This year, Pittsburgh Earth Day has teamed up with Sustainable Pittsburgh to recognize restaurant leaders for their environmental and community-driven efforts. Visit the list below to learn about special menu offerings by Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants.

What is a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant?

Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants commit to actions such as buying local, donating food, or recycling—among many others. Together, they are transforming the restaurant industry for a more sustainable Pittsburgh region.

Click on the restaurant logos below to learn more about these establishments, their sustainable practices, and view those participating with Earth Day meal specials.

52nd Street Market
Grilled cheese sandwich with cucumbers  & Goat Rodeo Chèvre on Allegro Hearth Sourdough bread. Customers can add on a local Natrona soda pop.

Umbrella Café

The combo of juice, vegan cookie, 1/2 sandwich and small soup will be Earth Day special.

Some new items that met the meal special guidelines being vegetarian, sustainable, or local: Juices,  Vegan lasagna,  Spinach Hummus sandwich,  Vegan and vegetarian soups daily, Vegan cookies,  Vegan polenta, Vegan Strombinis.

Pittsburgh Juice Company 

Green Juice: Cucumber, Apple, Baby Spinach: This is a smooth, ever-so-slightly slightly sweet introduction to green juice, providing high nutritional benefits and quick hydration. $8.75 16oz.

 Scratch F&B

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The Porch at Schenley

Spring Harvest Vegetarian Risotto $21.00 – Royal Trumpet Mushroom “Scallops”, Asparagus Tips, Pennsylvania Morels, Saffron Salsify Cream, Jicama & Apple Salad

Six Penn Kitchen

Sweet Pea Gazpacho: Minted Crème Fraiche, Spring Ramps & Toasted Pistachio. Braised Lamb Shank: Fava Beans, Taleggio Croquettes, Marinated Turkish Figs & Port Wine Jus.


Casbah Earth Day 2016: April 22,b $40/pp

Warm Burrata: spring greens, carrot puree, pea pesto, porcini croutons, evoo

Spaghetti Carbonara: pancetta, ramps, english peas, farm egg, black pepper

Elysian Fields Farm Lamb Loin: Frankfurt Farms cracked corn cake, royal trumpet mushrooms, green garlic tapenade, jus

Rhubarb Tart: brown sugar balsamic  ice cream, compressed rhubarb, white chocolate mint crumbles

Casbah works with the following local farms: Frankferd Farms, Elysian Fields Farms, Who Cooks For You Farms, Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, Miller’s Farm Products, Garfield Community Farm

Franktuary (both locations)

Local pastured pork sausage with their locally grown organic garbanzo fries for $12. Vegan guests may sub Franktuary’s vegan sausage for the meaty one.

Chateau Café and Cakery

A locally sourced Earth Day special, the “Iron City Beef” sandwich special. Meat comes from a local butcher and the bread from breadworks. They will also have their vegetarian special a Bahn Mi running that day.

Bella Sera

Italian Tomato Salad, Eggplant Rollatini, Baby Fingerling Potatoes w/ Fresh Herbs, Sautéed Spinach, Soup – Mushroom Bisque, Fresh salad bar with an assortment of toppings & dressings, Assorted variety of desserts