Located about 11 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh, Sewickley is a charming yet contemporary town. From authentic restaurants to custom clothing stores to personal wellness spots, there’s always something to do or something to see! We’ve rounded up the best places in Sewickley to eat, drink, and shop.
Evil Lizard Custom Apparel is a shop that offers extensive customization. Founded in 2013, Evil Lizard offers a diverse range of expertise in customization. Their boutique opened in Sewickley in 2016 with a primary goal of creating and maintaining relationships with customers while branching out into fashion-forward attire. They customize anything from t-shirts to team sports apparel to signs/banners and more! They work extensively with their customers to ensure their apparel is in their budget and following their vision. Evil Lizard is the place for all of your customization needs!
Created in 2016, Gather focuses on handmade items, local artists, emerging new brands, and unique finds. Each piece you see in store is intentionally picked for its uses and unique features. They feature homegoods, Pittsburgh-themed gifts, and seasonal items. Gather is not just an average shop, but a space where guests become friends and friends stop by to visit. Check them out to experience their inviting and exciting atmosphere for yourself!
Located right on Beaver street in Sewickley, Mediterra Cafe is preparing to celebrate their second birthday! You won’t want to miss their annual Birthday Party on Saturday, June 27th. To celebrate, they will be featuring plenty of freebies and giveaways and bringing back their trendy and delicious Birthday Cake Latté. To stay in the know on the festivities, and for a first look at other freebies + festivities happening throughout the day, follow Mediterra Cafe on Instagram. Festivities include face painting and balloon art from 12:00 to 3:00 pm, and a lamb roast from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
In the heart of Sewickley Village, you will find the lovely Vivo Kitchen, a family owned and operated restaurant. Since it’s opening, Vivo has consistently been voted in the “Top 25 Best Restaurants” by Pittsburgh Magazine. Their dishes are simple and focus on fresh and local ingredients. If you’re looking for some of the best grilled meats and fish or tasty homemade desserts, this is the place to go!
Diana Kauffman Designs began in 2013 as the studio home of her handcrafted jewelry line for men and women. Since then, her studio has expanded into a curated boutique featuring made in USA and fair trade apparel, accessories, and gifts. Diana and team pride theirselves on the selection of high-quality materials such as Italian leathers, bamboos, and Turkish cottons. When you visit you may find Diana working in the backroom on new jewelry designs for her retailers. Her jewelry line is also sold across the country in small businesses like hers.
Located at the corner of Beaver and Division Street, Beneath the Surface Skin Studio is the place to go for Semi-Permanant Makeup as well as Skin & Hair Rejuvenation. Services include Microblading, Lip Blush, Lash-Line Enhancement, Non-Laser Tattoo Removal, and Microneedling targeting fine lines & wrinkles, scarring, stretch marks, dark spots, hair loss, and more. Their team offers a comfortable environment, confirmed with several raving reviews about their fantastic services. Use the code “MadeinPgh” for 10% off any service when you book online here.
Another fantastic dining option tucked away in a secluded corner of Sewickley, is Najat’s Cuisine. Their restaurant features authentic Lebanese Gourmet Foods, using recipes that have been passed down from the owners’ mothers and grandmothers. They feature many vegetarian items and have 9 different types of hummus to choose from. Delicious desserts include baklava, barazi, and maamoule, to name a few.
Revitalize Pain & Stress Relief Centre is truly a sanctuary for the senses. They are the only local facility that offers four unique services under one roof. They have the largest Flotation Suite in Pittsburgh to help calm the mind and lower stress. For respiratory and skin conditions, they offer a beautiful Himalayan Salt Room. Their Deluxe Infrared Sauna helps sweat out toxins in a relaxing, private unit. Lastly, nothing compares to their FDA-cleared Red Light Stimulation Therapy Bed for chronic pain, rapid muscle regeneration, and enhanced athletic performance. Their Oasis of Calm is designed exclusively to help you slow down, relax and enjoy a MINDANDBODY approach to wellness. Schedule you session today!
If you’re looking for a unique and fun boutique to find stylish shoes and accessories, 412 Style Lab is the place to go! 412 Style Lab was born in August 2019 as a fashion boutique collaboration space featuring maximalist accessories from Closet Rehab (owned/designed by Erica Parr) and fashion forward shoes with comfort in mind from Jojo Shoes (owned/designed by Mojoyin Abolarin). Their store is a fashion playground, offering a place for women to explore their personal style through custom design services for shoes and earrings as well as a newly designed capsule collection of dresses and tops. Jojo and Erica firmly believe style is one of a kind and strive to bring their clients unique items in small batches; designed by them, made for you.
If you’re tired of taking pills without feeling better, being told, “I can’t find anything wrong”, but know something is going on, Functional Medicine takes a deep dive into your symptoms and finds the root cause of why you are feeling so bad. Lisa Srnka, a Nurse Practitioner with specialized training in Functional Medicine works with you to find the “missing piece to the puzzle”. If you have low energy, foggy thinking, GI issues like bloating, stress or sex hormone imbalances, or up and down mood swings a Functional Medicine approach may be just what you need.
Lisa offers FREE consultations to discuss your concerns and explain how a functional medicine approach might work for you. Telemedicine appointments are also available so schedule today.
Specializing in special occasions and bridal jewelry, Jewel Thief is the perfect place to find truly unique pieces to add to your jewelry collection. They have beautiful pieces that won’t break the bank. Jewel Thief is a great place to find gifts for friends and family, or for yourself!
For more of your wellness needs, Pittsburgh House of Oils offers a wide selection of aromatherapy, CBD, essential oils, and supplement products. If you’re looking for something other than traditional medicine, this is the place for you. They are locally owned and offer their products online with free local delivery and shipping options. Through detailed research and a careful selection process, they curated the finest products to help with all wellness needs.
Main Street Meals was created by the founder of Gather to serve food insecure families challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with the staff and volunteers at the Sewickley Valley YMCA and the Union Aid Society, Main Street Meals distributed 600 family food boxes from April 10th through June 13th. They raised over $31,000 in just 10 weeks! With the help of Don Mahaney at Scratch F & B, Main Street Meals was able to purchase produce, dairy, meat, pasta, bread, household supplies, and personal care items at wholesale cost for each Saturday’s Family Food Box. As part of the boxes home bakers were asked to make homemade goods and they responded by baking over 700 dozen/loaves of baked goods in 9 weeks. The final weekly Family Food Box was delivered on Saturday, June 13th, but it is the hope of Gather’s founder to offer seasonal and holiday Family Food Boxes moving forward.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.