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.
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.
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.
If you are craving sushi or want to go to a classy restaurant for some Japanese food, Sushi Delight is a great option. The restaurant is elegant with a long sushi bar with high chairs lining it, ornamental plants artfully scattered across the dining area, paintings on the walls and mood lighting. The sushi consists of both traditional maki rolls and nigiri sushi varieties as well as a long list of vegetarian varieties. A number of other Japanese dishes are available here but the main draw for diners is definitely the artfully prepared sushi.
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.