Gluten-Free Events

Dec
15
Fri
Today’s Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery in Victoria • Courtenay
Dec 15 all-day

Rawthentic Specials for Wednesday, December 13th to Tuesday, December 19th
Always gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and raw! 

  • All books – 20% off
  • Buy 3 macaroons (any flavor) and get a 4th macaroon for free.
  • Dried Mangos 100g Regular  $4.50 – sale price $3.75.

If dining during the slower times of the day suits you and / or you’d like to check out the fresh new Rawthentic renos at the Victoria and Courtenay locations, then enjoy 50% off all shakes/smoothies during Morning Madness 8:30-10:30am and 50% off all soups and warm bowls during our Happy Hour, 3:30-5pm.

Healthy food with no compromises now available for half the price … see you at Rawthentic.

rawthentic cleanse packages

3 day juice cleanse reg price $105 on for only $89.99 • 7 day food cleanse reg price $252 on for only $199.99 • 14 day food cleanse reg price $504 on for only $378.00

The cleanse is meant to be done with-in a specific time period. If you do order one, we recommend you place your orders ahead of time by calling them in or pre-ordering the day before to save wait times when you do come in, especially around those busy lunch and dinner times.

If you have any questions the staff can help you answer them the next time you are in or feel free to send us your questions anytime.

Rawthentic Morning Madness Happy Hour

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.

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

FOR A LIMITED TIME GET A $20 GC for the restaurant on your first grocery order of at least $50

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Follow Rawthentic’s Facebook Page to be the first to know about their weekly specials!
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 9:30am-8pm • Sunday 9am-7pm

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

Rawthentic Eatery Victoria & Courtenay

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

VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down.

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

VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down

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

Rawthentic’s Back Story

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

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


Rawthentic Facts

Rawthentic Smoothie Boosters

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

Rawthentic Catering

Rawthentic caters …. click to learn more

Rawthentic Caters

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

About the Owner

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

Rawthentic Smoothies

Rawthentic Smoothies

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

Rawthentic Juices

Rawthentic Juices

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

Rawthentic Juices 2

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

Rawthentic Salads

Rawthentic Salads 2

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

Rawthentic Wraps
Rawthentic Wraps

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

Rawthentic Bowls
Rawthentic Bowls 2

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

Rawthentic Desserts! Let the pictures speak for themselves! 

Rawthentic Desserts

Rawthentic-Online-Groceries-Poster

Gluten-Free Brunch @ Crows Restaurant
Dec 15 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Crows Restaurant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crows Restaurant Sunday Brunch

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

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

  • Open Mike Night for Singer Songwriters

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

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

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

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

Crows Restaurant 3

Dec
16
Sat
Today’s Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery in Victoria • Courtenay
Dec 16 all-day

Rawthentic Specials for Wednesday, December 13th to Tuesday, December 19th
Always gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and raw! 

  • All books – 20% off
  • Buy 3 macaroons (any flavor) and get a 4th macaroon for free.
  • Dried Mangos 100g Regular  $4.50 – sale price $3.75.

If dining during the slower times of the day suits you and / or you’d like to check out the fresh new Rawthentic renos at the Victoria and Courtenay locations, then enjoy 50% off all shakes/smoothies during Morning Madness 8:30-10:30am and 50% off all soups and warm bowls during our Happy Hour, 3:30-5pm.

Healthy food with no compromises now available for half the price … see you at Rawthentic.

rawthentic cleanse packages

3 day juice cleanse reg price $105 on for only $89.99 • 7 day food cleanse reg price $252 on for only $199.99 • 14 day food cleanse reg price $504 on for only $378.00

The cleanse is meant to be done with-in a specific time period. If you do order one, we recommend you place your orders ahead of time by calling them in or pre-ordering the day before to save wait times when you do come in, especially around those busy lunch and dinner times.

If you have any questions the staff can help you answer them the next time you are in or feel free to send us your questions anytime.

Rawthentic Morning Madness Happy Hour

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.

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

FOR A LIMITED TIME GET A $20 GC for the restaurant on your first grocery order of at least $50

*********

Follow Rawthentic’s Facebook Page to be the first to know about their weekly specials!
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 9:30am-8pm • Sunday 9am-7pm

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

Rawthentic Eatery Victoria & Courtenay

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

VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down.

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

VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down

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

Rawthentic’s Back Story

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

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


Rawthentic Facts

Rawthentic Smoothie Boosters

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

Rawthentic Catering

Rawthentic caters …. click to learn more

Rawthentic Caters

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

About the Owner

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

Rawthentic Smoothies

Rawthentic Smoothies

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

Rawthentic Juices

Rawthentic Juices

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

Rawthentic Juices 2

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

Rawthentic Salads

Rawthentic Salads 2

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

Rawthentic Wraps
Rawthentic Wraps

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

Rawthentic Bowls
Rawthentic Bowls 2

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

Rawthentic Desserts! Let the pictures speak for themselves! 

