Pittsburgh Public Market
I often venture to the Strip District for random things. And I often forget about the Pittsburgh Public Market on those trips. It’s just far enough away from everything else that I forget it’s there.
I had a half day last Friday and made a pit-stop on my way to the car. I was in search of lunch and boy am I glad I stopped. That place is jam packed with tasty treats. I did a quick loop before deciding on a Sausage Roll from Blighty. It was so good in fact that when I went back to gush to Chris Johnston, the chef, he gave me another one for free which I quickly gobbled up. More things should be that simple: Sausage (sweet or hot) wrapped in puffed pastry.
I also had to get some homemade pierogies from Gosia’s Pierogies. You know, because I’m a yinzer and n’at. They were good… I’ve had better for sure. I’m going to assume because they looked like they had been sitting awhile. They were a little too crispy and chewy. They do have a few frozen varieties you can take home and try which I might have to do when Mrs. T’s just aren’t cutting it anymore.
The Market is also filled with various kinds of pastry and other unique eats you can’t find anywhere else. It has an impressive list of merchants that seems to be constantly growing.
I only wish there were more produce stands. I dream of the kind of unique open-aired markets you see in Portland and Seattle and New York. But this is pretty darn exciting start in my opinion.