If you’re tired of eating the same old food or doing the same old things, change it up! There is nothing like stumbling upon a great unexpected place, and Winnipeg is filled with unexpectedly great places. Our city itself is a great place lots of people don't know exist.
Feeling like you’ve done absolutely everything there is to do here in Winnipeg? I feel your pain, but there still may be some hidden gems out here that you haven't discovered. Whether you're hungry, bored, or expanding your horizons, get ready to explore these 13 hidden gems in Winnipeg you didn't know existed but have to check out.
The Park Cafe // 330 Assiniboine Park Dr.
Nestled in the middle of the park is The Park Cafe. They have a great selection of vegetarian and vegan options which seems fitting since the cute zoo animals are right around the corner.
Proper Design Works // 533 Henry Ave.
Been to every clothing store already? Why not make your own? Let out your inner fashion designer! Proper Design Works lets you create custom shirts, hoodies, hats and more.
Purple Hibiscus // Local Pop-Ups
If you haven't tried Caribbean food yet, you're missing out! You'll have to wait for them to do a Pop-Up though to get a taste, but it's definitely worth it.
Aspire Studios // 3rd floor - 289 King St.
If you're in the creative space you probably know about this one, but for the rest of you, this is where you'll get your next best Instagram photo from.
Mercadito Latino // 570 Sargent Ave.
The best tortilla soup hands down! They also have a store in the restaurant that has the largest variety of Latin American products in Manitoba, so be sure to try something new.
Fabrication Lab // 3rd floor - 125 Adelaide St.
If you wanna get crafty AF, this one's for you. You may have heard of this one but didn't really know all that it has to offer. This will take your crafting game to the next level.
Sous Sol // 22-222 Osborne St.
Literally hidden in a basement sits Sous Sol. The name "Sous Sol" actually means basement in french, so it's fitting where they are located. They serve french food and sexy Ryan Gosling like home-made cocktails.
Toad Hall Toys // 54 Arthur St.
Let out your inner child! Toad Hall Toys is like the toy store you always dreamed of as a kid. They carry a bunch of retro toys to let you reminisce.
Feast Cafe Bistro // 587 Ellice Ave.
In place of the old Ellice Cafe & Theatre is Feast. They serve modern dishes using local indigenous food. They use traditional bannock to make a new take on pizzas and desserts.
The Old House Revival Company // 324 Young St.
Nothing says hidden gems as much as antiques do! The Old House Revival Company has 4 floors of wondrous vintage items that are yours to discover.
Wasabi On Broadway // 588 Broadway Ave.
There is a good chance you've heard of Wasabi or at least Chobasi, but what you may not know is that upstairs, at the Wasabi On Broadway location, is one of the only places in the city where you can actually sit in the floor to eat.
Bois-Des-Esprits // 650 Shorehill Dr.
If you don't have time to leave the city for a hike but have been to the main parks a thousand times, go off the beaten path a little and head to the Bois-Des-Esprits trail. Make sure you go see Woody!
Cafe Dario // 1390 Erin St.
Get your gourmet on! Situated inside of a renovated house is Cafe Dario, offering gourmet Latin American food. They serve a sophisticated full 5-course meal.
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