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!

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Taco Revolution is Back @ Red Arrow Brewing!
May 26 @ 11:30 am – 7:30 pm

Taco Revolution is back by special request at Red Arrow Brewing near Duncan at 5255 Chaster Rd

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

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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!

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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Check the Events Schedule for the Taco Trucks Other Locations
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Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas @ Comox Valley Farmer's Market
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 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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Abuelo's Tortillas

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:

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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
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

NEW for BC and Alberta! Order Bake My Day Online – Delivered to your Door!

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Find Bake My Day every week at Duncan’s Farmer’s Market, in front of the Green Door on Ingram Street, Duncan. Enjoy fresh, ready-to-eat gluten-free tarts, pies, turnovers, spanokopita and 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, the 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

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Outlet Store 3030 Dogwood Rd in Duncan, Tues – Sat 7am to 3pm


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Gluten-Free Living Classes @ Thrifty Foods
May 27 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Do you want or need to go gluten-free?
Dial into the diet once and for all. Enjoy a happier and healthier you!
RSVP [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Next classes after May 27:  June 17, July 15, September 16, October 21 and November 18.
No class in August or December.

Gluten Free LIving Classes

This crash course on transitioning to a gluten-free diet is open to anyone wishing to address wheat and gluten allergies or sensitivities, as well as those who have been diagnosed with celiac disease. Led by knowledgeable celiac volunteers, this intense two hour session covers what to eat and what not to, where to shop, where to dine and generally how to live  gluten free in Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The class will orient and assure. You are not alone in making this huge lifestyle adjustment!

Provided at no cost to Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) members and accompanying family or friends.  Join the CCA at the class for $65. Pre-registration required. [email protected].

Class Dates: May 27, June 17, July 15, September 16, October 21 and November 18. No class in August or December.

Receive a host of helpful information and a Celiac Scene GF Goodie Bag to Go!  Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Living Gluten-Free with Thrifty Foods • Abuelo’s Corn Tortillas • Bake My Day • Bard’s Beer • Benjamin’s Bites • Big Wheel Burger • Cascadia Gluten-Free Foods • Cedar Sky FoodsChef Pola • Cloud 9 Specialty BakeryCopper Pot Creations • Corn Thins by Real Foods • Country GrocerDeep Cove Market • Floating Fish Store • Gluten-Free Beginnings by Lisa Cankier • Kathy Smart • Gluten-Free Resource Directory – Canada • Glutenull • Great Bear Paleo Bites • Grimm’s Fine Foods • Habibi’s Mediterranean Foods • Healthbean Nutrition • Hertel Meats • JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such • Judy G Gluten-Free • Lifestyle Markets & Select StoresMother Nature’s Market • Noodle Box • O’Doughs • Okanagan Rawsome • Pepper’s FoodsPortofino Tested-to-Be-Gluten-FreePure Nutrition Consulting • Rock Cod CafeRoute 14 Sooke • Royal Nuts • Sante Gluten-Free CafeSchär Canada • SCREAMIN BROTHERS • Sherry Scheideman, Celiac Counsellor • Stella’s Perogies & Ravioli • Taco Revolution Food Truck • The Joint Pizzeria • Thrifty Foods • Total Prepare • Wendels True Foods • Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro • Wise Bites


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Living Gluten Free

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If you are living gluten free,  Thrifty Foods has got you covered! From cooking staples to bakery indulgences, Thrifty Foods offers tasty, gluten-free options in every aisle.  Recipes, support and everything you need to make your gluten-free lifestyle easy, healthy and totally satisfying!

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Thrifty Foods Tasting Panel are experts at innovating. They’ve made substitutions in hundreds of recipes, recreated them in their test kitchen and taste-tested them until they are just right. All we need to do is shop, slice and dice for guaranteed deliciousness! Learn more

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• Search by Characteristic i.e. gluten-free, dairy-free, low sodium …
• Search by Type of Dish i.e. appetizer, beverage, breakfast …
• Search by Ingredient i.e. chicken, avocado, fish, salad and even prep times and themes …


Gluten Free Living Classes

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Learn How to Be Gluten Free! Two-hour information sessions are open to anyone adversely affected by gluten: celiacs, gluten sensitive, and the wheat allergic. No diagnosis needed. Learn how to eat and live gluten free from the experts: the Victoria Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association. Receive information, optimism and plenty of gluten-free goodies to go from The Celiac Scene.


