If you want to send a little bit of Pittsburgh love to someone who lives far away, there are plenty of Pittsburgh food gifts to put on your shopping list this holiday season.
Primanti Brothers Sandwiches
Believe it or not, you can order one of Pittsburgh’s most iconic dishes no matter where you are, thanks to a little site called Goldbely. Four sandwiches are $89, and come with everything you need to recreate your very own Primanti’s experience in the comfort of your own home (1 loaf of Primanit’s Italian bread, meat, cheese, French fries, coleslaw, a tomato and Red Devil hot sauce). Choose from capicola, pastrami, roast beef, corned beef, Genoa salami, or turkey. Orders can be made online.
Biscotti from Enrico Biscotti
Enrico Biscotti is a classic Strip District stop, and you can get a taste of their fresh-baked classic Italian treats shipped anywhere you’d like. Choose from an assortment of biscotti ends ($6.50), an order of a dozen ($20) or an assorted tin ($35) that includes six of their most popular flavors, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Vanilla Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Almond, Cranberry Pistachio, Apricot and Cinnamon. Enrico Biscotti
Popcorn from Pittsburgh Popcorn Company
Who wouldn’t love a massive tin of popcorn, straight from the Steel City? Pittsburgh Popcorn Company offers tins in one gallon, two gallon, and 3.5 gallon sizes, and you can choose from any of their flavors, including Wisconsin Cheddar, Kettle Corn, Crunchy Caramel and Peanut Butter Cup. They also offer a gift pack with five different flavors. Pittsburgh Popcorn Company
Cider from Threadbare Cider
Threadbare Cider is one of Pittsburgh’s newest cideries – and also one of the best. From the Wigle Whiskey team, Threadbare Cider makes three variteties of cider (Dry, Hopped and Farmhouse) in small batches, and made with regional apples. Bottles start at $18, and can be shipped to every state. Threadbare Cider
Burnt Almond Torte at Prantl’s Bakery
Named the greatest cake in America, Prantl’s Bakery has a long and storied history in Pittsburgh as one of the city’s most famous desserts. The burnt almond cake is frosted with buttercream, and covered in slivered almonds, and can be ordered online for $49.95.
Pickles from Pittsburgh Pickle Company
Artisan, small-batch pickles made right here in Pittsburgh? We’re so in. These crunchy delights are available in Dill-Mill, Fire and Smoke, and (our favorite) Pittsburgh Style. Plus, they also sell Redd Up Pickled Onions (how Pittsburgh is that?), and Pittsburgh Pickle Relish, with peppers, onions and spices. Jars are available in three-packs for $20.97. Pittsburgh Pickle Company
Chocolates from A519 Chocolate
A519 Chocolate just introduced a chocolate subscription service (which makes the perfect present!), or you can order their delicious, hand-painted truffles online. They sell 15-piece boxes in Winter Caramels, Seasonal Flavors, and Signature Flavors (Peanut Butter Pretzel, Devil’s Caramel, and S’mores are included), for $30 a box. A519 Chocolate
Pierogies from Pierogies Plus
We’ve asked it before, but is there anything more quintessentially Pittsburgh than a pierogie? Send some of Pittsburgh’s finest to your loved ones, and order from Pierogies Plus. They have Traditional Pierogies (think potato, potato & cheese, and cottage cheese & chives), and Specialty Pierogies, stuffed with everything from mozzarella to steak & provolone. Prices start at $13.25 for a dozen, and pierogies are shipped through FedEx. Pierogies Plus
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Jar from Sinful Sweets
Does someone on your holiday list have a sweet tooth? They’ll absolutely love this unique gift idea from Sinful Sweets – completely edible (no eggs here!) cookie dough jars! Available in Chocolate Chip, Sugar Cookie, Peanut Butter, Brownie Batter, Red Velvet, Caramel Cinnamon Roll, and more. They’re $10 each, and can be shipped directly to your door. They also have chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolates, and other sweet treats! Jars are available online.
