Mobile Food Movement Rolls on With PGH Crepe Cart

Plus, things get spicy at a Korean Food Festival in Shadyside and Lawrenceville gets a new Cuban eatery.

Photo by Emilie Hardman

PGH Crepe Cart offers savory & sweet options
Business folks and loyal shoppers were pleasantly surprised when they discovered PGH Crepe Cart set up at 20th and Penn in the Strip, though finding strawberry-filled crepes street-side isn’t completely unexpected given the plethora of dining options and street vendors. Filling choices include ham and cheese, and strawberry-Nutella.

Have a hankering for some Nutella-stuffed creations? Make tracks to the Strip while you can; owner Ilmir Akhm will be cooking until later this afternoon, and he will return tomorrow and Sunday.

(PGH Crepe Cart sets up around the city; follow its activity:

Jean-Marc whips up one-of-a-kind macarons
Speaking of Nutella, we wanted to tell you that Jean-Marc Chatellier makes a mean macaron in that flavor. We’ve previously expressed our love for Jean-Marc’s expertly crafted macarons — specifically the salted-caramel. After recently devouring one of his Nutella specialties, we were reminded of his unmatched skills.

Jean-Marc’s lineup of the gluten-free almond treats lists more than a dozen varieties, further complicating your decision-making process. If you’re still trying to figure out the difference between macaroons and macarons, do yourself a favor and get to Jean-Marc’s Millvale bakery to set things straight.

Learn more about Jean-Marc by reading our interview with the master pastry chef.

(Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery, 213 North Ave. Millvale; 412/821-8533,

Sample various Korean dishes in Shadyside
Summer is nearing closer, which means the food-festival season is upon us.

Returning for its 18th year, Korean Central Church of Pittsburgh’s food bazaar will delight taste buds once again. With options ranging from kimchi to mung-bean pancakes, there should be appetizing Korean fare for all guests. Remember to come hungry and bring lots of cash.

(KCCP’s 18th annual food bazaar, 821 S. Aiken Ave., Shadyside; May 4, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; 412/687-7775,

Salud brings Cuban-inspired fare to Pittsburgh
Continuing to pack in new eateries, Lawrenceville’s main drag gained another spot in March, with the opening of Salud, which offers Cuban-American eats. Though the menu lists American standards like burgers, you’ll want to try Cuban-inspired dishes like the hefty empanadas or lechon sandwich starring pulled pork.

(4517 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/605-0233)

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