Registered Dietitian

Meet Jessalyn

Thrifty Foods is proud to have been one of the first grocery companies to offer customers personalized, in-store support from a Registered Dietitian. Jessalyn O’Donnell loves introducing people to great food choices, delicious recipe ideas and useful tips for living a gluten-free lifestyle. Contact Jessalyn.


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Is there is a specific product you are looking to locate that is not listed? Pease call your local Thrifty’s or get in touch with Thrifty Foods by email.

If you’d like to be first to know about great new products, contact Jessalyn. She’ll make sure you will be among the first to know!

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As Manager  of Nutrition Services, Jessalyn loves  to introduce people to great food choices. Join her in-store for a stroll through the aisles where she’ll show you how to connect the dots between great gluten-free food products and good health.  Jessalyn is an expert at managing complex nutritional needs, food sensitivities or allergies.


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Bake My Day @ Goldstream Farmer's Market
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

NEW for BC and Alberta! Order Bake My Day Online – Delivered to your Door!

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Find Bake My Day every week at Goldstream Farmer’s Market, Saturdays from 10-2 from May 13th to October 21st.
(with the exception of Saturday, May 20th when Bake My Day will be at the Victoria Highland Games)

Enjoy fresh, ready-to-eat gluten-free tarts, pies, turnovers, spanokopita and 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, the 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


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JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such @ Goldstream Farmer's Market
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Catch JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such at the Goldstream Farmer’s Market
Saturdays from 10-2 from May 20th to October 21st
Call ahead to place a special order –  250-589-2304

From their hobby farm near the Sooke Pot Holes on Vancouver Island,  Janice and Danny Willis turn the fruits and vegetables from their garden into more than 130 gluten-free products. Sun-ripened and grown without the use of chemicals, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and haskap berries are transformed into succulent jams, jellies and sauces from Janice’s family recipes.  As Danny harvests successive crops of corn, tomatoes, hot peppers, beets, peas, beans, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, asparagus, rhubarb, zucchini, Janice creates a potpourri of chutneys, pickles, relish and vinegars. Their flavourful, always gluten-free creations are sought after at farmer’s markets throughout the region – and by fans around the world. Look for their brightly coloured display! Learn more about JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such …

Keep up with JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such at the Langford Legion Night Market,  Sooke’s Seedy Saturday, Sooke’s Thursday Market, Metchosin’s Farmer’s Market, Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt and more. See JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such Market Schedule

NOTE: JD’s Market Table is Gluten-Free! Only Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Bread & Glutino’s Gluten-Free Crackers are used for sampling purposes. 


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Testimonials

  • “Fantastic products, such unique flavors. Impressed how professionally everything is done by J&D. Thanks for the great job of sending your products to my sister in New Zealand. Their guests enjoyed the first “tastings” of your products….along with some wine of course!”
  • “Onion marmalade, veggies antipasto & peach Melba jam are my favs!!”
  • “My Sweet Picante (Red Pepper Jelly) is now a staple in our house this time of year. We ordered several jars the other day and it was delivered to our doorstep that same day! It was as usual, nothing shy of perfection! Amazing customer service too! Love it.”

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All JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such products are Gluten-Free* and MSG-free

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JD’s Sunshine Jams & Such Products

