It feels like only a few years ago that we had a fairly stale (ha!) food scene in Winnipeg. It wasn't due to a lack of restaurants but, rather, we just didn't have a place to go when we were overcome by that one, specific craving.

Like, when you know you want something to hit the spot, but your go-to choice won't do it, plus you want something you can share but is still relatively cheap, etc. Food-craving situations are aplenty and, well, let's just say that Winnipeg's selection of restos just didn't seem to cut it a few years back. 

Fast forward a few years, and Winnipeg's got some pretty exciting food options. At the very least, there's a dish out there for every kinda appetite and budget. I've rounded up a few of Winnipeg's best spots that are definitely worth checking out.

 Prairie 360, 83 Garry St

Type: fine dining, local fare

Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant, 484 Stradbrook Ave

Type: Spanish tapas

Sous Sol, 22-222 Osborne St

Type: French cuisine, speakeasy-style

RAW almond, Red River @ Assiniboine River

Type: International, outdoor pop-up

 Clementine, 123 Princess St

Type: Breakfast cafe

Magic Bird Fried Chicken, 61 Sherbrook St

Type: Southern-style comfort food

Miss Browns, 288 William Ave

Type: Lunch cafe, all-day brunch, smoked meat

Nuburger, 472 Stradbrook Ave, 1-1650 Kenaston Blvd, 1 Forks Market Rd, 2-1596 Regent Ave W

Type: Burger joint

Dancing Noodle, 1393 Pembina Hwy A, 741 St. Mary's Rd

Type: Asian cuisine

ZA Pizza Bistro, E-1220 St. Mary's Rd, Unit 102A - 234 Donald St

Type: Fast dining, customized pizzas

529 Wellington, 529 Wellington Crescent

Type: Steakhouse

Stella's, 166 Osborne St, 1895 Grant Ave, 460 Portage Ave

Type: Cafe, brunch, vegetarian options

Wasabi, 105-121 Osborne St

Type: Japanese cuisine, sushi

Santa Ana Pizzaria & Bistro, 1631 St. Mary's Rd

Type: Italian cuisine, pizza

Peasant Cookery, 283 Bannatyne Ave

Type: French cuisine, home-style cooking reinvented

King + Bannatyne, 100 King St

Type: Gourmet sandwiches, soups, vegan/vegetarian options

Carlos & Murphy’s, 129 Osborne St

Type: Mexican cuisine, nachos

Marion Street Eatery, 393 Marion Street

Type: Comfort food

Fergies Fish 'n Chips, 1 Forks Market Rd, 1225 St. Mary’s Rd

Type: Fish 'n chips

Hermanos, 179 Bannatyne Ave

Type: South American cuisine, steakhouse

Máquè, 909 Dorchester Ave

Type: Asian fusion

Deer + Almond, 85 Princess St

Type: International, tapas

VJ’s Drive Inn, 170 Main St

Type: Burger joint, fast food

Boon Burger, 79 Sherbrook St

Type: Vegan

Chaise Café & Lounge, 271 Provencher Blvd

Type: Italian cuisine, shaded patio

Bonfire Bistro, 1433 Corydon Ave

Type: Italian cuisine, wood-fired pizza

Enoteca, 1670 Corydon Ave

Type: Contemporary American and French cuisine

Mon Ami Louis, 50 Provencher Blvd

Type: French cuisine

The Grove, 164 Stafford St

Type: Pub-style

Red Top Drive Inn Restaurant, 219 St. Mary's Rd

Type: Burger joint, Greek cuisine

Bistro Dansk, 63 Sherbrook St

Type: Danish and European cuisine, schnitzel

Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria, 137 Bannatyne Ave

Type: Latin American cuisine, pizza

Sherbrook Street Delicatessen, 102 Sherbrook St

Type: International deli

Cibo Waterfront Cafe, 339 Waterfront Dr

Type: Mediterranean

Smith, 75 Forks Market Rd

Type: Canadian cuisine

Blufish, 179 Bannatyne Ave

Type: Sushi

Vera Pizzeria, 670 Osborne St

Type: Italian cuisine, pizza

Bernstein’s Deli, 1-1700 Corydon Ave

Type: Comfort food, deli fare

Dairi-Wip Drive-In, 383 Marion St

Type: Burger joint, comfort food

Pizzeria Gusto, 404 Academy Rd

Type: Italian cuisine

Mitzi’s, 250 St. Mary Ave

Type: Chicken fingers, Chinese food