As our beloved Pittsburgh Steelers remain 7 – 0, there’s never been a better time to tailgate. Due to Covid-19, tailgating may look different this year but we have put together a list of the best snacks to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. 

Smallman Street Deli 

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Cherished as a local staple, Smallman Street Deli has been serving Jewish style deli food to the people of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities since 2001. They offer a deluxe and traditional tray option on their catering menu that is perfect for an at home tailgate. These trays include an array of meats and cheeses including corned beef, pastrami, salami, roast beef, american, swiss, provolone, pepper jack, and much more! All trays also come with lettuce, tomato, condiments, fresh bread, and kosher pickles. 

Pita My Shawarma 

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Switch it up from the traditional food of football lovers and grab some shawarma. Located in Lawrenceville, Pita My Shawarma is a food truck turned storefront serving up delicious pita wraps, bowls and salads, loaded fries, and their newest item pita nachos! Full of fresh, quality ingredients they also offer catering, perfect for enjoying while preparing to cheer on your favorite team. 

The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company

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Take us out to the ballgame with goodies from The Pittsburgh Popcorn Company. With a host of classic flavors including the quintessential Smacker Jacks, a mix of all natural hot and gooey caramel corn and roasted peanuts, in addition to Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, Crunchy Caramel, Sweet ‘n Salty Kettle, Buttery Movie Style, and Cheddar & Caramel Mix. Set up your very own popcorn bar and even order a custom tin! 

Big Shot Bob’s House of Wings 

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Hailed as the home of the best wings in the ‘burgh, Big Shot Bob’s House of Wings has multiple locations spanning across Western PA. Offering more than 50 flavors consisting of classic bbq, lemon pepper, and mild to their signature flavors such as Ace Boogie, Cool Runnings, and Steel City. It’s not a tailgate without wings and Big Shot Bob’s has got you covered! 

Sinful Sweets 

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Fulfill your sweet tooth with chocolate covered treats from Sinful Sweets. From chocolate covered fruit, pretzels, bacon, bark, to cupcakes, and cookies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Sinful Sweets is currently offering free shipping on all orders over $10, so grab your close family and friends and let the tailgating begin! 

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

Rebecca is a Pittsburgh transplant of five years with experience in content writing, social media management, public relations, web editing, and much more. Her passion for food inspired her to create an Instagram based food blog that shares a combination of local cuisine and homemade meals. When she’s not focusing on food, she also enjoys the Pittsburgh arts and entertainment scene, from Broadway shows, music festivals, to gallery crawls. She is excited to share her love for all things Pittsburgh with future readers!

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