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 contests, farmer’s markets to food trucks – this is your calendar to Gluten-Free Paradise! 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!

Aug
20
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Celebrate Nanaimo’s VIEX @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo
Aug 20 all-day

Celebrate Vancouver Island’s Exposition in Nanaimo – Friday – Saturday – Sunday

VIEX Nanaimo Pirate Chips

An Annual Country Fair is more than just entertainment. The one value we truly exhibit is Family. At our Fair, everyone of every age can participate, from displaying jams, jellies and livestock to showing heirloom quilts, artwork, pumpkins, prize flowers, home grown zucchini, fresh baked cookies and pies. Learn more … • Facebook

Count on Pirate Chips to serve you gluten-free fare! 

pirate-chips-memorabiliaPirate 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 right downtown, near the cenotaph.

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

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Plenty of Pirate Bling available for purchase!


Pirate Chips 3Check out what next week looks like:
TUESDAY: Kids Under 8 Eat Free
WEDNESDAY: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $15.95
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Live Music! Singing!

Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs 11am – 9pm Fri-Sat 11am – 10 pm


‘Pirate Notations’ on Menus below indicate Gluten-Free.
Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

They will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal for you. Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Please make your needs known when ordering.

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Thai Kaju Curry @ NoodleBox Canada
Aug 20 all-day

Noodlebox Canada Launches Guest Feature!

July 26, 2017, Vancouver, BC—Noodlebox Canada announces a guest feature recipe series, slated to launch in all twelve stores across BC and Alberta on August 8th.

Known for fresh food wok-cooked with flame, Noodlebox has partnered with local influencers to create feature dishes, each available for a week-long run this August.

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Vegan Thai Kaju Curry

Thai Kaju Curry is a creamy, plant-based vegan dish with vibrant colour and flavour. Made with a healthy house-made sauce of blended cashews, tomato, coconut milk and Thai red curry, emboldened with ginger and lime, it’s flame-cooked with fresh local vegetables and served with rice noodles and scattered with crunchy sprouts.

  • Gluten-Free Diners please let staff know that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering this feature item or any other item at Noodlebox.

About Dreena 

A vegan for almost 20 years, Dreena Burton is the author of five cookbooks, and is the mother of three plant-powered kids (#weegans). Passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” to create healthy, delicious food for the whole family. Dreena is one of the pioneering vegan cookbook authors, with a loyal following and reputation for reliable, wholesome recipes. @DreenaBurton • www.plantpoweredkitchen.com • Facebook • Instagram


Noodle Box

Noodlebox was born out of a small food cart in Victoria BC’s Chinatown in 2001. Our unique style of Southeast Asian street food became so popular that people were willing to wait hours in the rain to get their fill. In 2003 we opened our first store in downtown Victoria, with many more opening throughout BC and Alberta to keep up with demand for our bold dishes.

 FRESH FOOD, MADE BY REAL PEOPLE

We’ve been concerned by the rise of the processed food generation and the departure of nutritious food sources. Our kitchens want to reverse that trend.

What we will always do best is prepare real food, by hand – made from fresh ingredients like non-gmo vegetables sourced locally whenever possible. Our special sauces are house made, with no added MSG.

We support sustainable & ethical producers, with farm-to-plate practices that deliver a premium product with trusted transparency.


Noodlebox prides itself on trusted transparency – premium ingredients, ethically raised protein, MSG-free, sustainable practices, farm-to-plate and committed to community.

  • Standard Protocol – every wok is scrubbed by hand, every time.
  • Gluten-Free Protocol – let staff know your dietary preferences or intolerances and the chef’s station will be re-set with fresh utensils, cloths and squeaky-clean hands.

Ask for rice noodles, jasmine rice or go no-carb / high-protein. Add in roasted cashews, crushed peanuts or even a fried free-range egg to gussy up any GF dish! Dial in your spice level and you’re ready to go!  Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

Five Locations on Vancouver Island Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford • Port Place in Nanaimo. Scroll down for their locations in Vancouver, BC and Alberta!


