The Planit – downtown’s newest hangout!


There is so much going on downtown these days – I can hardly keep up! But as I was bustling down Portage Ave one noon-hour, I noticed a new business in a space that’s been empty for a while!

The Planit – at 285 Portage Ave. – is a very cool addition to the Portage strip. Owners Ashley and Sandra pride themselves on hosting guests in a safe, comfortable space and serving up fantastic, locally sourced food.

I tried a few apps when I was there – the elk flatbread pizza and stuffed jalapenos, which were both delicious, and I’m looking forward to going back to try a few of the sandwiches and entrees. And because they’re big on sourcing ingredients locally, the menu will change with the seasons.

Other cool things about this place: they’re super focused on the community through hosting events, fundraisers, bands, djs, poetry readings…you name it, staying open till 4 a.m. on weekends, offering up wall space to local artists to display and sell their wares, and they even have a program in place for people experiencing homelessness to grow the skills they need to transition into the workforce.

They’re hosting the Flash Photography Festival this month, so there’s your perfect excuse to pop by for lunch or when hunger hits after hours on the weekend!

Want to win a $50 gift cert to The Planit? Check out their menu and let me know in the comments what you’d order and you just might be the lucky winner!


29 thoughts on “The Planit – downtown’s newest hangout!

  1. Hi Peggy. Thx for letting us know about Planit. What would I order from their fantastic menu? It’s been a long time since I’ve had a good steak, so I would order the 8 oz. Rib Eye, pan seared topped with roasted poblano chimichurri. Sounds delish! Here’s hoping I win the gift certificate so I get to try one soon.

  2. I would start with the spicy jerk chicken tacos (rum pickled pineapple sale sounds amazing!) and have the rib eye (I love chimmichurri sauce!). The Mint Jupiter would be my drink of choice as well. Can’t wait to try this new place!

  3. We’ll be in Wpg will try The Planit for half and half burger; sounds delicious. and one of us will try the walnut blueberry salad, yummmm

  4. I would love to try the pistachio crusted pickerel; I make something similar at home and it’s delicious! I love that Planit’s location is a short 5 mins. walk away from work.

    Thanks so much for this chance to win and good luck everyone.

  5. I’d try the herb stuffed pork tenderloin because it sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting this contest to win a $50 gift card. Hoping to try out this restaurant soon.

  6. I would love to try the Pistachio Crusted Pickerel Manitoba pickerel, oven roasted with citrus scallion salsa verde. Sounds so delicious. I am going to try this restaurant in the next few weeks, Thanks for the cnhance to win.

  7. If I was choosing something from this delicious menu, I think my choice would be the Blueberry Walnut Chicken Salad
    And I would wash it down with a Mercury martini. Yum!

  8. I would order the Blueberry Walnut Chicken Salad! It sounds delicious!

    Chopped up roasted Manitoba chicken with local blueberries (when available), walnuts, house made mayonnaise, celery and scallions., served on artisan mutlti-grain bread with creamy boursin cheese, and local mixed greens.

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