The historic, walkable town of East Allegheny — neighbor to Allegheny Commons Park and Troy Hill — was a part of the original Allegheny City before it was annexed into Pittsburgh in 1907. It’s named Deutschtown because a lot of its early settlers were German immigrants. Today, it’s split in half by I-79 but still boasts innovative restaurants tucked between historic row houses and is just a skip to museums, stadiums, and Downtown attractions.
1 Thing to Know
There’s a Historic Landmark Map at the corner of Cedar Avenue and East Ohio Street featuring 24 landmarks on more than 175 individual hand-painted, ceramic tiles. Check out historic homes like the Blacksmith Shop, Urban Cottage, Strothmon Residence, and the Graf’s house.
Eat & Drink
☕ Morning: The Garden Cafe pours coffee seven days a week, and you can find fresh baked goods by Lawrenceville’s Driftwood Oven in the shop. For something savory, grab a breakfast sandwich from the new Deutschtown Deli at the corner of East Ohio and Cedar. While you’re there, pick up some Brothmonger soup and a sandwich for lunch.
🍜 Midday: Find flavors from India, China, Nepal, and Bhuta at Subba or try Fat Cat’s fast-casual restaurant and bar that serves nostalgic eats alongside live performances, from lunch to last call. Tip: On game day, they have a Steelers Shuttle!
A taste of Fig & Ash in East Allegheny. (Francesca Dabecco / City Cast Pittsburgh)
🍻 Evening: There’s a reason why East Ohio Street is called “restaurant row.” Fig & Ash offers fresh takes on old favorites, filled with flavor from its wood-fired oven, and Siempre Algo’s New American menu has drink pairing suggestions for its shareables and mains.
EYV, which stands for “eat your vegetables,” serves veggie-forward dishes, and chef/owner Mike Godlewski says his goal is to support as many local farms as possible. My favorite is his mushroom barley risotto.
Plants and home goods at The Farmer’s Daughter. (Francesca Dabecco / City Cast Pittsburgh)
🎶 Browse for records while enjoying a fancy coffee at The Government Center.
🧴 Stop in 412 Apotheca for hair, face, body, and more wellness products.
🐾 Get nutritious treats, grooming supplies, and toys for your furry friend at Wagsburgh.
A colorful record display at The Government Center. (Francesca Dabecco / City Cast Pittsburgh)
Go, See, Do
⚾ See vintage photographs and other memorabilia from nine historic ballparks at the Photo Antiquities Museum until the end of this month.
🌳 Go for a stroll under the towering old trees in Allegheny Commons Park, and find the Friday farmers market along Cedar Avenue until Nov. 17.
🎤 If you’re a local music fan, stay tuned for the annual summertime Northside Music Festival.