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.
King's Head Pub is an authentic English style pub with an incredible array of domestic and imported beer to suit any taste. The food goes beyond the normal fish and chips with an excellent curry menu from an authentic Indian kitchen. The diverse crowd that packs this establishment is offered live music on weekends to amuse themselves while they sample the great brews.
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.
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.
Although well represented elsewhere in the community, Scandinavian people have few restaurants that boast their unique cuisine. A notable exception Bistro Dansk, which offers authentic ethnic fare in a comfortable European bistro setting. Families and professionals alike come for the Frikadeller and the hakkebof prepared in the traditional manner. Also on offer are ales from the Continent, including exceptional Czech brews. Save room for the excellent Danish pastries baked fresh on site daily.
Johnny G's Restaurant & Bar has a welcoming ambiance with its rustic chandeliers, wooden elements and cozy booths. It is among the few diners in town where you can indulge in late-night binges. Open till 4a, it is a nice spot to take care of your sudden midnight hunger pangs. Their Mediterranean menu has splashes of American, Greek and Italian cuisines. Savor their dishes like Johnny's Honest Burger, Philly Steak, Johnny's Hall Of Fame, Chicken Souvlaki and Peppercorn Sirloin. Enjoy their happy hours with drinks like Fort Garry Pale, Smithwick's and Purple Haze.
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.