Purchase the Perfect Gift for Your Gluten-Free Diner

gluten free restaurantThere can be no warmer embrace for the gluten-free diner than a server’s intimate knowledge of the menu or receiving the chef’s assurance that their restaurant is fully engaged with the local celiac community – and The Celiac Scene.

Give the gift of celiac-safe dining to family, friends or – best of all – yourself! Purchase a Gluten-Free Gift Certificate to a celiac-trusted restaurant. 

Not only can – and do –  the following restaurants serve us in safety and with flare but –  in service of full disclosure – they support this one-of-a-kind, stand-alone Canadian resource with their advertising dollars. Without them, The Celiac Scene simply could not exist for its followers in Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Please support them in turn with your dining dollars during the holidays, and all year long.

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Gifts Your Gluten-Free Person Will Love!
Gift Certificates For Your Gluten-Free Sweetie!

Bitez Sandwich Bar

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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 Coldstream Avenue, Colwood • 250-474-2828

Joint pizza

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Joint Pizzeria – The Joint Pizzeria and Deli has been serving the gluten free with integrity for more than ten years. 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


Let's Eat Gluten Free

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Let’s Eat Guilt-Free Bakery, Cafe & Deli – “The gluten-free will no longer be held victim to the tasteless cardboard once passed off as sandwich bread! They now have choice! They now have flavor!  They now have Anete and Rose Coutinho!” A chef and a physician respectively, two sisters joined together against the forces of gluten, combining skill with know-how, presenting read more …

435 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo • 250-754-4466

Noodle Box

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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. Now in Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC and Alberta! Fun, high energy staff – and diners – are 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 …

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Olive Grove Restaurant – Mentored by the founder of the Victoria Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association over 20 years ago, The Olive Grove is proud to be the first restaurant in Victoria to have offered a separate celiac-friendly menu! They have mastered the art of serving the gluten free, their family and friends with a comprehensive ‘Celiac Menu’ that offers a full gamut of  read more …

4496 West Saanich Road, Victoria • 250-479-9361

gluten free fish chips

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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 hamburgers, 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

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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!” Rock Cod Cafe saluted by Shaw TV and You Gotta Eat Here! 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

Sante Gluten-Free Cafe

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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



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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

Union Street Grill

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Union Street Grill – A must-experience gluten-free menu for locals and tourists alike! Union Street Grill’s 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


Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro

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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