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Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company - This architectural wonder of the world, tops the Pyramid's of Giza for it's purely delicious enticement

This architectural wonder of the world, tops the Pyramid's of Giza for it's purely delicious enticement

By: PegCity GrubNovember 22, 2013 // Bakery

Tall Grass Prairie/ The Forks
Artistry in flour and yeast at Tall Grass Prairie at The Forks.

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company (two locations)
Address: 1 Forks Market Road
Phone Number: 204-957-5097
Neighbourhood: The Forks/Downtown

Address: 859 Westminster Avenue
Phone Number: 204: 783-5097
Neighbourhood: Wolseley
Website: tallgrassbakery.ca

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.

Tall Grass Prairie at The Forks
Checking out the counter fare at Tall Grass Prairie at The Forks.

Tall Grass Prairie at The Forks Stock up on organic breads made with locally grown wheat at Tall Grass Prairie at The Forks.

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