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.
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.
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.
BMC Market is cozy taco shop which also serves an array of Mexican delicacies. The tacos have varied and delicious fillings like chorizo, beef, chicken and vegetables which are served in tortillas with a coating of spicy hot sauce. The pocket-friendly prices makes this restaurant a budget-traveler's paradise and also attracts a number of locals. Drop in for a quick, delicious and pocket-friendly bite of Mexican food.
Albeit small, this cafe is sure to win you over with their delicious drinks and friendly service. Located on a busy street, the exposed-brick exterior of Café Postal is hard to miss. As you step foot inside, you are engulfed with aromas of freshly-brewed coffee. If you have arrived solo, grab a seat at the counter and chat up with the baristas while they get your brew ready. There are scrumptious sandwiches and cookies to go with your caffeine indulgence. They also sell coffee, honey and coffee apparatus.
Harman's Cafe is unique and delightful in more ways 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.
If you are craving some hot and delicious pho in the chilly Winnipeg winter Viva Restaurant is the place to come to. This family-run establishment is one of the best places in town for Vietnamese food and its Chinese dishes are just as good. Aside from their pho, which consists of flavorful broth and chewy noodles, they also serve delectable items like spring rolls, Cantonese chow mein, beef and Vermicelli buns and thit nuong, which is barbecued pork. The restaurant sees quite a mixed crowd of locals and tourists, and as such, prior reservations are recommended.