Gluten-Free Events

Nov
17
Fri
Today’s Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery in Victoria • Courtenay
Nov 17 all-day

Rawthentic Specials for Wednesday, November 15th to Tuesday, November 21st
Always gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and raw! 

  • Breakfast Bars Regular $5 on sale for only $3.99
  • Almonds 2lb Regular $20 on sale for only $15.99

Features – starting Wednesdays in Courtenay and Fridays in Victoria

  • Any Bowl + Any Warm Drink Regular $17 on sale for only $13.99

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

Since 2010 Rawthentic Eatery has been offering Vancouver Island an opportunity to experience true health by serving vegan food that is affordable, accessible and enjoyable. From smoothies with super foods and super herbs, freshly made dishes and raw desserts, our meals are always nurturing and loving to your body, soul, and of course your taste-buds! Rawthentic believes if you implement a nutritious, sustainable, gourmet ‘living food’ lifestyle you never have to compromise on taste or enjoyment.

Rawthentic Eatery Victoria & Courtenay

Rawthentic Eateries in Victoria and Courtenay are raw, vegan, gluten & dairy free. Fuel up with delicious nutrient-dense juices or smoothies. Enjoy mouth-watering salads, wraps and bowls that leave you healthier than when you came in, then finish off with one of their guilt-free desserts! Rawthentic is dedicated to meeting our allergic, gluten-free and food-intolerant needs. All dried fruit, seeds and nuts are sourced to be gluten free. Only gluten-free oat flour is used in baking.

VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down.

  • 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!

VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down

  • 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!

Rawthentic’s Back Story

“Since 2010 Rawthentic Eatery has been offering Vancouver Island an opportunity to experience true health by serving vegan food that is affordable, accessible and enjoyable. We believe if you implement a nutritious, sustainable, gourmet ‘living food’ lifestyle you never have to compromise on taste or enjoyment. From smoothies with super foods and super herbs, freshly made dishes and raw desserts, our meals are always nurturing and loving to your body, soul and of course your taste-buds!”

Scroll down Vegan Rawfood Restaurant to sign up for the Raw Food Newsletter. Recipes, nutrition news, discounts and more. It’s FREE!


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
  • ENERGY LOAD
    • Carrot Juice Blackberry, Hemp, Vanilla, Dates, Banana
  • MANGO LIME ZINGER
    • Apple Juice, Dates, Banana, Mango, Spinach, Lime, Ginger

Rawthentic Juices

Rawthentic Juices

  • BEET TREAT
    • Beets, Carrot, Apple, Ginger, Lemon
  • “C” PLUS
    • Orange, Lemon, Apple, Ginger, Turmeric
  • GREEN & CLEAN
    • Kale, Cukes, Celery, Ginger, Apple, Lemon

Rawthentic Juices 2

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

Rawthentic Salads

Rawthentic Salads 2

  • 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
  • CLEANSE 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
  • TACO 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

  • CLASSIC 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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  • GLORY BOWL
    • Basmati, spring mix, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, sprouts, sesame dressing
  • CURRY 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
  • TERIYAKI CHIC’UN BOWL
    • Basmati rice, Chic’un patty, spring mix, teriyaki veggies, teriyaki dressing, carrots, red peppers, sesame seeds
  • CHIPOTLE AVOCADO 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

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Gluten-Free Foodies Try @ Fishhook at Mermaid Wharf
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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If you like the fantastically gluten-free Fishhook (FH) creation at 805 Fort Street, you are going to love Mermaid Wharf  at 407 Swift Street.

It’s FH all over again, alright! It’s FH with a waterfront patio, char-grill, ‘thalis’ or share platters, cocktails, BC wines and six local taps, as well as a unique ‘FH-style’ weekend brunch — not to mention the ability to take reservations for dinner and brunch — even for large parties!

And Kunal has committed that all his Mermaid Wharf meals can be created for us – absolutely gluten free!* Seasonal 100% Oceanwise seafood, BC wines & libations, locally driven, pescatarian, indo-french inspired menu. Soups, salads and curry are dairy, egg and wheat free. Prices and menu items subject to change. Join Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies as we give them a try! Learn more about Fishhook! • Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

  • *Note that wheat-free bread offered is sourced from a bakery that also bakes with gluten. 

