The Olive Tap offers many kinds of olive oils and vinegars--samples, too! Photo by Brian Cohen.

The Olive Tap offers many kinds of olive oils and vinegars–samples, too! Photo by Brian Cohen.

You have to buy groceries…

Make a list! Shopping this market is more of an experience than a chore. You can buy all kinds of things, from top of the line olive oil to all kinds of tasty vinegars to fresh pasta and hand-crafted soap. “I come for the community,” says Andrew Longewill, a barista at Cafe d’Amore Catering. “You can stop and have a conversation because here the vendors have a connection to the product. In fact, The Pittsburgh Public Market might be one of the only places in the city where you can buy milk that still comes in a glass jug. Thank Family Farms Creamery for this and for some rather unique flavors of ice cream.”

All photos by Brian Cohen. 

Mango Sorbet, Smokey Campfire Smore and Avocado Lime from Nathan Family Farm Creamery. Photo by Brian Cohen.

Mango Sorbet, Smokey Campfire Smore and Avocado Lime from Family Farm Creamery. Photo by Brian Cohen.