Gluten-Free Events Calendar

If it’s gluten free and happening in Victoria, Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands, you’ll find it listed here!  From tastings to farmer’s markets to food trucks – this is your calendar to Gluten-Free Paradise!

New to the diet? New to town? Shy to dine alone – gluten free? Join Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies and add a new restaurant – and possibly a new gluten-free friend – to your repertoire!

Top Picks for Dining! • Top Picks for Shopping! • Celiac-Friendly Fast Food!

Dec
4
Sun
Caroling in the Village of Cadboro Bay @ Peppers Foods
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 5 @ 8:30 pm

Caroling in the Village Sunday, December 4th 6:30 to 8:30 pm

  • Loads of family friendly fun with music, food and bevvies by donation. Gift baskets, raffles and the always popular Turkey Draw! 

Featuring local talents

  • Mount Douglas Secondary Jazz Band & Choir with members of
  • The Open Door @ Our Place
  • The Victoria Good News Choir
  • Conservatory Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • The Cadboro Bay United Church Choir

Pepper’s Foods Flyer for November 29th to December 6th  features Two Sweet Deals

  • Buy a $100 gift card and receive a $10 gift card FREE!
  • Pre-order your holiday turkey before December 1st, you’ll receive a $10 gift card for FREE  (at time of purchase)

Gluten-Free Product List

More Sales Below!

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Pepper’s is Home to the Best Gluten-Free Pizza Kit!

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Pepper’s Foods has been bringing the best in local gluten free to customers in Cadboro Bay since 1962.  A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria (see below), shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods’ is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

• Learn more about Pepper’s Foods
• Sale on Gluten-Free Items
• Weekly Specials
• Gluten-Free Product List
• Deliveries to Your Door

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10% Student discount EVERY day!
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Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Oct 6, 2015 by Jacob Zinn – Saanich News

 Independent Grocer Award

After 10 years, Pepper’s Foods made it back on the podium at the Independent Grocer Awards.

The Cadboro Bay grocery store took bronze in the small-surface category, which is open to grocery stores across Canada with less than 15,000 square feet of space. The award recognizes Pepper’s for its community engagement and ongoing efforts to serve customers in the area.

“This year is big for us because we’ve kind of gotten back into the mix,” said Scott Zaichkowsky, assistant grocery manager, adding that a decade ago, the small surface area capped at 10,000 square feet.

“We always competed in the smallest category, but they upped the size of it, so the competition has gotten larger. Bigger stores, bigger chains, so since then, we hadn’t really taken any awards home.”

Up through 2005, Pepper’s – which is only 4,000 square feet – medalled five times in six years at the Independent Grocer Awards in the same category. While the pool of competitors increased, Zaichkowsky said their latest win confirms that they’re doing something right. “Ten years ago, when we had the smaller category, the competition wasn’t as intense. For us to come back 10 years later and establish ourselves… it’s a big honour for us, for sure,” he said.

For more than 30 years, Pepper’s has been owned by John Davits, with his son, Cory, working as general manager. Prior to that, the store was called Shop Easy and was owned by John Pepper, after whom Davits named the current store. Zaichkowsky said the family-run Pepper’s has been a staple of Cadboro Bay and credited the store’s friendly staff and local products as a few of the reasons why the community has been so loyal to it.

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product,” he said. “It’s always nice to be acknowledged. We’re excited by the fact that doing what we’re doing is getting such a great response.”


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Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!

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Dec
6
Tue
Kids Under 8 Eat Free @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo
Dec 6 all-day

TUESDAYS – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!
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TUESDAYS – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!

Pirate Chips doesn’t have just one, but TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers to serve their gluten-free and celiac customers! Not only that,the Buckaneers have the buns to serve us, too! Gluten-free hamburger buns, oyster burger buns and halibut burger buns! Find Pirate Chips at their new location – downtown, near the cenotaph.

ALSO NEW gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups and even New Grist Gluten-Free Beer!

Check out what next week looks like:
WEDNESDAY – All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $15.95
FRIDAY and SATURDAY – Live Music! Singing!
GLUTEN LOVERS – there’s a menu for you, too! Click here!

See Pirate Chips Feature Page

Taco Revolution Pop Up Cantina @ Cobble Hill
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

100% Gluten-Free Tacos in Cobble Hill – Rain Or Shine!
Enjoy Mexican street food in the magical ambiance of  Taco Revolution’s cozy ‘Pop Up Cantina!’

Did you know that Taco Revolution does on-site gluten-free catering? Contact PJ about your next event!

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PJ and Michell are parked at 3541 Cobble Hill Rd at Fisher Road in front of Second Hanger.