NOODLE BOX MENUDAILY SPECIALSFRIDAY FEATURES

Noodle Box Menu A FEB 2017
Noodle Box Menu B FEB 2017


In Victoria • Shelbourne • Douglas • Uptown • Langford •

In Nanaimo • Port Place •

Noodle Box Vancouver Island


In Vancouver • Kitsilano • Homer • Mt Pleasant • Gastown

Noodle Box Vancouver


In Alberta • Calgary • Airdrie • Deerfoot Meadows • Red Deer • Sherwood ParkNoodle Box Alberta

Aug
21
Mon
Thai Kaju Curry @ NoodleBox Canada
Aug 21 all-day

Noodlebox Canada Launches Guest Feature!

July 26, 2017, Vancouver, BC—Noodlebox Canada announces a guest feature recipe series, slated to launch in all twelve stores across BC and Alberta on August 8th.

Known for fresh food wok-cooked with flame, Noodlebox has partnered with local influencers to create feature dishes, each available for a week-long run this August.

Noodlebox_DreenaBurton_VeganThaiKajuCurry

Vegan Thai Kaju Curry

Thai Kaju Curry is a creamy, plant-based vegan dish with vibrant colour and flavour. Made with a healthy house-made sauce of blended cashews, tomato, coconut milk and Thai red curry, emboldened with ginger and lime, it’s flame-cooked with fresh local vegetables and served with rice noodles and scattered with crunchy sprouts.

  • Gluten-Free Diners please let staff know that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering this feature item or any other item at Noodlebox.

About Dreena 

A vegan for almost 20 years, Dreena Burton is the author of five cookbooks, and is the mother of three plant-powered kids (#weegans). Passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” to create healthy, delicious food for the whole family. Dreena is one of the pioneering vegan cookbook authors, with a loyal following and reputation for reliable, wholesome recipes. @DreenaBurton • www.plantpoweredkitchen.com • Facebook • Instagram


Noodle Box

Noodlebox was born out of a small food cart in Victoria BC’s Chinatown in 2001. Our unique style of Southeast Asian street food became so popular that people were willing to wait hours in the rain to get their fill. In 2003 we opened our first store in downtown Victoria, with many more opening throughout BC and Alberta to keep up with demand for our bold dishes.

 FRESH FOOD, MADE BY REAL PEOPLE

We’ve been concerned by the rise of the processed food generation and the departure of nutritious food sources. Our kitchens want to reverse that trend.

What we will always do best is prepare real food, by hand – made from fresh ingredients like non-gmo vegetables sourced locally whenever possible. Our special sauces are house made, with no added MSG.

We support sustainable & ethical producers, with farm-to-plate practices that deliver a premium product with trusted transparency.


Noodlebox prides itself on trusted transparency – premium ingredients, ethically raised protein, MSG-free, sustainable practices, farm-to-plate and committed to community.

  • Standard Protocol – every wok is scrubbed by hand, every time.
  • Gluten-Free Protocol – let staff know your dietary preferences or intolerances and the chef’s station will be re-set with fresh utensils, cloths and squeaky-clean hands.

Ask for rice noodles, jasmine rice or go no-carb / high-protein. Add in roasted cashews, crushed peanuts or even a fried free-range egg to gussy up any GF dish! Dial in your spice level and you’re ready to go!  Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

Five Locations on Vancouver Island Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford • Port Place in Nanaimo. Scroll down for their locations in Vancouver, BC and Alberta!


