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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10% Senior Discount – Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ Pepper's Foods
May 14 all-day

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Seniors enjoy 10% off – Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, 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!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods

• 10% Student discount EVERY day!


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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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!

10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
May 14 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, 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!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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Bake My Day Pepper's FoodsStella's Gluten-Free Perogies New Packaging igWiseBites IG


Gyro Park Pepper's Foods

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!


 Independent Grocer Award

Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Click for more information

Burrito Mondays & Taco Tuesdays @ The Taco Hole
May 14 all-day

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Introducing The Taco Hole! Duncan’s Tex-Mex Paradise!

Download the free Getintheloop app for loyalty rewards!
Burrito Mondays – all burritos and burrito bowls only $9.95 + GST each
Taco Tuesdays – only $3.79 + GST each

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Hours: Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am to 5pm

The Taco Hole is a 100% gluten-free, hole-in-the-wall eatery located inside Duncan’s Cowichan Community Centre (in the old concession space), right across from the Hockey Arena at 2687 James St.

The Cowichan Community Centre offers many different community events throughout the year. Count on The Taco Hole as your source for delicious, gluten-free food. Check the Rec Centre Events Schedule here!

Brought to you by the team behind Vancouver Island’s favourite taco truck, Taco Revolution. Trust in their 100% Gluten-Free Menu!  The only exceptions are the pre-wrapped ice cream bars, candy bars & canned beverages. All food prepared on site is gluten free – and delicious!

The Taco Hole Highlights

  • Authentic Mexican Flavors: Our talented chefs use locally sourced ingredients to create dishes that capture the essence of Mexican cuisine. Each meal is a culinary masterpiece, bursting with bold flavors and textures.
  • Wide Range of Options: Whether you’re a meatetarian, vegetarian, or vegan, we have something to tantalize your taste buds. French fries, too! All 100% Gluten-Free! Scroll down for menus.
  • Unique Drinks: Complement your meal with our selection of Mexican Sodas, local sodas, and non-alcoholic Cervezas to enhance your dining experience.

November 9th is the Grand Opening of The Taco Hole. They’ll be giving away 100 orders of churros with purchase. Churros are Mexico’s version of deep-fried donuts!

Come hungry, leave happy!

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Taco Revolution 100% Gluten Free @ Various Locations
May 14 all-day

Taco-Rev-Food-Truck-Duncan-1Taco Revolution 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck brings their moveable ‘Gluten-Free Fiesta’ to locations across Vancouver Island! Check their most up-to-date appearances below or visit Website Schedule •  InstagramFacebook  • call 1-833-TACO-REV (1-833-822-6738)

If you’re in love with the fixings from Taco Revolution’s 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck, here’s your chance to enjoy their fresh Taco Revolution Tortillas and authentic Mexican spices, salsas, bean dips and taco fillings in your own home! All 100% gluten free! Products & Carrying RetailersCatering

Stay Tuned for Special Events!


FREQUENT MARKETS:

Oaklands Sunset MarketOaklands Sunset Market

Wednesdays from 4:30 – 8pm July 3 – August 28
2827 Belmont Ave in Victoria
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Commercial Street Night MarketCommercial Street Night Market
Thursdays from 5 – 9pm June 13, 20, 27 | July 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 01, 08, 15 & 22, 2024
121 Bastion St, Nanaimo
FacebookInstagram


Qualicum Beach Farmer's MarketQualicum Beach Farmers Market
Saturdays Year-Round 8am to Noon
644 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1L8
Shop OnlineFacebookInstragram


Duncan Farmer's MarketDuncan Farmer’s Market & Food Truck
Saturdays Year-Round 10am – 2pm
200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1W3
Shop Online • Facebook • Instagram


Cedar Farmer's MarketCedar Farmers Markets
Every Sunday from Mother’s Day until Hallowe’en
1984 Woobank Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1H4
9:30 am (seniors and immune-compromised individuals) others 10am – 2pm
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Visit Taco Revolution’s The Taco Hole inside Duncan’s Cowichan Community Centre (in the old concession space), right across from the Hockey Arena at 2687 James St. See map

The Cowichan Community Centre offers many different community events throughout the year. Count on The Taco Hole as your source for delicious, gluten-free food. Check the Rec Centre Events Schedule here!

Download the free Getintheloop app for loyalty rewards!
Burrito Mondays – all burritos and burrito bowls only $9.95 + GST each
Taco Tuesdays – only $3.79 + GST each


Taco Revolution Delivers

Toll-Free Number! Place an order at 1-833-TACO-REV (1-833-822-6738) to collect at their current location.

Taco Revolution WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter

Everything Taco Rev serves is gluten-free, handmade from scratch in house and served with a passion and dedication to deliciousness and authenticity. It is our mission to deliver the exact same taco you would find on a street in Mexico. Every taco we serve, from the Chorizo Vegetariano to the Fish Taco, to the Chicken Tinga are all pulled directly from Mexico’s taco culture. We have dared to bring those flavours north and share them with you. It is time to taste a taco as it was meant to be; it is time for a true north Taco Revolution!

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 FoodsIf you’re in love with the fixings from Taco Revolution’s 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck, here’s your chance to enjoy their fresh tortillas and authentic Mexican spices, salsas, bean dips and taco fillings in your own kitchen! All 100% gluten free! Buy Online or at Carrying Retailers: CLICK HERE

LEARN MORE HERE!


