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Food For Thought

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North Oakland
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194 N Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
+1 412-682-5033
09:00 - 18:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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. We tried a couple of different sandwiches and coffee. The quality of food was excellent.... More 

Thank DianeCips
Oakland, California
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292 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 for a sandwich to be made. Ive never had anything old here - its one... More 

Thank genie0120
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 when I said something about it. Try Smallman Street Deli. They are nice, clean, air... More 

1 Thank Daniel F
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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. I ate it both days. Service was quick and the order process was simple. You... More 

Thank Juliep1030
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147 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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171 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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
da burgh
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123 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Extremely overpriced. No delivery. Rude staff. I paid $15 for a sandwich, side of pasta salad, and a drink! And it took 20 minutes for them to make it! I only get a 30 minute lunch! Ordering and paying are at opposite ends, and if you don't choose the right end, a very rude employee will point you where to... More 

2 Thank YourMom6
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Reviewed 16 May 2008

So many great breakfasts with Paulie in there.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
American, Fast food, Delicatessen
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 N Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > North Oakland
  • Neighbourhood: North Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 412-682-5033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?