One of the best way to find really in-depth reviews of Pittsburgh area restaurants, or get the scoop on the best foodie hot spots or sources for specialty foods, is to become a regular reader of the personal food blogs of local Pittsburgh residents. This is especially true if you're looking for restaurants, foods, or recipes that depart from the mainstream. Explore this list of some of Pittsburgh's best food blogs, and I promise you'll be hungry in a hurry!
Eat PGH is hosted by four female food junkies -- Julia Gongaware, Amanda McFadden, Sarah Sudar and Laura Zorch -- who have been reviewing and writing about Pittsburgh's culinary offerings for years. The blog is updated several times a week with new reviews and other foodie news, and they also include info on upcoming food events and share yummy recipes. You can also follow them on Twitter
, or Pinterest
, or check out their cookbook, Food Lovers' Guide to Pittsburgh
Declan and Erica met the first day of college in 2008 at the University of Pittsburgh. They have since completed college and gotten married, but both still love maintaining this blog geared to helping college kids learn to cook and eat healthier. You can also follow them on Twitter
Local Pittsburgh foodaholic Blake is the blogger behind Taste of Pittsburgh (TOP) and while she claims she is "completely ordinary," she has a lot of opinions about food in our great city of Pittsburgh that are definitely worth reading. She, along with her unnamed fellow reviewer PID (Partner in Dine), organize their reviews based on region and cuisine, and even in some TOP ten lists by category. You can also follow TOP on Twitter
, and Pinterest
Clara's photographs of Pittsburgh food are a feast for the eyes, and her takes on Pittsburgh food and restaurants that she likes are refreshing as well. She leans more toward sharing the places and recipes that she enjoys, rather than reviewing or critiquing. You'll also find her on Twitter
, and Google+
This one is a blog for lovers of cooking and baking, not for those of you looking for restaurant reviews. But I can't talk about Pittsburgh food blogs without mentioning the mouth-watering recipes of Pittsburgh native Michelle on her blog, Brown Eyed Baker. You'll find breads, appetizers, comfort foods and, of course, desserts -- with recipes that all inspire you to head straight to the kitchen to start cooking (or eating!). You can also follow Brown Eyed Baker on Twitter
More yummilicious recipes from a Pittsburgh blogger! Yes, the blog explores tasty places to eat and shop in and around Pittsburgh, but you'll more likely be tempted to stay home and cook one of the many mouth-watering recipes from Lauren's kitchen.