With harvest feasts and fall suppers, autumn is already an ideal time to indulge in the realm of all things comfort foods...but this year's autumn in particular has some exciting culinary delights in store. Take your pick with our list of 10 restaurants and concepts that will inspire you to try something new this season!
Header photo: Osteria del Piolo
1. Hargrave St. Market
242 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg
Something exciting is landing on Winnipeg’s culinary scene this fall. Located at True North Square, the stylish Hargrave St. Market will be home to a number of new restaurants and concepts such as Gusto North, Yard Burger, The Good Fight Taco, Saburo Kitchen and more.
2. Osteria del Piolo
If you like the space of a restaurant to reflect its quality and sophisticated dishes, you need to plan a dinner at Osteria del Piolo. This new restaurant focuses on shared dishes and Italian favourites, with an open concept kitchen where you can see all the action.
3. Goose Flight Feasts
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg
Did you know that Manitoba is a key resting spot for over 400,000 geese, ducks and other migrating birds on their way from their nesting grounds in Canada’s north to their winter homes down south? Experience the magic of the migration at FortWhyte Alive's Goose Flight Feast, a three-course dinner by Buffalo Stone Café set against the backdrop of the setting sun over the lake.
4. Roughage Eatery
126 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg
Believe it or not - all of the food you see above is 100% vegan. Such is the magic of the brand new Roughage Eatery. The restaurant focuses on 'comfort vegan', which sounds just about perfect for the fall season. Their menu is one you need to try to believe - think vegan charcuterie, bahn mi sandwiches, nachos and more!
5.King's Deli Market & Eatery
725 Main Street, Winkler
Sandwiches ARE king at King's Deli Market & Eatery. With a lively and fun atmosphere, this Winkler restaurant offers a classic and tasty deli menu that includes corn beef, montreal smoked beef and genoa salami. A must-try if you're in the Pembina Valley area this fall.
6. Mole Guacamole
177 Saskatchewan Avenue W, Portage la Prairie
Craving Mexican cuisine? Take the drive to Portage la Prairie! Mole Guacamole is a new arrival to the city, bringing with it a delectable menu of Mexican food favourites: tacos, tortilla soup, enchiladas...yum!
7. Town Bake Shop & Ice Cream
662 Main Street, Oakbank
Is there anything better than a warm, baked good on a chilly fall day? We think not. If you find yourself in the town of Oakbank around this time of the year (or let's be honest, any time), be sure to stop into Town Bake Shop & Ice Cream for a fine selection of fresh breads, muffins, desserts, specialty coffee and more.
8. The Wood Taven + Pauline
112 Marion Street, Winnipeg
The Norwood Hotel is getting a makeover! Not one but TWO concept restaurants are currently under construction, with an opening for late September (so soon). Pauline will evoke an old French bistro feel, providing exciting and elegant breakfast options, while the beloved Wood Tavern will be updated to reflect the building's rich history with accents of dark wood, raw stone and warm leather. Sounds cozy!
91 Albert Street, Winnipeg
From the creators of Chew eatery and adjacent The Store Next Door comes Lark, a brand new bakery and cafe in Winnipeg's historic Exchange District. Asides from the carefully crafted dishes you've come to know at Chew, you can also expect a selection of high-end grocery products available for purchase.
10. Gopher Creek Coffee Company
143 Nelson Street W, Virden
Every small town deserves a great coffee shop, and Gopher Creek Coffee Company has achieved just that for the town of Virden. Gopher Creek serves up a delicious daily menu (with everything from sandwiches to roast beef dinners) and runs small group cooking classes.