In Pittsburgh, it’s all about families.
Many businesses here are also kept in the family-- from restaurants, to coffee shops, and even farms.
Pittsburghers know that family comes first, and the work ethic and pride that comes out of those businesses shows. That’s why we put together this list of family-owned shops in Pittsburgh-- so you can make it a point to support them!
What better way to shop your support than with a GiftYa electronic gift card? They’re accepted at all the family-owned places on this list-- as well as many others throughout Pittsburgh. Take pride in support a family-owned business with a GiftYa personalized card! They’re easy to purchase and can never get lost. Just choose your store, pick the amount, and send to anyone you know!
1717 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 1522
Mancini’s Bakery is a staple in most Pittsburgh households, and with good reason. Their bread is the freshest around, and the aroma of bread surrounding their original McKees Rocks shop is something people all over Pittsburgh know and love.
This family-owned bakery has been making bread since 1926, and their methods have changed little over the years.
Available in all kinds of grocery stores and markets, Mancini’s bread is not only a family tradition, but a Pittsburgh tradition as well.
“...We Always visit the bakery in McKee's Rocks for the very best bread! I buy it in bulk and freeze... tastes delicious even out of the freezer!!” - Yelp Review
1 Boggs Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
La Tavola is a busy restaurant in Mt. Washington that serves homemade Italian favorites. The family that owns this popular spot has been doing it for years-- it’s now on the third generation!
Their recipe for success is simple-- make delicious meals made with fresh ingredients, and offer a welcoming place to enjoy them. It seems to have worked, because Pittsburghers stop by here for any occasion.
You instantly feel welcomed when you walk in the door-- it’s almost like you’re one of the family!
6015 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Zeke’s Coffee is a great little coffee spot in East Liberty, that also likes to keep it in the family.
They specialize in brewing amazing cups of coffee-- and keeping you full with their delicious selection of bakery treats and sandwiches.
They roast their coffee onsite, which keeps their customers happily coming back for more. With tables meant for sharing, it’s easy to pull up a chair and strike up a conversation with a stranger.
Various locations throughout Pittsburgh (many open 24 hours)
Eat N’ Park is a Pittsburgh staple, almost as much as Mancini’s bread and and Heinz ketchup. It has been family-run since 1949, and they still hold true to their core values of offering delicious food with friendly service.
The company also makes it point to give back to the Western Pennsylvania community, and donates yearly to children’s hospitals and charities.
Eat n’ Park is a great place to grab breakfast, try out the soup and salad bar, or even indulge in a Superburger. Their family-friendly restaurants know how to keep Pittsburghers coming back for more!
“...this one is nicely modern and spacious with good service and good food. Great for breakfast, and cool specials both for breakfast and lunch.” - Yelp Review
17 Brilliant Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
They believe we should all be able to pamper ourselves once in a while-- it really is healthy for you! They believe that having healthy hair, skin, and nails should be standard, and not something only wealthy people can afford.
They offer all kinds of spa services-- from manicures, to facials, massages, and waxes. Be sure to ask about their couples massages as well!
528 Trax Rd.
Finleyville, PA 15332
Every October, Trax Farms is packed with Pittsburghers looking to grab the perfect pumpkin for Halloween.
This family-run business offers more than just pumpkins though. It’s a fully functioning farm that also grows corn, berries, apples, and beans just to name a few.
The farm has been around for over 150 years, and is well known throughout Pittsburgh as one of the best places to get fresh fruit and vegetables. They’re also well-known for their apple cider-- which is grown and made on site!
2573 Brandt School Rd.
Wexford, PA 15090
If it’s apples you want, then be sure to check out the family-owned Soergel Orchards, which have been growing apple trees since 1850.
The farm also presses their own cider on-site, and has teamed up with local hard cider brewery Arsenal Cider-- who use the apples from their orchards-- to sell their products as well.
In addition to cider, the farm also makes homemade pies, ice cream, and even can cater your event!
Various locations throughout Pittsburgh
When Pittsburghers want to build something, they make sure to get their supplies at 84 Lumber. Not to worry if you’re not that handy, they also offer professional installation services as well.
Whatever home project you have in mind, they’re sure to have the materials and the expertise to get it done right. They’ve been in the home improvement business since 1956-- and whether your project is large or small-- this family-operated company will make sure it’s a success.
30 Shiloh St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
J&J’s Family Restaurant is a perfect place to stop and get a delicious, home cooked breakfast.
J&J’s has been serving the Mt. Washington community for years-- working hard to keep the people of Pittsburgh well fed.
This small spot on the corner of Shiloh Street is a great place to slow down and catch up with friends over some good coffee and a delicious bacon and eggs.
“...Everything is fresh, the servers are awesome and attentive, and we got to enjoy some conversation and coffee while we waited.” - Yelp Review
These family-owned businesses in Pittsburgh are pillars in the community-- they seek to serve their customers and give back when they can. It’s good to know that there are still some family-run businesses who love what they do and want to give customers the best product or service that they can!
What’s your favorite family owned shop? Let us know in the comments!