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Gluten-Free Specials @ Route 14 Sooke
Dec 16 all-day

Fine food, casual atmosphere and great music.  Eat, drink, listen and relax.

Route 14 offers daily specials that are gluten-free or can be adapted to gluten-free!

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Enjoy them with your favourite gluten-free brew – Bard’s Beer!

6686 Sooke Road (see map) • route14sooke.com • Facebook • Instagram • 778-352-1414 • Celiac Scene Review

If you’re visiting Vancouver Island for the first time – Route 14 Pub is your last chance to dine gluten free before you surf Jordan River, trek the West Coast Trail, party in Port Renfrew or drive the Pacific Marine Route to Lake Cowichan. Find Route 14 at the corner of Sooke Road and Townsend.

Reservations Recommended!

It doesn’t get any better than the testimony of a diagnosed celiac, cycling through Sooke with miles to go before he sleeps!

  • “Just had a great gluten-free meal at Route 14 in Sooke. Awesome menu with gluten-free notations and a great chef that isn’t afraid to use spices. I ordered a Morroccan Korma dish that was so good I asked for a spoon so I would not waste a drop. Owner Stew was a great host – well aware and talked to the chef immediately when I had a question about soup of the day. My small intestine can verify this is the best restaurant I have been to in months! I am celiac, diagnosed just 7 months ago, and I am absolutely confident this establishment is on the ball!”

Route 14 Sooke – Gluten-Free Offerings

Light Fare 

  • Charcuterie Board – Chef’s selection of Artisan Meats, Fine Cheeses, House-mixed Olives & Red Pepper Sweet Corn Relish

 Soups and Salads

  • Soup of the Day – Ask your server whether their Chef-inspired Daily Creation is gluten free. Cup or Bowl
  • Seasonal Organic Greens – Toasted Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds, Sun-dried Cranberries, Cucumber, Heirloom Tomatoes, Capriny Goat Cheese, Honey Balsamic Dressing
  • Roast Carrot & Grapefruit Salad (GF) – Roast Baby Carrots & Grapefruit Slices, Arugala, Crumbled Cashews, Capriny Goat Cheese, Vegetable Chips, Orange Ginger Vinaigrette
  • Add to any Salad – Butter Prawns, Char Grilled Chicken Breast or Pan Seared Salmon

Daily Fare

Gluten-Free Reuben Route 14

Route 14’s Famous Gluten-Free Reuben

  • House Burger – 6oz Fresh Angus Chuck Beef Burger, Smoked Cheddar, Sundried Tomato Aioli, Caramelized Onions, Lettuce, Tomato & Pickle, Brioche Bun – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Chicken Burger – Char Grilled 5oz Chicken Breast, Havarti Cheese, Sundried Tomato Aioli, Olive Tapenade, Lettuce & Tomato, Brioche Bun – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Veggie Burger – 6oz Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Fresh Herb Quinoa House made Patty, Capriny Goat Cheese, Sundried Tomato Aioli, Roast Red Pepper & Corn Relish, Lettuce & Tomato – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Chef’s Club Sandwich – Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Cheddar, Maple Bacon, Avocado Aioli, Lettuce & Tomato – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Route 14 Reuben – Montreal Corned Beef Brisket stacked with Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Dijon Aioli – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Roast Beef Melt – AAA Seasoned Roast Beef, Gruyere Cheese, Carmelized Onions, Horseradish Aioli, Pretzel Sub – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Add ons – Maple Bacon, Side Gravy or Free Range Fried Egg

Dinner – After 5pm

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  • Curried Vegetable Korma (GF) – A Traditional mildly spiced, savory Curry with a Cashew Coconut Masala base, Seasonal Vegetables & Basmati Rice (Add Chicken or Prawns)
  • Chef’s Signature Paella (GF) – Mussels, Prawns, Fresh Fish, Chicken, Chorizo Sausage, Basmati Rice and Seasonal Vegetables, Spicy Saffron Tomato Sauce
  • Free Range Chicken (GF) – Pan Fried Semi Boneless Chicken Breast stuffed with Herbed Capriny Goat Cheese & wrapped in Prosciutto. Sweet Corn & Red Pepper Risotto, Sundried Tomato Demi
  • Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin (GF) – Cajun Rubbed Organic Pork Tenderloin, Whipped Roast Garlic Potato, Seasonal Vegetables, Maple Rosemary Demi, Curried Apple Gastrique\
  • Wild BC Salmon (GF) – Pan-Seared Wild Pacific Salmon, Sundried Cranberry & Toasted Pumpkin Seed Quinoa Pilaf, Seasonal Vegetables, Apple Ginger Gastrique
  • Brome Lake Duck (GF) – Pan roasted Duck Breast, Potato Gratin, Seasonal Vegetables, Port Wine Demi
  • Bard's BeerRoast Lamb Sirloin (GF) – Lemon Dijon Marinated Fresh Lamb, Whipped Roast Garlic Potato, Seasonal Vegetables, Mint Demi
  • 10oz AAA Sterling Silver Striploin (GF) – Our Char Grilled Peppercorn Crusted Striploin is chosen from the top 12% of all AAA Certified Beef. This perfectly cut Steak is grilled to your specifications & served with Potato Gratin, Seasonal Vegetables & Madagascar Green Peppercorn Whiskey Demi

Dessert  Ask about their ever-changing Dessert Menu
Children – Rainbow Bread Grilled Cheese with Salad – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
Beverages

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Today’s Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery in Victoria • Courtenay • Parksville
Dec 16 all-day
Rawthentic Daily Specials reduced

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Enjoy Rawthentic Eatery’s Rotating Specials Every Day of the Week!

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Check out Bulk Order Desserts on special … an in-store order sheet is available near the till.

View Rawthentic Eatery’s Complete Menu here!

New store hours for the cooler months:

  • Victoria: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 7:30 • Sat 9:30 – 7:30 • Sun 10 – 7 
  • Courtenay: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 7:00 • Sat 10 – 6 • Sun 10 – 7 
  • Parksville: Mon-Sat 9 – 7  

Rawthentic Eatery Skip the Dishes

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VICTORIA Rawthentic Eatery is pleased to announce a partnership with ‘Skip the Dishes!’ If you you live in the Victoria area you can order food and have it deliver to your work place, home or even while you are waiting in a line up just about anywhere in their delivery radius for a small fee! If you spend $20 or more, the delivery is FREE.   If it is your first time using skip the dish, put HUNGRY into the promo code and you will get a $7 credit on your first order (minimum $15 order).

COURTENAY Rawthentic Eatery – Enjoy healthy happy food to you at your work place, home or if you are stuck in a line up. All you have to do is call Rawthentic at 250-338-0571, order your food and before you know it, it’s time to eat healthy, delicious food.  There is a delivery fee of $4.50 for this service BUT if you order $35 or more in food the delivery fee is FREE.  Stuck at work and want a smoothie but don’t have enough time to drive and get it, no problem, just talk a handful of your co-workers into getting a smoothie too and we will deliver them to you for FREE.  At home and vegging out to a good series but also have a craving for some veggies…no problem…hit pause and call Rawthentic.  Whatever your situation is, we can be there for you.

NEW Location! Parksville! Rawthentic’s great gluten-free, dairy-free, raw, vegan food can now be found at 144 Morison Avenue. (250) 586-4406 Learn more  here.


Rawthentic has created a CLEANSE GUIDE BOOK and is making it available for FREE. 10 pages of exclusive information will help you make transitional changes with your diet.  Tips on how to detoxify comfortably, how to snack properly, and how to heal (lose weight) without compromise.

Email [email protected] with ‘Please Send the Guide Book’ in the subject line and it will be emailed to you.


Online Shopping!  

At Both of our locations, Courtenay and Victoria, we are introducing our new website, and with that we are beginning an excellent online grocery shopping experience.

How it works:

  • STEP 1 – You Pre-order and pre-pay
  • STEP 2 – We add your request to our next order.
  • STEP 3 – We contact you once it has arrived and pass on substantial savings.

Follow Rawthentic’s Facebook Page to be the first to know about their weekly specials!

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 9:30am-8pm • Sunday 9am-7pm

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VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down. (Selection may vary)

  • ON THE RUN? Choose from a variety of dishes made fresh daily ready-to-go to make your trip into Rawthentic faster. REAL! FOOD! FAST!

