Header photo: Acorn Cafe
Happy first day of fall! It's all happening now - from delighting in the feeling of crunchy leaves underfoot to savouring the smell of freshly baked pumpkin pie wafting in the air. And we all know that autumn is a time for harvest, bounty and long dinners spent with friends and family. Here's where YOU should eat this fall in Manitoba...
100-433 Main Street, Winnipeg
Nestled inside Generation Green (which happens to be an amazing place to shop for local wares), Acorn Cafe specializes in healthy, nourishing food - with a sweet or two in the mix. The 100% vegan menu offers many dishes not normally available without dairy products, thanks to the in-house made cheese of the Vegan Fromagerie & Seitan. The most eye-catching thing to come out of the Acorn Cafe are its colourful smoothies, which are equally as delicious as they are visually appealing.
Tia Maria's Taqueria
5-275 Main St, Steinbach
Food truck turned brick-and-mortar restaurant, Tia Maria's Taqueria brings the flavours of Latin America to Steinbach, Manitoba. The restaurant serves everything from freshly made guacamole to authentic tacos and burritos. If you didn't get the chance to try Tia Maria's at this year's Manyfest, now might be the perfect time to take an autumn road trip to Steinbach.
135 Osborne Street, Winnipeg
Recently making the move from its original Main Street location, the latest Osborne Street transplant is a family owned and operated establishment that seems to have mastered the art of comfort food. The extensive menu features home cooked fare for every palette - from classic breakfast dishes to sausage ragu.
Prairie Grid Dinner Series
VIA Rail Train Station, Winnipeg
Introducing the 2018 Prairie Grid Dinner Series: From Dawn to Dusk. This Eat North innovative culinary experience brings an incredible line-up of chefs from across three provinces to collaborate on a 5-course dinner that showcases locally harvested ingredients, regional cuisine, and immersive art. Winnipeg's dinner is set to take place inside the rotunda of the VIA Rail train station on October 4, 2018. Tickets are $140 and include a Big Rock Brewery cocktail hour with live music + a 5-course dinner created by the collaborating chefs with drink pairings
The Black Bird Brasserie
101-300 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg
If you love being among the first to try new restaurants, be sure to get over to The Black Bird Brasserie in St. Boniface before it becomes popular. This new eatery is starting out with a small menu featuring French dishes like escargots, pickerel a la meunière and croissant sandwiches.
Lazy Bear Cafe
313 Kelsey Boulevard, Churchill
You may have heard the good news: the rail to Churchill is on its way to repair! If you're eager to start planning your trip up to the Polar Bear Capital of the World, be sure to add Lazy Bear Cafe to your list of must-eats. Open mid June through to the end of November, this cozy restaurant is tucked into a quintessentially Canadian log-style cabin, made by hand with reclaimed timber. Here, you'll find an array of gourmet dishes and of course the famous bear lattes and coffees!
Culinary Adventure Co.
Various locations, Winnipeg
Winnipeg's newest foodie tour offers three unique experiences that will give you a taste of what our culinary scene has to offer. The Main in Canada tour takes you through The Forks to try dishes like bannock, fish + chips, maple syrup and more. Delve into the culinary delights of The Forks even further with the Savour the Forks tour, featuring one of Winnipeg's best cinnamon treats, honey tasting and wood-oven pizza. Last but not least, the Exchange District tour will have you drooling over house smoked meat and handmade toffee.
Cedar & Main
76 Main St, Oakbank
The end of summer doesn't have to mean the end of diner food. Cedar and Main Eatery in Oakbank, Manitoba stays open well into the fall season if you need your burger, milkshake or fries fix. The burgers are always fresh (never frozen) and made with 100% angus beef on a broiche bun. Can you say yum!?
New B's Cafe & Store
20 Crown Valley Rd E, New Bothwell
New B's Cafe & Store has been a town favourite in New Bothwell since its opening in 2014, and for good reason. This charming eatery makes nearly everything on location using ONLY New Bothwell cheese (duh). They even make their own perogies, kielke, pies and cheesecakes!
1 Ave, Gimli
This brand new restaurant is bringing some spice to the town of Gimli, Manitoba. Take a drive up to the Interlake this fall and find all of your favourite Thai dishes: from panang and massaman curry to classic pad Thai noodles. Be sure to check the hours prior to your visit.