It doesn’t get any better than the testimony of a diagnosed celiac, cycling through Sooke with miles to go before he sleeps!
Just had a great gluten-free meal at Route 14 in Sooke. Awesome menu with gluten-free notations and a great chef that isn’t afraid to use spices. I ordered a Morroccan Korma dish that was so good I asked for a spoon so I would not waste a drop. Owner Stew was a great host – well aware and talked to the chef immediately when I had a question about soup of the day. My small intestine can verify this is the best restaurant I have been to in months! I am celiac, diagnosed just 7 months ago, and I am absolutely confidant this establishment is on the ball!
Find Route 14 at the epicentre of all things gluten-free, the corner of Sooke Road and Townsend – at the town’s famous roundabout! Visit Route 14’s Feature Page. Route 14 Pub is your last chance to dine gluten free before you surf Jordan River, trek the West Coast Trail, party in Port Renfrew or drive the Pacific Marine Route to Lake Cowichan.
Not only that, Route 14 is the place where everyone knows your name – and staff will serve you your favourite gluten free brew – Bard’s Beer – just as soon as you sit down. Stew and staff will treat you like a long lost friend and introduce to the locals – like Jen of Wilde Fermentations.
If you have questions or additional sensitivities, give Route 14 a call ahead of time. They are keen to make this a special evening for all of us!
Route 14 is right next door to The Uncommon Carrot, now open as Sooke’s first and only 100% Gluten-Free Juice Bar & Cafe! Between the two, you can be healthy and have fun – and vice versa!
The ‘UC’ closes at 4pm on Sunday but feel free to join The Celiac Scene at 3pm to check out the space and be dazzled by their fabulous offerings. Plan to do some shopping!
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