Click here to learn about Rawthentic Eatery’s Bulk Grocery Program (scroll down for poster)
Shop Rawthentic’s Online Store for Victoria • Shop Rawthentic’s Online Store for Courtenay
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Rawthentic Facts

Rawthentic Smoothie Boosters

  • Everything is made fresh in house with real food … no fillers, preservatives or refined food.
  • Sauces are made fresh every day using nuts, seeds, cold pressed olive oil and hemp as their base.
  • Wraps are made in-house, dehydrated at 115˚ to keep enzymes alive and made with only ground flax and vegetables.
  • Rawthentic’s  almond mylk is made fresh every day.
  • Most of the to-go containers, straws, cutlery are made with corn so they are biodegradable.
  • Apple juice is cold pressed and unpasteurized – in other words, juiced right off the tree.
  • Rawthentic smoothie boosters are real, unprocessed super foods: chia (perfect anti-oxidant and intestinal cleanser), hemp hearts (big protein boost), goji (anti-oxidant and high in protein), acai (high anti-oxidant and energy boost), maca (energy boost)

Rawthentic Catering

Rawthentic caters …. click to learn more

Rawthentic Caters

  •  Count on Rawthentic’s raw food catering service for your important occasion – social or business – for up to 200 guests for weddings, birthdays, dinner parties and corporate events. See what our inspiring, healthy, eye-catching raw food can bring to your event from wedding and birthday cakes or any other raw delight that you can think of!  Get in touch with their knowledgeable raw food experts. Learn more …

About the Owner

  • Not only is Bill Hadikin the owner of Rawthentic – he’s their best customer. He has been enjoying vegan raw food since 2004 when he went through a personal journey discovering health in his life. He lost over 50lbs of weight in the process while feeling amazing. “Don’t just eat it ‘cause it tastes good … learn why it is good for you at the same time.” Learn more …

Rawthentic Smoothies

Rawthentic Smoothies

  • ANTI-OXIDANT
    • Coconut Water, Acai, Goji, Chia, Dates, Spinach, Blueberries, Lemon
  • GLOWING GODDESS
    • Apple Juice, Hemp, Dates, Banana, Vanilla, Sour Cherry, Raspberries
  • KALE’licious
    • Apple Juice, Dates, Pear, Kale, Ginger,Raspberry
  • ZENERGY
    • Coconut Water, Spirulina, Chia, Hemp, Dates, Spinach, Blueberries
  • BERRY BUNNY
    • Carrot Juice Blackberry, Hemp, Vanilla, Dates, Banana
  • MANGO LIME ZINGER
    • Apple Juice, Dates, Banana, Mango, Spinach, Lime, Ginger
  • HAWAIIAN SUNSET
    • Apple Juice, Coconut, Chia, Dates, Strawberries & Pineapple

Rawthentic Juices

Rawthentic Juices

  • BEET TREAT
    • Beets, Carrot, Apple, Ginger, Lemon
    • LOVE & LIGHT
    • Orange, Lemon, Apple, Ginger, Turmeric
  • GREEN & CLEAN
    • Kale, Cukes, Celery, Ginger, Apple, Lemon

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  • SKINNY DIP
    • Apple, Pear, Lemon, Ginger
  • WHEATGRASS COCKTAIL
    • Apple, Carrot, Wheatgrass
    • Add Kambucha to any juice for free!
  • KAMBUCHA-ON-TAP

Rawthentic Salads

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  • MEDITERANEAN QUINOA SALAD
    • Quinoa, spinach, tomatoes, Kalamata olives beets, peppers, balsamic vinaigrette
  • CHIC’UN CAEZAR SALAD
    • Romaine, Chic`un` patty, caezar dressing, brazil nut parm and garlic bread
  • RAWTHENTIC SALAD
    • Spring Mix, carrots, beets, tomatoes, cukes, peppers, sprouts, hemp, Balsamic dressing
  • PAD THAI SALAD
    • Zucchini and kelp noodles, almonds, greens cashews, peppers, almond Thai dressing
  • FIESTA  SALAD
    • Romaine, mixed hemp dressing, tomato, pepper, falafel, nacho nut cheese, olives
  • BUILD YOUR OWN BASIC SALAD
    • Base, 3 toppings and dressing of choice

Rawthentic Wraps
Rawthentic Wraps

  • WARRIOR WRAP
    • Falafel, beet, carrot, sprout, spring mix, cashew hummus, mixed dressing
  • AVOCADO SANDWICH WRAP
    • Creamy cashew dill dressing, cucumbers, tomato, sprout, spring mix, avocado, salt, pepper, cayenne
  • CHIPOTLE BURRITO WRAP
    • Romaine, Chipotle veggies, peppers, brown basmati rice tomato, and pumpkin taco meat spread
  • PESTO CHIC’UN WRAP
    • Pesto, sundried tomato, chic’un’ patty, cucumbers, spring mix, Caesar dressing
  • GREEK WRAP
    • Wrap, Tzatziki, quinoa, falafel, tomato, spinach, olives, cucumbers, peppers
  • CURRY WRAP
    • Creamy dill, brown basmati rice, falafel ball, spinach, marinated veggies, curry sauce, tomatoes

Rawthentic Bowls
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  • GODDESS BOWL
    • Basmati, spring mix, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, sprouts, sesame dressing
  • NAMASTE BOWL
    • Basmati rice, spring mix, curry veggies, tomatoes, carrots, curry sauce, Creamy Dill Kale chip crumble
  • CLEANSE SALAD
    • Spring Mix, carrots, beets, tomatoes, cukes, peppers, sprouts, hemp, Balsamic dressing
  • TSAMURAI BOWL
    • Basmati rice, Chic’un patty, spring mix, teriyaki veggies, teriyaki dressing, carrots, red peppers, sesame seeds
  • CARRIBA BOWL
    • Basmati rice, romaine, chipotle veggies, Chipotle sauce, avocado, tomatoes, carrots, kale chip crumble
  • PORTABELLA PESTO PASTA BOWL
    • Zucchini noodles, walnut meatballs, tomatoes walnut pesto, spinach, brazil nut parm, chives

Rawthentic Desserts! Let the pictures speak for themselves! 

Rawthentic Desserts


Canadian Celiac AssociationIs wheatgrass okay for celiacs?
The Canadian Celiac Association advises, “Wheat grass doesn’t contain any gluten protein and it is usually harvested before any seeds develop. The concern has always been that their might be seeds accidentally mixed in. Some manufacturers have started to test their products and can produce wheat or barley grass in a way that is not contaminated with gluten. Look for a product that is marked “gluten free” to be sure the manufacturer has considered the issue.”

A la Carte Sunday Breakfast @ Six Mile Pub
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Breakfast at Six Mile Pub! ‘GF’ means ‘Great Food that is Gluten Free!’

Sunday Breakfast Menu

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Six Mile Pub pulls out all the gluten-free stops – every Sunday! Gluten-free hotcake stack, eggs benedict, omelettes, hash browns and amazing desserts! Gear up with a Mimosa, a Caesar or even a gluten-free Bard’s Beer! Gots Kids? Ask to be seated in the Family Room and order from the Kids Menu!

  • TESTIMONIAL:  Just had dinner last night at the 6 Mile Pub on Old Island Highway. Wow! I have eaten here before but was amazed again at the GF menu selection, presentation, deliciousness, and the feeling of safety eating there. We went with another family and it was so awesome that I could share food with others who easily ordered GF even though they aren’t Celiac because there is just so many good things to choose from. The calamari is the best I have had anywhere. All the deserts were gluten free. How is this possible I wondered? I asked the waitress and she told me the chef is Celiac! We need more Celiac chefs that are this creative!! I this has got to be best restaurant for dinner for Celiacs in the Victoria area.

Find Six Mile Pub at 494 Old Island Highway in View Royal, British Columbia • 250-478-3121 • Free Parking • Accessible • Six Mile PubFacebookTwitter • Instagram

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Six Mile Pub Believes in Great Food that Happens to be Gluten Free! 

Six Mile Pub Gluten-Free Guarantee

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The 160 year-old View Royal pub that served the Gold Rush has set the gold standard for gluten free! Pub fare created with culinary flare, Six Mile is proud to serve ‘SIX-Nature’ chicken wings, deep-fried fish and – wait for it –  safe french fries & yam fries cooked in a dedicated deep fryer!

