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Where to Eat in Winnipeg

Where to Eat in Winnipeg

A guide of where to eat in Winnipeg – it’s a city with a diverse food culture. This guide is broken down in a list of Winnipeg Restaurants for brunch, lunch, and dinner, plus places for sweet treats, coffee, and drinks.

Where to Eat in Winnipeg: A guide of where to eat in Winnipeg - it's a city with a diverse food culture. 

I spent five days in Winnipeg and went to over 25 different restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and bakeries. Winnipeg is a city that you eat your way through.

Where to Eat in Winnipeg

Brunch

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Clementine

This restaurant in the Exchange District focuses on savory brunch with inventive twists. They serve mushroom toast with kale, truffle cheese, and black bean puree, and a poached egg instead of the overdone avocado toast. Their benedict comes on a homemade black pepper biscuit and is topped with a brown butter hollandaise and braised bacon. The waffle has strawberries, rhubarb, lime whipped cream, and matcha crumble.

Address: 123 Princess Street
Open daily. Weekdays until 3 pm and weekends until 4 pm.

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Stella’s

This popular brunch spot has 7 locations, including one at the airport. If you need brunch on a weekday, or if you are an early riser this is the spot for you. The menu has all the classics, plenty of egg dishes, pancakes, and french toast. I loved the Mexican Breakfast.

Click here for addresses and hours.

The Tallest Poppy

A comfort food joint that serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu features soup, salads, egg dishes, and comfort food classics.

Address: 103 Sherbrook Street
Open from 10-9 Monday to Thursday, 8-9 Friday and Saturday, and 9-9 on Sunday.

Coffee Shops

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Forth

A coffee shop/cafe in the Exchange District with a rooftop cocktail bar.

Address: 171 McDermot Avenue
Open weekdays 7 am-10 pm and weekends from 9 am-5 pm. The rooftop cocktail bar is open from 4 pm until late

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Thom Bargen

A coffee shop with bright light-filled minimalist decor where you can sip coffee and relax or read a book or get some work done. They also sell fresh baked goods and Oh Doughnuts doughnuts.

Addresses: 250 Kennedy Street, 64 Sherbrook Street, 365 Main Street
Hours vary based on location

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Small Mercies

A coffee shop within a store selling jewelry and flowers in Osborne Village.

Address: 111 Osborne Street
Open from 10-6 Monday to Saturday and 10-5 on Sundays

Sweet Treats

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Jenna Rae Cakes

A bakery specializing in macarons, cookies, cupcakes, and other beautifully decorated sweet treats.

Address: 580 Academy Road and The Forks Market
The Forks Market location is open 10-9 daily

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Chaeban Ice Cream

An ice cream shop in South Osborne known for super-premium ice cream with beautiful and unexpected flavors. Their Anna Bananutella has caramelized bananas, hazelnuts, and hazelnut chocolate swirled in. Prairie Barry is 30% strawberries with white chocolate and sour cream. And yes, they serve classics like chocolate, vanilla, and caramel too.

Address: 390 Osborne Street
Open from 11am-11pm daily.

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Baked Expectations

I was told to go and try the schmoo, a heavenly torte made with pecan angel food cake, whipped cream, and caramel sauce. There are plenty of cakes, pies, and tortes to choose from. Remember to bring cash.

Address: 161 Osborne Street
Open Monday to Thursday from 11:30 to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 1 am, and on Sundays from 11 am to midnight

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Oh Doughnuts

A doughnut shop with two locations that makes gourmet doughts, including many flavors that are surprisingly vegan. I tried the double chocolate caramel with milk chocolate, white chocolate, and caramel.

Address: 326 Broadway and 3-1194 Taylor Ave
They open at 7 am on weekdays and 8 am on weekends and are open until they sell out.

Chocolatier Constance Popp

A chocolate shop in St. Boniface where customers can take treats to go or sit down for a chocolate-themed afternoon tea.

Address: 180 Provencher Boulevard
Open weekdays 10-6 and weekends 10-5

Lunch

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The Red Ember

A pizzeria serving wood-fired pizza with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. I loved this pizza because the crust is thin yet doughy.

