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

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

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Abuelo's Tortillas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Outlet Store 3030 Dogwood Rd in Duncan, Tues – Sat 7am to 3pm


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Bake My Day @ First & Last Chance Christmas
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Bake My Day will be there with fabulous gluten-free tarts, turnovers, pies, sausage rolls and spanakopita to eat on the spot or take home to serve warm from your oven.

First and Last Chance Christmas

• Saturday, November 5th – 10 am to 5 pm
• Sunday, November 6th – 10 am to 4 pm
• Saturday, December 10th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Sunday, December 11th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Ready-to-Eat Tarts, Turnovers, Pies & Pork Sausage Rolls
  • 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

Bake My Day’s products are created in a dedicated gluten-free facility from documented to be gluten-free ingredients. Ask about their dairy-free options. Dale’s groundbreaking, ready-to-roll dough & puff pastry will make you the gluten-free chef you’ve always wanted to be!


Call 250-748-8450. to place an order (allow 4 days for special pies) and it will be set aside for you to pick up on market / event day.


Ready to Eat!

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Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Duncan Best Buy
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Taco Revolution VIP SaleTaco Revolution will be at Best Buy Duncan parking lot every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through to Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve! Combine Hot Sales and Hot Tacos from Vancouver Island’s first and only 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck!

Tacos once found only under the hot Mexico sun are handmade from scratch with ingredients sourced to be gluten free. Taco Revolution tacos are so good you will want them every day, and that’s possible:

Keep tabs on Taco Revolution no matter where they go!

• Taco Revolution Website
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Twitter

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Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor

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


Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas

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


Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana

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


Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

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

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Wise Bites Tasting @ Hillside Thrifty Foods
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Your Chance to Sample Wise Bites™ Quinoa Cookies, Bars, Muffins and Loaves

  • Top 11 Allergen-Free Quinoa Cookies, Bars, Muffins and Loaves
  • Certified • Gluten-Free • Non-GMO • Vegan • Kosher
  • High in Protein and Fibre • Low in Sugar and Fat
  • Made in Richmond, BC

Winner BC Food Processors Rising Star Award!
‘Innovation and Leadership in the Food Industry, Community and Environment’

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COOKIES & BARS

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Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies & Bars

  • Ingredients: Wise Bites All Purpose Baking Mix (Quinoa Flour, Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour, Xanthan Gum), Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Water, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Cane Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Maple Syrup, Pure Vanilla, Acacia Gum, Moisture Lok (Grape Juice, Rice Syrup, Carrot Fibre), Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Organic Spice.

Wise Bites Triple Fudge Cookies Bars

Triple Fudge Quinoa Cookies & Bars

  • Ingredients: Wise Bites All Purpose Baking Mix (Quinoa Flour, Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour, Xanthan Gum), Water, Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Cane Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Maple Syrup, Cocoa, Organic Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Pure Vanilla, Acacia Gum, Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Organic Spice.

Wise Bites Triple Ginger Cookies Bars

Triple Ginger Quinoa Cookies & Bars

  • Ingredients: Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Water, Cane Sugar, Molasses, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Ginger (Cane Sugar), Organic Quinoa Flakes, Tapioca Flour, Organic Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Pure Vanilla, Xanthan Gum, Ginger, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Salt, Organic Spice.

Coming Soon to a Retailer Near You – Super Cookies!

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  • Ingredients: Wise Bites All Purpose Baking Mix (Quinoa Flour, Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour, Xanthan Gum), Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Water, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Cane Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Maple Syrup, Pure Vanilla, Acacia Gum, Moisture Lok (Grape Juice, Rice Syrup, Carrot Fibre), Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Organic Spice.
  • Contact 604.273.0242 for more information

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  • Ingredients: Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour , Date Paste ( Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Water, Cane Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Molasses, Tapioca Flour, Organic Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Pure Vanilla, Xanthan Gum, Ginger, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Salt, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Organic Spice.

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MUFFINS

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Chocolate Quinoa Muffins

  • Ingredients: Date Paste, Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Water, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Quinoa Cold Rolled Flakes, Cane Sugar, Tapioca Flour, Flaxseed Crushed, Chocolate Chips, (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Cocoa, Baking Powder, Pure Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Organic Spice .

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Apricot Quinoa Muffins

  • Ingredients: Date Paste, Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Quinoa Flakes, Water, Cane Sugar, Crushed Flaxseed, Dried Apricots, Tapioca Flour, Pure Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Moisture Lok (grape juice, rice syrup, carrot fibre), Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Baking Powder, Organic Spice.

