Strip District: Pittsburgh

The “Strip District” in Pittsburg is a vibrant area of converted warehouses, old style grocers and gourmet shops where one can indulge in classic Italian eateries, spice shops or seafood markets. We loaded up on Asiago cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoni calzones, and calamari salad. Wholey’s Market offers the best lobster rolls and soft-shelled crab sandwiches. Penzey’s Spices is the best place to get specialty spices that may be difficult to get in your own neighborhood. Roxanne’s Dried Flowers offered so many ideas and arrangements on how to decorate your home with natural items. I came away with “nasturtiums seeds”, eucolyptus plants and a few ideas for floral arrangements.

The faded signs from companies long gone add a charm to the city in and around the “strip district”, and even those businesses still in service are fun to peruse!

Bloody Mary’s with soft-shelled crabs, spicy shrimp and olives at Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille.
Shopping for fresh fruit at Wholey’s Market to have in the hotel room.
No matter what city we are in, there is nothing like hot “roasted peanuts”,  they are a great snack while shopping or sightseeing!

Stay stylish,

13 Replies to “Strip District: Pittsburgh”

  1. I can still remember as a child growing up in Chicago and always going to markets like this with my mom and sister. Everything looks freshly picked. You just don’t find many of them anymore. Nice pics!

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  2. Just saying the sign for hot roasted peanuts makes me hungry from them. Years ago it seemed like hot nuts were available many places, but I haven’t seen any recently.

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  3. This is one of the places that I go to when I come to Da Burgh . It’s touristy, but a lot of locals shop there too. Too bad you didn’t go to that place that just screams out Pittsburgh , Primanti Brothers. It’s right in the Strip district and it’s the place to go during football and hockey season. The sandwiches are huge and so good.

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      1. My youngest brother has an infant son and they were in a hurry to get home. But, my niece and I were fixated with the idea of stopping in for taste. This is definitely on our list for our next visit to Pitt!!!


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