After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual Empty Bowls Dinner returns this year to raise awareness of the roughly 1 in 8 people in our region who struggle to keep food on the table. All proceeds from this simple but delicious meal of soup and bread will be used to reduce hunger in our region.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest will co-host the Empty Bowls Dinner on Sunday, March 27, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Rodef Shalom in Oakland.
New this year: three different seating times with lower capacity at each to maximize the space among guests. There are also strict COVID guidelines in place. Please note: the separate to-go-only options for each seating are now all sold out.
And of course, you’ll get to eat some delicious soup cooked up by some of Pittsburgh’s great chefs. Dozens of Pittsburgh restaurants and caterers are donating several hundred gallons of soup, which will be served up with yummy Breadworks rolls. There will also be cookies from Giant Eagle and delicious Millie’s ice cream!
A wide variety of soups will be offered at the event, including Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Tomato Fennel Cream, Potato and Bacon, as well as the classics. We encourage you to try many delicious options from our generous partners. You may go through the line multiple times during your seating time.
New to the event this year are:
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh
La Palapa, Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar
The Duquesne Club
Toscana Brick Oven
Check below for the list of soups available at each seating.
All proceeds will jointly benefit Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest.
Join us at the event on Sunday, March 27!
*** Seating 1 is SOLD OUT *** Some tickets for this seating will be available for purchase at the door of the event.
Seating 1: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Seating 2: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Seating 3: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Advance price tickets will be available online until Thursday, Mar. 24 at midnight.
After that, purchase tickets at the door of the event.
Advance price tickets are $20 ($25 at the door). No tickets are needed for children under 3.
Veg = Vegetarian | V = Vegan | GF = Gluten-Free
|SEATING 1 (1:00-3:00pm)|
|Allegro Hearth Bakery||Red Lentil||Veg/V|
|Andora Restaurant||Tomato Basil Bisque||Veg|
|Azorean Café||Vegetable Kale||V|
|Butterjoint||Cream of Mushroom||Veg|
|CCAC Culinary||Chicken and Sausage Gumbo|
|Eat’n Park||Chicken Noodle|
|Eleven||Potato & Bacon||GF|
|Mad Mex Shadyside||Chickpea Chili||V|
|Restaurant Associates||Cream of Broccoli||Veg|
|The Café at The Frick||Potato Leek||
Veg/GF/ Dairy Free
|Toscana Brick Oven||Wedding|
|SEATING 2 (3:30-5:30pm)|
|Acorn||Tomato Fennel Cream||V/GF|
|Bar Marco||Sweet Potato and White Bean with Kale and Soffrito||GF|
|East End Food Co-op||Mushroom Barley||V|
|Soba||Thai Corn Chowder||V|
|The Duquesne Club||Pasta Fagioli|
|SEATING 3 (6:00-7:00pm)|
|Alta Via||White Bean and Italian Greens||Veg/GF|
|Apteka||Tomato and Lentil||V|
|CCAC Culinary||Cream of Mushroom|
|Di’Anoia’s Eatery||Chicken and Orzo||GF|
|Kaya||Chipotle Tomato and Black Bean Bisque||Veg/GF|
|La Palapa, Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar||Tortilla||GF|
|Piccolo Forno||Pasta e Fagioli||V/GF|
|Square Cafe||Tomato Bisque||Veg|
|To-Go (All sold out)|
|Black Radish Kitchen||Spicy Tomato||V/GF|
|Community Kitchen Pittsburgh|
|Dagny’s Eatery||Butternut Squash|
|Fig and Ash||Onion||Veg|
|Levia Trattoria||Pasta Fagioli|
|Lola’s Eatery||Curry Broccoli Cheese Soup||Veg|
|Metz Culinary Management||Italian Sausage and Kale|
|Morcilla||Potato and Leek||GF|
|Nurture Pgh||Coconut Curry Squash||V|
|Revel + Roost||Tomato||GF|
|Shady Side Academy||Lang’s Bean Chili|
|Zoup! Southpointe||Red Lentil Chili||V/GF/Dairy Free|