Wise Bites Cranberry Orange Muffin C

Cranberry Orange Quinoa Muffins

  • Ingredients: Date Paste, Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Quinoa Cold Rolled Flakes, Water, Cane Sugar, Crushed Flaxseed, Dried Cranberries, Tapioca Flour, Pure Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Baking Soda, Orange Zest, Xanthan Gum, Baking Powder, Organic Spice.

Wise Bites Blueberry Lemon Muffins C Blueberry Lemon Quinoa Muffins

  • Ingredients: Date Paste, Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Quinoa Cold Rolled Flakes, Water, Cane Sugar, Crushed Flaxseed, Dried Bluberries, Tapioca Flour, Baking Powder, Pure Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Baking Soda, Lemon Zest, Xanthan Gum, Organic Spice .

LOAVES

 Wise Bites Cafe Mocha Chocolate Loaf

Cafe Mocha Chocolate Loaf

  • Ingredients: Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Sorghum Flour, Water, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Cane Sugar, Tapioca Flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Moisture Lok (Grape Juice, Rice Syrup, Carrot Fibre), Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum. Streusel: Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Cane Sugar, Cinnamon, Coffee Powder.

Wise Bites Coconut Banana Date Loaf.Coconut Banana Date Loaf

  • Ingredients: Bananas Raw, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Sorghum Flour, Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Water, Coconut Flakes, Cane Sugar, Tapioca Flour, Baking Powder, Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Moisture Lok (Grape Juice, Rice Syrup, Carrot Fibre), Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Organic Spice.

Wise Bites Gift Baskets

Gift Baskets

  • 1 x 6-pack of gluten free, vegan chocolate chip quinoa bars
  • 1 x 6-pack of gluten free, vegan triple fudge quinoa bars
  • 1 x 6-pack of gluten free, vegan triple ginger quinoa bars
  • 1 x 10-pack of gluten free, vegan ginger babies (a holiday favorite)

Wise Bites Back to School Starter Pack

Back to School Starter Pack

  • 2 Triple Fudge Quinoa Bars
  • 2 Triple Ginger Quinoa Bars
  • 2 Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bars
  • 2 Ginger Babies

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Living Gluten Free

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

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

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• Gluten-Free Menu Planning
• Search by Characteristic i.e. gluten-free, dairy-free, low sodium …
• Search by Type of Dish i.e. appetizer, beverage, breakfast …
• Search by Ingredient i.e. chicken, avocado, fish, salad and even prep times and themes …


Gluten Free Living Classes

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


Registered Dietitian

Meet Jessalyn

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


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Is there is a specific product you are looking to locate that is not listed? Pease call your local Thrifty’s or get in touch with Thrifty Foods by email.

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

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


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All Day Sunday Brunch @ Sante Gluten-Free Cafe
Dec 11 all-day

Sante is Serving Seasonal Specials Throughout December! 

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Golden Milk Latte made with turmeric, pepper, honey, coconut oil, ginger, cinnamon and your choice of milk or dairy alternative!

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Chocolate Donuts made with your choice of peppermint or candied orange glaze! Made with love but dairy free!


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Every day is Sunday Brunch at Sante Gluten-Free Cafe!

Hours: Mon-Sat  8:30-6:30  Sundays 10-5

Choose from a potpourri of sweet or savoury options and so much more – all guaranteed to be gluten free! Vegan or vegetarian, dairy, egg or soy sensitive, sugar-free or paleo  options available! Your requirements and preferences will always be respected and your presence,  cherished.

Staff at Sante share in  preparing each menu item and can direct your choices based on their intimate knowledge of every component ingredient.

Enjoy a mostly vegetarian motif of nuanced soups, salads and savoury sandwiches that are good for you and that taste great.

Smore CheesecakeDon’t let that fool you! Sante’s most popular items are their changing array of house-made, decadent desserts – some dairy-free, some sugar-free, some soy-free but always gluten-free.

About Sante Gluten-Free Cafe

Sante’s owner, Hanna Kofman is a foodie first and a celiac second.  Quality is her priority. Hanna established Sante Gluten-Free Cafe in March 2010 so that local and visiting gluten-free diners, their family and friends could enjoy delicious food, in a completely safe environment. Since then Sante has attracted a loyal following of foodies seeking options that meet their dietary requirements. Visit Sante’s Celiac Scene Feature Page.

