talking waffles, Bloody Marys, breakfast pizza, juice, coffee, donuts, and much more! Tickets go on sale very soon (and will sell out!) so follow our social media and sign up for our email list to be the first to know!
And if you’re looking for more summer events and festivals, check out of 2019 Food Festival Guide.
This topic could definitely warrant its own article (😉), so we’re going to keep thinking about it! If you have a suggestion, leave it in the comments below!
“I’m not a huge beer fan, but I love to social aspect of breweries. Where is a good place to hang out that serves more than just beer?” – Conrad T.
This is a great question! I’ve found that many breweries offer cider, wine, and soda, even if it is not advertised on their draft list. I would always ask a bartender if this is an option. Also, because many breweries have rotating selection food trucks, it could be fun to stop by a brewery when your favorite truck is there, giving you something else to look forward to.
Because Federal Galley on the Northside is so big, it has a similar feel to many breweries. They offer a fully stocked bar, great cocktail list, plenty of food options, two sprawling patios, and live music nights!
Threadbare Cider House on the Northside serves, you guessed it, cider. The space has a fun feel and a great menu of homemade pizza and appetizers.
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