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 for the 2017 festival.

Better Than Baba's

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Authentic Ukrainian handmade perogies and cabbage rolls.

Serves: Local, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Boon Burger

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Cruelty-free whole foods made from scratch, with love.

Serves: Local, Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Fair Trade

Bronuts - NEW

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Bronuts Donuts is a family-owned Winnipeg bakery making donuts from scratch every morning with quality ingredients.

Serves: Local, Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan, Direct Trade

Burrito Splendido

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Fresh local burritos.

Serves: Local, Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Chocolatier Constance Popp

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Fresh milkshakes, popsicles and ice cream cookies. Chocolate drinks and cacao fudge cakes.

Serves: Local, Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Fair Trade

Chosabi - NEW

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Sushi burritos and Poke bowls.

Serves: Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free

Classic Car-B-Que (Tavern)

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BBQ served fast by friendly folks.

Serves: Local, Gluten Free

East India Company

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Manitoba's best Asian flavors for over 45 years.

Serves: Local, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian 

Food for Folks (Campground)

Fresh organic fruit, all-natural dehydrated fruit jerky and a healthy selection of refreshing drinks.

Serves: Local, Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Fair Trade

Forbidden Flavours (Near Family Area)

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Specialty coffee and hard ice cream.

Serves: Local, Organic, Fair Trade, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

Gramma’s Kettle Korn (Near Mainstage)

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Freshly popped Kettle Korn.

Serves: Local, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian 

Green Bean Coffee Imports

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Local, fair, organic! Celebrating 10 years in business.

Serves: Local, Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Fair Trade

Jardins St-Léon Gardens - NEW

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The friendliest place on earth to get your fresh local produce. Eat local, eat real.    

Serves: Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free

Jonnies Sticky Buns (Campground) 

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Something sticky this way comes!

Serves: Local, Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Fair Trade

Kawaii Crepe

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Makers of lovingly hand-crafted, customizable, sweet and savory, hand-held, delicately folded, soft and crispy goodness.

Serves: Local, Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Fair Trade

KYU Grill

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Grilled skewers with Japanese toppings. 

Serves: Local, Vegan, Vegetarian

Lemon Heaven

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Made fresh, one lemon at a time.    

Serves: Local, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian    

Little Bones Wings - NEW

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Gourmet chicken wings. 

Serves: Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free

Lovey’s BBQ & Smokehouse

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Named one of 12 best BBQ restaurants in in the country by Food Network Canada.

Serves: Local, Vegan

POP CART (Festival Site & Campground)

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The most delicious locally handmade ice pops!

Serves: Local, Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Santa Lucia Greek 

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Serving Greek food to Folk Festival patrons for over 20 years.

Serves: Local, Vegetarian

Santa Lucia Pizza

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Voted "Winnipeg's Best Pizza" nine years in a row!

Serves: Local, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Simba Safari Grill (Campground)

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Authentic African cuisine.

Serves: Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free

Skinners

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Home of the world famous hot dog – est. 1929

Sukhothai

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Serving your favourite authentic Thai cuisine        

Serves: Local, Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

The Red Ember (Campground)

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Wood fired pizza using local ingredients

Serves: Local

The Walleye Wagon

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Lake Winnipeg pickerel and Manitoba grown potatoes.

Serves: Local

Whales Tails

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Taste a festival tradition! Sweet or savoury, addictive fry bread.

Serves: Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian, Fair Trade

Taverns

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.

Remember, all tavern cups are 100% compostable!  When you are finished with your beverage find a “cupsucker” – grey tubes located throughout the taverns – to slide your empty cup into.

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.

Composting

Meals are served on compostable serving-ware. When you’re finished, simply visit a waste station to throw your scraps into a compost bin and feel good about helping divert waste from landfills! We use an industrial composting facility, which means we can collect more items than a backyard composter can – including meat, bones and dairy. We are happy to say that all disposable items given away by our food vendors are compostable. Plates, cups, cutlery, napkins – you name it, we can compost it!

Waste Stations

Take all waste to a designated a waste station. If you have questions about which bin an item should go in, be sure to ask a waste station volunteer for guidance – they will be happy to help!

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Festival Info

Festival Info

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