Tucked away in the little community of Whitemouth, the Spicy Radish Cafe is a cute little eatery with really great food. I stumbled upon this restaurant years ago when they were still located in Elma, and was happy to see it remain in the same general area when it relocated. It is a great location to stop at when out exploring the Whiteshell area.
There are several ways to get to the Spicy Radish from Winnipeg and they will take approximately 1 hr and 20 mins from downtown Winnipeg. Heading North on 59 and then East on 44 will take you past Birds Hill Park and through Beausejour. Heading straight East on hwy 15 is another route, and a great way to go if it’s strawberry picking season because there are some nice places to pick Strawberries at in the Elma area! Either route you decide to take, keep an eye out for wildlife – it is common to see deer, bears and other wildlife in these areas.
The Spicy Radish offers a great selection of fresh, homemade meals made with locally grown and produced food. (Even their coffee is made locally in Elma by Trails End Coffee). You can call ahead and order takeout if you’re in a hurry or want to grab some food to take on a picnic. Their burgers are great (double bacon spicy radish burger, oh my gosh – SO good!), but I personally am a diehard fan of their chicken ciabatta sandwich served with either their beet or spinach salad. They often have dinner specials which can be found on their website or facebook page, and please note that they are closed on Tuesdays.
What I love the most about this little gem? They are constantly seeking new ways to reduce their environmental footprint and proudly state that they are not only running a business but building a special place in the communities that built them. In their words “We believe in the future of our community and are committed to treat it with care.” ❤️