Passengers seeking a taste of the city while traveling through Pittsburgh International Airport have an increasing array of options with new local dining and retail concepts arriving this year and a newly remodeled food court in the Center Core.
“Bringing more of Pittsburgh into the terminal and creating a sense of place through dining and retail options is important,” said Bob Kerlik, vice president of media relations, Pittsburgh International Airport. “We are pleased to announce these popular local establishments will be opening airport locations.”
The airport’s POP-OPPs program introduces two unique kiosks from local operators:
- Gaby et Jules offers authentic French confections including macarons, confitures (jams) and gourmet nuts in the patisserie’s Concourse A kiosk. More than a dozen flavors of Gaby et Jules’ signature macarons are available, from classics like pistachio and sea salt caramel to house specialties like white chocolate basil and “Le Pittsburgh” in addition to a featured “macaron of the month” that kicks off with speculoos for October. All items are baked at Gaby et Jules’ flagship location in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
- The Strip Market’s “Best of Pittsburgh” kiosk in Concourse B showcases the delicacies and decor that define the region’s flavor. Pittsburgh Pickles, Sarris Candies, Enrico Biscotti treats and Eat’n Park Smiley Cookies join an assortment of goodies curated from hometown brands. A selection of handmade Christmas ornaments from Wendell August Forge is also available for shoppers on the go.
Two popular Pittsburgh dining brands, Steel Cactus and Local, are scheduled to open airport locations by the end of the year. Steel Cactus will serve traditional and modern Mexican fare at a prime location in the main food court. An extension of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Local Bar & Kitchen and Local Brewhouse establishments, Local Craft will offer refreshing brews and bites in a new location in Concourse A.
Vino Volo is opening its second location at the airport. The new retail-focused boutique and tasting lounge will also offer small plates and sophisticated wines in the Center Core.
Passengers can also relax and dine in the main food court area, which features all new modern furnishings, a communal seating area, LED lighting and more power outlets and USB charging ports. The food court seats up to 300 patrons and offers abundant natural light with open views of the airfield.