Taco Revolution Caters!
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Taco Rev caters  weddings, birthday parties, staff parties, corporate events and all other kinds of public and private occasions. Taco Revolution takes care of your guests with their “All-you-can-eat taco parties.” Like having an open bar, but with tacos! Learn more at https://www.tacorevolution.ca/catering

We are flexible! Wedding by the beach? No problem! Over 300 guests? We’ve done it! Exclusively vegan menu? You got it! Guests with allergies? We can certainly accommodate!

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


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Hosting a small party and need help with the food? Look no further than Taco Revolution catering. We’d love to hear about it. Let us know your event date, tentative number of guest, preferred service time and venue location.

Learn more at https://www.tacorevolution.ca/taco-fiesta
Email us at: uprise@tacorevolution.ca or if you prefer, phone us at: 1(833)822-6738 (toll free)

Taco Rev provides service in Sidney, Victoria, Sooke, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Cedar, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Comox/Courtenay, and anywhere in between.


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Classic Beef

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Chicken Tinga

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Cochinita Pibil

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Refried Bean

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Chorizo Vegetariano

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Carne Asada

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Grilled Fish

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Pork Belly

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Al Pastor, Jerk Chicken, Braised Lamb …

Tuesday 2 for 1 @ Totchos Family Restaurant
May 14 all-day

Totchos logo wpTuesdays are 2 for 1 at Totchos!

One-of-a-kind gourmet topped taters and low carb, house-made salads and handhelds. The vegan ice cream is amazing! Across from Winners at West Shore Town centre. See map

Watch Totchos interview on CHEK News Order Up!
Take a video tour of Totchos

Totchos is a family owned and operated restaurant.  Owners Ashley and husband Dwayne and family were born and raised on Vancouver Island. Their family wants to welcome our family!

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Mon-Tues-Wed-Sat: 10-6. Thurs-Fri: 10-8. Sunday: 11-5 Holiday hours may vary.
Now online for delivery with Uber & Door Dash

Totchos are gourmet tater tots, cooked in a dedicated gluten-free deep fryer, then dressed like nachos, poutine, banh mi, pulled pork and even breakfast!  Add gooey cheese sauces or pickled jalapeños, crispy onions, bacon bits, sour cream guacamole &  gravy.You can even dip them in creamy franks sauce, tzatziki, creamy jalapeno cilantro, sweet chile or sweet sticky sauce. Totchos is happy to customize your order!

“All tator tots, toppings and dips are gluten free (with the exception of the Vegan Pulled Pork and Vegan Taco Totchos.) Ingredients are confirmed to be gluten free upon arrival at the restaurant.”


Totchos Best Seller• Totchos Tuesdays! ‘Two for the Price of One!’
• Friday Pop Up Contests!  Enter your suggestion for Totchos Friday Pop Up Tot for a chance to win a prize! 
• Gaming & Parties! 6 Totcho’s booths are equipped with retro table top gaming arcades! Video games with 2 remotes and tons of games to enjoy: 2 SEGAs, 1 NES (Nintendo Entertainment System),  3 SNES mini version (Super Nintendo Entertainment System). 20-40 games per console. Each table is bookable for one hour at a time. Walk-in or pre-book. 250-590-2322

  • “Great service! Great food! So many choices!”
  • “My daughter enjoyed playing Kirby and the food was fun and good.  100% will come back.”
  • “The creamy jalapeño cilantro dip and sticky sauce (sweet chili not spicy) is so good!”

Look for Gluten-Free Notations on Menus! All toppings house-made, daily!
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Victoria Buzz, February 2023

  • A year and a half in the making and the Westshore Town Centre is becoming more delicious by the minute! The first of its kind tater-tot shop, Totchos, has opened its doors with fanfare. Attributing the lengthy wait for the restaurant launch to implications involving labour shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Totchos co-owner, Ashley Reardon says the delayed launch has made all the difference to the early success of the business. It was insane. We were lined up outside the door on Friday (February 10th) when we opened. We had the tables flipping every half an hour to 45 minutes,” said Reardon. Having to close an hour early due to a shortage of food, Reardon tells Victoria Buzz the wave of support and welcome she and her husband have received at the Westshore Town Centre has helped them feel at home and further inspired them to run a business in Langford. “We moved out to Langford because it’s a quieter area but there’s less stuff going on for our kids. We are big kids so we kind of just brainstormed and we were like, let’s just do something fun,” says Reardon. Known as the only restaurant on Vancouver Island serving a delicious variety of tater-tot inspired meals, Totchos holds a deeper meaning to Reardon as a tribute to her late mother, Charlene, who passed away in October 2022. “She couldn’t see it open but she was really excited. Most of the recipes are hers and I learned all my cooking from her,” says Reardon. As a child, Reardon’s parents would infuse tater tots into meals with additional healthy ingredients to help inspire Reardon and her siblings to eat balanced meals. A concept that Reardon has passed onto her children, the new restaurateur tells Victoria Buzz that the realization of this business has come full circle as her eldest daughter encouraged her to pursue the business. “I was sitting with my oldest daughter one day and she’s like, mom if we ever can we should open a tater tot restaurant. I ended up getting a settlement, and we were just like, okay let’s try this,” says Reardon. For those curious about what’s offered on the menu, Reardon wants guests to know there’s a meal waiting for everyone. “We’re 90% gluten-free, there are only three things on our menu that isn’t gluten free. We also have plenty of vegan and keto options,” says Reardon.

