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2 for 1 Burgers @ Pirate Chips
Dec 12 all-day

Pirate Chips LogoDAILY SPECIALS – EAT IN ONLY

  • THURSDAYS: 2 for 1 burgers (while supplies last – $2 charge for GF bun)
  • FRIDAYS: Glasses of house wine $5 all day. 5-10pm: 2 for 1 appys
  • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live Music! Singing!
  • MONDAYS: Free coffee with any menu purchase. Strong, organic, free-trade. Roasted in Coombs.
  • TUESDAYS: Kids Under 8 Eat Free – when accompanied by adult (one kid per adult)
  • WEDNESDAYS: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $16.95

Pirate Chips Full Menu – Printer Friendly (Ask for the Little Matey Menu)

‘$-Signs’ on menus  indicate Gluten-Free. Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

#1-75 Front Street in Nanaimo – 250-753-2447
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If you’re looking for local scratch cooking that isn’t afraid to get weird, set sail to Pirate Chips in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. Meet their quirky crew and try one of their unique gluten-free menu items in the relaxed atmosphere of our downtown diner – we won’t judge you, and your taste buds will thank you!

Fans from out of town love Pirate Chips for their legendary deep-fried gluten-free delights – Gluten-Free Deep-Fried S’mores – and locals know them as the best place for fresh local seafood in Nanaimo. With quality as the backbone of every one of their recipes, you can trust our food to make you and your family smile.

Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Make your needs known when ordering and the Pirate Chips Crew will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal. Pirate Chips asks that we please allow time for this process.

Pirate Chips has TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers and offer gluten-free buns for hamburgers, oysters and halibut burgers! Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups, Poke Bowls and New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Plenty of vegetarian options, too! Pirate Bling available for purchase!

Pirate Chips 3APPETIZE-ARRS

  • TREASURE CHEST – Hand breaded calamari, clam strips, Zucchini, O-rings, 3 Prawns
  • $BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS – 3 huge scallops hand wrapped in prosciutto, finished on the grill
  • BUFFALO PRAWNS – Just like the chicken wings, served with blue cheese sauce with veggies
  • GRILLED$ OR PANKO PRAWNS – With veggies and dip
  • FRIED OYSTERS – 3 Large Fanny Bay Oysters Panko breaded and deep-fried. Served with house Chipotle and house Tartar
  • $STEAMED CLAMS – 1/2pound fresh local clams served in the shell, steamed open with white wine, garlic and butter with fresh fry bread
  • $STEAMED MUSSELS – 1LB of steamed pei mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
  • $CALAMARI – Half & Full – tender Calamari, light and crisp. Served with house made tzatziki
  • $NACHO CRISPS – Half & Full – Crisp potato chips fried in house, topped with cheddar, green onion, and tomato. Fixings like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream all come on the side – ADD pulled Pork or ground Beef

START-ARRS

  • DEEP FRIED PICKLES – Wedge cut breaded pickles, served with house dill
  • DEEP FRIED MAC and CHEESE BITES – Creamy nostalgic mac and cheese deep-fried
  • ZUCHINNI STIX – Breaded Zucchini served with house made Tzatziki
  • ONION RINGS – Beer battered Onion Rings, served with house made Tartar
  • $SWEET POTATO FRIES – Served with house made Chipotle on the side
  • $PIRATE CHIPS Small & Large – Hand cut, locally grown, double fried, Kennebec Potatoes. Voted the best in the city for 14 years

SOUP AND SALADS

  • $CAESAR – Traditional Caesar Salad- enough for 2! with bacon and fry bread
  • $GARDEN SALAD – Romaine, shredded cabbage, cucumber, tomato, green onion
  • ADD grilled chicken – Grilled prawns, 5 buffalo prawns, or Salmon – 7.95
  • $HOUSEMADE COLESLAW
  • $CLAM CHOWDAR SOUP – Cup or Bowl – Fresh local clams served in the shell. Not heavy but still creamy. Seriously the very best in town. Limited supply.

Poke Bowl Pirate Chips Nanaimo ig$FISH AND CHIPS

Fresh fried Fish in your choice of Original batter, Panko bread, or Gluten-free batter. Served with their Famous chips and house-made slaw.

