Wrap-Up: Winnipeg’s Best 2010

Bethel MOMs has compiled a list of Winnipeg’s Best – according to the city’s most important experts (moms!). Without further ado, we present our master list of awesomeness. Get your scrolling finger ready… It’s quite the list!

I’ll do my best to add some links in the coming days so you can check out some of these businesses that might be unknown to you. And feel free to add new ideas in the comments section!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the businesses who provided coupons and giveaways for our moms this morning. I’ll be adding a separate post to acknowledge them as well.

Best Places to Eat

Best Casual Date Night Restaurant

    • Maxime’s
    • Lovey’s
    • Bonfire Bistro
    • Prairie Ink at McNally Robinson
    • Stella’s
    • Yiho Sushi Cafe
    • Sushi Ya
    • One Night in Bangkok
    • Pizzeria Gusto
    • Hu’s on First
    • Naru Sushi
    • The Keg
    • La Fiesta
    • Kawaii Crepe
    • Buccacino’s
    • Massawa

Best Fancy Date Night Restaurant

    • In Ferno’s Bistro
    • The Current (Inn at the Forks)
    • Joey Polo Park
    • Ivory
    • La Scala
    • Cafe Carlos
    • Bistro 7 1/4
    • Hy’s Steakhouse
    • Velvet Glove (ask for Lisandro)
    • The Melting Pot

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

    • Cora’s
    • Boston Pizza
    • Applebee’s
    • Old Spaghetti Factory
    • Montana’s
    • Stella’s
    • Olive Garden
    • Perkins
    • Burrito Del Rio

Best Restaurant to Celebrate a Birthday

    • Dessert Sinsations
    • Star at the Conservatory
    • Sunday Brunch at the Fort Garry Hotel
    • Old Spaghetti Factory

Best Place to Order a Birthday Cake

    • Sargent Sundae
    • Cake-ology
    • Dairy Queen
    • Piazza di Nardi
    • Roblin Bakery
    • Goodies Bake Shop
    • Double D’s Cheesecake (mixed variety cheesecakes)
    • Maxine (in chinatown)
    • Tall Grass Prairie
    • Sweet S-erin-dipity Cakes

Best Ice Cream / Gelati

    • Banana Boat
    • Eva’s Gelato
    • Sargent Sundae
    • Marble Slab Creamery
    • BDI
    • Nucci’s

Best Coffee + Dessert

    • Prairie Ink at McNally Robinson
    • Starbucks
    • Baked Expectations
    • Dessert Sinsations
    • Crusty Bun
    • Cheesecake Factory
    • Ellice Cafe
    • Double D’s Cheesecake

Best Places to Go

Best Place to Let the Kids Run Out Energy

    • Kidspot at Waverly Baptist Church
    • Ride & Play at Earl Grey Community Centre
    • Portage YMCA/YWCA
    • Lord Selkirk Play Group
    • Kid City
    • St Vital Centre Play Area
    • Indigo Books kids section

Best Place to Pamper Yourself

    • Ten Spa at the Fort Garry Hotel
    • Riverstone at Inn at the Forks
    • Tiber River
    • Urban Oasis at the Clarion
    • Giselle’s
    • For a Good Deal: Aloha Nails or Giselle’s School

Best Outdoor Playground for Toddlers

    • Lots of great spots in River Heights
    • Mulvey School
    • Brock Cordova Park
    • Harbour View
    • Assiniboine Park Zoo

Best Free Family Activity

    • Dakota Water Park
    • Free Family Swims at St James Civic Centre Pool or Sherbrook Pool
    • The Forks
    • Oak Hammock Marsh
    • Wading Pools (Brock + Corydon has a nice one)
    • Walking in Assiniboine Park

Best Family-Friendly Local Festival

    • KidsFest – Winnipeg International Children’s Festival
    • Fall on the Farm – Steinbach
    • Folk Festival

Best Daytrip with Kids

    • Birds Hill Park
    • Grand Beach
    • Local wading pools
    • Falcon Lake
    • Farm visits
    • Gimli
    • Half Moon in Lockport
    • A Maze-in-Corn
    • Fort Whyte

Best Place to Have a Birthday Party

    • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra hosts birthday parties with an instrument petting zoo
    • Academy Bowling Lanes
    • Children’s Museum

Best Place to Go Trick-or-Treating

    • Wolseley
    • The Rock Church
    • Assiniboine Park Zoo
    • St Vital or Polo Park

Best Kid-Free Weekend Getaway

    • Minneapolis
    • Toronto
    • Falcon Trails Resort
    • Fort Garry Hotel
    • With the Girls: Spa + Yoga Package at Fort Garry Hotel

Best Nursing Room / Family Washroom

    • Sears
    • Polo Park near Customer Service
    • St Vital Centre
    • Goldeyes Stadium

Best Family Photo Location

    • St Vital Park
    • Assiniboine Park
    • St Norbert Monastery Ruins
    • Exchange District
    • Anywhere that’s meaningful to you

Best Kids Haircuts

    • Hair Do Zoo
    • HairFX
    • Tech

Best Place to Volunteer as a Family

    • Christmas Cheer Board
    • Put together Samaritan’s Purse shoe boxes
    • MCC School Kits Warehouse

Best Place to Donate Kids Stuff

    • MCC
    • Crisis Pregnancy Centre
    • Spence Street Thrift Shop

Best Places to Shop

Best Place to Get a Deal on Kids Clothes

    • Value Village
    • Garage Sales
    • Kijiji
    • eBay
    • Sales Racks at Superstore
    • MCC
    • A Children’s Place (sign up for coupons)
    • Old Navy or babyGap (sign up for coupons)
    • Winners

Best Place to Get a Deal on Diapers

    • Superstore
    • AMP Diapers
    • Sign up for Huggies or Pampers Coupons
    • Costco

Best Place to Buy Kids Birthday Gifts

    • Kite + Kaboodle at The Forks
    • The Child’s Place at Grant Park
    • Toys R Us
    • Toad Hall Toys
    • Humboldt’s Legacy
    • eChildren
    • Children’s Museum Gift Shop
    • Lux for Sprouts
    • Chapters / Indigo
    • McNally Robinson
    • Winners

Best Place to Buy Party Supplies

    • Walmart
    • Dollarama
    • Party Stuff
    • BirthdayExpress.com
    • Dollar Store

Best Place to Buy Toys + Activities for a Rainy Day

    • Dollarama
    • MCC – bags of miscellaneous toys for 50 cents
    • Michael’s

Best Place to Buy Kids Gear (strollers, high chairs, car seats, etc)

    • Sears
    • Lux for Sprouts
    • Mom’s + Children’s Paradise
    • eChildren
    • Toys R Us

Best Place to Find Coupons

Best Place to Buy Organic Fruit + Veggies

    • Farm Share
    • Organic Planet
    • Superstore
    • St Norbert Farmers Market
    • Eat It

Best Place to Buy Locally Made Clothes

    • Sew Dandee
    • Brave New World

Best ‘Mompreneur’ Company for Kids

    • Playful Peanut on Etsy
    • AMP Diapers
    • Lilypad
    • Small Potatoes

Best Place to Buy Used Kids Stuff

    • Kijiji
    • Used Winnipeg
    • Baby Bin Boutique
    • Kids Around
    • eBay

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3 thoughts on “Wrap-Up: Winnipeg’s Best 2010

  1. on my way home one of the moms found 2 bowling passes on the ground. she might not be here next week so i took them and told her i would take care of it. I don’t remember who won them. i will bring them next week. or if the person who won them wants them sooner they can arrange a time when they can pick them up.

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