Ever had a smoked Winnipeg Goldeye? Or fresh caught Pickerel from Lake Winnipeg? You don't know what you're missing. Manitoba's tremendously diverse culture is reflected in the array of food choices and restaurants. Portuguese, Greek, African, East Indian, Cuban, Ukrainian, Italian, Korean, Metis, Japanese and Sri Lankan to name a few. And you can sample it all at Winnipeg's Annual Folklorama where over 40 cultural groups participate in one of the world's longest running food and culture events of its kind every August.
Did you know that Winnipeg has a particularly large population of Portuguese? And that the city's well-established Jewish community has fed itself for decades on its wonderful delis. First nations, too, have made their mark with traditional foods.
In rural areas like the Icelandic settlement of Gimli, you'll find delicious ponnukokurs, (breakfast pancakes) and other traditional dishes. Ukrainian, German and Polish settlers and those from the British Isles were among the first immigrants to populate the province and influence the foods and cuisine of Manitoba. Yes, the culinary diversity in Friendly Manitoba will make you feel right at home.