The Celiac Scene E-News | June 2023

Your Gluten-Free Guide to Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands

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NEWS FROM THE CELIAC SCENE

Is Your Gluten-Free Diet Breaking the Bank?
Pattern of Health Care Visits – a Predictor of Future Celiac Disease Diagnosis?
My Mother’s Long & Winding Road to Diagnosis
Ellen & Sue Discuss the News! Test Drive ‘A Canadian Celiac Podcast!’
Podcast: Justine Dowd, PhD Speaks About Celiac Disease & Infertility Struggles


GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Pure Lovin’ Chocolate – Oat Milk & Soy Milk Soft Serve in GF Waffle Cones
Become a Wise Bites VIP & Save 15% on every order
Blu Gluten-Free Bakery Arrives on Galiano Island
Softy’s Oat Milk & Coconut Milk Soft Serve in GF Waffle Cones

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Alkeme Artisan BakeryArt of Slow FoodBake My DayB-glutenfreevictoriaChef Pola CulinaryCloud 9 Gluten Free Mixes • CORN THINS by Real FoodsCountry Prime Meat SnacksDelish Gluten Free BakeryEl Faro Gluten Free Flour • Glutenull • Grimm’s Fine FoodsHertel MeatsHoneycomb.ai Restaurant AppHouse of Yee Premium Dumplings • MAiiZ Nixtamal TortillasMillstone Farms Stone-Milled Flours • O’DoughsPilling Foods – Good EatsPure Lovin’ Chocolate • Royal NutsSelena De Vries Celiac DietitianStella’s PerogiesTaco Revolution Mexican FoodsTilly’s Galley Gourmet MealsTOTAL PREPAREWendel’s True FoodsWild Poppy Market LadysmithWise Bites


CELIAC-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

Troller’s Fish & Chips – 100% Gluten-Free Kitchen in Nanaimo
El Faro Market – closed for holidays June 17-28. New hours – new menu start June 29
West Bay Cafe – 100% Gluten-Free, Vegan in Esquimalt
UPDATED! Safe Fries List for Vancouver Island
Maps to Hundreds of Celiac-Trusted Restaurants on Vancouver IslandCeliac-Scene-June-2023-E-News-Restaurants900˚ Wood-Fired Pizzeria900˚ Bistro Sidney • Art of Slow Food 100% Gluten-Free Cafe & BakeryBare Bones Fish & Chips 100% Gluten-Free Kitchen • Big Wheel Burger  • El Faro Fusion 100% Gluten Free RestaurantFloating Fish StoreMAiiZ Nixtamal Tortillería • NoodleboxOff the Hook Nanaimo • Poke Fresh • Six Mile PubTaco Revolution 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck

* Questions to Ask When Dining Out Gluten-Free


SPECIAL GLUTEN FREE EVENTS

Celiac-Scene-June-2023-E-News-EventsSaturday, June 3 – MAiiZ Nixtamal Tamales @ Fernwood Makers’ Market
Saturday, June 10 – Gluten-Free Cupcakes @ Chasing Sunsets Violin Recital
Sunday, June 11 – Fish World Ocean Day @ Floating Fish Store
Sunday, June 11 – Cook Street Village Block Party @ Poke Fresh • Taco Revolution • Big Wheel Burger • Lifestyle Markets
Saturday, June 17 – Celebrate Summer @ Pomme Natural Markets

REGULAR GLUTEN FREE EVENTS

Thursdays – B-glutenfreevictoria @ Esquimalt Farmer’s Market June 1 & 8
Thursdays – Taco Revolution at Berkey’s Corner until June 15
• NEW! Thursdays, starting June 22 – Taco Rev Food Truck @ Commercial Street Night Market, Nanaimo
• NEW! Fridays starting June 2 – Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Esquimalt Lagoon
Saturdays – Taco Revolution Mexican Foods @ Qualicum Beach Farmers Market
Saturdays – Art of Slow Food @ Moss Street Market
Saturdays – Art of Slow Food @ Duncan Farmer’s Market
Saturdays – B-glutenfreevictoria @ Goldstream Market
Saturdays – B-glutenfreevictoria @ Moss Street Market
Saturdays – Taco Revolution Mexican Foods & Food Truck @ Duncan Farmer’s Market
Sundays – Taco Revolution @ Cedar Farmer’s Markets
Sundays – B-glutenfreevictoria @ Metchosin Farmer’s Market June 4, 11 & 18
• NEW! Mondays starting June 19 – B-glutenfree @ Esquimalt Farmers Market
• NEW! Sundays starting June 25 – B-glutenfree @ West Coast Outdoor Markets Sidney
Tuesdays – Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Red Arrow Brewing
Tuesdays – Selena’s GF Q&A on Instagram
Wednesdays • Floating Fish Store 10% Off – Mention The Celiac Scene!
• NEW! Thursdays starting June 15 – B-glutenfree West Coast Outdoor Markets Sidney


GLUTEN-FREE RETAILERS
Country Grocer Now Open in Ladysmith. Opening soon Cedar!
Pure Lovin’ Chocolate Gluten-Free Gift Boxes for Teachers

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Art of Slow Food Cafe & BakeryCountry Grocer • El Faro Market • Lifestyle Market & Select Stores • MAiiZ Nixtamal TortilleríaM&M Food Market Belmont Millstone Farm & OrganicsPepper’s Foods • Pomme Natural Market NanaimoPure Lovin’ Chocolate • The Market StoresTOTAL PREPAREWild Poppy Market Ladysmith


DISCOUNT & SALE DAYS

Every Day – 10% Student Discount – Pepper’s FoodsTuesdays – Pepper’s Foods FlyerTuesday – Wednesday – 10% Senior’s Discount – Pepper’s FoodsThursdays – Belmont MandM Food MarketThursdays – The Market Stores FlyerFridays – Country Grocer Flyer Glutenull Sales for the MonthMonthly – Lifestyle Markets FlyerMonthly – Pomme Natural Market’s Flyer

GLUTEN FREE RECIPES

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Real Foods Corn Thins Recipe Ideas: Crunchy Corn Thins Mac ‘n Cheese • Mustard, Sauerkraut, Fried Vienna Sausage • Ricotta, Saffron Infused Honey, Chives & Pepper • Smashed Avocado, Kale Chips, Sprouts & EVOO

Instagram Fans – Be inspired by these easy peasy reels: Corn Thins TacosKids’ PicnicMorning GranolaSalmon Poke BowlBiscoff BiscuitsVegan Truffle Brie & BaconWhite Chocolate Lunchbox Treat


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2023 GLUTEN-FREE FAST FOOD LIST!

Vancouver Island Safe Fries, Onion Rings, Fish & Chips

Did you know that more than 60 gluten-free fast-food restaurants in Canada and a whopping 250 restaurants across the United States make an online commitment to meeting the needs of the gluten free. Note that gluten-free ingredients and offerings vary by country.

Gluten-Free Guide to Fast Food Dining – Canada
Gluten-Free Guide to Fast Food Dining – USA

Remember – these listings are a guide, NOT a guarantee. ALWAYS Ask Gluten-Free Questions and determine for yourself whether any given location, chef or server can deliver on their gluten-free promise.

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