Gluten-Free Events

Feb
23
Thu
CONTEST BEGINS! WIN Dinner for Two @ Noodlebox Victoria
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

WIN one of Two $25 Gift Certificates to Noodlebox Locations in Victoria.

Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford

HOW? Visit the Celiac Scene Facebook Page

LIKE  the Celiac Scene Facebook Page (if you don’t already love it!)
LIKE the POST
VISIT http://bit.ly/NoodleBoxMenu
Go Back to Celiac Scene Facebook Page  and COMMENT: If I won I, I would order (……………) from (which Victoria) location!

SHARE the POST! You’ll be entered again!
TAG a Friend! You’ll be entered again!

Two Winners will be announced on the Celiac Scene Facebook Page
5pm TUES-28-FEB. Good Gluten-Free Luck!


Noodle Box

Noodlebox was born out of a small food cart in Victoria BC’s Chinatown in 2001. Our unique style of Southeast Asian street food became so popular that people were willing to wait hours in the rain to get their fill. In 2003 we opened our first store in downtown Victoria, with many more opening throughout BC and Alberta to keep up with demand for our bold dishes.

 FRESH FOOD, MADE BY REAL PEOPLE

We’ve been concerned by the rise of the processed food generation and the departure of nutritious food sources. Our kitchens want to reverse that trend.

What we will always do best is prepare real food, by hand – made from fresh ingredients like non-gmo vegetables sourced locally whenever possible. Our special sauces are house made, with no added MSG.

We support sustainable & ethical producers, with farm-to-plate practices that deliver a premium product with trusted transparency.


NoodleBox prides itself on trusted transparency – premium ingredients, ethically raised protein, MSG-free, sustainable practices, farm-to-plate and committed to community.

  • Standard Protocol – every wok is scrubbed by hand, every time.
  • Gluten-Free Protocol – let staff know your dietary preferences or intolerances and the chef’s station will be re-set with fresh utensils, cloths and squeaky-clean hands.

Ask for rice noodles, jasmine rice or go no-carb / high-protein. Add in roasted cashews, crushed peanuts or even a fried free-range egg to gussy up any GF dish! Dial in your spice level and you’re ready to go!  Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

Contest applies to Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford locations only.


NOODLE BOX MENUDAILY SPECIALSFRIDAY FEATURES

Noodle Box Menu A FEB 2017
Noodle Box Menu B FEB 2017

In Victoria • Shelbourne • Douglas • Uptown • Langford •

Feb
24
Fri
WIN! Dinner for Two @ Noodlebox Victoria
Feb 24 all-day

WIN one of Two $25 Gift Certificates to Noodlebox Locations in Victoria.

Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford

HOW? Visit the Celiac Scene Facebook Page

LIKE  the Celiac Scene Facebook Page (if you don’t already love it!)
LIKE the POST
VISIT http://bit.ly/NoodleBoxMenu
Go Back to Celiac Scene Facebook Page  and COMMENT: If I won I, I would order (……………) from (which Victoria) location!

SHARE the POST! You’ll be entered again!
TAG a Friend! You’ll be entered again!

Two Winners will be announced on the Celiac Scene Facebook Page
5pm TUES-28-FEB. Good Gluten-Free Luck!

Noodle Box

Noodlebox was born out of a small food cart in Victoria BC’s Chinatown in 2001. Our unique style of Southeast Asian street food became so popular that people were willing to wait hours in the rain to get their fill. In 2003 we opened our first store in downtown Victoria, with many more opening throughout BC and Alberta to keep up with demand for our bold dishes.

 FRESH FOOD, MADE BY REAL PEOPLE

We’ve been concerned by the rise of the processed food generation and the departure of nutritious food sources. Our kitchens want to reverse that trend.

What we will always do best is prepare real food, by hand – made from fresh ingredients like non-gmo vegetables sourced locally whenever possible. Our special sauces are house made, with no added MSG.

We support sustainable & ethical producers, with farm-to-plate practices that deliver a premium product with trusted transparency.


NoodleBox prides itself on trusted transparency – premium ingredients, ethically raised protein, MSG-free, sustainable practices, farm-to-plate and committed to community.

