Local makers and shakers

Manitoba retailers and makers offering pickup and delivery

Henry's Hobby Shop, Decadence Chocolates, Patent 5 Distillery and Across the Board Game Café are all offering city-wide delivery and/or curbside pickup this holiday season.

Winnipeg is under lockdown, but there are plenty of ways to shop local and support small businesses when holiday shopping. While some restaurants and retailers require a credit card, some stores will offer the ability to pay with cash or debit with pickup, from a safe distance, or by tapping the credit card through a window. 

1. Tara Davis Boutique

Curbside pickup 
246 McDermot Ave.

Homemade and local goods

Contact Davis through Instagram for a video tour of this local shop. Orders are also available through Instagram direct message or email.

2. Out of the Blue

City-wide delivery and curbside pickup 
102 Osborne St.

Clothing and housewares

This Winnipeg staple is offering online ordering through their website. They understand that it might be hard to guess what size is right, so they have included size references based on what makes their employees feel their best.

3. The Locals

City-wide delivery and curbside pickup
196 Osborne St.

Clothes, housewares and more 

This store exclusively sells items from local makers. Orders can be made over the phone or through their website.

4. Whodunit New and Used Mystery Bookstore

City-wide delivery and curbside pickup
163 Lilac St.

New and used books

Orders can be made through the website or by calling the store. City-wide delivery is available, but tap debit can be made available through the window with a curbside pickup.

5.  Henry’s Hobby Shop

City-wide delivery 


Local 91-year-old crafter Henry “Hobbie” Neufeld makes beautiful handcrafted pieces of art from reclaimed wood, including clocks, candleholders and vases. All sales are done through Instagram. Current pieces for sale are noted in the account highlights. DM to place an order.

6. Acorns and Oak Trees


Upcycled teddy bears and gifts

Pam Stemmer creates unique teddy bears, mittens, slippers and decor from reclaimed textiles. Sloths and teddys and whales, oh my, these guys are cute. Custom memory bears are also available for order. 

7. Decadence Chocolates

City-wide delivery and curbside pickup
70 Sherbrook St.


Chocolatier Helen Staines’ artisan chocolate shop is a delicious array of safer fare like milk-chocolate Santas to a more adventurous chilli chocolate bar with pop rocks. They also sell very tasty hot chocolate bombs and ice cream, all made in-house.  Orders can be made through their website or over the phone.

8. Ellement Wine + Spirits

City-wide delivery and curbside pickup
Located at The Forks Market


Orders made before noon have same-day delivery. They carry a large selection of domestic and imported wines.

9. Patent 5 Distillery

City-wide delivery
108 Alexander Ave.

Alcohol and spirits 

Patent 5 makes premium small-batch spirits, including a delicious Manitoba Berry Gin, Blood Orange Cordial and Purple Hibiscus Gin, all whipped up in their Exchange District distillery. Delivery runs Wednesdays through Saturdays from 4 to 8 p.m.

10. Across the Board Game Café

City-wide delivery and curbside pickup
211 Bannatyne Ave.

Board games

The dining room is closed, but the game store is fully open. There is a large selection of games to choose from online, or you can call the store to see what they have in stock. You can also create a wishlist to share with a certain someone.

Published in Volume 75, Number 11 of The Uniter (November 26, 2020)

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