The party is already getting started! Restaurants you can count on to serve safe and delicious gluten-free fare in Victoria, outside the downtown core and across Vancouver Island!
Taco Revolution – Vancouver Island’s one and only 100% gluten-free food truck will be parked at Ship Point all week long – June 26th to July 1st ! Their fresh and delicious tacos are made from scratch from ingredients sourced to be gluten free. No gluten on the truck – no way, no how! Keep tabs on Taco Revolution by following them on The Celiac Scene Events Page or have them cater your event. Read more … 250-466-9183
Fresh, wild, local gluten-free fish & chips, seafood, tacos, salads and soup. Dedicated deep fryer. Superb, celiac-safe protocol.
• Dedicated deep fryer for fresh-cut, twice-fried gluten-free french fries
• Certified Gluten-Free Sorghum light-crisp batter for deep-fried fish, cooked in a dedicated fryer
• Gluten-Free Home-Made Tartar Sauce & Coleslaw
Joint Pizzeria – The Joint Pizzeria and Deli has been serving the gluten free with integrity for more than ten years. Almost every pizza can be made to be gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan! Staff are fully informed and can advise diners about gluten-free pizzas, toppings and how to modify meals to suit additional sensitivities. Take and Bake option: your gluten-free pizza can be par-baked (for either pickup or delivery), then cooked at home or read more … 1219 Wharf Street, Victoria • 250-389-2226
La Fogata Latina is British Columbia’s ONLY Colombian restaurant. Better yet – home to Victoria’s only 100% Gluten-Free hot dog & bun!
Their homestyle Latin-American offerings are hand-made with only the freshest local ingredients. Enjoy corn flour arepas, deep-fried cassava and plantains, empanadas, pupusas and Colombian music. Diners have been known to spill out into the sidewalks and start dancing. Open to midnight on Fridays, 3am on read more … 749 View Street – Victoria • 250-381-2233
Noodle Box – Voted #1 Take Out in Vancouver, Victoria is where this wildly popular eat-in / take-out resto got its start as a humble food cart. With locations across Vancouver Island, BC and Alberta, expect fun, high energy staff – and diners – on the same page for safe and delicious gluten-free food! Line up to order, NoodleBox is where to see and be seen! Standard Protocol – every read more … See Island Locations
Outside the Downtown Core
Big Wheel Burger – The only thing better than a Big Wheel Burger is two Big Wheel Burgers! Lucky for Victoria – Big Wheel Burger has two locations to serve us delicious, real food that is fast! Both Big Wheel Burgers boast dedicated, gluten-free deep fryers and prep stations. Best of all, you can watch your burger being prepared and quiz kitchen staff on just how carefully they are attending to your order read more …
Bitez Sandwich Bar – When news of Bitez Sandwich and Espresso Bar reached The Celiac Scene, we asked owner Doug Kobayashi for a personal tour of his operation and we were mightily impressed. With written assurances from his suppliers that ingredients for the wraps, buns, meats and toppings are gluten free; a separate gluten-free prep section; well-trained staff read more … 310 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood • 250-474-2828
Route 14 Sooke – is the iconic neighbourhood pub where everyone knows your name – and the server has your favourite Bard’s Beer – ready for you – before you even sit down. If you’re visiting Vancouver Island for the first time – Route 14 Pub is your last chance to dine gluten free before you read more … 6686 Sooke Rd, Sooke • 778-352-1414
Sante Gluten-Free Cafe – Hanna Kofman is a foodie first and a celiac second. Quality is her priority. Sante Gluten-Free Cafe was establish in March 2010 because Hanna was adamant that the local or visiting gluten-free, their family and friends had a right to enjoy delicious food, in a completely safe environment. With careful research and the season’s best, freshest produce, Sante read more… 2630 Quadra Street, Victoria • 250-590-7174
Six Mile Pub – The 160 year-old View Royal pub that served the Gold Rush now sets the gold standard for gluten free. Pub fare created with culinary flare, Six Mile is proud to serve ‘SIX-Nature’ chicken wings, deep-fried halibut and – wait for it – safe french fries & yam fries cooked in a dedicated deep fryer! Menus are updated with the seasons, safe for celiacs and delicious for read more … 494 Old Island Highway, View Royal • 250-478-3121
Nanaimo • Cowichan Bay • Ladysmith • Courtenay
Check out the Canada Day Celebrations in Nanaimo! Pirate Chips has two dedicated gluten-free fryers to serve their gluten-free and celiac customers. Not only that, the Buckaneers have the buns to serve us gluten-free burgers, oyster burgers and halibut burgers. Enjoy New Grist Gluten-Free Beer. Tuesdays: Kids Under 8 Eat Free. Wednesdays: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips. Gluten-lover menu and so much read more … 75 Front Street, Nanaimo • 250-753-CHIP
Rock Cod Cafe – What do you get when a commercial fisherman owns a seafood restaurant?
“Food that is fresh, makes you feel good and reminds you of home! The perfect place to warm your soul!”
See Shaw TV’s You Gotta Eat Here salute to TRock Cod! It’s not just the food that gives Rock Cod Cafe its great reputation. Owner Jacob Hökanson commits, “If the ocean is going to look after me, it’s my obligation to read more … 1759 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay • 250-746-1550
Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro – is a must-visit destination for anyone with any connection at all to gluten free – and if you love fabulous baking in general. 100% gluten and peanut free, and delicious by any standard, Wild Poppy offers an absolutely scrumptious array of gluten-free cheese cakes, cookies, fruit tarts, granola and everything you could ask for in a deli. Heaven on earth read more … 541 1st Avenue, Ladysmith • 250-924-8696
Union Street Grill Have you been to Union Street Grill since their renovations? It’s a ‘must’ gluten-free dining experience for locals and tourists alike. Their recipe is simple and effective – provide the Comox Valley with three essential ingredients: good food, good drinks and good times. This happening hot spot is completely gluten free except for outsourced ‘gluten’ burger buns, tortillas, focaccia and potato-rosemary bread. Only gluten-free flours are used on site. Dedicated deep fryer read more … 477 5th Street, Courtenay 250-897-0081
NOTE: Closed on July 1st so that staff can celebrate, too! Be sure to make your reservations for before or after the Big Day.
How to negotiate a gluten-free free meal, wherever you go!
- Use The Celiac Scene as your guide to Vancouver Island.
- Call ahead and collaborate with your chef or server.
- Ask the right questions
If you’ve had a bad experience at a recommend restaurant – or would like to suggest that one be added to our directory, please contact [email protected]. I’d love to hear from you!