Gluten-Free Events

Screamin Brothers Frozen Desserts @ Whole Foods Market
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Holly as She Cheers on Summer with Screamin Brothers Frozen Desserts

Better yet – Screamin Brothers will be on Sale!

Screamin Brothers frozen treats

Delightfully free of milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sulphites, sesame seeds, seafood and mustard!

• Orange Pineapple – Orange Juice Concentrate, Honey, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Mint Chocolate – Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Honey, Organic Peppermint Extract, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Key Lime – Honey, Key Lime Juice, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Chocolate – Honey, Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Organic Vanilla Extract
 Vanilla – Honey, Organic Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Beans
• Mocha – Honey, Fair Trade Coffee, Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Chocolate Banana – Honey, Organic Bananas, Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Blackberry – Honey, Blackberry Puree, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Maple Syrup – Organic Maple Syrup, Organic Maple Extract, Organic Vanilla Extract • Instagram • Twitter • Facebook

We owe it all to Dawson and his food sensitivities! Screamin Brother JR may be tall, and little brothers Joseph and David cute, but if you have gluten-intolerance and/or an allergies to milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sulphites, sesame seeds, seafood and mustard, Dawson (in sunglasses below) deserves all of our thanks!

Screamin Brothers

The Screamin Brothers’ story grew in Canada but was born of tragedy.  In January 2010, the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti was not far from the oldest of the Screamin Brothers’ thoughts.

One of J.R.’s brothers had arrived home from Haiti only weeks before, and his youngest brother was now stuck in the wake of the devastation, his orphanage destroyed and living in a tent.

J.R. knew he couldn’t just stand by idly so he took his love of creating with food and began selling his dairy free frozen treats to raise money to help.

It didn’t take long for these delicious products to become so popular that J.R.’s brothers offered to help with the business.  The boys could see that the more frozen treats they sold, the more children they could help both locally and internationally!

Today, the Screamin Brothers are determined to make a difference with the world’s greatest natural resource … children!

Using Organic Coconut Milk, water and organic guar gum as their base, they have created gluten-free, allergen-free treats in 9 delicious flavors – with more treats coming soon!

See the splash that Screamin Brothers made on Dragon’s Den, read about their story here and discover little known facts about Screamin Brothers!


A la Carte Sunday Breakfast @ Six Mile Pub
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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


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!

  • TESTIMONIAL:  Just had dinner last night at the 6 Mile Pub on Old Island Highway. Wow! I have eaten here before but was amazed again at the GF menu selection, presentation, deliciousness, and the feeling of safety eating there. We went with another family and it was so awesome that I could share food with others who easily ordered GF even though they aren’t Celiac because there is just so many good things to choose from. The calamari is the best I have had anywhere. All the deserts were gluten free. How is this possible I wondered? I asked the waitress and she told me the chef is Celiac! We need more Celiac chefs that are this creative!! I this has got to be best restaurant for dinner for Celiacs in the Victoria area.

Six Mile Pub a la carte Sunday Breakfast

Kids Menu Six Mile Pub

Kids Menu available in the Family Room until 9 pm

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

Six Mile Pub Believes in Great Food that Happens to be Gluten Free! 

Six Mile Pub Gluten-Free Guarantee

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The 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.

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 if you let the chefs know at 250-478-3121. They’ve yet to meet an allergy they have not been able to accommodate.

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.

Six Mile Pizza.

Gluten-free pizza is a Happy Hour feature everyday from 3 – 5pm made with Six Mile’s Signature Sourdough Crust.

Six Mile Pub Gluten-Free Bun

Six Mile produces its own light and fluffy gluten-free buns with a Celiac Scene Approved Secret Ingredient!

 Six Mile Pub All-Day Menu

Printer-friendly Six Mile Pub All-Day Menu

Six Mile Pub All-Day Menu

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All Day Sunday Brunch @ Sante Gluten-Free Cafe
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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


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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Great Bear Paleo Bites @ Veg Expo Vancouver
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Veg Expo – a great place for everyone on a plant-based journey!
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A day for the entire family to enjoy with an interactive kid zone, cooking demonstrations with local celebrated chefs, information on locally sourced foods and products, sustainable home and transit zones, vegetation lounge, fitness showcase, and of course – lots of SAMPLES!

Great Bear Paleo Bites
Paleo-friendly fuel for all of life’s adventures!

Our bites are paleo-friendly, gluten-free vegan nutritional snacks. They provide extreme natural nutrition for the grizzly within. Inspired by the great bears of BC’s rugged wilderness, our paleo bites are a nutrient packed source of energy, chocked full of natural ingredients that deliver the fuel you need for your most demanding adventures. Free of gluten, wheat, dairy, soy and nuts – they are perfect for the whole family, whatever their needs. Grab a bite and go big!

