Smak Dab's Favourite Places to Shop Local in Manitoba

Photography: Pauline Boldt

Photography: Pauline Boldt

Photography: Pauline Boldt

Here at Smak Dab we are HUGE fans of shopping local. Purchasing locally made goods supports small business owners, keeps the profit in our communities and promotes sustainability! There are so many amazing products and tasty food items that are made right here in Manitoba - and we want to help you find them! 

Businesses with Brick and Mortar locations


Visit them at their new location in Headingley! They have an amazing bakery, and a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. 

Saint Leon’s Market  

Wonderful garden centre! Located just off St. Marys Road, it is the perfect location to stop in on your drive home from work. 

La Belle Baguette 

A lovely bakery located in St. Boniface which carries authentic Parisian pastries and breads, local honey and our mustard!

Generation Green 

They have a great selection of green/eco friendly products as well as a vegan cafe! Visit them at 433 Main Street.

Black Market Provisions 

A shop in South Osborne brought to you by your pals Pop Cart. Here you’ll find homemade vegan ice cream, pastries, and frozen food items that are ready to eat and made with the highest quality, local ingredients.

Aschenti Cocoa 

Located on Corydon, Aschenti Cocoa is the first ever farm to bar chocolate in Canada. They grow and source their cocoa directly from small local farms in Cameroon, controlling every step of the process from bean to bar.

Decadence Chocolates 

Handmade chocolate truffles, treats and ridiculously good house-made ice cream.

Perfect Pairs  

Located on north Main St, they carry oils and balsamic vinegars that are naturally flavoured using herbs, spices and fruits. They also carry locally made pasta, granola, pottery, honey and jams.

4th floor of 290 McDermont (find all these vendors in one spot!)

items carly loves - found and made locally


  • Abiding Citizen - small batch bitters, shrubs and syrups that elevate your cocktail and allow you mix up amazing beverages. Simply pour, mix, and serve for a delicious drink experience.


  • Jewellery from Rejase


  • Fresh cut flowers from various vendors at the St Norbert Farmers Market (available July through September)



Photography: Pauline Boldt

Carly Minish