Gluten-Free Events

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All Day Sunday Brunch @ Sante Gluten-Free Cafe
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Every day is Sunday Brunch at Sante Gluten-Free Cafe!

Choose from a pot pourri of sweet or savoury options, all guaranteed to be gluten free – and so much more.  Vegan or vegetarian, dairy, egg or soy sensitive, sugar-free or paleo  – or any combination thereof –  your requirements 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.

gluten free cakeDon’t let that fool you! Sante’s most popular items are their changing array of  decadent desserts. Sante is proud to showcase the very best of Vancouver Island’s gluten-free, dairy-free baking; Real Food Made Easy of  Victoria and Let’s Eat Guilt Free from Nanaimo.

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.

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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Gluten-Free Sunday Brunch @ Six Mile Pub
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Six Mile Pub Sunday BrunchSix Mile Pub pulls out all the gluten-free stops – every Sunday! Gluten-free french toast, eggs bennedict, omelettes, hash browns and amazing desserts! Gear up with a Mimosa, a Caesar or even a gluten-free Bard’s Beer! Families with  children welcome – the more the merrier! Order from the gluten-free Kids Menu and ask to be seated in the Family Room. No line-ups!

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.


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Six Mile’s chefs take a personal interest in serving celiacs!

As soon as you are seated, your server will  on board to inform you about your options and may even escort you to meet the chef.  Many items at their buffet are gluten free but the chef will personally platter (an enormous) selection of options directly (safely)  from the kitchen. In fact, he may even personally deliver your appetizers, entrée and dessert right to your table, while everyone else has to get up to serve themselves. Be a Queen – or King – for a day!

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Yes! These meals are gluten free!

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Last but not least! A slice of gluten-free heaven!

Six Mile Pub’s gluten-free meals are absolutely delicious and may include a few firsts! French toast with whipping cream and maple syrup;  eggs benedict with ham or smoked salmon; omelettes and a pot pourri of salads; lentil, sweet asian slaw, cantaloupe and strawberries. Your server will be able to answer any questions you may have.

No need for ‘regular folks‘ to go without – Six Mile’s ‘standard’ brunch is famous among locals and tourists alike. View the collage below to view what  fans from all over North America rave about.


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Check out Six Mile’s Gluten-Free Pub Fare – includes Fish & Chips! Proud to serve the very best – 100% gluten-free Bard’s Beer!

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Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Cedar Farmer's Market
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

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Extra Special – While Eggs Last – Breakfast Tacos!

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! Cedar Farmer’s Market Facebook

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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Taco-Revolution-300-x-250-RedTacos once found only under a hot Mexican sun can now be enjoyed along the gorgeous shores of Vancouver Island. Every item is handmade from scratch … and sourced to be gluten free! Tacos so good you will want them every day, and that’s okay! It’s okay to eat tacos every day!

Every taco served has been pulled from Mexico City’s street culture, spiced with authentic Mexican peppers – Guajillo, Ancho, Achiote, Chipotle  – to be shared with us. It is time to taste a taco as it was meant to be – gluten free – and from a Food Truck! A true north Taco Revolution!

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Tacos al Pastor

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

Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas

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

Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana

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

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

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

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Tasting: Wise Bites Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free Treats @ Sidney Thrifty Foods
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


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

Sunday, September 25th 1 – 5pm • Thrifty Foods SidneyThrifty Foods Broadmead 

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

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

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COOKIES & BARS

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Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies & Bars

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

Wise Bites Triple Fudge Cookies Bars

Triple Fudge Quinoa Cookies & Bars

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

Wise Bites Triple Ginger Cookies Bars

Triple Ginger Quinoa Cookies & Bars

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

Coming Soon to a Retailer Near You – Super Cookies!

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

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

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MUFFINS

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Chocolate Quinoa Muffins

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

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Apricot Quinoa Muffins

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

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Cranberry Orange Quinoa Muffins

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

Wise Bites Blueberry Lemon Muffins C Blueberry Lemon Quinoa Muffins

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

LOAVES

 Wise Bites Cafe Mocha Chocolate Loaf

Cafe Mocha Chocolate Loaf

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

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

Wise Bites Gift Baskets

Gift Baskets

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

Wise Bites Back to School Starter Pack

Back to School Starter Pack

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

• Sign up for  Wise Bites Newsletter
• Ask About Wise Bite Fundraisers
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• Member BC Food Processors Association
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Tasting: Wise Bites Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free Treats @ Broadmead Thrifty Foods
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


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

Sunday, September 25th 1 – 5pm • Thrifty Foods SidneyThrifty Foods Broadmead

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

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

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COOKIES & BARS

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Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies & Bars

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

Wise Bites Triple Fudge Cookies Bars

Triple Fudge Quinoa Cookies & Bars

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

Wise Bites Triple Ginger Cookies Bars

Triple Ginger Quinoa Cookies & Bars

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

Coming Soon to a Retailer Near You – Super Cookies!

wise-bites-super-cookiesExtra Protein. Extra Fibre.