Six Mile Pub’s Red Seal Chefs and their protégées pride themselves on meeting the needs of celiac diners and  anyone with sensitivities i.e. dairy, soy, nuts or shellfish.

The kudos continue  – it is not necessary to call ahead to announce a gluten-free diner, but those with additional sensitivities will be treated like royalty if you let the chefs know at 250-478-3121. They’ve yet to meet an allergy they have not been able to accommodate.

There’s a cozy corner,  a sun-drenched patio or a pool table just right for you. Families are welcome with a menu made with the celiac child in mind. The family room, open daily until 9pm also makes a great space for group functions.


Six Mile Pizza.

Gluten-free pizza is a Happy Hour feature everyday from 3 – 5pm made with Six Mile’s Signature Sourdough Crust.

Six Mile Pub Gluten-Free Bun

Six Mile produces its own light and fluffy gluten-free buns with a Celiac Scene Approved Secret Ingredient!


DID YOU KNOW?

  • That all the Pastas, Breads and Corn Tortilla Chips we serve are made fresh, right here in our own kitchen.
  • That we keep our own Honey Bees in our Riverside Culinary Garden and Apiary to produce pure, unpasteurised honey for our Bar syrups and desserts.
  • That one of our goals is to foster a healthier community by serving only wild Ocean-Wise seafood, “Drug-Free” meats and Organic produce wherever possible and practical.
  • That it is important to us to help sustain the Local Economy by providing local employment and purchasing from Local farms such as Parry Bay Sheep Farm, Laughing Ducks Farm and Saanich Organics.
  • That because of the purity of our food, many of our guests with Food Allergies and Sensitivities are now able to enjoy a proper “restaurant” meal.
  • That we long for the day when ALL our Guests will already know that EVERYTHING we serve is made from scratch, on-site, and that we will no longer need to use terms like “house-made” and “fresh” to describe our food.

Gluten-Free Buffet @ Royal Spice Indian Restaurant
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Royal SpiceEnjoy a delicious gluten-free Northern Indian buffet from 11am to 3pm, 7 days per week for just $13.99! Guaranteed to satisfy. You can also order your favourite East Indian dishes from their comprehensive menu – 90% gluten-free. . Gluten-free items clearly noted on menu. Dedicated deep fryer. Pure heaven for East Indian aficionados!

Find them at 815 Cloverdale Ave (in the Designer Shoe Warehouse / HomeSense Mall.) See map.

Watch the Buffet Video!

Royal Spice Buffet

Royal Spice embraces the spirit of true Indian Cuisine with a mix of both traditional & inventive new takes on this beloved ethnic cuisine. Their team of chefs strive to give us our best gluten-free experience of Indian flavor. Enjoy authentic Indian cooking in a casual, family friendly environment. Learn more about Royal Spice

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Gluten-Free Starters
Royal Spice Veg-Pakora

  • Vegetable Pakora – Cauliflower, potato, onions, spinach, carrots deep fried in chickpea flour batter
  • Onion Bhaija – Deep Fried Onion Slices marinated with Chickpea batter
  • Aloo Tikka Chaat – Crispy potato patties served with chickpea masala
  • Gobhi Garlic – Crispy fried cauliflower tossed with garlic
  • Paneer Pakora – Batter fried cottage cheese served with mint sauce
  • Chicken Pakora – Batter fried boneless chicken served with mint sauce
  • Chicken Wings – Overnight marinated chicken wings finished in clay oven or sautéd with spices, served with mint and yogurt chutney
  • Fish Pakora – Batter fried fish served with mint sauce
  • Calamari Pakora – Crispy fried calamari served with mint sauce
  • Curried Mussels – Mussels simmered in onion sauce

Royal Spice Dal Soup Gluten-Free Soups

  • Dal – Lentil based soup
  • Tomato – Lentil based soup  with tomato
  • Vegetable – Mélange of vegetables flavored with coconut milk
  • Muligatawny – Lentil & Chicken based soup with fresh herbs & spices

Gluten-Free Salads

  • Lachha Onion, Garden Green, Kachumber and Caesar Salads

Gluten-Free Vegetarian Curries

  • Dal Makhani – Black lentil simmered overnight on slow charcoal fire finished with cream & butter
  • Dal Tadka – Yellow lentil tempered cumin seeds & chillies
  • Kadhi Pakora – A combination of dumpling in gram flour curry
  • Bhindi Masala – Ladyfinger cooked with onions, Indian spices & herbs

Royal Spice Dal Makhani

  • Aloo Gobhi – Fresh cauliflower & potatoes cooked with onion & tomatoes
  • Palak Kofta – Spinach & vegetable dumplings served in creamy spinach sauce
  • Mix Vegetable – Mélange of vegetables cooked with Indian spices & herbs
  • Vegetable Vindaloo – Mélange of vegetables cooked with tangy tamarind based ginger & spice blend
  • Eggplant Bharta (Seasoned Roasted Eggplant) – Mashed Eggplant cooked with peas, onion & tomato
  • Chana Masala – A favourite dish from North India has chickpeas cooked with herbs & spices
  • Shahi Paneer – Cottage cheese cubes cooked in cashew based curry with added dry fruits, saffron
  • Mutter Paneer – Cottage cheese & peas in tomato based gravy finished with cream
  • Chilli Paneer – Marinated cottage cheese deep fried, cooked with red chillies, onions, capsicum

Royal Spice Bhindi-Masala

  • Paneer Saag – Cottage cheese cooked with pureed spinach & spices
  • Paneer Tikka Masala – Marinated cottage cheese cubes grilled and cooked in rich tomato based gravy
  • Malai Kofta – Soft cottage cheese dumplings simmered in aromatic cashew nut gravy
  • Navratan Korma – Mix Vegetable and paneer in cashew based gravy
  • Kadhai Paneer – Cottage cheese in a thick gravy made with cream, tomatoes and spices
  • Paneer Handi – Cottage cheese in dry brown gravy base of onion with bell pepper & rich in spices
  • Paneer Makhni – Cottage cheese cubes in rich tomato based gravy
  • Aloo Mutter – Peas & potatoes in spiced creamy tomato based sauce

Gluten-Free Meat Curries
Royal Spice Butter-Chicken

  • Butter Chicken – Clay oven cooked chicken, in authentic rich tomato based gravy
  • Chilli Chicken – Fried chicken is cooked in the combination of Indian vegetables and Chinese flavour
  • Chicken Lababdar – Chicken in onion tomato and cream gravy
  • Lamb Roganjosh – Tender lamb simmered with onion tomatoes ginger garlic yogurt & spices
  • Goat Curry – Goat meat cooked in traditional Indian style tangy curry
  • Chicken Curry (w’ bone) – chicken stewed in an onion and tomato-based sauce, flavored with spices
  • Cashew Curry – Rich cashew paste blend with spices
  • Coconut Curry – Roasted coconut gravy

Royal Spice Vindaloo-Curry

  • Vindaloo Curry – A spicy delight cooked in tamarind, ginger and spices
  • Handi – Dry brown gravy base of onion enriched with bell pepper
  • Spinach Curry – Pureed fresh spinach flavored with herbs & spices
  • Tikka Masala – Creamy tikka sauce base of tomatoes
  • Pomegranate Curry – A tangy puree infused with dried Afghani pomegranate seeds
  • Kashmiri Curry – Onion-tomato gravy with mild spicy, creamy, rich in dry fruits & cherries
  • Pasanda Curry – Curry sauce made with cream, coconut milk, almonds and mint
  • Kadhai Curry – Thick gravy made with cream, tomatoes and spices

Gluten-Free Tandooris – baked in a clay oven and served with mint and yogurt chutney

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  • Tandoori Paneer – Cottage Cheese pieces barbequed on skewers in a traditional Indian Clay oven
  • Tandoori Veg – Broccoli, cauliflower, bell pepper & potato barbequed on skewers in clay oven
  • Fish Tikka – Marinated fish finished in clay oven
  • Chicken Tikka – Marinated boneless pieces of chicken with yoghurt ginger & spices
  • Chick Mali Tikka – Chicken marinated in cream cheese, ginger, garlic & exotic spices
  • Tandoori Chicken – Chicken barbequed on skewers in Tandoor
  • Lamb Kebab – Lamb meat marinated with yoghurt, ginger- garlic paste & spices skewered in Tandoor
  • Seekh Kabob – Minced Lamb Infused with Ginger, Chilies, Coriander, Cumin Skewered in Tandoor
  • Tandoori Prawns – Prawns barbequed on skewers in Tandoor
  • Tandoori Platter – Make your own platter with a blend of any of above four tandoori entrees’
  • Lamb Chops – Marinated Lamb Chops with yoghurt, ginger- garlic paste & spices skewered in Tandoor

Gluten-Free Biryani 
Royal Spice lamb-biryani

  • One dish- rice based meals made with your choice of vegetable, chicken, lamb, beef, prawn or goat.