View the menu below. Find Fishhook at Mermaid Wharf at the foot of Swift Street, across from the Canoe Club. Park on Wharf Street.

Please RSVP via Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies or to [email protected]

MAINSTAYS 

THE PONDICHERRY – Two of our mixed seafood koftas served on top of our daily masala & golden basmati rice

DAILY KHATCH – From our Char-Grill & on our daily masala & golden basmati rice, or either of our salads (as listed)

  • spice-seared tuna belly
  • tandoori wild salmon
  • flash-roasted tandoori Humboldt squid
  • smoked sablefish
  • flash-roasted tandoori rock fish
  • flash-roasted Fanny bay oysters  (when available)

DAILY PHATCHPOSTED

  • From our Char-Grill & on our daily masala & golden basmati rice, or either of our salads (as listed), or Char-grilled local seasonal vegetables.

LINE & SINKERPOSTED

  • A fresh indo fish and veg dish; ask for details.

Fishhook Mermaid Wharf 1SOUPS

FISHHOOK CHOWDERS – Thyme-chili roasted potato, coconut milk & smoked fish broth, wild fish confit, smoked salmon belly bacon.

Fishhook Mermaid Wharf 4SHARES

PEKORAS – GF pekora battered seafood or vegetable, served with chili-mint raita.

  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Fanny Bay Oysters
  • Wild salmon
  • Rock cod
  • Smoked sablefish
  • Albacore tuna belly

FISHHOOK BATTERED THALI – choose one veg and two seafood served with chili-mint raita, mango-lime chutney & red shred.

KOFTAS – Hand-formed spiced local wild seafood koftas served with house masala, crispy baguette & papadom.

FISHHOOK POUTINE – Masala frites, paneer curds, smoked sablefish, wild shrimp, masala gravy & crispy shallots.

VIN’DALOO – One pound of local mussels, white wine vindaloo broth & lemony baguette. Or enjoy as moules frites

MERMAID THALI – Crispy house-pickled seasonal local vegetables, served with candied salmonaisse, wild shrimp harissa & an assortment of local, sustainable cured, hot & cold smoked fish

FISH’N’FRITES – GF pekora battered & masala frites, red shred & citrus pickle remoulade; with your choice of:

  • Fanny Bay Oysters
  • Wild salmon
  • Rock cod
  • Smoked sablefish
  • Albacore tuna belly

 Fishhook Mermaid Wharf 2SALADS

  • we offer fresh local seafood addons, an inexpensive way to bolster your salad

GREENS – Herbed kale-broccoli tabouleh, romaine shred, rocket, pumpkin & sunflower seeds with green goddess or spicy harissa vinaigrette.

RED SHRED – Pickled savoy & red cabbage, pumpkin & sunflower seeds, harissa vinaigrette.

THE MERMAID COBB SALAD – Our greens+ salad, with a sweet-chili salmon bacon sausage, wild shrimp & free-range hardboiled egg with green goddess or spicy harissa vinaigrette.

Nov
18
Sat
Today’s Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery in Victoria • Courtenay
Nov 18 all-day

Rawthentic Specials for Wednesday, November 15th to Tuesday, November 21st
Always gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and raw! 

  • Breakfast Bars Regular $5 on sale for only $3.99
  • Almonds 2lb Regular $20 on sale for only $15.99

Features – starting Wednesdays in Courtenay and Fridays in Victoria

  • Any Bowl + Any Warm Drink Regular $17 on sale for only $13.99

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

Since 2010 Rawthentic Eatery has been offering Vancouver Island an opportunity to experience true health by serving vegan food that is affordable, accessible and enjoyable. From smoothies with super foods and super herbs, freshly made dishes and raw desserts, our meals are always nurturing and loving to your body, soul, and of course your taste-buds! Rawthentic believes if you implement a nutritious, sustainable, gourmet ‘living food’ lifestyle you never have to compromise on taste or enjoyment.

