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New Restaurants Open at James Richardson Airport

March 2, 2016 9:19 AM | News


UrbanCave is one of five new restaurant options available to travellers at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport. (WAA)

WINNIPEG — Travellers to Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport now have some new options to satisfy their appetite before taking to the skies.

New restaurants include Freshii, True Burger, Prairie Bistro and Skylights Lounge. United States-bound travellers can dine at UrbanCrave, featuring a newly-extended bar area with additional seating. All of the new food options are post-security.

“Initial feedback from travellers and airport staff about the new restaurants and enhanced seating areas has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Barry Rempel, president and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority.

The WAA partnered with SSP America on the new line up of restaurants.

What’s new?


Freshii (WAA)

Freshii: The brainchild of Winnipeg-born Matthew Corrin, Freshii offers passengers fresh and nutritious meal choices that energize those on the go. Emphasizing the right foods, Freshii provides meals and snacks that help customers live their best life. From salads to wraps, noodle and rice bowls, burritos to soups and more, the Freshii menu offers the passengers of YWG affordable, convenient and healthy options.

UrbanCrave: Recognizing early on that “street food” was enjoying a renaissance across North America, SSP America created UrbanCrave, a brand that brought the first “street eats” to the airport arena. UrbanCrave became an instant hit in the travel industry, winning the Airport Revenue News “Best New Food & Beverage Concept” award in 2012. UrbanCrave combines classic street food options full of fun, originality and powerful taste.

True Burger

True Burger (WAA)

True Burger: A modern burger joint serving classic burgers and crispy French fries, True Burger offers the convenience of a fast casual restaurant combined with high-quality ingredients including naturally raised beef in their patties. At True Burger Co, passengers can savour a well-made burger and cold drink while waiting for their flight to take off.

Prairie Bistro

Prairie Bistro (WAA)

Prairie Bistro: With a nod to the breadbasket of Canada, Prairie Bistro offers passengers a diverse and hearty menu sure to please every palate, all hours of the day. Breakfast includes a satisfying bowl of oatmeal, pancakes or skillet scramblers. Lunch and dinner options include a variety of starters and small plates such as a Prairie Salad, Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip and Loaded Cheese Fries. Entrees include Herb Chicken and a variety of burgers and sandwiches designed for flavour and comfort.

Skylights Lounge

Skylights Lounge (WAA)

Skylights Lounge: Conveniently located right next to Prairie Bistro, Skylights Lounge is a relaxing place to kick back, enjoy a cocktail or order from the Prairie Bistro menu. In addition to beer and wine, a cocktail menu is served from the central bar. With abundant seating, Skylights Lounge is an ideal spot for a quick drink or leisurely meal.