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Near Buy logo: Supporting Local commerce

Quantum Theatre has long been thankful for the privilege of guiding our patrons, friends, and family on explorations of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. The NearBuy initiative, generously funded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation, offers a unique opportunity for you to continue exploring our city while supporting local businesses.


We’re partnering with restaurants in communities hosting upcoming shows: Downtown, Homewood, and Point Breeze. Simply mention that you are a friend of Quantum and every dollar up to $3,000 per partner will be matched as gift cards or meals distributed to neighbors experiencing food insecurity, in partnership with distribution partners 412 Food Rescue, Feed the Hood, Wilkinsburg Community Ministry, and River City Eats. Matching continues through September.

How to Participate


Visit any participating partner listed below.


Let them know that you’re a friend of Quantum Theatre to trigger the match.


Enjoy your meal!


Tag us on social media with #NearBuy, or by tagging us at @QuantumTheatre.


Share this program with your friends, family, and stay tuned for new partners each month

Meet Our Partners

Ms. T’s Restaurants


Ms. T got her start as a cook watching her grandmother, who raised her. She would get up every morning to make her and her brother a hot breakfast before school and taught her everything she knows about cooking. She knew then that one day she wanted to one day have a restaurant of her very own.

Years later, she came to D&C Sandwich express and over time became a key member of the team. Owner Derrick Hemby pulled her aside one day and told her, “You have the drive to be the boss, one day this will be yours.” True to his work, she became manager in 2019, and in 2020 he handed her the keys to the shop. Now rebranded as Ms. T’s Restaurants, it continues to operate out of the Galaxy Lounge offering lunch, dinner, and catering.

How to Order

Read the menu here.

Open 9AM – 5PM Monday – Friday via the sandwich shop on front side of the building,
Kitchen inside Galaxy Lounge is open Mon-Thurs Noon-10:30PM and Friday and Saturday 1PM – 11:30PM
Or call the Galaxy Lounge at (412) 727-1395 and ask for Ms. T’s

7246 Kelly St. Pittsburgh PA 15208
(shared building with Galaxy Lounge)

(412) 727-1395

East End Brewing Company


East End Brewing Company has been brewing beer, cider, and soda-pop in the East End for just over 16 years. In any given year they brew as many as 60 different beers. Like Quantum they have a deep appreciation for the rich tapestry of neighborhoods that make Pittsburgh so remarkable, and in 2019 they launched their You Are Here series creating unique brews for each of Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods.

Since the pandemic EEBC has shifted to conducting nearly all of its business as touchless curbside takeout via their website. They also offer Saturday Home Delivery (FREE if you’re in their large coverage area), and welcome impromptu walk-in sales and the opportunity to provide more personal recommendations. For the bold and the bundled, they also offer on-site enjoyment of their beverages on an unheated patio. They’ve also converted the brewpub’s kitchen into a deep dish pizza factory, which offers pizza by the slices and the whole pie, both for here and to go.

All of this can be found on the webstore, and be sure to use the word QUANTUM on your order comments (the first screen after payment), so your order can be marked for a NearBuy match.

How to Order

Visit in-person Tuesday-Friday 3-7 PM, Saturday 12-6 PM, or Sunday 12-4 PM

Order online on their webstore.

You can find more information on their website, Instagram, and Facebook.

147 Julius Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

(412) 537-2337



When Terina J. Hicks, owner of CobblerWorld, was laid off in 2015, she decided she would no longer work for someone else. She took a leap of faith, and with “nothing to lose and everything to gain,” her cobblers took off. With a downtown storefront and a regular presence at the Robinson Farmer’s Market, Cobbler World is a bakeshop that focuses on the nostalgic confections that many of us have grown up enjoying. The menu rotates weekly so there is always a new delicious treat to enjoy.

How to Order

Online – Orders due weekly at 5PM Thursday for Friday delivery.

Visit in-person Tuesday through Friday at 1059 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Order pickup by phone – 412.403.2158

You can find CobblerWorld on Instagram, Facebook, and Yelp.

1059 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 403-2158

Read the Menu

Everyday Café


Everyday Cafe is a cafe with a cause, created by Bible Center Church as a place for neighbors to grab a coffee or a bite to eat, spend time with friends, or just relax. Kiya Heard, Manager of Everyday Café, is “excited to partner with Quantum Theatre to encourage patrons to not only support the arts but local business as well. I believe that Everyday Cafe is space in Homewood where arts and culture has been celebrated since our opening. All of us look forward to not only meeting new customers, but also building our community through this partnership.”

How to Order

Everyday Café is open for take-out (call 412.727.2169) and limited indoor and outdoor seating. Their full menu is available here and includes sandwiches, breakfast fare, coffee, specialty drinks and pastries.

