• Spice Up Your Lunch


    Stepping out of the office can be essential to keeping up your stamina throughout your work day. What better time to take a break than at lunch? Instead of working through lunchtime, check out these hot spots conveniently located near Nova Place to spice up your lunch!


    North Shore If you’re looking for a quick escape, check out these local, North Side spots:


    City Fresh Pasta If you haven’t found this spot yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. Located right in our very own Nova Place Concourse, City Fresh offers quick, fresh, to-go lunches ranging from pasta to sandwiches to salads. All of City Fresh’s dishes are made by hand, in small batches, and without artificial flavors or colors. Stop by on Friday for $5 Friday deals!


    *Steel Cactus Just a block from the Nova Place complex, the Steel Cactus’s North Side location is located right on the outskirts of PNC Park. Satisfy all your Tex-Mex cravings just minutes from work, and stop by on Taco Tuesdays for $2.50 tacos! Steel Cactus is a Perks Partner participant, so you get 10% off all food purchases as a Nova Place tenant!


    The Foundry Table & Tap Located in proximity to Heinz Field, the Foundry offers new American fare with fresh takes on pub favorites. Featuring over 30 craft beers on tap and dishes ranging from burgers to lobster tail spaghetti, the Foundry is the perfect spot for a lunch of upscale comfort food.


    Downtown If you have a little more time to explore, take a quick stroll across the bridge and explore some downtown hot spots:


    *Bill’s Bar & Burger A New York favorite brought to the Burgh, Bill’s famous menu, featuring classic burgers and shakes, is complimented with Steel City favorites like kielbasa dogs, pierogies, and Millie’s Homemade Ice cream. Craving something more exotic than a traditional burger? Go for the parmesan-truffle fries, a whole portabella mushroom burger, or a Konnichiwa burger topped off with chili mayo and Asian slaw. Bill’s is a Perks Partner participant, so you get 20% off all food purchases as a Nova Place tenant!


    Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room In the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, Proper is an easy walk from North Side. Featuring hand-crafted pizzas, fresh pastas, and locally sourced ingredients, the Proper menu offers Italian classics with a fresh twist. Try the classic Margherita pizza, or opt for a fresh pan-seared steak salad—either way, you’ll leave properly satisfied.


    When the days are long and the breaks are few, its important to take a step out of the office, and refresh—so keep these spots in mind for your next lunchtime break.