Welcome to Tall Grass!

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company and Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen acknowledge that we are located on the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Dakota, and Ininiwak. We would also like to acknowledge the other First Nations such as the Anish-Ininiwak, Dene, and Nehethowuk, who gathered at this ancient site sharing these lands and waterways. We acknowledge that we are on the homeland of the Métis and are grateful to the First Nations of Treaty One who agreed to share this beautiful prairie land giving us the opportunity to cook and bake for you.

We opened Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company in Winnipeg’s Wolseley neighbourhood in 1990. The foundation of Tall Grass has always been based on baking with heritage varieties of organic wheat, grown by Manitoba farmers, milling our own flour and baking from scratch.

More than 30 years later, there are two Tall Grass bakery locations: one in Wolseley and the other at The Forks Market, along with Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen. We use Red Fife wheat in our bakery, a tasty, nutty ancient variety. It joined Spelt, another ancient grain, known for its low glycemic index and lower gluten content. As bakers in the land where we live and work, we consider it an honour to bake with these two ancient grains.

 

 

[WINNIPEG, December 7, 2022]

Pre-Paid pickup and delivery orders

We welcome you to our bakeries for in-person shopping, and also continue to offer pre-paid and delivery service at both our locations. Choose your most convenient bakery below!

–– your friends at Tall Grass and Grass Roots

order from Wolseley

Wolseley Pre-Paid pickup and delivery menu

order from The Forks Market

The Forks Pre-Paid pickup and delivery menu

Whenever possible we are using electric, hybrid-electric, hybrid-propane and vegetable oil powered vehicles and also a small 4-cylinder gasoline van with a large load capacity in order to meet our own standards for environmental integrity and your need for great bread!

In-person shopping at our bakeries

In the Wolseley bakery this means:

  • 4 people in the bakery at a time
  • people waiting to come into the bakery should stand behind the black line, socially distanced apart

At Tall Grass bakery in The Forks Market this means:

  • counter service
  • people are asked to stand socially distanced apart, waiting to be served

Our baked goods also available here

WOLSELEY ITEMS

Cafes

  • Parlour

Shops

  • Foodfare (905 Portage Avenue)
  • All Vita Health stores:
    • Osborne Village
    • Tuxedo Park
    • Linden Ridge
    • St. Vital Square
    • Westwood
    • Garden City
    • Kildonan Crossing
  • Good N Natural (Steinbach)
  • Fresh Option Organic Delivery
  • Country Roots Market and Garden (seasonal)

FORKS ITEMS

Cafes

  • Little Sister (River Avenue)
  • Little Sister (Osborne Street)
  • Modern Coffee
  • Mas Coffee (Saturday & Monday)
  • A-OK Cafe   Aritzia (Polo Park Shopping Centre)
  • Springs Church

Restaurants

  • Marion Street Eatery
  • Simon’s Cuisine

Shops

  • Fromagerie Bothwell
  • Jardins St-Leon Gardens (seasonal)

Ten breads or more - 10% off

When you purchase 10 breads or more, you will receive a 10% discount on those items. This applies to purchases of multiple loaves of one type or many types. It's up to you to decide! The offer is available in the bakeries and for pre-paid orders. To assure that your choices will be available, call two days ahead so we can prepare your order. Tall Grass in Wolseley 204-783-5097 or Tall Grass at The Forks 204-957-5097. This offer does not apply to other baked goods.

Catering - Delightful and Delicious

Enjoy a variety of our baked goods and other items with Tall Grass Catering. Call Mona to discuss your order, 204-947-1297 Monday to Friday: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM.


During this time of necessary adjustments for all of us, our first priority is maintaining the safety of our customers
and staff. You are welcome to call us with your suggestions and questions. Tabitha Langel, one of our co-owners, may be reached on her cell phone at 204-470-8570. She will gladly talk to you. Let's take care of each other and rise to the occasion with courage.

– from all of us at Tall Grass Bakery


Overnight unyeasted

We thank you for your amazing support during the past three years, as we continue to respond, finding new ways to adapt to the shifts and changes. There has been something profoundly communal and transformative in each encounter with you, our customers. The degree of kindness, gentleness, and loyalty in these difficult times has been truly extraordinary. For this, we are very grateful, and we thank you. Our goal is to find ways to bake and make available your favorite items within these changing parameters.

Tall Grass and Grass Roots continue to be all about local, organic, fresh-milled, and made from scratch whole food.


