Heirloom Superfood Market, 3101 Penn Ave., Upper Strip District
Heirloom Superfood Market opened last summer to give people more access to organic produce and health-focused products, whether they’re in need of bulk ingredients for their own recipes or are stopping in for a conscientiously prepared meal. (We love their chili and soups.) Heirloom also hosts holistic wellness workshops focusing on healing arts, nutrition and cooking techniques.
Sunny Meadow Foods, 2001 Montour Church Rd., Oakdale
Boasting the city’s largest selection of grass-fed and free-range meats, cheese, eggs and dairy products, the folks at Sunny Meadow Foods work with local farms to give customers the freshest options possible. The shelves are also lined with Amish baked goods, jams, local honey, noodles, snacks and ice cream, plus organic and gluten-free products. Remember this one on your way to or from the airport.
Forbes Street Market, 3955 Forbes Ave., Oakland
This newly-opened, family-owned deli is a bastion for authentic Italian eats, from handmade pasta and meatballs to gelato and specialty sandwiches. The Rocchio is loaded with capicola, mortadella, parma soppressata, Genoa salami, mozzarella and roasted red peppers served on a fresh Mancini’s hoagie stick. The hot sausage is topped with green peppers, onions and shredded mozzarella served on a Mancini’s roll. The fact that “rocchio” means “links of sausages” in Italian tells you they know a thing or two about it.