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Lemon Cran Trail Bites is a refreshing, zippy, tart flavour balanced nicely with a bit of sweetness that all just floats deliciously on your tongue. Great for a mid-day pick me up! 2 Piece – 42 grams

Cocoa Goji Mojo Bites is our “chocolate lovers fix” – not too sweet, slightly salty and really dark – this bite is all serious chocolate flavour with some goji berry superfood hiding in the mix. 2 Piece – 42 Grams

Apple Cinna Summit Bites is our “good home cookin’ comfort food” flavour – like Grandma’s Apple Pie – sweet, warm flavours of apple, raisin and cinnamon….like a big hug! These actually taste like butter in apple crumble but they’re vegan …  2 Piece – 48 Grams

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Great Bear Merchandise

Mama Bear Light Moisturizer  • Bear Skin SunscreenBearly There Deodorant • Bite Me Bumper Sticker


We love presents don’t you? Have that person in your family or friends that you often ask yourself: “What the heck do I get that person?” We have the solution…….SCORE.

Our gift boxes are shipped already wrapped completed with dark chocolate brown gift box, tied up with a branded white ribbon and a die-cut hang tag where we can write your “From” and “To” info with a short message if this is a gift for someone!

Great Bear Bites Coffee Lover

Gift Box – The Coffee Lover

The Coffee Lover 

  • 3 x 2 packs of cookies – each flavour or indicate your flavour preference in the comment box at check out
  • 1 Bear Roar Baseball Cap
  • 1 Bear Roar Coffee Tumbler – 16oz, stainless steel outside, BPA-free plastic inside
  • 1lb Morning Roar Organic Coffee Beans – organic, shade grown, Peruvian single origin
  • 1 ‘Bite Me’ Sticker Pack
  • $75.00 This gift box qualifies for free shipping in Canada.

Great Bear Bites Health Nut

Gift Box – The Health Nut

The Health Nut

  • 3 x 2 packs of cookies – each flavour or indicate your flavour preference in the comment box at check out
  • 1 Bear Roar Glass Mason Jar & BPA-Free Cuppow Lid with locking ring
  • 1lb Morning Roar Organic Coffee Beans – organic, shade grown, Peruvian single origin
  • 1 Stick of ‘Bearly There’ Deoderant
  • 1 ‘Bite Me’ Sticker Pack
  • $75.00 This gift box qualifies for free shipping in Canada.

Bear Gobbles Great Bear Cookies

Bear Gobbles Great Bear Cookies (click for details)

Great Bear Paleo Bites Bear Approved Stamp

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Awards & Mentionables Great Bear Paleo Bites

  • Nominated for BC Food Producers Association – Best Product of the Year Award 2014
  • Finalist for BC Food Producers Association – Rising Star Award 2014

Tracy Lydiatt – Creator

  • Winner –2011 Woman of Worth (WOW Canada) – Sustainable Living award
  • 3 time TEDx speaker on Sustainability
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Great Bear Brand Ambassadors – Bob Purdy, Sukhi Muker, Shannon Bell & Jason Noel (click for details)

Great Bear Paleo Bites are from a Crossfitter for Crossfitters following the Paleo diet – this started back in 2008 when Tracy, our founder and creator, began Crossfitting in Perth, Western Australia. There she learned more about how to support her training goals with improved nutrition (which is a constantly awesome learning journey….)

Taught to bake by her Mom and Grandmothers as part of family time, Tracy has been baking since the age of 3. Former geologist turned sustainability specialist, Tracy Lydiatt holds a Masters degree in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability (Sweden). She is an award-winning sustainability advisor, educator and author passionate about sustainability empowerment and change.

Tracy has watched the merging of allergen free diets with the Paleo way of eating over the last five years. In late 2012, she chose to shift from being a home-based baker, supplying her peeps at her Crossfit gym, to a larger endeavor able to serve more people seeking to eat cleanly. Since then, we have grown, reformulated and expanded our product offerings – all intended to support clean eating and living.

We are really proud to be grain free, vegan and free of wheat-soy-dairy and nuts! (dairy = no butter/no eggs). We hold a gluten-free certification.

Habibi’s Spreads & Dips @ Veg Expo Vancouver
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Veg Expo – a great place for everyone on a plant-based journey!
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A day for the entire family to enjoy with an interactive kid zone, cooking demonstrations with local celebrated chefs, information on locally sourced foods and products, sustainable home and transit zones, vegetation lounge, fitness showcase, and of course – lots of SAMPLES!