Sante gluten free cafeHanna and her staff carefully research every ingredient allowed on the premises and the products they choose to carry. Gluten is not allowed on the premises, nor is outside food, in order to protect customer safety. Sante’s is committed to sourcing the season’s best, freshest produce, organically grown whenever possible.

Sante comprehensive inventory of unique, quality gluten-free products are carefully curated, locally sourced and frequently at the lowest price in Victoria. Staff are ready to assist you with your purchases or take special occasion orders. Ask Sante about catering your next event. Your complete satisfaction is Sante’s highest priority.

Free internet. Take out. Coffee to go. Child-friendly. Wheel-chair accessible.
Hours: Mon-Sat  8:30-6:30  Sundays 10-5
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Bake My Day @ First & Last Chance Christmas
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Bake My Day will be there with fabulous gluten-free tarts, turnovers, pies, sausage rolls and spanakopita to eat on the spot or take home to serve warm from your oven.

First and Last Chance Christmas

• Saturday, November 5th – 10 am to 5 pm
• Sunday, November 6th – 10 am to 4 pm
• Saturday, December 10th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Sunday, December 11th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Ready-to-Eat Tarts, Turnovers, Pies & Pork Sausage Rolls
  • 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

Bake My Day’s products are created in a dedicated gluten-free facility from documented to be gluten-free ingredients. Ask about their dairy-free options. Dale’s groundbreaking, ready-to-roll dough & puff pastry will make you the gluten-free chef you’ve always wanted to be!


Call 250-748-8450  to place an order (allow 4 days for special pies) and it will be set aside for you to pick up on market / event day. 


Ready to Eat!

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Gluten-Free Sunday Breakfast @ Six Mile Pub
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

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


sunday-breakfast-six-mile-pubBEAT BREAKFAST SANDWICH – Bacon, Egg, Arugula and Tomato on GF bread, served with roasted tomato and hash-brown. 

THREE CHEESE OMELETTE – European style 3 egg omelette filled with cheddar,  jack and mozzarella, served with roasted tomato, toasted GF bread, preserves and hash-browns 

EGGS BENEDICT – Poached Saanich Farms eggs on house cured back bacon, toasted GF scone and hollandaise, served with roasted tomato and hash-brown 

HOTCAKE STACK – Light and fluffy GF pancakes layered with seasonal coulis and compote, maple syrup and butter 

BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST – Rich and decadent house made brioche in custard, topped with cream cheese, maple syrup, pineapple compote and butter (allow time for GF orders)

ORDER FROM THE LUNCH MENU!  Full lunch service starts at 10am on Sundays! Kids menu always available until 9pm!

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


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Six Mile Pub Gluten-Free Guarantee

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

Six Mile Pub’s Red Seal Chefs and their protégées pride themselves on meeting the needs of celiac diners and  anyone with sensitivities i.e. dairy, soy, nuts or shellfish. Please call ahead to start the conversation. Review by ‘Living with Allergies.’

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Gluten-Free Pizza is a Happy Hour Feature

Gluten-free pizza is a Happy Hour feature everyday from 3 – 5pm made with Six Mile’s Signature Sourdough Crust – gluten-free of course. Six Mile also produces its own light and fluffy gluten-free buns with a Celiac Scene Approved Secret Ingredient!

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Ask for the Riverside Gluten-Free Bun!

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

Wise Bites Tasting @ Cloverdale Thrifty Foods
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Your Chance to Sample Wise Bites™ Quinoa Cookies, Bars, Muffins and Loaves

  • Top 11 Allergen-Free Quinoa Cookies, Bars, Muffins and Loaves
  • Certified • Gluten-Free • Non-GMO • Vegan • Kosher
  • High in Protein and Fibre • Low in Sugar and Fat
  • Made in Richmond, BC

Winner BC Food Processors Rising Star Award!
‘Innovation and Leadership in the Food Industry, Community and Environment’

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COOKIES & BARS

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Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies & Bars

  • Ingredients: Wise Bites All Purpose Baking Mix (Quinoa Flour, Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour, Xanthan Gum), Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Water, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Cane Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Maple Syrup, Pure Vanilla, Acacia Gum, Moisture Lok (Grape Juice, Rice Syrup, Carrot Fibre), Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Organic Spice.

