Since in 2019, this festival has showcased the historic legacy and the best Soul Food Restaurants in this region to commemorate Pittsburgh's past food service pioneers and entrepreneurs, such as: Benjamin Richards, who, by 1788, set-up the first Black Butchery in Downtown Pittsburgh on 3rd avenue (current-Day #1 PPG Plaza); Charles Richards, who, by 1795, owned the first Black Restaurant & Lodge on Ferry street (present-Day Stanwix Street); Rev. John C. Peck who in 1838 opened the first Oyster House and Ice-cream Parlor on 3rd avenue; and, John R. Pulpress & Benjamin Pulpress who owned and operated the first Black Fish Stall inside Market Square and at The Allegheny Market House (Northside) on 26th & First Street*.
The Pittsburgh Soul Food Festival-A Soulful Taste of the Burgh 2022, will see thousands of visitors from across the Country and throughout Pennsylvania. Between Friday September 2nd through Sunday September 4th, the event will highlight over 50 Small Business Vendors and Food Service Proprietors. Get ready for great Southern Cuisine, multiple ethnic foods vendors, BBQ Contest, Cultural activities, Craft Vendors and Live Entertainment in Downtown Market Square, 11am to 9pm daily.
FOOD COMPANIES IN THIS FESTIVAL:
+Unique Cuisine & Catering +T-Coy Café +Simon's Food Concession +Early-Mae Bakery +African Cuisine +Ms. Vickey's Soul Food Grill +Neighborhood Hero LLC +Ray Ray's BBQ Restaurant +Very Vendi +Ms. Jean's Soul Food Restaurant +Surf-N-Turf +Aunt Rhonda's Sweet Potato Pie +Far-A-Way Jamaica +Chan's Food Concession +Icey Treats +The Covering Food Concession +RJBC Tasting +Tantalizing Dining +Preeti Pitt Bar & Grill +Hallelujah Hotdog Food Express +Foxy Frans Restaurant +Cuddy's Soul Food Restaurant +Cute Cups +Leon's Caribbean Restaurant +Chef-N-A-Box +Z-Best BBQ Restaurant +Cactus Jack's Grill