Road trips are fun and all, but I especially like them if there’s somewhere delicious to stop into on the way. And it doesn’t matter which corner of the province you are venturing into, a delicious eatery is always close by. Imagine sipping on a cold iced tea on the patio of a lively lakeside town, or chowing down on some comfort food after a day spent scouting for wildlife – that’s summer in Manitoba! Here are 10 restaurants that you MUST try this summer…
TR McKoys Italian Restaurant
If you find yourself in the quaint town of Wasagaming this summer, a meal at TR McKoys is definitely in order. This town staple has everything you need to enjoy dinner on a pleasant summer evening – cold drinks, a patio, and of course, pizza! Other favourites include the bruschetta and the lasagna. How can you go wrong?
The Mighty Kiwi Juice Bar & Eatery
201 Manitoba Avenue, Selkirk
This brand new eatery is Selkirk’s first quick-service health food restaurant. The Mighty Kiwi is focused on not only serving nutritious food, but also on educating customers on the benefits. And with options like thai wraps, taco salad and strawberry lava colada smoothies, it’s safe to say that your post-workout snack just got a whole lot tastier.
Tundra Inn Dining Room & Pub
Despite recent train closures, Churchill is still open for business this summer (here are some options for making your way north)! And trust us when we say that snorkeling, kayaking and SUP-ing with beluga whales works up quite the appetite. The Tundra Inn Dining Room & Pub is one of the most popular gathering spots in town, which isn’t really surprising considering the delicious food and the laid back vibe with weekly open mic nights and live music. The signature Borealis veggie burger comes highly recommended!
Beaujena’s French Table
302 Hamel Ave, Winnipeg
Nestled into the francophone neighbourhood of St. Boniface, Beaujena’s French Table is a unique and intimate piece in Winnipeg’s culinary scene. The restaurant is open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, by reservation only, offering lucky guests a scrumptious seven-course meal. Chef/Owner Randy Reynolds puts a modern twist on French and Mediterranean cuisine while wife Beaujena applies the finishing touch with warmth and hospitality offered to each and every guest.
Over the Coals
232 Saskatchewan Ave East, Portage la Prairie
With over 30 years of experience in the food industry, it’s safe to say that the team at family-run Over the Coals have this whole restaurant thing down pat. If you find yourself peckish in Portage la Prairie, Over the Coals serves up a wide range of Greek cuisine, from chicken souvlaki to kotopita.
457 9th Street, Brandon
Where can you enjoy margaritas, sangria, papusa and tacos in Brandon, Manitoba? Sabor Latino, of course! This eatery serves up the best of Latino food, from in house made salsa, guacamole, tortilla soup and empanadas.
Oakridge Garden Store & Cafe
32085 HWY #52 (1 mile west of Steinbach)
Doesn’t a day wandering through a greenhouse and enjoying a fresh, homemade lunch sound just perfect? Oakridge Garden Store & Cafe (1 mile west of Steinbach) offers exactly that experience, with chef Delores serving up a menu of soups, sandwiches, salads and sides. The options change daily, with a focus on in-season vegetables, herbs and fruit grown locally and in-house.
Some people go to festivals for the music, some go for workshops, and some go for activities or rides. Others, well, they go for the food. Manitoba happens to be a fantastic spot for this special type of feasting. We have festivals that serve up dishes from over 40 cultures around the globe, festivals that offer free, mouth-watering local fare, and festivals that wage war between food trucks from across the province. Needless to say, you will want to arrive hungry to one of these 7 festival feasts!
410 Aberdeen Ave, Winnipeg
If you break down what really makes a great deli great, Luda’s has it all – affordable prices, a homey environment, thick bread, and delectable fries. And customers agree on Luda’s quality, with the deli consistently scoring 5/5 on Zomato (a feat, for sure).
Provincial Trunk Highway 83, Benito
Whether you’re headed north or on a cross-country road trip, Buffalo Junction is one of the best places to stop in for a bite to eat in Benito. Renowned for big portions and reasonable prices, Buffalo Junction serves up everything from ribs to burgers to butter chicken poutine.
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