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10% Senior Discount – Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ Pepper's Foods
Feb 25 all-day

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Seniors enjoy 10% off – Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

A bustling market at 3829 Cadboro Bay Road, steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

• Sale on Gluten-Free Items
• Weekly Specials
• Gluten-Free Product List
• Deliveries to Your Door
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• 10% Student discount EVERY day!
• 10% Senior’s discount Tuesdays and Wednesdays

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.”

  • Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
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The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


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10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Feb 25 all-day

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University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

A bustling market at 3829 Cadboro Bay Road, steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

• Sale on Gluten-Free Items
• Weekly Specials
• Gluten-Free Product List
• Deliveries to Your Door
Facebook
Pepper's Foods GF Freezer SectionTwitter
Instagram
• 10% Student discount EVERY day!
• 10% Senior’s discount Tuesdays and Wednesdays

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.”

  • Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

art of slow food pepper's iggluten free pizza O'Dough's Gluten-Free Almond Milkgluten free bread mixPeppers-Gluten-Free-Flyer-Victoria-1Pepper's Foods Gluten Free Flyernew gluten-free products peppers foods wild moon organic bone brothLundberg's Rice StacksMiyoko's Vegan Cheeses & ButtersRoad Crew ClustersRipple Gluten-Free DrinkGluten-Free Chickapea PastaLuv ClustersPeas PleaseStock First BeefNatrel Ice creamHerbamereLibre Naturals Granola BarsSchar Cookies Miscela BlendsFatboy SnacksPure Bone Broth CompanyCare Bakery x 5Haupy Beaver RubLouis Pasture Pork CrispsSweet Street Marshamallow Chewsgogo quinoa sidesgo max go candy barsTubifyWise BitesCracklebredPaquiCovered Bridge Pop it PopcornYum Earth LicoriceYum Earth Sour BeansLuke's Multi Grain Seed CrackersPurest Flax Seed FlourNatura Coconut BeverageDaksha's Gourmet SpicesSuzie's Good Fat BarsRise KombuchaSmack Dog FoodSmack Cat Foodkapow now chocolate caramel glopkapow now cheez chickpea crackersSuzie's Organic MayonnaisseGogo Quinoa FlourSchar Lady FingersP-nuff Crunch PuffsHippie Snacks Cauliflower & Avocado CrispsSigdal Gluten-Free CrispbreadsVega Protein Nutritional ShakesKikkoman PankoDaiya Greek Yogurt AlternativePure Lovin Chocolate Advent CalendarPure Lovin Chocolate Advent CalendarSonoma Creamery Cheese CrispsFatso Cocoa Peanut ButterNoochPopSpread Em Kitchen CoSpread Em Kitchen Cogogo-quinoa-side-dishesEarth's Own CashewFatso CocoaBig Mountain PattiesBig Mountain PattiesSchar Chocoate Honey GrahamsFloating Leaf Wild RiceGH Cretors Chicago MixKitchen BasicsPulse KitchensBeanitosQue Pasa Ancient Grains Tortilla ChipsLittle Northern Bakehouse x 2Laiki CrackersSesmark Rice Crackerssmart sweetsSchar Frollino ChocolixGayLea Whip CreamEarth's Own OatSilk DrinkRossdown Chicken Pepperoni SticksMade Good FoodXO Rice VermicelliThe Real Coconut TortillaPrana Chocolate BarkNatrel Lactose Free MilkMotts FruitsationsGo Co Bites
Nature's Path Grain-Free GranolaWalter Caesar MixKim Nori Seaweed SnackBeyond Meat BurgerSejoyia Coco-ThinsLundberg Thin StackersMocolateEarth's Own Oat MilkZevia Drinksgood crisp chipsSejoya coco thinsDreaminofStrawberries-1024x455salmas crackersinty's Buffalo Chicken FlingsSmart Sweetrw garcia crackersGoGo Quinoa's Andean Pink SaltGoGo Quinoa PastaDaiya Pumpkin Spice CheezecakeWild Made Organic Fruit Rollsthe art of slow food fbApple ChipsBig Mountain Foods Veggie CrumbleCloud 9 Pankcase MixMy Mo Cashew Frozen DessertDandies MarshmallowsWild Tusker Coconut SugarGogo Quinoa Quinoa MixSo Delicious Holiday NogMcSweeney's Jerky SticksSugarSin GummeisGogo Quinoa PuffsLillyPuds Brandy ButterElmhurst Hemp CreamerMum's Hot SauceBlue Monkey Organic Coconut CreamEarth Island Yogurtelmhurst_barista_oat_milkEve's CrackersVeggie ChipsLaughing Daughters Crisps


Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
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The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


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7% Student & Senior Discount @ Mother Nature's Market & Deli
Feb 25 all-day

Tuesdays are Senior and Student Day at Mother Nature’s! Receive a discount of 7%!

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Be Healthy, Go Natural! It makes a difference!

Natural Foods, Organic Produce and Local Products. 

Mother Nature’s Market and Deli is committed to making every shopping experience a positive one. Proud to offer local and natural foods, Mother Nature’s feature organic fruits and vegetables and a wide selection of meat, fish and poultry, all non-medicated and ethically raised.

Competitive pricing values both the work and dedication of the producer (go farmers!) and the consumer, with no artificial ingredients, additives, GMO’s, preservatives or pesticides.

Gluten-free meal solutions, baking and snacks can be found throughout the store and enjoyed outside on surrounding patios while watching the world go by.

Cook Street Location – Think Paris in Victoria! 250-590-7390

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  • Tuesdays are Senior and Student Day at Mother Nature’s! Receive a discount of 7%!
  • Thursdays are Family Appreciation Days! Shop over $50 and receive a 10% discount!

Mother Nature’s is  committed to supporting both local farmers and suppliers and offering our customers excellent service and the healthiest products available. Staff does their best to make every shopping experience a happy one. Mother Nature’s is gentle on the environment and always provides a positive face to the community.

Our Vision – Healthy store, happy staff, exceptional customer service, sustainable products, satisfied customers.

Our Mission – Provide top-quality natural foods, organic produce and local products priced competitively, both to value the work and dedication of the producer, and meet the needs of the consumer.

Our Goals

  • Support local producers and growers, thereby promoting sustainable agriculture and the local economy and reducing our environmental footprint.
  • Provide our customers with access to healthy and local foods offered in a welcoming and friendly environment.
  • Hire and retain well-trained, knowledgeable staff who excel in providing exceptional customer service.
  • Foster a work environment that promotes health and wellness and evokes teamwork, loyalty and pride in the workplace.
  • Provide all staff with the opportunity to grow within the structure of Mother Nature’s Market and Deli through continuous quality improvement and recognition of individual and team efforts.

Become a Natures Lover! Membership is free!

  • Add the handy Nature Lovers’ member card to your key chain and earn valuable points each time you shop.  Points earned can be redeemed toward future purchases.
  • Receive 10 points for every dollar you spend. Donate or redeem 1000 points for $1.00.
  • SILVER LEVEL – Spend $500 within one month and receive a discount of 2% on all your purchase in the following month.
  • GOLD LEVEL – Spend $750 within one month receive a discount of 5% on all your purchases in the following month.
  • Students and Seniors need only $ 200 (Silver) or $ 350 (Gold) to achieve the respective levels
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Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Union Street Grill & Grotto
Feb 25 all-day

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Anyone tuned into Vancouver Island’s gluten-free dining scene has heard the call of Union Street Grill & Grotto’s amazing celiac-friendly menu – with its extensive selection of gluten-free appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Check out their daily gluten-free specials here!

Union Street Grill’s recipe is simple and effective – provide the Comox Valley with three essential ingredients! Good Food, Good Drinks and Good Times!

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Reserve: 250-897-0081 • 477 5th Street in Courtenay

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SUNDAYS AFTER 5PM: Kids’ meals are $2 off. Seniors receive a 10% discount. Frequent Diners earn double points!

GLUTEN-FREE MENU

Be sure to tell your server that you are ordering from the Gluten Free Menu. If you have a serious allergy, also let them know. Good, Fresh Food Takes Time!

TAPAS

The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation, people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them. In some countries, it is customary for diners to stand and move about while eating tapas.

