Highlights From Our Current Issue

Dec
6

InTheKitchen Bread Winners

No matter how you slice it By Teena Legris Winnipeg is renowned for celebrating diversity and its abundance of traditional multicultural foods. Six signature recipes from top city bakeries offer sentimental flavour from around the world. As the season unfolds and the family gathers, enjoy the simple gift of breaking bread together. The Pennyloaf Bakery, […]

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Dec
4

Ciao! Holiday Gift Guide

  Ciao! It list features gifts from 36 Winnipeg stores, 17 locally made products, and a list of best local shops. Discover the best gifts of the season in the digital edition of Ciao! Magazine (below).

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Dec
4

Best New Restaurants 2017

Brazen Hall Neighbourhood: Fort Rouge Address: 800 Pembina Hwy Phone: 204-453-7980 Entrées: $14-$35 When restaurateur Kristian Kristjansson closed the doors of The Round Table 40 years after his father opened it, many wondered what would replace the beloved Tudor cottage building. As months turned into the better part of a year, the massive renovation project […]

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Dec
4

Christmas on the Prairies

Sweet ‘n Savoury Bakes Owner/Baker Suzanne Gessler The Pennyloaf Bakery In two short years, Suzanne has created a joyful neighbourhood bakery. Her goods are made with only high quality and locally sourced ingredients and baked in a wood-fired oven (custom-built by masons from Russia and Ukraine) giving each product a dimensional crust and a light, […]

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Dec
4

Savoury Croissant Bread Pudding

Savoury Croissant Bread Pudding Repurpose day-old croissants with this upscale version of the “wife-saver” casserole. Preparation begins Christmas Eve. Bake while opening presents Christmas morning. INGREDIENTS 1 lb pork sausage 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 medium yellow onion 8 oz button mushrooms 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp salt (divided) 1 Tbsp Herbes de Provence 1/4 cup chicken stock 2 cups grated […]

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Dec
4

Challah/Koilech

The Toast of the Town Chef Arthur Gunn Gunn’s Bakery Founded in 1937 by Morris Gunn, a baker’s son who emigrated to Canada from Poland, Gunn’s Bakery is one of Winnipeg’s longest running, family-owned bakeries. Brothers Arthur and Bernie Gunn stand by the importance of tradition and continue to produce well-loved loaves and sweets reflecting […]

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Dec
4

Pandesal Buns

Ready to Roll Chefs Genevieve and Nikki Melegrito Sugar Blooms & Cakes Inc This cheery mother and daughter duo opened their first bakery on Selkirk Avenue in 2011, then moved to their new McPhillips Street location in 2015. Lavish cakes, breads, and sweets provide nostalgic Filipino flavours with impressive attention to detail. In the Philippines, […]

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Dec
4

Ube Ensaymada

Ube Ensaymada A pop of purple from Ube Halaya yam jam, with its delicately sweet and comforting flavour, sets this recipe apart from the traditional Filipino brioche recipes. INGREDIENTS Dough 1 cup milk 1/2 cup salted butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1 tsp salt 5 cups all purpose flour 1 package […]

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Dec
4

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Joyeux Noël Chef Alix Loiselle La Belle Baguette With two bustling Winnipeg locations, La Belle Baguette has garnered praise and popularity for its delicate French pastry classics and unique array of breads. Born in Winnipeg, yet extensively trained throughout Canada, Alix makes true French-Canadian favourites during Christmas, including cranberry walnut loaf and beloved meat pie, […]

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Dec
4

Danish Rye

Rise to the Challenge Chef Scott Evans Stella’s Bakery The original founders established one of Winnipeg’s most popular commissaries in December 1999, and today Stella’s has expanded to eight locations throughout the city. Chef Scott Evans adds substantial value to the bakery cafe’s Norwegian influences by adhering to traditional recipes, and adding his own touch […]

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Dec
4

Almond Pulla

Almond Pulla Pulla is a traditional Finnish cardamom bread that is light, sweet and best served straight from the oven. INGREDIENTS Dough 3 1/2 tsp yeast 1 1/8 cup white sugar 1 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 Tbsp cardamon 2 eggs, beaten 15 1/8 cups all purpose flour 3 3/4 cups salted butter (melted) 3 3/4 […]

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Dec
4

Bolo Rei

Hail to the King Chef Ronald Jimenez Lisbon Bakery This purveyor of Portuguese breads and cakes keeps tradition close to the heart of his homeland. Ronald now helms longstanding Lisbon Bakery, and proudly distributes to restaurants citywide from his panaderia. Bolo Rei This traditional Portuguese sweet bread is a Christmas favourite in Winnipeg, Portugal and […]

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Best List

Feb
1

Best Global Pancakes

  Pancakes have taken myriad forms around the world. It seems that nearly every culture has its own time-honoured version of a thin, cake-like dish cooked on a griddle.

Best Food Trucks in Winnipeg
May
28

Best Food Trucks in Winnipeg

The annual flood of food trucks onto summer streets shows no sign of slowing down. Our favourite meals on wheels are packing out Broadway every weekday, and this year, a new ‘food truck alley’ along Israel Asper Way has everyone meeting at The Forks. Owning a food truck has proved to be a great way […]

May
27

Best Patios in Winnipeg

Your Winnipeg summer patio guide to the 40 top patios in the city

Apr
15

Best Vegetarian Dishes

Whether you dabble occasionally or fully commit to garden greens, these stand out vegetarian dishes will satisfy even voracious appetites.

Satay beefsoup by Thanh-Huong
Oct
2

Best Soups

As the season changes tuck into broth-taking super bowls.

Banh Mi sandwich by Viva Vietnamese Restaurant
Oct
2

Best Sandwiches

Sandwich legend has the bread-bound dish invented by John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, as a one-handed solution to sustenance while playing cards.

Jun
20

Best Desserts

Winnipeg has its share of sweet spots to indulge, from specialty places to restaurants that execute after-dinner delights exceptionally well.

Resto Gare
Jun
20

Best Rooms With A View

This city has its share of dining options in notable places, including our most illustrious park and our most infamous intersection.

Stella's
Jun
20

Best Breakfast

Lingering over coffee and eggs in a sunlit café with a pal or the paper is a certain, simple and shared pleasure and Winnipeg is spoiled when it comes to delightful daybreakers.

The Fort Garry Hotel
Jun
20

Best Luxe Dining

While Winnipeggers are known to hunt for bargains, we also know how to indulge.

La Grotta Mediterranean Market
Jun
20

Best Ethnic Markets

Winnipeg’s multicultural citizens are well represented by a number of markets that import exotic ingredients and prepare ethnic specialties on site.