Regina has a wealth of local producers and purveyors waiting to be discovered. Check out our list below to find some of our favourite stops that feature local products on their menus. We’ve also included some take-home options in case you like what you find while you’re in Regina and want to experience it again at home!
Out and About:
If you are up early and need a cup of quality java with a light breakfast, hit up Tangerine. Located just a short jaunt away from Regina’s downtown core, this bistro places an emphasis on local ingredients, but is unique in that they also send their kitchen waste back to local farms to be composted. Tangerine also offers lunch or afternoon treats.
We recommend: The Breakfast Muffin – Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Mozza & Parmesan
Crave is proud of their connections and displays a list of local purveyors right on their menu. Stop in and see them downtown for a delicious meal with great wine pairing from their ‘liquid list.’ For added local flare, peruse the art installation on their walls by Slate Fine Art Gallery.
We recommend: The Quill Creek Bison Striploin
Visit the Fat Badger for a locally-owned pub experience anytime between lunch to late night. Come for the live music and pool. Stay for the menu, which features no deep-fried foods and the use of local ingredients wherever possible.
We recommend: The Badger Philly
Wild Sage celebrates the farmer to chef relationship utilizing fresh, local ingredients paired with traditions drawn from our cultrually diverse heritage.
We recommend: The Chicken Avocado Wrap
Located at Saskatchewan Science Centre, Skye is the perfect place to bring the family for a great taste of Regina over lunch. Chef Milton and his team will treat your taste buds with their selection of locally-inspired dishes. Some of their herbs and veggies are even grown on site! Skye is also working on a dinner menu. Keep an eye out for that. After brunch, be sure to hit up the Science Centre and learn something new!
We recommend: The Braised Pork Belly Bao or Skye Bowl
Take Home the Local Flavour:
Prefer to cook your own meals, but still want them to have a local taste? Consider placing an online order for ingredients from Local & Fresh. They source products from a wide variety of producers in the area and will bring your items to you!
The Regina Farmers’ Market offers an impressive line up of consistent, local vendors. You’ll find fresh farm-to-table items of all varieties. From baking to preserves to veggies to meats and even treats for your furry friends—find them all at the market. We’re also happy to share that the Regina Farmers’ Market is now open year-round! Visit their website to find their seasonal locations.
Whether you’re hosting an event in Regina or looking for a grab-and-go meal for yourself, check out Walnuts Catering. They offer menus for a variety of occasions and group sizes. We are also inspired by their commitment to using local ingredients in their meal preparation.
Saltine recently opened their own storefront and business has been booming! People love Saltine’s handmade sourdough loaves and pastries. Taste the local grains and flours that enhance Saltine’s products from producers like R&J Milling and Daybreak Mills. After all, Saskatchewan is known as ‘the bread basket of the world.’ Visit Saltine Baking Company’s website to discover partners in the community that serve Saltine’s products as part of their own menus.
Make It With Help:
Cooking rookies and experts unite! Scoolhaus Culinary Arts is bringing fun to the kitchen and you are invited to join in. Register for a class and discover talents you may not have known you had. Their extensive list of classes and options ensure that there is something for everyone, no matter their skill level in the kitchen. The ingredients list often features local highlights. Visit their website to see what’s cooking while you’re here.
Did you know that sourdough breads are much easier for your body to digest? That makes learning to make them at home sound like a great idea! Join Saltine Baking Company as they offer workshops on a variety of topics and teach you how to utilize local grains in your baking. Our favourite is the naturally leavened pizza and beer workshop, but we’ll let you choose for yourself.
Skye Café and Bistro is known for their commitment to local ingredients (they even grow some of them right in their bistro!). It’s never too early to start including your children in the kitchen and teaching them the importance of quality food. Chef Milton and his team have designed culinary classes for young minds from ages 5-8. Make a day of it by taking in the Saskatchewan Science Centre (located right next door) and an IMAX film following the class.