  • GF SOUP OF THE DAY – Ask your server.
    Cup … $4  Big Bowl … $9 (with a crispy corn tortilla)
  • GF VEGAN CHILI – Medium spiced, with lots of beans, corn & roasted vegetables.
    Cup … $4  Big Bowl … $9 (with a crispy corn tortilla)
  • GF ROASTED GARLIC BEAN DIP – Beans, cilantro, tahini, roasted garlic, olive oil, & lime with crispy corn tortillas & fresh veggies … $8
  • GF YAM FRIES & DIP – Crispy yams with our garlic herb mayo … $9
  • GF FRIES & DIP – House fries with our garlic herb mayo … $7
  • GF SCREAMINGS & DIP – Cajun spiced house fries with our garlic herb mayo … $7
  • GF GRILLED CAESAR STARTER – A smaller version of your favorite … $8
  • GF SPINACH SALAD STARTER – A smaller version of your favorite … $8
  • GF ARTISAN GREENS STARTER – Mixed greens, slaw, zucchini curls, Eatmore sunflower sprouts, & pumpkin seeds. Your choice of dressing … $6
  • GF GROTTO QUINOA – Organic herb quinoa, with Artisan greens, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta & balsamic vinaigrette … $10
  • GF FRIED OYSTERS – Lightly coasted & fried, drizzled with a sweet chili sauce … $11
  • GF SALTSPRING ISLAND MUSSELS – Steamed with peppers & onions in a coconut curry sauce. Served with a corn tortilla … $14
  • GF PRAWN TACOS – Corn tortilla cups with romaine, grilled prawns, roasted corn, beans, & chipotle sauce. Served with fresh pico de gallo salsa … $13
  • GF FISH TACOS – BBQ rockfish, romaine, sprouts, & cabbage slaw, in Abuelos soft corn chia tortillas with fresh pico de gallo salsa… $13
  • GF SCHOONER SQUID – Lightly breaded served with garlic yogurt and fried onions.. $11
  • GF PANKO CHICKEN – Crispy fried chicken breast with honey mustard dip … $8
  • GF YAM, ROSEMARY & GARLIC PEROGIES – Russet potatoes, yams, rosemary & garlic stuffed perogies. Served with a cucumber dill sour cream … $12
  • GF PORK RIBS – Our balsamic marinated pork ribs with sweet chili sauce … $12
  • GF TATAKI TUNA – Local Albacore tuna, seared & served with our sesame wasabi sauce & herb corn crisps… $10

SALADS

  • GF THAI PRAWN SALAD – Thai vinaigrette on warm rice noodles with grilled prawns, spinach, julienne peppers, green onions, kale & sprouts … $18
  • GF GRILLED CAESAR SALAD – Charbroiled romaine hearts, house dressing, & shaved parmesan … $15
    – Add BBQ Chicken … $7
    – Add BBQ Rockfish … $5
    – Add BBQ Tuna … $8
  • GF CHARBROILED CHICKEN SALAD – BBQ fresh chicken breast, served hot on Artisan greens with almonds, & our signature honey yogurt dressing… $17
  • GF PORK N‘ FETA – Thinly sliced BBQ pork, served hot, over Artisan greens with feta & honey yogurt dressing… $17
  • GF QUINOA AVOCADO SALAD – Grilled romaine heart, fresh avocado, grilled peppers,  zucchini curls, slaw, Eatmore sprouts, feta & balsamic vinaigrette on organic herb quinoa … $15
    – Add Walnut Mushroom Patty … $5
    – Add BBQ Chicken … $7
  • GF SPINACH SALAD – Mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, shaved parmesan & honey yogurt dressing… $11
    – Add BBQ Rockfish … $5
    – Add BBQ Chicken … $7
  • Salad Dressings
    – Spicy Thai Vinaigrette
    – Chipotle
    – Balsamic Vinaigrette
    – Honey Yogurt
    – Caesar
    Add Ons
    – BBQ Pork Slices
    – BBQ Chicken Breast
    – BBQ Rockfish
    – Grilled Prawns
    – Avocado
    – Grilled Red Peppers
    – Walnut Mushroom Patty
    – House-made gravy

TOSTADAS

Tostadas are served on a crispy corn tortilla. Comes with Soup, Vegan Chili, Fries, Screamings or Greens. Sub GF Grilled Caesar or Yam Fries … $2.00

