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Gluten-Free Specials @ Route 14 Sooke
May 24 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reservations Recommended!

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

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

Route 14 Sooke – Gluten-Free Offerings

Light Fare 

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

 Soups and Salads

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

Daily Fare

Gluten-Free Reuben Route 14

Route 14’s Famous Gluten-Free Reuben

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

Dinner – After 5pm

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

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

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Today’s Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery in Victoria • Courtenay
May 24 all-day

Rawthentic Specials. Always gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and raw!

Features 

  • Clean combo … Rawthentic Green Salad plus a reg Spirulina Zenergy Smoothie Normally $18 – on for only $13.99
  • Nrgy Balls – Buy 4 get 2 free 
  • Hemp Hearts Organic 1 lb – Regular $13 – on for $9.99

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


Rawthentic Eatery Skip the Dishes

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

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


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

Email VeganRawFoodRestaurant@gmail.com with ‘Please Send the Guide Book’ in the subject line and it will be emailed to you.


Online Shopping!  

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

How it works:

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

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

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

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VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down.

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

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

Rawthentic Smoothie Boosters

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

Rawthentic Catering

Rawthentic caters …. click to learn more

Rawthentic Caters

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

About the Owner

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

Rawthentic Smoothies

Rawthentic Smoothies

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

Rawthentic Juices

Rawthentic Juices

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

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

Rawthentic Salads

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

Rawthentic Wraps
Rawthentic Wraps

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

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

Rawthentic Desserts! Let the pictures speak for themselves! 

Rawthentic Desserts

Time to Order @ W.O.L.F.  WAY OF LIFE FOODS
May 24 @ 12:15 am – 11:00 am

Victoria’s Top Meal Prep and Delivery Service is 100% Gluten Free!

Order Now! New menus are posted every Monday at 7am until 11am Thursday!
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How it works • Consider a WOLF Meal Prep Gift Certificate

Wolf Meal Prep Coupon Code

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Enjoy a 25% discount on your first Wolf Meal Prep order by using the code ‘CELIAC’ 

W.O.L.F.  WAY OF LIFE FOODS

W.O.LF. understands the demands of life. We’re all busy and have hectic schedules to manage. W.O.LF. knows finding the time and balance to maintain a healthy diet can be a struggle.​ 

W.O.L.F. Meal Prep 33W.O.LF. makes healthy, gluten-free eating easy for you, a friend or family member so that you can focus your energy on other important areas of life. Enjoy quick, nutritious, delicious celiac-safe meals without a second thought.

W.O.L.F. is a healthy, freshly prepared weekly meal delivery service based in Victoria, BC. Each week’s menu is thoughtfully prepared to ensure a perfect result and variety for all tastes.  All of their ingredients and recipes are 100% gluten-free, refined sugar-free and can be accommodated to meet your dietary requirements. Locally sourced whenever possible, W.O.L.F. sweetens with honey, pure maple syrup and/or whole fruit including the pulp.

W.O.L.F. lists all of their  ingredients on their menu, so you know exactly what goes into your food. Items containing dairy are clearly identified. In this way, you can select items to avoid allergens, or simply things you don’t care for. Vegetarian? No problem!

Every week W.O.L.F. provides you with a menu to choose from See sample menu. Place your order from Monday to Thursday before 11am. Your selections are then delivered right to your door.  No need for stressful shopping, preparing and cooking meals for you or your family.

W.O.L.F. meals are prepped and cooked fresh, never frozen. They use air tight containers and vacuum seal technology to ensure optimal freshness. Just boil and reduce to simmer. Heat 5-7 minutes. Then enjoy healthy, whole food cooked home style!


Learn more about W.O.L.F.  WAY OF LIFE FOODS
Contact WOLFMEALPREP@GMAIL.COM 250.217.6465

W.O.L.F. Meal Prep How it Works

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Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
May 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

A must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking in general! 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. Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays
Phone: 250-924-8696
Wild Poppy Facebook Page

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.”

Kids Menu Wild Poppy Bakery

“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!

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! 