Tall Grass updates and news


TASTY CHRISTMAS TREATS - SAVOURY AND SWEET

place your order now

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company and Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen have it all! Our seasonal specials and regular favourites to share at your gatherings with family, friends and colleagues.

Make your Christmas and Holiday orders now by calling, or in person to ensure your favourites are ready for you, when you would like to enjoy and share them:

  • Tall Grass in Wolseley
    859 Westminster Avenue • 204-783-5097
OPEN Mondays through Fridays 7 AM - 6 PM
Saturdays 7 AM - 5 PM
CLOSED Sundays and all Holidays
  • Tall Grass at The Forks
    The Forks Market • 204-957-5097
OPEN Daily 7 AM - 7 PM
CLOSED Christmas Day, December 25
  • Grass Roots at The Forks
    The Forks Market • 204-942-5097
OPEN Daily 10 AM - 6 pm
CLOSED Christmas Day, December 25

FROM TALL GRASS - ENJOY!

Vinarterta

We thank the Icelandic community for this delicious treat. To Carri and Signi and their Amma (Grandma), we are especially grateful for the gentle teaching of their time-honoured method. Available with or without icing.

Tall Grass Fruit Cake

Fruit and nut laden – we follow all the best traditions with this recipe. The fruit is aged in rum or brandy and fresh cider before being careful baked. And, yes, we do wrap it in cheese cloth!

Christopomo Bread

An ancient bread from the Greek Orthodox heritage, rich in butter, eggs, honey, and anise. Decorated with almonds

Special Seasonal Cookies

Mocha Kisses: A delightful blend of butter, chocolate, coffee and sugar.

Hazelnut Chocolate Dreams: Indulge yourself and your guests in this rich buttery hazelnut cookie dipped in chocolate

Florentines: It’s wonderful what you can make with chocolate, candied orange peel, and almonds

King’s Cake (Galette des rois) Starting January 6 and continuing for the entire month, we celebrate the French tradition of the Middle Ages. A ‘treasure’ is baked into this cake. The finder is crowned King/Queen for the day. Made to celebrate Epiphany.

TASTE FROM GRASS ROOTS!

Cranberry Relish

A great accompaniment for turkey dishes and a tasty alternative to cranberry sauce. Complete your holiday table with this zesty delight!

Complete Traditional Turkey Feast

The meal we look forward to all year, adapted for one or two diners. Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and carrots for you to heat up at home.

Tourtiere

Our rendition of this classic French Canadian dish combines prairie-fed bison from Swan Lake First Nation, heritage-bred, free range pork. Pairs deliciously with our house-made wild cranberry sauce.

Plum Pudding with Sauce

This dessert reminds us of Christmases past. Serve with our rich sauce to complete your feast. Traditionally, during the making of the pudding, a wish was stirred into the mixture by each family member.

Mincemeat

A nod to English festive culture, this delectable vegetarian mixture of chopped nuts, dried fruit, distilled spirits, and spices is sold in gift-worthy jars. Also available by special order – baked into tarts, or in large containers.

The best of Baba’s Eastern European favourites

to take home. Goodness – that’s oven ready

  • Kutia – a wheat-based porridge that starts the Christmas Eve meal
  • Relaxed cabbage casserole – with red lentils (vegan), or brown rice, bacon, and bison
  • Perogies – traditional potato and cheddar, or the more exotic, cottage cheese.

Eastern European favorites to take home!

Holiday baking and cooking continues until January 7th in recognition of the Orthodox calendar. Make certain to place your orders, should you be celebrating this tradition.


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Breads and sweets - at the other end of the phone
Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company in Wolseley - 204-783-5097 Tall Grass Bakery at The Forks Market - 204-957-5097 It’s the time of year that we start hunkering down. More substantial food choices are particularly enjoyable.

Northern Festival Bread - includes cranberries

A dense, festive bread made around the Christmas Season, retains the tradition of special holiday breads.

The goodness of fall grains and seeds, as well as apples, roasted corn, and celebratory cranberries star in this savoury and sweet loaf! Makes a lovely addition as a center piece to your celebratory table. (Seasonally)

Classic Cinnamon Bun - loved by all

The signature Tall Grass Bakery item that Winnipeggers love, and have taken to friends and relative around the globe. Made fresh throughout the day at both our bakeries. What makes the difference?

It's our fresh milled organic whole wheat flour!

These are just two of the Tall Grass front runners!

Our bakery shelves are stocked with many more of your favourite baked goods. Pop by or order ahead to pick up your delicious delight.

Can’t make it to the bakeries? Order from our Wolseley and Forks Market website menus. We also do deliveries.


