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Food For Thought

194 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2701
+1 412-682-5033
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
13 Jun 2017
“Hidden Gem in Oakland”
5 days ago
“Genuine Jewish Deli”
Closed Now
American, Fast food, Deli
$$ - $$$
194 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2701
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's location close to CMU and Pitt may draw Asian customers - but this is a real Jewish deli with attitude. Had the corned beef - and while the sandwich was not huge - it was delicious. The rye bread was a little too soft,...More

Thank rbrech
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Food for Thought is a New York style deli, a little out of the way in Oakland on North Craig. It is close to my doctors office and I enjoy stopping when I have an appointment. I order the Corned Beef sandwich with a fruit...More

Thank SherryM5106
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this deli today and stopped because they had a banner that said Pittsburgh's best breakfast. Went in and found a small New York style seating area and a large deli counter. The menu is on the wall and you order at the counter....More

Thank DianeCips
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Not my favorite deli food. Rather bland. Turkey was decent as was the cole slaw. Not a fan of the other meats.

Thank Travelingbear1000
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Im shocked at some of the reviews....I love food for thought. Parking is rough, but the sandwiches are great. They have some of the freshest meats Ive ever had! The bread has always been fresh and they have literally made coleslaw while I was waiting...More

Thank genie0120
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Overpriced. No parking. Rude staff. Have had a better sandwich at Sheetz. Actually wish there was one nearby. Can't believe I wasted $15 on lunch at Food for Thought! What a joke! Dry bread, almost no meat on my sandwich, and a very rude cashier...More

1  Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

I took a class for two days in June, and stopped here both days. They had a great lunch special of a chicken salad sandwich, chips and a pop (I added soup for add'l. charge) for about $13. The chicken salad was awesome and fresh....More

Thank Juliep1030
Reviewed 10 December 2012

The corned Beef and the Pastrami are to die for! I was not thrilled with the chopped liver but it was not bad.There is a nearby Catholic High School. Many of the students come for something to eat after school when they are playing sports.

Thank Pittsburgh_Lazer
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Good, solid deli. Huge menu. Friendly staff. Perhaps a bit pricey. Try the lean corned beef or turkey club sandwiches. Huge salads are a good deal.

Thank SaulPittsburgh
Reviewed 28 August 2012

We tried to eat here several times- it is conveniently located. But they don't have fresh food. The waiter (the guy behind the cash register) took a very long time. Supposedly they cater, so perhaps that is their main business.

2  Thank Linda M
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Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2701
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > North Oakland
  • Neighbourhood: North Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 412-682-5033
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