7 intriguing restaurants you must try in rural Manitoba

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Finding the best restaurant food can often be tricky, especially while traveling in rural communities you are unfamiliar with.  Below is a listing of several must try restaurants located not that from from Brandon. In no particular order.

Happy Chopstick (Melita):  Every small town in Manitoba usually has a great Chinese restaurant and Melita is no exception.  Huge portions of flavorful food at a decent price.

Happy Chopstick (Melita):

Benny’s Astoria Pizza (Shoal  Lake):  Quite possibly Manitoba’s best pizza. The restaurant is also known for it’s delicious lasagna and tasty chicken!  Stop by and see Brad today.

Bennys Astoria Pizza (Shoal Lake)

The Pelican Campground & Lounge (Ninette): The campground/lounge had been closed for twelve years until re-opening in April of this year.  Stop in for Chef Geoff’s 8oz homemade cheeseburger and perfectly seasoned fries.  The wings are pretty good too.

The Pelican Campground & Lounge (Ninette):

Woodfire Deli (Souris):   Woodfired pizza, sandwiches, wraps, salads and more all served in a cozy atmosphere.  Catering also available.

Woodfire Deli

Hoysun Chinese Food (Deloraine):  Just like its neighbor Happy Chopstick 30 minutes away, Hoysun Chinese Food serves up some enormous portions.   The food is always fresh, flavorful and hot.

Hoysun Chinese Restaurant (Deloraine)

Gopher Creek Coffee Company (Virden):   This small Bistro in Virden uses the best in scratch ingredients to make their food in house.   Vegan and gluten free options available.  Sandwiches, wraps, salads and breakfast features like the Belgian waffle with brown sugar pineapple compote, coconut whipped cream (pictured below).

Photo: Gopher Creek Coffee Company (Facebook)