Best Eats

Let this handy little guide point you to some of the best restaurants in Winnipeg, shown through our top culinary categories.

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Bakeries

Hildegard's Bakery

Hildegard's Bakery

Hildegard's Bakery

This place is all about farm-to-table. Utilizing a large wood-fire oven, local organic flours (mainly heritage varieties) that they grind onsite, and long fermentation times, the team at Hildegard’s makes fantastic pizzas come evening and all manner of breads during the day. Outside of the fire, their pastry selection is also quite something, with perhaps the best (and largest and gooiest) butter tarts in the city. The focaccia–with its air pockets and ample rosemary and olive oil–is also divine, as are the spelt hamburger buns.

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La Belle Baguette

La Belle Baguette

La Belle Baguette

If you are able to walk past this lovely little spot in Saint-Boniface and are not immediately drawn in by the smell of butter in the air, you should probably get your sinuses checked. Pastry chef/owner Alix Loiselle’s CV is stacked and includes spots like Maison Boulud and Chateau Lake Louise. At La Belle, he uses local wheat from Prairie Flour Mills and any other local ingredients he can get to make eclairs, croissants and tarts, along with plenty of delicious breads too. You can also find his pastries at several coffee shops around the city.

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Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

A true pioneer on the Canadian baking scene, Tall Grass has been milling local organic heritage wheats for more than 30 years, beginning with their small shop in Wolseley in 1990, then expanding to The Forks in 2002. Both locations stock a number of breads and their legendary cinnamon buns, while at The Forks location you can see the local grains like red fife and spelt being milled before being turned into sourdough. There’s also no shortage of sweets and butter numbers, from smoked gouda croissants to cinnamon croissants and countless cookies.

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The Pennyloaf Bakery

The Pennyloaf Bakery

The Pennyloaf Bakery

From a wood-fired oven head baker/owner Suzanne Gessler and her team create some of the best sourdough you’ll ever get. The crust is so hardy and toasty from the flames, and the inside is airy, chewy and tangy from the lengthy fermentation. Not to be outdone is their pastry counter that houses some of the best cookies, morning buns and cakes in all of Canada.

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Brunch

Clementine

Clementine

Clementine

The Globe and Mail has questioned why Canada’s best brunch place (Clementine) shouldn’t also be considered one of its best restaurants. Everything on the worldly menu sings, from crazy good burgers, to Turkish eggs, fried chicken toast, and what should be a world-famous fried cauliflower salad

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Juneberry

Juneberry

Juneberry

This cool spot features a design by Fireside Design, a nice sized patio overlooking the Red River and an experience team of chefs and owners who have created a real gem that makes you wish all your restaurant jobs were in such a setting. Expect super tasty brunch with vegan options aplenty.

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Marion Street Eatery

Marion Street Eatery

Marion Street Eatery

A perennial on the Food Network travel show circuit and a multiple Poutine Cup award-winner, Marion Street has been winning over fans since 2014. The locally inspired comfort food has always been spot on, while owner Laneil Smith has done a fabulous job allowing the kitchen to shine under new chefs creating Salvadorian and Indigenous dishes.

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Breweries (with Tap Rooms)

Barn Hammer

Barn Hammer

Brazen Hall

Brazen Hall

Devil May Care Brewing Company

Devil May Care Brewing Company

Half Pints Brewing Co.

Half Pints Brewing Co.

Kilter Brewing Co.

Kilter Brewing Co.

Lake of the Woods Brew Co.

Lake of the Woods Brew Co.

Little Brown Jug

Little Brown Jug

Nonsuch Brewing Co.

Nonsuch Brewing Co.

One Great City Brewing Co.

One Great City Brewing Co.

Oxus Brewing Company

Oxus Brewing Company

Sookram's Brewing Co.

Sookram's Brewing Co.

Stone Angel Brewing Co.

Stone Angel Brewing Co.

Torque Brewing

Torque Brewing

Trans Canada Brewing Co.

Trans Canada Brewing Co.

Cocktails

Amsterdam Tea Room and Bar

Amsterdam Tea Room and Bar

Close Company

Close Company

Cordova Tapas and Wine

Cordova Tapas and Wine

Forth

Forth

Langside Grocery

Langside Grocery

Langside Grocery

This cool little spot in a converted heritage building makes you feel like you must be in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The hidden patio is situated around a rather glorious tree and inside is cozy and inviting with rich leather banquets, old mirrors behind the bar, and so much wood. The cocktails are served in the city’s best antique glasses, the wine list rocks, and the small plates and snacks are perfect for the space. Just go, you’ll love it.

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SMITH

SMITH

The Roost on Corydon

The Roost on Corydon

The Roost on Corydon

Everything about this place is adorable. Its helmed by Winnipeg’s queen of cocktails Elsa Taylor, who opened it with her partners Ike Hedenstierna and Caiden Bircham in 2015 when they were all just 21-22 years old. Taylor still hand-draws the whimsical menus and comes up with most of the delicious cocktails, while the kitchen too has always been great, with small plates that tend to favor vegan and veg-forward dishes. The room sits just 18, with an additional 30 patio seats in summer where you can look out over the Corydon strip from its second-floor perch. It usually always makes the Canada’s 50 best bars list for good reason.

