Pittsburgh is having a moment right now as a thriving city on the rise. A city once known for its industry and blue-collar culture, the city has undergone a cultural renaissance, with a huge range of new businesses opening while at the same time maintaining the city’s blue-collar spirit. If you’re looking for the most bustling part of the city, the Strip District is your best bet. Our Pittsburgh adoption agents love taking walks along this vibrant section of the city during the weekend. Here are some of our favorite places in this area:
S&D Polish Deli
Pittsburgh has long been famous for its Polish community and their variety of delicious foods, such as pierogies, kielbasa, borsch, and more. So naturally, it makes sense that the city’s most bustling shopping district would have a Polish deli where you can pick up all of your favorites to cook at home, or simply stop in and get some made-to-order food for a sit-down meal.
We love stopping in here to pick up imported Eastern European foods for family dinners. Pierogies, kielbasa, pastries, candies, baked goods – there’s something for everyone here. Additionally, the store sells Polish arts and crafts if you’re looking to upgrade your home decor.
In the Kitchen
If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen, then the Strip’s In Your Kitchen store is the perfect choice in Pittsburgh. This unique, homegrown store has a wide selection of hand-picked kitchen supplies. You’ll have no trouble finding pretty much any utensil or appliance you’re looking for here, along with decorative items as well. The friendly and knowledgeable staff also makes it extremely easy to find everything you need for your new and improved kitchen.
Roxanne’s Dried Flowers
Roxanne’s Dried Flowers is a treat for all of your senses. From the moment you walk in, you’ll be greeted by the pungent aroma of a huge range of dried flower arrangements, essential oils, succulents, feathers, and so much more. This is one of our favorite places to visit when we’re looking to redecorate our homes.
Some of the other items you can find at Roxanne’s Dried Flowers include:
- Grasses and Grains
- Mixed Bouquets
Lucy’s Handmade Clothing Shop
This little clothing boutique is overflowing with unique finds, including a variety of imported and locally-made clothes, jewelry, accessories, gifts, knick-knacks, and more. This makes a great choice for Christmas shopping if you’re looking to pick up some simple stocking stuffers, such as a nice handmade scarf or bag.
Pittsburgh is well-known for being one of the most die-hard sports cities in the country, and that passion for local sports pride is reflected at a store called Yinzers. You can find just about any object you can imagine here, but they all have the same theme – Pittsburgh sports. Memorabilia with logos from the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins abounds here, and any true die-hard Pittsburgh fan will feel like a kid in a candy store as soon as they walk in the entrance.