Rawthentic Desserts

Rawthentic-Online-Groceries-Poster

Gluten-Free Brunch @ Crows Restaurant
Dec 16 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Crows Restaurant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crows Restaurant Sunday Brunch

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

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

  • Open Mike Night for Singer Songwriters

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

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

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

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

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Bake My Day @ Duncan Farmer's Market
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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

Learn more about Duncan Farmer’s Market HERE

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

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

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


Ready to Eat!

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Abuelo’s Foods @ Comox Valley Farmer's Market
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Find them from 10am to 1pm at the Native Son’s Hall. Starting January 13, 2018, market hours will change to 9am to 1pm.

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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 Foods Demo Schedule here.

Abuelo’s Foods 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

Gluten-Free Vegan Waffle Launch @ WaffleBeast
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Welcome Vancouver Island ONLY Gluten-Free, Vegan Waffle  to Victoria!

Come on down to WaffleBeast in the Victoria Public Market at 1701 Douglas Street on Saturday, December 16th from 10 am to 6pm. WaffleBeast will be serving their signature gluten-free, vegan Buckwheat Cinnamon Waffles all day long. Their store front is located at the very back of the Hudson building or if approaching from outside, at the entrance halfway between Douglas and Blanshard Streets.

Gluten-Free Special Features!

  • Waffle with Coconut Whip Cream and warm Apple Cider $6
  • Free samples Blissful Belly gluten-free, vegan brownies, cookies, muffins and scones!
  • Meet Santa from noon to 3pm!

WaffleBeast What began as a donair food cart in Fort St. John has morphed into a store front serving gluten – and now – gluten-free waffles in Victoria.

WaffleBeast owner Ayna Ray received so many requests for gluten-free and vegan waffles that she heeded the call – to our community’s delight! WaffleBeast has worked closely with the Celiac Scene to perfect its gluten-free protocol. Ayna welcomes any and all feedback.


Blissful Belly Buckwheat Cinnamon MixIngredient Sourcing

  • WaffleBeast is pleased to present Buckwheat Cinnamon Waffles made with Blissful Belly Gluten-Free, Vegan Mixes. Produced in Summerland, BC they are a newly launched ‘Just -Add-Water’ formulation. Scroll down for more information.
  • Toppings are made from fresh whole foods, are labelled gluten-free and/or contain no gluten ingredients.
  • WaffleBeast staff are pleased to answer any questions you may have and are happy to provide access to ingredient labels.

Note: all mixes, waffles and baking contain pure, uncontaminated, gluten-free oats.


WaffleBeast WaffleGluten-Free Waffle Toppings

  • Tropical Fruit
  • M&M’s
  • Ginger Spread
  • Lyall’s Syrup
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Coconut or Whipped Cream Topping
  • More gluten-free flavours to follow! Suggestions welcome!

WaffleBeast Gluten-Free Zone

WaffleBeast staff have been trained to wash hands thoroughly and don a dedicated gluten-free apron prior to entering the gluten-free area.

Gluten-Free Protocol

  • Gluten-free waffles and baking are prepared in a separate, dedicated gluten-free section away from the gluten production area.
  • Start the day by sanitizing all surfaces in the gluten-free section with fresh clean cloths.
  • All gluten-free products are prepared before gluten production begins.
  • Gluten-free products are prepared using dedicated, gluten-free utensils.
  • Gluten-free products are served on disposable dishes with disposable cutlery
  • Gluten-free food not immediately consumed will be stored under glass covers to minimize any risk of cross contamination with airborne gluten.
  • Staff will wash hands and put on aprons that have not been worn in the gluten-area of the restaurant before preparing and / or serving gluten-free food.
  • At the end of the day, cover gluten-free mixes, platters, utensils and counters with linens (or place in cupboards) to minimize any risk of airborne gluten flour settling on surfaces overnight.

WaffleBeast believes in fair gluten-free pricing!

Both gluten and gluten-free WaffleBeast waffles sell for $4, with toppings 75¢ each or 2/$1

WAIT! There’s More!

wafflebeast gluten free vegan baking

Owner Ayna is not stopping there. Enjoy an array of gluten-free, vegan brownies, cookies, muffins and scones, created in WaffleBeast’s dedicated gluten-free department from Blissful Belly’s Mixes!

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About Blissful Belly!
Blissful Belly Mixes

  • “Blissful Belly Wholefood Co. offers delicious convenient ‘Just-add-Water’ gluten-free + vegan baking mixes. Victoria Laine, RHN developed “Just-add-Water” mixes for her daughter when she was traveling and needed a celiac and vegan-friendly option. Based in Summerland, BC, Blissful Belly Wholefood Co. supports other local producers by utilizing Okanagan grown ingredients into the mixes for delicious and nutritious products. We use organic ingredients as much as possible, our goal to have 100% organic ingredients.” Learn more …
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Glutenull Gluten-Free Goodies @ Whole Foods Victoria
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Holly for a Special Glutenull Goodie Tasting! 