  • $Pacific COD – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HADDOCK – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HALIBUT – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • VEGAN FISH – Plant based fish patties and fries – single or double portions – sorry no options on batter
  • $BBQ GRILLED SOCKEYE SALMON – one or two pieces – 6oz sockeye salmon filet, grilled with bbq sauce. Served with our famous fries and coleslaw.
  • PRAWNS AND CHIPS – Your choice of $prawns- grilled, panko, or spicy hot buffalo. Served with our famous chips and coleslaw.
  • $*-NEW-PIRATES POKE”’ BOWL – Coconut/cilantro infused rice, peppers cucumber, avocado, spicy sriracha mayo, seaweed, green onion and sesame seeds. Choose from ahi raw tuna, panko prawn or fried tofu

POUTINE

Made with our famous fries, fresh squeaky local cheese, and yummy gravy. Sub fries for- tater tots, sweet potatoes, or O-rings. Can add Small & Large.

  • TRADITIONAL – Small & Large – Squeaky-est local cheese curds. You’ will think you are in Quebec
  • PULLED PORK POUTINE – Made with slow roasted Dr. pepper pulled pork topped with chips and green onion
  • POUTINE WITH LOVE – Small & Large – Traditional poutine with green onions, real bacon, and house made Chipotle

MATIES FAVOURITES

  • CHILI CHEESE FRIES – Small & Large – House made chili with our famous fries, topped with Cheddar and green onions- SO FILLING!!
  • BOWL “O” CHILI – Topped with chedder and green onion. Served with fry bread,
  • $PULLED PORK SANDWICH – Slow roasted in house Dr. Pepper pulled pork, with swiss and slaw. On a multi grain bun, served with fries. Gluten free bun available for added charge
  • $CHICKEN STRIPS AND CHIPS – Breaded chicken strips served with our famous chips, with your choice of dipping sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED PEROGIES – Small & Large – Served with cheddar and green onion. Sour cream and fakin bits on the side. ADD real bacon for

BLACKBEARDS BURGERS

All our beef is locally ground Albertan beef, handmade 5.5oz fresh beef with no filler • Buns are fresh and locally baked • All burgers include fries • ADD poutine, bacon,  sautéed mushrooms or onions • Sub fries for Soup Salad, sweet potatoes, crisps, O-rings, or tater tots • Gluten-free bun$ available – add $2

  • $BEEF BURGER – Comes with tomato, lettuce, pickles, garlic mayo. ADD cheese.
  • $DOUBLE BACON CHEESE BURGER – 2-5.5oz patties, with double bacon and cheese. No veg.
  • $PEANUT BUTTER BACON BURGER – Our best seller. Creamy peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, onion rings. Tomato, lettuce, pickle and garlic mayo.
  • BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGER – 4oz breaded chicken breast, tossed in hot Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese. Lettuce, tomato, mayo
  • CHICKEN BLT BURGER – Breaded or grilled chicken breast$, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo.
  • OYSTER BURGER – 2 large Fanny Bay oysters, breaded and fried, served with slaw and chipos
  • $FISH BURGER – 4oz Fried cod, with slaw, cheddar and tartar.
  • $SALMON BURGER – 6oz sockeye salmon charbroiled. BBQ sauce, Lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and Garlic mayo.
  • VEGGIE BURGER – 4oz veggie patty, served with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo

MERMAIDS TREASURES

  • DEEP FRIED NANAIMO BAR – Home of the original, featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den 2010. Served with Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, drizzled in chocolate sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED CHOCOLATE BAR – Mars, Snickers, or Toblerone. ADD whip cream .50 ice cream and whip cream 1.00
  • DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM – Way too good for kids! Maple Walnut ice cream, wrapped in phylo and topped with homemade caramel sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED BANANA SPLIT – 2 deep fried bananas served with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry sauce. Topped with whip cream- Best if shared.
  • MINI DOUGHNUT SUNDAE  – French vanilla ice cream and mini doughnuts drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce, topped with whip cream.
  • $DEEP FRIED SMORES – A Canadian classic with a twist, served with ice-cream and whip
  • DEEP FRIED NY CHEESECAKE – Cheesecake wrapped in tortilla, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with whip cream and drizzled with your choice of sauce.
  • KEY LIME CHEESECAKE – Served with whip and chocolate sauce, perfect finish.
  • $CHOCOLATE TORTE – Super rich and chocolaty. Hits all the spots
  • OREO TREAT – 3 OREOS sandwiched together with Nutella and deep-fried, served with ice cream
  • $VANILLA ICE CREAM with choice of topping
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Union Street Grill & Grotto
Dec 12 all-day

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

Check out their daily gluten-free specials here!

