Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Eating Green Across Canada: Winnipeg

Not to be outdone by some of Canada's larger cities, Winnipeg boasts its share of delectable organic options for diners and culinary enthusiasts. Located in the heart of the Canadian prairie, Winnipeg is surrounded by some of our best arable land, and as a result some of the best food out of the ground doesn't have to travel far to get on a plate.

The Tallest Poppy

631 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 957-1708

Open for breakfast and lunch, the Tallest Poppy is the undisputed king of local organic options in the Winnipeg metropolitan area. They use the word "love" ubiquitously to describe the care they put into their food. They utilize free run eggs and meats raised ethically at local farms and are also active members within their community.

Mondragon Bookstore and Coffeehouse

91 Albert Street
Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
(204) 946-5241

Organized as a "participatory" workplace with no manager or staff hierarchy, Mondragon is a bookstore and café where what needs to get done, gets done. They offer vegan cuisine made with all natural and organic ingredients as well as fairly traded ingredients. They are radical thinkers and very ethically and ecologically conscious. Their website is worth checking out just to read about how they discuss food politics. They also have an organic grocer on site.

Fusion Grill

550 Academy Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 489-6963

Open since 1996 on the foundation of serving food honestly, Fusion Grill offers a menu that has gone to great lengths to gather the best locally sourced ingredients. They trust where they get their ingredients to be the very best even mentioning who catches the fish by name.

Fresh Cafe

775 Corydon Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
(240) 221-5775

Open for breakfast and lunch, Fresh Cafe uses locally grown ingredients as well as in-house butchering and preparation. They also have an extensive juice bar offering fresh juice, shakes, and smoothies.

Boon Burger Cafe

79 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 415-1391

Boon Burger isn't your typical burger joint; it's 100% vegan. They also offer organic loose leaf teas.