As a company best known for moving people to new destinations, at The Home Team, we know a thing or two about getting around! This month we’re highlighting one of our favorite unsung cities—Pittsburgh. From old world staples to new concept dining, PGH is a low-key foodie field day. We’ve assembled a short, quarantine conscious list of places we think you’ll enjoy in Steel City. In no particular order, here are five great go-to spots for takeout in PGH👇🏽
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Mike & Tony’s Gyros is one of those local family-owned places with a coveted, citywide reputation as the tasty hole in the wall of your french fry inspired dreams. For decades, Mike & Tony’s operated exclusively out of their storefront on East Carson Street, thriving with the South Side’s regular crowds of residents and weekend passers-by. They now have several locations throughout the area. They slice authentic gyro meat straight from the rotisserie into sandwiches and atop favorites like french fries and even a traditional Pittsburgh favorite— perogies🤤 Check out Mike & Tony’s Gyros for a taste of cheap, delicious, authentic Greek family love♥️
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Round Corner Cantina is the place to go in PGH for margaritas made from fresh ingredients (no bottled mix here) and “bomb” nachos— according to Google reviewers. Another thing that sets this Mexican inspired bar/restaurant apart is their impossible taco offering— which is pretty cool considering we have never seen plant-based #vegan meat on a Mexican restaurant menu🌱! Online reviews for Round Corner Cantina range from 3.5-4.5 stars, with most of the negative reviews pointing to slow dine-in service🤦🏾♂️ But don’t let that discourage you! The good news is, their takeout is excellent and now includes those freshly made margs (pictured) along with some of the best chips and salsa in the city🏆
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Della Terra Italian Bistro was once housed in an almost hidden strip mall in Harmony, but now calls a reimagined 1940’s bank building space in the heart of Zelie, home. While Della Terra isn’t the least expensive place on the list, it’s handmade pasta, locally sourced veggies, and impressive wine & cocktail menu make it one of the most popular restaurants in the city and totally worth the extra coin🍷🍝! They also offer half plates so you could definitely try more than one pasta and share authentic dishes like the Paccheri, a yummy pasta with spicy sausage called Nduja, and the Gnudi— a large pillowy gnocchi with a lovely cream sauce— that all taste like a giant, delicious hug from Nona herself👵🏼!
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The Library, located on the south side along one of America’s most significant Victorian Main Streets, is a cool spot for anyone who likes specialty cocktails, craft beer, and delicious American food. They offer amazing promos like drafts for $4 all day, every day, twice daily happy hour including weekends, and daily food specials like half off pizza days on Wednesday🍺🍕 Speaking of pizza— they’ve covered a Tombstone pizza with chicken, ranch, cheese, and FRENCH FRIES! Locals love it, and well— when in Pittsburgh🤷🏻♀️!
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We couldn’t make a list of our Pittsburgh faves without mentioning Page Dairy Mart🍦 A city staple since 1951, this classic ice cream & snack shop keeps locals and tourists alike lining up for delicacies like the cookie sundae (pictured) featuring cookies from famous local sweet spot Nancy B’s Bakery🍪 along with old school snack faves like nachos covered with cheese sauce and jalapeños! They’re open for pick up and delivery— so don’t forget the sweets!
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