We are always on the lookout for unique places to shop in Pittsburgh, and the seasonal Neighborhood Flea marketplace is definitely one such spot. With local vendors selling vintage and handmade goods, the Neighborhood Flea reminds us of a hybrid of the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer and Handmade Arcade, two other fantastic events for shopping and supporting local businesses.
A Summer Event in the Strip
The Neighborhood Flea happens the second Sunday of the month from May through October in the Strip District. It's pretty much a giant block party on 26th Street spanning from Smallman Street to Railroad Street. Food trucks, workshops and demos, and dozens of vendors congregate for a fun and unique shopping experience.
The vendors vary slightly from month to month, but you can find a listing of vendors for each event on the Neighborhood Flea's website. In June the vendors included lots of vintage home goods, vintage clothing, handmade furniture and jewelry, bath and body products, and even local greenhouses and farms.
The demonstration going on when we were there was blacksmithing by Church Mouse Forge which was pretty cool. The Pittsburgh food truck options were also great with the likes of Mac and Gold, Pgh Taco Truck, and Coop Chicken and Waffles, along with lots of other baked goods and coffee from vendors like Piebird and Zeke's (all our favorites!).
We scored some super cute handmade cactus notecards from Champaign Paper (based out of Ohio), and if Jeremy would have let me I would have walked away with some awesome vintage furniture.
How to Go to the Neighborhood Flea
The Neighborhood Flea runs from May through October on the second Sunday of each month from 10 AM to 3 PM. Parking is available in the Hub garage for just $3 at the corner of 26th and Railroad.
The event is completely outside, so bring an umbrella if it looks like rain!
For more information on the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Flea, click here.