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Pittsburgh's 3 favorite spots to find cheap quick fare

Pittsburgh's 3 favorite spots to find cheap quick fare
Photo: Halal Pitt/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 15, 2020.

Craving quick food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable quick restaurants around Pittsburgh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Schenley Plaza

photo: schenley plaza/yelp

Topping the list is Schenley Plaza. Located at 4100 Forbes Ave. in North Oakland, the street vendor and music venue is the highest-rated budget-friendly quick restaurant in Pittsburgh, boasting 4.5 stars out of 16 reviews on Yelp. 

This plaza, which began operating in 2006, offers gardens, dining kiosks, fitness and entertainment programs, and more. 

2. The Shady Dog

Photo: jesse a./Yelp

Next up is Shadyside's The Shady Dog, situated at Corner Of Baum And Libert. With 4.5 stars out of 12 reviews on Yelp, the street vendor, which offers hot dogs and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.

We turned there for an overview of The Shady Dog.

The Pittsburgh City Paper described this spot as tasting like heaven and feeling like home. The small menu features two hot dogs, a jumbo kielbasa, hot sausage, two vegan options and a kielbasa bowl. 

3. Halal Pitt

Photo: Halal Pitt/Yelp

North Oakland's Halal Pitt, located at Fifth Avenue and South Bouquet Street, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced street vendor, halal and Mediterranean spot 4.5 stars out of 26 reviews. 

The site has lots more information on Halal Pitt.

"The region's first authentic halal food cart," it states on Yelp in the section about specialties. "The vendor offers a taste of New York City in the heart of Pittsburgh." Look for items like lamb or falafel over rice, including gyros and salads. 


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