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Winnipeg and the Trans Canada

markdsgraham | Jul 1, 2014 10:18 PM

Hi everyone. As part of a road trip from Toronto to Tofino in early August, my wife and I will be traveling along the Trans Canada from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg (and beyond). We're looking for the best places to eat.

We will have one night and morning in Winnipeg.

Based on the research I've done so far, here is where we'll stop on the way from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg (these are the Ontario side only so any suggestions on the Manitoba side are welcome):

- Buster's BBQ (Vermilion Bay)
- Comfort Table Bakery (Vermilion Bay)
- Lake of the Woods Brewery (Kenora - just to pick up some beer)

Dinner in Winnipeg: we want to have a local, farm to table type meal for dinner I think, so we are leaning toward Mise. The book on them seems to be that the apps are better than the mains, and that overall it is good but not otherworldly or anything. I looked at Fusion and deer + almond too but Mise seemed the best choice of them. Am I wrong here?

Breakfast in Winnipeg: is there a diner that you would consider a good local institution?

Other things: we were going to pick up some supplied at Tall Grass Prairie in the Forks Market and more importantly at Gunn's (Pizza Bagel, Applejacks even though quality is falling off, and maybe the cookies I would call Empire Biscuits but I think I saw called 'Imperials' on here).

Request: is there somewhere great to get pierogies either to go or later at night? Bonus points for a place that has great pierogies available at breakfast, to ease our tight schedule.

We're staying at the Inn on the Forks. All your feedback most welcome!

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