4 New Celiac Restaurant Recommendations

How do restaurants qualify to appear on The Celiac Scene?

  • They offer a gluten-free menu?
  • They place gluten-free notations next to menu items?
  • No one has ever gotten sick from their gluten-free meals?
  • They paid to appear on the site?

No, no, no and definitely no!

There is no gluten-free certification process for restaurants in Canada.

  • Appearing on this resource  means that chefs and servers have survived repeated gluten-free grillings from local celiacs:
  • How to Negotiate Safe and Delicious Gluten-Free Meals
  • And that they actually delivered on their gluten-free promise – to a celiac’s digestive standards.

Victoria and Vancouver Island’s amazing gluten-free community and a phenomenal set of  local restauranteurs have collaborated to create the celiac-friendliest dining scene in Canada, if not all of North America!  And the recommendations just keep on coming! Here are the latest:

From Eric: Shine Cafe on Fort

gluten free eggs benedict

Gluten-Free Eggs Benedict on a Glutino Bun

“A pic from our Shine Brunch yesterday. Gluten-free Eggs Benny on Glutino muffin! They did not disappoint!!” 1548 Fort St (250) 595-2133

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From Dawn and George: Vic’s Steakhouse in Harbour Towers Hotel

“We are returning to Victoria in July and I’m so happy we’ll be enjoying dinner again at Vic’s Steakhouse … majority of their entrees are gluten free!  I even had their Thanksgiving turkey dinner last October.  Love this restaurant!”  345 Quebec St 250-385-2405


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From Lynda: Sea Glass Waterfront Grill, Van Isle Marina

“We’ve dined here for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Fabulous! Best patio ever!” 2320 Harbour Road, Sidney  778-351-3663

Surly Mermaid

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From Jane: Surly Mermaid in Sidney

“So many fresh and creative combinations! So great to be able to mix and match really delicious gluten-free options with friends!” 9851 Seaport Pl  778-351-1544


Click to visit Victoria GlutenFree Foodies

New to the diet? New to town? Shy to dine alone – gluten free? Join Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies

With over 80 gluten-free meet ups under our belts, you can add a new restaurant – and possibly a new gluten-free friend – to your repertoire! ! Gluten-eaters also welcome to attend!

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