5 miles southwest of Pittsburgh lies one of the coolest growing communities in the region. Combining small-town charm with steel-town grit, this walkable borough’s Main Street highlights a diverse fare of shops, galleries, and surprises. Check out our list of places you can’t miss!
More Than Words Fine Papers
Founded in 2002 by Barbara Johnson, More Than Words is the perfect place for your cute, clever, and quirky paper needs. Offering cards, notes, invitations, journals, candles, pens, personalized stationery and more, this fan favorite shop can help you craft the perfect theme for any occasion. Ask about their consulting and design services, but definitely make sure you don’t miss your chance to pet Charlie the pup!
33 East Main Street Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Coffee Company
What day on the town can’t be improved with a little caffeine? Or a lot. We’re not judging. Built inside the totally remodeled old Carnegie post office, this spot is bursting with charm and cozy corners to nestle in while you enjoy your Lavazza coffee. Be sure to grab breakfast, lunch, or a tasty baked good before heading back on the road and ask about renting the space for your next private event!
132 E Main St, Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106, United States
Slice on Broadway
Ok, when isn’t a good time for pizza? This scrummy Pittsburgh-based pizza chain is never one to pass by. Whether you grab a signature pie or build your own, everything on the menu is sure to send your taste buds on a journey straight to delicious-town. Stop in for a quick slice 7 days a week or grab a pie and hoagie to-go. Bonus: This location is BYOB, which may come in handy if you visit Quantum Spirits (see more below) beforehand!
108 E Main St Carnegie, Pennsylvania
OOH La La Boutique
When you are looking for unique, chic pieces for that super stylish person in your life, OOH La La is an essential stop – particularly if that person is you! Find everything from upscale jewelry, clothes, accessories, decor, skincare, & more. Fans of this shop rave about JoBeth’s personalized assistance and the amazing selection, so stop in for the style and leave with a new friend as well!
218 E Main St Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Puhlman’s Flower Shoppe
Open since 1908, Puhlman’s Flower Shoppe has certainly planted strong roots in the region. Offering bouquets, arrangements, plants, afghans, and gifts, you’ll be sure to find something more than just the garden variety. Pop in to snag the perfect centerpiece for your dining room table or an impromptu gift to brighten a friend’s day!
228 E Main St Carnegie, Pennsylvania
If you’re looking for hands-on personal training that prepares you for a variety of life’s challenges, do we have the spot for you! Founded in 2011, BRN Fitness is focused on their exceptional trainers that bring “an ideal combination of classic and innovative training techniques to provide dynamic workouts that suit all fitness levels.” Sounds impressive, right? Stop in to hear some amazing testimonials and see what they can do for you!
307 E Main St Carnegie, PA 15106
Black Lamb Consignments
Anyone that says they are specialists in “curiosities” immediately has our attention. This adorable shop houses the experts when it comes to the resale of just that, along with fine furniture and home decor! Whether you’re looking for that can’t miss piece or want to find out if the ceramic owl statue you found in your grandmother’s attic is a masterpiece in disguise, don’t miss your chance to find something special!
323 E Main St Carnegie, PA 15106
Skipping this stop on your visit to Carnegie would definitely haunt you. This stunning gallery highlights the empty and forgotten places throughout the region through incredible photography. Visit to see the art and grab a gift or print for the art-loving Yinzer in your life!
301 E Main St Carnegie, PA 15106
Better leave the kiddos behind for this one. This craft distillery is a highlight for the spirits and science enthusiasts alike. Offering both a tasting room and tours, Quantum is run by “Team Nerd” with a focus on using science to advance the art of spirit making. Sign up for one of their tasting panels and try a cocktail!
230 East Main Street #200, Carnegie, PA, 15106
Firebox Art Studio
This retail art gallery, owned by artist Eva Trout, features an eclectic mix of established and emerging artists from near and far. You can find paintings, prints, pottery, and glass suited to even the most discerning eye. Stop in Thursday through Sunday to fill that blank wall in your home with the statement piece it deserves.
110 E Main St Carnegie, Pa 15106
Modern Mercantile PGH
This chic shop is perfect for when your home needs that little extra something to show off your style. Described as “traditional with a twist” and loved by their customers, founders George Arnold and Larry Scott have created a shop you cannot miss. They’ve got you covered with a locally made private label line of goods including soy candles, tea, and dog treats. They also carry upcycled accessories to change up your personal style.
233 E. Main St. in Carnegie
Any day out can be improved with a little pampering. Glam Earth Organic Boutique & Spa is just where you want to be when it comes time to treat yourself. Peruse the region’s widest selection of natural and organic beauty needs or schedule a stop in their spa for a facial, Reflexology, or massage session. Glam Earth is owned/operated by Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist, Marianne Skiba who made available the same organic products she uses on her Celeb clients.
218 East Main Street Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Indian Community Center
The Indian Community Center has hosted some of the most unique events in the Pittsburgh area, celebrating Indian culture, festival celebrations, and beyond. They’ve had nights with the River City Brass, a Bollywood Extravaganza, and the recurring International Festival of Colors. Follow them on Facebook to find out what will be next!
205 Mary St, Carnegie, PA 15106
Who doesn’t want to be on the cutting-edge of style when it comes to your hair, nails, and makeup? Antina’s should be at the top of your list when you want to look, “just like the picture.” Fans of this salon rave about their attention to detail and incredible final product. Follow them for tips and inspiration, but make your appointment today!
501 W Main St Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Endure Barre Studio
We know our lives could use a little more balance, so what better place to start than a homegrown Barre studio! Owner Candice Rush, a South Hills native, has spent most of her life with a focus on fitness and is excited to bring that to Carnegie. Check out their Endurance and TRX classes to find one that is just right for you!
607 West Main St. Carnegie, PennsylvaniaThis content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.