Manitoba never ceases to amaze with its vast array of cuisines and flavours, and it's only getting better. From authentic BBQ to sophisticated brunch offerings, here are 9 restaurants, cafes and bakeries you MUST try this winter in Manitoba...
Blue Haze BBQ
Authentic BBQ in Manitoba? You bet! Blue Haze BBQ in Beausejour brings the flavours of the south to our prairie province, offering up a deli menu with everything from Texas beef brisket to banana cream pie. MORE than worth the drive!
Located inside The Handsome Daughter, Magic Bird Fried Chicken serves up all your fried favourites, from strips to sandwiches to sides like slaw, curly fries and herbed potato salad. Mmmm!
Brunch will never go out of style, and lucky for you, there's a new offering in Winnipeg courtesy of the Fairmont Hotel. Head to the downtown establishment on a Sunday to enjoy a 'hyper-local' à la carte brunch menu. The unique menu (with dishes such as oyster mushrooms on toast and trout hash) is best washed down with a beverage from the Mary & Caesar cart.
Buffalo Stone Cafe
FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg
With skating and walking trails, FortWhyte Alive is a winter wonderland within city limits where you can fly down the toboggan run, learn to ice fish and even do yoga in the snow. It also is home to the Buffalo Stone Cafe, a delightful eatery that serves local, organic and sustainable dishes from scratch. The best way to refuel before more winter adventures!
Chez Angela Bakery and Cafe
Chez Angela has come a long way from selling at farmers' markets. Now, with a new bakery space in Brandon, you don't have to wait to try a delectable array of buttery pastries, artisan breads and other treats. Next time you're in Brandon, stop in to pick up a baked good or stay awhile and try something off the daily cafe menu.
Selkirk and Winnipeg
Having long been a staple in Selkirk, this old-school pizzeria is now gaining notoriety in Winnipeg with a brand new second location. Franks Pizza is particularly notable for using locally made Bothwell Cheese on their pizzas, as well as their own in-house made sauces and dough.
Amsterdam Tea Room
The recently added food menu at Amsterdam Tea Room deserves some attention. While the name may suggest you will only be able to get tea and coffee, don't overlook this Exchange District location for lunch (salads, soups and sandwiches), dinner (small plates) and cocktails. Perfect for date night.
Alfy's Noodle House
Nothing beats a warm bowl of noodles on a cold winter's day, and Alfy's Noodle House is just the ticket to warm the soul. Choose between meat-based or vegetarian noodle bowls, with options like beef wheat, sour-and-spicy sweet potato and pork wonton.
Those who like their adventures paired with once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences will delight in the latest excursion from Frontiers North Adventures. Dan's Diner is a one-night adventure in Churchill, Manitoba where you will have the opportunity to dine on the frozen Churchill River in the Tundra Buggy pop-up restaurant. While you dine on multi-course, world-class cuisine, keep an eye out the panoramic windows for the northern lights show.