We hope you’re supporting local businesses as much as you can this holiday season, so we’re here with a few more you should check out! This time, we’re talking about our favorite spots in Oakmont and Verona. We have you covered whether you’re looking for some new takeout, a trip to the salon, or a little last-minute holiday shopping!

Oakmont Olive Oil Company

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Take your meals to the next level with Oakmont Olive Oil Company. They feature award-winning extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, along with a variety of local and complimentary products. They’re happy to help you pair flavors and offer recipe suggestions, so branch out a little! They currently have extended store hours for the holidays, offer private shopping appointments, and can accommodate curbside pick-up or local delivery. And you should keep an eye on their website for their virtual cooking classes!

Precious + Posh Boutique

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Precious + Posh is the place to shop for your favorite kiddos! Their clothes are modern, unique, and stylish, blending classic with fresh to bring you the best quality pieces. We love that many of their products are exclusive to them, so we aren’t just buying the same thing every other kid is wearing. Precious + Posh offers an extensive collection of Communion, Christening, and formal wear, along with every holiday outfit and pajama you could want. They also sell a variety of toys, accessories, books and gifts, making this a one-stop-shop for all of the little ones in your life. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for last-minute holiday deals!


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Pick out something new-to-you at Shift, a boutique for womxn, by womxn. It’s owned by personal stylists, so you know you’ll walk out with pieces that you’ll feel amazing in! They’re passionate about sustainable style and love playing match-maker to help you find the perfect clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry, and handbags. Their curated collection is size-inclusive, too. Shop safely with their Shift Style Boxes, personal shopping appointments, or shopping their online Poshmark Closet. Shift is offering curbside pickup and complimentary shipping for orders over $50. And make sure you check out their Facebook and Instagram for all the latest!

Lon Micheals Hair Color Lounge

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Get a fresh look at Lon Micheals Hair Color Lounge before the holidays. It’s an upscale experience where you’ll feel totally safe since it’s just the two of you – no noisy, crowded salons here! They are an Aveda concepts salon, using all Aveda producs and hair color. They specialize in hair coloring, corrective hair coloring, haircuts, and dry textured hair cutting. Book an appointment ASAP to get the attention your hair cut and color deserve!

Call 412-826-9054 to reserve your private appointment.   

The Pub at 333

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Get some takeout or delivery (if you’re in Oakmont or Verona) from The Pub at 333. It’s an oh-so-quaint gastropub and local favorite since they opened in 2016…one taste from their small but mighty scratch kitchen will have you coming back for more. You’ll find hand-tossed artisanal pies, crispy seasoned whole wings, even a beef tenderloin gyro that will have you reaching for seconds. They’re known for their cocktails and love putting their own spin on everything they serve. When you can dine in again, you’ll also love their wines on tap and beer list with a rotating selection of local microbrews. So…who’s picking up?

The Lot at Edgewater

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We hope you’re hungry, because The Lot at Edgewater is another must-try spot! It’s a new-age diner, chop house, drinkery, and cigar bar – think upscale casual, uber-cool. They focus on artfully prepared and seasonal ingredients, which means they’re using as many locally sourced ingredients as they can in their daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. We love that they always have plant-based dishes on the menu, too. Add in 30 cocktails on tap, made with house-made simple syrups, an extensive wine and spirits list, a cigar bar, and a spacious patio with heaters and fire pits and, well, we’ll meet you there.

Carnivores Restaurant and Sports Bar

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When a restaurant has been around for 25 years, you know it’s a good one! Carnivores is the go-to restaurant to get your cheesy pizza, saucy wingdings, stone-baked hoagies, and even their famous chargrilled steak tips. They have 30 rotating beer taps and 500+ bottled beers – so they’re your one-stop-shop for dine-in (when allowed), takeout, and delivery. Um, guys, they even deliver beer…this is not a drill. And make sure you check out their Family Packs to either feed the family or maybe just have leftovers for a couple of days.

J.E.T. Salon

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J.E.T. Salon is open 7 days a week for all of your hair color, cuts, extensions, facial waxing, manicures, pedicures, and massage needs, although they specialize in color and extensions. So unwind a little from the stress of 2020! They’re a women-owned salon, and they celebrated their 10th anniversary in March. Their stylists will work with you to make sure you leave feeling beautiful! You can find their full list of services on their website – and you know you’ll be in good hands because their team keeps current with their education to stay at the forefront of their industry.


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Carabella is home to the largest selection of sportswear, coats, and accessories in the area. Their focus is on customer and community service, because without you, there is no Carabella. Their goal is to exceed your expectations, so we know you’ll leave happy! Visit during their holiday hours: Sunday 12-5pm, Monday – Friday 10am-7pm, and Saturday 10am-5:30pm. They can also accommodate curbside pickup if you call ahead at 412-828-2187. And don’t forget to follow them on Instagram and Facebook!

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

Lauren loves all things Pittsburgh and all things food! When she's not checking out a new restaurant, you can find her in the kitchen trying a new recipe, working on her photography, or out on a bike ride exploring the city.

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