Pittsburghers are serious about their sandwiches-- we like them stacked high with all our favorite meats and cheeses.
But not all sandwich delis are the same-- that’s why we put this list together of the delis in Pittsburgh that the locals like to frequent. Most of them not only make amazing sandwiches-- but also serve up cold cuts, bread, salads, and pasta to go. The next time you’re craving a delicious deli sandwich-- look no further than the spots we recommend below!
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Fantastic little deli in Arlington
740 E. Warrington Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
If you’re looking for a great deli, consider checking out the Black Market Deli, located in the Arlington neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This place offers some of the finest deli meats and cheeses, sausage, and fresh meat-- all available in store and for delivery. Perhaps the most unique thing about this deli is that the owner makes his own beef jerky in house. You can’t get much fresher than that!
This place also offers baked goods-- which is kind of unusual for a deli-- but most welcomed by their customers! Everything on the menu is available for delivery as well-- this deli does it all!
“I ordered a ham bbq and my bf got a chicken bbq sandwich. Both were really big for the price! We also ordered jerky, though i am forgetting the flavor it was really good.” -Yelp Review
Fantastic spot for lunch downtown
309 Smithfield St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
If you happen to be in downtown Pittsburgh at lunchtime, you’ll definitely want to check out the Boulevard Deli. It’s located on Smithfield Street and near the Boulevard of the Allies-- which is where it gets its name.
This place is always packed at lunch with hungry customers willing to wait for the delicious, thick sandwiches that make this shop so in demand. Make sure to try the Pittsburgher sandwich-- it’s a true taste of Pittsburgh with chipped ham, cheese, and french fries.
There’s some seating inside but locals tend to take their sandwiches to go and find a nice spot somewhere in the city and spend some time outdoors.
“Very good local deli. The menu is accessible and a tad creative. The best part is the people followed by the prices.” -Yelp Review
A New York style deli in Pittsburgh
196 N. Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Food for Thought Deli is located in busy Oakland and is very popular amongst the university students as well as the workers in the area. They are most known for their triple-decker sandwiches-- so if you stop it, make sure you try one of those!
Other popular items on their menu include soups-- like their delicious homemade chili-- salads, and single sandwiches. In true Pittsburgh fashion, all their sandwiches come with the option to put fries on the sandwich-- or on the side if you prefer.
“Efficient and delicious with a great menu. We tried their pastrami Rueben, turkey sandwich and vegetarian delight. All were good.” -Yelp Review
Everyone should try the sandwiches in this shop!
539 E. Ohio St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
North Shore Delicatessen is another popular place to get a fantastic deli sandwich. Here they like to load up on the meats and cheeses-- so be prepared for a giant meal.
Most of their sandwiches are named after streets in the North Side-- which is a nice, local touch. Pittsburghers appreciate it and are proud to order a sandwich with the name of a familiar street. A favorite option at this place is the North Ave.-- which is a delicious sausage on a fantastic deli bun. Make sure you try their soups as well!
“Love the North Shore deli! Sandwiches are huge, fresh meat, soft bread and they are not light handed with the meat!” -Yelp Review
This Lawrenceville deli is a must visit
4108 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
If you’re in the Lawrenceville neighborhood shopping and need a bite to eat, stop on by the Deli on Butler for some fantastic sandwiches and friendly service. This family-owned deli has been serving the people of the community-- as well as Pittsburghers from all over-- since 2006.
It was a dream of the owner to own a deli-- and he was finally able to make that happen. As soon as you walk in, you just feel so welcomed and know that the proprietor is there to make you the best sandwich possible.
This spot has sandwiches, soups, and salads-- but make sure you try one of their famous paninis!
“Quick and easy lunch. Bread and sandwich fillings were delicious and fresh. Wide variety of bottled drinks and chips available.” -Yelp Review
A perfect late night deli stop
449 Atwood St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
If it’s late at night and you and your friends are just craving a delicious sandwich, stop by Frenchi’s Deli and Market in Oakland-- you won’t be disappointed. This place has a ton of character-- there always seems to be lots of people to chat with while you wait for the sandwich artist to make your favorite.
The Frenchi’s signature wrap is the most popular item on the menu-- so if you’re going to go-- make sure you try this delicious sandwich first. This spot is open late, so they’re almost always available to take your order and get you on your way!
“Newer to South Oakland, Frenchi's is a gem. Not only a functional convenience store, Frenchi's offers an assortment of cheap, tasty deli sandwiches, salads, paninis, and wraps.”-Yelp Review
Great place to grab a sandwich and shop for dinner
5414 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
After checking out the amazing shopping options in Shadyside, why not pop on into the Shadyside Market and Deli and pick up a delicious sandwich? While you’re there you can explore the market as well. This place has all of your favorite items-- so you can pick up any items you need for your pantry or fridge.
Make sure you also check out their gourmet selection of deli meats and cheeses-- then you can make you own delicious sandwiches at home. Don’t forget the fresh bread as well!
“Hands down, the best deli sandwich in all of Pittsburgh. Whatever you get, get it on the white bread. It's Mancini's so of course it's delicious.” -Yelp Review
Everyone agrees these sandwiches are amazing
4415 Fifth Ave., Ste. 120
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Kevin’s Deli is located close to the University of Pittsburgh’s campus-- is a especially a favorite among the students. There is never shortage of people lining up get one of his famous sandwiches. The locals love that this place is open for breakfast and lunch-- so you can stop in for a bagel sandwich in the morning, and come back in for a tuna melt in the afternoon.
The owner is also one of the friendliest and most helpful person you’ll want to meet-- so if you’re not sure which sandwich to try, he can definitely point you in the right direction.
“Kevin's has such a wide variety of options for everyone to enjoy, but the variety does not compromise the taste of anything. Kevin is such a welcoming guy, great place for a quick breakfast or lunch or dinner in Oakland.” -Yelp Review
No matter what your favorite deli sandwich is, you’re sure to find something you like at these fantastic spots. Make sure to pick up your GiftYa electronic gift card to any of these places today! Did we mention your favorite deli? Let us know in the comments!