Savour the flavours of western Manitoba: 10 places to eat in Brandon

Posted October 23, 2020 | Author Kit Muir

Brandon's dining scene has serious momentum, and visitors could plan an entire itinerary around which local restaurant to nosh at next. We can't list all the foodie joints in Manitoba's second-largest city but here are a few standouts offering creative menus, homegrown food and great ambiance.

A gem in the Brandon community is Chez Angela. This bakeshop makes drool-inducing pastries, hand-tossed pizza and scrumptious breakfast sandwiches. it also operates under the goal of using as many local ingredients as possible. The fresh-milled flour, dairy, honey, produce and sausage used in their foods are all from Manitoba producers!

2. Lady of the Lake

Part café and part boutique shop, Lady of the Lake is a must visit when stopping in Manitoba's second largest city. In the restaurant you'll find fresh and healthy meal options like quiche, salads, soups and sandwiches – all made from scratch. After a delicious meal browse the 5,000 square foot shop filled with everything from vintage furniture to locally made soaps and ceramics.

3. The Dock on Princess

For a casual pub-like atmosphere head to The Dock on Princess. This is another restaurant that features regional ingredients in many of its dishes. This is a great stop if you're looking for a burger and a local brew. And don't miss out on their unique coconut onion rings!

4. Sabor Latino

On the edge of Brandon's Downtown is Sabor Latino. Here you'll find handmade Colombian, Mexican and El Salvadorian dishes including tacos, baledas, pupusas and empanadas. End the meal with a decadent homemade tres leches cake.

5. Komfort Kitchen

The name says it all! Komfort Kitchen serves comfort food like poutine, breakfast until 2 p.m. and a wide selection of burgers and sandwiches. And don't miss the deep fried perogies, served "deluxe" atop a pile of bacon and fried onions!

6. Blue Hills Bakery and Deli

Open since 2006, this bakery serves up delicious handmade breads, pastries and desserts while also offering breakfast and lunch specials. Pop in for a sandwich and a bowl of the daily soup for lunch or grab a fresh made pie for after dinner at home. Check out their Facebook page for daily specials.

7. Pizza Express

A family-owned local favourite is Pizza Express. You can't miss this bright blue building as you drive down 10th St. As the name suggests, this is the spot for grabbing a delicious pizza to-go. Aside from pizza piled high with toppings, they also serve chicken wings, salads, subs and some really creative poutines!

8. Black Wheat Brewing Co

Though this isn't a spot to get food, this list wouldn't be complete without some locally brewed beverages. Black Wheat Brewing Co's comfortable taproom is a great spot to savour a sip their wide variety of beers. Try a small batch seasonal brew only available in their taproom, or get a flight to sample a range of their tried and true.

9. Chilli Chutney

Chilli Chutney

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Chow down on delicious Indian cuisine at Chilli Chutney. Find vegetarian, vegan and gluten-friendly options in a friendly atmosphere at this restaurant. Order from the large menu or opt to chow down at the daily buffet. Make sure to finish the meal with an assortment of Indian desserts like gulab jamun and jalebi.

10. Benny's Restaurant

Benny's Restaurant is the ideal place for a special night out in Brandon. This restaurant prides themselves on providing exceptional service and food to its guests. Indulge in bacon wrapped scallops, rib eye steak, classic carbonara pasta or a very special slow roasted prime rib of beef only available on Fridays and Saturdays.

11. Section 6 Brewing

Another brewery worth the stop in Brandon is Section 6 Brewing. With a great patio right near downtown, it's ideal for summer sipping. Inside the taproom, they often feature local artists and host live music and pub quiz nights throughout the year.

12. The Eagles Nest Bar & Grill

Located at the Wheat City Golf Course, The Eagles Nest has a vibrant atmosphere inside and a great open view over the course from the patio. From sandwiches and burgers to pastas, shrimp and steak, the menu is varied, making it easy to find something to love.

13. Crow’s General Store

Don't come looking for a meal at Crow's General Store but definitely stop by if you're looking for ice cream, hot drinks and endless photo ops. Grab a coffee or hot chocolate from the vintage ice cream parlour inside then explore the grounds around the building while taking in the numerous vintage tin signs, old gas pumps and wooden structures. You won't want to miss this hidden gem in eastern Brandon.

For a more great places to eat at in Brandon check out Brandon Tourism's website.

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About The Author

Hi! I'm Kit, a Franco-Manitobaine from the Interlake and a champion of the phrase "there's no place like home." If you see me out exploring the province, say hi! Or reach out at kmuir@travelmanitoba.com.

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