Food & Drink

We love good food that’s good for our community – and our environment, too. It is our goal to work with local partners to share a variety of healthy, ethical, affordable and sustainable food choices at all of our events throughout the year and at the summer festival.

Find out more about how we feel about food by reading our food philosophy

Here are the food vendors that were at the 2016 festival.

Food for the 2017 Winnipeg Folk Fest will be announced in the new year!

Better Than Baba's – NEW

Variety of sweet/savory/vegetarian and meat perogies
Ground beef/vegetarian and rice cabbage rolls

Boon Burger

Vegan burgers, salads, Boon dog wraps
Vegan soft serve ice cream
Organic iced tea

Burrito Splendido

Variety of meat and vegan burritos, including a breakfast burrito
Mexican sodas

Chocolatier Constance Popp

Fresh, all natural house-made milkshakes popsicles, ice cream cookies and chocolate drinks

Classic Car-B-Que

European hot dogs
Farmer sausage burgers
Fries and poutine

Cocoa Beans Bakeshop – NEW

Vegan, gluten and dairy-free French toast, muffins and smoothies

East India Company

Butter Chicken
Channa Masala
Navratan Korma
Mango Lassie


Wood-fired pizza


Organic fruit and vegetables
Coconut water
Fruit juices

Forbidden Flavours

Locally roasted organic specialty coffee and ice cream

Gramma’s Kettle Korn

Kettle korn
Candy floss
Candy apples

Green Bean Coffee Imports

Sticky buns
Cookies and sweets
Pre-wrapped sandwiches
Cold crew coffee and iced chai


Cinnamon and breakfast buns
Coffee, tea, juice, coconut water, aloe water
Kawaii Crepe
Sweet and savory crepes

KYU Grill – NEW

Heroshima sandwiches – chicken, pork, yam or tofu grilled skewer served in a sweet bun, on a bed of ginger slaw and finished with a variety of Japanese toppings

Lemon Heaven

Freshly squeezed lemonade

Lovey’s BBQ & Smokehouse

Pulled pork
Beef brisket
Side ribs
Smoked chicken
Homemade baked beans and coleslaw
Deep fried pickles

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods

Hemp hearts
Hemp heart bites, bars and smoothies

Pop Cart – NEW

Locally made vegan, gluten-free ice pops

Santa Lucia, Greek

Veggie or meat gyros

Santa Lucia Pizza



A variety of meat and vegetarian authentic African cuisine.


Hot dogs, veggie dogs and smokies
Hamburgers and chicken burgers
French fries and poutine


Vegetable rice rolls and spring rolls
Pad Phet chicken
Pad Puck with deep fried tofu
Pad Thai chicken

The Walleye Wagon

Skewered pickerel fillet coated in Panko and deep fried
Home fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, lemon
Fish tacos
Fish burgers

Whales Tails

Fry-bread with various toppings


Meet your friends for a drink at the Big Rock Tavern and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Patio in the Festival Village or the Liquor Marts Tavern and Patio, located so close to Big Bluestem that you can see and hear the show.

We are bottled water free! 

Bottled water will not be sold by vendors in an effort to reduce the festival’s ecological footprint. How? By using water from the tap instead of drinking water out of manufactured bottles, we reduce consumption of fossil fuels used to produce plastic bottles and the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere when the bottles are transported. And, we’re keeping thousands of plastic bottles out of landfills! Every time you visit one of the many water taps on site, marked by tall blue flags, you’re filling up your reusable cup with cool, clean drinking water.

Reusable Plates and Composting

Meals are served on reusable plates. When you’re finished, simply visit a Plate Return station to scrape your scraps into a compost bin and feel good about helping divert waste from landfills! The plates are washed at a backstage facility to avoid driving them to the city to be cleaned, further reducing our carbon footprint. We use an industrial composting facility, which means we use can collect more items than a backyard compost can. We are happy to say that all disposable items given away by our food vendors are compostable too. Cups, cutlery, napkins – you name it, we can compost it!

What you can do

Scrape your plate and throw your compostable cutlery, cups and napkins into the composting bin at one of the many new waste stations on the festival site!

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Festival Info

Festival Info

The 2017 Winnipeg Folk Fest takes place at Birds Hill Provincial Park, July 6-9.