From 'snow' desserts and modern diners to a once-in-a-lifetime dining event set in a historic site, we have everything you need to take your foodie game to the next level. This winter, try something new and visit one (or more) of these 8 restaurants and eateries in Manitoba...
St. James Burger & Chip Co
1866 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg
As the winner of the People's Choice award at this year's La Poutine Week, St. James Burger & Chip Co is a fairly new establishment, located in a traditional style burger and chip stand at 1866 Ness Avenue. And apart from their creative choices for events like La Poutine Week (a shepherd's pie poutine, for the curious), St. James Burger & Chip Co focuses on putting a modern twist on classic diner favourites.
Snow & Moon Cafe
1727 Kenaston Boulevard #5, Winnipeg
Eating 'snow' in the winter? Only in Winnipeg! This adorable dessert cafe located at 1727 Kenaston Blvd in Winnipeg offers a unique delicacy to the city: 100% milk flake (ie; “snow”) in flavours like matcha, triple berry, tiramisu and more. These gorgeous creations also make for a pretty awesome Instagram post, just saying.
620 Centennial Street, Winkler
If you find yourself passing through the city of Winkler anytime soon, make sure you stop into for lunch at the eclectic GingerWood Lane. This restaurant and tea room is known for its delicious soups, sandwiches and desserts (at incredible price points, I should add) as well as its funky gift shop.
The Mami Project
596 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg
This new restaurant on Winnipeg's food scene pays homage to the tradition of Filipino noodle and rice dishes. It may be the obvious choice to try the namesake dish, "Mami," but plan on going back for other dishes like Pansit and Palabok to expand your culinary horizons!
Prince of Wales Fort Historic National Site
After RAW:gimli and RAW:almond have wrapped, the culinary adventure continues north at RAW:churchill. This one-of-a-kind dining experience takes place within the 300-year-old walls of Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site. Learn stories of the area's history over a multi-course, curated meal inspired by the region, and keep your eyes peeled for the northern lights that dance in the sky above. Tickets are on sale now.
Cafe on Prince
206 Prince Avenue, Portage la Prairie
Go for the coffee, stay for the food! Cozy into this quaint cafe in Portage la Prairie for lunch or a late afternoon snack and enjoy menu items like the Prince Beer Burger – their signature beef patty with swiss cheese, garlic aioli, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, all on a brioche bun. Yum!
824 Main Street, Steinbach
A restaurant located inside a greenhouse seem like a strange choice for a winter eats list, but Chino's Bistro is open year round, with woodfired pizza that will warm your soul on even the chilliest day. Whether its the craft beer, fresh ingredients or the signature gelato made on site, there's a reason why so many people refer to Chino's Bistro and Sunshine Greenhouse as their "happy place"!
Passero and Corto
The Forks Market, Winnipeg
This brand new small plates restaurant and sandwich shop is the talk of the town, partly because it is the latest installment from Scott Bagshaw, the chef and owner behind the incredible Maque and Enoteca. And guess what? It lives up to the hype! Make a reservation for Passero to try dishes like cured albacore tuna and prawn ‘cacio e pepe’, or opt for an Italian sandwich at Corto, the walk-up, take-out counter open 11-5pm daily.