  • Standard Protocol – every wok is scrubbed by hand, every time.
  • Gluten-Free Protocol – let staff know your dietary preferences or intolerances and the chef’s station will be re-set with fresh utensils, cloths and squeaky-clean hands.

Ask for rice noodles, jasmine rice or go no-carb / high-protein. Add in roasted cashews, crushed peanuts or even a fried free-range egg to gussy up any GF dish! Dial in your spice level and you’re ready to go!  Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

Contest applies to Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford locations only.


NOODLE BOX MENUDAILY SPECIALSFRIDAY FEATURES

Noodle Box Menu A FEB 2017
Noodle Box Menu B FEB 2017

In Victoria • Shelbourne • Douglas • Uptown • Langford •

Taco Revolution is Back @ Red Arrow Brewing!
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Taco Revolution is back by special request at
Red Arrow Brewing near Duncan at 5255 Chaster Rd
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Tacos once found only under the hot Mexico sun are handmade from scratch with ingredients sourced to be gluten free. Taco Revolution tacos are so good you will want them every day, and that’s possible:

Keep tabs on Taco Revolution no matter where they go!

• Taco Revolution Website
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Twitter


Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor – The King of the Mexico City street taco: Pork loin cut thin and slowly marinated with Guajillo and Ancho peppers, Achiote paste and a slew of herbs and spices; cooked on a vertical spit and served with roasted pineapple, onion and fresh cilantro and salsa.


Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas – Taco Revolution’s very own Chorizo fried up crispy and delicious with potato and onion. Finished with cilantro and salsa.


Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana – The cabbage, carrot, onion trio allowed to simmer along with tomato, chipotle and garlic. Topped with lettuce, feta cheese, and crema


Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco – Fresh cod lovingly marinated in lime and spices then seared up on grill. Placed on a tortilla along with fresh cabbage, crema, and chipotle.

Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location

Feb
25
Sat
WIN! Dinner for Two @ Noodlebox Victoria
Feb 25 all-day

WIN one of Two $25 Gift Certificates to Noodlebox Locations in Victoria.

Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford

HOW? Visit the Celiac Scene Facebook Page

LIKE  the Celiac Scene Facebook Page (if you don’t already love it!)
LIKE the POST
VISIT http://bit.ly/NoodleBoxMenu
Go Back to Celiac Scene Facebook Page  and COMMENT: If I won I, I would order (……………) from (which Victoria) location!

SHARE the POST! You’ll be entered again!
TAG a Friend! You’ll be entered again!

Two Winners will be announced on the Celiac Scene Facebook Page
5pm TUES-28-FEB. Good Gluten-Free Luck!

Noodle Box

Noodlebox was born out of a small food cart in Victoria BC’s Chinatown in 2001. Our unique style of Southeast Asian street food became so popular that people were willing to wait hours in the rain to get their fill. In 2003 we opened our first store in downtown Victoria, with many more opening throughout BC and Alberta to keep up with demand for our bold dishes.

 FRESH FOOD, MADE BY REAL PEOPLE

We’ve been concerned by the rise of the processed food generation and the departure of nutritious food sources. Our kitchens want to reverse that trend.

What we will always do best is prepare real food, by hand – made from fresh ingredients like non-gmo vegetables sourced locally whenever possible. Our special sauces are house made, with no added MSG.

We support sustainable & ethical producers, with farm-to-plate practices that deliver a premium product with trusted transparency.


NoodleBox prides itself on trusted transparency – premium ingredients, ethically raised protein, MSG-free, sustainable practices, farm-to-plate and committed to community.

  • Standard Protocol – every wok is scrubbed by hand, every time.
  • Gluten-Free Protocol – let staff know your dietary preferences or intolerances and the chef’s station will be re-set with fresh utensils, cloths and squeaky-clean hands.

Ask for rice noodles, jasmine rice or go no-carb / high-protein. Add in roasted cashews, crushed peanuts or even a fried free-range egg to gussy up any GF dish! Dial in your spice level and you’re ready to go!  Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

Contest applies to Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford locations only.


