May's new and notable spots run the gamut.
We have a new neighbourly brewery, a brand new taqueria, Japanese burgers in The Village, a salad service, and deep fried cheesy kawaii creations that will have you going #adorbs on Insta.
Good Neighbour Brewing Co - The city’s first all-female owned-and-operated brewery features beers from veteran brewmaster Morgan Wielgosz and marketing by Amber Sarraillon. The duo’s brewery history dates to Amsterdam Brewing Co in Toronto, while in Winnipeg they were part of the Trans Canada Brewing Team until launching this venture in 2021.
They are currently brewing and selling beer out of Oxus Brewing Co., with a roster that currently includes a milkshake kettle sour, a New England style Hazy, fruited lagers and sours, and a cocktail gose. Learn more about the team in Ben Sigurdson’s nice profile from the Free Press, here.
Pancho & Lefty’s and Roo's – Winnipeg’s taqueria scene is suddenly booming, and with the addition of Pancho & Lefty’s, it should only be getting stronger. Created by King Cole Catering, this new restaurant does it all on corn or flour tortillas, including trendy birria tacos and barbacoa, along with Baja burritos, bowls and torta sandwiches. Surely make it onto next year’s taco guide.
It’s open Monday to Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., while you can order delivery from DoorDash or Uber Eats.
Also be sure to check out King Cole's other new ghost kitchen concept. It's called Roo's and it specializes in comfort food and smash burgers.
Cloud Coffee – You now have something else to look forward to when visiting the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The CMHR has just opened Cloud Coffee on their third floor next to the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation. This new source of serenity combines two Winnipeg favourites, offering roasted coffee from De Luca’s and pastries from La Belle Baguette
Tokyo Burger – Osbourne Village’s newest spot does it all in a bun with famed Wagyu beef, along with katsu chicken burgers, poke bowls, bubble tea and takoyaki. The spicy tuna burger is served on a panko-crusted and deep-fried crispy rice patty (with plenty of crunchy pickles) which all sounds terribly exciting.
Tokyo Burger is located 120 Osborne Street and is open seven days a week, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cheezy Tales – The latest ghost kitchen craze taking over our Instagram feed is Korean-style corn dog creations from Cheezy Tales. Resembling a traditional style corn dog, these fusion dogs are so much more than carnival snacks.
Choose from a wide range of sweet and savoury fried creations offering fillings such as sausage, takoyaki, salted caramel and even Flaming Hot Cheetos all wrapped up in a delicious and fluffy batter with extra crunch on top.
Currently the Instagram page is accepting pre-orders only during the week with pick-up on the weekends, though a new location is in the works.
3 Guys Greens — After you eat and drink all the above things, you’ll probably want a salad. Thankfully, 3 Guys Greens makes eating your greens easy, all while ensuring you don’t have to leaf through the produce section of a store right now. This new company just launched the city’s first salad subscription service utilizing the microgreens that they grow, all of which are free of herbicides, pesticides, etc. For dressing, 3 Guys is working with Loaf and Honey, who are producing new flavours for each week’s delivery. Learn more at on the 3 Guys Greens website, where you’ll also see direct ordering options for all their micro greens and herbs.