By DONOVAN HARRELL
Oakland's restaurants are working to adapt to the recent shifts the Pitt community has made to remote work and learning in the wake of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Restaurants in Oakland aren’t alone in the new challenges they have to face. On March 16, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered nonessential businesses in the commonwealth to close their doors.
With these new restrictions, restaurants are currently not allowed to seat customers inside. This caused some restaurants in Oakland to suspend operations.
However, many have decided to increase their takeout and/or delivery options, according to the Oakland Business Improvement District.
Here are some of the Oakland restaurants still open for business:
Ali Baba, 412-682-2829, Open for takeout
Big Jim’s, 412-421-0532, Open for takeout
Butterjoint, 412-621-2700, Open for takeout
Chick'n Bubbly: 412-863-7741, Open for takeout and delivery
Chick-n-Grille, 412-683-1871, Open for takeout
Chipotle, 412-621-1557, Open for takeout
Dunkin, 412-687-1308, Open for takeout and delivery
Eat Unique, 412-683-9993, Open for takeout and delivery through Uber Eats, Postmates, and DoorDash
Forbes Gyro, 412-621-2140, Open for takeout
Hello Bistro, 412-687-8787, Open for takeout and delivery
Jimmy John's, 412-681-9010, Open for delivery and takeout
Lotsa Stone-fired Pizza, 412-727-8000, Open for takeout
Mad Mex on Atwood: 412-681-5656, Open for delivery through Grubhub or DoorDash
Night Market Gourmet, 412-436-0068, Open for takeout and delivery with 10 percent off all takeout orders
Noodles and Company, 412-621-0890, Open for delivery and takeout
Ocha Thai Noodle restaurant, 412-251-0262, Open for takeout and delivery
Oiishi Bento, 412-687-3335, Open for takeout by phone only and delivery with Postmates or DoorDash
Panera Bread, Forbes Avenue, 412-683-3727; Boulevard of the Allies, 412-683-9616. Open for takeout, hours are limited
Piada Italian Street Food, 412-224-2432, Open for takeout and delivery
Pie for Breakfast, 412-315-7342, Open for takeout
Pittza Pizza, 412-681-2858, Open for takeout and delivery
Primanti Bros Restaurant Oakland, 412-621-4444, Open for delivery and takeout
Rita's, 412-621-6423, Open, first day of spring free ice giveaway postponed
Roots Natural Kitchen, 412-904-3190, Open for takeout
Salud Juicery, 412-586-4991, Open for takeout and delivery
Sciulli's Pizza, 412-687-9287, Open for takeout and delivery
Spice Island Tea House, 412-687–8821, Open for takeout and delivery through Happy Bellies at happybelliespgh.com
Sushi Fuku, 120 Oakland Ave., 412-687-3858; 415 S. Craig St., 412-251-0541. Both locations are open for takeout.
Stack'd and Chickn, both closed for two weeks starting March 17.
Donovan Harrell is a writer for the University Times. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-383-9905.
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