NOODLE BOX MENUDAILY SPECIALSFRIDAY FEATURES

Noodle Box Menu A FEB 2017
Noodle Box Menu B FEB 2017


In Victoria • Shelbourne • Douglas • Uptown • Langford •

In Nanaimo • Port Place •

Noodle Box Vancouver Island


In Vancouver • Kitsilano • Homer • Mt Pleasant • Gastown

Noodle Box Vancouver


In Alberta • Calgary • Airdrie • Deerfoot Meadows • Red Deer • Sherwood ParkNoodle Box Alberta

Aug
22
Tue
Kids Under 8 Eat Free @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo
Aug 22 all-day

TUESDAYS – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!*

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Kids eat free
EVERY TUESDAY – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!*


pirate-chips-memorabiliaPirate 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 in downtown Nanaimo, near the cenotaph.

Gluten-Free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups and even New Grist Gluten-Free Beer!

Facebook Photo Gallery
Plenty of Pirate Bling available for purchase!


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Check out what next week looks like:
TUESDAY: Kids Under 8 Eat Free
WEDNESDAY: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $15.95
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Live Music! Singing!

Sun-Tues-Wed-Thurs 11am – 9pm
Fri-Sat 11am – 10 pm
Open Mondays starting April 17, 2017


‘Pirate Notations’ on Menus below indicate Gluten-Free.
Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

They will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal for you. Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Please make your needs known when ordering.

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Taco Revolution is Back @ Red Arrow Brewing!
Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Taco Revolution will be parked outside Red Arrow Brewing for every Tuesday for their famous $3 tacos – instead of the regular $4. 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

Taco Revolution Gluten-Free Menu

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Taco Revolution caters birthday parties, Christmas parties, corporate events, weddings and any kind of public and private events.

Bring the Taco Revolution to your event. They can can take care of your guests with their “All-you-can-eat taco parties”. Basically, it’s like having an open bar, but with tacos! Our prices typically range from $15 to $20 per person depending on the menu.

Easy is their middle name! Taco Revolution  provides all necessary biodegradable serviceware (plates, napkins, forks, etc.) and for an extra cost we can provide non-alcoholic drinks as well. Let us give you the peace of mind you deserve during your event!

We’d love to hear about your upcoming event. Let them know the desired date, the proposed number of attendees and your preferred budget. uprise@tacorevolution.ca or call 250-244-6492

Taco Revoluion serves in Victoria, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Cedar, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Qualicum Beach and anywhere in between.
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Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location

Back to School Webinar @ Canadian Celiac Association
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Canadian Celiac Association WPThe Canadian Celiac Association  has begun offering a regular series of educational and information webinars for members and the public. *excerpted from the CCA E-News July 2017

The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life.

Back to School Gluten Free: Tuesday, August 22, 7-8pm EDT (4pm PST)  and 9-10pm EDT (6pm PST) 

Join us for a FREE webinar on Tuesday, August 22 to help prepare your young student for school. Whether your child is a first timer heading to class or YOU just want some fresh tips and advice, our panel will get you on the right track with the right information. CCA members are getting first access to this event so join today! Offering two session times in one evening.

Time: 7-8pm and 10-11pm EDT (you will need to adjust this time to your local time zone)

Registration:

• 7 pm webinar, click this link

• 10 pm webinar, click this link

Limit 100 participants per session.

Help at Home Back to School Seminar

Back to School Webinar @ Canadian Celiac Association
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Canadian Celiac Association WPThe Canadian Celiac Association  has begun offering a regular series of educational and information webinars for members and the public. *excerpted from the CCA E-News July 2017

The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life.

Back to School Gluten Free: Tuesday, August 22, 7-8pm EDT (4pm PST)  and 9-10pm EDT (6pm PST) 

Join us for a FREE webinar on Tuesday, August 22 to help prepare your young student for school. Whether your child is a first timer heading to class or YOU just want some fresh tips and advice, our panel will get you on the right track with the right information. CCA members are getting first access to this event so join today! Offering two session times in one evening.

Time: 7-8pm and 10-11pm EDT (you will need to adjust this time to your local time zone)

Registration:

• 7 pm webinar, click this link

• 10 pm webinar, click this link

Limit 100 participants per session.