No time to cook? Grass Roots has it all!

Appetizers, pickles, preserves, soups, and prepared meals to heat-and-eat at home

Grass Roots Prairie Prairie Kitchen at The Forks Market - 204-942-5097

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company in Wolseley - 204-783-5097

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company at The Forks Market - 204-957-5097

As the calendar zips towards the holidays, and the days and nights get busier, Grass Roots can help out with everything from sides, to soups and full meals.

Crackers, dips, and spreads – a wonderful pairing

Gather friends and family around the table with Grass Roots' crunchy savoury crackers and our fresh dips and spreads.

Try Hummus or Baba Ghanouj, two protein-rich vegan delicacies.

Dip your crackers, or spread them thick, the choice is yours.

Prepared meals – oven ready

Our delicious dinners, including yummy vegan, vegetarian and meat selections ready to pop in your oven.

Using traditional recipes, methods and local ingredients, these meals are crafted to connect you with the prairies, including Manitoba sourced lean and nutritious bison meat in a number of our dishes.

Drop by or call. Selections change almost daily, and rotate with the seasons. Whole grains. Whole food. Wholesome.

Both bakeries carry a selection of Grass Roots products.

VEGFEST 2022 – A LIFESTYLE CELEBRATED

It was a celebration of savoury and sweet – vegan foods – as VegFest went live at their outdoor festival located at the University of Winnipeg, this fall.

The fresh air experience brought a delicious vibrancy to the vendors market, food court, children’s area, live music and speakers lineup.

The whole new festival experience and response was an expression of a growing interest and evolving food preferences across society as a whole.

YEAR ROUND VEGAN SELCTIONS AVAILABLE

At Tall Grass a variety of vegan food choices are available every day, and change with the season. Most items are carried at both bakeries, except as noted.

We invite you ask us if you have any questions.

  • Baguette regular
  • Baguette multigrain
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Whole wheat multigrain bread
  • Light sourdough rye bread
  • Light rye (Wolseley)
  • Northern festival bread (Forks)
  • Brown rice & corn bread
  • Spelt sourdough
  • Multigrain sourdough
  • Big buns, hamburger & hotdog (Forks)
  • Hamburger & hotdog buns, whole wheat (Wolseley)
  • Ciabatta buns (Forks)
  • Spelt pita (Forks)
  • Vegan chocolate cake (Wolseley)
  • Spelt morning glory muffins
  • Spelt fruit squares
  • Spelt date squares
  • Vegan burger
  • Beet borscht
  • Cabbage soup
  • Red lentil soup
  • Black bean & quinoa salad
  • Classic bean salad
  • Wild rice citrus salads
  • Baba Ghanouj
  • Hummus
  • Organic sunflower oil
  • Half Pints black bean chili
  • Chickpea & potato stew
  • Vegetarian chili
  • Vegan veggie burgers
  • All Grass Roots canning
  • All Grass Roots jams, jellies, and syrups

Any day is pie day

Saskatoon Pie

Pie is a celebration in a pan!

Whether you and yours are gathering for dessert and a coffee, or having the whole gang over - consider pie, as the tried and true festive treat.

Our deep dish pie selection varies throughout the year. Seasonal pie choices include apple, Saskatoon rhubarb, prairie fruit, pecan as well as pumpkin.

Place an order by phone to reserve yours.

  • 859 Westminster - 204-783-5097
  • The Forks Market - 204-957-5097

Baked to please… Our cakes are amazing

Take a Tall Grass cake to your next special gathering. Choose from our classic luscious chocolate cake, our tangy lemon poppyseed cake, or our carrot cake with that creamy icing we've all loved since childhood.

Each of our three cake now come in two different sizes: six inch for a you and your closest friends, and nine inch when the whole gang might show up!

Call ahead to ensure your cake is waiting for you at the right moment.

  • 859 Westminster - 204-783-5097
  • The Forks Market - 204-957-5097

 

Calling our pie plates back home!

Please return your pie plate

If you're one of our pie customers, Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company is asking you to look through your kitchen cupboards to see whether you might have some of our metal reusable pie plates waiting and eager to return to our bakeries.

Years ago, we began using sturdy metal deep dish pie plates for all our pies, out of respect for our Mother the Earth. Since that time, our deep dish pies have become customer favourites. Return these pie plates and we will give you $5 for each one.


featuring Desem Breads

Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside. European-inspired and naturally leavened.

traditional canning

We can do it. Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen takes a can-do attitude to traditional canning.

Opening hours

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