Some people know, and some don’t… but Fittsburgh is making a name for itself through Pittsburgh as a commitment. Fittsburgh was created in May 2014 and committed to make Pittsburgh the healthiest city in the nation. In a recent article, Fittsburgh identified 8 of the healthiest brunches in the city. Drumroll please:
With chef/co-owner Hilary Zozula, Eden is one of the healthiest brunch spots in Pittsburgh. Their appeal includes allergy conscious, vegan, raw, and 100% gluten-free. One of their signature dishes includes ‘raw cakes’ created with coconut, oats, and almonds. Eden will whip up healthy food, but you will be surprised of how delicious it will taste!
735 Copeland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 F-Sun 10-2.
2) Lili Cafe
This little cafe loves surprises… so you will have to check their Facebook Page the week prior for the brunch menu. They love changing up the options, but will always keep a handful of vegan and vegetarian dishes. And Lili Cafe loves to give a deal. Brunch is $10 including coffee or tea and orange juice.
3138 Dobson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Sun 10-3
3) Coca Cafe
From personal experience, Coca Cafe is unbelievable! The food is fresh, delicious, and creative. As Lawrenceville continues to grow, Coca Cafe will continue to remain busy. Their dishes vary from basic breakfast essentials to jaw-dropping creations, like smoked-salmon omelet. They do accommodate for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free when possible.
3811 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 Sun 9-2
4) Marty’s Market
You may be surprised that this little hot spot exists in the Strip District. Marty’s Market is a speciality grocery, a coffee bar, and a quaint brunch spot to many local Pittsburghers. They do offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. And Marty’s is always stocked with fresh fruit and juices.
2301 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Sat & Sun 9-3
5) Square Cafe
Located in Regent Square, Square Cafe remains busy and packed especially on the warm days in Pittsburgh. With a few sidewalk tables, Square Cafe seems to always have a line out its door on the weekends. Who could resist their fluffy pancakes, also available in gluten-free and vegan varieties. They also have an array of gluten-free frittata and tofu hash.
1137 S Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 Sat 7-3 & Sun 8-3
6) Amazing Cafe
Connected to Amazing Yoga, the Amazing Cafe prides themselves in a health lifestyle. Along with healthy exercises, the cafe serves some of the healthiest items found in Pittsburgh. Besides delicious, organic smoothies and juice, the cafe serves vegan and vegetarian friendly items. Warm brunch items are served on the weekends and change often, according to their Facebook Page.
1506 E. Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Sat & Sun 11-2:45
Many people walk into Zenith thinking ‘Where am I?’ As noted on their website, Vegetarian Cafe – Art Gallery – Antique Gold Mine, Zenith is all of the above. The menu is as unpredictable as the place itself. Some staple items remain like seitan and tofu… and the good deal of $11.50 for the buffet, a main dish, and coffee or tea.
86 South 26th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Sun 11-2:30
As crazy as it might sound, DeLuca’s did make the cut for one of the healthiest brunches in Pittsburgh. Among their slew of pancakes, french toast, waffles, and burritos… there is the ‘Body Builders Bionic Breakfast.’ This section includes egg-white omelets with choice of chicken breasts, avocado, spinach, turkey sausage, and veggies.
2015 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Sat 6-3 & Sun 7-3