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Habibi’s started off as a local restaurant on West Broadway – the first in Vancouver to introduce an all-vegetarian menu featuring traditional Middle-Eastern style cuisine. Habibi’s Restaurant enjoyed an amazing following with a reputation for good food that lasts to this day.

When the time came for the restaurant to close it doors, Abe bought the business and Jeff soon joined him as co-owner. Both were determined to carry on the Habibi’s torch. With help from Abe’s mom Mona – famous in her own right as the owner of Mona’s Lebanese Cuisine South Vancouver – they breathed life into Habibi’s famous hummus, blended in some of Mona’s old-world recipes – and brought traditional home-made hummus to retailers across British Columbia! Better yet, this gluten-free, non-GMO, all-natural vegan* brand is now available on Vancouver Island! Scroll down to see their selection!

  • *Labneh and Tsatziki contain dairy

Where to Buy Habibi’s! Country Grocer • Red Barn Markets • Fairway Market • Whole Foods

  • Selection may vary from store to store

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Habibi’s  offer a wide-range of Hummus Dips, Tsatziki, Baba Ganoush, Lebanese-Style Garlic Sauce and Labneh – a traditional strained-yogurt cheese. Habibi’s has recently launched a line of Cashew Dips & Spreads in Thai Chili, Chipotle and Sweet Onion Cumin. All products are additive-free, preservative-free and have no fillers.

Cashew Dips and Spreads!

  • A great options for hummus lovers who can not tolerate chickpeas, are allergic to sesame or those who follow a specific or restricted diet.

Thai Chili Cashew DipThai Chili Cashew Dip & Spread
Our new crowd favorite! Invite this Thailand-Middle-East fusion to your next picnic or house party and it will get along with everyone – rice, salads, salad rolls and more!
Fresh orange Pepper, Cashews, Organic Agave Nectar, Fresh Garlic, Fresh lemongrass, Fresh Ginger, Citric acid, Sea Salt, Vinegar, Chili powder

Chipotle Cashew DipChipotle Cashew Dip & Spread

  • This is chipotle the way it was meant to be – with your socks knocked off! Spicy and sweet, don’t let that fool your taste buds – the heat is sure to follow. Perfect as a dip, spread or as a condiment for your fries, pizza, wings. Works fantastic with tacos, burritos and even burgers. You can’t beat this heat!
  • Fresh Red Pepper, Cashews, Organic Agave Nectar, Fresh Garlic, Chipotle Pepper Powder, Citric Acid, Sea salt, Vinegar

Chipotle Cashew DipSweet Onion & Cumin Dip & Spread

  • Can’t take the heat but craving a delicious treat? This one is filled with flavor!  Great for topping a salad, rice, burritos, burgers and fish.
  • Fresh Yellow Peppers, Cashews, Fresh Onion, Organic Agave Nectar, Cumin, Turmeric, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Vinegar

Habibi’s Hummus in Six Great Flavours

Kalamata Olive TapenadeKalamata Olive Tapenade Hummus

  • The ‘go-to-hummus’ for olive lovers. It’s well rounded flavor makes it a wonderful addition to your cheese and charcuterie board.
  • Chick Peas, Tahini, Kalamata Olives, Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Olive Oil, Vinegar, Sea Salt, Citric Acid

Natural Beirut Style Za'atar & CuminBeirut Style Za’atar & Cumin Hummus

  • An amazing mix of the most popular Middle-eastern spices – cumin and Za’atar (wild thyme, sesame seeds, oregano and sumac) blended into Lebanese-style hummus. It’s named ‘Beirut-style’ because it is found in trendy bars and restaurants in that most cosmopolitan of Middle-Eastern cities.
  • Chick Peas, Tahini, Garlic, Olive Oil, Za’atar, Cumin, Sea Salt, Vinegar, Citric Acid

 Natural Fire Roasted Red PepperFire Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  • A sweet and savory hummus for those wanting to go a step beyond traditional hummus but not too far out of their comfort zone. (also available in 450 gr tub)
  • Chick Peas, Roasted Red Pepper, Tahini, Fresh Garlic, Olive Oil, Vinegar, Sea Salt. Citric Acid

Lebanese Style
Lebanese Style Hummus

  • This is hummus the way the Lebanese love it! A little thick and a lot garlic, it offers a huge flavour bite. As close as you can get to traditional hummus the way Gramma made it! (also available in 450 gr tub)
  • Chickpeas, Fresh Garlic, Tahini, Olive Oil, Vinegar, Sea salt, Citric Acid

