A MultiCultural Destination for your Food & Beauty Needs

We sell food and beauty products from around the world, specializing in African, Italian, and greek products

Feature Items

Safou in the Produce section, and Funbact-A cream in the store again.  We also have a talented young African Barber available to cut men’s hair.

Fresh Produce
Italian/European Deli
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Hair & Beauty
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Packaged & Dry Goods
Frozen Foods

Quality Imports

Akin’s International Foods is an African, Caribbean and European Supermarket located in Winnipeg carrying a wide range of popular African and Caribbean food and beauty products. We proudly serve the vibrant ethnic community throughout Winnipeg with a variety of ethnic imported foods and goods

Friendly Service

Our group of dedicated and enthusiastic employees will be happy to welcome you to our unique destination and serve your needs. Our store offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere that encourages the celebration of diversity. Feel free to ask any of our "helpers" to find you anything you need!

Great Selection

We proudly offer a variety of premium, high quality delicious items that can be hard to find in standard grocery stores! We also offer wholesale products for many customers throughout Canada.

Come visit us for hard to find African and Caribbean produce items! Yam, Waakye Leaves, Okra, Plantain and Hot Peppers are just a few of the items that are stocked daily alongside standard Grocery Produce
  • Fresh Veggies: spinach, cassava leave, jute leave, Ewedu, locust bean (ire), bell pepper , Habanero pepper, bitter leave, yam , cassava, plantain
  • Frozen Meats/Fish:  ( Cow skin ( pomp) all kind of fish , goat meat,  cow feet, tripes (saki), hard chicken , oxtail, and other specialties meat parts.)
  • Fresh & Frozen Veggies: spinach, cassava leave, jute leave, Ewedu, locust bean (ire), bell pepper , Habanero pepper, bitter leave, yam , cassava, plantain
  • Quick meal / Beverages: ( palm wine ,soft drink/pop, malts, origin, noodles, bournvita, milo, custard, sardine, evaporated milk , powder Milk, cereal  
  • Seasoning, Spices and Oil: ( palm oil, afar, pepper soup spices, locust beans, mellon (egos), maggi, know, cray fish , hot powder pepper
  • Grains & Flours:  ( rice , bean, semolina, Gari ,pounded yam, yam/ plantain flour, corn and wheat flour, fufu
  • Can Products
  • Italian and Greek Food & Meats: ( Pasta, cheese, bread, oil and seasoning, teas and coffee, beans, nuts, broth, fresh panini,  can tomato product, cookies, candies, picked veggies , wide varieties of  product from Goya, cedar, Valli ,kris, Aurora
  • Deli/Meat Shop: Italian meats, sausages, sandwiches , cheeses

The beauty department supplies
– Hair supplies   (   all kinds of hair wigs & extensions, cream , shampoo, and accessaries)
– Body Creams , lotion and soap,  for all Ages
– make up for every colour and shade of skin.   
– African clothes such as lace, Ankara, and scarf , hat , readymade cloth bags and shoes.
– Jewelry ( Real gold and gold plated
– Unsex Hair Salon
– Muslim prayer accesseries

Boxes of Tomatoes At
Boxes of Bell Pepper @ $30
Box of Habanero pepper @$35

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other Services

Here are some of the services we offer to our patrons in addition to providing quality foods and  products at a low cost


Hair & Beauty Salon

Our health & beauty section offers a variety of quality beauty products and salon for all kinds with cultural diversity in mind.

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Special Orders

We arrange special orders of products not carried in the store upon request

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Money Transfers

We offer low cost International Money Transfers and Agent of Ria Money Transfers.
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Beauty is Our Business

We feature a Beauty Salon and large selection of quality beauty products for all bodies and ages. The beauty department carries hair supplies (all kinds of hair wigs & extensions, cream, shampoo, and accessaries), as well as body creams, lotion and soap for all ages, and make up for every colour and shade of skin. We carry African clothes such as lace, Ankara, scarfs, hats, readymade cloth bags and shoes. We also have a beautiful selection of Jewelry (Real gold and gold plated) Please visit us and let us help you find what you’re looking for.

Great selection

The 6,500-square-foot space is now supplying customers with groceries, deli foods and beauty supplies. Then there are the colourful African clothes and shoes. “And here we have hijabs for our Muslim customers,” says Nigerian-Canadian owner Elizabeth Lawal. On the grocery side near the deli, check out the multicoloured straw mats — they can be used as prayer mats (Akin’s also sells gold prayer bells) or replace a picnic blanket at a barbecue.


Joy Belton

Store Manager

Nino Davito

Deli & Butcher

Helen Newete

Hair & Beauty

Anne Ogidan

Hair & Beauty

Anil Matthew Jacob

Deli & Butcher

Visit us today

Stop by anytime and visit us in Little Africa for a multicultural experience

Working hours

Monday - Friday - 9:30 am - 7:00 pm Saturday - 8.30 am -7:00 pm
Sunday - 12 noon - 6:00 pm

We are here

550 Sargent Avenue
Phone: 204-779-8666
Fax: 204-505-8119
Email: info@akinsgroup.ca