Hit the Street: Oakmont

The small town along the Allegheny River offers plenty of old-fashioned charm and one epic bakery.



Try the Oakmonter, a creamy confection of cheesecake, fudge icing and chocolate cake, at the legendary Oakmont Bakery [531 Allegheny Ave., oakmontbakery.com]. The bakery almost always is packed, so don’t forget to grab a number before you get in line.  


If you haven’t yet satisfied your sweet tooth, head to Brr-Kees [539 Allegheny Ave.] and cool off with one of more than a dozen homemade ice cream flavors. In the summer, Brr-Kees adds gelato to the menu. Sweet!


Pick up something delicious at Today’s Market [612 Allegheny River Blvd., todays-market.com]. The health-food store has a large selection of gluten-free products, organic items, vitamins and herbs. Homeopathic remedies and environmentally friendly cleaning products also are available.


Find something new to wear at Carabella [328 Allegheny River Blvd., carabellaoakmont.com]. The women’s retail shop sells designer clothing, coats and accessories.


Treat your face and your body to a facial and a massage at Oakmont Skin Care & Electrolysis [620 Allegheny River Blvd., oakmontskincare.com]. If you’re in a hurry, try the 30-minute Express Introductory Facial.

Photo courtesy of Robert Hallett Goldsmith's


Indulge yourself with a unique piece of fine jewelry from the studio of Robert Hallett, Goldsmith [518 Allegheny River Blvd., roberthallett.com].

Put on your new duds and head to dinner at Hoffstot’s Cafe Monaco [533 Allegheny Ave., hoffstots.com]. Tell your friends to meet you at the venerable fine-dining establishment’s lively bar. You’ll be the one with the glowing skin. 


While You’re There

  • Get caught up in a good book at Mystery Lovers Bookshop [514 Allegheny River Blvd., mysterylovers.com]. The cozy shop frequently hosts author talks and book signings.


  • Take in a live show at the recently renovated Oaks Theater [310 Allegheny River Blvd., theoakstheater.com]. Or check out Radical Trivia, a high-energy adult game night hosted by DJ Jared Evans every Sunday.



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