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

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Reserve: 250-897-0081 • 477 5th Street in Courtenay

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

GLUTEN-FREE MENU

Be sure to tell your server that you are ordering from the Gluten Free Menu. If you have a serious allergy, also let them know. Good, Fresh Food Takes Time!

TAPAS

The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation, people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them. In some countries, it is customary for diners to stand and move about while eating tapas.

  • GF SOUP OF THE DAY – Ask your server.
    Cup … $4  Big Bowl … $9 (with a crispy corn tortilla)
  • GF VEGAN CHILI – Medium spiced, with lots of beans, corn & roasted vegetables.
    Cup … $4  Big Bowl … $9 (with a crispy corn tortilla)
  • GF ROASTED GARLIC BEAN DIP – Beans, cilantro, tahini, roasted garlic, olive oil, & lime with crispy corn tortillas & fresh veggies … $8
  • GF YAM FRIES & DIP – Crispy yams with our garlic herb mayo … $9
  • GF FRIES & DIP – House fries with our garlic herb mayo … $7
  • GF SCREAMINGS & DIP – Cajun spiced house fries with our garlic herb mayo … $7
  • GF GRILLED CAESAR STARTER – A smaller version of your favorite … $8
  • GF SPINACH SALAD STARTER – A smaller version of your favorite … $8
  • GF ARTISAN GREENS STARTER – Mixed greens, slaw, zucchini curls, Eatmore sunflower sprouts, & pumpkin seeds. Your choice of dressing … $6
  • GF GROTTO QUINOA – Organic herb quinoa, with Artisan greens, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta & balsamic vinaigrette … $10
  • GF FRIED OYSTERS – Lightly coasted & fried, drizzled with a sweet chili sauce … $11
  • GF SALTSPRING ISLAND MUSSELS – Steamed with peppers & onions in a coconut curry sauce. Served with a corn tortilla … $14
  • GF PRAWN TACOS – Corn tortilla cups with romaine, grilled prawns, roasted corn, beans, & chipotle sauce. Served with fresh pico de gallo salsa … $13
  • GF FISH TACOS – BBQ rockfish, romaine, sprouts, & cabbage slaw, in Abuelos soft corn chia tortillas with fresh pico de gallo salsa… $13
  • GF SCHOONER SQUID – Lightly breaded served with garlic yogurt and fried onions.. $11
  • GF PANKO CHICKEN – Crispy fried chicken breast with honey mustard dip … $8
  • GF YAM, ROSEMARY & GARLIC PEROGIES – Russet potatoes, yams, rosemary & garlic stuffed perogies. Served with a cucumber dill sour cream … $12
  • GF PORK RIBS – Our balsamic marinated pork ribs with sweet chili sauce … $12
  • GF TATAKI TUNA – Local Albacore tuna, seared & served with our sesame wasabi sauce & herb corn crisps… $10

SALADS

  • GF THAI PRAWN SALAD – Thai vinaigrette on warm rice noodles with grilled prawns, spinach, julienne peppers, green onions, kale & sprouts … $18
  • GF GRILLED CAESAR SALAD – Charbroiled romaine hearts, house dressing, & shaved parmesan … $15
    – Add BBQ Chicken … $7
    – Add BBQ Rockfish … $5
    – Add BBQ Tuna … $8
  • GF CHARBROILED CHICKEN SALAD – BBQ fresh chicken breast, served hot on Artisan greens with almonds, & our signature honey yogurt dressing… $17
  • GF PORK N‘ FETA – Thinly sliced BBQ pork, served hot, over Artisan greens with feta & honey yogurt dressing… $17
  • GF QUINOA AVOCADO SALAD – Grilled romaine heart, fresh avocado, grilled peppers,  zucchini curls, slaw, Eatmore sprouts, feta & balsamic vinaigrette on organic herb quinoa … $15
    – Add Walnut Mushroom Patty … $5
    – Add BBQ Chicken … $7
  • GF SPINACH SALAD – Mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, shaved parmesan & honey yogurt dressing… $11
    – Add BBQ Rockfish … $5
    – Add BBQ Chicken … $7
  • Salad Dressings
    – Spicy Thai Vinaigrette
    – Chipotle
    – Balsamic Vinaigrette
    – Honey Yogurt
    – Caesar
    Add Ons
    – BBQ Pork Slices
    – BBQ Chicken Breast
    – BBQ Rockfish
    – Grilled Prawns
    – Avocado
    – Grilled Red Peppers
    – Walnut Mushroom Patty
    – House-made gravy