Address: The Forks Market, 1 Forks Market Road
Open daily from 11-8 Monday-Thursday, from 11-10 on Friday and Saturday, and from 11-9 on Sunday

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Better Than Babba’s

A food truck that serves up authentic Ukrainian handmade pierogies. I found it parked on Broadway across from Oh Doughnuts on a weekday during lunchtime. In addition to serving pierogies out of the truck, they also sell bags of pierogies that you can cook at home – but order those in advance.

Address: Use Instagram to track down the truck.

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Resto at Thermea

This beautiful Nordic-style spa has a restaurant with a fireplace in the middle. It’s the place to eat lunch after a spa treatment. The burger with bacon jam and blue cheese is exceptional, but they also serve lighter fare.

Address: 775 Crescent Drive
Open at 11 daily

Breweries

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Nonsuch Brewing Co.

A brewery/brasserie in the Exchange District. The taproom is elegant and they serve an elevated menu that includes things like oysters, cheese, charcuterie, and a burger.

Address: 125 Pacific Avenue
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 4-11 and Fridays 1-11

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Little Brown Jug

Another brewery in the Exchange District, Little Brown Jug’s taproom is just beside the brewery itself and you can watch beer being brewed as you sip your beer.

Address: 336 William Avenue
Open 12-9 on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 12-10 on Thursday, from 12-11 on Friday and Saturday, and from 12-6 on Sunday

Dinner

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Passero

An Italian restaurant with modern twists and seasonal ingredients. There are classics like meatballs and carbonara on the menu, plus dishes like ricotta gnocchi with black truffle, black garlic, brown butter, and parmesan and a 24-hour short rib with roasted mushrooms, potato, and taleggio cream. Passero is located within The Forks Market, but it is a complete restaurant with its own dining room and waiter service unlike most of the other restaurants in the food hall.

Address: The Forks Market, 1 Forks Market Road
Open daily from 11 am – 10 pm

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Segovia

A tapas bar and restaurant in Osborne Village with a menu that mixes Spanish classics with dishes like tempura-fried zucchini with lemon, mint, and ricotta and smoked mackerel with piperade and aioli.

Address: 484 Stradbrook Avenue
Open Wednesday to Monday at 5 pm

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Enoteca

A sister restaurant to Passero, Enoteca that explores Italian flavors through a menu focused on meat and seafood. Try menu items like gnocchetti with Dungeness crab and smoked duck, fried buttermilk chicken with black garlic ranch and creme fraiche, or pork belly with romesco, sherry, turnip, and baby cress. Heads up, Enoteca is small, so make a reservation.

Address:1670 Corydon Avenue
Open Tuesday-Sunday at 5 pm

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Simon’s Steaks

A food stall in The Forks Market serving up steak with an Argentinian twist plus sides like potatoes, onion rings, and french fries.

Address: The Forks Market, 1 Forks Market Road
Open 11-9 Monday to Thursday, from 11-10 on Friday and Saturday, and from 11-8 on Sunday

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Mon Ami Louis

This restaurant is located on the bridge between the English and French sections of Winnipeg and is known for having the best poutine in the city.

Address: 50 Provencher Boulevard
Open seasonally from 11:30-9 Monday to Saturday and from 11:30-8 on Sundays

Bars

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The Common

The Common is a wine and beer bar in The Forks Market. Hang out at the lively bar or grab a drink to pair with a take out meal from one of the food hall restaurants.

Address: The Forks Market, 1 Forks Market Road
Open daily 11:30 – 10 Sunday to Thursday and from 11:30 to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Good Will

A live music venue/coffee house/pizzeria/bar. They host events like live band karaoke, comedy night, and dance parties in addition to live music.

Address: 625 Portage Avenue
Open daily from 11 am until late

The Handsome Daughter

A bar that is known for live music and fried chicken. They also host comedy night on Thursdays.

Address: 61 Sherbrook Street West
Closed on Mondays, open Thursday-Saturday 5 pm – 2 am and Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5 pm to midnight

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Smith

Smith is a bar/restaurant inside the Inn at the Forks that doesn’t feel like a hotel restaurant. It’s beautifully decorated and they have live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

Address: Inn at the Forks, 75 Forks Market Road
Dinner from 4pm daily

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I partnered with Travel Manitoba on this trip. As always, all the opinions expressed are my own.

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