Pittsburgh International Airport Vegan Options (2022)

Pittsburgh Airport Vegan Options

If you’re walking through the Pittsburgh International Airport and you’re trying to figure out what is available vegan (and where you can find it) then you are in the right place! And if you’re not even at the airport yet and you’re here planning ahead then bonus points for you.

We’ve taken the time to scour through the Pittsburgh (PIT) Airport’s Dining Guide to find everything vegan-friendly in the airport and where everything is located.

We are also very fortunate that we have the VeggL community that often reaches out to us to let us know about vegan options that they find in airports as well.

So, without further ado, here is your Vegan Guide to the Pittsburgh International Airport.


Landside (Pre-Security)


Pittsburgh refers to all their locations as being either ‘Landside’ or ‘Airside’. This basically just means pre-security (landside) and post-security (airside).

Level 2

Dunkin’

Dunkin’ Avocado Toast with Roasted Tomatoes

Plenty of coffee drinks are available with multiple non-dairy milk options.

If you’re also looking for food, there are a couple of different options you can choose from (no, a donut isn’t one of them).

First, opt for a bagel: the Plain, Cinnamon Raisin, Everything and Sesame are all vegan. Just make sure to order with NO cream cheese. At least at our Dunkin’ locations they will absolutely put cream cheese on your bagel unless you ask them not to (and every once in a while they still will anyway).

The other option I would suggest is either the Avocado & Roasted Tomato Toast or the Hummus & Roasted Tomato Toast. Jen and I were both pretty shocked by how seriously good both of these items are.

FYI: If you want to wait until after you go through security there is also a Dunkin’ after security in the Center Core.


Center Core


The four concourses at the Pittsburgh airport are set up like spokes on a wheel. At the center of that wheel is the Center Core – an area that you walk into right after security that is filled with dining and shopping locations.

Auntie Anne’s

Auntie Anne’s pretzels can be ordered vegan IF they are willing to make yours without the butter that is added BEFORE they go into the oven. This isn’t just a VeggL hack, it’s something that they themselves promote on their website.

Having said that, we’ve had mixed luck trying to do this ourselves. Some locations are willing to do it and some won’t.

Best case scenario you’ll have a bit of a wait because your pretzel will need to be made and cooked. Worst case scenario you get your hopes up for one of those delicious-smelling pretzels and you end up getting let down.

Chick-fil-A

Chick Fil A Wrap and Fries
The Chick Fil-A Cool Wrap with no chicken, cheese or dressing with a side of Waffle Fries.

You can always go with the Waffle Fries if you’re just looking for a quick snack to hold you over to your destination. If you’re wanting something a bit (okay, a lot) more healthy then the Kale Crunch Side is vegan as well.

Finally, this will require a bit of modification, but a modified Cool Wrap is actually really delicious. Order it with NO chicken, cheese or avocado lime dressing. Grab some Polynesian Sauce to dip it in.

Dunkin’

Plenty of coffee drinks are available with multiple non-dairy milk options.

If you’re also looking for food, there are a couple of different options you can choose from (no, a donut isn’t one of them).

First, opt for a bagel: the Plain, Cinnamon Raisin, Everything and Sesame are all vegan. Just make sure to order with NO cream cheese. At least at our Dunkin’ locations they will absolutely put cream cheese on your bagel unless you ask them not to (and every once in a while they still will anyway).

The other option I would suggest is either the Avocado & Roasted Tomato Toast or the Hummus & Roasted Tomato Toast. Jen and I were both pretty shocked by how seriously good both of these items are.

TGI Friday’s

TGI Friday’s has a Beyond Burger on their menu that is vegan-friendly if you order it with NO cheese and NO sauce. Pair it up with their seasoned fries (the fries may share a fryer with animal products. Ask your server to confirm if that is an issue for you) and you end up with probably one of the better options in the airport.

Starbucks

Starbucks Vegan Shaken Espresso
Starbucks Toasted Vanilla Shaken Espresso

There might not be an airport in the country that doesn’t have a Starbucks and the Pittsburgh Airport is no different.

Way too many vegan-friendly drink options to list here (check out our Starbucks Vegan Guide for the full list), but you shouldn’t have any issues ordering your coffee or tea.

As for food, a bagel is probably your best bet. Starbucks has multiple varieties of bagels that are vegan including the Plain, Cinnamon Raisin and Everything. Look for Justin’s Hazelnut or Classic Almond Butter as a spread.


Concourse A


Auntie Anne’s

Auntie Anne’s pretzels can be ordered vegan IF they are willing to make yours without the butter that is added BEFORE they go into the oven. This isn’t just a VeggL hack, it’s something that they themselves promote on their website.

Having said that, we’ve had mixed luck trying to do this ourselves. Some locations are willing to do it and some won’t.

Best case scenario you’ll have a bit of a wait because your pretzel will need to be made and cooked. Worst case scenario you get your hopes up for one of those delicious-smelling pretzels and you end up getting let down.


Concourse B


Bruegger’s Bagels

Over a dozen different bagels to pick from with your choice of toppings like grape jelly, strawberry jelly, hummus or peanut butter. If it’s lunchtime Bruegger’s also offers a vegan-friendly Vegetable Soup.

And, of course, coffee.

Joe & The Juice

Joe & The Juice might be a little less known (at least in the US) compared to a couple of the other coffee chain giants inside the airport, but you definitely shouldn’t sleep on them.

Joe & The Juice has plenty of options for both coffee and juices, but their vegan options don’t end there. They also have a vegan sandwich, the Vevo, vegan yogurt, vegan snacks like coconut squares and hazelnut bits and they even have Vegan Shakes!

If you’ve never tried Joe & The Juice, I highly recommend giving them a try.


Concourse D


Friday’s Pub

Beyond Burger from TGI Friday's with Fries
TGI Friday’s Beyond Burger with NO cheese and NO sauce; with seasoned fries.

TGI Friday’s has a Beyond Burger on their menu that is vegan-friendly if you order it with NO cheese and NO sauce. Pair it up with their seasoned fries (the fries may share a fryer with animal products. Ask your server to confirm if that is an issue for you) and you end up with probably one of the better options in the airport.


More Links and Info


  • Featured Image Photo Credit: max.ku / shutterstock.com
  • If you’d like to see all the dining options at the Pittsburgh International Airport, head over to their Dine, Shop & ServicesOpens in a new tab. page.
  • Have another flight on your schedule today? VeggL has dozens of Airport Guides including other popular airports like New Orleans and Phoenix.
  • Disclaimer: We do everything possible at VeggL to make sure all our Vegan Guides are as up to date as possible, but sometimes menus and menu items can change. VeggL is not responsible for incorrect or outdated information. Always check with your location and server to confirm items are vegan when ordering. If you notice something that needs to be corrected – please let us know!