Hearty hot meals at Grass Roots
Hungry and in the mood for good food? Something that you can really sink your teeth into? At The Forks Market we invite you to drop by Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen.
Talk to our counter staff, and they’ll point you to our fridges to check out available traditional and creative offerings. Make your choice, and in a few minutes you’ll be handed your piping hot dish – sure to satisfy your craving.
Our menu choices rotate with the seasons – following the produce brought in from the fields, and delivered to Grass Roots by the farmers we work with.
Check out the dishes we make – with respect to the seasons, the harvests and the bounty of Our Mother the Earth.
HOT MEAL MENU
BISON OR VEGAN CHILI
Two favourites influenced by the Southern Hemisphere. Swan Lake First Nation is the source of our bison meat. As for our Vegan Chili – it’s full of beans. Both recipes pop with just the right amount of heat.
BISON OR VEGETARIAN LASAGNA
Infused with Italian spices, local lean Manitoba bison meat is the differentiator for one dish, while a plethora of veggies from the prairie garden make the vegetarian dish sing. Both dishes are topped by a layer of golden, gooey, baked cheese.
BISON SHEPHERD’S PIE
Grass Roots uses respectfully and ethically raised local bison sourced from Swan Lake First Nation for its Shepherd’s pie. A flavourful assortment of prairie vegetables, and a glorious layer of mashed potatoes finishes this tasty dish.
CHICKPEA & POTATO STEW
A fabulous favorite – enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians, as well as meat lovers looking for a change. A variety of gentle South Asian spices, including curry, carry this hearty and filling plant-based dish.
HALF PINTS BISON STEW
This craft beer and chunks of local grass fed bison paired with a selection of hearty vegetables, including potatoes make this Grass Roots stew! Delicately and deliciously seasoned.
CREAMY LEMON TURKEY
A seasonal celebration, this gorgeous dish rests on sliced gently roasted turkey. Slightly tart lemon zest creme fraiche (cream sauce) envelopes the meat. Served with Three Rice Pilaf.
MAC & CHEESE
Come back to this comfort food made with local organic noodles, local cheese, yes – sauteed veggies, topped with our bread crumbs. It’s today’s comfort food!
ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH PASTA
Made during the spring and summer months, imagine roasted local vegetables – their flavours enhanced with a sprinkling of herbs. A generous serving of these veggies top a base of Nature’s Farm Pasta in a bechamel sauce. As well as this vegetarian version, we also make this recipe with meatballs. (spring and summer)
ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH SQUASH SAUCE & PASTA
A delicious meal made during the fall and winter months! We try to put every prairie garden vegetable into this dish. Then we add a softly flavoured squash sauce. Together they top a bed of Nature’s Farm Pasta. We also use this recipe to create a meat lovers version – with the addition of meatballs. (fall and winter)
TURKEY POT PIE
Pot pie – now that’s nostalgic comfort food! At Grass Roots we promise this dish will take you back – down memory lane. Local ethically raised organic turkey, finished with mashed potatoes on top.
Our rendition of this classic French Canadian dish combines prairie grass fed bison from Swan Lake First Nation, with heritage bred free range pork. Pairs deliciously with Kalyna, our own house-made wild cranberry sauce.
VEGAN BURGER PATTIES
A mixture of everything your Mom told you was good for you – the Grass Roots vegan burger brings together organic pulses – beans, lentils, and peas. This burger is a low fat source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals.