Mancini's Bread Company infuses its dough with 85 years of bread-baking expertise, helping to earn it the 2013 title of Best Bread in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh City Paper. Owner Nick Mancini Hartner assumed the reins of the family business after learning the rules of baking from his grandfather and attending artisan bread classes at the San Francisco Baking Institute, twin educations that get baked directly into each loaf of twist bread, marble rye, and european multigrain. The popular pepperoni roll combines the family's crusty specialty with spicy pepperoni and all the transportable ease of a piano on wheels.
The servers behind the counter at Dream Cream Ice Cream all have a dream. Some want to pay off their student loans. Others want to raise money for a charity. Each of the shop's unique flavors corresponds to a server's dreams, and each month a percentage of proceeds benefits each dreamer's declared cause. Patrons can help make dreams come true while enjoying scoops of peanut-butter-cup, cookies 'n' cream, or mint ice cream or sampling a scoop of their favorite flavor submerged in hot chocolate.
After a night of romantic walks along the beach, Priory Fine Pastries was conceived as a way to dust a historic district with the sugar of life. Grown out of love for the community and passion for pie, the six-year-old bakery assembles an elite squadron of pastry chefs and lifelong dough punchers to whip up sweet, homemade treats by the baker's dozen. Locals can grab a tasty cup of joe, hot loaf of bread, or succulent sweet-tooth pleaser amidst a welcoming atmosphere.
Peace, Love and Little Donuts offers dunkables all day long. They start making little donuts from old-fashioned, blueberry, and devil’s-food cakes first thing in the morning. The donuts come in three varieties: Groovy— which features traditional toppings such as powdered sugar—Far Out— which includes frostings such as vanilla, chocolate, maple, raspberry, strawberry, orange, and cream cheese—and Funkadelic, which tops donuts with morsels such as oreo, coconut, jimmies, chocolate morsels, and cereal.