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This past Saturday I was very happy to be able to take another trip down the Strip District to shop in the new Pittsburgh Public Market since my last visit during the preview. This trip I planned on making some purchases and brought my own bags for that purpose. I find the concept of the public market wonderful. It will especially come in handy when the Burgh is freezing and outdoor farmers markets won’t be possible. This trip I had hubby by my side to get him excited about shopping there. Why do I want him excited? I want to go as often as I can and since I don’t drive I kind of need his assistance
We started by walking around to see what vendors had and grabbed a cup of coffee from La Prima Espresso. They have very strong but very good coffee. I wanted to buy many of the products I saw but I had to be realistic about what I could purchase. It is pretty overwhelming as there are so many different items available. Besides food there are handmade items. This trip my focus was on food.
My first purchase was from Goose Creek Gardens. Not only do they have fresh herbs and greens they have honey from their own hives. It’s getting colder out and this is the time of year I love to have a cup of warm tea at night to which I add honey to it. The herbs and greens looked wonderful. I will have to try them another time as I had already purchased those items and didn’t need any.
Considering we have a new puppy in the house I had to hit up the Four Paws Bakery. They don’t have a website that I can locate but they provide all natural homemade treats as well as Steelers gear for your puppy. They had so many different types of treats. I glared over them all many times thinking what on earth my Baby would enjoy. Hubby suggested we get the plain biscuits since they were tiny enough for our tiny puppy to eat. If she likes those we can get something else next time. I think the price was pretty deacent too at $2.75 for the bag. Hubby later told me a few of the cheese ones had mold on it so please keep your eye out. He said the guy did remove them when he pointed it out.
European Desserts also does not have a website but they are on Urbanspoon. Apparently they have a store in Bridgeville. Hubby was engrossed in the strudels. I was engrossed in the tiny little mice.
We went home with an Apple Strudel. Warming it up in the microwave led to a yummy dessert to share. Well, I got about two bites he ate the rest.
After looking at and buying food we were both starving. There was a place called Sito’s, a Mediterranean cafe, handing out free samples of a wrap they serve. After one bite I was in love. I stared at the menu for awhile and after looking at the ingredients I wasn’t too sure I wanted to brave it. Could it really be that good? I told the girl I wanted the wrap they were offering as a sample. She was already making one and asked what I wanted on it. I told her whatever was in the sample just don’t tell me what’s in it! Hubby liked it but said it was just too much for him to eat as a meal. It was delicious. I couldn’t eat all of it so I wrapped it up to take home. Unfortunately the amount of oil they put on it made it pretty soggy later so it’s defiantly something to eat there or share.
We couldn’t let hubby starve now could we? Last stop Gosia’s Pierogies. The man would eat pierogies any day if I let him. That and cereal. He stood in line and ordered 6 pierogies for himself. I could barely get a bite from him he hoarded them all like he wouldn’t eat again. He said he knew when they didn’t speak very good english they would taste great. Next time we are getting some frozen to take home. I do regret not doing that.
If you have not been to the Pittsburgh Public Market you really should go at least once! There is great food, the vendors are very friendly and once you go you will want to return.
This past weekend my sister and I took a stroll down the Strip District.
My goal: to see the new Pgh Public Market. I had been waiting ALL summer for it to open!
My sisters goal: to eat.
The Strips Goal: to make me crazy.
Saturday’s are always crazy there. PNC Bank (I know I still need to change that!!!!!!) had an ATM down so of coarse me, my sister and a zillion other people needed cash. I got snaked into eating at Pamela’s Diner. It’s decent food and all I just didn’t want to sit down. When I go to the strip it’s one of the few times outside my weekly grocery shopping I get exercise. And I always want to try some of the sidewalk vendors foods but I am always with people who wanna sit.
I guess it was an hour or two after we arrived at the strip that I was able to start looking for the Market. I must admit from the pics I had an idea of where it was located, but I had no idea where it was located. We walked up onto the docks and all the way down before I was ready to give up hope. There weren’t many people going that direction that weren’t getting into cars so I really wasn’t too sure.
Inside proved to be a very nice set up. It was a preview weekend so not all vendors were there. I will admit I did not purchase anything that day. I just wanted to get a feel for what was there, how much things were, etc.
As you can see Fudgie Wudgie was there. I’m going to be completely honest and ask this question. Why?
They have a store one street over.
Also Four Paws Barkery which is an out door vendor on Saturdays in the strip is there. They sell natural, home made pet treats and other supplies.
I honestly don’t recall who this is. I do remember smelling some of the herbal tea’s. That might be what all of the where but I couldn’t tell among the many people in front of the table.
The following pic is from Mott Family Farm. They sell certified naturally grown products. All of the products looked great! I just wish I had my shopping list with me and knew what I needed for this week. I know better for next time.
This cake just looked so yummy! As much as I wanted to eat one I had to let it go and move on.
See the entire vendor list, description and days they will be at the public market.
Hope to see you there again this coming weekend!