Looking to grab a bite to eat for some delicious lunch in Highland Park? You’ll want to stop by these five great places, eclectic enough for every palate.

Park Bruges


5801 Bryant St.

At this casual neighborhood restaurant, Park Bruges is all about the small plates for sharing. Perfect for the fall and winter seasons, their macaroni and cheese is a spicy three-cheese blend of comfort food deliciousness. Then there’s poutine, the ubiquitous food in Montreal—french fries and cheese curds topped with gravy. The Bruges salad is also noteworthy, made with mixed greens, beets, shaved fennel, parsnip crisps, dried figs and cranberries and an orange white balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!

Teppanyaki Kyoto 


5808 Bryant St.

Looking for something different from your usual lunch routine? This Japanese restaurant doesn’t disappoint. Their lunch options are delicious too, with choices like okonomiyaki (a Japanese pancake), salad and miso soup with your choice of beef, pork, squid or shrimp. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Smiling Banana Leaf


5901 Bryant St.

This Thai restaurant serves lunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. weekdays. Enjoy traditional Thai favorites like pad see ew and pad Thai as well as at least 10 different types of fried or stir-fried rice dishes. There are also multiple curries to try, such as green curry noodles, made with rice noodles, bell peppers, green beans, broccoli, eggplant and Thai basil. Save some room for dessert with Thai delicacies like sago and black bean with coconut cream.

Tazza D’Oro


1125 N. Highland Ave.

This charming coffee shop is perfect for catching up with friends over a light lunch. You’ll love mouthwatering creations like garlic, cheddar and chive scones hot and fresh from the oven. Pair them with a sweet latte and you’ll be coming back every day for lunch! Tazza D’Oro is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Applewood Smoke Burger Company


5721 Bryant St.

If you are looking for a weekend lunch spot that many Pittsburghers call a “hidden gem,” you’ll want to check out the Applewood Smoke Burger Company. The sweet potato fries are killer and a bleu cheese burger satisfies even the most intense burger craving. There’s even chicken options for those who don’t eat red meat—rumor has it the sweet chipotle dust wings are a delicious addition to any meal. There’s even a burger named after Alexander Negley, the founder of Highland Park. Pretty cool!

Lunch in Highland Park can be a great experience, especially if you know where to look!  Check back often as we will update our list of places to have lunch in Highland Park often!


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