Place an order on Grubhub or the meal delivery app of your choice. Be sure to mention you’re a friend of Quantum in the order notes. (Note that Grubhub and other meal delivery apps can take up to 30% of each order placed in fees. We are grateful for any purchases you make with partner businesses, but suggest other methods if possible.)

Their summer hours are Monday through Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You can find Everyday Café on their website, Instagram, Facebook, and Yelp.

532 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

(412) 727-2169

Read the Menu

East End Food Co-op

Point Breeze North

Founded in 1972 as East End Food Buying Club, East End Food Co-op has operated for almost 40 years as a cooperative operated for the benefit of its members. The Co-op specializes in natural and organic foods and works closely with an array of small family farms located within 250 miles of Pittsburgh to provide the freshest and highest quality produce, meats, and cheeses. Inside you will also find an array of prepared foods and an expansive bulk foods department.

How to Order During Their 1K Encore

Visit in-person daily from 8AM to 8PM.

Order online – for either curbside pickup or local delivery.

Co-op membership is not required to make purchases but provides a range of discounts and benefits detailed here.

You can find more information on their website, Instagram, and Facebook.

7516 Meade Street. Pittsburgh, PA 15208

(412) 242-3598

Partners Who Have Met Their Goal Amount

We are so pleased to say that the partners below have met their goal amounts for NearBuy. Your purchase at these locations will no longer be doubled for the community, but we still fully endorse their delicious offerings. Feel free to continue to support them, while sharing the love with partners listed above.

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Bae Bae’s Kitchen and Cafe


Husband and wife duo Edward Lai and Ashely Bae opened Bae Bae’s Kitchen in 2017, describing it “an expression of our love through our culinary vision”. The Korean inspired eatery features a seasonally rotating menu focused on local, healthy, organic ingredients, favorite items include stir-fried glass noodles “KFC” Korean friend chicken, and bulgogi.

In 2020 the venture expanded into a second space four doors, Bae Bae’s Café, which offers breakfast, a variety of boba drinks, and Korean specialties like Banh Mi sandwiches and Pop Bing Soo shaved ice with homemade red bean and green tea toppings.

How to Order

Visit in-person Wednesday through Saturday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. or Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m at 951 Liberty Ave and 945 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Order online – for either pickup or delivery. Use code QTheaterfam for 15% off any order or gift card purchase.

You can find Bae Bae’s on their website, Instagram, Facebook, and Yelp.

951 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 391-1890

Read the Menu

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Black Radish Kitchen

Point Breeze North

Black Radish Kitchen is women-owned, community-supportive, and sustainability-driven catering company. Its business is built on a passion for gathering old friends and new. Together. At any table. For any occasion.

As the landscape for events and catering began to have a drastically different outlook in March, Black Radish quickly switched gears and launched its online “Little Radish Market”. Utilizing local farms and vendors, they aim to support their community while providing deliciously simple, healthy food. A number of options for curated, freshly prepared meal boxes are available for each day of the week in their online story and delivery is available within a 10 mile radius.

How to Order

All orders must be placed through their online storefront.

Be sure to note there are multiple menu tabs at the top of the page for different types of meals they offer. Delivery is available for nearly all items within a 10 mile radius of their Point Breeze North kitchen.

You can find Black Radish on their website, Instagram, and Facebook

Online orders only, delivery within 10 miles of Point Breeze North

Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room


Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room is an original concept developed, owned, and operated by Pittsburgh Native Suzanne Hrach. Suzanne has traveled far and wide, dining and drinking her way across American and abroad for inspiration. In 2013 she finally got the opportunity to bring her idea of a “Proper” Bar and restaurant to her beloved hometown when she launched Proper Brick Over & Tap Room, located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Proper is a beloved fixture of the downtown arts community, and their meticulous focus on wood-fired pizzas, fresh pastas creative cocktails, and local craft beers contributed to the vibrancy of the downtown dining scene.

How to Order

Visit in-person Tuesday-Saturday 4-8:30PM

Order online and be sure to add the “Quantum NearBuy Program” item to your order to trigger the match

You can find more information on their website and Facebook.

139 7th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 281-5700

Yuzu Kitchen

Downtown Pittsburgh

Using locally sourced ingredients Yuzu Kitchen is a Japanese, Chinese, and Korean influence establishment that prides itself in “serving Japanese ramen made with real pork and chicken, not package soup bases, and stir fries made with fresh vegetables that are never frozen. The high-quality ingredients used in our dishes is what I think sets us apart.”

Our partnership with Yuzu Kitchen has ended. Thank you for your support resulting in distribution of nearly $4,000 worth of food to community members experiencing food insecurity through our partnership with 412 Food Rescue.

You can find Yuzu Kitchen on their website, Instagram, Facebook, and Yelp.

409 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 288-9900

Read the Menu