Basil & GarlicBasil & Garlic Hummus

  • This is a one-of-a-kind flavour you’ll only find with Habibi’s. Absolutely delicious – a fresh and summery taste, you can enjoy all year round. (also available in 450 gr tub)
  • Ingredients: Chick peas, Tahini, Olive Oil, Fresh Garlic, Vinegar, Fresh Basil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid

Sriracha JalapenoNatural Sriracha Jalapeno

  • A wonderful mix of Sriracha and fresh Jalapeno Peppers makes it the tastiest hummus on the market. Not overpowering, for those with a moderate pallet – ideal for anyone who loves spice.
  • Chick Peas, Tahini, Garlic, Olive Oil, Sriracha, Jalapeno Peppers, Vinegar, Sea Salt, Citric Acid

Tsatziki Greek Yogurt DipTsatziki Greek Yogurt Dip

  • 100% Greek Yogurt (contains no gelatin or sour cream) filled with the flavor where we added the secret ingredient of Za’atar (wild thyme, sesame seeds, oregano and sumac) for an extra kick. The yogurt is straight from a local farmer in Abbottsford, BC.
  • Yogurt, Cucumber, Garlic, Onion, Vinegar, Sea Salt, Za’atar, Citric Acid

Habibi’s Specialties

Baba Ganoush Smoked EggplantBaba Ganoush Smoked Egg Plant Dip

  • This wonderful mixture of smoked eggplant and chickpeas is the closest you can get to eating a Baba Ganoush in a village south of Lebanon. A powerhouse in nutrition and flavor, try it with pomegranate-molasses, or spread it over fresh pomegranates and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Smoked Eggplant, Chick Peas, Tahini, Garlic, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Vinegar, Citric Acid

Lebanese Garlic SauceLebanese Garlic Sauce, Spread & Marinade

  • A traditional Middle-Eastern spread typically used as a side to BBQ chicken and other meats. An essential for any garlic lover and so versatile so it can be used in your every day – salad dressing, to saute vegetables or as a simple spread or dip.
  • Fresh Garlic, Certified Non-GMO Canola Oil, Potato, Sea Salt, Citric Acid

Labneh Strained Yogurt CheeseLabneh – Strained Yogurt Cheese

  • Habibi’s sources BC milk and delivers it to a local company in North Vancouver who turns it into pure 6% Greek yogurt without additives and especially, no gelatin. The yogurt is then strained through cheese cloth for 48 hours and the result is a traditional Middle Eastern Yogurt Cheese so creamy you won’t believe it. You’re going to love Habibi’s Labneh! (also available in 450 gr tub)
  • Milk, Sea Salt

Habibis Gluten Free 3 Hummus Facts

  • Hummus is packed with protein, vitamins, calcium, and minerals?
  • Hummus is cholesterol free.
  • The fat found in hummus is the ‘healthy,’ unsaturated kind.
  • Hummus contains copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.
  • Hummus tastes best when made by family in BC! 😉

Habibi’s 5-Star Testimonials

  • I love Habibis hummus! I always choose Habibi’s Hummus because of the low-fat, I have at least 2 types in my fridge every day! The basil garlic is my favourite. I also love the eggplant dip! If the company could make their new products low-fat I would buy them all!
  • I met Balinda and Reno this past weekend doing a demo at the whole foods market in Burnaby. The products were delicious! I tasted their new garlic spread and also their cashew onion dip, and both were amazing! Thanks! … Carla
  • I’ve always loved Habibi’s, ever since their start on West Broadway. Although I’ve missed the restaurant (best lentil soup EVER) I’ve taken solace in their amazing products. You can’t go wrong with any of them. I’ve been obsessed with their Lebanese Garlic Spread … just spread on fresh bread but equally stellar in whipped potatoes or sautéed veggies. I just wish I could find it in more stores … Kerstin
  • Our family LOVES the products! Our baby devours the Basil & Garlic hummus. It was one of the first foods he really took to and I have peace of mind knowing he is getting a healthy product free of artificial colours and flavours. Keep up the great work with clean and healthy products for our kids. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners and this family run business is genuine and doing things right. Be sure to support these folks!:-) we wish you great success … Sabrina
  • Love the hummus dips and pita chips, great for small get together’s with friends or family. Healthy alternative to processed chips and dips … Darren
  • I love their olive tapenade flavour hummus. It makes lunch prep easy. Yummm … Maggie
  • I like the jalapeño one, not spicy … Tracy
  • Tried the Tzatziki today, and it is wonderful … Sea
  • Love your garlic hummus! Nom nom … Neil
Okanagan Rawsome Centerstage @ Veg Expo Vancouver
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Okanagan Rawsome Veg Expo

Afke Zonderland, Okanagan Rawsome’s Raw Chef and CEO will be speaking at Centre Stage!

