(Heinz History Center)


Primanti Brothers changed the sandwich game in 1933 by adding fries and coleslaw between the bread. Try it at the original Strip District location which is 24 hours!

(Primanti Brothers)

In fact, Pittsburgh puts fries on just about everything- including the aptly named Pittsburgh salad!

(St. Clair Social)

Pierogi may not have been invented in Pittsburgh, but they are one of the city's most popular adopted cuisines thanks to the strong Eastern European immigrant population that moved in to the city since its founding!


Have a sweet tooth? Pittsburgh's most famous dessert is the burnt almond torte from Prantl's (available at several locations around the city)!


One of the world's most beloved condiments, Heinz Ketchup, was invented in the Pittsburgh region after H. J. Heinz started the famous company in the 1800s! The aptly named Heinz History Center also has an exhibit for the company, too!

(Heinz History Center)

Like spirits instead? Monongahela Rye was a popular product in the early days of the USA and is making a comeback in Pittsburgh at distilleries like Wigle Whiskey!

(Wigle Whiskey)

The Banana Split is even said to have been invited in Latrobe, PA (about an hour east of Pittsburgh) at Tassel Pharmacy in 1904! There is now a jumbo banana split sculpture right in the heart of Latrobe to check out, too!

(Latrobe, PA)

Click below to check out more famous Pittsburgh food on Discover the Burgh!


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