NOODLE BOX MENUDAILY SPECIALSFRIDAY FEATURES

Noodle Box Menu A FEB 2017
Noodle Box Menu B FEB 2017

In Victoria • Shelbourne • Douglas • Uptown • Langford •

Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas @ Comox Valley Farmer's Market
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Authentically Mexican, locally-produced, Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas and Chips
Hand-made right here on Vancouver Island from organic, non-GMO corn! 

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Abuelo's Tortillas

Specialty flavors and salsa verdes only available at market appearances or at Abuelo’s Factory Outlet in Courtenay

There is only one way to make the perfect tortilla … by hand!” Abuelo’s corn tortillas are produced with pride in the Comox Valley from carefully selected, organic, non-GMO corn flour and tested well water, in a 100% gluten-free facility.  Hand-cut and flavored with real beets, garlic or habenaro chilies for a taste experience like no other. Find Abuelo’s year round at the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market and at Abuelo’s Factory Outlet where you can purchase specialty flavors (cinnamon) or salsa verdes so fresh – and without preservatives – that no retailer can stock them! Check Abuelo’s Corn Tortilla’s Demo Schedule here.

Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas and Tortilla Chips are available at the following Island retailers:

Abuelos Corn Tortillas
Powell River, BC:
Ecossentials
Gold River, BC:
Strathcona Park Lodge
Campbell River, BC:
Healthyway Natural Foods
Discovery Foods Willow Point
Socal Restaurant & Bar
Discovery Foods Oyster River
Cortes Island, BC:
Cortes Natural Food Co-Op
Courtenay. BC:
Edible Island
Atlas Café
Union St. Grill
The White Whale Restaurant
Quality Foods
Sweet Surprise
Hen & Hog café
Marine Harvest
Comox, BC:
Avenue Bistro
Cumberland, BC:
Seeds Foods Market
The Waverly Hotel
Sunshine Organics
Hornby Island, BC:
Hornby Island Co-Op
Qualicum Beach, BC:
Village Bulk Foods
Tidal Tacos
Heaven on Earth
Port Alberni, BC:
Healthy Habits
Nanaimo, BC:
Island Natural
Ladysmith, BC:
Wild Poppy Bistro
Duncan, BC:
Communty Farm Store
Victoria, BC:
Sante Gluten-free Café
Red Barn-Latoria
Red Barn-Mattick’s Farm
Red Barn-West Saanich
Red Barn-Vanalman
The Market on Millstream
The Market on Yates
Lifestyles Markets
Peppers Grocery
Niagara Grocery
SPUD.CA
Local General Store

Bake My Day @ Duncan Farmer's Market
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

NEW for BC and Alberta! Order Bake My Day Online – Delivered to your Door!

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Find Bake My Day every week at Duncan’s Farmer’s Market, on Ingram’s Street, beside the pharmacy. Enjoy fresh, ready-to-eat gluten-free tarts, pies, turnovers, spanokopita and sausage rolls! Created in a dedicated gluten-free facility in Duncan, BC from documented to be gluten-free ingredients, these pastries are trusted to be safe for celiacs – and guaranteed to be delicious!

When to Pre-Order for Pick Up on Saturday? contact 250-478-8450 by noon day ahead of market. Special pies require 4 days’ notice.

• Ready-to-Eat Pies, Tarts & Turnovers
• Ready-to-Bake Fruit Pies, Fruit Turnovers, Pork Sausage Rolls and Spanakopita
• Ready-to-Bake Pie Shells and Tart Shells
• Ready-To-Roll Puff Pastry Dough

Carrying retailers, restaurants and cafés … 
Complete Market & Craft Fair Schedule …
Order Online for Delivery or Pickup …
Follow Bake My Day on Facebook 
Outlet Store 3030 Dogwood Rd in Duncan, Tues – Sat 7am to 3pm


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JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such @ Sooke Seedy Saturday
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Catch JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such at Sooke’s Seedy Saturday – February 25th 10am to 3pm
Sooke Community Hall at 2037  Shields Road, opposite the Legion on Eustace Road