Veg Expo – a great place for everyone on a plant-based journey!
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A day for the entire family to enjoy with an interactive kid zone, cooking demonstrations with local celebrated chefs, information on locally sourced foods and products, sustainable home and transit zones, vegetation lounge, fitness showcase, and of course – lots of SAMPLES!

Pure Plant Power – from a Family Farm

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Now in five fabulous flavours!

Okanagan Rawsome Beet Crisps

Onion-Herb Beet Crisps

Onion-Herb Beet Crisps • See how they are made!

Onion-Herb BEET CRISPS are packed with local organic beets, carrots and onions combined with sprouted seeds and a yummy blend of spices.

  • LOCAL Organic Veggies
  • 99% ORGANIC Ingredients

Onion-Herb Beet Crisps are delicious with your favourite cheese, hummus, or pesto. Make an open-faced sandwich using a Beet Crisp as a base!

  • INGREDIENTS: *ground flaxseeds, *carrots, *sprouted buckwheat, *sprouted sunflower seeds, *beets *zucchini, *sprouted lentils, *onions, onion powder, oregano, garlic powder, *sea salt, cumin (*organic)

A source of pure plant energy, these living whole food snacks are low-glycemic, promote weight loss, reduce inflammation. Loaded with organic ingredients and local produce, Okanagan Rawsome is real food that nourishes your body – and soul! 

  • Find Okanagan Rawsome at retailers in Victoria and across Vancouver Island!
  • Purchase Okanagan Rawsome online and save! Free shipping within Canada for orders over $80. Free Shipping in the US for orders over $160.


Spicy Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps

Spicy Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps • See how they are made!

Spicy Chia-Hemp CARROT CRISPS are spicy snacks made with locally grown carrots & zucchini, chia, hemp, and sprouted lentils to enhance nutrient bioavailability. The carrots provide a high-source of Vitamin A.

  • LOCAL Organic Veggies
  • 96% ORGANIC Ingredients

Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps are delicious with your favorite cheese, hummus, and/or a slice of avocado. Make an open faced sandwich using a Carrot Crisp as a base!

  • INGREDIENTS: *carrots, *ground flax seeds, *sprouted buckwheat, *zucchini, *sprouted lentils, hemp hearts, *chia seeds, *sea salt, cumin, cayenne, onion powder, oregano, garlic powder (*organic)

How Carrot Crisps are Made

Flax Sesame Apple Crisps

Flax Sesame Apple Crisps

Flax Sesame Apple Crisps

Flax Sesame APPLE CRISPS  light, flavour-packed zesty treat made with oranges and lemons. We grind whole flax seeds to preserve valuable Omega-3 fats. Dehydration happens at low temperatures, protecting valuable living enzymes!

  • LOCAL Organic Apples
  • 96% ORGANIC Ingredients

Delicious with a seed or nut butter. Visit the recipe section of our website for other suggested pairings and rawsome recipes!

  • INGREDIENTS: *apples, *coconut, *ground flax seeds, *sesame seeds, *dates, hemp hearts, *oranges, *lemon juice, cinnamon, ground ginger, *sea salt (*organic)

How Apple Crisps Are Made

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Chocolate Ginger Apple Crisps

Chocolate Ginger Apple Crisps

Chocolate Ginger APPLE CRISPS offer dark chocolate-coconut decadence in a delicious mixture of organic Okanagan apples, ginger, sprouted seeds, sprouted buckwheat, and dates. 

  • LOCAL Organic Produce
  • 90% ORGANIC Ingredients

Choc-Ginger Apple Crisps are delicious on their own or with a serving of ice cream made with frozen bananas & vegan chocolate pudding.

  • INGREDIENTS: *apples, *sprouted buckwheat, *ground flax, *dates, *sprouted sunflower seeds, *sprouted pumpkin seeds, ginger slices, dark chocolate (cocao, sugar, non-GMO soya lecithin, vanilla flavour), *coconut, ground ginger, *lemon juice, cinnamon, *sea salt (*organic)
  • Available in convenient single-sized portions.

 Cran Raisin Apple CrispsCranberry Raisin Apple Crisps

Cran-Raisin APPLE CRISPS combine sprouted buckwheat with delicious organic cranberries, raisins, and organic Okanagan apples to create a naturally sweet and filling snack. 

  • LOCAL Organic Apples
  • 99% ORGANIC Ingredients

Crumble a few pieces of Cran-Raisin Apple Crisps onto plain yogurt or sprinkle some on top of your morning cereal to add live enzymes and easy to digest protein to kick start your day!

