Shop and eat your way down Corydon Avenue, aka 'Little Italy'
September 17, 2020
| Author Breanne Sewards
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How long has it been since you explored a neighbourhood other than your own? Add some adventure into your weekend as we guide you through some of Winnipeg's best neighbourhoods. This blog post covers businesses on Corydon Avenue, between Harrow Street and Confusion Corner!
When it comes to shopping and dining, Corydon Avenue aka Little Italy is one of the top destinations in the city - non ci piove! Here, you will find an eclectic array of local eateries and boutiques. Whether you spend a morning, afternoon or evening, there's plenty to uncover down this popular strip.
Please remember to bring your mask as many businesses require them.
Eating on Corydon Avenue
Ask any foodie in Winnipeg and chances are, one of their favourite restaurants will be on Corydon Avenue. The options here are a little overwhelming to the beginner - but fear not - there actually is something for everyone. For a complete list, visit the Corydon Biz.
Kristina's is a Corydon institution that serves up delectable Greek food to its loyal fanbase - and yes, to new patrons too! Another great Greek option is Niko's, situated in the street's unassuming strip mall.
Of course Little Italy wouldn't be what it is today without a handful of amazing Italian restaurants. Sit on the picturesque patio at Colosseo Ristorante Italiano or try some of Winnipeg's best pizza at Tommy's Pizzeria (owned and operated by an award-winning chef).
Insider secret: Heading to a nearby park for a picnic? Wako Sushi has some of the most affordable and tastiest sushi in the city. It's a takeout favourite!
In the mood for burgers? Market Burger has an amazing rooftop patio while Daly Burger transports you back in time to a 1950's diner.
It's not hard to satiate a sweet tooth on Corydon. Gelato lovers can choose between G.G. Gelati and Eva's Gelato, while regular ol' ice cream fanatics will love Milksmith's elaborate rolled ice cream creations. For something a little different, try healthy mango desserts inspired by Hong Kong at Hui Lai Shan.
Looking for drinks and a view with your meal? The Roost is a must-visit on Corydon, with a small-plates menu and some of the most interesting cocktails you'll ever sip.
Shopping on Corydon Avenue
What to do in between all that food? Shop, of course. For a complete list, visit the Corydon Biz.
If you like to fill your home with beautiful seasonal arrangements, stop into Academy Florist (which, funny enough, is on Corydon and not Academy). The business is allowing one person in at a time, so knock when you arrive.
For those who like to stay up and experience a city's nightlife scene, Corydon has several options for late night drinks. Looking for a lively patio? Head to Bar Italia or Saffron's (just don't forget to practice social distancing). For something a little more elegant, The Roost delivers on both craft cocktails and environment.
About The Author
Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.