Pittsburgh Sports Sauce
What happens when you combine roasted red peppers, balsamic vinegar, rum, fresh habanero peppers, onions, tomatoes, carrots, lime juice, and spices together? You get one of Pittsburgh’s most-loved condiments, the Pittsburgh Sports Sauce. This spicy sauce is a testament to the fiery love that Pittsburgh has for its sports teams, and is the perfect gift to give you a little taste of home wherever you are. Bottles are available online.
Homemade Fudge from Wholey’s
If you’re only going to Wholey’s for their fresh fish, you’re missing out on a world of sweets. Their store-made Thelma’s Fudge is a Pittsburgh favorite, and is super rich and creamy. Order it online (you can also get their fresh-ground peanut butter delivered to your door, too), starting at $12 a pound. Choose from peanut butter fudge, creamy chocolate fudge, chocolate walnut fudge, chocolate praline, or peanut butter and chocolate. Wholey’s
Chipped Chopped Ham Sandwiches from Isaly’s
Isaly’s famous chipped chopped ham sandwiches are a local delicacy, and are hard to replicate… so order an original online, and get it delivered anywhere you want! Each sandwich kit comes with six kaiser rolls, 1.5 lobs of Isaly’s fresh chipped chopped ham, a jar of Isaly’s BBQ sauce, and sweet pickle relish. Packs start at $89, or you can order the ham only for $49. Order online.
Smiley Cookies from Eat ‘n Park
If you know someone who grew up close to an Eat ‘n Park, chances are they have fond memories of their classic Smiley Cookies. You can ship a dozen or two to anyone you’d like, and they’re completely customizable – choose from classic white cookies with colorful smiles, or shop by season or holiday… or create your own color combination. One dozen original cookies starts at $15.99. Order online.
Espresso from La Prima Espresso
Missing your daily caffeine fix from La Prima Espresso? You can order their original expresso blend online. It’s made with a blend of African, Central and South American beans roasted to a “full, rich, flavor,” and is considered more of an American-style espresso. Packages start at $14, and you can choose your own grind style. La Prima Espresso
A Basket of Pittsburgh
Give the ultimate gift of Pittsburgh this holiday season with a classic Basket of Pittsburgh! Available in a number of different varieties, like ‘Hockey Night in Pittsburgh,’ ‘Dinner is Done,’ and ‘Classy Pittsburgh,’ each gift box is stuffed with all kinds of Pittsburgh favorites, from Red Ribbon Root Beer to Betsy Ann chocolates. Order them online.
Chocolate-Covered Pretzels from Sarris Candies
Send a little sweetness to someone you love with Sarris Candies’ famous chocolate-covered pretzels, shipped directly from their Canonsburg chocolate factory. They also offer dozens of other candy options, from boxes of caramels and chocolates to meltaway bars, but for our money, you can’t go wrong with this classic. Prices start at $11.95 for an 8 oz. package. Sarris Candies
Bourbon Barrel Syrup from Paul Family Farm
Potter County’s Paul Family Farms produces some of the best small-batch maple syrup in Pennsylvania, but we can’t get enough of their Bourbon Barrel Syrup. Each bottle of woof-fired syrup is aged in PA Bourbon barrels, and adds a sweet kick to cocktails, or over ice cream. Bottles are $10. Paul Family Farms
Steelers Cookies from Gluuteny
Shopping for someone who’s gluten-free this holiday season? Send them a little black and gold love in the form of gluten-free Steelers cookies from Gluuteny Bakery. These adorable gluten-free and dairy-free vanilla cookies are $4.79 each, and $43.49 for a box of 12. Gluuteny Bakery
Heinz Lip Balms from Heinz History Center
Okay, so these aren’t exactly a Pittsburgh food gift, but they celebrate Pittsburgh food… and are just too crazy not to include. The Heinz History Center sells a pack of four lip balms in Heinz flavors, including ketchup, mustard, dill pickle and Heinz 57 sauce. Can you say stocking stuffer? Order them online for $3.75.
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