Gifts & Books


The Co-op features a wide variety of gifts ranging from kitchen items to clothing apparel. Although the offerings change with every season, there are a few things you can always count on finding:

  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Reusable stainless steel BPA Free drink containers
  • Glass drink containers
  • Kitchen items and accessories
  • Incense
  • Local handmade items


We also carry a great selection of locally-produced cards from the following Pittsburgh artisans:

Ruth Drescher
Sandra Gould Ford
Jude Goldstein
Kirsi Jansa
Jabari Mason
Tamila Normand
Philomena O’Dea
Karen Sandorf
Walt Urbina


We provide a wide selection of books, from the practical to the poetic—from The Art of Handmade Bread to The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos. Our aim is to provide helpful information about health at the individual, community, and planetary level. You’ll find cookbooks for a variety of diets, including raw, vegan, paleo, traditional, and gluten-free. We have books pertaining to specific health issues (for people, dogs, and cats), and the mind/body connection; books on organic gardening, urban homesteading, and permaculture; information about green building and safe products for the home; pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting books; plus picture books for little ones and chapter books for young adults. You’ll also find poetry and even a few novels. And we carry a wide range of magazines, including the local publications Table and Creative Non-fiction: True Stories, Well Told.  We like to think we have something for everyone, and strive to offer literature that’s informational, inspirational, motivational and transformational.

Books by Local Authors:

The Wilde Woman’s Guide to Organizing in Five Simple Steps: Using Mindfulness to Change Your Habits, by Joyce B. Wilde,  M.S. —

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables, by Mike and Nancy Bubel

The New Seed Starter’s Handbook, by Nancy Bubel

Good Weed Bad Weed: Who’s Who, What to Do, and Why Some Deserve a Second Chance (All You Need to Know about the Weeds in Your Yard), by Nancy Gift — from local St. Lynn’s Press —

Fermented: A Four Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods, by Jill Ciciarelli

Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or dry Almost Anything, by Mary Clemens Meyer & Susanna Meyer

The Saucy Vegetarian: Quick and Healthful No-Cook Sauces and Dressings, by Joanne Stepaniak

It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan: A Step-by-Step Guide with Recipes, by Rebecca Gilbert

Fred Eats a Pea, by Paula Weiner

Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment & Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating, by Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Tomatoes Garlic Basil: The Simple Pleasures of Growing and Cooking Your Garden’s Most Versatile Veggies, by Doug Oster 

Grow Organic: Over 250 Tips and Ideas for Growing Flowers, Veggies, Lawns and More, by Doug Oster and Jessica Walliser

Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm, by Darrell Frey

The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, by Joseph Jenkins

Yoga: Mastering the Basics, by Sandra Anderson and Rolf Sovic, Psy.D.

Outsmarting Autism: The Ultimate Guide to Management, Healing, and Prevention, by Patty Lemer

Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family, by Devra Davis

Triple Divide (DVD), a documentary covering social, water & health impacts of fracking by Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman

The Point of Pittsburgh, by Charles McCollester

Pittsburgh: An American City, photography by Walt Urbina

A Discussion Course on Co-operatives: A Manual for Community Self-directed Education, published by the East End Food Co-op

Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage, by Dianne D. Glave

Nine-Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States, by Hannah Dobbz

The Seer and the Sayer: Revelations of the New Earth, by Victoria Hanchin

Awakened Women Igniting Global Transformation, by Victoria Hanchin

Drift, by Jon McGoran

Deadout, by Jon McGoran


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East End Food Co-op

7516 Meade Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Market: 8am — 9pm
Café: 8am — 7pm