Gluten-Free Events

May
22
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Nanaimo Heritage Days @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo
May 22 all-day

Pop into Pirate Chips during Nanaimo’s Heritage Days

Nanaimo Heritage Days

Official Site • Heritage Days Facebook 

  • Mark the day on your calendar – Sunday May 21st, 2017 – Nanaimo Heritage Days is on its way! This year’s celebration is a one day event focused around a heritage themed parade and a variety of free family activities in the downtown area aimed at filling your day with fun!
  • Family activities (10AM-5PM) including Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Kids Rides & Entertainment, Food Vendors, and much more downtown at Diana Krall Plaza, Maffeo Sutton Park, and Swy-A-Lana Lagoon Park.
  • Annual Nanaimo Heritage Days Parade on Commercial Street starts at 1PM sharp.
  • Free parking available throughout the downtown area at city owned parkades during the entire event, come on down!

pirate-chips-memorabiliaPirate 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 right downtown, near the cenotaph.

Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups and even New Grist Gluten-Free Beer!

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Plenty of Pirate Bling available for purchase!


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Check out what next week looks like!

Summer Hours Begin!

  • Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs 11am – 10pm
  • Fri-Sat 11am – Midnight

‘Pirate Notations’ on Menus below indicate Gluten-Free.
Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

They will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal for you. Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Please make your needs known when ordering.

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Bake My Day @ Victoria Highland Games
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Bake My Day’s fabulous gluten-free tarts, turnovers, pies, sausage rolls and spanakopita
are all yours at the Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival.

Be sure to look for the Taco Revolution 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck while you’re there!

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.

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. 


Gluten-Free Weddings? Special events?

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Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Victoria Highland Games
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

What do Tacos and Tartans Have in Common? Not Much!
The Taco Revolution Food Truck will be turning out their 100% Gluten-Free Tacos anyway
at the Victoria Highland Games – all weekend long!

Be sure to look for Bake My Day’s Booth for Gluten-Free Dessert!

Did you know that Taco Revolution does gluten-free on site catering? Contact PJ about your next event!

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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!

Keep tabs on Taco Revolution no matter where they go!

• Taco Revolution Website
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Twitter

Taco Revolution Gluten-Free Menu

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Check the Events Schedule for the Taco Trucks Other Locations
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May
23
Tue
Kids Under 8 Eat Free @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo
May 23 all-day

TUESDAYS – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!*

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TUESDAYS – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!*


pirate-chips-memorabiliaPirate 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 in downtown Nanaimo, near the cenotaph.

Gluten-Free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups and even New Grist Gluten-Free Beer!

Facebook Photo Gallery
Plenty of Pirate Bling available for purchase!


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Check out what next week looks like:
TUESDAY: Kids Under 8 Eat Free
WEDNESDAY: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $15.95
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Live Music! Singing!

Sun-Tues-Wed-Thurs 11am – 9pm
Fri-Sat 11am – 10 pm
Open Mondays starting April 17, 2017


‘Pirate Notations’ on Menus below indicate Gluten-Free.
Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

They will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal for you. Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Please make your needs known when ordering.

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Taco Revolution is Back @ Red Arrow Brewing!
May 23 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Taco Revolution is back by special request outside Red Arrow Brewing for ‘Taco Tuesday!’  Every Taco on the menu will be $3 instead of the regular $4. That’s 25% off!

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

Taco Revolution Gluten-Free Menu

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May
24
Wed
All You Can Eat Fish & Chips @ Pirate Chips
May 24 all-day

WEDNESDAYS! ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH & CHIPS $15.95

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pirate-chips-memorabiliaPirate 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.

Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups and even New Grist Gluten-Free Beer!

Facebook Photo Gallery
Plenty of Pirate Bling available for purchase!


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Check out what next week looks like:
TUESDAY: Kids Under 8 Eat Free
WEDNESDAY: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $15.95
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Live Music! Singing!

Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs 11am – 9pm • Fri-Sat 11am – 10 pm


‘Pirate Notations’ on Menus below indicate Gluten-Free

  • Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering. They will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal for you. Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Please make your needs known when ordering.

