It’s no secret that Pittsburgh has a great food scene. Between the scratch-made family recipes, unique takes on classics, stunning restaurant design, and jaw-dropping views, Pittsburgh has it all – well almost.

One food concept that Pittsburgh did not have until recently has totally changed the game for small restaurants with delicious international flair. Insider Eats is a Pittsburgh food delivery service that partners with international chefs to bring new access to exclusive global cuisine. By offering online ordering with pick-up and delivery options, worldwide flavors are just a click away!

Partnerships with Local Chefs & Restaurants

Currently, Insider Eats has partnerships with 12 different local chefs bringing classic cuisines from all around the world to your door! From Nigeria to Peru to Jamaica, Insider Eats has created a space where customers can explore menus from different continents through local restaurants specializing in international dishes.

Here are each of the featured cuisines and the local chef and restaurant partnered with Insider Eats:

  • Puerto Rican / Chef Yvette / Flavor of Puerto Rico
  • Jamaican / Chef Leon / Leon’s Caribbean Restaurant
  • Japanese / Chef Minoru / Fujiya Ramen
  • Korean / Chef Simon / Soju
  • Nigerian / Chef Saudat / Fab’s Kitchen 
  • Indian / Chef Usha / Taj Mahal
  • Peruvian / Chef Shelbin / Chicken Latino
  • Ethiopian / Chef Seifu Haileyesus / Tana
  • Polish / Chef Carl / Cop Out Pierogies
  • Vietnamese / Chef Sông / Saigon 88
  • Lebanese / Chef Jason / Pita My Shawarma
  • Mexican / Chef Jesús / La Palapa

You might recognize some of these chefs or restaurants, and others might be new to you. That is the beauty of Insider Eats! You can enjoy international cuisine you already know and love, as well as explore cuisines from regions of the world you might not have even realized had their own style of foods.

Always New Menus

The menus are always being updated with new restaurants as Insider Eats continues to grow! The newest addition is the Mexican menu from Chef Jesús at La Palapa. We are personally so excited about this addition because we love La Palapa! Located right in the heart of the South Side, La Palapa is a tasty spot for authentic Mexican food. Everything is exceptional, from their Empanadas to Fajitas Nayarit Specialty to their sweet cinnamon sugar Churros.

Some other popular menu items and featured chef choices are the following: Sambusa from the Ethiopian menu, Puff Puff from the Nigerian menu, Jerk Chicken from the Jamaican menu, Pho Noodles Soup from the Vietnamese menu, and the Polish Platter from none other than the Polish menu! The vast amount of options for international specialties within Insider Eats will keep you coming back, trust us. For each menu’s full details, head to the menu page on Insider Eats’ website.

Support from the Community

Insider Eats has quite the buzz going in the foodie community as highlights are shared on the homepage of the Insider Eats website. We spoke with Ashley Cesaratto, Community Developer for Insider Eats and foodie @eatingwithashley.pgh on Instagram, and this is what she had to say.

“I have truly enjoyed working as the community developer for Insider Eats. IE’s mission of helping to promote international chefs and their cuisines is so important to the Pittsburgh community; it allows small, family-owned businesses more visibility among curious eaters, and it introduces community members to amazing and unique flavors that they might not have otherwise tried or even known about. Pittsburgh is a beautiful melting pot of food, culture, and traditions, and Insider Eats helps to tell those stories through food.”

By trying cuisines you may have never tried before, you are not only exposing yourself to a new culture’s cuisine, but also supporting local chefs with their small family-owned businesses. It is definitely a tasty win-win scenario!

Insider Eats makes it so simple to order international favorites right to your home or business, making it perfect for any occasion. Looking for a weekday work lunch, movie night cuisine, or something to bring to a weekend get-together with friends? Insider Eats has your back. You can unlock free delivery within 22 miles of Pittsburgh by providing your email address to receive a promo code. Could Insider Eats get any better?!

More Coming Soon…

More partnerships are already in the works as 2 new chefs are listed on the Insider Eats website under the title coming soon…Chef Alihan and Chef Tu Wade! We can’t wait to see what those chefs will bring to the table when their menus launch!

This is only the beginning for this one-of-a-kind startup in Pittsburgh. Exciting things are always to come with Insider Eats. To stay up to date on menu additions and changes, follow Insider Eats on Instagram @insider.eats! As always, support local!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Francesca Ferrante

Francesca Ferrante aka The412Franimal is a Blogger/Influencer for travel and ALL things Pittsburgh. Typically you can find her all over the US exploring the best food, views and adult beverages, or at a local PGH brewery watching whatever sport is in season. Passionate about helping others make the best memories, she loves sharing recommendations and tips for restaurants, events, happy hours & more!

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