  • Basil Marinara Sauce
  • Beet Relish
  • Black Forest Sauce w/chocolate liqueur & cherries
  • Blueberry Relish w/blueberry, cranberry & habanera
  • Brandied Peaches
  • Cauli-Cuke Relish  
  • Chilli Blue Papaya Chutney w/rum flavouring
  • Corn Relish
  • Creole Sauce
  • Dilly Relish
  • Devil’s Breath Salsa w/tomato, hot pepper & minimal sugar
  • Green Tomato Chutney
  • Helluva Jalapeno Jelly
  • Hot Fuzz BBQ w/peach BBQ & habanera
  • James Peachy Keen Hot Sauce
  • Lavender Wine Jelly w/white wine
  • Morning Glory Jam w/peaches, pears, oranges, lemon & apples
  • Mango Madness Jam
  • Mucho Caliente w/six peppers (hot!)
  • Peaches & Scream BBQ Sauce w/peach BBQ sauce,  habanera & Bourbon
  • Pico de Gallo Salsa w/tomato,  cucumber, pepper & no sugar
  • Pina Colada Sauce w/pineapple with coconut rum
  • Plum Crazy BBQ Sauce
  • Pizza Sauce (no sugar)
  • Raspberry Green Tea Jelly
  • Roasted Garlic Jelly
  • Salsa Verde w/green tomato, minimal sugar
  • Sangria Jelly w/ red wine and Cointreau
  • Scotch Ginger Marmalade w/scotch flavouring
  • Thai Basil Lemon Jelly w/lemon, honey, thai basil
  • Tomato-Ancho Sauce
  • Tropical Fruit Salsa w/honey (spicy)
  • Wild Berry Pomegranate Jelly

Products that may contain dairy

  • Banana Daiquiri Jam w/rum flavouring (seasonal)
  • Blackberry Jam
  • Blueberry Jam
  • Buccaneer Strawberry Jam w/rum flavouring
  • Bumbleberry Jam w/raspberries, blackberries & blueberries
  • Golden Sunrise Jam w/apricot & pineapple
  • ‘K’ Berry  Jam w/ strawberry & banana
  • Love Apple Jelly
  • My Sweet Picante Jelly w/red pepper
  • Onion Marmalade

Products that may contain dairy (cont)

  • Peach Melba Jam
  • Persian Sunrise Jam – Golden Sunrise w/curry
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Raspberry Sambuca Jelly w/ sambuca flavouring
  • Rhubarb Jam
  • Strawberry Jam w/strawberries grown in Sooke
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
  • Tandoori Curry Sauce

Products that may contain cinnamon

  • Beet Ginger Vinegar
  • Beet Pickles
  • Bitter Melon Relish
  • Bread n Butter Pickles
  • Carrot Cake Jam w/carrots, pears & pineapple
  • Chipotle Abodo w/honey
  • Crabapple Butter
  • Dilly Beans
  • Dilly Carrots
  • Hamburger Relish
  • Hawaiian Ninja w/Bhut Jokolia (ghost peppers)
  • Hot Pickled Beans
  • Hot Pickled Garlic
  • Hot Pickled Carrots
  • Mango Chutney
  • Rhubarb Relish
  • Sweet Mustard Pickles
  • Vindaloo Bites Curried Pickles

Products that may contain dairy & cinnamon

  • Pumpkin Butter (seasonal)

Diabetic-Friendly

  • Raspberry X Light – with Xylitol
  • Blackberry X Light – with Xylitol
  • Strawberry-Apple X Light – with Xylitol
  • Note: jams made with Xylitol have a shorter shelf life

Vinegars

  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry-Plum
  • Edson’s Third Degree Burn
  • Herb (no sugar)
  • Mango-Ginger
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry Citrus
  • Thai Alarm Fire

JDs sunshine jams AJD’s Sunshine Jams & Such – The Back Story

For more than thirty years, Janice followed and supported her husband, Danny while he served as an RCMP officer across Saskatchewan and British Columbia. In 2014, they chose to settle in the community of Sooke and explore what they could make of their ‘retirement’ years.

As it happened, in June of that year,  their son James was working for a chef in downtown Victoria who was searching for ‘locally-made’ jams to serve during High Tea. He wanted something that would outshine the competition. In short order,  Janice stepped up to provide the eight jams and two vinegars she had been making for years from family recipes. Soon enough, she began selling in Artisan’s Lane to passengers from the Coho and Clipper ferries and tourists from around the globe. Three years later, she and Danny have turned their retirement into a full-time, full-scale labour of love!

It was important to Janice that her products be enjoyed by customers following a gluten-free diet. Janice attributes her regained health to her 100% gluten-free diet after years of struggling with a host of auto-immune disorders. Not only does she love sharing celiac-friendly wares at farmer’s markets, she loves to share her journey with others who are seeking to improve their health through fresh, locally-grown whole food

Janice is keen to learn more! If you have an heirloom recipe that you can offer Janice, she will gladly repay with a jar of her very best strawberry jam!

