Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada
§ Reviewer's choice
100-208 Edmonton St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 1R7
Vegetarian/Chinese. One block north from the Convention Center, this casual, mostly vegan restaurant marks the items that do contain dairy or eggs clearly on the menu. Their menu offers an entire page of noodle and fried rice dishes, including thick Shanghai Fried Noodles and Garden Special Chow Mein. They also offer entrées like Crispy Black Mushroom, Chili Eggplant, and Sweet and Sour Veggie Fish. Brown rice is available, and no MSG is used in any of the food. Affinity is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Open Monday through Friday for lunch buffet and dinner. Open Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday. Full service, vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices, beer/wine, special beverages, VISA/MC, $.
79 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B2
Vegan/organic/fast food. Boon Burger Café offers a fresh take on fast food. Using organic and local ingredients whenever possible, the menu is all-vegan. One of their most popular items is the Thanksgiving Burger (grilled potato-crusted 'turkey' patty, cranberry sauce & maple-glazed yams). In addition to an extensive selection of yummy burgers, Boon also offer soups, salads, and sesame-potato fries. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Limited service, take-out, delivery, smoothies, special beverages, VISA/MC/AMEX, $$.
1467 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg, MB R3T 2C5
Vegan/Chinese. Enjoy delicious vegan Chinese cuisine at this restaurant, including Hot & Sour Soup, Tofu with Lemon Grass, and imitation chicken, turkey, pork, beef and fish. No MSG is used. Lunch specials are offered. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Full service, take-out, VISA/MC, $-$$.
1670 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3N 0J7
Middle Eastern. The owner claims that customers say his is the best apple strudel and baklava in town! You can also try the hummus, veggie burgers, couscous, potato pancakes, meatless soups, and foul (fava beans). Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for breakfast through early dinner. Open Sunday for brekfast and lunch. Counter service, vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices, non-alcoholic wine/beer, $.
91 Albert St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 1G5
Vegan/international. This coffeehouse, located in the historic Exchange District, is completely vegan except for the option of cow's milk for the coffee drinks. The menu features homemade organic soups, African Peanut Stew, samosas, a vegan Caesar Salad, a Fake Bakon BLT, a Southern Fried Tofu Sandwich, Lasagna, Spanakopita, and much more. Desserts include chocolate-walnut-caramel cake, tofu cheesecake, cookies, muffins, pies, and soy ice cream sundaes. Open Monday for lunch. Open Tuesday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday. Counter service, non-smoking, fresh juices, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, catering, VISA/MC/AMEX,