  • INGREDIENTS: *apples, *sprouted buckwheat, *ground flax, *dates, *sprouted sunflower seeds, *sprouted pumpkin seeds, *raisins, *cranberries, cinnamon, ground ginger, *orange zest, *sea salt (*organic)

Available in convenient single-sized portions.

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Find Okanagan Rawsome at retailers in Victoria and across Vancouver Island!

Purchase Okanagan Rawsome online and save!

  • Free shipping within Canada for orders over $80.
  • Free Shipping in the US for orders over $160.

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Taco Revolution Breakfast Tacos @ Cedar Farmer's Market
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Take in Vancouver Island’s First & Only 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck!


Breakfast Tacos – while eggs last or 11am

Find PJ and Michell every Sunday from May to October parked at the grassy field next to the Crow and Gate Pub in Nanaimo. The Cedar Farmers’ Market starts at 10 am when music begins to play and runs until 2pm. Explore the wares of 70+ local farmers, butchers, fisherman, bakers,  cooks and craftspeople!

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Choose any Taco Revolution 100% gluten-free taco – beef, chicken, pork, vegetarian chorizo – add a scrambled egg and enjoy it topped with diced onion, cilantro, crema and choice of salsa. Very tasty! Sold in pairs – 2 for $7. Arrive early – served until the Taco Truck runs out of eggs! 

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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!

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JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such @ Metchosin's Farmers Market
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Catch JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such at Metchosin’s Farmer’s Market
Sundays 11-2 from May 21st to October 29th
Call ahead to place a special order –  250-589-2304

From their hobby farm near the Sooke Pot Holes on Vancouver Island,  Janice and Danny Willis turn the fruits and vegetables from their garden into more than 130 gluten-free products. Sun-ripened and grown without the use of chemicals, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and haskap berries are transformed into succulent jams, jellies and sauces from Janice’s family recipes.  As Danny harvests successive crops of corn, tomatoes, hot peppers, beets, peas, beans, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, asparagus, rhubarb, zucchini, Janice creates a potpourri of chutneys, pickles, relish and vinegars. Their flavourful, always gluten-free creations are sought after at farmer’s markets throughout the region – and by fans around the world. Look for their brightly coloured display! Learn more about JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such …

Keep up with JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such at the Langford Legion Night Market,  Sooke’s Seedy Saturday, Sooke’s Thursday Night Market, Goldstream Farmer’s Market, Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt and more. See JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such Market Schedule

NOTE: JD’s Market Table is Gluten-Free! Only Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Bread & Glutino’s Gluten-Free Crackers are used for sampling purposes. 

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  • “Fantastic products, such unique flavors. Impressed how professionally everything is done by J&D. Thanks for the great job of sending your products to my sister in New Zealand. Their guests enjoyed the first “tastings” of your products….along with some wine of course!”
  • “Onion marmalade, veggies antipasto & peach Melba jam are my favs!!”
  • “My Sweet Picante (Red Pepper Jelly) is now a staple in our house this time of year. We ordered several jars the other day and it was delivered to our doorstep that same day! It was as usual, nothing shy of perfection! Amazing customer service too! Love it.”

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

JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such Products

  • Basil Marinara Sauce
  • Beet Relish
  • Black Forest Sauce w/chocolate liqueur & cherries
  • Blueberry Relish w/blueberry, cranberry & habanera
  • Brandied Peaches
  • Cauli-Cuke Relish  
  • Chilli Blue Papaya Chutney w/rum flavouring
  • Corn Relish
  • Creole Sauce
  • Dilly Relish
  • Devil’s Breath Salsa w/tomato, hot pepper & minimal sugar
  • Green Tomato Chutney
  • Helluva Jalapeno Jelly
  • Hot Fuzz BBQ w/peach BBQ & habanera
  • James Peachy Keen Hot Sauce
  • Lavender Wine Jelly w/white wine
  • Morning Glory Jam w/peaches, pears, oranges, lemon & apples
  • Mango Madness Jam
  • Mucho Caliente w/six peppers (hot!)
  • Peaches & Scream BBQ Sauce w/peach BBQ sauce,  habanera & Bourbon
  • Pico de Gallo Salsa w/tomato,  cucumber, pepper & no sugar
  • Pina Colada Sauce w/pineapple with coconut rum
  • Plum Crazy BBQ Sauce
  • Pizza Sauce (no sugar)
  • Raspberry Green Tea Jelly
  • Roasted Garlic Jelly
  • Salsa Verde w/green tomato, minimal sugar
  • Sangria Jelly w/ red wine and Cointreau
  • Scotch Ginger Marmalade w/scotch flavouring
  • Thai Basil Lemon Jelly w/lemon, honey, thai basil
  • Tomato-Ancho Sauce
  • Tropical Fruit Salsa w/honey (spicy)
  • Wild Berry Pomegranate Jelly