  • *All JD’s Sunshine James & Such products are gluten-free with the exception of Mocha Stout Jelly  & Pothole Jelly
  • *PREPARED IN A KITCHEN THAT IS NOT INSPECTED BY A REGULATORY AUTHORITY

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Screamin Brothers Frozen Desserts @ Whole Foods Market
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Holly as She Cheers on Summer with Screamin Brothers Frozen Desserts

Better yet – Screamin Brothers will be on Sale!

Screamin Brothers frozen treats

Delightfully free of milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sulphites, sesame seeds, seafood and mustard!

• Orange Pineapple – Orange Juice Concentrate, Honey, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Mint Chocolate – Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Honey, Organic Peppermint Extract, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Key Lime – Honey, Key Lime Juice, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Chocolate – Honey, Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Organic Vanilla Extract
 Vanilla – Honey, Organic Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Beans
• Mocha – Honey, Fair Trade Coffee, Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Chocolate Banana – Honey, Organic Bananas, Fair Trade Organic Raw Cocoa, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Blackberry – Honey, Blackberry Puree, Organic Vanilla Extract
• Maple Syrup – Organic Maple Syrup, Organic Maple Extract, Organic Vanilla Extract

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We owe it all to Dawson and his food sensitivities! Screamin Brother JR may be tall, and little brothers Joseph and David cute, but if you have gluten-intolerance and/or an allergies to milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sulphites, sesame seeds, seafood and mustard, Dawson (in sunglasses below) deserves all of our thanks!

Screamin Brothers

The Screamin Brothers’ story grew in Canada but was born of tragedy.  In January 2010, the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti was not far from the oldest of the Screamin Brothers’ thoughts.

One of J.R.’s brothers had arrived home from Haiti only weeks before, and his youngest brother was now stuck in the wake of the devastation, his orphanage destroyed and living in a tent.

J.R. knew he couldn’t just stand by idly so he took his love of creating with food and began selling his dairy free frozen treats to raise money to help.

It didn’t take long for these delicious products to become so popular that J.R.’s brothers offered to help with the business.  The boys could see that the more frozen treats they sold, the more children they could help both locally and internationally!

Today, the Screamin Brothers are determined to make a difference with the world’s greatest natural resource … children!

Using Organic Coconut Milk, water and organic guar gum as their base, they have created gluten-free, allergen-free treats in 9 delicious flavors – with more treats coming soon!

See the splash that Screamin Brothers made on Dragon’s Den, read about their story here and discover little known facts about Screamin Brothers!

 

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A la Carte Sunday Breakfast @ Six Mile Pub
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Breakfast at Six Mile Pub! ‘GF’ means ‘Great Food that is Gluten Free!’

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Six Mile Pub pulls out all the gluten-free stops – every Sunday! Gluten-free hotcake stack, eggs benedict, omelettes, hash browns and amazing desserts! Gear up with a Mimosa, a Caesar or even a gluten-free Bard’s Beer! Gots Kids? Ask to be seated in the Family Room and order from the Kids Menu!

  • TESTIMONIAL:  Just had dinner last night at the 6 Mile Pub on Old Island Highway. Wow! I have eaten here before but was amazed again at the GF menu selection, presentation, deliciousness, and the feeling of safety eating there. We went with another family and it was so awesome that I could share food with others who easily ordered GF even though they aren’t Celiac because there is just so many good things to choose from. The calamari is the best I have had anywhere. All the deserts were gluten free. How is this possible I wondered? I asked the waitress and she told me the chef is Celiac! We need more Celiac chefs that are this creative!! I this has got to be best restaurant for dinner for Celiacs in the Victoria area.

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Kids Menu available in the Family Room until 9 pm

Find Six Mile Pub at 494 Old Island Highway in View Royal, British Columbia • 250-478-3121 • Free Parking • Accessible • Six Mile PubFacebookTwitter


Six Mile Pub Believes in Great Food that Happens to be Gluten Free! 

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The 160 year-old View Royal pub that served the Gold Rush has set 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!