Gluten-Free Salads

  • Lachha Onion, Garden, Kachumber and Tandoori Caesar

Gluten-Free Side Orders

  • Pickles, Mango Chutney, Papadams & Mint/Tamarind Chutney

Gluten-Free Rice Dishes

Royal Spice Coconut-Rice

  • Steamed Rice
  • Pulao – Sautéed vegetable,cumin & peas tossed with rice
  • Coconut – Rice cooked with coconut milk

Gluten-Free Sides

  • Pickles, Mango Chutney, Papadams and Mint/Tamarind Chutney

Gluten-Free Yogurts

  • Plain Yoghurt – Homemade curd
  • Mix Raita – Yoghurt mixed with coarse vegetables
  • Boondi Raita – Yoghurt mixed with tiny fried gram flour balls
  • Pineapple Raita – Yoghurt mixed with pineapple

Gluten-Free Desserts
Royal Spice Ras-Malai

  • Rasmalai – Cheese dumplings, steeped in a concoction of reduced milk
  • Rice Pudding – Indian sweet made with rice & milk flavored with cardamom
  • Gajar Ka Halwa – Shredded sweet carrots simmered with milk
  • Sponge Rasgulla – Dumplings of cottage cheese cooked in light sugar syrup
  • Ice Cream – Cardamom, Mango, Rose and Coconut

Royal Spice also offers catering services to events, weddings, graduations, corporate and holiday parties. Exceptional Indian food made with quality ingredients at affordable prices.

Gluten-Free Specials @ Union Street Grill
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Anyone tuned into Vancouver Island’s gluten-free dining scene has heard the call of Union Street Grill’s amazing celiac-friendly menu – with its extensive selection of gluten-free appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Union Street Grill’s recipe is simple and effective – provide the Comox Valley with three essential ingredients! Good Food, Good Drinks and Good Times!

CHECK OUT THEIR DAILY GLUTEN-FREE SPECIAL HERE!

SUNDAYS AFTER 5PM: Kids’ meals are $2 off. Seniors receive a 10% discount. Frequent Diners earn double points!

Reserve: 250-897-0081 • 477 5th Street in Courtenay
Monday – Friday: 11 AM – 9 PM •  Saturday – Sunday: 11 AM – 9 PM

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NEWS! March 20, 2017: Union Street Re-Opens with Sleek New Design

Comox Valley posted Mar 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM

“Union Street Grill & Grotto is elevating the downtown Courtenay dining game. The Downtown Courtenay restaurant re-opened Monday, March 20 with a brand new look that paves the way for a new upper floor and a rooftop patio that, pending approval, will create the City of Courtenay’s first rooftop dining space.

“Building this new floor and possibly opening a rooftop patio changes the game in terms of what we offer our diners,” says Emily Cummings, one of the managers of the Union Street Grill & Grotto. “We’re so excited for this! Rooftop lounges are such a big city luxury – imagine sipping cocktails with your co-workers at lunch while you bask in the sun and watch the action buzzing on Fifth Street. We’ll be the only place in downtown Courtenay offering this kind of dining experience.”

A longtime favourite of Comox Valley locals – renowned for its made-from-scratch dishes, longtime support of local producers and vast selection of gluten-free options – Union Street Grill & Grotto has been serving up lunch and dinner in downtown Courtenay for more than 19 years.

Union Street Grill closed for renovations on February 16 and re-opened on Monday. During this first stage of renovations, the full-service dining section of the Grill underwent a sleek redesign and the foundation was laid for the addition of a second floor and, perhaps eventually, the rooftop patio.

Cummings says that future stages of the renovation will focus on revamping the Grotto to reflect the updated Union Street style, adding a second floor dining area and expanding the children’s play area.

“We want to create the best family-friendly dining experience in Courtenay,” she says, adding that they offer a wide selection of kid-approved menu options. “We don’t feel you should have to choose between enjoying an evening on the town and finding a sitter to entertain your kids. Sizzling-hot grill fare, great drinks and good times – we want to make sure your whole family can be there to enjoy it.”

Union Street Grill & Grotto is located at 477 Fifth Street in downtown Courtenay. The family-friendly, fully licensed restaurant offers a diverse lunch and dinner menu seven days a week, along with its popular gluten-free and take-out menus.”


Dec
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Gluten-Free Specials @ Route 14 Sooke
Dec 17 all-day

Fine food, casual atmosphere and great music.  Eat, drink, listen and relax.

Route 14 offers daily specials that are gluten-free or can be adapted to gluten-free!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW TODAY’S GLUTEN-FREE SPECIAL!

Enjoy them with your favourite gluten-free brew – Bard’s Beer!

6686 Sooke Road (see map) • route14sooke.com • Facebook • Instagram • 778-352-1414 • Celiac Scene Review

If you’re visiting Vancouver Island for the first time – Route 14 Pub is your last chance to dine gluten free before you surf Jordan River, trek the West Coast Trail, party in Port Renfrew or drive the Pacific Marine Route to Lake Cowichan. Find Route 14 at the corner of Sooke Road and Townsend.

Reservations Recommended!

It doesn’t get any better than the testimony of a diagnosed celiac, cycling through Sooke with miles to go before he sleeps!

  • “Just had a great gluten-free meal at Route 14 in Sooke. Awesome menu with gluten-free notations and a great chef that isn’t afraid to use spices. I ordered a Morroccan Korma dish that was so good I asked for a spoon so I would not waste a drop. Owner Stew was a great host – well aware and talked to the chef immediately when I had a question about soup of the day. My small intestine can verify this is the best restaurant I have been to in months! I am celiac, diagnosed just 7 months ago, and I am absolutely confident this establishment is on the ball!”

Route 14 Sooke – Gluten-Free Offerings

Light Fare 

  • Charcuterie Board – Chef’s selection of Artisan Meats, Fine Cheeses, House-mixed Olives & Red Pepper Sweet Corn Relish

 Soups and Salads

  • Soup of the Day – Ask your server whether their Chef-inspired Daily Creation is gluten free. Cup or Bowl
  • Seasonal Organic Greens – Toasted Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds, Sun-dried Cranberries, Cucumber, Heirloom Tomatoes, Capriny Goat Cheese, Honey Balsamic Dressing
  • Roast Carrot & Grapefruit Salad (GF) – Roast Baby Carrots & Grapefruit Slices, Arugala, Crumbled Cashews, Capriny Goat Cheese, Vegetable Chips, Orange Ginger Vinaigrette
  • Add to any Salad – Butter Prawns, Char Grilled Chicken Breast or Pan Seared Salmon

Daily Fare

Gluten-Free Reuben Route 14

Route 14’s Famous Gluten-Free Reuben

  • House Burger – 6oz Fresh Angus Chuck Beef Burger, Smoked Cheddar, Sundried Tomato Aioli, Caramelized Onions, Lettuce, Tomato & Pickle, Brioche Bun – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Chicken Burger – Char Grilled 5oz Chicken Breast, Havarti Cheese, Sundried Tomato Aioli, Olive Tapenade, Lettuce & Tomato, Brioche Bun – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Veggie Burger – 6oz Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Fresh Herb Quinoa House made Patty, Capriny Goat Cheese, Sundried Tomato Aioli, Roast Red Pepper & Corn Relish, Lettuce & Tomato – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Chef’s Club Sandwich – Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Cheddar, Maple Bacon, Avocado Aioli, Lettuce & Tomato – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Route 14 Reuben – Montreal Corned Beef Brisket stacked with Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Dijon Aioli – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Roast Beef Melt – AAA Seasoned Roast Beef, Gruyere Cheese, Carmelized Onions, Horseradish Aioli, Pretzel Sub – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Add ons – Maple Bacon, Side Gravy or Free Range Fried Egg

Dinner – After 5pm

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  • Curried Vegetable Korma (GF) – A Traditional mildly spiced, savory Curry with a Cashew Coconut Masala base, Seasonal Vegetables & Basmati Rice (Add Chicken or Prawns)
  • Chef’s Signature Paella (GF) – Mussels, Prawns, Fresh Fish, Chicken, Chorizo Sausage, Basmati Rice and Seasonal Vegetables, Spicy Saffron Tomato Sauce
  • Free Range Chicken (GF) – Pan Fried Semi Boneless Chicken Breast stuffed with Herbed Capriny Goat Cheese & wrapped in Prosciutto. Sweet Corn & Red Pepper Risotto, Sundried Tomato Demi
  • Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin (GF) – Cajun Rubbed Organic Pork Tenderloin, Whipped Roast Garlic Potato, Seasonal Vegetables, Maple Rosemary Demi, Curried Apple Gastrique\
  • Wild BC Salmon (GF) – Pan-Seared Wild Pacific Salmon, Sundried Cranberry & Toasted Pumpkin Seed Quinoa Pilaf, Seasonal Vegetables, Apple Ginger Gastrique
  • Brome Lake Duck (GF) – Pan roasted Duck Breast, Potato Gratin, Seasonal Vegetables, Port Wine Demi
  • Bard's BeerRoast Lamb Sirloin (GF) – Lemon Dijon Marinated Fresh Lamb, Whipped Roast Garlic Potato, Seasonal Vegetables, Mint Demi
  • 10oz AAA Sterling Silver Striploin (GF) – Our Char Grilled Peppercorn Crusted Striploin is chosen from the top 12% of all AAA Certified Beef. This perfectly cut Steak is grilled to your specifications & served with Potato Gratin, Seasonal Vegetables & Madagascar Green Peppercorn Whiskey Demi

Dessert  Ask about their ever-changing Dessert Menu
Children – Rainbow Bread Grilled Cheese with Salad – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
Beverages

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Today’s Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery in Victoria • Courtenay • Parksville
Dec 17 all-day
Rawthentic Daily Specials reduced

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Enjoy Rawthentic Eatery’s Rotating Specials Every Day of the Week!

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Check out Bulk Order Desserts on special … an in-store order sheet is available near the till.

View Rawthentic Eatery’s Complete Menu here!

New store hours for the cooler months:

  • Victoria: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 7:30 • Sat 9:30 – 7:30 • Sun 10 – 7 
  • Courtenay: Mon-Fri 8:30 – 7:00 • Sat 10 – 6 • Sun 10 – 7 
  • Parksville: Mon-Sat 9 – 7  

Rawthentic Eatery Skip the Dishes

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VICTORIA Rawthentic Eatery is pleased to announce a partnership with ‘Skip the Dishes!’ If you you live in the Victoria area you can order food and have it deliver to your work place, home or even while you are waiting in a line up just about anywhere in their delivery radius for a small fee! If you spend $20 or more, the delivery is FREE.   If it is your first time using skip the dish, put HUNGRY into the promo code and you will get a $7 credit on your first order (minimum $15 order).

COURTENAY Rawthentic Eatery – Enjoy healthy happy food to you at your work place, home or if you are stuck in a line up. All you have to do is call Rawthentic at 250-338-0571, order your food and before you know it, it’s time to eat healthy, delicious food.  There is a delivery fee of $4.50 for this service BUT if you order $35 or more in food the delivery fee is FREE.  Stuck at work and want a smoothie but don’t have enough time to drive and get it, no problem, just talk a handful of your co-workers into getting a smoothie too and we will deliver them to you for FREE.  At home and vegging out to a good series but also have a craving for some veggies…no problem…hit pause and call Rawthentic.  Whatever your situation is, we can be there for you.

NEW Location! Parksville! Rawthentic’s great gluten-free, dairy-free, raw, vegan food can now be found at 144 Morison Avenue. (250) 586-4406 Learn more  here.


Rawthentic has created a CLEANSE GUIDE BOOK and is making it available for FREE. 10 pages of exclusive information will help you make transitional changes with your diet.  Tips on how to detoxify comfortably, how to snack properly, and how to heal (lose weight) without compromise.

Email [email protected] with ‘Please Send the Guide Book’ in the subject line and it will be emailed to you.


Online Shopping!  

At Both of our locations, Courtenay and Victoria, we are introducing our new website, and with that we are beginning an excellent online grocery shopping experience.

How it works:

  • STEP 1 – You Pre-order and pre-pay
  • STEP 2 – We add your request to our next order.
  • STEP 3 – We contact you once it has arrived and pass on substantial savings.

Follow Rawthentic’s Facebook Page to be the first to know about their weekly specials!

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 9:30am-8pm • Sunday 9am-7pm

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VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down. (Selection may vary)

  • ON THE RUN? Choose from a variety of dishes made fresh daily ready-to-go to make your trip into Rawthentic faster. REAL! FOOD! FAST!

Click here to learn about Rawthentic Eatery’s Bulk Grocery Program (scroll down for poster)
Shop Rawthentic’s Online Store for Victoria • Shop Rawthentic’s Online Store for Courtenay
Visit Rawthentic in Courtenay • Visit Rawthentic in Victoria
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Rawthentic Facts

Rawthentic Smoothie Boosters

  • Everything is made fresh in house with real food … no fillers, preservatives or refined food.
  • Sauces are made fresh every day using nuts, seeds, cold pressed olive oil and hemp as their base.
  • Wraps are made in-house, dehydrated at 115˚ to keep enzymes alive and made with only ground flax and vegetables.
  • Rawthentic’s  almond mylk is made fresh every day.
  • Most of the to-go containers, straws, cutlery are made with corn so they are biodegradable.
  • Apple juice is cold pressed and unpasteurized – in other words, juiced right off the tree.
  • Rawthentic smoothie boosters are real, unprocessed super foods: chia (perfect anti-oxidant and intestinal cleanser), hemp hearts (big protein boost), goji (anti-oxidant and high in protein), acai (high anti-oxidant and energy boost), maca (energy boost)

Rawthentic Catering

Rawthentic caters …. click to learn more

Rawthentic Caters

  •  Count on Rawthentic’s raw food catering service for your important occasion – social or business – for up to 200 guests for weddings, birthdays, dinner parties and corporate events. See what our inspiring, healthy, eye-catching raw food can bring to your event from wedding and birthday cakes or any other raw delight that you can think of!  Get in touch with their knowledgeable raw food experts. Learn more …

About the Owner

  • Not only is Bill Hadikin the owner of Rawthentic – he’s their best customer. He has been enjoying vegan raw food since 2004 when he went through a personal journey discovering health in his life. He lost over 50lbs of weight in the process while feeling amazing. “Don’t just eat it ‘cause it tastes good … learn why it is good for you at the same time.” Learn more …

Rawthentic Smoothies

Rawthentic Smoothies

  • ANTI-OXIDANT
    • Coconut Water, Acai, Goji, Chia, Dates, Spinach, Blueberries, Lemon
  • GLOWING GODDESS
    • Apple Juice, Hemp, Dates, Banana, Vanilla, Sour Cherry, Raspberries
  • KALE’licious
    • Apple Juice, Dates, Pear, Kale, Ginger,Raspberry
  • ZENERGY
    • Coconut Water, Spirulina, Chia, Hemp, Dates, Spinach, Blueberries
  • BERRY BUNNY
    • Carrot Juice Blackberry, Hemp, Vanilla, Dates, Banana
  • MANGO LIME ZINGER
    • Apple Juice, Dates, Banana, Mango, Spinach, Lime, Ginger
  • HAWAIIAN SUNSET
    • Apple Juice, Coconut, Chia, Dates, Strawberries & Pineapple

Rawthentic Juices

Rawthentic Juices

  • BEET TREAT
    • Beets, Carrot, Apple, Ginger, Lemon
    • LOVE & LIGHT
    • Orange, Lemon, Apple, Ginger, Turmeric
  • GREEN & CLEAN
    • Kale, Cukes, Celery, Ginger, Apple, Lemon

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  • SKINNY DIP
    • Apple, Pear, Lemon, Ginger
  • WHEATGRASS COCKTAIL
    • Apple, Carrot, Wheatgrass
    • Add Kambucha to any juice for free!
  • KAMBUCHA-ON-TAP