Victoria Buzz, August 17, 2022

  • Get your bellies ready, Langford. A new eatery is coming to town and there’s nothing like it in the region. Opening across from Winners / HomeSense in at Westshore Town Centre, Totchos will be serving up loaded tater tots, hand-helds (fancy tacos), snacks and soft serve ice cream, with lots of vegan, low-carb and no sugar options as well. “⁠We are thrilled to announce the arrival of a brand-new retailer opening at Westshore Town Centre this Fall,” Marketing Manager Kelly McClure⁠⁠ Marketing said in an email to Victoria Buzz. Totchos is locally owned and while no specific opening date was announced, it is slated to open this fall. “The owners are very excited to be opening this first-of-its-kind restaurant at Westshore Town Centre and to serve up delicious food and fun to the Westshore community,” said McClure. Even better, each table at the restaurant will be equipped with a built-in retro video gaming system for loads of family fun!⁠

 

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10% Discount – Mention The Celiac Scene @ The Floating Fish Store
May 15 all-day

Floating Fish Store 10% Off IGGluten Free Diners are Feeling the Love at the Floating Fish Store!

Wednesdays! Enjoy a 10% discount on your gluten-free meal if you mention ‘The Celiac Scene.’

TESTIMONIAL

  • Outstanding!!!!!!!!++ Gluten free everything, tastes like real. Any fish battered in gluten-free batter. Soooooo good. We had halibut rock cod and oysters UNBELIEVABLE !!!!!

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• Fresh Fish • Blog – Fresh Catches • About the Floating Fish Store • floatingfishstore.com
• Contact the Fish Store • (250) 383-6462 • Facebook • Instagram • Twitter


Floating Fish Store QR Code

Scan QR Code for Floating Fish Store’s Menu in 5 Languages!

  • Lots of seating available on the dock or in their  cozy, heated licensed seating area
  • Now serving hot chocolate, latte, espressos & cappuccinos
  • Open 11:00 to 7:00, 7 days a week. 
  • Call 250-383-6462 to pre-order
  • Floating Fish Store is not using delivery services at this time.

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 by Taco Revolution! – 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!

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

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 almost reach out and touch them!
10% Senior Discount – Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ Pepper's Foods
May 15 all-day

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Seniors enjoy 10% off – Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

The health and safety of Pepper’s Foods’ staff, customers and community is their foremost concern. 

Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, Pepper’s Foods will provide the following 3 options to ensure that customers continue to receive the quality & service they have come to rely on. All are subject to change depending on staffing levels.

1. Online Delivery Service – Monday to Friday
2. Online Pick Up Service – Monday to Friday

  • Simply visit their website at www.peppers-foods.com and click on the Delivery option. Alternatively, you can telephone the store 250-477-6513 and provide your order to a staff member over the phone.

3. Concierge Personal Shopping – Monday to Sunday 7am to 6pm. How Does Concierge Shopping Work?

  • Come visit us outside the store.
  • Give us your detailed list.
  • We quickly and safely shop your orders for you.

Follow Pepper’s Foods

A bustling market at 3829 Cadboro Bay Road, steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, 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!

• Sale on Gluten-Free Items
• Weekly Specials
• Gluten-Free Product List
• Deliveries to Your Door
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• 10% Student discount EVERY day!
• 10% Senior’s discount Tuesdays and Wednesdays

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.”

  • Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
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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!


 Independent Grocer Award

Click for more information

10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
May 15 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, 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!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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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!


 Independent Grocer Award

Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Click for more information

Taco Revolution 100% Gluten Free @ Various Locations
May 15 all-day

Taco-Rev-Food-Truck-Duncan-1Taco Revolution 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck brings their moveable ‘Gluten-Free Fiesta’ to locations across Vancouver Island! Check their most up-to-date appearances below or visit Website Schedule •  InstagramFacebook  • call 1-833-TACO-REV (1-833-822-6738)

If you’re in love with the fixings from Taco Revolution’s 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck, here’s your chance to enjoy their fresh Taco Revolution Tortillas and authentic Mexican spices, salsas, bean dips and taco fillings in your own home! All 100% gluten free! Products & Carrying RetailersCatering

Stay Tuned for Special Events!


FREQUENT MARKETS:

Oaklands Sunset MarketOaklands Sunset Market

Wednesdays from 4:30 – 8pm July 3 – August 28
2827 Belmont Ave in Victoria
FacebookInstagram


Commercial Street Night MarketCommercial Street Night Market
Thursdays from 5 – 9pm June 13, 20, 27 | July 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 01, 08, 15 & 22, 2024
121 Bastion St, Nanaimo
FacebookInstagram


Qualicum Beach Farmer's MarketQualicum Beach Farmers Market
Saturdays Year-Round 8am to Noon
644 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1L8
Shop OnlineFacebookInstragram


Duncan Farmer's MarketDuncan Farmer’s Market & Food Truck
Saturdays Year-Round 10am – 2pm
200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1W3
Shop Online • Facebook • Instagram


Cedar Farmer's MarketCedar Farmers Markets
Every Sunday from Mother’s Day until Hallowe’en
1984 Woobank Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1H4
9:30 am (seniors and immune-compromised individuals) others 10am – 2pm
OnlineFacebookInstagram


Visit Taco Revolution’s The Taco Hole inside Duncan’s Cowichan Community Centre (in the old concession space), right across from the Hockey Arena at 2687 James St. See map

The Cowichan Community Centre offers many different community events throughout the year. Count on The Taco Hole as your source for delicious, gluten-free food. Check the Rec Centre Events Schedule here!

