Legend has it that Squirrel Hill was named after the black squirrels that reside in the area. The earliest homes in the game date as far back as 1760. Nestled directly beside Schenley Park, this neighborhood is alive with local shops, small businesses, and delicious foods from a diverse range of cultures. It would take more than a day to explore all that Squirrel Hill has to offer so Made in PGH has created a list of favorites for you to check out first! 


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ViviPilates was opened when Viviana Romanazzi realized that her passion in life was to teach people how to move well, connect with their bodies, and feel better. That’s where ViviPilates began. Her goal was to incorporate evidence-based education on modern biomechanics and functional anatomy into the teachings of Classical Pilates, in a cheerful environment. Viviana and her staff build trust between themselves and their students, through the excellence of their training and teaching but also through their demeanor. They care that their students do well in their classes, balancing encouragement and redirection.

The Coffee Tree Roasters

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Coffee Tree Roasters has served the Pittsburgh area with small batch, fresh roasted coffees for the last twenty-seven years. This woman-owned small business proudly sources only the freshest and finest single-farm coffees from across the globe. Coffee Tree Roasters has five locations in the Pittsburgh area. CTR proudly supports the local community through partnerships with schools, by providing learning labs and resources for Business and Life Skills students with a focus on training for barista positions to running their own businesses. 

Cheeks & Glassworks

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Get a head start on all of your holiday shopping at Cheeks & Glassworks. This one-stop-shop is the perfect place for any special day. You’ll find many high-end designers along with all the comfy, cozy loungewear for our new work-from-home lifestyles. Cheeks & Glassworks has anything from basics to bridal, plus, they’ll take the ease off of gift giving with their wonderful selection of hand-wrapped gifts ready for your entire shopping list. Private appointments are available or head to their store Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or Sunday 12 p.m.- 4 p.m  

Global Market Retail

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Stop by the Global Market Retail for the most unique collection of crafted gifts from around the world that you’ll find in Pittsburgh. Make your space unlike any other by utilizing their eclectic variety of goods like Moroccan furniture, mosaic lamps, leather backpacks, jewelry, and drums. It’s like a trip around the world!

Solevo Wellness

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Solevo Wellness was the first medical marijuana dispensary in Allegheny County who put down roots in Squirrel Hill, PA back in February 2018 to better serve the local communities and patients.  Their highly trained medical team, including board-certified pharmacists and support staff, helps determine the most effective treatment method, then guides their patients through every step of the process so they’ll know exactly what to expect, answer any questions, and provide any resources that the patient may need. Solevo Wellness has even donated hundreds of masks to nursing homes and financially helps the local businesses nearby in hopes to support them in this uncertain time!  

Paititi Inti 

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Paitati Inti means “secret treasure” and was named after the ancient Inca treasures buried deep within the Amazonian jungles. You’ll see a diverse range of fares and goods from all over the world at this small, woman-owned business. Their goal was to bring a piece of Peru to Pittsburgh and they felt entirely at home in the welcoming Squirrel Hill neighborhood. 

Murray Avenue Apothecary

Murray Avenue Apothecary is a Compounding Pharmacy Boutique specializing in compounded medications and supplements for humans and pets!  They have experienced clinical Pharmacists that develop innovative solutions to medical challenges and have the training and expertise necessary to provide the quality care you deserve. Check out their website or give them a call at 412-421-4996 for more information!

Susan Merenstein is Owner and Pharmacist and has over 40 years of Pharmacy Practice experience.


Founded by Holistic Clinical Pharmacist Susan Merenstein in 2017, this company has been serving the Pittsburgh community with their holistic approach to CBD medications and supplements. They will check medication interactions, conditions being supplemented, and encourage practitioner engagement. Their dedication to client wellness makes routine follow-ups an integral part of the client experience at LabNaturals CBD. Susan has over 40 years of holistic clinical pharmacy experience and has always prided herself on being open to new and innovative ways to help her clients, both people and pets, lead healthier lives. She has developed LabNaturals CBD products, a line of client and pet friendly, easy-to-use, low cost CBD products including LabNaturals skin care, Oils, Pain Balms, Capsules, and Gum! You can shop on their site or visit them in-store!

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

Digital Strategist, Made in PGH

Bryer is a born-and-raised Pittsburgher who is deeply entrenched in the local food and culture scene. When she's not checking out new galleries and shows, you can find her tasting some of the best dishes the city has to offer or hiking outside! Right now, Bryer lives in the South Side with her fiancé, Oscar, and their two dogs.

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