The Taco Truck’s combinations have been pulled from Mexico City’s street culture and spiced with authentic Mexican peppers – Guajillo, Ancho, Achiote, Chipotle. Each taco is handmade from scratch … each ingredient is  sourced to be gluten free! A true north Taco Revolution!

Taco Revolution Website • Instagram • Facebook • Twitter •
Follow the Taco Revolution! Check the Events Schedule! •


Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor – The King of the Mexico City street taco: Pork loin cut thin and slowly marinated with Guajillo and Ancho peppers, Achiote paste and a slew of herbs and spices; cooked on a vertical spit and served with roasted pineapple, onion and fresh cilantro and salsa.

Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas – Taco Revolution’s very own Chorizo fried up crispy and delicious with potato and onion. Finished with cilantro and salsa.

Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana – The cabbage, carrot, onion trio allowed to simmer along with tomato, chipotle and garlic. Topped with lettuce, feta cheese, and crema

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco – Fresh cod lovingly marinated in lime and spices then seared up on grill. Placed on a tortilla along with fresh cabbage, crema, and chipotle.

Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location
Taco Revolution Craig

Dec
7
Wed
All You Can Eat Fish & Chips @ Pirate Chips
Dec 7 all-day

WEDNESDAYS! ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH & CHIPS $15.95fish and chips all you can eat

Pirate Chips doesn’t have just one, but TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers to serve their gluten-free and celiac customers! Not only that,the Buckaneers have the buns to serve us, too! Gluten-free hamburger buns, oyster burger buns and halibut burger buns! Find Pirate Chips at their new location – downtown, near the cenotaph.

NEW! Gluten-Free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups and even New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Check out what next week looks like:

TUESDAY: Kids <8 Eat Free
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Live Music! Singing!
GLUTEN LOVERS – there’s a menu for you, too! Click here!

Visit Pirate Chips Feature Page

Real Food Made Easy @ Victoria Public Market
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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It’s Going to be a Very Special Gluten-Free Christmas!

Real Food Made Easy will be making in-person appearances throughout Victoria! Your chance to pick up the very best in fresh breads, baguettes, bagels, cookies, mince-meat tarts, sticky puddings, Christmas cake and of course – Carrot Cake!

Also available – pictures to follow: Chocolate-Pear Frangipani Tarts • Peppermint Shortbread • Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons • Candy Cane Brownies • Welsh Bara Brith • Spiced Granola

Contact Janice for Special Orders • Real Food Made Easy Caters

Holiday Baking 2016

The Holidays are fast approaching, and we hope we can make your festive season a little less stressed and a lot more delicious with some of our sweet and savoury baking!  We’ve gone through our lists of your old favourites, and been in the test kitchen working on some new surprises that we hope you will love just as much as our carrot cake! (can you say Chocolate Babka!!!).   Whether you are looking for a Classic Tourtiere for your Christmas Eve dinner, or some cookies to entertain guests for a holiday Open House, drop us an email ([email protected]) to place an order.

Please place your orders at least a week prior to the date you need them picked up or delivered – our baking calendar is filling up quickly!

– All Real Food Made Easy products are gluten-free –

Breads

  • Chocolate or Cinnamon Babka $24 ea
  • Cinnamon buns (6 per pan) $20
  • French Baguette (vegan) $4 ea
  • Multigrain baguette (vegan) $4 ea

Slab cakes/bars

  • Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (or dairy-free frosting) $16 ea
  • Peppermint Brownies with candycane (dairy-free) $16 ea
  • Sticky Toffee pudding with caramel sauce $18 ea
  • Tiramisu $20 ea

Sweet and savoury pies and tarts

  • Mincemeat tarts (3 ½”) (vegan) – order by the ½ dozen $30 ea
  • Buttertarts (3”) – order by the ½ dozen $30 ea
  • Pumpkin pie (9 ½ “) $30
  • Pecan pie (9 ½ “) $35
  • Frangipane tart with pears and cranberries (9”) $30
  • Lemon tart $30
  • Tourtiere (9 ½ “) $40
  • Chicken pot pie (9 ½”) $40
  • Sausage rolls – order by the ½ dozen $24
    • Moroccan spiced sausage
    • Smoky chorizo

Cookies Order by the ½ dozen $12

  • Best ever Chocolate chip (vegan)
  • Molasses spice (dairy-free)
  • Chocolate crinkles (dairy-free)
  • Lime-Pistachio-Rosewater cookies (vegan)
  • Shortbread with Silk Road Tea (vegan)
  • Ginger Ninja Santas (vegan)
  • Coconut macaroons with chocolate chips (vegan)

 Pickup will be arranged for market days/locations (please see the schedule at realfoodmadeeasy.ca/events).  

RFME can deliver orders for a $15 delivery fee.


