Farmer’s markets and artisan pop-ups have become a warm-weather phenomenon once the summer season hits, and for good reason. Who doesn’t love a good farmer’s market? BUT there are plenty of market spots to hit up all year round with brick-and-mortar shine. Stop, shop and spend at the following six markets local to Pittsburgh:
52nd Street Market
With specialty sandwiches and soups and a full-line grocery, 52nd Street Market is a corner store in Lawrenceville, just three blocks up from the main, Butler Street. The corner shop offers breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and iced coffees as well as kitchen necessities including milk, bread, grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, and everything in between. Plus, cool off with its selection of Leona’s ice cream.
The Bridgeside Market
Adorned with baskets and crates filled with local goods, The Bridgeside Market in Sewickley is a deli and catering store all in one. An array of freshly made products makes the market pantry accessible with local outlets including Pennsylvania Macaroni Co., La Prima Espresso Co., Anthos Foods, Chapel Valley Honey, Lemmon Brother’s Farm, Uncle Roy’s Hot Sauce, and much more. Even order online to pick up dinner for two, hot sandwiches, breakfast, and meats & cheeses by the pound.
Linea Verde Green Market
Located in the heart of Bloomfield, Linea Verde Green Market offers fresh fruit, vegetables, dried goods, and other greens. It’s not hard to miss, just look out for the seemingly tropical oasis, bursting with greenery right on Liberty Avenue’s sidewalk. Plus, the shop has a cooler packed with refrigerated goods including juices from The Pittsburgh Juice Company, farm fresh brown eggs, tofu, Pasture Maid Creamery cheese, and other unique items. Be sure to follow the shop on Instagram and Facebook for mouthwatering announcements, like when they are selling tacos and elote or when Bitter Ends Garden & Luncheonette has items in stock at their place!
Mayfly Market and Deli
Mayfly Market and Deli is an emporium of local goods and fresh foods in the Northside. The market prides itself on food features that include produce, baked goods, coffee, sorbet, fresh bread, and other staples of milk, eggs, canned/dry goods, household items, and more. Check out its deli menu with vegan options and partnerships that include brothmonger soup delights, now available at the shop.
Tim’s Corner Market
Tim’s Corner Market offers convenience with one-of-a-kind items to fill your kitchen. The shop offers a butcher box that makes grilling a breeze (and saves a trip to the Strip). Grab some Slice Spice such as the branded Everything Pizza, Magic Garlic, or Rico’s Italian made by Slice on Broadway in Beechview. The store also carries local favorites such as Mancini’s Bakery fresh bread, Leona’s Ice cream sandwiches, Turner Dairy Farms, Pittsburgh Pasta Sauce, Pittsburgh Pickle Co., and more. Give the convenience store a follow on the official Tim’s Corner Market Facebook to stay up to date on new product alerts and other announcements.
Tom Friday’s Market
Serving Pittsburgh meats and deli treats since 1955, Tom Friday’s Market offers all-natural beef, chicken, pork, and fish, hand-carved on-site as the go-to butcher shop. It prides itself on being the last place in Pittsburgh to showcase fresh hanging sides of beef. Shop its quality meats, deli selection, homemade items, and “heat & eat” items to have your fridge stocked and meals ready for the week. Check out its long list of specialty services including home delivery, catering, and more to serve the best to the hungry ‘Burgh.
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