Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company (two locations)
Address: 1 Forks Market Road
Phone Number: 204-957-5097
Neighbourhood: The Forks/Downtown
Tall Grass Prairie Bakery is a Winnipeg institution. That's not hyperbole, it's the truth.
The first seeds of the bakery took root in 1981 when a group of people living in Wolseley (aka Winnipeg's granola belt) decided that living as neighbours included sharing their lives in the "spirit of peace" and with a devotion to the earth. From there, the group formed the Grain of Wheat church, a multi-denominational congregation.
The bakery was born from conversations amongst church members.
That's the Coles Notes version. (For the full story, click here.)
Here's what you need to know:
- Tall Grass Prairie makes fantastic bread.
- The grains are organically grown with no pesticides and sourced from farmers in Manitoba.
- The grain is ground into flour onsite at the bakery.
- TGP makes Folk Festival cookies, an oatmeal, sunflower seed, coconut and chocolate laden treat that is infamous in these parts.
- TGP's whole wheat cinnamon bun is also a Winnipeg specialty. (Staff, especially at The Forks location on weekends, pull sheet upon sheet from the oven, selling them sometimes faster than they can bake them.)
- The lemon pound cake and the lemon sugar cookies are diet breakers.
Those are some highlights. The bakery, and in particular The Forks location, is a great spot to take out-of-towners for a true taste of Manitoba.
TGP is committed to supporting local farmers and producers. And, lucky for us, that translates into some outstanding bakery staples.
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