An emporium is a business that sells a variety of goods — and the Whytewold Emporium truly earns its name! Located south of Winnipeg Beach in Whytewold, on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba’s Interlake Region, there’s something for everyone at this popular summer stop.

The Emporium Restaurant is best known for two items on its menu: their wood fired pizza and crepes. The crepes though are more than your average fare — in fact, they’re made in the tradition of a region in France.

Trivia Question

Can you guess what region in France is best known for its crepe specialty? (Check your answer by clicking on the Emporium’s Crepes tab above.)

Crepes at the Whytewold Emporium near Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Crepes at the Whytewold Emporium near Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Emporium Restaurant makes its crepes in the tradition of the Brittany region in France, where they’re a specialty.

While the recipe for their crepes is important, the equipment also plays a role. From traditional imported cast iron griddles, to the beachwood tools used for flipping the crepes, the Emporium focuses on getting it all just right for guests.

And I can say that my crepe was more than “just right” — it was amazing. I must admit that I’m a crepe lover no matter how they’re made, but even if you aren’t there’s likely one you’ll enjoy here. I’d ordered the special of the day, a banana creme crepe, but they have many different temptations. You can order everything from a Drunken Whytewold Chicken crepe that’s stuffed with wine marinated chicken, to the Heritage crepe with feta, spinach and herbs.

You can even watch while they make it!

Cooking crepes at Whytewold  Emporium near Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Cooking crepes at Whytewold Emporium near Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Whytewold Emporium plant display.

Whytewold Emporium plant display.

The Whytewold Emporium Greenhouse & Garden Centre is another reason that people make the drive from Winnipeg to visit. With everything from popular types of bedding plants to unique annuals and perennials, the sights and smells of the greenhouse are amazing (even if you’re just looking — like I was). And of course, they sell all of the accessories everyone with a green thumb could need.

They also have a variety of other items including antiques and leather goods, along with various types of jewelry.

Even if you’re not a shopper, you may enjoy their evening entertainment if you’re visiting Winnipeg Beach this summer! Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor about Whytewold Emporium.

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