Rawthentic Salads

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  • MEDITERANEAN QUINOA SALAD
    • Quinoa, spinach, tomatoes, Kalamata olives beets, peppers, balsamic vinaigrette
  • CHIC’UN CAEZAR SALAD
    • Romaine, Chic`un` patty, caezar dressing, brazil nut parm and garlic bread
  • RAWTHENTIC SALAD
    • Spring Mix, carrots, beets, tomatoes, cukes, peppers, sprouts, hemp, Balsamic dressing
  • PAD THAI SALAD
    • Zucchini and kelp noodles, almonds, greens cashews, peppers, almond Thai dressing
  • FIESTA  SALAD
    • Romaine, mixed hemp dressing, tomato, pepper, falafel, nacho nut cheese, olives
  • BUILD YOUR OWN BASIC SALAD
    • Base, 3 toppings and dressing of choice

Rawthentic Wraps
Rawthentic Wraps

  • WARRIOR WRAP
    • Falafel, beet, carrot, sprout, spring mix, cashew hummus, mixed dressing
  • AVOCADO SANDWICH WRAP
    • Creamy cashew dill dressing, cucumbers, tomato, sprout, spring mix, avocado, salt, pepper, cayenne
  • CHIPOTLE BURRITO WRAP
    • Romaine, Chipotle veggies, peppers, brown basmati rice tomato, and pumpkin taco meat spread
  • PESTO CHIC’UN WRAP
    • Pesto, sundried tomato, chic’un’ patty, cucumbers, spring mix, Caesar dressing
  • GREEK WRAP
    • Wrap, Tzatziki, quinoa, falafel, tomato, spinach, olives, cucumbers, peppers
  • CURRY WRAP
    • Creamy dill, brown basmati rice, falafel ball, spinach, marinated veggies, curry sauce, tomatoes

Rawthentic Bowls
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  • GODDESS BOWL
    • Basmati, spring mix, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, sprouts, sesame dressing
  • NAMASTE BOWL
    • Basmati rice, spring mix, curry veggies, tomatoes, carrots, curry sauce, Creamy Dill Kale chip crumble
  • CLEANSE SALAD
    • Spring Mix, carrots, beets, tomatoes, cukes, peppers, sprouts, hemp, Balsamic dressing
  • TSAMURAI BOWL
    • Basmati rice, Chic’un patty, spring mix, teriyaki veggies, teriyaki dressing, carrots, red peppers, sesame seeds
  • CARRIBA BOWL
    • Basmati rice, romaine, chipotle veggies, Chipotle sauce, avocado, tomatoes, carrots, kale chip crumble
  • PORTABELLA PESTO PASTA BOWL
    • Zucchini noodles, walnut meatballs, tomatoes walnut pesto, spinach, brazil nut parm, chives

Rawthentic Desserts! Let the pictures speak for themselves! 

Rawthentic Desserts


Canadian Celiac AssociationIs wheatgrass okay for celiacs?
The Canadian Celiac Association advises, “Wheat grass doesn’t contain any gluten protein and it is usually harvested before any seeds develop. The concern has always been that their might be seeds accidentally mixed in. Some manufacturers have started to test their products and can produce wheat or barley grass in a way that is not contaminated with gluten. Look for a product that is marked “gluten free” to be sure the manufacturer has considered the issue.”

Gluten-Free Buffet @ Royal Spice Indian Restaurant
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Royal SpiceEnjoy a delicious gluten-free Northern Indian buffet from 11am to 3pm, 7 days per week for just $13.99! Guaranteed to satisfy. You can also order your favourite East Indian dishes from their comprehensive menu – 90% gluten-free. . Gluten-free items clearly noted on menu. Dedicated deep fryer. Pure heaven for East Indian aficionados!

Find them at 815 Cloverdale Ave (in the Designer Shoe Warehouse / HomeSense Mall.) See map.

Watch the Buffet Video!

Royal Spice Buffet

Royal Spice embraces the spirit of true Indian Cuisine with a mix of both traditional & inventive new takes on this beloved ethnic cuisine. Their team of chefs strive to give us our best gluten-free experience of Indian flavor. Enjoy authentic Indian cooking in a casual, family friendly environment. Learn more about Royal Spice

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Gluten-Free Starters
Royal Spice Veg-Pakora

  • Vegetable Pakora – Cauliflower, potato, onions, spinach, carrots deep fried in chickpea flour batter
  • Onion Bhaija – Deep Fried Onion Slices marinated with Chickpea batter
  • Aloo Tikka Chaat – Crispy potato patties served with chickpea masala
  • Gobhi Garlic – Crispy fried cauliflower tossed with garlic
  • Paneer Pakora – Batter fried cottage cheese served with mint sauce
  • Chicken Pakora – Batter fried boneless chicken served with mint sauce
  • Chicken Wings – Overnight marinated chicken wings finished in clay oven or sautéd with spices, served with mint and yogurt chutney
  • Fish Pakora – Batter fried fish served with mint sauce
  • Calamari Pakora – Crispy fried calamari served with mint sauce
  • Curried Mussels – Mussels simmered in onion sauce

Royal Spice Dal Soup Gluten-Free Soups

  • Dal – Lentil based soup
  • Tomato – Lentil based soup  with tomato
  • Vegetable – Mélange of vegetables flavored with coconut milk
  • Muligatawny – Lentil & Chicken based soup with fresh herbs & spices

Gluten-Free Salads

  • Lachha Onion, Garden Green, Kachumber and Caesar Salads

Gluten-Free Vegetarian Curries

  • Dal Makhani – Black lentil simmered overnight on slow charcoal fire finished with cream & butter
  • Dal Tadka – Yellow lentil tempered cumin seeds & chillies
  • Kadhi Pakora – A combination of dumpling in gram flour curry
  • Bhindi Masala – Ladyfinger cooked with onions, Indian spices & herbs

Royal Spice Dal Makhani

  • Aloo Gobhi – Fresh cauliflower & potatoes cooked with onion & tomatoes
  • Palak Kofta – Spinach & vegetable dumplings served in creamy spinach sauce
  • Mix Vegetable – Mélange of vegetables cooked with Indian spices & herbs
  • Vegetable Vindaloo – Mélange of vegetables cooked with tangy tamarind based ginger & spice blend
  • Eggplant Bharta (Seasoned Roasted Eggplant) – Mashed Eggplant cooked with peas, onion & tomato
  • Chana Masala – A favourite dish from North India has chickpeas cooked with herbs & spices
  • Shahi Paneer – Cottage cheese cubes cooked in cashew based curry with added dry fruits, saffron
  • Mutter Paneer – Cottage cheese & peas in tomato based gravy finished with cream
  • Chilli Paneer – Marinated cottage cheese deep fried, cooked with red chillies, onions, capsicum

Royal Spice Bhindi-Masala

  • Paneer Saag – Cottage cheese cooked with pureed spinach & spices
  • Paneer Tikka Masala – Marinated cottage cheese cubes grilled and cooked in rich tomato based gravy
  • Malai Kofta – Soft cottage cheese dumplings simmered in aromatic cashew nut gravy
  • Navratan Korma – Mix Vegetable and paneer in cashew based gravy
  • Kadhai Paneer – Cottage cheese in a thick gravy made with cream, tomatoes and spices
  • Paneer Handi – Cottage cheese in dry brown gravy base of onion with bell pepper & rich in spices
  • Paneer Makhni – Cottage cheese cubes in rich tomato based gravy
  • Aloo Mutter – Peas & potatoes in spiced creamy tomato based sauce

Gluten-Free Meat Curries
Royal Spice Butter-Chicken

  • Butter Chicken – Clay oven cooked chicken, in authentic rich tomato based gravy
  • Chilli Chicken – Fried chicken is cooked in the combination of Indian vegetables and Chinese flavour
  • Chicken Lababdar – Chicken in onion tomato and cream gravy
  • Lamb Roganjosh – Tender lamb simmered with onion tomatoes ginger garlic yogurt & spices
  • Goat Curry – Goat meat cooked in traditional Indian style tangy curry
  • Chicken Curry (w’ bone) – chicken stewed in an onion and tomato-based sauce, flavored with spices
  • Cashew Curry – Rich cashew paste blend with spices
  • Coconut Curry – Roasted coconut gravy