Help at Home Back to School Seminar

Let’s Dare to Dine @ the Old Spaghetti Factory
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gluten-Free Foodie Meet-Up August 2017This family-friendly chain eatery featuring traditional Italian entrees amid turn-of-the-century decor is doing something right when it comes to gluten free!

I had occasion to meet with the President of The Celiac Scene Fan Club while he was in town from Qatar and was mightily impressed by the gluten-free fare we were offered! Gluten-Free dinner includes salad with choice of  dressings, entree and dessert – all for one flat price, between $15 and $22. Check out their menu or scroll down to view.

If you have additional sensitivities or allergies, please contact the Old Spaghetti Factory directly at (250) 381-8444 and ask to speak to the manager, Michael Gonzalez.

Parking: The OSF is at the foot of Douglas Street in the heart of Tourist Town (and season). Please allow ample time for parking. We’ll be ordering as we arrive to allow for prompt service.

 

Old Spaghetti Factory Gluten-Free Menu

 

 

Aug
23
Wed
All You Can Eat Fish & Chips @ Pirate Chips
Aug 23 all-day

WEDNESDAYS! ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH & CHIPS $15.95

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pirate-chips-memorabiliaPirate 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.

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

Facebook Photo Gallery
Plenty of Pirate Bling available for purchase!


Pirate Chips 3
Check out what next week looks like:
TUESDAY: Kids Under 8 Eat Free
WEDNESDAY: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $15.95
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Live Music! Singing!

Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs 11am – 9pm • Fri-Sat 11am – 10 pm


‘Pirate Notations’ on Menus below indicate Gluten-Free

  • Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering. They will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal for you. Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Please make your needs known when ordering.

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Gluten-Free Wednesdays @ Floating Fish Store
Aug 23 all-day
Floating Fish Store 20% Off

Mention ‘The Celiac Scene’ to receive your 20% Discount!

Gluten-Free Wednesdays!
Mention ‘The Celiac Scene’ when you place your Gluten-Free Order
Enjoy a Whopper of a Discount!

Learn more about the Floating Fish Store at Fisherman’s Wharf

Why the Gluten-Free Love the Floating Fish Store

  • 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
  • Gluten-Free Halibut Malu – Local Halibut simmered w/ onions, lentils, tomatoes & a hint of curry, finished w/ cilantro & lime
  • Gluten-Free  Tacos – Soft corn tortilla, house smoked tomato salsa, shredded cabbage, citrus cream, fresh cilantro & lime
  • Salads with home-made, gluten-free dressings: Toasted Sesame • Balsamic Vinaigrette • Buttermilk Ranch • Olive Oil w/ Balsamic Vinegar & Lemon
  • Steamers​ – shellfish gently steamed & served when just done.
  • The finest live oysters from BC waters served on a bed of ice, lemon & your choice of cocktail sauce, hot sauce, ginger, mignonette, preserved lemon mignonette, cucumber & jalapeno mignonette, pickled red onion mignonette or freshly grated horseradish
  • Oyster selection varies by day. Come often!
  • Daily Buck-a-Shuck from 4-5 pm
  • View the menus below.

Celiac-Safe Touch – Let your server know that you require a gluten-free meal and they will call your order out,  all on its own.  No chance of collecting the wrong order.  Much appreciated!

GLUTEN-FREE WEDNESDAYS – mention The Celiac Scene and receive 20% Off Gluten-Free Orders!

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Not only does the Floating Fish Stores cook seafood, they sell and ship it!

• Fresh Fish • Fish-to-Go • Blog – Fresh Catches • About the Floating Fish Store • floatingfishstore.com

• Contact the Fish Store • (250) 383-6462 • Facebook • Instagram

Kudos to The Floating Fish Store

  • North America’s first 100% Ocean Wise Seafood Store & Restaurant
  • Serving fresh catch from west coast waters – whenever possible
  • Situated on Fisherman’s Wharf in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Experience a working harbour and stroll among colourful houseboats
  • Surrounded by seals in their natural environment – you can reach out and touch them!

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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!