This riverside district in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers a foodie paradise with restaurants and markets that span cuisines of the world

Strip District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (photo by Jin Wu)

If you plan on visiting the Burgh, make sure you head to the city’s Strip District, a half-square-mile area neighboring the Allegheny River. What was once an industrial part of Pittsburgh home to foundries and mills is today a showcase for cuisine. The district is full of markets, restaurants and carts representing foods from around the globe. Stop in Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. (affectionately known as Penn Mac) for a sample of thinly sliced prosciutto or imported Italian cheeses, or make a trip to Wholey for fresh seafood. Order the rainbow salad or fish tacos at Kaya, a top-rated local restaurant with Caribbean flair. Early risers should stop by Pamela’s P&G Diner on 21st Street, which serves up thin and crispy pancakes alongside other familiar diner breakfast items. If on the go is more your speed, the district is also home to a variety of food carts, like Edgar’s Best Tacos or Lucy’s banh mi cart. Between 11th and 33rd streets, south of the Allegheny River and north of Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222,