Gluten-Free Buffet @ Royal Spice Indian Restaurant
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

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

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Royal Spice Buffet

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

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Gluten-Free Starters
Royal Spice Veg-Pakora

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

Royal Spice Dal Soup Gluten-Free Soups

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

Gluten-Free Salads

  • Lachha Onion, Garden Green, Kachumber and Caesar Salads

Gluten-Free Vegetarian Curries

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

Royal Spice Dal Makhani

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

Royal Spice Bhindi-Masala

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

Gluten-Free Meat Curries
Royal Spice Butter-Chicken

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

Royal Spice Vindaloo-Curry

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

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

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

Gluten-Free Biryani 
Royal Spice lamb-biryani

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

Gluten-Free Salads

  • Lachha Onion, Garden, Kachumber and Tandoori Caesar

Gluten-Free Side Orders

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

Gluten-Free Rice Dishes

Royal Spice Coconut-Rice

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

Gluten-Free Sides

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

Gluten-Free Yogurts

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

Gluten-Free Desserts
Royal Spice Ras-Malai

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

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

Gluten-Free Specials @ Union Street Grill
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Check out their daily gluten-free specials here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Taco Revolution is Back @ Small Block Brewery
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Catch the Taco Revolution gluten-free food truck TODAY at Small Block Brewery , 5301 Chaster Road in Duncan, from noon to 8:00pm. Small Block Brewery Facebook • Small Block Brewery Instagram

The Taco Truck’s combinations have been pulled from Mexico City’s street culture and spiced with authentic Mexican peppers – Guajillo, Ancho, Achiote, Chipotle. Each taco is handmade from scratch … each ingredient is  sourced to be gluten free! A true north Taco Revolution!

Taco Revolution tacos are so good you will want them every day, and that’s possible – check the Events Page for their schedule!

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Taco Revolution caters birthday parties, Christmas parties, corporate events, weddings and any kind of public and private events.

Bring the Taco Revolution to your event. They can can take care of your guests with their “All-you-can-eat taco parties”. Basically, it’s like having an open bar, but with tacos! Our prices typically range from $15 to $20 per person depending on the menu.

Easy is their middle name! Taco Revolution  provides all necessary biodegradable serviceware (plates, napkins, forks, etc.) and for an extra cost we can provide non-alcoholic drinks as well. Let us give you the peace of mind you deserve during your event!

We’d love to hear about your upcoming event. Let them know the desired date, the proposed number of attendees and your preferred budget. uprise@tacorevolution.ca or call 250-244-6492

Taco Revoluion serves in Victoria, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Cedar, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Qualicum Beach and anywhere in between.
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Bake My Day @ Sidney Street Market
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy the very best of summer at the Sidney Street Market – Thursdays 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm!

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Bake My Day’s fabulous gluten-free tarts, turnovers, pies, sausage rolls and spanakopita are all yours, every Thursday evening at the Sidney Street Market!

Can’t make the Market? NEW! Order Bake My Day online!

Enjoy these sumptuous delicacies on the spot and / or purchase ready-to-bake versions to take home and savor, warm from your own oven.  Call ahead to place an order and it will set aside for you to pick up. 250-748-8450

Dale’s pie shells and groundbreaking, ready-to-roll puff pastry dough let you become the gluten-free chef you’ve always wanted to be. Ask about their dairy-free options.

• 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*
• All Purpose Flour Mixes**

All of Bake My Day’s products are created in a dedicated gluten-free facility from documented to be gluten-free ingredients.  Purchase direct from Bake My Day’s Outlet Store at 3030 Dogwood Road in Duncan open Tuesday to Saturday 7am to 3pm. 


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Gluten-Free Specials @ Route 14 Sooke
May 25 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

Reservations Recommended!

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

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

Route 14 Sooke – Gluten-Free Offerings

Light Fare 

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

 Soups and Salads

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

Daily Fare

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Route 14’s Famous Gluten-Free Reuben

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

Dinner – After 5pm

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

Dessert  Ask about their ever-changing Dessert Menu
Children – Rainbow Bread Grilled Cheese with Salad – ask for GF Udi’s Bun
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Today’s Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery in Victoria • Courtenay
May 25 all-day

Rawthentic Specials. Always gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and raw!

Features 

  • Clean combo … Rawthentic Green Salad plus a reg Spirulina Zenergy Smoothie Normally $18 – on for only $13.99
  • Nrgy Balls – Buy 4 get 2 free 
  • Hemp Hearts Organic 1 lb – Regular $13 – on for $9.99

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


Rawthentic Eatery Skip the Dishes

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

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


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

Email VeganRawFoodRestaurant@gmail.com with ‘Please Send the Guide Book’ in the subject line and it will be emailed to you.


Online Shopping!  

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

How it works:

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

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

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

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

Click here to learn about Rawthentic Eatery’s Bulk Grocery Program (scroll down for poster)
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Rawthentic Facts

Rawthentic Smoothie Boosters

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

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Rawthentic Caters

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

About the Owner

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

Rawthentic Smoothies

Rawthentic Smoothies

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

Rawthentic Juices

Rawthentic Juices

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

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

Rawthentic Salads

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

Rawthentic Wraps
Rawthentic Wraps

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

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

Rawthentic Desserts! Let the pictures speak for themselves! 

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Welcome to Gluten-Free Paradise!

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 …