Rawthentic Eatery Victoria & Courtenay

Rawthentic Eateries in Victoria and Courtenay are raw, vegan, gluten & dairy free. Fuel up with delicious nutrient-dense juices or smoothies. Enjoy mouth-watering salads, wraps and bowls that leave you healthier than when you came in, then finish off with one of their guilt-free desserts! Rawthentic is dedicated to meeting our allergic, gluten-free and food-intolerant needs. All dried fruit, seeds and nuts are sourced to be gluten free. Only gluten-free oat flour is used in baking.

VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down.

  • 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!

VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down

  • 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!

Rawthentic’s Back Story

“Since 2010 Rawthentic Eatery has been offering Vancouver Island an opportunity to experience true health by serving vegan food that is affordable, accessible and enjoyable. We believe if you implement a nutritious, sustainable, gourmet ‘living food’ lifestyle you never have to compromise on taste or enjoyment. From smoothies with super foods and super herbs, freshly made dishes and raw desserts, our meals are always nurturing and loving to your body, soul and of course your taste-buds!”

Scroll down Vegan Rawfood Restaurant to sign up for the Raw Food Newsletter. Recipes, nutrition news, discounts and more. It’s FREE!


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
  • ENERGY LOAD
    • Carrot Juice Blackberry, Hemp, Vanilla, Dates, Banana
  • MANGO LIME ZINGER
    • Apple Juice, Dates, Banana, Mango, Spinach, Lime, Ginger

Rawthentic Juices

Rawthentic Juices

  • BEET TREAT
    • Beets, Carrot, Apple, Ginger, Lemon
  • “C” PLUS
    • Orange, Lemon, Apple, Ginger, Turmeric
  • GREEN & CLEAN
    • Kale, Cukes, Celery, Ginger, Apple, Lemon

Rawthentic Juices 2

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

Rawthentic Salads

Rawthentic Salads 2

  • 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
  • CLEANSE 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
  • TACO 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

  • CLASSIC 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
Rawthentic Bowls 2

  • GLORY BOWL
    • Basmati, spring mix, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, sprouts, sesame dressing
  • CURRY 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
  • TERIYAKI CHIC’UN BOWL
    • Basmati rice, Chic’un patty, spring mix, teriyaki veggies, teriyaki dressing, carrots, red peppers, sesame seeds
  • CHIPOTLE AVOCADO 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

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Gluten-Free Brunch @ Crows Restaurant
Nov 18 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Crows Restaurant

It’s Crows belief that they can serve quality gluten-free food, properly prepared for a reasonable price. They look forward to showing everyone what they can do!

Crows Restaurant family-style, casual diner is pleased to report that 90% of their menu is gluten free!  Moreover, the deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so we can have our way with fries as well as any savoury items our hearts desire from hearty breakfasts to sumptuous dinners. Find Crows Restaurant right next door to the Ramada Inn at 123 Gorge Road East at Albany Street. Plenty of free parking. Accessible.

Gluten-free brunch is served from 7am to 2:30pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Breakfast Menu – served Monday to Thursday 7 am – 11 am and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm

Open 7 days per week 7am to 9:30 pm

  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

CrowsRestaurant.comFacebook • Instagram • Contact • (778) 265-2762

Crows Restaurant Sunday Brunch

More than great gluten-free food, Crows Restaurant offers entertainment, arts and even date nights!

Every Tuesday – Music Night – 7-9:30pm

  • Open Mike Night for Singer Songwriters

First Saturday Night & Third Thursdays – Paint Nite  – starting 6:30 pm

  • Discover a different nite out! Paint and party with friends at Crows Restaurant

NEW! Date Night – starting Saturday, November 18th 6:30 pm

  • Great value! Includes shared appetizers, 2 drinks, choice of mains and dessert. Call for details / reserve (778) 265-2762

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Bake My Day @ Duncan Farmer's Market
Nov 18 @ 9:00 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, in front of the Green Door on Ingram Street, Duncan. 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!

Learn more about Duncan Farmer’s Market HERE

When to Pre-Order for Pick Up on Saturday? contact 250-478-8450 by noon, the 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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Customer Appreciation Day @ Pomme Natural Market Nanaimo
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

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Join Pomme Natural Market in Nanaimo for Customer Appreciation Day!

