Uncover a new side of Winnipeg at these historically significant spots that have been reborn as tourist destinations, foodie favourites, hip shopping locales, and learning centres.
These little-known, out of the way, or surprising locales offer stellar eats for city explorers.
Like many first and second generation immigrants, owner Tony Chow of North Garden Restaurant has incorporated Manitoba ingredients into traditional recipes. The result is serendipitous Canadian-Chinese fusion food. During pickerel season, the local lakefish is simmered in a light and fresh watercress soup, stir fried with gaai laan, and bathed in rich chile oil. For North Garden’s customers, each meal is both familiar comfort and culinary adventure, often within a single menu page. 6-33 University Cres, 204‑275‑2591
Indulge in everyone’s favourite craving during Ciao! magazine’s month-long Chocolatefest presented by The Forks Market. This cocoa powered celebration showcases signature sweets from bakeries, cafes, and restaurants around the city, all for a set price. Decadent highlights from last year’s event include chocolate bacon pancakes, chocolate cherry perogies, and bison chili spiced with mole. Visit ciaowinnipeg.com for more information.
With gourmet renditions of homey dishes on trend, chefs are getting in touch with their inner child. These childhood favourites are all grown up.
Fast casual is the hottest trend in dining out, with even chef-driven spots cashing in on the popularity of healthy, good food to go. One such concept, sleek new Za Pizza Bistro, trades in DIY pies. Customize pizza (pictured above) from the crust up with scratch-made sauces and a plethora of cheeses, meats, and veggies. E-1220 St Mary’s Rd, 204‑615‑0808, Map 2: E-4.
Tucked into a small, industrial-chic space in the Exchange District, Chosabi (pictured above) offers fast versions of favourite Asian eats. Eat-on-the-go sushi burritos and bahn mi make this a perfect pit stop that doesn’t sacrifice on flavour. Snag a coveted seat and watch the downtown office crowd roll in. A-100 King St, 204‑615‑8338, Map 1: O-4
Feb. 20, 2016
By Afton Aikens & Ashley Materi
There are so many things we love about Canmore’s dining scene. Engaged and innovative chefs, creative culinary event planning…and of course, amazing food. Try it for yourself this season and see why we’re hooked.
It’s a Deal
Canmore restaurants are a wonderland of tasty specials:
Winter heats up during Ciao! Dine About Winnipeg. Celebrating the abundance of good eating that makes up Winnipeg’s dining scene, this annual event sees the city’s best restaurants offering three course meals for only $28 and $38. For a full list of participating restaurants and menu offerings, visit ciaowinnipeg.com.
In a city with as much Francophone influence as Winnipeg, it’s not hard to find that glorious mixture of french fries, gravy, and melty cheese curds. These spots branch out from the classic with irresistable toppings and tasty twists.
This year brought Winnipeg diners plenty to rave about. The Merchant Kitchen tops the list, and has been chosen as one of Canada’s Top 10 New Restaurants by WHERE editors.
By Where Staff
Little bursts of heaven: delectable handmade fruit and chocolate pâtisseries and viennoiseries at Canmore’s Le Fournil. This authentic French bakery offers daily specialty breads and pastries; Saturday’s three flavours of pain Méditérranéen are local favourites. We also love their luscious fresh fruit tarts.
By Olivia Grecu
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