A Foodie's Guide To Pittsburgh

Discover global inspiration and local creativity on and off campus


Pittsburgh’s lively, ever-expanding food scene is one of our favorite things about calling this city home. And you don't just have to take our word for it. Last year, Pittsburgh cuisine earned recognition from both the BBC and Chrissy Teigen, so we're definitely on the rise.

Just like the city, Pittsburgh's food is eclectic, rich in history, and can pack more than a few surprises. Pittsburgh's not just about pierogi: the City of Bridges treasures both Italian and soul food, historic diners and radical dining concepts, hearty sandwiches and delicious vegan dishes. The choices around campus are wonderful, but many other neighborhoods around the city offer culinary experiences that will make you feel right at home. Here are just a few ideas for your next breakfast, late-night snack, or anything in between:

Pittsburgh Staples 


Take Out and Quick Bites

Coffee, Tea and Something Sweet 

On-Campus Eateries

Inspired by Carnegie Mellon's global reach and impact as well as its inherent tie to Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon’s dining program is globally inspired and locally rooted. We're passionate about bringing global flavors and cuisines to our students’ tables and equally committed to serving fresh, local ingredients while also supporting local restaurateurs who make the Carnegie Mellon eating scene diverse, delicious and healthy. Our dining model enhances the student academic experience by offering convenient options at more than 34 campus locations - Indian, Pan-Asian, Mexican, and Mediterranean are just a sampling of the global cuisines we're proud to offer.