Save 10% when you shop on November 18th!! Pomme will also have free samples, a gift basket raffle, and, of course, the Prize Wheel!!  Click for Event Details Here

6560 Metral Drive – Open 9am to 7pm – 7 days a week – 250-390-1955
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Pomme Natural Market Nanaimo

Pomme is proud to offer Nanaimo and the surrounding region the most healthy and ethically sourced gluten-free groceries, supplements and vitamins to be found. They are constantly inspired by their local community and  jump at every opportunity to work with awesome Vancouver and Gulf Island growers and producers!

Check out this month’s gluten-free flyer!

Pomme Natural Market has been voted Nanaimo’s Best Health Food Store in the
Nanaimo News Bulletin’s Best of the City for three years running!

Pomme strives to provide gluten-free shoppers with as many options — and as much support — as possible to help them make the best choices for their lives, sticking to  fundamental ethical and nutritional values when deciding what makes it to their shelves.  Never hesitate to ask for information or advice while you shop! Watch for their monthly gluten-free flyer sales, events and yes, Wow Wednesdays!

Pomme researches every company they work with. Starting off with some simple no’s: no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners are allowed in our markets, beyond that  a focus on local and Canadian vendors, the uniqueness of products, the quality of ingredients, and the ethics of the companies. They listen to customers’ recommendations — to make sure we’re getting the best of the best!

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Gluten-Free Living Classes @ Thrifty Foods
Nov 18 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Do you want or need to go gluten-free?
Dial into the diet once and for all. Enjoy a happier and healthier you!
RSVP [email protected] to reserve your spot.

No class in December. Starts again Saturday, January 20th.

Gluten Free LIving Classes

This crash course on transitioning to a gluten-free diet is open to anyone wishing to address wheat and gluten allergies or sensitivities, as well as those who have been diagnosed with celiac disease. Led by knowledgeable celiac volunteers, this intense two hour session covers what to eat and what not to, where to shop, where to dine and generally how to live  gluten free in Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The class will orient and assure. You are not alone in making this huge lifestyle adjustment!

Provided at no cost to Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) members and accompanying family or friends.  Join the CCA at the class for $65. Pre-registration required. [email protected].

Class Dates: May 27, June 17, July 15, September 16, October 21 and November 18. No class in August or December.

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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.


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Abuelo’s Foods @ Comox Valley Farmer's Market
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Find them from 10:am to 1:pm at the Native Son’s Hall.

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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 Foods Demo Schedule here.

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Powell River, BC:
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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
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Bake My Day @ Victorian Christmas Craft Fair
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bake My Day Christmas CakesLook forward to seeing hand-knits, Christmas ornaments, hand made dolls, snowmen, beeswax candles, local beauty products, wooden Christmas trees, pottery, sheepskin slippers, preserves, Christmas baking and much more! Our traditional Victorian – style fair promises a host of local tasty treats and original, quality, handmade arts, crafts and gift ideas for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy local, season treats at our Christmas Cafe’,and will find beautiful quality, homemade arts and crafts that will offer some unusual and exciting ideas for Christmas presents this year.

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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? Contact 250-478-8450 by noon, the day ahead of market. Special pies require 4 days’ notice.

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JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such @ Metchosin Hall Christmas Fair
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Join JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such for a day of shopping, delicious food and special gluten-free gift baskets. Call ahead to place a special order –  250-589-2304. Details Metchosin Hall Christmas Fair

New – Sea Cider Jellies! Sample them today!

• Snake Bite is Sea Cider Brambleberry with Gluten Free Forager Beer
• Pippins Jelly is Sea Cider Pippins with Disaronno
• Caramel Apple Funtini is Sea Cider Kings and Spies with Butterscotch Schnapps
• Savoury Rumrunner is Sea Cider Rumrunner with Dark Rum
• Blue Hawaiian is pineapple juice with Coconut Rum and Curacao

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 Seedy Saturday, Sooke’s Thursday Night 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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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.”

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

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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ellen-baynesThe Celiac Scene™ is your premier resource for fabulous gluten-free living in Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands. Owned & operated by celiacs, we guide you to restaurants we trust and  local gluten-free products we love! We even tell you where to purchase them, at the very best prices. Enjoy national ‘celiac’ news, local reviews and non-stop gluten-free event notices. The Celiac Scene is your gateway to Gluten-Free Paradise!

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 …