Neechi Commons- Come For Lunch

neechi commons winnipegI’ve been eating lunch regularly at Neechi Commons at 865 Main Street. A number of schools I serve as a faculty advisor for the university are in the area.  neechi commons restaurantI’ve discovered it’s a great place to go for lunch. The commons is an Aboriginal owned and operated cooperative and contains not only a restaurantgrocery store neechi commons but also a grocery store where I often stop after my school visits to pick up items I need for supper .art store neechi commonsThere is also an art store called……..

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Neechi Niche.waiter nichee commons winnipeg

The waiters are friendly, helpful and polite and the food at Niche Commons is always good. I especially enjoy the homemade soups.  beef barley soup neechi commonsLast week I had a delicious cream of cauliflower and yesterday’s special was a beef barley. The bannock is wonderful and so are the salads.  wild rice salad niche commonsYesterday I tried the wild rice salad.  The restaurant has a full menu with all kinds of burgers and breakfast items as well. 

Winding Staircase Leading to the Restaurant

Winding Staircase Leading to the Restaurant

Neechi means friend/sister/brother in Cree and Ojibwa.

Kitchen at Neechi Commons

Kitchen at Neechi Commons

Neechi Commons is the largest commercial employer of First Nations and Metis people. More than 50 people are employed by the store and the art shop represents the work of some 40 artists. 

The tables are decorated with stones and little pine logs

Tables are decorated with stones and little pine logs

If you’ve never been to Neechi Commons you should really drop in.  But if you come for lunch come early. The place is often packed. neechi commons

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