The Celiac Scene E-News | October 2020

Your Gluten-Free Guide to Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands
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•  KOB Gluten-Free Online Thanksgiving Baking Class $15.50
•  Celiac Starts Port Alberni Facebook Support Group
•  CFIA Updates President’s Choice ‘Gluten-Free’ Chicken Strips Recall
•  Nutritional Deficiencies Common in Gluten-Free Diet
•  CD Linked with Increased IBS & Constipation Risk in Children
•  Food Sensitivity Testing Misused, Misinterpreted, Invalid
•  Small Pollution Study Intrigues Celiac Disease Experts
•  CD & NCGS – New Biomarker Might Tell Them Apart
•  Purely Sweet Gluten-Free Bakery Truck

Selena De Vries, RD

Selena De Vries, RD

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•  FREE Online CCA Conference Coming in November
•  Giovanni Angelucci, founder of Queen Street Bakery
•  Janet Bolton, Incoming President of the CCA
•  Celiac Scene News Round Up on ‘A Canadian Celiac Podcast’

Celiac-Scene-October-2020-E-News-RestaurantsCeliac-Friendly Restaurants

•  Updated! 2020 Safe Fries List for Vancouver Island
•  Victoria’s Virtuous Pie – Pizza & Ice Cream Impresses
•  Gift Certificates at 900 Degrees
•  Pirate Chips Gift Certificate
•  Dosa Paragon No Longer 100% Gluten Free

900˚ Wood-Fired PizzeriaUPDATESBig Wheel BurgerUPDATESFloating Fish StoreUPDATESJoint PizzeriaUPDATESNoodle BoxUPDATESPirate Chips NanaimoUPDATESPoke FreshUPDATESRawthentic EateryUPDATESRock Cod CafeUPDATESRoyal Spice Indian RestaurantUPDATESSix Mile PubUPDATESTaco Revolution Food TruckUPDATESTaste – A Place For CoffeeUPDATESUnion Street GrillUPDATES

Socially-Safe Celiac Events


Bake My Day Comes to Town! Order Deadline October 7th – 10am
Victoria! Art of Slow Food Sourdough Workshop – October 11
Every Day – Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Red Arrow Brewing
Every Day – Gluten-Free Lunch Buffet at Royal Spice
Tuesday & Friday Retailer Deliveries – Art of Slow Food Sourdough Bread
Noon Thursdays – IXIM / Taco Revolution – COW OP Ordering Starts
Noon Thursdays – Bake My Day – COW OP Ordering Starts
Saturdays – Art of Slow Food Sourdough Bread @ Moss Street Market
Tuesdays – Instagram Q & A with Selena De Vries, RD

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Celiac-Scene-October-2020-E-News-Products-ServicesOur Favourite Gluten-Free Products and Services

•  Care Bakery Makes Culinaire Magazine
•  60+ Grimm’s Fine Foods Meal Suggestions
•  Bake My Day Comes to Town! Order Deadline October 7th – 10am

Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas • Art of Slow FoodBake My DayBard’s Beer • Care BakeryChef Pola CulinaryCloud 9 Specialty BakeryCORN THINS by Real FoodsGlutenull • Gluten Free KOB Online Baking ClassesGrimm’s Fine Foods • Healthbean Nutrition • Hertel MeatsIXIM Tortillas by Taco Revolution •  MyHealthyGut AppO’DoughsRoyal NutsWendel’s True Foods • Wise Bites

Celiac-Scene-October-2020-E-News-RetailersRetailers Who Care About Celiacs

•  Online Ordering Arrives at Pepper’s Foods!
•  Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Products Online!

Discounts & Sale Days

Every Day – 10% Student Discount – Pepper’s Foods
Tuesdays – Pepper’s Foods Flyer
Tuesdays – 7% Senior & Student Discount Days – Mother Nature’s Market & Deli
Tuesday – Wednesday – 10% Senior’s Discount – Pepper’s Foods
Thursdays – The Market Stores Flyer
Fridays – Country Grocer Flyer
Monthly – Lifestyle Markets Flyer
Monthly – Mother Nature’s Market & Deli Flyer
Monthly – Pomme Natural Market’s Flyer

Gluten-Free Recipes


•  Complete Thanksgiving Dinner by Everyday Gluten-Free Gourmet
•  KOB Gluten-Free Online Thanksgiving Baking Class $15.50
•  Musings by Mia – Gluten-Free Pasteis de Nata
•  60+ Grimm’s Fine Foods Meal Suggestions
•  Corn Thins – Thanksgiving and Hallowe’en Ideas!

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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.