Primanti Brothers Style Coleslaw

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

My best approximation at making the Pittsburgh restaurant Primanti Brothers coleslaw.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the shredded cabbage, carrots, and onions in a bowl.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine sugar, vinegar, and oil. Heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Once the vinegar solution is completely cooled, pour over the cabbage mixture and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.


Most Helpful

As a former primanti's employee I can tell you the ingredients (made dozens of buckets full every single Thursday) the ONLY ingredients are: cabbage, white sugar, light veg oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Can't even guesstimate the quantities as it's been a decade and our batches were made in the giant sinks in the back. No carrots no celery products no other spices. The batches were typically mixed / put in buckets and used oldest to newest, best flavor and consistency when a few days old, which is why we only made it once per week :)

Pittsburgh B. March 20, 2014

Really good! I know that they use celery seed as a

erinswallace May 28, 2013

Looks good other than the carrots. There aren't any carrots in any Primanti sandwich. But other than that, recipe looks spot on!

Jill Shinsky October 02, 2012

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