Royal Spice Vindaloo-Curry

  • Vindaloo Curry – A spicy delight cooked in tamarind, ginger and spices
  • Handi – Dry brown gravy base of onion enriched with bell pepper
  • Spinach Curry – Pureed fresh spinach flavored with herbs & spices
  • Tikka Masala – Creamy tikka sauce base of tomatoes
  • Pomegranate Curry – A tangy puree infused with dried Afghani pomegranate seeds
  • Kashmiri Curry – Onion-tomato gravy with mild spicy, creamy, rich in dry fruits & cherries
  • Pasanda Curry – Curry sauce made with cream, coconut milk, almonds and mint
  • Kadhai Curry – Thick gravy made with cream, tomatoes and spices

Gluten-Free Tandooris – baked in a clay oven and served with mint and yogurt chutney

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  • Tandoori Paneer – Cottage Cheese pieces barbequed on skewers in a traditional Indian Clay oven
  • Tandoori Veg – Broccoli, cauliflower, bell pepper & potato barbequed on skewers in clay oven
  • Fish Tikka – Marinated fish finished in clay oven
  • Chicken Tikka – Marinated boneless pieces of chicken with yoghurt ginger & spices
  • Chick Mali Tikka – Chicken marinated in cream cheese, ginger, garlic & exotic spices
  • Tandoori Chicken – Chicken barbequed on skewers in Tandoor
  • Lamb Kebab – Lamb meat marinated with yoghurt, ginger- garlic paste & spices skewered in Tandoor
  • Seekh Kabob – Minced Lamb Infused with Ginger, Chilies, Coriander, Cumin Skewered in Tandoor
  • Tandoori Prawns – Prawns barbequed on skewers in Tandoor
  • Tandoori Platter – Make your own platter with a blend of any of above four tandoori entrees’
  • Lamb Chops – Marinated Lamb Chops with yoghurt, ginger- garlic paste & spices skewered in Tandoor

Gluten-Free Biryani 
Royal Spice lamb-biryani

  • One dish- rice based meals made with your choice of vegetable, chicken, lamb, beef, prawn or goat.

Gluten-Free Salads

  • Lachha Onion, Garden, Kachumber and Tandoori Caesar

Gluten-Free Side Orders

  • Pickles, Mango Chutney, Papadams & Mint/Tamarind Chutney

Gluten-Free Rice Dishes

Royal Spice Coconut-Rice

  • Steamed Rice
  • Pulao – Sautéed vegetable,cumin & peas tossed with rice
  • Coconut – Rice cooked with coconut milk

Gluten-Free Sides

  • Pickles, Mango Chutney, Papadams and Mint/Tamarind Chutney

Gluten-Free Yogurts

  • Plain Yoghurt – Homemade curd
  • Mix Raita – Yoghurt mixed with coarse vegetables
  • Boondi Raita – Yoghurt mixed with tiny fried gram flour balls
  • Pineapple Raita – Yoghurt mixed with pineapple

Gluten-Free Desserts
Royal Spice Ras-Malai

  • Rasmalai – Cheese dumplings, steeped in a concoction of reduced milk
  • Rice Pudding – Indian sweet made with rice & milk flavored with cardamom
  • Gajar Ka Halwa – Shredded sweet carrots simmered with milk
  • Sponge Rasgulla – Dumplings of cottage cheese cooked in light sugar syrup
  • Ice Cream – Cardamom, Mango, Rose and Coconut

Royal Spice also offers catering services to events, weddings, graduations, corporate and holiday parties. Exceptional Indian food made with quality ingredients at affordable prices.

Gluten-Free Specials @ Union Street Grill
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Anyone tuned into Vancouver Island’s gluten-free dining scene has heard the call of Union Street Grill’s amazing celiac-friendly menu – with its extensive selection of gluten-free appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Union Street Grill’s recipe is simple and effective – provide the Comox Valley with three essential ingredients! Good Food, Good Drinks and Good Times!

CHECK OUT THEIR DAILY GLUTEN-FREE SPECIAL HERE!

SUNDAYS AFTER 5PM: Kids’ meals are $2 off. Seniors receive a 10% discount. Frequent Diners earn double points!

Reserve: 250-897-0081 • 477 5th Street in Courtenay
Monday – Friday: 11 AM – 9 PM •  Saturday – Sunday: 11 AM – 9 PM

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NEWS! March 20, 2017: Union Street Re-Opens with Sleek New Design

Comox Valley posted Mar 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM

“Union Street Grill & Grotto is elevating the downtown Courtenay dining game. The Downtown Courtenay restaurant re-opened Monday, March 20 with a brand new look that paves the way for a new upper floor and a rooftop patio that, pending approval, will create the City of Courtenay’s first rooftop dining space.

“Building this new floor and possibly opening a rooftop patio changes the game in terms of what we offer our diners,” says Emily Cummings, one of the managers of the Union Street Grill & Grotto. “We’re so excited for this! Rooftop lounges are such a big city luxury – imagine sipping cocktails with your co-workers at lunch while you bask in the sun and watch the action buzzing on Fifth Street. We’ll be the only place in downtown Courtenay offering this kind of dining experience.”

A longtime favourite of Comox Valley locals – renowned for its made-from-scratch dishes, longtime support of local producers and vast selection of gluten-free options – Union Street Grill & Grotto has been serving up lunch and dinner in downtown Courtenay for more than 19 years.

Union Street Grill closed for renovations on February 16 and re-opened on Monday. During this first stage of renovations, the full-service dining section of the Grill underwent a sleek redesign and the foundation was laid for the addition of a second floor and, perhaps eventually, the rooftop patio.

Cummings says that future stages of the renovation will focus on revamping the Grotto to reflect the updated Union Street style, adding a second floor dining area and expanding the children’s play area.

“We want to create the best family-friendly dining experience in Courtenay,” she says, adding that they offer a wide selection of kid-approved menu options. “We don’t feel you should have to choose between enjoying an evening on the town and finding a sitter to entertain your kids. Sizzling-hot grill fare, great drinks and good times – we want to make sure your whole family can be there to enjoy it.”

Union Street Grill & Grotto is located at 477 Fifth Street in downtown Courtenay. The family-friendly, fully licensed restaurant offers a diverse lunch and dinner menu seven days a week, along with its popular gluten-free and take-out menus.”


Dec
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Gluten-Free Specials @ Route 14 Sooke
Dec 18 all-day

Fine food, casual atmosphere and great music.  Eat, drink, listen and relax.

Route 14 offers daily specials that are gluten-free or can be adapted to gluten-free!

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Enjoy them with your favourite gluten-free brew – Bard’s Beer!

6686 Sooke Road (see map) • route14sooke.com • Facebook • Instagram • 778-352-1414 • Celiac Scene Review

If you’re visiting Vancouver Island for the first time – Route 14 Pub is your last chance to dine gluten free before you surf Jordan River, trek the West Coast Trail, party in Port Renfrew or drive the Pacific Marine Route to Lake Cowichan. Find Route 14 at the corner of Sooke Road and Townsend.

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It doesn’t get any better than the testimony of a diagnosed celiac, cycling through Sooke with miles to go before he sleeps!

  • “Just had a great gluten-free meal at Route 14 in Sooke. Awesome menu with gluten-free notations and a great chef that isn’t afraid to use spices. I ordered a Morroccan Korma dish that was so good I asked for a spoon so I would not waste a drop. Owner Stew was a great host – well aware and talked to the chef immediately when I had a question about soup of the day. My small intestine can verify this is the best restaurant I have been to in months! I am celiac, diagnosed just 7 months ago, and I am absolutely confident this establishment is on the ball!”