Download the free Getintheloop app for loyalty rewards!
Burrito Mondays – all burritos and burrito bowls only $9.95 + GST each
Taco Tuesdays – only $3.79 + GST each


Taco Revolution Delivers

Toll-Free Number! Place an order at 1-833-TACO-REV (1-833-822-6738) to collect at their current location.

Taco Revolution WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter

Everything Taco Rev serves is gluten-free, handmade from scratch in house and served with a passion and dedication to deliciousness and authenticity. It is our mission to deliver the exact same taco you would find on a street in Mexico. Every taco we serve, from the Chorizo Vegetariano to the Fish Taco, to the Chicken Tinga are all pulled directly from Mexico’s taco culture. We have dared to bring those flavours north and share them with you. It is time to taste a taco as it was meant to be; it is time for a true north Taco Revolution!

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 FoodsIf you’re in love with the fixings from Taco Revolution’s 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck, here’s your chance to enjoy their fresh tortillas and authentic Mexican spices, salsas, bean dips and taco fillings in your own kitchen! All 100% gluten free! Buy Online or at Carrying Retailers: CLICK HERE

LEARN MORE HERE!


Taco Revolution Caters!
Taco-Rev-Wedding-ig-300x300 Taco Fiesta Bar 3

Taco Rev caters  weddings, birthday parties, staff parties, corporate events and all other kinds of public and private occasions. Taco Revolution takes care of your guests with their “All-you-can-eat taco parties.” Like having an open bar, but with tacos! Learn more at https://www.tacorevolution.ca/catering

We are flexible! Wedding by the beach? No problem! Over 300 guests? We’ve done it! Exclusively vegan menu? You got it! Guests with allergies? We can certainly accommodate!

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


Taco Bar Fiesta Bars 
Taco Fiesta Bar 1Taco Fiesta Bar 2

Hosting a small party and need help with the food? Look no further than Taco Revolution catering. We’d love to hear about it. Let us know your event date, tentative number of guest, preferred service time and venue location.

Learn more at https://www.tacorevolution.ca/taco-fiesta
Email us at: uprise@tacorevolution.ca or if you prefer, phone us at: 1(833)822-6738 (toll free)

Taco Rev provides service in Sidney, Victoria, Sooke, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Cedar, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Comox/Courtenay, and anywhere in between.


Taco Rev Food Truck Menu copy 2

taco-rev-classicbeef

Classic Beef

taco-rev-chickentinga

Chicken Tinga

taco-rev-cochinitapibil

Cochinita Pibil

taco-rev-refriedbean

Refried Bean

taco-rev-chorizovegetariano

Chorizo Vegetariano

taco-rev-carneasada

Carne Asada

taco-rev-grilledfish

Grilled Fish

taco-rev-porkbelly

Pork Belly

taco-rev-more

Al Pastor, Jerk Chicken, Braised Lamb …

Van Isle Poutinerie 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck @ Various Locations
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The  ‘VIP’ Food Truck is often at Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo but please, check The Celiac Scene’s Event Page or follow their Facebook & Instagram accounts for any given day’s location.

Van Isle Poutinerie May 2024 Schedule

  • Thursday, May 2  – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Friday, May 3 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Sunday, May 5 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Wednesday, May 8 – Nanaimo Track
  • Thursday, May 9 – Nanaimo Track
  • Friday, May 10 – Springford Farm
  • Saturday, May 11 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, May 12 – Departure Bay, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, May 15 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, May 16 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Sunday, May 17 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, May 18 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Sunday, May 19 – Departure Bay, Nanaimo
  • Monday, May 20 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Thursday, May 23 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, May 25 – Wolf Brewing
  • Sunday, May 26 – Cedar Farmer’s Market
  • Wednesday, May 29 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Thursday, May 30 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Friday, May 31 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, June 1 – Coombs Pet Expo

Food Truck Fridays are Back this Summer at Maffeo Sutton Park!

  • Mark your calendars! May 17 • June 28 • July 19 • August 23
  • Van Isle Poutinerie will be the only 100% gluten-free food truck there!
Van Isle Poutinerie April 2024 Menu

Click on image to enlarge


Van Isle Poutine Paris wp

Van Isle Poutinerie (VIP) 100% Gluten-Free French Fry Food Truck! Also 100% tree-nut, peanut, seafood & shellfish free! Dairy-free and vegan options, too!

Van Isle using anti-tamper tape and always sends gluten-free, allergen-free and even vegan orders in separate, clearly marked bags to reduce the risk of confusion or cross contamination!
Check Van Isle’s Facebook & Instagram accounts to confirm the day’s location.

