The Bakeries
Tall Grass Catering
Prairie Kitchen
What We Make

History and Philosophy
Tall Grass Tales

Christmas and holiday specials

Making your holiday order

We know how busy you are during this festive season. We can help out. Choose from our seasonal specials and regular favourites to share at your gatherings with colleagues, friends and family. Come in to place your orders in person at any of our locations or simply call us. Then you can cross one more thing off your to-do list and ensure that you’ll have your favourite foods and treats during the holidays. These specials are available throughout the holiday season, some into January.

  • fresh traditional baking
  • savoury delicacies to share
  • preserves, dips and crackers
  • dishes to prepare at home
  • snacks for Santa, and more…

Specials at Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company

The Tall Grass Fruit Cake Fruit and nut laden - we follow all the best traditions with this recipe. The fruit is aged in brandy and fresh cider before being carefully baked.

Vinaterta We thank the Icelandic community for this delicious treat. This multi-layered treat is also available without icing.

Christopomo Bread  An ancient bread from the Greek Orthodox, rich in butter, eggs, honey and anise, decorated with almonds.

Tall Grass Fruit Bread  When you add fruit to a lovely light bread dough there is a sweet simple harmony that blesses the senses.

King’s Cake  Our January special features a French tradition of the Middle Ages, baking a ‘treasure’ into this cake to reward its finder as King/Queen for the day.

Special Cookies  Mocha Kisses, Russian Tea Biscuits, Hazelnut Chocolate Dream, Florentines

Specials at Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen

Cranberry Relish  A great accompaniment for turkey dishes and a tasty alternative to cranberry sauce.

Tourtière  We put our own spin on this French-Canadian classic.

Plum Pudding with Sauce  This dessert reminds us of Christmases past. Served with a rich sauce it makes your feast complete. Long ago, during the making of the pudding, a wish was stirred-in by every family member.

Mincemeat  A nod to English festive culture, this delectable vegetarian mixture of chopped, dried fruit, distilled spirits and spices is sold in gift-worthy jars.

Specials at Baba's Tall Grass Pantry

Prairie Perogies

  • Aged Bothwell cheddar and potato
  • Cottage cheese with fresh dill
  • Sauerkraut

Cabbage Rolls

  • Meat: Brown rice, Manitoba beef, bacon and onion
  • Vegetarian: Buckwheat, lentil, mushroom, and onion

and more

  • Traditional boiled kutia for the holidays
  • Manitoba red beet borscht
  • Wild blueberry dessert perogies

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen and Baba’s Tall Grass Pantry believe that really good food is possible when we work with our Mother the Earth in a spirit of gratitude and with loving responsiveness to her needs and ours. Farmers, millers, bakers, cooks and those who sell and buy – each offer a unique gift to the creation of seasonal and traditional food as it is born and begins to sing its own song.

Owners Tabitha Langel, Loic Perrot, Paul Langel, Lyle and Kathy Barkman

Ciao! names Grass Roots - Good Food Retailer of the Year

Check out the August/September edition of Ciao! magazine, Winnipeg's premier publication for all things related to food, fashion and home.

On page 12, you'll see it! The announcement that Ciao! magazine has chosen Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen, sister to Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, as the 2015 Good Food Mantioba, Retailer of the Year.

In the article announcing the award, Ciao! notes,

"Grass Root's Prairie Kitchen's bake-at-home meals and party-saving appetizers keep customers' freezers well stocked, while packed shelves of preserves (pickles, veggies, salsas, jams) make browsing the selection feel like the no-holds-barred raid on grandma's panrty. Perhaps most impressive are the bottles of organic Manitoba sunflower oil which is cold-pressed on-site, eliminating the environmental and financial toll of hauling by truck.

"From flour freshly ground from Manitoba wheat to mason jars of local fruits, the lost arts of preserving and baking from scratch are practiced here. 'We've always believed in the goodness of simple food,' says Tabitha Langel."

NEW: The Steppe Sandwich

Yes, there are no nitrates! The new Baba's Tall Grass Pantry Steppe Sandwich, named after the grasslands of Eastern Europe, with a nod to the Canadian prairies, is nitrate-free! When we set about selecting a local sausage-maker, we insisted upon a recipe without the nitrates many of us are so concerned about. A delicious combination of local pork and beef combined with many flavourful spices forms the centrepiece of this delicious lunch option. Nestled on a fresh bun from Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company, you may want to add carmelized onions, house-made sauerkraut and ketchup, as well as mustard and a pickle.

Delicious on its own, you can choose to make it a Steppe Meal, complete with potato wedges or buckwheat, and then choose from a salad, colselaw, or a 6 oz. bowl of steaming hot borscht.


Check out Baba’s Pantry new chalkboard menu

Have you been by Baba's Tall Grass Pantry at The Forks Market lately? We've got a brand new chalkboard menu with some exciting new items. Every Manitoban is familiar with perogies, but have you ever tried Manitoba Meatballs or a Steppe Sandwich?

Our Manitoba Meatballs are created using grass-fed beef and pork from local farms. Your plate features five delicious meatballs in gravy, and like the sandwich, accompanied by potato wedges or buckwheat and your choice of salad, coleslaw or a 6 oz. bowl of borscht.

The Steppe Sandwich is a local and nitrate-free sausage sensation in a Tall Grass bun.

We also have a variety of new side items availablle to round out your meal, or even enjoy on their own as a snack.

Does your mouth still water at the mere thought of perogies and cabbage rolls? That desire can also still be satisfied at Baba’s Pantry. We feature these plates in both vegetarian and meat varieties.

In addition to the hot meals, at Baba’s Tall Grass Pantry at The Forks Market pre-cooked and frozen perogies, as well as cabbage rolls are available. At the Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company in Wolseley - pre-cooked or frozen perogies are ready to take home and prepare for your table.

Baba’s Pantry may be reached by telephone at 204-947-5097.

Serving Ukrainian and Eastern European food from a prairie perspective, the inspiration for Baba’s Tall Grass Pantry comes from Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company - with its continuous passion and commitment to fresh, natural, local and organic ingredients.

Our hours

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company in Wolseley (859 Westminster)

  • Mondays through Fridays 7 AM - 6 PM
  • Saturdays 7 AM - 5 PM
  • Sundays and all holidays - CLOSED

Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company at The Forks Market

  • OPEN every day, 7 days a week*
  • Mondays through Thursdays 7 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Fridays 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays 7 AM - 6:30 PM

Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen at The Forks Market

  • OPEN every day, 7 days a week*
  • Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Fridays 9:30 AM - 9 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Baba's Tall Grass Pantry at The Forks Market

  • OPEN every day, 7 days a week*
  • Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Fridays 9:30 AM - 9 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

* All Forks Market locations

  • During July and August, we are open later, until 9 PM, every day except Sundays (6:30 PM).
  • We are open most holidays except for the following days:
    • Remembrance Day (November 11)
    • Christmas Day (December 25)
    • Boxing Day (December 26)
    • New Years Day (January 1)

Dec.1, 2015

© 2015 Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company | Winnipeg MB Canada
Philosophy | Bakeries | Catering | Grass Roots Prairie Kitchen | What We Make | History | Sharing | Tall Tales | Contact