Route 14 Sooke – Gluten-Free Offerings

Light Fare 

  • Charcuterie Board – Chef’s selection of Artisan Meats, Fine Cheeses, House-mixed Olives & Red Pepper Sweet Corn Relish

 Soups and Salads

  • Soup of the Day – Ask your server whether their Chef-inspired Daily Creation is gluten free. Cup or Bowl
  • Seasonal Organic Greens – Toasted Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds, Sun-dried Cranberries, Cucumber, Heirloom Tomatoes, Capriny Goat Cheese, Honey Balsamic Dressing
  • Roast Carrot & Grapefruit Salad (GF) – Roast Baby Carrots & Grapefruit Slices, Arugala, Crumbled Cashews, Capriny Goat Cheese, Vegetable Chips, Orange Ginger Vinaigrette
  • Add to any Salad – Butter Prawns, Char Grilled Chicken Breast or Pan Seared Salmon

Daily Fare

Gluten-Free Reuben Route 14

Route 14’s Famous Gluten-Free Reuben

  • House Burger – 6oz Fresh Angus Chuck Beef Burger, Smoked Cheddar, Sundried Tomato Aioli, Caramelized Onions, Lettuce, Tomato & Pickle, Brioche Bun – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Chicken Burger – Char Grilled 5oz Chicken Breast, Havarti Cheese, Sundried Tomato Aioli, Olive Tapenade, Lettuce & Tomato, Brioche Bun – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Veggie Burger – 6oz Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Fresh Herb Quinoa House made Patty, Capriny Goat Cheese, Sundried Tomato Aioli, Roast Red Pepper & Corn Relish, Lettuce & Tomato – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Chef’s Club Sandwich – Smoked Turkey Breast, Smoked Cheddar, Maple Bacon, Avocado Aioli, Lettuce & Tomato – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Route 14 Reuben – Montreal Corned Beef Brisket stacked with Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Dijon Aioli – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Roast Beef Melt – AAA Seasoned Roast Beef, Gruyere Cheese, Carmelized Onions, Horseradish Aioli, Pretzel Sub – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
  • Add ons – Maple Bacon, Side Gravy or Free Range Fried Egg

Dinner – After 5pm

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  • Curried Vegetable Korma (GF) – A Traditional mildly spiced, savory Curry with a Cashew Coconut Masala base, Seasonal Vegetables & Basmati Rice (Add Chicken or Prawns)
  • Chef’s Signature Paella (GF) – Mussels, Prawns, Fresh Fish, Chicken, Chorizo Sausage, Basmati Rice and Seasonal Vegetables, Spicy Saffron Tomato Sauce
  • Free Range Chicken (GF) – Pan Fried Semi Boneless Chicken Breast stuffed with Herbed Capriny Goat Cheese & wrapped in Prosciutto. Sweet Corn & Red Pepper Risotto, Sundried Tomato Demi
  • Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin (GF) – Cajun Rubbed Organic Pork Tenderloin, Whipped Roast Garlic Potato, Seasonal Vegetables, Maple Rosemary Demi, Curried Apple Gastrique\
  • Wild BC Salmon (GF) – Pan-Seared Wild Pacific Salmon, Sundried Cranberry & Toasted Pumpkin Seed Quinoa Pilaf, Seasonal Vegetables, Apple Ginger Gastrique
  • Brome Lake Duck (GF) – Pan roasted Duck Breast, Potato Gratin, Seasonal Vegetables, Port Wine Demi
  • Bard's BeerRoast Lamb Sirloin (GF) – Lemon Dijon Marinated Fresh Lamb, Whipped Roast Garlic Potato, Seasonal Vegetables, Mint Demi
  • 10oz AAA Sterling Silver Striploin (GF) – Our Char Grilled Peppercorn Crusted Striploin is chosen from the top 12% of all AAA Certified Beef. This perfectly cut Steak is grilled to your specifications & served with Potato Gratin, Seasonal Vegetables & Madagascar Green Peppercorn Whiskey Demi

Dessert  Ask about their ever-changing Dessert Menu
Children – Rainbow Bread Grilled Cheese with Salad – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
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Gluten-Free FAQs

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease occurs in individuals with a genetic predisposition for making antibodies to gluten. When gluten protein – found in wheat, barley and rye – is ingested, autoimmune antibodies not only attack the gluten, they also damage the lining of the small intestine. Symptoms may include digestive pain, constipation, diarrhea and fatigue. The resulting malabsortion of nutrients can lead to slowed growth and development in children and anemia, osteoporosis and fertility issues in adults. Untreated celiacs are also at an increased risk of developing digestive cancers and other autoimmune diseases. The only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet for life. The world-wide incidence of Celiac disease is estimated at 1 in 100. Of the number of people with Celiac disease in Canada, less than 5% will be properly diagnosed in their lifetimes despite the existence of a simple, prescreening blood test. Learn more …

Is there a test for Celiac disease?

Yes! There are two pre-screening blood tests that can determine whether your body makes the antibodies that are associated with Celiac disease:

  • tTg: IgA anti-transglutaminase antibody test
  • Total Serum IgA

While these blood tests are very sensitive, they are not 100% accurate. If the tTg test is positive or the IgA test shows a deficiency, a duodenal biopsy is required to make a diagnosis. Collected under mild sedation, evidence of damage to the lining of the small intestine is definitive proof of Celiac disease.

*Blood tests and intestinal biopsies are diagnostic services that are provided at no charge to residents of British Columbia. See Medical Services Plan.

Ask to be tested if you have unexplained iron deficiency, osteoporosis, brittle type 1 DM, a family history of Celiac disease, have experienced 3 months of frequent diarrhea, weight loss, dairy intolerance or exceptional gas and bloating. Learn more …

Can I be diagnosed if I’ve already gone gluten free?

It is essential that prescreening blood tests and the biopsy be performed while a person is consuming gluten in order to measure the antibodies associated with the disease and observe associated damage to the small intestine. Test results may appear falsely negative if gluten has already been removed from the diet.

Adults should consume 10 grams of gluten (4 slices of bread or equivalent) for at least 1 month prior to testing. Children should consume 5 grams of gluten (2 slices of bread or equivalent).

It may take 2-3 months on a gluten challenge to turn the tTg and biopsy positive. Because it can be very uncomfortable to reintroduce gluten to one’s diet – the gluten challenge is truly a challenge – consult your medical care provider about being prescreened for CD BEFORE choosing to go gluten free. Learn more …

Can I view my test results online?

Yes! My e-health  offers a fast and secure method for patients to receive their results electronically. As soon as results are released from the performing lab, they’re available online in my ehealth. A variety of secure technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. My ehealth is a free service available to residents of British Columbia registered with the Medical Services Plan and is available in 4 languages. Learn more …

What is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

Individuals with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) experience digestive symptoms that are similar to those experienced by individuals with Celiac disease. Like celiacs, their symptoms improve when gluten is eliminated from their diet. Unlike celiacs, their bodies do not create antibodies to gluten, nor do they exhibit the damage to the small intestine that is the hallmark of Celiac disease. People with NCGS are at no greater risk of developing additional autoimmune conditions or digestive cancers. At the moment, there are no tests that can prove whether one has NCGS. A diagnosis of NCGS can be made when tests for Celiac disease are negative. It is estimated NCGS affects 6-10% of the population. Learn more …

Dermatitis Herpetiformis – Little Sister to Celiac Disease

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is an inherited autoimmune disease of the skin marked by groups of watery, itchy blisters. Like Celiac disease, ingesting gluten triggers an immune system response that deposits inflammatory lgA antibodies under the top layer of skin.

The lgA deposits result in eruptions similar to the beginning of a pimple. This painfully itchy rash may progress to red, raised patches of skin that develop into small, watery blisters. The itching and burning of the eruptions are severe and the urge to scratch them is intense. Eruptions commonly occur on pressure points – around the elbows, the front of the knees, the buttocks, back, shoulders, face, and scalp and typically occur on both sides of the body. Sixty percent of those diagnosed are men and the most common ages at diagnosis are between 15 and 40 years old.

A small biopsy of unaffected skin, next to an eruption that reveals the presence of IgA deposits confirms a diagnosis of DH. A strict gluten-free diet for life is the only treatment, but the diet should only be started once a diagnosis has been made. The medication Dapsone may be prescribed to ease symptoms until the gluten-free diet reduces the severity and frequency of eruptions. Learn more …

Why can’t I just go gluten free?

Knowing whether or not you have a chronic autoimmune disorder is important to your future health and the health of your family. There may be a price for choosing not to know.

• Screening for Celiac disease is free in British Columbia
• Blood samples can be collected at your local out patient laboratory
• A diagnosis will tell you how strict your diet needs to be
• In conjunction with a lifelong commitment to the diet,  health complications may be reduced
• Your doctor can better monitor your health for other autoimmune disorders
• Celiac disease is genetic. A diagnosis confirms for your family that they may also be at risk
• Familial screening provides an early diagnosis for those with latent (asymptomatic) Celiac disease
• A diagnosis offers eligibility for future therapies that require a definitive diagnosis
• You may qualify for a Medical Expense Tax Credit
• If Celiac disease is ruled out, your doctor can proceed to test you for other disease(s)
• You can save money on gluten-free food if celiac disease is ruled out! Learn more …