  • GF OYSTER TOSTADA – Crispy fried oysters, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, & cucumber dill sour cream … $16
  • GF MONTEREY TOSTADA – BBQ beef burger, back bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts & garlic herb mayo  … $16
  • GF GREEK LAMB TOSTADA – BBQ lamb patty, lettuce, tomatoes, feta, sprouts & cucumber dill sour cream … $16
  • GF CHICKEN TOSTADA – BBQ chicken breast, grilled peppers, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts & chipotle mayo … $16
  • GF BBQ PORK TOSTADA – Thinly sliced BBQ pork, shredded romaine, cabbage slaw, feta & garlic yogurt … $14
  • GF TUNA TOSTADA – Seared local Albacore tuna, lettuce, tomatoes, Monterey Jack cheese, sprouts, & sweet wasabi sauce. Topped with pickled ginger … $15
  • GF CRISPY ROCKFISH TOSTADA – Lightly fried Panko rockfish, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, & cucumber dill sour cream …$16
  • GF WALNUT MUSHROOM TOSTADA – Our own famous vegetarian burger made with roasted walnuts, mushrooms & garbanzos, topped with sautéed mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, & garlic herb mayo … $15
  • GF PORK & ONION TOSTADA – Thinly sliced BBQ pork, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled red onion, sprouts, & dijonnaise honey yogurt … $15
  • GF BARBEQUED STEAK TOSTADA – our famous charbroiled AAA 6oz sirloin, with sautéed mushrooms & onions … $18
    GF ROCKFISH TOSTADA – BBQ rockfish, shredded romaine, cabbage slaw, sprouts, & cucumber dill sour cream  … $14

LUNCH UNTIL 5:00

Pastas served with GF fusilli and a corn tortilla. Comes with Soup, Vegan Chili, Fries, Screaming’s or Greens. Sub GF Grilled Caesar or Yam Fries … $2.00

  • GF LITTLE ITALY – Gluten-free fusilli with fresh spinach, tomatoes, kalamata olives, green onions & garlic in extra virgin olive oil with feta … $13
    – Add Chorizo Sausage … $4
    – Add Chicken ..$4
  • GF SAUSAGE SICILIAN – Gluten-free fusilli, chorizo sausage, artichokes, green onions, sundried tomatoes & roasted garlic in extra virgin olive oil, with shaved parmesan …$14
  • GF GRILLED PRAWN FUSILLI – Baked with green onions, edam, mozza & mushrooms in a prawn bisque cream sauce … $15
  • GF CHICKEN MILANO – Gluten-free fusilli, mushrooms, green onions, & tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce with shaved parmesan… $14
  • GF MAC & CHEESE – Gluten-free fusilli pasta, butternut yam sauce with lots of cheese … $15
  • GF ROCKFISH AVOCADO – Gluten-free fusilli, rockfish, avocado, & tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce with shaved parmesan … $14
  • GF CHORIZO FUSILLI – Gluten-free fusilli tossed with chorizo sausage, green onions, mushrooms, & roasted garlic in a tomato sauce with shaved parmesan … $14
  • GF SPINACH CHEESE OMELETTE – Fresh spinach, edam, & mozza. Served with fresh pico de gallo salsa … $13
    – Add Avocado … $2
    – Add Back Bacon … $2
  • GF FISH’N’CHIPS – Lightly fried panko rockfish with house made fries, garlic herb slaw, and cucumber dill sour cream …$14