Danielle & Ashley have made our poutine dreams come true! They have committed to providing gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan customers with their right to delicious classic poutines + poutines with a twist! VIP will not compromise on their integrity and quality of what they serve! Full stop!

See Sample Menu or scroll down to view. Dips, sauces, floats & drinks also on offer. Almost anything can be adapted to dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan. Their VIP food truck is tree-nut and peanut-free.

Van Isle Poutinerie loves special events so look for them at Summer  by the Sea Street Market in Parksville, Commercial Night Market in Nanaimo & Ladysmith Days down at Transfer Beach Park.

Take advantage of the ‘beeper’ they offer so that you can enjoy the event while they get your order ready.  Wherever they are,  know that they are there to serve you – safely and deliciously!

Book Van Isle Poutinerie for YOUR private event!


Veg Cheese igThe VEGCHEESE Connection! 

Van Isle Poutinerie’s chosen line of gluten-free, vegan cheese melts, bubbles & broils like ‘real’ cheese!

In fact, their cheese has become so popular that VIP is now selling ‘VEGCHEESE’  – on its own – right from their food truck!

Now available at MB Mart (Nanaimo.) Coming to Pomme Natural Market (Coquitlam) Saturday, September 2nd!

VEGCHEESE is made with organic ingredients and manufactured in a dedicated vegan, nut-free, seed-free & gluten-free facility.


VEGCHEESE Cheese Curds

Click on image to learn more

Cheese Curds 220gr $11.99

Looking for the perfect cheese for your vegan poutine? These dairy free cheese curds melt beautifully yet still hold their curd-like shape in your favourite dish. Please note…they don’t squeak.

Contact vanislepoutinerie@gmail.com to preorder for pick up from the food truck.


VEGCHEESE Italian Truffle

Click on image to learn more

Italian Black Truffle 200 gr $14.99

A rich, bold and aromatic cheese made with 100% pure Italian black truffles and 0% mushrooms. Enjoy on a warm baguette or mixed into risotto for a deeply flavourful dish. Semi-soft.

Contact vanislepoutinerie@gmail.com to preorder for pick up from the food truck.


VEGCHEESE Garlic Chive

Click on image to learn more

Garlic & Chive 200 gr $13.99

A creamy, herb and garlic cheese. Perfect on a cheese platter, sliced and spread on a bagel or added to your favourite pasta for a rich and savoury sauce.  Semi-firm

Contact vanislepoutinerie@gmail.com to preorder for pick up from the food truck


VEGCHEESE Mozzarella

Click on image to learn more

Fresh Mozzarella 200 gr $12.99

A mild, smooth and incredibly versatile cheese. Slice and serve on crackers, in a caprese salad or melted on a pizza.  Semi-firm

Contact vanislepoutinerie@gmail.com to preorder for pick up from the food truck


Van Isle Poutinerie DanielleAbout Danielle!

“I’ve been working in restaurants for almost 20 years now. Food has been a big passion of mine most of my life. As a person who lives with food sensitivities and hearing from diners how hard it is for them to find safe – and tasty – gluten free food, I am became very aware of the challenges that many diners face.”

“My mom took me to a food truck festival in Edmonton when I was a kid and I was so hooked on the idea. I have friends from elementary school who say they remember me talking about having my own truck one day. My husband nurtured that dream and was instrumental in making my it come true.”


Van Isle Poutinerie x 3 ig“My business partner Ashley jumped on board to get the ball rolling and by early September 2022, we decided to go for it!  We purchased a truck just two weeks later and had our launch just a month after that, in what may have been the snowiest December on record!”

“We are over the moon to see how warmly we have been received, not only by people with food sensitivities, vegans and vegetarians, but by the food truck community who often sends their customers our way for the food they need. A big thanks to everyone!”


Van Isle Poutinerie April 2024 Menu

Click on image to enlarge


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10% Senior Discount @ Urban Grocer
May 16 all-day

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10% Seniors discount every Thursday 

  • excludes eggs, milk, and advertised sales
  • must be 65 years+

Urban Grocer’s Gluten-Free Flyer!
Urban Grocer’s Complete Weekly Flyer – Friday to Thursdays
Subscribe to Urban Grocer’s news & receive a 10% off coupon!


Urban Grocer Map

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Urban Grocer! Your better every day grocer!

Reviving the grocery tradition at the Junction of Oak Bay Ave and Fort Street! The people behind Urban Grocer have been in the grocery business on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands for more than 50 years.

1625 Fort St (see map) • 778-265-0934
Open 7 Days a Week 7am to 10pm

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community@urban-grocer.ca
Subscribe to Urban Fare’s news & receive a 10% off!


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  • 10% off storewide every Sunday entire store * 

* excludes eggs, milk, and advertised sales

Vegan, Vegetarian & Dairy Free Foods
Urban Grocer supports Island Brands – Look for the Island Good logo on product tags, signs, and in our weekly flyer!

Product requests! Always looking to stock shelves with the products we want! Contact garth@urban-grocer.ca


Urban Fare Join our Mailing List

Subscribe and receive 10% off!

Urban Grocer wants to hear from you!


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10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
May 16 all-day

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University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, 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!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

SEE Pepper’s Foods Gluten-Free Flyer!

