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Traditional foods and where to find them in MB

Multicultural Manitoba

  1. Manitoba is Canada’s most multicultural province.
  2. Newcomers from more than 150 countries live here.
  3. Around 100 languages are spoken here.
  4. Manitoba has more restaurants for each person than any other place in North America.
  5. Many immigrant-owned restaurants serve authentic international cuisine.
  6. You will find French, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, and Indian food here. You will also find restaurants with Polish, Greek, Filipino, Vietnamese, and African food.
  7. There are also many ethnic food stores and groceries in Manitoba.
  8. This means you can buy ingredients to cook your native dishes. Some stores also have cooked food that you can take home.

Restaurants follow strict health rules during the pandemic. Check their websites or call ahead before going.

Ethnic Restaurants:

Suggested restaurants and their locations:

  • Carnaval – Brazillian Barbeque. Waterfront Drive, Winnipeg
  • Clay Oven – Middle Eastern/Indian/Pakistani food. Inkster Blvd., Winnipeg
  • Irori Barbeque House – Korean barbeque. Steinbach
  • Jeepney Restaurant – Filipino cuisine. 1833 Inkster Blvd., Winnipeg
  • Luda’s Deli– Ukrainian food. 410 Aberdeen Ave., Winnipeg
  • Kokeb Restaurant– Ethiopian food. 266 Edmonton St., Winnipeg
  • Over the Coals – Greek food. Saskatchewan Ave., Portage la Prairie
  • Pho Kim Tuong – Asian food. Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg
  • Ralph’s German Restaurant & Café – German-European cuisine, Winkler
  • Restaurante dos Banderas – Belizean food. Morden
  • Simon’s Cuisine – Argentinean food. St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg
  • The Chilli Chutney – East Indian cuisine. Brandon

Ethnic foodstores

Suggested foodstores and their locations (see article resources below to get a list with more than 70 ethnic food stores):

  • African Foods General Wholesale – Foods from Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, etc. Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg.
  • Balkan Foods – Foods from Poland, Greece, Bosnia, Italy. Stadacona St., Winnipeg
  • Brandon Hispano International Foods and Bakery – Carribean gourmet and Mexican food. Rosser Ave., Brandon
  • Dino’s Grocery Mart – Food from all over the world, especially Asian and the West Indies. Notre Dame Ave., Winnipeg
  • El Izalco Market – Central American food. Sargent Ave., Winnipeg
  • Karla’s International Foods – An assortment of international food. Rosser Ave., Brandon
  • Living Delight – International food market (Asian, Latin American and African). 9th St., Brandon
  • Ninho de Portugal – Portuguese food. Sherbrook St., Winnipeg
  • Taste of Europe – Products from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland and Israel. Main St., Winnipeg
  • The Real Canadian Superstore – Has a wide variety of specialty foods
  • Young’s Market – Asian food. Mc Phillips St., Winnipeg


These lists are for information purposes only. English Online Inc. does not promote, endorse or have any affiliation with any of these restaurants or stores.

Article updated July 27, 2020.

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Community Resources

Download Where to Buy Traditional Foods in Winnipeg from Food Matters Manitoba. It lists more than 70 ethnic food stores and where to find them.

Home & Family has many resources for newcomers. Know what fruits and vegetable are in season in the prairies, where to find community gardens, nutrition programs, and other resources.

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