Food (and Drink) for Thought

Two students eat lunch by the Panther Grille food truck

Pitt Dining Services

Whether you're in the mood for a hearty breakfast, a cup of coffee or a little late-night noshing, you'll find what you're looking for right on campus.

Mad Mex restaurant in Oakland


In Pitt’s hometown, chef-driven cuisine flourishes alongside mom-and-pop eateries. Whatever food you crave, you can find it among the more than 500 restaurants in the Pittsburgh area.

An inside section of the Forbes Street Market Grocery and Deli

Grocery Stores & Markets

The Forbes Street Market is a Pitt-operated, market-style grocery store located on campus. Other grocery stores—and a veritable United Nations of international food markets—abound in neighboring communities. Be sure to shop in the city's "foodie heaven," the Strip District, famous for its low prices and tremendous selections.

A student purchases items at the Pitt Farmers Market

Farmers Markets

Students, faculty and staff can buy fresh-picked fruits and vegetables—as well as meats, cheeses and baked goods—at the Farmers Market at Pitt, hosted on campus throughout the summer and on Thursdays during the fall. City of Pittsburgh farmers markets operate in nearby neighborhoods.

Three glasses of beer

Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries

Even without sampling their wares, you can grow befuddled trying to count, let alone visit, all of the craft breweries (30+), distilleries (nine and counting), and wineries, cider houses and meaderies (at least 15) in and around Pittsburgh.