Products that may contain dairy

  • Banana Daiquiri Jam w/rum flavouring (seasonal)
  • Blackberry Jam
  • Blueberry Jam
  • Buccaneer Strawberry Jam w/rum flavouring
  • Bumbleberry Jam w/raspberries, blackberries & blueberries
  • Golden Sunrise Jam w/apricot & pineapple
  • ‘K’ Berry  Jam w/ strawberry & banana
  • Love Apple Jelly
  • My Sweet Picante Jelly w/red pepper
  • Onion Marmalade

Products that may contain dairy (cont)

  • Peach Melba Jam
  • Persian Sunrise Jam – Golden Sunrise w/curry
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Raspberry Sambuca Jelly w/ sambuca flavouring
  • Rhubarb Jam
  • Strawberry Jam w/strawberries grown in Sooke
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
  • Tandoori Curry Sauce

Products that may contain cinnamon

  • Beet Ginger Vinegar
  • Beet Pickles
  • Bitter Melon Relish
  • Bread n Butter Pickles
  • Carrot Cake Jam w/carrots, pears & pineapple
  • Chipotle Abodo w/honey
  • Crabapple Butter
  • Dilly Beans
  • Dilly Carrots
  • Hamburger Relish
  • Hawaiian Ninja w/Bhut Jokolia (ghost peppers)
  • Hot Pickled Beans
  • Hot Pickled Garlic
  • Hot Pickled Carrots
  • Mango Chutney
  • Rhubarb Relish
  • Sweet Mustard Pickles
  • Vindaloo Bites Curried Pickles

Products that may contain dairy & cinnamon

  • Pumpkin Butter (seasonal)


  • Raspberry X Light – with Xylitol
  • Blackberry X Light – with Xylitol
  • Strawberry-Apple X Light – with Xylitol
  • Note: jams made with Xylitol have a shorter shelf life


  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry-Plum
  • Edson’s Third Degree Burn
  • Herb (no sugar)
  • Mango-Ginger
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry Citrus
  • Thai Alarm Fire

JDs sunshine jams AJD’s Sunshine Jams & Such – The Back Story

For more than thirty years, Janice followed and supported her husband, Danny while he served as an RCMP officer across Saskatchewan and British Columbia. In 2014, they chose to settle in the community of Sooke and explore what they could make of their ‘retirement’ years.

As it happened, in June of that year,  their son James was working for a chef in downtown Victoria who was searching for ‘locally-made’ jams to serve during High Tea. He wanted something that would outshine the competition. In short order,  Janice stepped up to provide the eight jams and two vinegars she had been making for years from family recipes. Soon enough, she began selling in Artisan’s Lane to passengers from the Coho and Clipper ferries and tourists from around the globe. Three years later, she and Danny have turned their retirement into a full-time, full-scale labour of love!

It was important to Janice that her products be enjoyed by customers following a gluten-free diet. Janice attributes her regained health to her 100% gluten-free diet after years of struggling with a host of auto-immune disorders. Not only does she love sharing celiac-friendly wares at farmer’s markets, she loves to share her journey with others who are seeking to improve their health through fresh, locally-grown whole food

Janice is keen to learn more! If you have an heirloom recipe that you can offer Janice, she will gladly repay with a jar of her very best strawberry jam!

  • *All JD’s Sunshine James & Such products are gluten-free with the exception of Mocha Stout Jelly  & Pothole Jelly

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Kids Under 8 Eat Free @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo
May 30 all-day


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Kids 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!

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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 30 @ 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
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ellen-baynesThe Celiac Scene™ is your premier resource for fabulous gluten-free living in Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands. Owned & operated by celiacs, we guide you to restaurants we trust and  local gluten-free products we love! We even tell you where to purchase them, at the very best prices. Enjoy national ‘celiac’ news, local reviews and non-stop gluten-free event notices. The Celiac Scene is your gateway to Gluten-Free Paradise!

Gluten-Free FAQs

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease occurs in individuals with a genetic predisposition for making antibodies to gluten. When gluten protein – found in wheat, barley and rye – is ingested, autoimmune antibodies not only attack the gluten, they also damage the lining of the small intestine. Symptoms may include digestive pain, constipation, diarrhea and fatigue. The resulting malabsortion of nutrients can lead to slowed growth and development in children and anemia, osteoporosis and fertility issues in adults. Untreated celiacs are also at an increased risk of developing digestive cancers and other autoimmune diseases. The only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet for life. The world-wide incidence of Celiac disease is estimated at 1 in 100. Of the number of people with Celiac disease in Canada, less than 5% will be properly diagnosed in their lifetimes despite the existence of a simple, prescreening blood test. Learn more …

Is there a test for Celiac disease?

