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What’s On The Menu

Lindsay Patross

What’s On The Menu?: Global Flavors

Four chefs with roots across the globe share mouth-watering specialties you won’t find anywhere else. From Wakanda braised beef to lamb Kibbeh and Chicken Tikka Masala, find some of Pittsburgh’s best international eats!

Khalils Restaurant

This Syrian restaurant, a local institution, has been feeding Pittsburghers and their families for 50 years. 

People’s Indian Restaurant 

Kilimanjaro Flavour Food Truck 

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Casa Brasil

  • 📍 Neighborhood: Highland Park
  • Website: casa-brasil.com
  • Instagram @casabrasilpgh

At Casa Brasil in Highland Park, the menu features Brazilian home cooking staples with plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan-friendly options. Click here to learn more about chef Keyla Nogueira and a preview of some of the Brazilian treats to try at Casa Brasil.

Good to know: Bossa Nights – Casa Brasil hosts a monthly happy hour featuring Brazilian jazz from the Lilly Abreu’s Trio. Check the Casa Brasil Facebook page for details on the next Bossa Night.

What’s On The Menu?: Vegan Eats

Eating vegan is good for animals, the environment, and your health. Can it also be good for your taste buds? In this episode of What’s , we take a behind-the-scenes look at some of Pittsburgh’s most popular vegan restaurants.

Apteka

This Eastern European restaurant and bar is an all-vegetable restaurant that offers vegan Pittsburghers fresh ingredients and a variety of options to choose from.  Apteka is also home to Pittsburgh’s first natural wine shop.

Onion Maiden

This Asian fusion restaurant began as a pop-up stand at a farmers market as a form of activism to get people to eat more vegan food. It eventually grew into a business. 

Reed & Co 

This bright blue stop offers healthy grab-and-go fare such as cold-pressed juices, salads and baked goods and loves to do seasonal menu changes to keep different foods in rotation. 

Shadobeni

At ShadoBeni — named after the herb— in Central Northside, features Trinidadian home cooking staples of fresh vegetarian and vegan-friendly cuisine.

What’s On The Menu?: Sweet Tooth

Nancy B’s Bakery

The small-town bakery has been around for 36 years. While they have every type of cookie you could imagine, they’re famous for their chocolate chip cookies. 

La Gourmandine Bakery

This French bakery owned by husband and wife Fabien and Lisanne Moreau is the best place in town to get a warm, buttery croissant, chocolate eclairs, cream puffs, baguettes and other French goodies. 

Happy Day Dessert Factory

This North Side ice cream shop offers over 50 flavors of homemade hard ice cream, water ice, frozen soft custard, frozen yogurt and almond milk soft serve.

Bethel Bakery 

This family-owned business was opened in 1955. They may be known for their cakes and buttercream frosting, but they also have donuts, cookies, cupcakes, tortes, and more. Bethel Bakery is well known for their paczki, which are available during lent.

What’s On The Menu?: Farm to Table

Alberta’s Pizza 

This pizza company has consistently been voted as the best food truck and the best pizza in Pittsburgh. The premise of the food truck is based on Naples traditions and as such this family-owned business makes the hand-mixed dough and fresh mozzarella every morning and all the ingredients are locally sourced from Janoski’s Farm, the original farmers market. Based on the high quality, it’s not hard to see why they hold these titles. 

Everything Juices

This restaurant offers healthy and delicious juice blend options in the form of juice blends, smoothies, bowls and herbal teas, with all the fruits and vegetables delivered fresh daily from Ebony Lunsford-Evans, owner of Farmer Girl Eb.  

Scratch & Co. 

This homey spot offers a concise menu of inventive New American plates, plus beer, wine and cocktails. The menu changes based on what a different local farmer has available that morning. The marketplace in the dining room showcases items that are also put on the menu. 

Altius 

This fine dining experience is based on contemporary American cuisine that is refined and modern with proteins being a big part of the menu — enters Footprints Farm. They provide nourishing food that is brought to the back door, literally.

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