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Delis

Bagelsmith

Bagelsmith

Bernstein's Deli

Bernstein's Deli

King + Bannatyne

King + Bannatyne

Miss Browns

Miss Browns

Nick’s on Broadway

Nick’s on Broadway

Oscar's Deli

Oscar's Deli

Casual Counter Service

BMC Market - Taqueria

BMC Market - Taqueria

BMC Market - Taqueria

Everyone loves Betty, who has brought her grandma’s recipes from Morelia, Mexico to here in Winnipeg, where she opened her first BMC back in 2012. The hand-formed tortillas hold tinga, barbacao, rojas, and chorizo and come with the choice of three salsas—all for just $5 or $7.99 for 3! The simple quesadillas, made on oval shaped hand-formed tortillas, are also great. Its licensed too, with a fine selection of Mexican beers.

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Chosabi

Chosabi

Chosabi

Culinary entrepreneur Cho Venevongsa’s Wasabigroup empire includes both Wasabi sushi restaurants, Cho Ichi Ramen, and Chosabi, all of which can be found in this guide. Chosabi, his newest concept, specializes in poke bowls, and sushi burritos using Ocean Wise seafood. Like all his businesses, you can expect friendly service as fresh as the fish.

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Hargrave St. Market

Hargrave St. Market

Khao House

Khao House

Khao House

Khao House, by culinary couple Korene McCaig and Randy Khounnoraj, has become the cool kids spot for South-East Asian cuisine. Items that keep us coming back for more are the eggplant kalapao; the irresistible chips n dip, the crunchy; creamy naem khao salad; and the gochujang fried chicken burger. Its location within the Good Will Social Club also means you can get fantastic food while attending a concert or event.

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Sargent Taco Shop

Sargent Taco Shop

Sargent Taco Shop

When owner Carlos Bosque moved here from Mexico City, he was puzzled by the lack of the Mexico City and Puebla-style tacos on offer. So he opened this West End gem where two of the main stars are mole, which he does in the Puebla-style for chicken tacos, and huitlacoche (corn musk) which he pairs with rajas and grilled panella cheese. They also have a nice list of antojitos featuring a number of churros, molletes and tortas.

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The Forks Food Hall

The Forks Food Hall

French

Peasant Cookery

Peasant Cookery

Promenade Café and Wine

Promenade Café and Wine

Resto Gare and Train Bar Bistro

Resto Gare and Train Bar Bistro

Sous Sol

Sous Sol

Ice Cream/Gelato

Bridge Drive-In

Bridge Drive-In

Chaeban Ice Cream

Chaeban Ice Cream

Fête Ice Cream & Coffee

Fête Ice Cream & Coffee

Milksmith

Milksmith

Neon Cone

Neon Cone

Nucci’s Gelati

Nucci’s Gelati

Italian

Harth Mozza & Wine Bar

Harth Mozza & Wine Bar

Passero

Passero

Pizzeria Gusto

Pizzeria Gusto

Red Ember Common

Red Ember Common

Santa Ana Pizzeria and Bistro

Santa Ana Pizzeria and Bistro

Vera Pizzeria

Vera Pizzeria

Japanese

Dwarf no Cachette Café & Gift

Dwarf no Cachette Café & Gift

Gaijin Izakaya

Gaijin Izakaya

Yujiro

Yujiro

Markets / To-Go Foods

Black Market Provisions

Black Market Provisions

The Cheesemongers Fromagerie

The Cheesemongers Fromagerie

De Luca’s

De Luca’s

Fromagerie Bothwell

Fromagerie Bothwell

Mottola Grocery

Mottola Grocery

Piazza De Nardi

Piazza De Nardi

Middle Eastern

Baraka Pita Bakery

Baraka Pita Bakery

Les Saj

Les Saj

Shawarma Khan

Shawarma Khan

Yafa Café

Yafa Café

Nationally Acclaimed

deer + almond

deer + almond

Enoteca

Enoteca

Máqùe

Máqùe

Patios

529 Wellington

529 Wellington

Chaise Café & Lounge

Chaise Café & Lounge

Cibo Waterfront Café

Cibo Waterfront Café

La Roca

La Roca

Rudy’s Eat & Drink

Rudy’s Eat & Drink

Sweets

Chocolatier Constance Popp

Chocolatier Constance Popp

Decadence Chocolates

Decadence Chocolates

High Tea Bakery

High Tea Bakery

Jenna Rae Cakes

Jenna Rae Cakes

S Squared Pâtisserie

S Squared Pâtisserie

Vegetarian/Vegan

Acorn Café at Generation Green

Acorn Café at Generation Green

Copper Chimney

Copper Chimney

Mercadito Latino

Mercadito Latino

Roughage Eatery

Roughage Eatery

Saperavi Restaurant

Saperavi Restaurant