DINNER AFTER 5:00

All GF pastas come with a crispy corn tortilla

  • GF CHICKEN & CHORIZO – Fusilli pasta, roasted chicken, chorizo, green onions, mushrooms, & roasted garlic in a tomato sauce with shaved parmesan. … $19
  • GF ROCKFISH AVOCADO – Fusilli pasta, rockfish, avocado & tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce with shaved parmesan. … $19
  • GF LITTLE ITALY – Fusilli tossed with fresh spinach, fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives, green onions & garlic in extra virgin olive oil with feta … $18
    – Add Chorizo Sausage …$4
  • GF SAUSAGE SICILIAN – Fusilli, chorizo sausage, artichokes, green onions, sundried tomatoes & roasted garlic in extra virgin olive oil, with shaved parmesan … $20
  • GF CHICKEN MILANO – Fusilli, mushrooms, green onions, & fresh tomatoes in a garlic cream sauce with shaved parmesan … $19
  • GF MAC & CHEESE – Fusilli pasta, butternut yam sauce with lots of cheese … $19
  • GF WEST COAST SHELLFISH FUSILLI – Fresh local rockfish, clams, mussels & prawns steamed in a prawn bisque cream sauce with spinach & shaved parmesan … $24
  • GF JAMBALAYA BOWL – A Creole classic; fresh local clams, mussels & prawns in a fire roasted tomato cream sauce with chorizo, chicken, peppers & onions, over brown rice … $23
  • GF THAI STIRFRY BOWL – Peppers, onions, mushrooms, cabbage, broccoli, kale, edamame, & sprouts, stir-fried in our sesame Thai sauce, over rice noodles … $17
    – Add BBQ Chicken … $7
    – Add BBQ Pork … $5
  • GF CURRY BOWL – Peppers, onions, cabbage, carrots, kale, edamame, sprouts, sautéed, in a rich, spicy, coconut curry sauce, over brown rice … $14
    – Add Charbroiled Chicken … $5
    – Add Grilled Prawns … $7
  • GF BAKED OYSTERS – Lightly fried oysters on a bed of spinach with a herb cream sauce, baked with edam & mozza.  Served with brown rice or lemon herb quinoa & Artisan greens … $20
  • GF BBQ STEAK & PRAWNS – Charbroiled AAA 6 oz sirloin served on butternut yam potato mash or lemon herb quinoa & Artisan greens … $25.00
  • GF BALSAMIC PORK RIBS – Baked in a house-made balsamic BBQ sauce, served on butternut yam potato mash or lemon herb quinoa & Artisan greens … $22

DESSERT MENU

  • GF UNION STREET CHEESECAKE – Choice of sauce … $8
  • GF CARAMEL PECAN SQUARE – Sundried cranberries … $8
  • GF CHOCOLATE DEATH TORTE – You won’t believe it … $9
  • GF FRUIT COBBLER – Apples, mixed berries, and cinnamon … $8
  • GF CREME BRULEE – Bing cherry sauce … $9
  • GF PREMIUM SUNDAE – Choice of sauce … $6
  • GF LEMON SORBET – Raspberry sauce … $6
  • GF GROTTO SHAKE – Real ice cream, fruit or syrup … $6
  • GF CRISPY BAR – Toasted krispies, real butter … $2
  • GF COOKIE – Not just another chocolate chip cookie … $2
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Feb 25 all-day

A must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking – full stop!
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays)

Wild Poppy serves savoury breakfasts and light lunches with soup, baguettes and everything you could ask for in a deli – all from documented to be gluten-free, peanut-free ingredients. Nut-free and vegan options available.

Daily Specials – with delicious photos – are posted on their Facebook page!

Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights. Click here for map.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays • 250-924-8696

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Testimonial: “We had Madeline’s cousin visiting from Halifax for a couple weeks. When we toured them up to Chemainus/Ladysmith all eight of us (one celiac) enjoyed a delicious meal at Wild Poppy. We had to have take out as the restaurant was full. Wonderful to see.”

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“After every bite, Sophie said, “Yum! Best eggs I’ve ever had.”

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Old Town Wild Poppy Bakery

As co-owners of the Old Town (Wheat) Bakery at 510 1st Avenue in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, Kate Cram and husband Geoff could easily be considered local celebrities!  As an ‘Associate with the Culinary Institute of America‘ who also undertook to certify as a Red Seal Baker in Canada, Kate is truly baker’s baker!

Watch the video that tells the tale of these husband and wife bakeries. Wild Poppy starts at the 3 minute, 15 second mark!

Two children later, Kate and Geoff’s young sons began to experience persistent health issues that had them resorting to a gluten-free diet in search of relief.  The improvement was nothing short of remarkable and a heads up to Kate that gluten may be taking a toll on her own health. The couple found themselves at a professional and personal cross roads with Kate contemplating the end of a career she loved, and their children unable to  set foot within the family business.

That’s how Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro was born! 

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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 …