Call ahead to place a special order –  250-589-2304

From their hobby farm near the Sooke Pot Holes on Vancouver Island,  Janice and Danny Willis turn the fruits and vegetables from their garden into more than 130 gluten-free products. Sun-ripened and grown without the use of chemicals, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and haskap berries are transformed into succulent jams, jellies and sauces from Janice’s family recipes.  As Danny harvests successive crops of corn, tomatoes, hot peppers, beets, peas, beans, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, asparagus, rhubarb, zucchini, Janice creates a potpourri of chutneys, pickles, relish and vinegars. Their flavourful, always gluten-free creations are sought after at farmer’s markets throughout the region – and by fans around the world. Look for their brightly coloured display! Learn more about JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such …

Keep up with JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such at the Langford Legion Night Market, Sooke’s Thursday Market, Metchosin’s Farmer’s Market, Goldstream Farmer’s Market, Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt and more. See JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such Market Schedule

NOTE: JD’s Market Table is Gluten-Free! Only Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Bread & Glutino’s Gluten-Free Crackers are used for sampling purposes. 


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Danny & Janice Willis

Testimonials

  • “Fantastic products, such unique flavors. Impressed how professionally everything is done by J&D. Thanks for the great job of sending your products to my sister in New Zealand. Their guests enjoyed the first “tastings” of your products….along with some wine of course!”
  • “Onion marmalade, veggies antipasto & peach Melba jam are my favs!!”
  • “My Sweet Picante (Red Pepper Jelly) is now a staple in our house this time of year. We ordered several jars the other day and it was delivered to our doorstep that same day! It was as usual, nothing shy of perfection! Amazing customer service too! Love it.”

CLICK HERE FOR JD’S PRODUCT LIST

All JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such products are Gluten-Free* and MSG-free

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JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such Products

  • Basil Marinara Sauce
  • Beet Relish
  • Black Forest Sauce w/chocolate liqueur & cherries
  • Blueberry Relish w/blueberry, cranberry & habanera
  • Brandied Peaches
  • Cauli-Cuke Relish  
  • Chilli Blue Papaya Chutney w/rum flavouring
  • Corn Relish
  • Creole Sauce
  • Dilly Relish
  • Devil’s Breath Salsa w/tomato, hot pepper & minimal sugar
  • Green Tomato Chutney
  • Helluva Jalapeno Jelly
  • Hot Fuzz BBQ w/peach BBQ & habanera
  • James Peachy Keen Hot Sauce
  • Lavender Wine Jelly w/white wine
  • Morning Glory Jam w/peaches, pears, oranges, lemon & apples
  • Mango Madness Jam
  • Mucho Caliente w/six peppers (hot!)
  • Peaches & Scream BBQ Sauce w/peach BBQ sauce,  habanera & Bourbon
  • Pico de Gallo Salsa w/tomato,  cucumber, pepper & no sugar
  • Pina Colada Sauce w/pineapple with coconut rum
  • Plum Crazy BBQ Sauce
  • Pizza Sauce (no sugar)
  • Raspberry Green Tea Jelly
  • Roasted Garlic Jelly
  • Salsa Verde w/green tomato, minimal sugar
  • Sangria Jelly w/ red wine and Cointreau
  • Scotch Ginger Marmalade w/scotch flavouring
  • Thai Basil Lemon Jelly w/lemon, honey, thai basil
  • Tomato-Ancho Sauce
  • Tropical Fruit Salsa w/honey (spicy)
  • Wild Berry Pomegranate Jelly

Products that may contain dairy

  • Banana Daiquiri Jam w/rum flavouring (seasonal)
  • Blackberry Jam
  • Blueberry Jam
  • Buccaneer Strawberry Jam w/rum flavouring
  • Bumbleberry Jam w/raspberries, blackberries & blueberries
  • Golden Sunrise Jam w/apricot & pineapple
  • ‘K’ Berry  Jam w/ strawberry & banana
  • Love Apple Jelly
  • My Sweet Picante Jelly w/red pepper
  • Onion Marmalade

Products that may contain dairy (cont)

  • Peach Melba Jam
  • Persian Sunrise Jam – Golden Sunrise w/curry
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Raspberry Sambuca Jelly w/ sambuca flavouring
  • Rhubarb Jam
  • Strawberry Jam w/strawberries grown in Sooke
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
  • Tandoori Curry Sauce