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

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

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MUFFINS

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Chocolate Quinoa Muffins

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

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Apricot Quinoa Muffins

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

Wise Bites Cranberry Orange Muffin C

Cranberry Orange Quinoa Muffins

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

Wise Bites Blueberry Lemon Muffins C Blueberry Lemon Quinoa Muffins

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

LOAVES

 Wise Bites Cafe Mocha Chocolate Loaf

Cafe Mocha Chocolate Loaf

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

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

Wise Bites Gift Baskets

Gift Baskets

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

Wise Bites Back to School Starter Pack

Back to School Starter Pack

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

• Sign up for  Wise Bites Newsletter
• Ask About Wise Bite Fundraisers
• Member Small Scale Food Processor Association
• Member BC Food Processors Association
• Facebook
• Twitter

Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies Dare to Dine @ Route 14 Sooke
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Route 14 is eager to meet you

*** RSVP to [email protected] or via Gluten-Free Foodies ***

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

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

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Find Route 14 at 6686 Sooke Rd at Townsend

Find Route 14 at the epicentre of all things gluten-free,  the corner of Sooke Road and Townsend – at the town’s famous roundabout! Visit Route 14’s Feature Page. Route 14 Pub is your last chance to dine gluten free before you surf Jordan River, trek the West Coast Trail, party in Port Renfrew or drive the Pacific Marine Route to Lake Cowichan.

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Bard’s – 100% Gluten Free

Not only that, Route 14 is the place where everyone knows your name – and staff will serve you your favourite gluten free brew – Bard’s Beer – just as soon as you sit down. Stew and staff will treat you like a long lost friend and introduce to the locals – like Jen of Wilde Fermentations.

Root Beer Kraut Route 14Route 14 will be serving up her Root Beer Kraut along with their Pulled Pork – West Coast living at its gluten-free finest!

Check out Route 14’s menus below or keep tabs on the possibilities via their Facebook Page for daily special. Yes, they are on Instagram!

If you have questions or additional sensitivities, give Route 14 a call ahead of time. They are keen to make this a special evening for all of us!

Phone: 778-352-1414 or email [email protected]  • 6686 Sooke Road, Sooke


Route 14 is right next door to The Uncommon Carrot, now open as Sooke’s first and only 100% Gluten-Free Juice Bar & Cafe! Between the two, you can be healthy and have fun – and vice versa!

The ‘UC’ closes at 4pm on Sunday but feel free to join The Celiac Scene at 3pm to check out the space and be dazzled by their fabulous offerings. Plan to do some shopping!

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Kids Under 8 Eat Free @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo
Sep 27 all-day

TUESDAYS – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!

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

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

Check out what next week looks like:
WEDNESDAY – All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $15.95
FRIDAY and SATURDAY – Live Music! Singing!
GLUTEN LOVERS – there’s a menu for you, too! Click here!

See Pirate Chips Feature Page

Glutenull Gluten-Free Tasting @ Broadmead Thrifty Foods
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Holly for a Special Glutenull Gluten-Free Tasting!

Glutenull

Glutenull is a Vancouver based certified gluten & yeast free bakery dedicated to bringing you fresh, premium quality, organic & non-GMO foods that are wholesome and tasty.  We have a large variety of products that are suitable for celiac, gluten intolerant, vegan, and diabetic foodies. Our facility, located in Coquitlam, is certified gluten free under the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) which assures you that it contains no traces of gluten.  We’ve also created a number of raw products that make great snacks for the whole family. Learn more …

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

 Certified Glutenull


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Living Gluten Free

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

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

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• Search by Ingredient i.e. chicken, avocado, fish, salad and even prep times and themes …


Gluten Free Living Classes

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


Registered Dietitian

Meet Jessalyn

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


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


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All You Can Eat Fish & Chips @ Pirate Chips
Sep 28 all-day

WEDNESDAYS! ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH & CHIPS $15.95fish and chips all you can eat

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

NEW! Gluten-Free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups and even New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Check out what next week looks like:

TUESDAY: Kids <8 Eat Free
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Live Music! Singing!
GLUTEN LOVERS – there’s a menu for you, too! Click here!

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Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Cobble Hill
Sep 28 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm

Vancouver Island’s First & Only 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck is Coming to Cobble Hill!

Taco Revolution Craig

PJ and Michell will be parked at 3541 Cobble Hill Rd (at Fisher Road in front of Second Hanger) Stop by, say hello and enjoy the very best in Mexican Street Food – all gluten free! Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location!

Tacos once found only under a hot Mexican sun can now be enjoyed along the gorgeous shores of Vancouver Island. Every item is handmade from scratch … and sourced to be gluten free! Tacos so good you will want them every day, and that’s okay! It’s okay to eat tacos every day!

Every taco served has been pulled from Mexico City’s street culture, spiced with authentic Mexican peppers – Guajillo, Ancho, Achiote, Chipotle  – to be shared with us. It is time to taste a taco as it was meant to be – gluten free – and from a Food Truck! A true north Taco Revolution!

Taco Revolution Website • Instagram • Facebook • Twitter • Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location!


Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor

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


Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas

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


Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana

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


Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

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

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Welcome to Gluten-Free Paradise!

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

Gluten-Free FAQs

What is Celiac Disease?

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

Is there a test for Celiac disease?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can I view my test results online?

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

What is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

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

Dermatitis Herpetiformis – Little Sister to Celiac Disease

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

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

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

Why can’t I just go gluten free?

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

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