Six Mile Pub’s Red Seal Chefs and their protégées pride themselves on meeting the needs of celiac diners and  anyone with sensitivities i.e. dairy, soy, nuts or shellfish.

The kudos continue  – it is not necessary to call ahead to announce a gluten-free diner, but those with additional sensitivities will be treated like royalty if you let the chefs know at 250-478-3121. They’ve yet to meet an allergy they have not been able to accommodate.

There’s a cozy corner,  a sun-drenched patio or a pool table just right for you. Families are welcome with a menu made with the celiac child in mind. The family room, open daily until 9pm also makes a great space for group functions.


Six Mile Pizza.

Gluten-free pizza is a Happy Hour feature everyday from 3 – 5pm made with Six Mile’s Signature Sourdough Crust.

Six Mile Pub Gluten-Free Bun

Six Mile produces its own light and fluffy gluten-free buns with a Celiac Scene Approved Secret Ingredient!

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All Day Sunday Brunch @ Sante Gluten-Free Cafe
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Golden Milk Latte made with turmeric, pepper, honey, coconut oil, ginger, cinnamon and your choice of milk or dairy alternative!

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Chocolate Donuts made with your choice of peppermint or candied orange glaze! Made with love but dairy free!


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Every day is Sunday Brunch at Sante Gluten-Free Cafe!

Hours: Mon-Sat  8:30-6:30  Sundays 10-5

Choose from a potpourri of sweet or savoury options and so much more – all guaranteed to be gluten free! Vegan or vegetarian, dairy, egg or soy sensitive, sugar-free or paleo  options available! Your requirements and preferences will always be respected and your presence,  cherished.

Staff at Sante share in  preparing each menu item and can direct your choices based on their intimate knowledge of every component ingredient.

Enjoy a mostly vegetarian motif of nuanced soups, salads and savoury sandwiches that are good for you and that taste great.

Smore CheesecakeDon’t let that fool you! Sante’s most popular items are their changing array of house-made, decadent desserts – some dairy-free, some sugar-free, some soy-free but always gluten-free.

About Sante Gluten-Free Cafe

Sante’s owner, Hanna Kofman is a foodie first and a celiac second.  Quality is her priority. Hanna established Sante Gluten-Free Cafe in March 2010 so that local and visiting gluten-free diners, their family and friends could enjoy delicious food, in a completely safe environment. Since then Sante has attracted a loyal following of foodies seeking options that meet their dietary requirements. Visit Sante’s Celiac Scene Feature Page.

Sante gluten free cafeHanna and her staff carefully research every ingredient allowed on the premises and the products they choose to carry. Gluten is not allowed on the premises, nor is outside food, in order to protect customer safety. Sante’s is committed to sourcing the season’s best, freshest produce, organically grown whenever possible.

Sante comprehensive inventory of unique, quality gluten-free products are carefully curated, locally sourced and frequently at the lowest price in Victoria. Staff are ready to assist you with your purchases or take special occasion orders. Ask Sante about catering your next event. Your complete satisfaction is Sante’s highest priority.

Free internet. Take out. Coffee to go. Child-friendly. Wheel-chair accessible.
Hours: Mon-Sat  8:30-6:30  Sundays 10-5
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Great Bear Paleo Bites @ Veg Expo Vancouver
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Veg Expo – a great place for everyone on a plant-based journey!
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A day for the entire family to enjoy with an interactive kid zone, cooking demonstrations with local celebrated chefs, information on locally sourced foods and products, sustainable home and transit zones, vegetation lounge, fitness showcase, and of course – lots of SAMPLES!


Great Bear Paleo Bites
Paleo-friendly fuel for all of life’s adventures!