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Triple Fudge Quinoa Cookies & Bars

  • Ingredients: Wise Bites All Purpose Baking Mix (Quinoa Flour, Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour, Xanthan Gum), Water, Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Cane Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Maple Syrup, Cocoa, Organic Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Pure Vanilla, Acacia Gum, Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Organic Spice.

Wise Bites Triple Ginger Cookies Bars

Triple Ginger Quinoa Cookies & Bars

  • Ingredients: Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Water, Cane Sugar, Molasses, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Ginger (Cane Sugar), Organic Quinoa Flakes, Tapioca Flour, Organic Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Pure Vanilla, Xanthan Gum, Ginger, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Salt, Organic Spice.

Coming Soon to a Retailer Near You – Super Cookies!

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  • Ingredients: Wise Bites All Purpose Baking Mix (Quinoa Flour, Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Sorghum Flour, Tapioca Flour, Xanthan Gum), Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Water, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Cane Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Maple Syrup, Pure Vanilla, Acacia Gum, Moisture Lok (Grape Juice, Rice Syrup, Carrot Fibre), Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Organic Spice.
  • Contact 604.273.0242 for more information

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  • Ingredients: Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour , Date Paste ( Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Water, Cane Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Molasses, Tapioca Flour, Organic Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Pure Vanilla, Xanthan Gum, Ginger, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Salt, Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Organic Spice.

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MUFFINS

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Chocolate Quinoa Muffins

  • Ingredients: Date Paste, Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Water, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Quinoa Cold Rolled Flakes, Cane Sugar, Tapioca Flour, Flaxseed Crushed, Chocolate Chips, (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Cocoa, Baking Powder, Pure Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Organic Spice .

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Apricot Quinoa Muffins

  • Ingredients: Date Paste, Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Quinoa Flakes, Water, Cane Sugar, Crushed Flaxseed, Dried Apricots, Tapioca Flour, Pure Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Moisture Lok (grape juice, rice syrup, carrot fibre), Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Baking Powder, Organic Spice.

Wise Bites Cranberry Orange Muffin C

Cranberry Orange Quinoa Muffins

  • Ingredients: Date Paste, Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Quinoa Cold Rolled Flakes, Water, Cane Sugar, Crushed Flaxseed, Dried Cranberries, Tapioca Flour, Pure Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Baking Soda, Orange Zest, Xanthan Gum, Baking Powder, Organic Spice.

Wise Bites Blueberry Lemon Muffins C Blueberry Lemon Quinoa Muffins

  • Ingredients: Date Paste, Organic Quinoa Flour, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Organic Quinoa Cold Rolled Flakes, Water, Cane Sugar, Crushed Flaxseed, Dried Bluberries, Tapioca Flour, Baking Powder, Pure Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Baking Soda, Lemon Zest, Xanthan Gum, Organic Spice .

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 Wise Bites Cafe Mocha Chocolate Loaf

Cafe Mocha Chocolate Loaf

  • Ingredients: Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Sorghum Flour, Water, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Cane Sugar, Tapioca Flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Moisture Lok (Grape Juice, Rice Syrup, Carrot Fibre), Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum. Streusel: Chocolate Chips (Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter), Cane Sugar, Cinnamon, Coffee Powder.

Wise Bites Coconut Banana Date Loaf.Coconut Banana Date Loaf

  • Ingredients: Bananas Raw, Organic Kaniwa Flour (Baby Quinoa), Sorghum Flour, Date Paste (Dates, Water, Citric Acid), Vegetable Oil (Sunflower), Water, Coconut Flakes, Cane Sugar, Tapioca Flour, Baking Powder, Vanilla, Chia Seeds, Moisture Lok (Grape Juice, Rice Syrup, Carrot Fibre), Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Organic Spice.

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Gift Baskets

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Back to School Starter Pack

  • 2 Triple Fudge Quinoa Bars
  • 2 Triple Ginger Quinoa Bars
  • 2 Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bars
  • 2 Ginger Babies

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

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

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


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


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Pirate Chips doesn’t have just one, but TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers to serve their gluten-free and celiac customers! Not only that,the Buckaneers have the buns to serve us, too! Gluten-free hamburger buns, oyster burger buns and halibut burger buns! Find Pirate Chips at their new location – downtown, near the cenotaph.

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Welcome to Gluten-Free Paradise!

ellen-baynesThe Celiac Scene™ is the premier resource for fabulous gluten-free living in Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands. Owned & operated by celiacs, we guide you to the restaurants we trust and the 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 a non-stop gluten-free events page to keep you connected. 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 …