Regina’s Local Gems
By Fresh YQR Staff
Ready to take on the town and exercise your wallet? There’s plenty of local goodness to be found throughout Regina. Let’s take a tour through some of the Queen City’s best shopping areas.
Perhaps the city’s best street for that urban vibe, 13th Avenue and environs are loaded with fun shopping and good eats. Grab great cheeses, meats and authentic Montreal bagels at Takeaway Gourmet, Saskatchewan-made arts and crafts at Traditions Handcraft Gallery, fine stationery at Paper Umbrella, books at Aware House, fish and seafood at Pacific Fresh Fish and the latest fashion at Uforia Muse. Hungry or thirsty? There are many options for drinks and eats at 13th Avenue Coffee House, Elle’s Café, 33 1/3 Coffee Roasters, Cathedral Social Hall, Happy Hi Coffee, Cuppa T, and more. Dessart Sweets is the place for all things candy, Chocolates by Bernard Callebaut for all things chocolate and don’t forget to pick up a local beer at Pile O’Bones Brewery.
Where do we start? How about the Regina Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays all summer long? For the latest fashion, Dean Renwick Design Studio, Colin O’Brian Man’s Shoppe, Norwood, Madame Yes, and Zoe are great places to start. Get the latest in pop culture at Comic Readers, and a little bit of everything at Mortise and Tenon. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, look no further than Queen City Cakes. The cinnamon buns at Green Spot are legendary, and you’ll find plenty of vegan and gluten-free options too. Victoria’s Tavern is the place for incredible grilled cheese creations, and Silvia’s Italian Café is where you’ll find a touch of Italy in Regina. The Lancaster and Beer Bros are perfect for an after-work drink, and we can’t say enough good things about Avenue and The Cure.
This winding road has many great stops for food and fashion. Studio S Fashion House is the spot for great women’s fashion, as is Bib & Tucker. Right next door is Trino’s Menswear, a fantastic fashion stop for the man in your life. Hello Baby is home to all things for the anklebiters.
To start your day out right, we suggest breakfast at the Breakfast Bistro, which transforms into Luna Kitchen & Bar at night. Tuck into Mexican cuisine at Chachalacas, and authentic Vietnamese cooking and bubble tea at Regina Pho. For the sweet tooth, we recommend Le Macaron with their to-die-for macarons and other dessert delights.
Regina’s south end has plenty of shopping to enjoy. Stop in at Thee Lingerie Shoppe for the city’s best lingerie and swimwear selection. Crocus & Ivy has beautiful homewares and fashion, and Magpie’s Kitchen serves up incredible baked good, lunches and more. YQR Hair Lounge can set you up with a new cut or colour. Dandy’s Artisan Ice Cream serves up homemade-style ice cream, with seasonal flavours that change monthly. Foodomix Supermarket is a fantastic source for ethnic foods and groceries, including fresh mangoes, curry leaves, okra, chilli, ready meals and hot snacks.
Where do we start? The Warehouse District is packed to the rafters with food and drink, fun and fashion. Antiques abound with Centennial Antiques & Collectibles, KRAVE Antiques and the Regina Antique Mall have it all. In need of home décor? Check out Casa Décor, Mabel & Martha’s, Urbane EQ3, U + Me Home Décor, Richardson Lighting, Fanny’s Furniture and Kitchens, Father’s Furniture, Grace & Thyme, Brick + Mortar, and Castle Furniture.
Hunting for fashion? 22Fresh, AT Fashion, Hanger & Rack, NINE Maternity, Ro & Ry, Sweet Pea & Noelle and Urban Farmgirl are worth a look. Hungry? How about 1205 Bakery & Deli, Brewed Awakening, Café DRIP, Our Spot, The Everyday Kitchen, Local Market YQR, Queen City Cakes to fill up? If you’re looking for a tasty libation, look no further than Baller’s Rec Room, Bushwakkers, District Brewing, Rebellion Brewing Co, Warehouse Brewing Company and Outlaw Trail Spirits.