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Our Story

Our passion for the deli business was born from the desire to serve delicious fresh foods the way you remember it as a kid. And for those that didn't have a neighborhood deli as a kid, our desire for those folk is to get to experience a deli business the way you want it to be…fresh, friendly and delicious! Since 2001, Smallman Street Deli in the Strip District has been serving Jewish style deli foods to the people of Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities. It all started in 1995, when a local businessman wanted to buy a business, Weiss Provisions, which manufactured corned beef, roast beef and pastrami. That business started producing all of those flavorful items, back in 1958. From that acquisition grew the opportunity to sell products on a retail level. And since then, the deli continues to make homemade soups daily, including Matzo Ball and Chicken Noodle Soup and you can still buy corned beef with the same recipe that was established over six decades ago.

Whether it's a Reuben sandwich, lox and bagels, chicken salad ,or Matzo ball soup, everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy delicious Jewish-style food. Maybe that sounds a little meshuguna to some people. However, at the Smallman Street Deli, we want our customers to feel like this is just like the way grandma used to make it. Our menu has corned beef, pastrami, and roast beef that is still cooked on site, as well as Hebrew National salami.

Want a Rachel Sandwich stacked between two potato latkes? We have it for you! And if you're looking for some of the traditional favorites like egg salad, roast turkey, or a grilled cheese sandwich, we are open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch.

Come hungry!