The Celiac Scene E-News | May 2023

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


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The Struggle is Real. The Rising Cost of Gluten-Free Food
Experts Bust 6 Common Myths about Celiac Disease
Updated Guidelines for the Ongoing Care of Celiacs
M&M Angus Beef Burgers Subject to CFIA Recall – Gluten

Selena De Vries

Selena De Vries, RD


Digestive Enzymes – Yay or Nay for Celiacs?
Over-the-Counter Gluten-Free Allergy Medications – Adults & Children
Live Gluten Free with Ease – Apply for Selena’s Group Program
Book Your Free 20 Minute Online Video Chat
Tune into Selena’s GF Q&A’s Tuesdays on Instagram


Ellen Bayens Talks Celiac-Safe Dining
Combatting Cross Contamination with Selena De Vries, RD
Celiac Awareness Month 2023
A Deeper Dive into Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Celiac News Round Up


Introducing Pure Lovin’ Chocolate Vegan, Gluten-Free Waffle Cones
Delish Gluten Free Bakery June 1st Delivery to Victoria – Stay Tuned for Contest Details!
Bake My Day Delivers to Victoria & Sidney – Order Deadline May 10
B-glutenfreevictoria Complete Summer Market Schedule

Celiac-Scene-May-2023-E-News Products & Services


Alkeme Artisan BakeryArt of Slow FoodBake My DayB-glutenfreevictoria • Chef 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 FoodsHealthbean NutritionHertel Restaurant AppHouse of Yee Premium Dumplings • MAiiZ Nixtamal TortillasMillstone Farms Stone-Milled Flours • O’DoughsPilling Foods – Good EatsPure Lovin’ Chocolate • Royal NutsStella’s PerogiesTaco Revolution Mexican FoodsTilly’s Galley Gourmet MealsTOTAL PREPAREWendel’s True FoodsWild Poppy Market LadysmithWise Bites


Victoria’s Gluten Free Foodies Dine at Ebizo Japanese Restaurant – Tuesday, May 16. 6pm. FULLY BOOKED
Victoria Gluten Free Foodies Dine at MAiiZ Tortilleria – Monday, May 29 from  2 – 4pm. Room for just 10 diners.

Nanaimo’s First 100% Gluten-Free Restaurant – Off the Hook!
MOD Pizza Scores a Double Header on Vancouver Island
Meet Up at MeeT on Blanshard a Hit
Celiac Explorer Now Based out of Victoria
Poke Fresh Offers Discount & Merchandise with Rewards Card
Noodlebox Opens New Location in Mission
UPDATED! Safe Fries List for Vancouver Island (Rum Runner Restaurant closed April 30th)
Maps to Hundreds of Celiac-Trusted Restaurants on Vancouver Island

Celiac-Scene-May-2023-E-News Restaurants

900˚ 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


Country Grocer New Stores in Duncan & Chemainus. Coming Soon to Ladysmith & Cedar!
Lifestyle Markets Wins People’s Choice 2023 – Best Health Food Store!


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 NanaimoThe Market StoresTOTAL PREPAREWild Poppy Market Ladysmith


Every Day – 10% Student Discount – Pepper’s Foods
Tuesdays – Pepper’s Foods Flyer
Tuesday – Wednesday – 10% Senior’s Discount – Pepper’s Foods
Thursdays – Belmont MandM Food Market
Thursdays – The Market Stores Flyer
Fridays – Country Grocer Flyer
• NEW! Glutenull Sales for the Month
Monthly – Lifestyle Markets Flyer
Monthly – Pomme Natural Market’s Flyer


MAiiZ Nixtamal Tamales – Saturday, May 13 @ Fernwood Makers’ Market
Millstone Farm & Organics – Tuesday, May 30 @ an Evening about 2% Jazz Coffee


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 – B-glutenfreevictoria at Esquimalt Farmer’s Market – Memorial Park
Thursdays & Fridays – Taco Revolution at Berkey’s Corner
• COMING SOON! Fridays – Taco Revolution Food Truck Esquimalt Lagoon
Fridays – B-glutenfreevictoria @ Bastion Square Foodie Fridays
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
• NEW! 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
COMING SOON! B-glutenfreevictoria @ Westcoast Outdoor Markets – Sunday & Thursday

Celiac-Scene-May-2023-E-News RecipesGLUTEN FREE RECIPES

25 Mother’s Day Recipes from Everyday Gluten Free Gourmet!
Cloud 9 Gluten Free Blackberry Dumplings
Real Foods Corn Thins Recipe Ideas: Mother’s Day Porridge • Trail Mix • Corn Thins Slices with Pineapple Salsa
Instagram Fans – Be inspired by these easy peasy reels: 4 Ingredient Corn Thin BarsBaked BananasHump Day Treat •  Breaky Snack Corn Thins SprinklesChocolate Nests  • Peanut Butter SliceProtein Balls


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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.