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Gluten-Free Wednesdays @ Floating Fish Store
May 24 all-day

Gluten-Free Wednesdays!
Mention ‘The Celiac Scene’ when you place your Gluten-Free Order
Enjoy a Whopping 20% Discount!

Learn more about the Floating Fish Store at Fisherman’s Wharf
Join Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies as we ‘Dare to Dine on the Dock’ – Saturday, April 29th!

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Why the Gluten-Free Love the Floating Fish Store

  • Dedicated deep fryer for fresh-cut, twice-fried gluten-free french fries
  • Certified Gluten-Free Sorghum light-crisp batter for deep-fried fish, cooked in a dedicated fryer)
  • Gluten-Free Home-Made Tartar Sauce & Coleslaw
  • Gluten-Free Halibut Malu – Local Halibut simmered w/ onions, lentils, tomatoes & a hint of curry, finished w/ cilantro & lime
  • Gluten-Free  Tacos – Soft corn tortilla, house smoked tomato salsa, shredded cabbage, citrus cream, fresh cilantro & lime
  • Salads with home-made, gluten-free dressings: Toasted Sesame • Balsamic Vinaigrette • Buttermilk Ranch • Olive Oil w/ Balsamic Vinegar & Lemon
  • Steamers​ – shellfish gently steamed & served when just done.
  • The finest live oysters from BC waters served on a bed of ice, lemon & your choice of cocktail sauce, hot sauce, ginger, mignonette, preserved lemon mignonette, cucumber & jalapeno mignonette, pickled red onion mignonette or freshly grated horseradish
  • Oyster selection varies by day. Come often!
  • Daily Buck-a-Shuck from 4-5 pm
  • View the menus below.

Celiac-Safe Touch – Let your server know that you require a gluten-free meal and they will call your order out,  all on its own.  No chance of collecting the wrong order.  Much appreciated!

GLUTEN-FREE WEDNESDAYS – mention The Celiac Scene and receive 20% Off Gluten-Free Orders!

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Not only does the Floating Fish Stores cook seafood, they sell and ship it!

• Fresh Fish • Fish-to-Go • Blog – Fresh Catches • About the Floating Fish Store • floatingfishstore.com

• Contact the Fish Store • (250) 383-6462 • Facebook • Instagram

Kudos to The Floating Fish Store

  • North America’s first 100% Ocean Wise Seafood Store & Restaurant
  • Serving fresh catch from west coast waters – whenever possible
  • Situated on Fisherman’s Wharf in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Experience a working harbour and stroll among colourful houseboats
  • Surrounded by seals in their natural environment – you can reach out and touch them!

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Taco Revolution Pop Up Cantina @ Cobble Hill
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Cobble Hill is Home-Base for 100% Gluten-Free Tacos
Rain Or Shine – enjoy Mexican street food in the magical ambiance of
Taco Revolution’s cozy ‘Pop Up Cantina!’

Did you know that Taco Revolution does on-site gluten-free catering? Contact PJ about your next event!

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PJ and Michell are parked at 3541 Cobble Hill Rd at Fisher Road in front of Second Hanger.

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!

Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location

Taco Revolution Gluten-Free Menu

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May
25
Thu
Taco Revolution Pop Up Cantina @ Cobble Hill
May 25 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Cobble Hill is Home-Base for 100% Gluten-Free Tacos
Rain Or Shine – enjoy Mexican street food in the magical ambiance of
Taco Revolution’s cozy ‘Pop Up Cantina!’

Did you know that Taco Revolution does on-site gluten-free catering? Contact PJ about your next event!

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PJ and Michell are parked at 3541 Cobble Hill Rd at Fisher Road in front of Second Hanger.

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!

Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location

Taco Revolution Gluten-Free Menu

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Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location
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Bake My Day @ Sidney Street Market
May 25 @ 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.

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 Weddings? Special events?
[email protected] makes dreams come true!
Carrying retailers, restaurants and cafés … 
Complete Market & Craft Fair Schedule …
Order Online for Delivery or Pickup …
Follow Bake My Day on Facebook 
Catch Bake My Day on Twitter


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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 …