Food Travel – Guide to Pittsburgh

The foodie in me is ready to go anywhere to find a good meal! I will pay the big bucks for a night out with good food or hit up a hole in the wall that everyone says has the best burger! That’s why I jumped at the chance to visit Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to see if the food is as good as everyone says it is. I was not disappointed by the food or the awesomeness of Pittsburgh!! Here are some of my favorite restaurants and dishes in Pittsburgh. 

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Smallman Galley

My food experience in Pittsburgh started at Smallman Galley in the Strip District. It’s a genius concept that shows that Pittsburgh is a foodie town that knows how to eat!

The owners want to give chefs a fair shot and allow them to try out their restaurant concept with less risk than opening up a new restaurant on their own. The chefs get a chance to test the concept and recipes! 4 Chefs spend 18 months at Smallman Galley where they can gain a following and fine tune their restaurant concept. Some chefs might discover that being a restaurant owner is not for them and others might find out that the concept is next big thing.

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The patrons get to order from 1 or all 4 of the restaurants. This is perfect for when your husband doesn’t like the same food as you. He’ll get a burger from Provision PGH, and I’ll get a Horseradish Gnocchi with house-made black pepper ricotta, wild arugula, oyster mushrooms, and the best tasting kale from Carota Cafe.

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Smallman Galley
54 21st Street
Pittsburgh, PA
412-904-2444

Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen is a yummy way to learn about different cuisines that are from countries that the United States is in conflict with! When I visited, the entire menu was focused on Iran. Now, the menu is focused on the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. I’ve never heard of it – which is why I love Conflict Kitchen! Of course, I immediately started researching it! The food is served in a large paper that explains all about the people, politics, and food of the people that Conflict Kitchen is focused on.

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Conflict Kitchen
221 Schenley Dr
Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15213
412 802 8417

The Vandal

Vandal is a super stylish and chic restaurant that has a finely tuned menu that I am still dreaming about!

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I decided to live on the edge and try something called red peas for breakfast! I was rewarded with a burst of flavors. The dish has braised Anson Mills Sea Isle red peas, topped with a poached farm egg, a bright herbal green sauce and served with “five points” sourdough toast. This is an epic explosion of my taste buds!

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The Vandal
4 3 0 6  Bu t l e r  St.
Pi t t s b u r g h, PA
412-251-0465

Waffles INCaffinated

Grab the best waffles in town from Waffles InCaffenated. They have everything you can think on a waffle! From savory to sweet, you can create your coffee and waffles with whatever your heart desires on top!

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Waffles INCaffinated
2517 E. Carson St. 
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
412-301-1763

Station

The drinks and wigs are the perfect night out dinner for meeting up with friends or for a casual date night! The crispy chicken wings are going to bring me back to Pittsburgh because the memory of these flavors is not enough!

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Simple ingredients that don’t tell the story the way this photo does! A food photo can bring me right back to flavor in a second!

Station
4744 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15224
(412) 251-0540

To find out more about Pittsburgh and what is new with this awesome Foodie town through > Visit Pittsburgh and follow the hashtag #lovepgh

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