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Chocolate Cringle Cookies

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Christmas Cookies

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Carrot Cake

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Brandied Christmas Fruitcake


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Real Food Made Easy Engagement Cake
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From the moment I laid eyes upon Janice Mansfield’s gluten-free cake gallery  I was in love! I had been waiting for an opportunity to commission one of these sumptuous beauties and my daughter finally delivered!

I leapt at the opportunity to commission this gorgeous gluten-free ‘Engagement Cake!’ Impossibly thick and rich layers of chocolate cake were smothered with huge butter cream swirls, tinted with reduced raspberry. Guests – all gluten-eaters but me – fairly swooned with each mouthful!


More about Real Food Made Easy

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  • We do small batch gluten-free baking and customized recipe development for customers with specific dietary needs. (think gluten-free+)
  • We provide small-scale wholesale gluten-free baking to eateries and coffee shops in Victoria, B.C.
  • We make gluten-free cakes for all your special occasions and celebrations – from birthdays, to anniversaries, or just because you deserve a cake!
  • We make gluten-free wedding cakes for brides with food sensitivities.
  • We  provide bespoke catering services for your small and mid sized special events.  I work closely with you to create a one-of-a-kind menu featuring some of the best ingredients our West Coast farmers and fishers have to offer!
  • We operate a dedicated gluten-free kitchen, using ingredients that are certified gluten-free.
  • I provide one-on-one Cooking classes, pantry makeovers and gluten-free baking classes on request.
  • Cooking classes and pantry makeovers are tailored towards helping you shift your own shopping & cooking routines if you or a family member need to adopt a significant dietary change.

 

Taco Revolution Pop Up Cantina @ Cobble Hill
Dec 7 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

100% Gluten-Free Tacos in Cobble Hill – Rain Or Shine!
Enjoy Mexican street food in the magical ambiance of  Taco Revolution’s cozy ‘Pop Up Cantina!’

Did you know that Taco Revolution does on-site gluten-free catering? Contact PJ about your next event!

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PJ and Michell are parked at 3541 Cobble Hill Rd at Fisher Road in front of Second Hanger.

The Taco Truck’s combinations have been pulled from Mexico City’s street culture and spiced with authentic Mexican peppers – Guajillo, Ancho, Achiote, Chipotle. Each taco is handmade from scratch … each ingredient is  sourced to be gluten free! A true north Taco Revolution!

Taco Revolution Website • Instagram • Facebook • Twitter •
Follow the Taco Revolution! Check the Events Schedule! •


Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor – The King of the Mexico City street taco: Pork loin cut thin and slowly marinated with Guajillo and Ancho peppers, Achiote paste and a slew of herbs and spices; cooked on a vertical spit and served with roasted pineapple, onion and fresh cilantro and salsa.

Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas – Taco Revolution’s very own Chorizo fried up crispy and delicious with potato and onion. Finished with cilantro and salsa.

Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana – The cabbage, carrot, onion trio allowed to simmer along with tomato, chipotle and garlic. Topped with lettuce, feta cheese, and crema

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco – Fresh cod lovingly marinated in lime and spices then seared up on grill. Placed on a tortilla along with fresh cabbage, crema, and chipotle.

Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location
Taco Revolution Craig

Dec
8
Thu
Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Duncan Best Buy
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Taco Revolution VIP SaleTaco Revolution will be at Best Buy Duncan parking lot every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through to Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve! Combine Hot Sales and Hot Tacos from Vancouver Island’s first and only 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck!

Tacos once found only under the hot Mexico sun are handmade from scratch with ingredients sourced to be gluten free. Taco Revolution tacos are so good you will want them every day, and that’s possible:

Keep tabs on Taco Revolution no matter where they go!

• Taco Revolution Website
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Twitter

More about Duncan Best Buy!


Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor – The King of the Mexico City street taco: Pork loin cut thin and slowly marinated with Guajillo and Ancho peppers, Achiote paste and a slew of herbs and spices; cooked on a vertical spit and served with roasted pineapple, onion and fresh cilantro and salsa.


Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas – Taco Revolution’s very own Chorizo fried up crispy and delicious with potato and onion. Finished with cilantro and salsa.


Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana – The cabbage, carrot, onion trio allowed to simmer along with tomato, chipotle and garlic. Topped with lettuce, feta cheese, and crema


Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco – Fresh cod lovingly marinated in lime and spices then seared up on grill. Placed on a tortilla along with fresh cabbage, crema, and chipotle.

Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location

 

Dec
9
Fri
Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Duncan Best Buy
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Taco Revolution VIP SaleTaco Revolution will be at Best Buy Duncan parking lot every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through to Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve! Combine Hot Sales and Hot Tacos from Vancouver Island’s first and only 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck!

Tacos once found only under the hot Mexico sun are handmade from scratch with ingredients sourced to be gluten free. Taco Revolution tacos are so good you will want them every day, and that’s possible:

Keep tabs on Taco Revolution no matter where they go!

