One of the new outlooks on eating now a day is to eat healthier. Two ways to do this are to eat vegetarian style and organic. In Pittsburgh, it seems like you cannot get one without getting the other, kind of like killing two birds with one stone! Also, getting the best organic and vegetarian ingredients means purchasing ingredients from local farmers. Here are the best places to eat vegetarian in Pittsburgh, according to PopCity Media.

East End Food Co-Op

7516 Meade Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

East End Food Co-Op located in the East End/Homewood area brings any vegetarian a large amount of food to choose from. On Saturdays, they bring breakfast favorites to the table with a vegetarian spin for their well-known brunch. Another favorite of the company are their organic juices and smoothies made with fresh and frozen ingredients. The rest of their menu depends on the time of year and what ingredients they can get from local farmers. With East End Food Co-Op using organic ingredients and by getting as many ingredients as they can from local farmers, they try to get their food to be healthy and affordable at the same time.

Hoi Polloi Vegetarian Café and Coffeehouse

1100 Galveston Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Phone: 412-586-4567

Hoi Polloi is located on the North Side in the West Allegheny area. Do not let their location near old warehouses fool you. Their menu offers a variety of vegetarian meals that change daily. They use organic ingredients and get them from local farmers. According to their website, “Hoi Polloi strives to provide SOLE (sustainable, organic, local and ethical) food in an effort to improve health, environment and society.”


4104 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1306
Phone: 412-621-4900

Located on Penn Avenue in Bloomfield, Brillobox offers vegetarian meals only one night out of the week. “Starving Artist Sunday supper”, as it is called, is their vegetarian night for food and it has gained a loyal following. Not only do they have vegetarian meals but vegan is offered as well. This restaurant and bar uses as many organic ingredients as they can and they are trying to convert their menu to the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles for more than just one night.

The Zenith

86 S. 26th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

The Zenith, located on Pittsburgh’s South Side is not only a vegetarian café, it’s part gallery and part vintage store as well. This eatery serves vegetarian and vegan meals with elaborate vegetarian and vegan meals on the weekends. Their Sunday brunches are very popular and one needs to get there earlier to avoid the crowds. Along with their vegetarian and vegan dishes, gluten-free items also try to make an appearance on the menus.

For more information on the Guide to Vegetarian Eating, visit Heidi Price’s article on PopCity Media: