This wildly popular pizza joint enjoys an ardent fan following, evident from its perennially crowded dining hall. The secret to their popularity lies in their flavorful wood-fired pizzas, which are also hand-tossed and topped with fresh ingredients. Highlights include their signature special called the Santa Ana, which comes with delectable prosciutto, cauliflower and asparagus, and the Pollo, loaded with rosemary chicken and wild mushrooms. Plenty of wood-fired pasta specials feature on the menu as well, alongside salads and a handful of Mediterranean starters. Reservations need to be placed well ahead of one's visit, recommend the locals.
Housed within The Forks culinary market, the Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company serves irresistibly fresh bread, baked goods and deli specials. The salient feature of this stellar bakery is its use of organic grains to bake their breads from scratch, and a dedication to preparing wholesome foods that are healthy in the long run. The fragrance of freshly baked cinnamon buns ropes customers in each morning, even as a new batch of croissants rises to perfection in their oven. The deli serves hot seasonal soups, salads and sandwiches, while sweet muffins, cookies, pastries and cakes are also available for indulgence. The menu features several vegan and vegetarian options as well.
Burgers with never-heard-before delicious toppings and inventive sauces are winning Winnipeg's culinary scene - and the best part is, they come at attractive prices. Nuburger focuses on health-conscious ingredients and organic meats in their preparations, so expect unique combinations such as blueberry BBQ sauce, low fat herb mayo and balsamic onions in the Blueberry Yum Yum burger, or the Monster Mash with beef, low fat chipotle and DMT bacon cheddar. The award-winning Shang-Awesome with its Asian elements and low-fat sweet chili mayo is a must try. Nuburger's burgers also feature in a chicken and veggie avatar for those who wish to eat light. The space is casual and cheerful, and patrons can place their orders over a wooden counter.
Owner Nathalie Gautier takes pride in each of her creations, which is evident to all devoted fans of the A L'Epi de Blé bakery. Located in North End, this French bakery serves fabulous sweet and savory treats, ranging from phenomenally light macaroons to darling cupcakes and indulgent pastries. Baked goods with a French-Canadian touch such as the Québécois bread do wonders, while the Croque Madam, fresh quiches and meat pies keep first-timers hooked enough to come back for more. The cheeses come all the way from France, making a drive past this establishment even more irresistible. For a more personal touch and the right recommendations, talk to owner herself.
Harman's Cafe is unique and delightful in ways more than one. Absolutely family friendly, this quaint restaurant takes pride in their authentic, Ethiopian food which is cooked to perfection and served in humongous portions. Start your day with their Inqulal Sandwich, a combination of eggs and beef or the Inqulal Firfir which is a spicy take on classic scrambled eggs. Pancakes and french toasts are available for the little ones. The lunch menu is filled with delectable Ethiopian dishes like Misir which is a herb-infused stew and the Souf Fietfiet, a flavored, sunflower juice. Meat lovers are sure to enjoy Harman's Cafe's meat combo. Do not leave without trying their special Ethiopian coffee.
Baraka Pita Bakery & Mediterranean Deli is a great place to grab a quick bite on the go or drop in for some scrumptious Middle Eastern delicacies. Their baklava comes highly recommended along with their varied panini sandwiches. You can watch your pita bread cooking in their special wood-fire oven. The simple but cozy setup makes this place perfect for a family meal.
White Star Diner is a modern diner which is known for its made-from-scratch sandwiches, burgers, poutine and much more. You can try out their specials for a delicious but budget meal, or go for one of their hearty burgers with some soup and a side of fries. Their milkshakes are also highly recommended. The quaint red and white building with a large signboard catches the eye immediately and the small but cozy interior is perfect for a family meal.
Irrespective of your age, you are sure to enjoy every visit at Across the Board Game Café. As the name suggests, this place is known for the plethora of board games they have on offer. They charge CAD5 and allow you to walk down the memory lane with board games of your choice. Challenge your friends or make new ones, Across the Board Game Café is a place for high-fives, laughter and oodles of fun. There is plenty of food and coffee to go around along with delicious treats like cupcakes and cookies. The place also has a store on-site, here you can buy games like Mr. Jack Pocket, Splendor, Cardline – Animals, Caesar & Cleopatra, Hanabi and many more.
Blufish Japanese Restaurant is a good place to go when you're craving some tasty sushi in Downtown Winnipeg. The Asian eatery is located on Bannatyne Avenue, next door to Restaurant Hermanos. The elegant restaurant features dark-wood furniture, dim lighting and a decor that's highlighted by the Asian penchant for minimalism. On offer here is a wide array of fresh, delectable and absolutely addictive sushi, sashimi and maki offerings. The use of fine, fresh seafood and ingredients is evident in highly-recommended signatures like caterpillar roll, Cajun seared salmon sashimi and Rainbow Roll. You can pair these wonderous preparations with something from their impressive bar menu as well - try the lychee martini - you wont be disappointed!
Tim Hortons, serving since 1964, is known for its fresh, quality products and great service that has allowed it to become one of the biggest chains in Canada. They specialize mainly in amazing coffees, great sweet treats and delicacies that taste like home food. Their must tries are the donuts, Timbits, pastries, muffins and cookies that prove a great company for your coffees and teas. The bagels and yogurt filled with berries and other toppings are a real treat. The other stuff on the menu that is more healthy are hot soups, sandwiches, wraps and grilled paninis.
Smoke's Poutinerie is known for its hand-cut golden fries, that are uniquely seasoned, the traditional gravies and cheese curds. Mainly serving chicken, beef and pork, it also offers interesting options for vegetarians patrons. Wash down the meal with Ginger Ale or a Diet Coke. For those who wish to enjoy the offering of Smoke's Poutinerie at the next special occasion or event can get them to cater at the venue itself.
The right atmosphere at a restaurant is as important to make a meal pleasant as is the company. For this alone, Earls in Winnipeg scores full marks. The excellent food and wine are a welcome bonus. Without limiting itself to any particular cuisine, Earls manages to pull off an impressively varied menu, suited to all tastes. Right from junk food to entrées, Earls has it all. In spite of over 50 locations in Canada and the US, Earls has managed to retain the neighborhood cafe feeling which makes it a great hangout. Live sports action with a well-stocked bar in the background add to the fun. Open 11:30a til late.