Yes! There are two pre-screening blood tests that can determine whether your body makes the antibodies that are associated with Celiac disease:

  • tTg: IgA anti-transglutaminase antibody test
  • Total Serum IgA

While these blood tests are very sensitive, they are not 100% accurate. If the tTg test is positive or the IgA test shows a deficiency, a duodenal biopsy is required to make a diagnosis. Collected under mild sedation, evidence of damage to the lining of the small intestine is definitive proof of Celiac disease.

*Blood tests and intestinal biopsies are diagnostic services that are provided at no charge to residents of British Columbia. See Medical Services Plan.

Ask to be tested if you have unexplained iron deficiency, osteoporosis, brittle type 1 DM, a family history of Celiac disease, have experienced 3 months of frequent diarrhea, weight loss, dairy intolerance or exceptional gas and bloating. Learn more …

Can I be diagnosed if I’ve already gone gluten free?

It is essential that prescreening blood tests and the biopsy be performed while a person is consuming gluten in order to measure the antibodies associated with the disease and observe associated damage to the small intestine. Test results may appear falsely negative if gluten has already been removed from the diet.

Adults should consume 10 grams of gluten (4 slices of bread or equivalent) for at least 1 month prior to testing. Children should consume 5 grams of gluten (2 slices of bread or equivalent).

It may take 2-3 months on a gluten challenge to turn the tTg and biopsy positive. Because it can be very uncomfortable to reintroduce gluten to one’s diet – the gluten challenge is truly a challenge – consult your medical care provider about being prescreened for CD BEFORE choosing to go gluten free. Learn more …

Can I view my test results online?

Yes! My e-health  offers a fast and secure method for patients to receive their results electronically. As soon as results are released from the performing lab, they’re available online in my ehealth. A variety of secure technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. My ehealth is a free service available to residents of British Columbia registered with the Medical Services Plan and is available in 4 languages. Learn more …

What is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

Individuals with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) experience digestive symptoms that are similar to those experienced by individuals with Celiac disease. Like celiacs, their symptoms improve when gluten is eliminated from their diet. Unlike celiacs, their bodies do not create antibodies to gluten, nor do they exhibit the damage to the small intestine that is the hallmark of Celiac disease. People with NCGS are at no greater risk of developing additional autoimmune conditions or digestive cancers. At the moment, there are no tests that can prove whether one has NCGS. A diagnosis of NCGS can be made when tests for Celiac disease are negative. It is estimated NCGS affects 6-10% of the population. Learn more …

Dermatitis Herpetiformis – Little Sister to Celiac Disease

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is an inherited autoimmune disease of the skin marked by groups of watery, itchy blisters. Like Celiac disease, ingesting gluten triggers an immune system response that deposits inflammatory lgA antibodies under the top layer of skin.

The lgA deposits result in eruptions similar to the beginning of a pimple. This painfully itchy rash may progress to red, raised patches of skin that develop into small, watery blisters. The itching and burning of the eruptions are severe and the urge to scratch them is intense. Eruptions commonly occur on pressure points – around the elbows, the front of the knees, the buttocks, back, shoulders, face, and scalp and typically occur on both sides of the body. Sixty percent of those diagnosed are men and the most common ages at diagnosis are between 15 and 40 years old.

A small biopsy of unaffected skin, next to an eruption that reveals the presence of IgA deposits confirms a diagnosis of DH. A strict gluten-free diet for life is the only treatment, but the diet should only be started once a diagnosis has been made. The medication Dapsone may be prescribed to ease symptoms until the gluten-free diet reduces the severity and frequency of eruptions. Learn more …

Why can’t I just go gluten free?

Knowing whether or not you have a chronic autoimmune disorder is important to your future health and the health of your family. There may be a price for choosing not to know.

• Screening for Celiac disease is free in British Columbia
• Blood samples can be collected at your local out patient laboratory
• A diagnosis will tell you how strict your diet needs to be
• In conjunction with a lifelong commitment to the diet,  health complications may be reduced
• Your doctor can better monitor your health for other autoimmune disorders
• Celiac disease is genetic. A diagnosis confirms for your family that they may also be at risk
• Familial screening provides an early diagnosis for those with latent (asymptomatic) Celiac disease
• A diagnosis offers eligibility for future therapies that require a definitive diagnosis
• You may qualify for a Medical Expense Tax Credit
• If Celiac disease is ruled out, your doctor can proceed to test you for other disease(s)
• You can save money on gluten-free food if celiac disease is ruled out! Learn more …