Glutenull Gluten-Free Bakery produces a delicious collection of breads, granola, cookies and bars.
Nourish your body and delight your taste buds!

 Glutenull gluten-free, organic, vegan, yeast-free.

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

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COOKIES – Coko Mokio VEGAN • Fruit & Nut VEGAN • Ginger Square VEGAN • Goji Berries in Chocolate VEGAN


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Quinoa Coconut


glutenull organic bars
ORGANIC BARS – Coco D’Lish – RAW • Chia Goji Berry • Hemp Energy – RAW • Buckwheat Granola


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SINGLE ORGANIC BARS – Buckwheat Granola • Chia Goji Berry PALEO • Coco D’lish RAW • Hemp Energy RAW


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GRANOLA – Quinoa Granola • Organic Chia Goji Clusters • Raw Organic Hemp


BREADS  Amaranth • Brown Rice • Buckwheat • Quinoa

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glutenull super greens
GEORGIAN SUPER GREENS – RAW PALEO

  • Made with walnuts and many detoxifying greens. You will love using this as a veggie dip or a spread on sandwiches and crackers.  Bored of hummus? Give Super Greens a try.  The nuts are a great alternative if you are sensitive to eating beans. Plus, cilantro and celery are super foods known for healthy detoxification.
Gluten-Free Foodies Try @ Royal Spice Indian Restaurant
Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Victoria Gluten-Free Foodie as we dare to dine at the Royal Spice Indian Restaurant on Saturday, December 16th at 12:30 pm. Find Royal Spice at 815 Cloverdale Avenue, in the former Raymond Restaurant location in the Designer Shoe Warehouse Shopping Centre.

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

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Welcome to Victoria’s best East Indian Buffet! Royal Spice Restaurant offers an eye-popping gluten-free buffet and an a la carte menu that is 90% GF. Pure heaven for East Indian aficianados!

Watch the Buffet Video!

Royal Spice BuffetEnjoy a bounty of Northern Indian classics 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. Gluten-free items clearly are noted. Dedicated deep fryer.

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

View their menu • Contact • Facebook • Instagram • Twitter

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.

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

Rawthentic Specials for Wednesday, December 13th to Tuesday, December 19th
Always gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and raw! 

  • All books – 20% off
  • Buy 3 macaroons (any flavor) and get a 4th macaroon for free.
  • Dried Mangos 100g Regular  $4.50 – sale price $3.75.

If dining during the slower times of the day suits you and / or you’d like to check out the fresh new Rawthentic renos at the Victoria and Courtenay locations, then enjoy 50% off all shakes/smoothies during Morning Madness 8:30-10:30am and 50% off all soups and warm bowls during our Happy Hour, 3:30-5pm.

Healthy food with no compromises now available for half the price … see you at Rawthentic.

rawthentic cleanse packages

3 day juice cleanse reg price $105 on for only $89.99 • 7 day food cleanse reg price $252 on for only $199.99 • 14 day food cleanse reg price $504 on for only $378.00

The cleanse is meant to be done with-in a specific time period. If you do order one, we recommend you place your orders ahead of time by calling them in or pre-ordering the day before to save wait times when you do come in, especially around those busy lunch and dinner times.

If you have any questions the staff can help you answer them the next time you are in or feel free to send us your questions anytime.

Rawthentic Morning Madness Happy Hour

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.

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

FOR A LIMITED TIME GET A $20 GC for the restaurant on your first grocery order of at least $50

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Follow Rawthentic’s Facebook Page to be the first to know about their weekly specials!
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 9:30am-8pm • Sunday 9am-7pm

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

Rawthentic Eatery Victoria & Courtenay

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

VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down.

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

VIEW RAWTHENTIC’S MENU HERE or scroll down

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

Rawthentic’s Back Story

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

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

Rawthentic Juices

Rawthentic Juices

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

Rawthentic Juices 2

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

Rawthentic Salads

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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
      • CLEANSE SALAD
        • Spring Mix, carrots, beets, tomatoes, cukes, peppers, sprouts, hemp, Balsamic dressing
      • PAD THAI SALAD
        • Zucchini and kelp noodles, almonds, greens cashews, peppers, almond Thai dressing
      • TACO SALAD
        • Romaine, mixed hemp dressing, tomato, pepper, falafel, nacho nut cheese, olives
      • BUILD YOUR OWN BASIC SALAD
        • Base, 3 toppings and dressing of choice

Rawthentic Wraps
Rawthentic Wraps

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

Rawthentic Bowls
Rawthentic Bowls 2

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

Rawthentic Desserts! Let the pictures speak for themselves! 

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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 …