Products that may contain cinnamon

  • Beet Ginger Vinegar
  • Beet Pickles
  • Bitter Melon Relish
  • Bread n Butter Pickles
  • Carrot Cake Jam w/carrots, pears & pineapple
  • Chipotle Abodo w/honey
  • Crabapple Butter
  • Dilly Beans
  • Dilly Carrots
  • Hamburger Relish
  • Hawaiian Ninja w/Bhut Jokolia (ghost peppers)
  • Hot Pickled Beans
  • Hot Pickled Garlic
  • Hot Pickled Carrots
  • Mango Chutney
  • Rhubarb Relish
  • Sweet Mustard Pickles
  • Vindaloo Bites Curried Pickles

Products that may contain dairy & cinnamon

  • Pumpkin Butter (seasonal)

Diabetic-Friendly

  • Raspberry X Light – with Xylitol
  • Blackberry X Light – with Xylitol
  • Strawberry-Apple X Light – with Xylitol
  • Note: jams made with Xylitol have a shorter shelf life

Vinegars

  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry-Plum
  • Edson’s Third Degree Burn
  • Herb (no sugar)
  • Mango-Ginger
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry Citrus
  • Thai Alarm Fire

JDs sunshine jams AJD’s Sunshine Jams & Such – The Back Story

For more than thirty years, Janice followed and supported her husband, Danny while he served as an RCMP officer across Saskatchewan and British Columbia. In 2014, they chose to settle in the community of Sooke and explore what they could make of their ‘retirement’ years.

As it happened, in June of that year,  their son James was working for a chef in downtown Victoria who was searching for ‘locally-made’ jams to serve during High Tea. He wanted something that would outshine the competition. In short order,  Janice stepped up to provide the eight jams and two vinegars she had been making for years from family recipes. Soon enough, she began selling in Artisan’s Lane to passengers from the Coho and Clipper ferries and tourists from around the globe. Three years later, she and Danny have turned their retirement into a full-time, full-scale labour of love!

It was important to Janice that her products be enjoyed by customers following a gluten-free diet. Janice attributes her regained health to her 100% gluten-free diet after years of struggling with a host of auto-immune disorders. Not only does she love sharing celiac-friendly wares at farmer’s markets, she loves to share her journey with others who are seeking to improve their health through fresh, locally-grown whole food

Janice is keen to learn more! If you have an heirloom recipe that you can offer Janice, she will gladly repay with a jar of her very best strawberry jam!

  • *All JD’s Sunshine James & Such products are gluten-free with the exception of Mocha Stout Jelly  & Pothole Jelly
  • *PREPARED IN A KITCHEN THAT IS NOT INSPECTED BY A REGULATORY AUTHORITY

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Taco Revolution is Back @ Red Arrow Brewing!
Feb 25 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Taco Revolution is back by special request at Red Arrow Brewing near Duncan at 5255 Chaster Rd
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Tacos once found only under the hot Mexico sun are handmade from scratch with ingredients sourced to be gluten free. Taco Revolution tacos are so good you will want them every day, and that’s possible:

Keep tabs on Taco Revolution no matter where they go!

• Taco Revolution Website
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Twitter


Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor – The King of the Mexico City street taco: Pork loin cut thin and slowly marinated with Guajillo and Ancho peppers, Achiote paste and a slew of herbs and spices; cooked on a vertical spit and served with roasted pineapple, onion and fresh cilantro and salsa.


Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas – Taco Revolution’s very own Chorizo fried up crispy and delicious with potato and onion. Finished with cilantro and salsa.


Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana – The cabbage, carrot, onion trio allowed to simmer along with tomato, chipotle and garlic. Topped with lettuce, feta cheese, and crema


Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco – Fresh cod lovingly marinated in lime and spices then seared up on grill. Placed on a tortilla along with fresh cabbage, crema, and chipotle.

Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location

Awesome Rawsome Tasting @ Lifestyle Markets
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Wish you could try before you buy pricey gluten-free food?  Here’s your chance! Join Ellen Bayens of  The Celiac Scene for a fun and informative taste extravaganza! Second and fourth Saturday of every month Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street between 12 and 2 pm. Look for Ellen’s smile in the Gluten-Free Department. No diagnosis or RSVP required.

Brought to you by Okanagan Rawsome!

Okanagan Rawsome is a made in BC success story! A 2017 Specialty Food Award Finalist for Best New Product, Mother-Daughter Duo, Afke and Anna, mix apples and carrots from the Okanagan with fruit and seeds, let them sprout and then dehydrate them into delicious crisps great for celiacs and athletes alike!  We call it a ‘Smoothie in a Cracker!’ Today is your day to try the sweet and savory raw goodies that had them nominated: Onion Beet, Choc-Ginger, Cran-Raisin, Flax-Sesame, Spicy-Chia-Hemp Crisps! Why We Love Okanagan Rawsome


Gluten-Free Products have taken over at Lifestyle Markets!

 Lifestyle Markets Gluten-Free Shelf Tags

Now EVERY AISLE is ‘safe for celiacs,’ thanks to their ‘Wee Gluten-Free’ shelf tags. Look for the orange labels that shout out EACH and EVERY gluten-free item in throughout the store! Same goes for Lifestyle Markets’ sister store on Cook Street and Lifestyle Select in Sidney!

View their complete Gluten-Free Product List

For more than 20 years, Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street in Victoria, BC was known as the ‘first-stop-one-shop’ for anyone new to the diet or new to town. Lifestyle Markets offers the most comprehensive selection of gluten-free flours and baking ingredients in British Columbia.

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Glutenull Gluten-Free Goodies @ Admiral's Thrifty Foods
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Holly for Glutenull Gluten-Free Goodies!

Raw • Vegan • Organic Certified • non-GMO Verified • HACCP Certified • Yeast Free • Gluten Free

Glutenull is a Vancouver based certified gluten & yeast free bakery dedicated to bringing you fresh, premium quality, organic & non-GMO foods that are wholesome and tasty.  We have a large variety of products that are suitable for celiac, gluten intolerant, vegan, and diabetic foodies. Their facility, located in Coquitlam, is certified gluten free under the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) which assures you that it contains no traces of gluten.  Glutenull has also created a number of raw products that make great snacks for the whole family. Learn more …

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Check out Thrifty Foods’ New Gluten-Free Guide! • 760+ Gluten-Free Recipes

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If you are living gluten free,  Thrifty Foods has got you covered! From cooking staples to bakery indulgences, Thrifty Foods offers tasty, gluten-free options in every aisle.  Recipes and support:   everything you need to make your gluten-free lifestyle easy, healthy and totally satisfying!

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Thrifty Foods Tasting Panel

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Thrifty Foods Tasting Panel are experts at innovating. They’ve made substitutions in hundreds of recipes, recreated them in their test kitchen and taste-tested them until they are just right. All we need to do is shop, slice and dice for guaranteed deliciousness!


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• Search by Ingredient i.e. chicken, avocado, fish, salad and even prep times and themes …


Gluten Free Living Classes

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Learn How to Be Gluten Free! Two-hour information sessions are open to anyone adversely affected by gluten: celiacs, gluten sensitive, and the wheat allergic. No diagnosis needed. Learn how to eat and live gluten free from the experts: the Victoria Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association. Receive information, optimism and plenty of gluten-free goodies to go from The Celiac Scene.


Registered Dietitian

Meet Jessalyn

Thrifty Foods is proud to have been one of the first grocery companies to offer customers personalized, in-store support from a Registered Dietitian. Jessalyn O’Donnell loves introducing people to great food choices, delicious recipe ideas and useful tips for living a gluten-free lifestyle. Contact Jessalyn.


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If you’d like to be first to know about great new products, contact Jessalyn. She’ll make sure you will be among the first to know!

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As Manager  of Nutrition Services, Jessalyn loves  to introduce people to great food choices. Join her in-store for a stroll through the aisles where she’ll show you how to connect the dots between great gluten-free food products and good health.  Jessalyn is an expert at managing complex nutritional needs, food sensitivities or allergies.


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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 …