Best Winnipeg Restaurants for Comfort Food

On bone-chilling winter days, the fastest way to get properly warmed up is from the inside out. Fortunately there are lots of excellent places in Winnipeg to head to for excellent food that will do just that. In today’s blog we’re talking about the best Winnipeg restaurants for comfort food, from rib-sticking traditional North American fare to phở.

Phở Huàng is considered by many to be the best Vietnamese restaurant in the city, and serves up awesome hot steaming bowls of phở – which is a deeply satisfying noodle soup made with stock and piled high with meats, vegetables, tofu, or whatever else you’re into. Add plenty of hot sauce and you’ll get an extra warming boost.

At Lovey’s BBQ the meat is cooked low and slow until it falls off the bone, and the sides are absolutely delicious. Get stuffed with a rib dinner (or one with brisket, pulled pork, or farmer’s sausage), a massive burger topped with pulled pork, thick wedges of cornbread, and other southern inspired favourites.

Thida’s Thai Restaurant doesn’t have to make your food spicy, but if you’re game then their Pad Keow Waan (Green Curry) can be made hot enough to blow away any chills you may have experienced. The authentic and delicious thai food served here is perfect for cold days, and if you go there at lunchtime there are great specials to be had.

Shannon’s Irish Pub and Eatery is the place to head if you’re in the mood for Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and other hearty dishes. You can of course pair any of these dishes with a Guinness or two, which always helps when there’s a nip in the air.

Promenade Cafe and Wine specializes in French food, and does an excellent beef bourguignon, lamb shank, coq au vin, poutine, and various other filling dishes. When dining there you need to make sure you leave room for dessert, as the selection is always decadent and wonderful.

Yurijo Japanese Restaurant is THE place to head for steaming bowls of ramen when you’re in Winnipeg. Ramen is basically noodle soup with a range of ingredients thrown in, and every restaurant puts their own spin on it. Yujiro has ramen with thick slabs of beef or tuna, tempura shrimp, soft boiled eggs, veggies, and all manner of other delicious stuff. The menu changes often, as the chefs are always experimenting, and the food is always tasty and fun.

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