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TASTING ROOM
Patent 5 Distillery 108 Alexander Ave , 204-995-4999 . Craft distillery serves artful cocktails using house spirits and Manitobamade bitters . The chic space is dressed with reclaimed wood and stained glass . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V
TEA HOUSE
Tea Story 224 Osborne St , 204‐477‐1102 . Bright and playful Japan-influenced space boasts an extensive list of flowering , aged , organic and bubble teas . Sweet or savoury waffle sandwiches are satisfying fuel . WA , A , IA , M , V Panda Tea 4 locations . Tea room serving milk tea , slush drinks and bubble tea in flavours like passionfruit , red bean and taro . IA , M , V
THAI
Bangkok Thai 100 Osborne St , 2nd floor , 204-474‐0908 . Located within the beautiful courtyard at the corner of Osborne and River , this sunlit room creates the perfect setting for exotic Thai dishes served on elaborately decorated silver tableware . LP , IA , M , V Magic Thailand 842 Logan Ave , 204-774-0839 . Well-travelled locals in the know consider this simply styled spot a go-to for authentic cusine like curries and stir fry dishes . WA , IA , M , V Sabai Thai Eatery 1113 Corydon Ave , 204‐888‐6508 . The succinct menu at this neighbourhood hot spot has popular standbys as well as a few contemporary house specials like pickerel cheeks in rich peanutsesame sauce . WA , LP , SP , IA , M , V Siam Thai 587 St . Anne ’ s Rd , 204-254‐7765 . This small , suburban eatery focuses its cuisine on central Thailand and uses the freshest produce . Chef ’ s specials include stir-fried chicken in chile jam .
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Sukhothai 191 Osborne St , 204-633‐6907 . The comfortable modern interior is a good counterpoint to classic Thai cuisine . The perfect hot and sour soup and fresh fruit frozen drinks keep fans returning . WA , LP , IA , M , V
VEGETARIAN
Affinity Vegetarian Garden [ Chinese ] 100‐208 Edmonton St , 204-943‐0251 . With 88 dishes , this small eatery has the most diverse vegetarian menu in town . For those who can ’ t decide , try a combination plate . IA , M , V Fortify 123 Marion St , 204-231-5333 . Health-focused eatery serves nutrient-dense plant-based eats and energizing smoothies . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V bestlist
Green Carrot Juice Co . 132 Osbone St , 204‐691‐0771 ; 11-2090 Corydon Ave , 204‐414‐3401 ; Airport , 2000 Wellington Ave , 204-691-0771 . A health-conscious menu of coldpressed juices , smoothies and light fare . WA , A , IA , M , V Organic Planet 877 Westminster Ave , 204-772-8771 . This grassroots worker co-op houses a juice bar and organic vegan deli that pumps out creative and healthful fare .
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Roughage Eatery 126 Sherbrook St , 204-779-8344 . Vegan restaurant serves a knockout selection of plant-based sandwiches . All “ meats ” and “ cheeses ” are made in-house . WA , IA , M , V
Thyme Café and Books 268 Tache Ave , 204-233-0441 . This cozy reading nook offers plant-based soups , salads , and sandwiches with a focus on seasonal and regional ingredients . a , IA , M , V Verde Juice Bar 887 Westminster Ave , 204-615-8733 . Mod spot serves energy boosting juices and smoothies alongside superfood salads and snacks . Try the acai bowl , loaded with berries and shredded coconut . WA , AI , M , V
VIETNAMESE
Dalat 2‐1170 Taylor Ave , 204-895‐3222 . Highlights among almost 200 menu choices are hot and sour soup , ginger-fried beef and shrimp with lemongrass . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Pho Hoang 4 locations . The pho at this chic and comfortable strip mall spot ranks among the city ’ s best . Rich broth gains its deep flavour from a 24-hour simmering process . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V Thanh Huong 534 Sargent Ave , 204-774‐8888 . French‐accented North Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine . The satay beef noodle soup is deeply satisfying . WA ,
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Viva 505 Sargent Ave , 204-772‐3167 . Family-owned and operated West End hot spot . Traditional favourites like deluxe vermicelli and bánh mì are highlights . WA , LP , A , IA , M , V
WORLD FOOD
Reflecting Winnipeg ’ s ethnocultural diversity , this category represents our top choices from the many small , primarily family‐run restaurants in town . The decor at most of these is simple and / or the location is out of the way . However , each restaurant represents food from the owner ’ s culture , with sometimes astonishingly low prices that reflect the simplicity of the service and surroundings , not the quality of the food .
Asian Hot Pot [ Chinese / Asian ] 740 Corydon Ave , 204‐615‐8878 . Cheery strip mall spot serves do-it-yourself-deliciousness in the form of soups that simmer at the table . 20 broth options and more than 70 ingredients to add . WA , LP , A , M , V
Banza Noodle & Tea House [ Asian Fusion ] 102 Sherbrook St , 204-306-4188 . Pull up to the bar for a bowl of pho , ramen or bibimbap and watch the careful preparation of noodles and housemade broth in the openconcept kitchen . IA , M , V Baraka Pita Bakery [ Lebanese ] 1783 Main St , 204‐334‐2004 . Famous for house-fired pita bread , this North End gem offers falafel pitas , pita pizzas and specialty dips like hummus . WA , IA , V , M Beaurivage Bistro [ Lebanese ] 788 Corydon Ave , 204-691-6999 . Charming Lebanese eatery with a prix fixe dinner menu . Try kibbeh , a delicious spiced beef croquette . WA ,
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BMC Market [ Mexican ] 1113 Henderson Hwy , 722 Osborne Street , 204-306-4188 . Bargain spot for some of the city ’ s best tacos and quesadillas . A tiny but impressive shelf of Mexican specialties . IA , M , V Boun ’ s [ Southeast Asian / Laotian ] 4‐208 Marion St , 204-231-3005 . An extensive stir-fry menu offers the best in Southeast Asian spices . The Laotian grill serves up shrimp , pork and beef short ribs . WA , LP , IA , M , V Gohe [ Ethiopian ] 595 Notre Dame Ave , Gohewinnipeg . com . Rich doro wat and vibrant lentil stews are highlights at this popular spot . Combo platters are perfect for sampling with a group . IA , M , V Gojo [ Ethiopian ] 533 Sargent Ave , 204-615-0785 . Made fresh every morning , injira is perfect for scooping up vibrant flavours like lamb tibs cooked with spiced butter . Lots of vegetarian options . WA , LP , SP ,
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Harman ’ s Café [ Ethiopian ] 570 Sargent Ave , 204‐774‐6997 . Enjoy Ethiopian breakfast as well as familiar Ethiopian lunch and dinner entrées . Don ’ t leave without ordering Ethiopian coffee . WA , LP , IA , M , V K & S Island Grill [ Jamaican ] 2069 Portage Ave , 204-415-5550 , kandsislandgrill . com . Authentic Jamaican cuisine prepared by chefs / owners Keisha Powell-Ewers and Sean Ewers . Try the excellent jerk chicken . LP , A , IA , M , V Kokeb [ Ethiopian ] 266 Edmonton St , 204‐784‐9267 . Expect warm hospitality in this bright downtown space , along with traditional stews of split peas , lentils and cabbage . Be sure to try a cup of vibrant Ethiopian coffee . WA , IA , V , M
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