Duration: Two days and two nights
In the city of champions, eating is practically a sport. Culture and cuisine intersect in the heart of the steel city to bring friends and family together at one table no matter the occasion. With a never-ending selection of everything from fine restaurants and classic diners to family-friendly venues and farmers markets, Pittsburgh has everything that you and your stomach are craving. This two-day road trip will guide you as you sniff out the best eats the city has to offer, whether you’re searching for a sandwich the size of your head or seeking to sample some of the state’s most famous Polish fare. And that’s just the beginning. You'll be sure to come back for seconds.
Great thing about a food tour, it doesn't stop for dinner -- it keeps on going, with one of the finest stops in the Burgh. Enjoy some burgers and beer in the holiest way possible at Church Brew Works! Located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, "the Church" offers visitors the unique experience of dining in what was once a Baptist church. There’s plenty of handcrafted brew on tap and gourmet pizza to enjoy as you sit in church pews sandwiched between beautiful stained glass-covered walls. It's an eating experience.Read More >
You’re sure to have worked up an appetite today, but the food tour isn't over. Head to Fat Heads Saloon, Pittsburgh’s famous neighborhood bar and grill. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh's eclectic South Side, Fat Heads offers an eclectic menu of sandwiches, burgers, wings, ribs and plenty more.Read More >
Dave & Andy's (Oakland-University of Pittsburgh)
Known for their deliciously famous handmade waffle cones with a sweet surprise at the bottom, Dave and Andy’s is a Pittsburgh favorite and a frequent stop of Pitt and Carnegie Mellon students. It is the ultimate in local ice cream shoppes.
Coffee Tree (Mount Lebanon)
What began as a mere in-store roaster at a local java house now boasts four retail locations in the Pittsburgh area. Founded in 1993 by father and son Bill and Bill Swoope, Coffee Tree has been voted as the #1 coffee shop in the city by Pittsburgh residents. Enjoy your morning brew as you stroll along the modest main street of Mount Lebanon, a very worthy detour indeed.
Cherry Valley Organics (Washington County)
Outside of town, wedged in Cherry Valley between the towns of Hickory and Burgettstown, Cherry Valley Organics produces over 100 varieties of vegetables and 200 varieties of specialty cut flowers. Sniff out sumptuous and summery scents as you browse the vast selection of potted plants, herbal teas, and herbal bath and body products which are hand-made right on the farm.
The Toffee House (Washington)
Made from the finest chocolate, sugar, almonds and walnuts in historic Washington, the Toffee House’s toffee selection can’t be beat. See (or taste) for yourself why it's been featured on the Food Network almost a dozen times.
Rebellion Ciderworks (Slippery Rock)
Located in a renovated barn in Slippery Rock, Pa., Rebellion Ciderworks produces artisan hard cider using the traditional rack and cloth method in their 1921 cider press. Sample delicious treats like Bittersweet Liberty and Wagon Wheel in the tasting room while enjoying views of the orchard.