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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.


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