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FAST CASUAL
Bagelsmith 185 Carlton St , 204-306-4633 . Montreal-style bagels baked in a wood-fired oven . Bagels come in four flavours and can be enjoyed as sandwiches or with schmear . WA , LP , A ,
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Burrito Del Rio 433 River Ave , 204-415‐5600 . This Tex-Mex eatery offers made-to-order fajitas , burritos and quesadillas . Try unique garnishes like lime sour cream and chilli-roasted corn . WA , LP ,
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Chosabi A-100 King St , 204‐615‐8338 ; 520 Portage Ave , 204‐615‐9386 ; 1194 Taylor Ave , 204-287-881 Slick and stylish order-at-the-counter spot serves Asian eats like sushi burritos , ramen and poke . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V Fergie ’ s Fish & Chips A must-stop for crispy beer battered pickerel , halibut or cod fish ‘ n chips wrapped in signature newsprint . Food courts at The Forks Market , St . Vital Centre and Polo Park . The Forks Market 1 Forks Market Rd , theforks . com . The stylish hub offers casual dining options centred around The Common , which serves local beer and wine on tap . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Hargrave St . Market 242 Hargrave St , Hargravestmarket . com . Mod downtown food hall with swanky interiors houses local restaurants and a craft cocktail bar . Also home to Lake of The Woods Brewing Co . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Kawaii Crepe 201-99 Osborne St , 204-415‐2833 ; 1220 St Mary ’ s Rd , 204‐691‐3700 ; 4-1385 McPhillips St , 204-694-0986 . Japanese crêpe joint serves freshly prepared sweet and savoury crêpes in a modern atmosphere . IA , M , V King + Bannatyne 4-100 King St , 204‐691‐9757 . This sandwich spot ’ s specialties include spiced porchetta and juicy , tender brisket . Changing weekly specials feature creative ingredient combinations . WA , SP , A , IA , M , V La Pampa 10-1604 St Mary ’ s Road , 204‐615‐8969 ; 1549 Grant Ave , 204-306-8161 . Authentic gourmet empanadas and condiments in traditional and creative flavours are prepared on site for take out . WA , IA , M , V Magic Bird Fried Chicken 61 Sherbrook St , 204-615-2977 , Southern-inspired eatery specializes in extra-crispy fried chicken with unique flavour combinations served alongside craft cocktails . Nick ’ s on Broadway 287 Broadway , 204‐615‐2872 . Nick Graumann ’ s impressive lunch offerings include salads , soups and sandwiches , like the killer hot pastrami . WA , IA , M , V bestlist
Panda Crepe 2999 Pembina Hwy . 204-504-8299 . Japanese style crepes filled with fresh fruit , custards and brownies transforms the original Panda Tea location into a new south Winnipeg dessert spot .
Papa Ed ’ s Pizza & More 761 Westminster Ave , 204-774-7272 . Super cheesy slices served from a cozy corner of the neighbourhood . Classic combos , generous toppings and freshly made crust . A , IA , M , V Red Ember Common 1 Forks Market Rd , 204-504-8998 . Fast-casual pizzeria using local and ethically raised ingredients to create modern sides and neo-Neapolitan style pies . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Shawarma Khan 392 Graham Ave ; 225 McDermot Ave , 204‐504‐0453 ; 2589 Pembina Hwy , 204‐615-6006 . Former Blue Bomber Obby Khan serves up his favourite food at this local chain . WA ,
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Shorty ’ s Pizza 53 Maryland St , 204-779-7968 . Giant New York-style pies pair with Italian wine , local beer , and garlic knots at the iconic intersection of Wolseley and Maryland . LP , A , IA , M , V Wall Street Slice 753 Wall St , 204-221-7272 . West End spot serves New York-style pizza whole or by the slice in an industrialchic atmosphere . Try the housecured Pepperoni Prince and fold it like a Yankee . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Za Pizza Bistro Eight locations , Zapizzabistro . com . Customized pizzas are made to order along an assembly line-style counter . Gluten free and whole wheat crust available . WA , IA , M , V
FRENCH
Beaujena ’ s French Table 302 Hamel Ave , 204‐233‐4841 . Chef / owner Randy Reynold ’ s table d ’ hôte menu serves seven-course dinners at $ 87 . Try the wine pairing . It ’ s worth it . Open Friday and Saturday at 5 pm .
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InFerno ’ s Bistro 312 Des Meurons St , 204-262‐7400 . Chef / owner Fern Kirouac ’ s French-Canadian-meets- Mediterranean fare has earned him accolades as one of the city ’ s best .
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Peasant Cookery 283 Bannatyne Ave , 204‐989‐7700 . Almost all items from cured meats to mayonnaise are made from scratch . Chef Melissa Makarenko ’ s menu offers elegantly updated classics and rustic dishes . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V Preservation Hall 655 Empress St , 204-783-2386 . Renowned chef Tristan Foucault plates up French fare at this new , inviting space . Pair meals with one of several creative craft cocktails . WA , LP ,
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Promenade Café and Wine 130-C Provencher Blvd , 204-233-7030 . This neighbourhood bistro has the best view of the city ’ s skyline , making it a great place to savour classic French fare from morning to night . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V Resto Gare & Train Bar 630 Des Meurons St , 204‐837‐3624 . This industrial-chic space serves French bistro fare . Seafood crêpes with Chardonnay velouté and Gruyère are a menu highlight . WA , LP ,
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Sous Sol 22-222 Osborne St , Soussolosborne . com . Hidden in a basement location , this dreamy speakeasy is worth the hunt . An ever-changing selection of old-school French classics is executed with flair . LP , A , IA , M , V
GEORGIAN
Saperavi 709 Corydon Ave , 204‐416‐3996 . The first Georgian restaurant on the prairies is a welcoming second floor space overlooking Corydon Ave . Specialties include khinkali , a dumpling filled with a spiced blend of minced beef and pork . LP , SP , A , IA , M , V
GREEK
Homer ’ s 520 Ellice Ave , 204-788‐4858 . Grecian pillars transport you to ancient Athens at this popular spot . With a menu of Greek and Mediterranean specialties , this is the place for lamb lovers . WA , LP , SP A , IA , M , V Niko ’ s 740 Corydon Ave , 204‐478‐1144 . Greek and American classics converge at this casual eatery . Large menu boasts souvlaki platters , gyros , burgers and salads . WA , LP , SP , A , IA , M , V
INDIAN
Charisma of India 83 Sherbrook St , 204‐222‐7878 . Dine in or take out savoury dishes steeped in flavour . Creamy vegetable korma and spicy tandoori chicken are menu highlights . WA , LP , IA , M , V Cilantro ’ s 725 Gateway Rd , 204-669-9157 . This East Kildonan gem serves Indian favourites and restaurant signatures like richly spiced ginger coconut curry . WA , LP , IA , M , V Clay Oven Three locations , Clayoven . ca . Classic Indian dishes and Hakka cuisine are served in a stylish and modern space . Those in the know go for the memorable thali platters . WA , LP , A ,
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East India Company 349 York Ave , 204-947‐3097 . Centuriesold artifacts grace the room of the Mehra family ’ s flagship restaurant . The food is flawless , with biryani beautifully presented and perfectly spiced . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
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