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. We are thrilled to announce the Near Buy initiative, generously funded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation, a year-long opportunity for you to continue exploring our city while supporting local businesses.


We’ll partner with 15 businesses over the coming year in communities hosting upcoming shows: Downtown, Homewood, and Point Breeze. Working in partnership with organizations including Homewood Children’s Village and Team PSBG, every dollar you spend will be matched as a gift card distributed to families experiencing food insecurity. Over $7,500 has been matched to-date.

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

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

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 websiteInstagram, and Facebook.

$2,178 of $3,000 Goal

7516 Meade Street. Pittsburgh, PA 15208

(412) 242-3598

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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.

$51 of $3,000 Goal

951 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 391-1890

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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

$3,000 of $3,000 Goal Met!

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

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.

$909 of $3,000 Goal

532 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

(412) 727-2169

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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.”

How to Order

Yuzu Kitchen offers dinner-portion takeout. Call 412.288.9900. 

Takeout cocktails are also available

Yuzu’s hours are Mondays through Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

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.)

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

$491 of $3,000 Goal

409 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 288-9900

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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.

$1,848 of $3,000 Goal

1059 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 403-2158

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