A Look at Folk Fest's Epic Food & Drink Lineup (With Menus)

The Winnipeg Folk Festival may best be known for its killer music lineups, but if you wanna dance you’re gonna need fuel.

Thankfully for us, Folk Fest just released their 2018 food and drink lineup – and our taste buds are already buzzing.

In addition to annual favourites like East India Company, KYU Grill and Whales Tails (because there’s ALWAYS room for dessert), there will also be some newbies onsite, like Habanero Sombrero, Stella’s, Verde Juice Bar and King + Bannatyne. It’s also worth mentioning that there will be more vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options than ever before.

We’re also stoked to see so many of our partners on board for this year’s festival. Because the only thing better than supporting local is supporting local AND saving money.

To give you head start on your Folk Fest meal planning, here’s a look at this year’s vendors.

Better Than Baba’s

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Cheddar & potato perogies
Nacho perogies
Spinach & feta perogies
Poutine perogies
Beet salad
Cabbage rolls

Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options

Bronuts (We Heart Winnipeg cardholders get 20% off orders of six doughnuts or more)

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Variety of donuts
Cold brew coffee
Iced tea
Lemonade

Local, Organic, Fair Trade, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

Burrito Splendido

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Carnitas (pork) burrito
Adobo chicken burrito
Rubbed and roasted tofu burrito
Barbacoa beef burrito
Breakfast burrito
Jarritos Mexican soda pop

*All burritos available in bowl form

Local, Organic, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian options 

Chocolatier Constance Popp (We Heart Winnipeg cardholders get a free bonbon with any purchase)

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House-made creamsicles (orange mango, raspberry rhubarb & chocolate fudge)
House-made milkshakes (cherry, vanilla & chocolate)
House-made ice cream fudge cookies
Here Comes The Fudge: bowl of chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce & chunks of chocolate fudge.
Hot chocolate
Spicy chocolate drink
Iced chocolate spicy drink

Local, Organic, Fair Trade, Gluten-Free options 

Chosabi

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King Street chicken burrito
Cali Sumo burrito
Jumping Shrimp burrito
Happy Buddha burrito
Tofu Poke bowl
Shrimp Poke bowl
Thai iced tea
Matcha green tea

Local, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free options 

East India Company

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Butter Chicken
Channa Masala
Navratan Korma
Basmati Rice
Mango Lassie

Local, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free options 

Food for Folks

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Organic fresh fruit
Local strawberries
Local greenhouse tomatoes
Local cucumbers
Dehydrated fruit jerky
‘Folk Festival’ cookies made by Tall Grass Bakery
Coconut water
Yerba mate iced tea
Kombucha

Local, Organic, Fair Trade, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

Forbidden Flavours 

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Ice cream
Specialty coffee

Local, Organic, Fair Trade, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

Gramma’s Kettle Korn 

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Kettle Korn
Candy Floss
Pop

Gluten-Free, Local, Vegetarian, Vegan options 

Green Bean Coffee Imports

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Iced tea
Brewed tea
Pressed hot coffee
Drip brewed hot coffee
Cold brew coffee
Hot mocha
Hot chocolate
Cinnamon buns, cookies, brownies, muffins
Sandwich box with side veggies and dip
Dragon bowl
Granola bars

Local, Organic, Fair Trade, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

Habanero Sombrero  (We Heart Winnipeg cardholders get $1 off the daily special)

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Tacos (beef, chicken, pork, black bean and chick pea)
Tortilla chips with salsa or guacamole
Cookies

Local, Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options

Jardins St-Léon Gardens

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In-season produce
In-season berries
Veggie platters with hummus
Baguette and butter
Other fresh-made products

Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options

Jonnies Sticky Buns 

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Chorizo bunwich
Tofu bunwich
Various sticky buns (sweet, savoury, gluten-free and vegan)
Quinoa fruit salad
Granola with fruit and almond milk
Veggie chili & chips
Coffee
Iced coffee
Tea
Iced tea
Orange juice

Local, Organic, Fair Trade, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

Kawaii Crepe

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Savory crepes: Pump Up the Yam, Ninja Crepe & Pineapple Express
Sweet crepes: Fruitella, Third Wheel & It’s a Smore

Local, Organic, Fair Trade, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

King + Bannatyne 

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The River City Brisket
Smoked Buffalo Chicken
Sweet Cola BBQ Pulled Pork
Vegetarian Roast Beet & Feta

Local, Organic, Fair Trade, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian options 

KYU Grill

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Okonomi Hero
Noriyaki Hero
Pork belly Hero
Spicy mayo Hero
Mango chicken Hero
Green miso Hero
Crispy yam Hero
Tofu Hero
Japanese curry
Pork belly poutine
Anake meatballs
Panko chicken rice
Pork, beef, chicken skewers
Spicy mayo Frites
Beef short ribs
Spicy udon
Pork belly ramen

Local, Vegetarian, Vegan options 

Lemon Heaven

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Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

Little Bones Wings (We Heart Winnipeg cardholders get an appetizer for half price with the purchase of a large order of wings)

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Wings
Veggie Not Wings
Nacho sticks
Lattice fries
Frickles
Cauliflower bites
Mac and cheese bites

Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

Pop Cart 

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Variety of handmade ice pops

Local, Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

Santa Lucia Greek 

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Gyro
Veggie Gyro
Souvlaki
Spanakoptia
Baklava
Fries

Local, Vegetarian options 

Santa Lucia Pizza

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Pizza
Caesar Salad
Pop
Milk
Juice

Local, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free options 

Simba Safari Grill 

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Kuku Serengeti (Chicken)
Nyama Wa Supu (Beef Curry)
Beef or vegetable samosa
Nyama choma
Kuku choma
Sukumawiki
Pilau
Mokimo
Fried cassava
Bhajia
Masala fries (African poutine)
Amboseli sweet potato fries
Chapati
Ugali
Pineapple wedges

Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

Skinner’s

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Hot Dogs
Hamburgers
Chicken Burgers
Veggie Dogs
French Fries
Poutine
Smokies

Local, Vegetarian options 

Stella’s 

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Whole bowl
Breakfast sandwich
Pastries – cinnamon buns, ham and swiss tebirke, muffins, Wolseley bars
Stella’s house or Caesar salad
Cold brew
Lemonade
Iced tea
Hot coffee/tea

Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free options

Sukhothai

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Pad Phet Chicken
Pad Puck with Deep Fried Tofu
Pad Thai Chicken
Vegetable Rice Rolls
Vegetable Spring Rolls
Oliang
Thai Iced Coffee
Cha-Yen
Thai Iced Tea

Local, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

The Red Ember 

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The Classic
The Gobbler
The Caprese
The Ratatouille
The G.O.B.
The Pitaco
Coffee
Nitro Coffee
Root Beer
Rhubarb Saft

Local, Organic, Fair Trade, Vegetarian options 

Verde Juice Bar 

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Organic, cold-pressed bottled juice (8oz. & 16oz.)
Homemade raw snacks

Local, Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free options 

The Walleye Wagon

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One or two piece meal with fries
Single pieces of fish
One or two fish tacos with fries
Single tacos
Poutine
Fries
Gravy

Local options

Whales Tails

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Whales Tails with various toppings
Coffee
Tea
Milk
Chocolate milk

Fair Trade, Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic options 

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