TOSTADAS

Tostadas are served on a crispy corn tortilla. Comes with Soup, Vegan Chili, Fries, Screamings or Greens. Sub GF Grilled Caesar or Yam Fries … $2.00

  • GF OYSTER TOSTADA – Crispy fried oysters, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, & cucumber dill sour cream … $16
  • GF MONTEREY TOSTADA – BBQ beef burger, back bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts & garlic herb mayo  … $16
  • GF GREEK LAMB TOSTADA – BBQ lamb patty, lettuce, tomatoes, feta, sprouts & cucumber dill sour cream … $16
  • GF CHICKEN TOSTADA – BBQ chicken breast, grilled peppers, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts & chipotle mayo … $16
  • GF BBQ PORK TOSTADA – Thinly sliced BBQ pork, shredded romaine, cabbage slaw, feta & garlic yogurt … $14
  • GF TUNA TOSTADA – Seared local Albacore tuna, lettuce, tomatoes, Monterey Jack cheese, sprouts, & sweet wasabi sauce. Topped with pickled ginger … $15
  • GF CRISPY ROCKFISH TOSTADA – Lightly fried Panko rockfish, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, & cucumber dill sour cream …$16
  • GF WALNUT MUSHROOM TOSTADA – Our own famous vegetarian burger made with roasted walnuts, mushrooms & garbanzos, topped with sautéed mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, & garlic herb mayo … $15
  • GF PORK & ONION TOSTADA – Thinly sliced BBQ pork, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled red onion, sprouts, & dijonnaise honey yogurt … $15
  • GF BARBEQUED STEAK TOSTADA – our famous charbroiled AAA 6oz sirloin, with sautéed mushrooms & onions … $18
    GF ROCKFISH TOSTADA – BBQ rockfish, shredded romaine, cabbage slaw, sprouts, & cucumber dill sour cream  … $14

LUNCH UNTIL 5:00

Pastas served with GF fusilli and a corn tortilla. Comes with Soup, Vegan Chili, Fries, Screaming’s or Greens. Sub GF Grilled Caesar or Yam Fries … $2.00

  • GF LITTLE ITALY – Gluten-free fusilli with fresh spinach, tomatoes, kalamata olives, green onions & garlic in extra virgin olive oil with feta … $13
    – Add Chorizo Sausage … $4
    – Add Chicken ..$4
  • GF SAUSAGE SICILIAN – Gluten-free fusilli, chorizo sausage, artichokes, green onions, sundried tomatoes & roasted garlic in extra virgin olive oil, with shaved parmesan …$14
  • GF GRILLED PRAWN FUSILLI – Baked with green onions, edam, mozza & mushrooms in a prawn bisque cream sauce … $15
  • GF CHICKEN MILANO – Gluten-free fusilli, mushrooms, green onions, & tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce with shaved parmesan… $14
  • GF MAC & CHEESE – Gluten-free fusilli pasta, butternut yam sauce with lots of cheese … $15
  • GF ROCKFISH AVOCADO – Gluten-free fusilli, rockfish, avocado, & tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce with shaved parmesan … $14
  • GF CHORIZO FUSILLI – Gluten-free fusilli tossed with chorizo sausage, green onions, mushrooms, & roasted garlic in a tomato sauce with shaved parmesan … $14
  • GF SPINACH CHEESE OMELETTE – Fresh spinach, edam, & mozza. Served with fresh pico de gallo salsa … $13
    – Add Avocado … $2
    – Add Back Bacon … $2
  • GF FISH’N’CHIPS – Lightly fried panko rockfish with house made fries, garlic herb slaw, and cucumber dill sour cream …$14

