Our Downtown 5k tour is our most popular route. After three miles around downtown, we love to grab coffee and hang out in Market Square.
Because downtown Pittsburgh has so many amazing options, we’re dividing up our favorite post-run spots into breakfast/lunch (and coffee) and dinner (and happy hour!) These are some of our favorite spots downtown after an early run.
Fort Pitt Coffee opened earlier this year and is a great addition to the downtown coffee scene. A favorite treat there is the dirty chai, but they also have delicious prepared iced teas and have recently added seasonal drinks. They’re only open until 3 on weekdays and noon on Saturday (closed Sundays), so get there early for your coffee fix.
Market Street Grocery is a terrific option for a one-stop shop. Pick up a coffee and donut, plus any essentials you might need. Because of their wine bar, they also make a great happy hour spot (catch them on our dinner/happy hour list, too). The Gaby et Jules outpost in the corner means you can pick up a macaron for a delicious post-run treat that you don’t need to feel too guilty about.
Bluebird Kitchen has two locations – one on Forbes near Market Square and a second on Stanwix Street. They’re both open Monday through Friday at 7am. Market Square stays open until 3pm, and Stanwix is open until 2pm. Both locations focus on creative offerings using fresh, seasonal, and locally grown food.
We’re big fans of Hello Bistro’s salad bar. One price for all the toppings you can think of? Yes, please! Besides their design-your-own salads, they also have an abundance of other options. There’s sure to be something to please everyone in your party. Plus, Hello Bistro is connected to Delicious Raw, in case you prefer to drink your nutrition.
Gasoline Street Coffee is another relative newcomer to the downtown coffee scene, having opened in early 2016. Not only is the vibe spot on, they have inventive drinks not found elsewhere and tasty pastries from ThreeFifty Bakery. Plus, they often host fun events in their space.
Look for additional downtown favorites soon. We’ll be talking about dinner and happy hour places next, and then the best places to satisfy your sweet-tooth!