So, let’s just admit it. A lot of our East End friends don’t know how to cross rivers (and vice versa.) But let’s not forget about the Pittsburgh neighborhoods beyond tunnels and bridges. One of them being the lovely Brookline, in Southern Pittsburgh (just across the Liberty Tubes.) Brookline in itself is awesome. Think plenty of shade trees along a wide boulevard filled with quaint family owned businesses.
One of the many reasons to visit Brookline is Pitaland, the Middle-Eastern grocery store, a Lebanese-born, Pittsburgh-made family business.
I stop buy to stock up on staples like hummus, baba ghannouj and (of course!) pitas, but you can also buy everything from baklawa to syrian cheese. They produce about 4,000 pita pockets a day!
Wanna read more about the store and get some recipes before you explore? Check out this PG article.
The store Pitaland is located at 620 Brookline Boulevard. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Phone: 412 531-5040.
scratch and sniff the pita: