Oodles of noodles.
Walk past a quaint coffee shop, a tempting pizza parlor, a rowdy pub, and finally a vibrant homemade ice cream shop; you will find yourself in front of one of the trendiest spots Shadyside has to offer. In multicolored wood panels strung with Christmas tree-esque lights, the illuminated sign for Noodlehead brings together the hungry hipsters, college students, and families alike. This hip spot requires both patience and acceptance like no other to get a taste of some the best noodles Pittsburgh has to offer. With a whole lotta no (no phone, no reservations, no credit/debit card) comes a whole lotta yes! Noodlehead’s warm decor, cheap eats, and quality food keeps locals coming back time and time again, despite the usual forty minute wait for a table. They offer a small menu of light appetizers and noodle dishes, all priced at $9 or less. Just choose your noodles, meat, and spice level and you’re all set to go. My go-to is the steamed pork belly buns to start ($6) and the See Yew with chicken, spice level 2 ($9). They also offer takeout, but if it’s your first Noodlehead experience, I definetly recommend dining in. Check out their hours of operation and full menu here.