Fortuitea is a cozy little joint with a bed & breakfast vibe that specializes in loose leaf teas, exotic coffees and 100% plant-based comfort foods. Owners Tiffany Ford and Jeffrey Hirsh have truly created a vegan oasis in the Steel City with a menu that includes soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, pizzas and desserts. Fortuitea, as the name implies, is also a wonderland for tea aficionados.
Hirsh and co-chef Susan Ford are making a splash in the Pittsburgh foodie scene with meals like the Open-faced Millet Meatloaf & Gravy sandwich. Served on home-baked challah bread and topped with tomato, smashed potatoes and coconut bacon bits, this sandwich is culinary-quality home cookin' that will blow the socks off of even your staunchest meat-eating friends.
The soups at Fortuitea are also works of art. Take the Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Kale Chili; spicy, chunky and delicious. It comes with a slice of cornbread that’s so incredibly addicting, you’ll want to take home an entire tin of it. If you still have room for dessert, order up a mug of joe and a slice of Oreo cashew cream cheesecake, or grab a dozen snickerdoodle cookies to go.
Fortuitea is one of the best-kept secrets in Pittsburgh. Honestly, it’s the kind of joint that, if located in a larger city, like Los Angeles or New York, people would wait outside of for hours just to get a table (especially if it were to consider serving Sunday brunch). I really want this place to be a part of Pittsburgh for a long time, so whether you're a local, in on business or just need some hearty sustenance in between poker games at the Meadows Casino up the street, go support this restaurant. Pinky up!
1445 Washington Road
Washington, PA 15301