• Taco Revolution Website
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Twitter

More about Duncan Best Buy!


Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor – The King of the Mexico City street taco: Pork loin cut thin and slowly marinated with Guajillo and Ancho peppers, Achiote paste and a slew of herbs and spices; cooked on a vertical spit and served with roasted pineapple, onion and fresh cilantro and salsa.


Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas

Chorizo con Papas – Taco Revolution’s very own Chorizo fried up crispy and delicious with potato and onion. Finished with cilantro and salsa.


Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana

Tinga Vegetariana – The cabbage, carrot, onion trio allowed to simmer along with tomato, chipotle and garlic. Topped with lettuce, feta cheese, and crema


Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco

Tasty Tasty Fish Taco – Fresh cod lovingly marinated in lime and spices then seared up on grill. Placed on a tortilla along with fresh cabbage, crema, and chipotle.

Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location

 

Dec
10
Sat
Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas @ Comox Valley Farmer's Market
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Authentically Mexican, locally-produced, Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas and Chips
Hand-made right here on Vancouver Island from organic, non-GMO corn! 

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Specialty flavors and salsa verdes only available at market appearances or at Abuelo’s Factory Outlet in Courtenay

There is only one way to make the perfect tortilla … by hand!” Abuelo’s corn tortillas are produced with pride in the Comox Valley from carefully selected, organic, non-GMO corn flour and tested well water, in a 100% gluten-free facility.  Hand-cut and flavored with real beets, garlic or habenaro chilies for a taste experience like no other. Find Abuelo’s year round at the Comox Valley Farmer’s Market and at Abuelo’s Factory Outlet where you can purchase specialty flavors (cinnamon) or salsa verdes so fresh – and without preservatives – that no retailer can stock them! Check Abuelo’s Corn Tortilla’s Demo Schedule here.

Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas and Tortilla Chips are available at the following Island retailers:

Abuelos Corn Tortillas
Powell River, BC:
Ecossentials
Gold River, BC:
Strathcona Park Lodge
Campbell River, BC:
Healthyway Natural Foods
Discovery Foods Willow Point
Socal Restaurant & Bar
Discovery Foods Oyster River
Cortes Island, BC:
Cortes Natural Food Co-Op
Courtenay. BC:
Edible Island
Atlas Café
Union St. Grill
The White Whale Restaurant
Quality Foods
Sweet Surprise
Hen & Hog café
Marine Harvest
Comox, BC:
Avenue Bistro
Cumberland, BC:
Seeds Foods Market
The Waverly Hotel
Sunshine Organics
Hornby Island, BC:
Hornby Island Co-Op
Qualicum Beach, BC:
Village Bulk Foods
Tidal Tacos
Heaven on Earth
Port Alberni, BC:
Healthy Habits
Nanaimo, BC:
Island Natural
Ladysmith, BC:
Wild Poppy Bistro
Duncan, BC:
Communty Farm Store
Victoria, BC:
Sante Gluten-free Café
Red Barn-Latoria
Red Barn-Mattick’s Farm
Red Barn-West Saanich
Red Barn-Vanalman
The Market on Millstream
The Market on Yates
Lifestyles Markets
Peppers Grocery
Niagara Grocery
SPUD.CA
Local General Store

Bake My Day @ Duncan Farmer's Market
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Find Bake My Day every week at Duncan’s Farmer’s Market with fresh, ready-to-eat gluten-free tarts, pies, turnovers, spanokopita and now sausage rolls! Created in a dedicated gluten-free facility in Duncan, BC from documented to be gluten-free ingredients, these pastries are trusted to be safe for celiacs – and guaranteed to be delicious!

When to Pre-Order for Pick Up on Saturday? contact 250-478-8450 by noon day ahead of market. Special pies require 4 days’ notice.

• Ready-to-Eat Pies, Tarts & Turnovers
• Ready-to-Bake Fruit Pies, Fruit Turnovers, Pork Sausage Rolls and Spanakopita
• Ready-to-Bake Pie Shells and Tart Shells
• Ready-To-Roll Puff Pastry Dough

Carrying retailers, restaurants and cafés … 
Complete Market & Craft Fair Schedule …
Order Online for Delivery or Pickup …
Follow Bake My Day on Facebook 
Outlet Store 3030 Dogwood Rd in Duncan, Tues – Sat 7am to 3pm


Ready to Eat!

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Gluten-Free Tastings at Lifestyle Markets Victoria

New to the gluten-free diet? Wish you could try before you buy pricey gluten-free food? Drop in between 12 and 2pm every second and fourth Saturday of every month and learn to love the gluten-free diet! Food, fun and information with Celiac Disease Expert, Ellen Bayens. Embrace the good life in gluten-free paradise! Check the Tasting Schedule here!