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A one-of-a-kind urban adventure awaits you in the Strip District, Pittsburgh's only historic market district. By day, this old-world style marketplace is abuzz with shoppers patronizing an exciting mix of retailers, fish and produce merchants, ethnic food shops, specialty shops, antique galleries, gift shops, and textile and interior design sources—not to mention an ever-changing variety of sidewalk vendors. At night, the gritty vitality of the Strip draws a diverse and lively crowd. The Strip District is the place to go if you're looking for hard-to-find ethnic food, fresh vegetables from local farms and a true taste of Pittsburgh's culture.
2124 Penn Ave.
Collage offers three rooms and two floors of eclectic contemporary choices, including fine jewelry, art, home decorations and dried flower arrangements.
2022 Penn Ave.
A superb bakery with breads, nuts, cakes and cookies—the smells from the street draw you into this shop.
1736 Penn Ave.
Dubbed "The Party King," this store offers every possible paper produce for parties, party favors, sports items and holiday decorations are available here. If you can't find it here, it doesn't exist.
2306 Penn Ave.
This much fudge should be illegal. You're encouraged to taste before buying... a real treat since all fudges are made on the premises.
1725 Penn Ave.
Everything needed in the kitchen is here from pots and pans to utensils to cooking lessons. The owner's even a chef.
2200 Penn Ave.
You'll think "Key West" when you enter this eccentric shop that is located in a converted garage. It serves great coffee and sells imported cigars.
2010-2012 Penn Ave.
With the third generation of Sunseris operating this Italian market, it stocks more than 5,000 specialty products and sells over 200,000 pounds of cheese each week.
2100 Smallman St.
One of the country's only non-profit institutions focused on contemporary craft art. It houses a professional exhibition gallery, space for educational programs and a distinctive model retail outlet for artist-made works.
1711 Penn Ave.
A fantastic seafood, produce and meat market, this place bustles like the large markets on both coasts. You can find fresh, frozen and ethnic food here. A must-visit in the Strip.
209 21st St.
The huge variety of popcorn in this shop will astound you. A small shop run by a charming couple, this is the best popcorn in Pittsburgh.