When I started this blog, I knew I would want to include posts about great places to eat in Pittsburgh. Here’s my first chance!
Yesterday, Yuseff and I took a walk during our lunch breaks to the Pittsburgh Public Market, which is located on Smallman Street near the 16th Street Bridge overpass. It’s only open Friday-Sunday, so it’s a nice thing to look foward to all week. They have tons of vendors selling gourmet foods and pastries, organic produce, handmade soaps, and all sort of other things.
We wandered in there one Saturday a few months after a grocery shopping trip to Wholey’s and found Kahlia’s Island Taste– a delicious Caribbean Food Stand. I am totally hooked on this woman’s food. We go down there a couple of Friday’s a month for lunch and it’s delicious.
So, yesterday we went down. It was a beautiful sunny day and I wished I could just wander around the market buying olive oil and baklava– but we had to go back to work. Yuck.
Anyway– here’s what I got:
A Jamaican Beef Patty which is very delicious and just spicy enough!
“Fried” Plantains— she said that she actually bakes them to cut down on oil. Can’t complain about that!
And Tamarind Fruit. The first time I got these, I had to Google: How Do I Eat a Tamarind? So… if anybody else is looking for that information (which was actually not easy to find…) here it is: