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https://cafeeighteen.com/

https://www.milkywaypgh.com/

https://apps.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/dining/conceptinfo/?page=conceptDetails&conceptId=76



The ultimate list of closed PIT kosher eateries...
 
These kosher restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream stores in and around Squirrel Hill have all closed in the time since I went to high school there:
1. Leibel's
2. King David
3. Yacov's
4. Simple Treat
5. Platters
6. Golden China
7. Meating Place
8. Sari's
9. Susheli
10. Cafe M
11. Pinati's
12. Rolladin
13. Mordy's Cafe at the JCC
14. Sweet Tammy's on Murray
15. Sweet Tammy's at the JCC
16. Sweet Tammy's in Larimer
17. Aaron and Ari's.
18. Milky Way Oakland/Campus.
19. Grilliance (now open for take out every Tuesday. Email order 1 day in advance to: grilliance1@gmail.com)
20. Phil and Bills Ice Cream
21. Cafe 18 Dairy.

Driving from NY area to Pittsburgh:
2 routes: PA Turnpike ($20 in tolls) or I-78 to I-76 (no tolls), similar times, I-78 might be a little longer
Things to do on the way:
- Crayola Factory
- Cabelas store (Hamburg) - has lots of taxidermy and an aquarium
- Hershey Park
- Dutch Wonderland
- Cherry Cress Farms - corn maze, lots of activities
- Paulus Farm Market - petting zoo
- 7 Springs - alpine slide
- Flight 93 Memorial (Somerset)

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #200 on: August 21, 2016, 08:20:13 PM »
Come on. Nobody's gonna drive 2 hours for CLE food.
Spoken like someone who has never had an Unger's cinnamon or custard donut, a Kantina Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich, a dog at an Indians game, or a Bagel Shoppe Jalapeno Bagel with garlic crunch!
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #201 on: August 21, 2016, 08:23:51 PM »
There's only one kosher store: Murray Ave Kosher.
Giant Eagle across the street from it has a mediocre kosher bakery.
Milky Way is the only restaurant.
Many more eateries in CLE, a 2 hour drive away.
I ain't driving 2 hrs extra. All I really need is meat and bread and a couple other stuff.

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« Reply #202 on: August 21, 2016, 08:26:36 PM »
I ain't driving 2 hrs extra. All I really need is meat and bread and a couple other stuff.
Then you'll survive.
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #203 on: August 21, 2016, 08:53:54 PM »
Spoken like someone who has never had an Unger's cinnamon or custard donut, a Kantina Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich, a dog at an Indians game, or a Bagel Shoppe Jalapeno Bagel with garlic crunch!

I had the unger donuts. They're nice. I wouldn't drive two hours. The other stuff I never tried.

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« Reply #204 on: August 21, 2016, 08:58:05 PM »
I had the unger donuts. They're nice. I wouldn't drive two hours. The other stuff I never tried.
There's no donut worth a 2 hour drive. But collectively along with CLE activities...
At any rate, when are you coming to farbreng in CLE?
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #205 on: August 21, 2016, 09:16:42 PM »
There's no donut worth a 2 hour drive. But collectively along with CLE activities...
I might drive two hours to get pastry at Kleinblatt's in Antwerp, although I am ashamed to admit it.

At any rate, when are you coming to farbreng in CLE?
Great question. We have to make it happen.

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« Reply #206 on: August 21, 2016, 09:17:57 PM »
I might drive two hours to get pastry at Kleinblatt's in Antwerp, although I am ashamed to admit it.
Lol, now you need to bring back a pastry for me.

Great question. We have to make it happen.
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #207 on: August 22, 2016, 12:30:08 AM »
Unger's donuts sold in Pittsburgh don't count ftr.
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« Reply #208 on: August 22, 2016, 02:06:18 AM »
Unger's donuts sold in Pittsburgh don't count ftr.
Yes, of course. I know that. I was not counting that. I'm only counting when I bought it at Ungar's.

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #210 on: August 29, 2016, 09:11:13 AM »
I am planning on stopping at Pittsburgh to restock on kosher food mid-trip..would the Giant Eagle bakery items be fresh if I stop in later in the day? Or is it worth waiting until the next morning? ty!

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: August 29, 2016, 12:35:00 PM »
I am planning on stopping at Pittsburgh to restock on kosher food mid-trip..would the Giant Eagle bakery items be fresh if I stop in later in the day? Or is it worth waiting until the next morning? ty!

you can check there and also Murray Avenue Kosher is open until 6pm, they have sliced bread and rolls across the street. California Gourmet chocolate chips are on sale for $2.99, as well.
Fresh bagels at Giant Eagle will taste best the next morning. They are good (soft and fresh) to stock up on and to freeze even for NY/NJ residents.
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: October 31, 2016, 03:23:40 PM »
Any kosher meat restaurant/deli options in the Pittsburgh area?

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: October 31, 2016, 05:20:00 PM »
Any kosher meat restaurant/deli options in the Pittsburgh area?

Nope. All they have is a pizza shop. Every other year a fleishigs place opens and closes.

But if you really want deli, then go to Murray Kosher which is the grocery store and buy some lunch meat and a loaf of bread and then you can go sit in your car and eat it.

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: October 31, 2016, 05:21:23 PM »
But if you really want deli, then go to Murray Kosher which is the grocery store and buy some lunch meat and a loaf of bread and then you can go sit in your car and eat it.
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: October 31, 2016, 05:21:52 PM »
#ThatsHowPittsburghRolls

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« Reply #216 on: October 31, 2016, 05:22:45 PM »
Any kosher meat restaurant/deli options in the Pittsburgh area?
Is CLE considered Pittsburgh area  ;D
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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: October 31, 2016, 05:24:21 PM »
Is CLE considered Pittsburgh area  ;D

It depends how you're spending your day. If you're driving to ORD or DTW, then yes, drive past PIT and have lunch in CLE.

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: June 21, 2017, 10:00:31 PM »
@Freddie Anything to see in the PIT area?

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Re: Pittsburgh Master Thread
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