Follow Pepper’s Foods


Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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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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Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Click for more information

Taco Revolution 100% Gluten Free @ Various Locations
May 16 all-day

Taco-Rev-Food-Truck-Duncan-1Taco Revolution 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck brings their moveable ‘Gluten-Free Fiesta’ to locations across Vancouver Island! Check their most up-to-date appearances below or visit Website Schedule •  InstagramFacebook  • call 1-833-TACO-REV (1-833-822-6738)

If you’re in love with the fixings from Taco Revolution’s 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck, here’s your chance to enjoy their fresh Taco Revolution Tortillas and authentic Mexican spices, salsas, bean dips and taco fillings in your own home! All 100% gluten free! Products & Carrying RetailersCatering

Stay Tuned for Special Events!


FREQUENT MARKETS:

Oaklands Sunset MarketOaklands Sunset Market

Wednesdays from 4:30 – 8pm July 3 – August 28
2827 Belmont Ave in Victoria
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Commercial Street Night MarketCommercial Street Night Market
Thursdays from 5 – 9pm June 13, 20, 27 | July 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 01, 08, 15 & 22, 2024
121 Bastion St, Nanaimo
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Qualicum Beach Farmer's MarketQualicum Beach Farmers Market
Saturdays Year-Round 8am to Noon
644 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1L8
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Duncan Farmer's MarketDuncan Farmer’s Market & Food Truck
Saturdays Year-Round 10am – 2pm
200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1W3
Shop Online • Facebook • Instagram


Cedar Farmer's MarketCedar Farmers Markets
Every Sunday from Mother’s Day until Hallowe’en
1984 Woobank Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1H4
9:30 am (seniors and immune-compromised individuals) others 10am – 2pm
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Visit Taco Revolution’s The Taco Hole inside Duncan’s Cowichan Community Centre (in the old concession space), right across from the Hockey Arena at 2687 James St. See map

The Cowichan Community Centre offers many different community events throughout the year. Count on The Taco Hole as your source for delicious, gluten-free food. Check the Rec Centre Events Schedule here!

Download the free Getintheloop app for loyalty rewards!
Burrito Mondays – all burritos and burrito bowls only $9.95 + GST each
Taco Tuesdays – only $3.79 + GST each


Taco Revolution Delivers

Toll-Free Number! Place an order at 1-833-TACO-REV (1-833-822-6738) to collect at their current location.

Taco Revolution WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter

Everything Taco Rev serves is gluten-free, handmade from scratch in house and served with a passion and dedication to deliciousness and authenticity. It is our mission to deliver the exact same taco you would find on a street in Mexico. Every taco we serve, from the Chorizo Vegetariano to the Fish Taco, to the Chicken Tinga are all pulled directly from Mexico’s taco culture. We have dared to bring those flavours north and share them with you. It is time to taste a taco as it was meant to be; it is time for a true north Taco Revolution!

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 FoodsIf you’re in love with the fixings from Taco Revolution’s 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck, here’s your chance to enjoy their fresh tortillas and authentic Mexican spices, salsas, bean dips and taco fillings in your own kitchen! All 100% gluten free! Buy Online or at Carrying Retailers: CLICK HERE

LEARN MORE HERE!


Taco Revolution Caters!
Taco-Rev-Wedding-ig-300x300 Taco Fiesta Bar 3

Taco Rev caters  weddings, birthday parties, staff parties, corporate events and all other kinds of public and private occasions. Taco Revolution takes care of your guests with their “All-you-can-eat taco parties.” Like having an open bar, but with tacos! Learn more at https://www.tacorevolution.ca/catering

We are flexible! Wedding by the beach? No problem! Over 300 guests? We’ve done it! Exclusively vegan menu? You got it! Guests with allergies? We can certainly accommodate!

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


Taco Bar Fiesta Bars 
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Hosting a small party and need help with the food? Look no further than Taco Revolution catering. We’d love to hear about it. Let us know your event date, tentative number of guest, preferred service time and venue location.

Learn more at https://www.tacorevolution.ca/taco-fiesta
Email us at: uprise@tacorevolution.ca or if you prefer, phone us at: 1(833)822-6738 (toll free)

Taco Rev provides service in Sidney, Victoria, Sooke, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Cedar, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Comox/Courtenay, and anywhere in between.


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Classic Beef

taco-rev-chickentinga

Chicken Tinga

taco-rev-cochinitapibil

Cochinita Pibil

taco-rev-refriedbean

Refried Bean

taco-rev-chorizovegetariano

Chorizo Vegetariano

taco-rev-carneasada

Carne Asada

taco-rev-grilledfish

Grilled Fish

taco-rev-porkbelly

Pork Belly

taco-rev-more

Al Pastor, Jerk Chicken, Braised Lamb …

Millstone Farm Shop @ Millstone Farm & Organics
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Millstone-Farm-Sign igMillstone Organics Farm Shop is open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 10am to 5pm

Store shelves are stocked with freshly milled flours, All-Purpose Flour Mix, Pancake Mix and GF spices. Whole gluten-free grains, organic fresh eggs, organic, single-forest Maple Syrup,  recyclable egg cartons & cook books are also be available for purchase.


Millstone Organics Certificate of Appreciation wpMillstone Farms’ flours can be milled to order. Pre-order by phone, text 778-350-1455 or email at millstonefarmer@gmail.com. Collect in person at the farm. 

