Returning back to the Oakland section of the city, Eat Unique is situated on Craig Street between Carnegie Mellon and Pitt. Eat Unique evolved from a coffee shop to a bistro that offers homemade soups, sandwiches, and salads all with fresh ingredients.
Eat Unique offers soup, sandwich, and salad daily specials in addition to an expansive menu. I have visited Eat Unique about ten times and used their catering services. At every occasion, the food has been fresh and quite delicious. Having tried most of the menu, my top three recommendations are Big Al’s Cobb salad with grilled chicken, Tex Mex Taco salad with chili, tortilla chips, on a bass of romaine with cheddar cheese, tomatoes, olives, sour cream and guacamole, and their meatloaf melt which is meatloaf on toasted bread with blue cheese, bbq sauce, and bacon. Very tasty! The menu’s sandwich menu will meet any craving. Eat Unique also features a a veggie hummus and griller menus for vegans and vegetarians alike. Also on the menu is an expansive beverage and dessert menu.
Eat Unique is a counter top joint where you make your order at the cash register and they let you know when it is ready for pickup. Whether busy or slow, the counter staff and cooks always have a bright disposition and work quickly. Waits are minimal.
The layout of the restaurant is odd. The counter area where most people are congregated waiting to pick up their food is really tight. There are floor to ceiling windows so the space is quite bright and visually appealing. Acoustically, the venue is quite loud and lively which makes it cumbersome to have conversations or if dining alone, to do any concentrated work. So, my recommendation is to order and take your food with you.
The food lives up to the restaurants name, unique. It is quite delicious and well worth trying. If you are in the Oakland section of the city, pick up lunch or dinner at Eat Unique. My overall rating and recommendation is:
“Go For It!”
305 S Craig St
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Visit Eat Unique