Our bites are paleo-friendly, gluten-free vegan nutritional snacks. They provide extreme natural nutrition for the grizzly within. Inspired by the great bears of BC’s rugged wilderness, our paleo bites are a nutrient packed source of energy, chocked full of natural ingredients that deliver the fuel you need for your most demanding adventures. Free of gluten, wheat, dairy, soy and nuts – they are perfect for the whole family, whatever their needs. Grab a bite and go big!

gluten free great bear bites
Lemon Cran Trail Bites is a refreshing, zippy, tart flavour balanced nicely with a bit of sweetness that all just floats deliciously on your tongue. Great for a mid-day pick me up! 2 Piece – 42 grams

Cocoa Goji Mojo Bites is our “chocolate lovers fix” – not too sweet, slightly salty and really dark – this bite is all serious chocolate flavour with some goji berry superfood hiding in the mix. 2 Piece – 42 Grams

Apple Cinna Summit Bites is our “good home cookin’ comfort food” flavour – like Grandma’s Apple Pie – sweet, warm flavours of apple, raisin and cinnamon….like a big hug! These actually taste like butter in apple crumble but they’re vegan …  2 Piece – 48 Grams


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Great Bear Merchandise

Mama Bear Light Moisturizer  • Bear Skin SunscreenBearly There Deodorant • Bite Me Bumper Sticker


GREAT BEAR GIFT BOXES 

We love presents don’t you? Have that person in your family or friends that you often ask yourself: “What the heck do I get that person?” We have the solution…….SCORE.

Our gift boxes are shipped already wrapped completed with dark chocolate brown gift box, tied up with a branded white ribbon and a die-cut hang tag where we can write your “From” and “To” info with a short message if this is a gift for someone!

Great Bear Bites Coffee Lover

Gift Box – The Coffee Lover

The Coffee Lover 

  • 3 x 2 packs of cookies – each flavour or indicate your flavour preference in the comment box at check out
  • 1 Bear Roar Baseball Cap
  • 1 Bear Roar Coffee Tumbler – 16oz, stainless steel outside, BPA-free plastic inside
  • 1lb Morning Roar Organic Coffee Beans – organic, shade grown, Peruvian single origin
  • 1 ‘Bite Me’ Sticker Pack
  • $75.00 This gift box qualifies for free shipping in Canada.

Great Bear Bites Health Nut

Gift Box – The Health Nut

The Health Nut

  • 3 x 2 packs of cookies – each flavour or indicate your flavour preference in the comment box at check out
  • 1 Bear Roar Glass Mason Jar & BPA-Free Cuppow Lid with locking ring
  • 1lb Morning Roar Organic Coffee Beans – organic, shade grown, Peruvian single origin
  • 1 Stick of ‘Bearly There’ Deoderant
  • 1 ‘Bite Me’ Sticker Pack
  • $75.00 This gift box qualifies for free shipping in Canada.

Bear Gobbles Great Bear Cookies

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Great Bear Paleo Bites Bear Approved Stamp

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Awards & Mentionables Great Bear Paleo Bites

  • Nominated for BC Food Producers Association – Best Product of the Year Award 2014
  • Finalist for BC Food Producers Association – Rising Star Award 2014

Tracy Lydiatt – Creator

  • Winner –2011 Woman of Worth (WOW Canada) – Sustainable Living award
  • 3 time TEDx speaker on Sustainability
Brand Ambassadors Great Bear Bites

Great Bear Brand Ambassadors – Bob Purdy, Sukhi Muker, Shannon Bell & Jason Noel (click for details)

Great Bear Paleo Bites are from a Crossfitter for Crossfitters following the Paleo diet – this started back in 2008 when Tracy, our founder and creator, began Crossfitting in Perth, Western Australia. There she learned more about how to support her training goals with improved nutrition (which is a constantly awesome learning journey….)

Taught to bake by her Mom and Grandmothers as part of family time, Tracy has been baking since the age of 3. Former geologist turned sustainability specialist, Tracy Lydiatt holds a Masters degree in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability (Sweden). She is an award-winning sustainability advisor, educator and author passionate about sustainability empowerment and change.

Tracy has watched the merging of allergen free diets with the Paleo way of eating over the last five years. In late 2012, she chose to shift from being a home-based baker, supplying her peeps at her Crossfit gym, to a larger endeavor able to serve more people seeking to eat cleanly. Since then, we have grown, reformulated and expanded our product offerings – all intended to support clean eating and living.

We are really proud to be grain free, vegan and free of wheat-soy-dairy and nuts! (dairy = no butter/no eggs). We hold a gluten-free certification.

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!