Ready to explore Pittsburgh now that things are opening up? Venture out to the small and homey Bloomfield/Garfield area. The neighborhood is filled with restaurants, local services, shopping, and more, that after the past year, can certainly use all the support they can get. Here are a few spots to check out:

Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop

From the light side of spiritual practices to things a little bit darker, Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop has products for the entire spiritual spectrum, including but not limited to incense, oils, candles, sage, crystals, tarot decks, books, and herbs. In addition, the shop offers readings, cleansings, reiki, and more. You can also ask for assistance with spellwork for your specific situation. Arts & Crafts is open six days a week, and online ordering is also available.

Azorean Café

Looking for warm, delicious breakfast and lunch dishes that pay tribute to Azorean/Portuguese cuisine? Look no further than Azorean Café. Named after the Azores islands, a Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean of nine volcanic islands of various sizes, the warm atmosphere and friendly service make for a great place for individual or group gatherings as well as a nice stop for a good espresso drink with a delicious sweet pastry.

Owner Elsa Santos was born and raised in the Azores favorite part of having a business: giving back to the community that supports them by offering rich island culture through food and the ambiance of her café. 

Comfort Keepers in Home Care

Recognized as a 2019 Top Workplace by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Comfort Keepers in Home Care provides high-quality essential in-home care for seniors, so their families can have peace of mind about the safety and comfort of their loved ones. From picking up prescriptions and grocery shopping to providing companionship and personal care, Comfort Keepers’ empathetic caregivers are specially trained to provide uplifting care. 

Donatelli’s Italian Food Center

Established in 1932, Donatelli’s Italian Food Center specialize in homemade Italian sausage, pastas, biscotti, and much more. There’s also a meat and cheese deli counter, where along with fresh deli products, you can get sandwiches made to order. It’s located in the heart of Bloomfield, Pittsburgh’s “Little Italy,” so you know it’s good. 

Ritter’s Diner

Ritter’s Diner brings their Greek heritage to their menu, coupled with all the classic diner items you love. Join them for a yummy breakfast any time; with the vintage diner atmosphere, it will start your day off pretty well!  

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

Jordan Snowden is a Pittsburgh transplant who loves all things literature and music-related. She runs @jord_reads_books, a thriving bookstagram (book Instagram) account where she shares her love for reading and connects with other bookworms. You can usually find her at a concert, nose-deep in a book, or hula hooping.

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