Almond Flour • Amaranth • Arrowroot Starch • Baking Powder • Baking Soda • Brown Flax Flour • Brown Flax Meal • Brown Flax Seeds • Chickpea • Coconut Flakes • Coconut Flour •  Corn (tested to be gluten-free) • Cornstarch • Dried Organic Black Beans • Garfava • Vegan Chocolate Chips • Golden Flax Flour • Golden Flax Meal • Golden Flax Seed • Millet • Oat (pure from Avena) • Potato Starch • Psyllium Husk • Quinoa • Sorghum • Superfine Brown Rice • Sweet • White Rice • Tapioca Starch • Teff • White Rice • Xanthan Gum

  • Millstone Farm’s extensive line of organic flours  are stone-milled in a dedicated gluten-free facility.
  • Grains can be milled up to 3 times to ensure that the flour contains the entirety of the grain.
  • Gluten-free oats are milled in a separate mill in order to protect celiacs who cannot tolerate even pure oats.
  • Whole, unmilled grains are also available for purchase.
  • Organic spices, sourced from organic suppliers from around the world,  are milled to order for optimal aroma and taste, then stored in light-impenetrable, miron glass.
  • All-purpose and pancake mixes are created in house and are xanthan gum free.
  • Also at the store: organic fresh eggs, organic, single-forest maple syrup,  recyclable egg cartons, cook books & so much more.
  • Coming soon – an outdoor cob oven for rustic, gluten-free baking! Think cinnamon buns and pizza!
  • TESTIMONIAL: “My friend and I went to the most interesting family farm yesterday afternoon.  It is Millstone Farm & Organics and they specialize in organic, gluten-free grains. One can order fresh ground flours and pick up when convenient. They also have the MOST amazing vanilla, vanilla beans, and powder, fresh organic eggs, lots of interesting articles in their little shop. They also have spices which can be fresh ground, essential oils, etc. Check them out if you live on the Island.”  Diane Jenson

Millstone Farm’s  herbs and vegetables, organic soaps & wool products are focused on healthy, sustainable, zero waste living and packaged in refillable & reusable containers.

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Van Isle Poutinerie 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck @ Various Locations
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The  ‘VIP’ Food Truck is often at Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo but please, check The Celiac Scene’s Event Page or follow their Facebook & Instagram accounts for any given day’s location.

Van Isle Poutinerie May 2024 Schedule

  • Thursday, May 2  – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Friday, May 3 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Sunday, May 5 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Wednesday, May 8 – Nanaimo Track
  • Thursday, May 9 – Nanaimo Track
  • Friday, May 10 – Springford Farm
  • Saturday, May 11 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, May 12 – Departure Bay, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, May 15 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, May 16 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Sunday, May 17 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, May 18 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Sunday, May 19 – Departure Bay, Nanaimo
  • Monday, May 20 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Thursday, May 23 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, May 25 – Wolf Brewing
  • Sunday, May 26 – Cedar Farmer’s Market
  • Wednesday, May 29 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Thursday, May 30 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Friday, May 31 – Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo
  • Saturday, June 1 – Coombs Pet Expo

Food Truck Fridays are Back this Summer at Maffeo Sutton Park!

  • Mark your calendars! May 17 • June 28 • July 19 • August 23
  • Van Isle Poutinerie will be the only 100% gluten-free food truck there!
Van Isle Poutinerie April 2024 Menu

Click on image to enlarge


Van Isle Poutine Paris wp

Van Isle Poutinerie (VIP) 100% Gluten-Free French Fry Food Truck! Also 100% tree-nut, peanut, seafood & shellfish free! Dairy-free and vegan options, too!

Van Isle using anti-tamper tape and always sends gluten-free, allergen-free and even vegan orders in separate, clearly marked bags to reduce the risk of confusion or cross contamination!
Check Van Isle’s Facebook & Instagram accounts to confirm the day’s location.

Danielle & Ashley have made our poutine dreams come true! They have committed to providing gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan customers with their right to delicious classic poutines + poutines with a twist! VIP will not compromise on their integrity and quality of what they serve! Full stop!

See Sample Menu or scroll down to view. Dips, sauces, floats & drinks also on offer. Almost anything can be adapted to dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan. Their VIP food truck is tree-nut and peanut-free.

Van Isle Poutinerie loves special events so look for them at Summer  by the Sea Street Market in Parksville, Commercial Night Market in Nanaimo & Ladysmith Days down at Transfer Beach Park.

Take advantage of the ‘beeper’ they offer so that you can enjoy the event while they get your order ready.  Wherever they are,  know that they are there to serve you – safely and deliciously!

Book Van Isle Poutinerie for YOUR private event!


Veg Cheese igThe VEGCHEESE Connection! 

Van Isle Poutinerie’s chosen line of gluten-free, vegan cheese melts, bubbles & broils like ‘real’ cheese!

In fact, their cheese has become so popular that VIP is now selling ‘VEGCHEESE’  – on its own – right from their food truck!

Now available at MB Mart (Nanaimo.) Coming to Pomme Natural Market (Coquitlam) Saturday, September 2nd!

VEGCHEESE is made with organic ingredients and manufactured in a dedicated vegan, nut-free, seed-free & gluten-free facility.


