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.
The Exchange District is home to Chef Mandel Hitzer's stylish restaurant Deer + Almond, serving contemporary renditions of shared and small plates. Inventive cocktails feature on the drinks list, alongside some pale ale brews and lagers. Each dish is divinely plated and impeccably served. The day menu is a blend of classics as well as imaginative specials, such as the Tuna Carpaccio with Alabama white sauce, Papaya & Pork and the Yellowfin Tuna Sandwich with olive tapenade. At night, dishes such as Risotto with mustard greens and manchego, and Blackened Striploin with kaffir lime and coconut broth emerge on the menu. While this eatery invites plenty of natural light during the day, it transforms into a suave spot come night.
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.
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.
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.
The Velvet Glove is one of the most finest restaurants in the city, located in one of its nicest hotels. It has been rated as one of Canada's top 100 restaurants by En Route Magazine. The elegant atmosphere, hospitable staff and delicious cuisine guarantee a delightful experience here. The lamb entrée is recommended, along with the soups, salads from their menu. The wine list is substantial and is enjoyed by the business and professional clientèle that frequent the dining room. There are good choices in the vegetarian section as well. A business-casual dress code is in effect. Call for reservations.
This is a Winnipeg institution that has catered to red meat cravings for several decades. Located in the city center, Hy's has been a traditional haunt for business people and for those looking for a romantic atmosphere that includes elegant leather chairs and candlelight. The service, professional and friendly, has an excellent knowledge of the cuisine on offer. As good as the service and decor is, it is the steak that keeps clientele coming back. Succulent, high quality beef is the specialty of the house, prepared in whichever way your palate prefers.
A tasteful combination of wing-backed chairs, brass railings and a rich- colored interior set the stage for one of the more elegant meals in the city. This space used to house a Conservative Party private club at the turn of the century and the opulent surroundings have been preserved in their original splendor. The service is professional and discreet and the fare is excellent. The chicken teriyaki brochette is a particular treat.
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.
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.
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.