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.
Nothing can liven up the morning better than a cup of freshly brewed coffee, served with a smile. And that's exactly what you'll get at Parlour Coffee, a coffee shop that's as unpretentious as the coffee served there. Apart from the memorable coffee, one can also purchase Intelligentsia Tea, Keep Cup, Hario, among other things. It operates six days a week, except for Sundays.
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.
An amazing fast food restaurant, the VJ's Drive Inn was started as Juniors in 1958. The joint is famous for serving about 2300 kilograms (5000 pounds) of french fries every week. The restaurant has take-out option since there is no indoor seating. The fast food available here includes everything from hamburgers to hot dogs, and is totally delectable.
Yellow Dog Tavern is a friendly pub and a restaurant located on Donald Street. This place offers a wide range of beers on tap, alcoholic beverages and food that includes soups, salads, steaks, burgers, sandwiches and a lot more. This small place has a friendly atmosphere where one can sit comfortably, relax and enjoy their fare. Apart from serving food this restaurant also caters private events and also offers take-away services for those are in a hurry.
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.
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.
As the name suggests, Famenas Famous Roti & Curry is known for its delicious Indian and Pakistani curry and rice and curry and roti combinations. However, the restaurant has much more to offer. An array of Caribbean specialties including Jamaican Beef Patty and Jerk Chicken Salad as well as a number of Latin American dishes are available here. The no-frills, pocket-friendly restaurant is quite popular with both locals and budget travelers.
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!
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.