In the landscape of Canadian cuisine, few homecook-turned-chef stories have been more inspirational than that of Winnipeg-based chef Christa Bruneau-Guenther. Since opening Feast Cafe Bistro in 2015, chef Bruneau-Guenther has set the benchmark for innovative Indigenous cuisine in Canada.
As a born and raised Winnipegger and a proud member of Peguis First Nation, chef Bruneau-Guenther strives to create food that honours the spirit of First Nation culture and cuisine, while always honouring the plants and animals who give themselves to nourish our bodies.
In addition to receiving a well-deserved Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for a Business with a Community Purpose, the passionate Metis restaurateur has also ventured into the world of recipe development with features in publications such as Canadian Living, Chatelaine, the Ikea Scrapsbook, and Food Network Canada.
We recently had a chance to talk with the acclaimed Wall of Chefs judge, who ran us through a few of her favourite food and drink spots in her hometown of Winnipeg.
Falafel Place is one of my favourite spots for breakfast. Everything is made fresh daily and their falafel balls and shakshuka are next level! The cozy atmosphere makes this place such a gem and a great way to start the day.
Gotta support a fellow West End Winnipeg restaurant! What’s great about Wall Street Slice is that they offer the convenience of by-the-slice pizza with the added bonus that they use local ethically sourced ingredients, and even make their own pepperoni in house!
Wasabi on Broadway was one of the first sushi restaurants in Winnipeg and it has stood the test of time. It’s a top-tier sushi dining experience with incredible flavours and the staff is wonderful. Highly recommend their oyster night every Tuesday!
The Roost is a great place to enjoy drinks with friends. They have an incredible selection of cocktails and the staff is always happy to make recommendations.
I also love that they offer a wide range of alcohol-free options that are just as carefully crafted and delicious as their signature cocktails—no plain Shirley Temples here!
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