DINNER AFTER 5:00

All GF pastas come with a crispy corn tortilla

  • GF CHICKEN & CHORIZO – Fusilli pasta, roasted chicken, chorizo, green onions, mushrooms, & roasted garlic in a tomato sauce with shaved parmesan. … $19
  • GF ROCKFISH AVOCADO – Fusilli pasta, rockfish, avocado & tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce with shaved parmesan. … $19
  • GF LITTLE ITALY – Fusilli tossed with fresh spinach, fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives, green onions & garlic in extra virgin olive oil with feta … $18
    – Add Chorizo Sausage …$4
  • GF SAUSAGE SICILIAN – Fusilli, chorizo sausage, artichokes, green onions, sundried tomatoes & roasted garlic in extra virgin olive oil, with shaved parmesan … $20
  • GF CHICKEN MILANO – Fusilli, mushrooms, green onions, & fresh tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce with shaved parmesan … $19
  • GF MAC & CHEESE – Fusilli pasta, butternut yam sauce with lots of cheese … $19
  • GF WEST COAST SHELLFISH FUSILLI – Fresh local rockfish, clams, mussels & prawns steamed in a prawn bisque cream sauce with spinach & shaved parmesan … $24
  • GF JAMBALAYA BOWL – A Creole classic; fresh local clams, mussels & prawns in a fire roasted tomato cream sauce with chorizo, chicken, peppers & onions, over brown rice … $23
  • GF THAI STIRFRY BOWL – Peppers, onions, mushrooms, cabbage, broccoli, kale, edamame, & sprouts, stir-fried in our sesame Thai sauce, over rice noodles … $17
    – Add BBQ Chicken … $7
    – Add BBQ Pork … $5
  • GF CURRY BOWL – Peppers, onions, cabbage, carrots, kale, edamame, sprouts, sautéed, in a rich, spicy, coconut curry sauce, over brown rice … $14
    – Add Charbroiled Chicken … $5
    – Add Grilled Prawns … $7
  • GF BAKED OYSTERS – Lightly fried oysters on a bed of spinach with a herb cream sauce, baked with edam & mozza.  Served with brown rice or lemon herb quinoa & Artisan greens … $20
  • GF BBQ STEAK & PRAWNS – Charbroiled AAA 6 oz sirloin served on butternut yam potato mash or lemon herb quinoa & Artisan greens … $25.00
  • GF BALSAMIC PORK RIBS – Baked in a house-made balsamic BBQ sauce, served on butternut yam potato mash or lemon herb quinoa & Artisan greens … $22

DESSERT MENU

  • GF UNION STREET CHEESECAKE – Choice of sauce … $8
  • GF CARAMEL PECAN SQUARE – Sundried cranberries … $8
  • GF CHOCOLATE DEATH TORTE – You won’t believe it … $9
  • GF FRUIT COBBLER – Apples, mixed berries, and cinnamon … $8
  • GF CREME BRULEE – Bing cherry sauce … $9
  • GF PREMIUM SUNDAE – Choice of sauce … $6
  • GF LEMON SORBET – Raspberry sauce … $6
  • GF GROTTO SHAKE – Real ice cream, fruit or syrup … $6
  • GF CRISPY BAR – Toasted krispies, real butter … $2
  • GF COOKIE – Not just another chocolate chip cookie … $2
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Dec 12 all-day

Wild Poppy Bistro HoursA must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking – full stop!
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays)

Wild Poppy serves savoury breakfasts and light lunches with soup, baguettes and everything you could ask for in a deli – all from documented to be gluten-free, peanut-free ingredients. Nut-free and vegan options available.

Daily Specials – with delicious photos – are posted on their Facebook page!

Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights. Click here for map.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays • 250-924-8696

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Testimonial: “We had Madeline’s cousin visiting from Halifax for a couple weeks. When we toured them up to Chemainus/Ladysmith all eight of us (one celiac) enjoyed a delicious meal at Wild Poppy. We had to have take out as the restaurant was full. Wonderful to see.”

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“After every bite, Sophie said, “Yum! Best eggs I’ve ever had.”

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Old Town Wild Poppy Bakery

As co-owners of the Old Town (Wheat) Bakery at 510 1st Avenue in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, Kate Cram and husband Geoff could easily be considered local celebrities!  As an ‘Associate with the Culinary Institute of America‘ who also undertook to certify as a Red Seal Baker in Canada, Kate is truly baker’s baker!

Watch the video that tells the tale of these husband and wife bakeries. Wild Poppy starts at the 3 minute, 15 second mark!

Two children later, Kate and Geoff’s young sons began to experience persistent health issues that had them resorting to a gluten-free diet in search of relief.  The improvement was nothing short of remarkable and a heads up to Kate that gluten may be taking a toll on her own health. The couple found themselves at a professional and personal cross roads with Kate contemplating the end of a career she loved, and their children unable to  set foot within the family business.

That’s how Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro was born! 

Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery
Dec 12 all-day

Rawthentic Eatery MenuSPECIALS!

  • Breakfast Walnut Sausage Bowl plus a regular Almond Mylk Shake of choice. Regular $16 – on sale for $12.99.
  • OMG’s … Buy 2 – get 1 FREE.
  • Small Goddess Bowl + a regular Hawaiian Sunset +  Cinnamon Kiss.  Regular $15.50 – on sale for $11.99.
  • Carrot Cake Bites … Buy 3 – get 2 FREE.

 Rawthentic Eatery gets you started on a healthy 2020!

Starting December 1st, purchase a $50 Gift Certificate for a friend, family member or even yourself for Christmas – Rawthentic Eatery will give you your own $5 Gift Certificate. To be redeemed after January 1st, 2020 for your new year’s resolution. Better yet! Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate – receive your own $15 Gift Certificate.

SALES THROUGH TO CHRISTMAS!

Victoria & Courtenay MORNING MADNESS and HAPPY HOUR. See poster below.

Dry Goods Specials – Sourced to be Gluten Free!

  • Flax Seed 5lbs – Regular $8 – Sale price: $5.99
  • Shredded Coconut 3lbs – Regular $13 – Sale price: $10.50
  • Raisins 1lb – Regular $4 – Sale price: $3.30
  • Goji 1lb – Regular $14 – Sale price: $10.99
  • Chia 1lb – Regular $7 – Sale price: $5.50
  • Pumpkin Seeds 2lbs – Regular $12 – Sale price: $8.99
  • Sunflower Seeds 5lbs – Regular $14 – Sale price: $9.99
  • Almonds 5lbs – Regular $43 -Sale price: $36.99
  • Cranberries 1lb – Regular $6 – Sale price: $4.99
  • Gluten-Free Oat Flour 5lbs – Regular $12 – Sale price: $8.99

Click here to start shopping!

Rawthentic Morning Madness - Happy HourRawthentic is pleased to bring you the following new dishes!

• Hot Teriyaki Bowl
• Veggie ‘Onion Bread’ Sandwich
• Garlic Flat Bread with Hummus or Pesto
• Breakfast Vegan Sausage Bowl
• New Fruitilicious Smoothies.
• Option to mix and match dishes to your preference!
• Pink Lemon-aide Juice (Beets, Lemon, Ginger, Apple & Kombucha on tap)

Raw Alive Delicious … See you at Rawthentic.

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Why Raw Food?

Raw food is great for everyone. One of the main goals of eating and drinking more raw foods is to obtain plenty of nutrients in an easy-to-digest manner, one that our bodies are naturally suited for. While there’s no need to go completely raw or to declare yourself a “raw vegan,” consuming at least some raw vegetables and fruits every day is important for just about everyone. Learn more here!

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Rawthentic’s Menu!

Rawthentic’s menu has a focus on high quality, raw, vegan, organic ingredients to achieve optimum flavour & health benefits. All items are raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, no sugar and 100% vegan. Learn more here!

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Shop for dry goods, grocery, health & beauty, home, lifestyle, makery & produce – at wholesale pricing! Learn more here!

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Rawthentic Catering

At Rawthentic, we LOVE offering our raw food catering service for important events. We’ll provide everything you need to get your next party off the ground whether they are social or business. We can cater for up to 200 guests for weddings, birthdays, dinner parties & corporate events. Learn more here!

About Rawthentic

Rawthentic Eatery’s raw, plant-based menu is broad, delicious and diverse, perfect for anyone and everyone seeking the essential whole food energy that helps us THRIVE. All of Rawthentic’s menu items are made from hand-selected, high-quality, organic vegan ingredients to always achieve optimum freshness and flavour. Learn more here!

Rawthentic Delivery

Delivery available in Victoria and Courtenay

Gluten-Free Feature Sheet @ Six Mile Pub
Dec 12 all-day

Six Mile Pub​ is more than fabulous gluten-free onion rings! Be sure to ask for their Feature Sheet! ‘Good Food’ that just happens to be ‘Gluten Free.’ This month, enjoy Pan-Seared Halibut, Roasted Cauliflower Cakes, Fried Brussels Sprouts & Mushroom Risotto. Amazing GF desserts, too!

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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!

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

  • 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
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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 halibut and – wait for it –  safe french fries & yam fries cooked in a dedicated deep fryer!

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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, unpasteurized 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.

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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 …