My boyfriend and I are visiting Pittsburgh for the first time next weekend and are sort of "interviewing" the city to see if we want to move there for grad school (from Boston). We're very excited as we keep hearing great things about the city. I'm hoping you all can recommend some places to eat, as good food and coffee are very important to us!
I see Espresso a Mano, Salt of the Earth, Tamari, and Yo Rita's popping up all over the place, so we know those are highly recommended. I would appreciate hearing where else you think it's worth trying. We are staying near CMU, but really want to get out and see other neighborhoods (Lawrenceville, Shadyside, South Side, Bloomfield...), so we're pretty open in terms of location, and we will have a car. The only real sticking point is that I am a seafood eating vegetarian and am gluten-free. I think the gluten-free bit may be what makes things more difficult, since it looks like a lot of the restaurants that everyone recommends are Italian.
Thanks a lot for your help!
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