Best Places In The Strip District To Find Gifts For Food Baskets

December 2, 2010 8:02 AM

Not sure what to get that hard-to-shop-for-person on your gift list this year? How about giving the gift of food! Local Goodness creator and host Rhonda Schuldt put together this list of some of the best places in the Strip District to stock up on fresh foods and tasty treats to fill your food basket!

Parma Sausage

1734 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
(412) 391-4238

A gift basket from Parma Sausage is like getting a big basket of five generations of Italian family love. Their cured, cooked and fresh sausages and meats from family recipes and the best ingredients are beyond compare. Every bite is overflowing with delicious family history. Grab a few cheeses and a loaf of bread from Stamoolis, along with a nice bottle of Carlos Garage wine from Enrico’s for a basket that is sure to inspire fireside noshing throughout the holidays!

Stamoolis Brothers

2020 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa.15222
(412) 471-7676

Carlos Garage Winery in Enrico Biscottis

2022 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222

Pennsylvania Macaroni Company

2010-2012 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222

When you walk through the door of Penn Mac, the aromas are intoxicating. They have everything you need (and more) to assemble a gift basket containing an entire meal, starting with everything from gorgeous cheeses, salamis and olives — to dried, fresh and frozen pasta, housemade sauces, fresh bread and produce. This would be a great hostess gift for someone who doesn’t want to think about what’s for dinner the night after a big holiday party!

Peace Love and Little Donuts

(with coffee, of course!)
2018 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 489-7693

A gift basket from PL&LD should be delivered fresh and it’s sure to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. This would also make a great gift for the office — or just to celebrate a well-earned donut indulgence. Made fresh and hot throughout the day, these are tiny groovy, far-out, funkadelic sweet little treats. Wash them down with some locally roasted java from LaPrima Espresso Company (for a gift that keeps on giving, grab a bag of their Grow Pittsburgh or Rachel Carson blends where every purchase results in a donation to a worthy cause).


205 21st Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
(412) 281-1922

Public Market, Terminal Building (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays)
Pittsburgh, Pa.15222
(412) 565-7070

Fudgie Wudgie

2306 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa.15222
Toll Free: 1-877-998-3443

Visit Fudgie Wudgie Fudge Company for the recipient who will melt at the prospect of getting some nationally-renowned hand-crafted fudge and chocolate products. What could be a better gift for those with a serious sweet tooth? For a truly locally-made treat, this is a winner!

Penn Avenue Fish Company

2208 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
(412) 434-7200

Okay, so maybe you can’t put fresh fish in a gift basket, but you can give the gift of fresh fish. Grab a gift certificate for Penn Avenue Fish Company, the region’s best place for the freshest seafood available. Toss in some herbs and spices from Penzy’s and kitchen tools from In the Kitchen and you’ve got a gift that is sure to please any foodie!


1729 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222-4320
(412) 434-0570

In the Kitchen

1725 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
(412) 261-5513

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