Top 5s: Dine around downtown
Message the lunch crew, it’s time to eat local! We’re breaking down the places to grab some grub and order up a cup of Joe downtown.
There are tons of choices just a stroll, roll or ride away from your office or school. Check out the lists (each in alphabetical order) and quench those cravings.
|Cafeaze International // 480 Portage Ave |
Several kinds of coffee (try the Turkish coffee!) and Greek pastries.
|Fools & Horses Coffee Co. // 242 Hargrave St (Hargrave Street Market) & The Forks |
Lattes, pastries and cappuccinos. They make a mean matcha.
|Harrisons Coffee Co // 218 Princess St & Johnston Terminal @ The Forks |
Coffees and teas and they roast their own beans.
|Human Bean Coffee & Tea // 333 St. Mary Ave (Cityplace Mall) |
Home-baked desserts, fresh lunches and a large selection of coffees & teas.
|Thom Bargen // 250 Kennedy St. and underground Portage & Main |
Perfect pours of their own expertly-roasted, Nordic-style coffee
|2 Kelly’s // 81 Garry St (inside Fort Garry Place Mall) |
Let’s all go “2 Kelly’s”! the best hashbrowns in the city plus burgers, poutine and fresh stacks.
|Kum Koon Garden // 257 King Street |
Can’t talk breakfast without dim sum. Authentic Chinese food Tues-Sun, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
|OEB Breakfast Co. // 300 Main St |
Known for breakfast poutines, Benny’s and upscale blue plate specials.
|Oh Doughnuts // 326 Broadway |
The city’s best sweet & savoury doughnuts. Menu changes daily.
|The Don // 120 Donald St |
Hip & cozy. Strong coffee, hashes and Mennonite specialties.
|Earls // 300 Main St |
Stunning décor, local art, notable potables and a cake with fireworks.
|Hargrave Street Market // 242 Hargrave St |
Incredible selection of local restaurants in one place. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.
|Honu Poke // 190 Smith St |
Vibrant & fresh Hawaiian poke bowls with décor to match.
|Joanna’s Café // 331 Smith Street (inside the Marlborough Hotel) |
A luxury dining experience with diner prices. One of Winnipeg’s best-kept secrets!
|Modern Electric Lunch // 232 Main St |
Instagram-worthy lattes, lighter fare and scrumptious brunch.
|The Fyxx // 310 Broadway|
Fast, fresh and reasonably priced. Try the Viet-Nummies wrap!
|Miss Browns // 242 Hargrave St (inside Hargrave Street Market)|
Smoked meats, brunch and vegan eats. #NotMaryBrowns
|Nick’s On Broadway // 287 Broadway |
Epic lunches made with fresh & local ingredients.
|Oscar’s Deli // 175 Hargrave St |
Over 90 years of classic cold cuts and stellar breakfasts.
|Soups, Sandwiches & More // 428 Graham Ave |
Homemade soups and satisfying sandwiches. Read the sandwich board out front for a daily treat!
|Capital Grill Broadway // 275 Broadway Ave |
Chef Wayne Martin’s distinctive take on “renewed classics” – comfort food elevated.
|Oval Room Brasserie // 222 Broadway (inside the Fort Garry Hotel) |
Curated cuisine and cocktails paired with unforgettable décor.
|Passero // Inside The Forks Market |
Chef Scott Bagshaw (Enoteca & Máquè) serves his five-star cuisine at Winnipeg’s favourite meetup.
|Rudy’s Eat & Drink // 375 Graham Ave |
Comfort food & comfortable chairs from the folks at Sous Sol.
|Velvet Glove // 2 Lombard Place (inside Fairmont Winnipeg hotel) |
Sophisticated, clever, fun and inventive. Try their Portage & Main Productions features in the summer.
|Bagelsmith // 185 Carlton St |
Montreal-style bagels and out-of-this-world bagel sandwiches.
|Clay Oven Express // 247 Edmonton St |
Indian food, fast. Plenty of vegan, gluten-free and halal options.
|Les Saj // 480 Portage Ave |
Extraordinary Middle Eastern food. Halal meat and vegan options.
|Quesada // 260 St. Mary Ave |
Fill up on burritos and tacos without emptying your wallet.
|Taste of Mediterranean // 244 Kennedy St |
Greek & Middle Eastern food served fast.
|Bindy’s Caribbean Delights // Inside The Forks Market |
A taste of the islands in the heart of Winnipeg for over 30 years.
|Famena’s Famous Roti & Curry // 295 Garry St |
Famous is an understatement and Famena’s needs no introduction.
|Habenero Sombrero // Inside The Forks Market|
The food truck serving “Street meat with heat” is now a staple at The Forks. Back-to-back Taco Week winner!
|Kokeb // 266 Edmonton St |
Ethiopian food you eat with your hands. If you love hot sauce, ask for a side of Koch kocha!
|Mitzi’s Chicken Finger Restaurant // 250 St. Mary Ave |
In Winnipeg, you don’t eat chicken fingers without honey dill. Guess what? Mitzi’s invented honey dill.
|Affinity Vegetarian Garden // 208 Edmonton St |
Taiwanese-Chinese restaurant that’s 100% vegetarian and 1000% delicious.
|Chosabi // 520 Portage Ave |
Locally sourced ingredients and far-east flavours.
|Ivory // 141 Donald St |
Indian dishes and house-made naan bread. Buffet available for lunch & dinner.
|Merchant Kitchen // 314 Donald St |
Globally-influenced and elevated street food.
|Poké Mono // 77 Edmonton St |
Japanese-Hawaiian poke bowls served fast & fresh.
|Fusian Experience Desserts & Café // 272 Main St |
Instagram-worthy stuffed cookies, Japanese jiggly cheesecakes, cream puffs and bubble tea.
|Fête Ice Cream & Coffee // 300 Assiniboine Ave|
Premium scratch-made ice cream next to a dog park. That’s right – puppies and pints of ice cream.
|Maxim Bakery // 285 Alexander Ave |
Delectable desserts and snacks like pineapple buns, custard tarts and custom cakes.
|Pastry Castle // 260 Edmonton St |
So much deliciousness. Chef Daniel’s sweet creations are seriously some of the best in town.
|Teeyah’s // 219 Fort Street (near Graham) |
Nostalgic & hard-to-find candies and sodas. Their ice cream bar has cotton candy burritos!
Now you’re ready to head out & dine out. We’d love to see your food pics so use #FindItDowntown on your social media posts. Or check out some of our other lists below to get the most out of your downtown visit.