VEGCHEESE Cheese Curds

Click on image to learn more

Cheese Curds 220gr $11.99

Looking for the perfect cheese for your vegan poutine? These dairy free cheese curds melt beautifully yet still hold their curd-like shape in your favourite dish. Please note…they don’t squeak.

Contact vanislepoutinerie@gmail.com to preorder for pick up from the food truck.


VEGCHEESE Italian Truffle

Click on image to learn more

Italian Black Truffle 200 gr $14.99

A rich, bold and aromatic cheese made with 100% pure Italian black truffles and 0% mushrooms. Enjoy on a warm baguette or mixed into risotto for a deeply flavourful dish. Semi-soft.

Contact vanislepoutinerie@gmail.com to preorder for pick up from the food truck.


VEGCHEESE Garlic Chive

Click on image to learn more

Garlic & Chive 200 gr $13.99

A creamy, herb and garlic cheese. Perfect on a cheese platter, sliced and spread on a bagel or added to your favourite pasta for a rich and savoury sauce.  Semi-firm

Contact vanislepoutinerie@gmail.com to preorder for pick up from the food truck


VEGCHEESE Mozzarella

Click on image to learn more

Fresh Mozzarella 200 gr $12.99

A mild, smooth and incredibly versatile cheese. Slice and serve on crackers, in a caprese salad or melted on a pizza.  Semi-firm

Contact vanislepoutinerie@gmail.com to preorder for pick up from the food truck


Van Isle Poutinerie DanielleAbout Danielle!

“I’ve been working in restaurants for almost 20 years now. Food has been a big passion of mine most of my life. As a person who lives with food sensitivities and hearing from diners how hard it is for them to find safe – and tasty – gluten free food, I am became very aware of the challenges that many diners face.”

“My mom took me to a food truck festival in Edmonton when I was a kid and I was so hooked on the idea. I have friends from elementary school who say they remember me talking about having my own truck one day. My husband nurtured that dream and was instrumental in making my it come true.”


Van Isle Poutinerie x 3 ig“My business partner Ashley jumped on board to get the ball rolling and by early September 2022, we decided to go for it!  We purchased a truck just two weeks later and had our launch just a month after that, in what may have been the snowiest December on record!”

“We are over the moon to see how warmly we have been received, not only by people with food sensitivities, vegans and vegetarians, but by the food truck community who often sends their customers our way for the food they need. A big thanks to everyone!”


Van Isle Poutinerie April 2024 Menu

Click on image to enlarge


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B-glutenfreevictoria European Baking @ Esquimalt Farmer's Market
May 16 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

b-glutenfreevictoria booth wpEnjoy baguettes, bars, biscuits, breads, buns, cinnamon buns, coffee cakes, cookies, croissants, filled pastries, loaves (banana bread & orange cranberry,) muffins, pies, sourdough, and best of all – MINI DONUTS!

How to order!

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Market & Event Appearances!


Esquimalt Farmer's MarketESQUIMALT FARMER’S MARKETS

Thursdays, April 4 to May 30.  September 12, 19 & 26 at Memorial Park – 4:30 – 7:30
Mondays, June 17 – September 16 at Gorge Park – 4:30 – 7:30
Sunday, November 24 – Annual Holiday Market 11am – 4pm (details to follow)

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Tanja Blondin wpAbout Tanja!

Listen to Tanja on ‘A Canadian Celiac Podcast!’

Tanja Blondin, Owner / Operator of B-glutenfreevictoria, has been baking for as long as she can remember. Her German heritage continues to inform the food that she creates.

With hospitality in her DNA, Tanja has done it all from baking to catering, always with the best in presentation.

When her daughter was born, Tanja started a cake business that allowed her to work from home. The business was so successful that it grew into a full catering and pastry shop in Ontario. From there, she went on to manage restaurants, including the Starbucks that she transferred to in Sidney, to be closer to family.

Seeking a change from the coffee business, Tanja assumed a position in the bakery department of Sidney Thrifty Foods. It was around this time that she began experiencing health problems that lead her, and her daughter, to be diagnosed with celiac disease. Her employer tried to accommodate her condition with a move to the cake decorating department, but the proximity to airborne gluten flour was too much for her. Tanja had to resign, but that does not mean she stopped baking. Their loss was our gain!

What to do with decades of experience baking European pastries? Tanja reimagined them using gluten-free, organic ingredients, freshly milled at the dedicated gluten-free Millstone Farm Organics in North Saanich:

  • almond flour • baking powder • brown rice flour • buckwheat flour • chia • buckwheat flour • eggs (fresh!) • flax seeds • millet flour • potato starch • psyllium husk • oats (pure) • quinoa • sorghum flour • sliced almonds • tapioca starch • teff flour • xanthan gum • white rice flour

Tanja adapted her favourite recipes to gluten free in her dedicated kitchen, and set up a booth on Sunday’s Mary Winspear Centre to test the market. The response has been so positive that she has gone on to create a ‘B-glutenfreevictoria Food Trailer’ – a first for Vancouver Island and beyond!

View the possibilities and order online through bglutenfreevictoria.square.site, or stop by her trailer during her busy market schedule this summer.

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Shine a Light for Celiac Awareness @ Parliament Buildings of BC's Legislative Assembly
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Shine a Light Celiac Awareness igCeliac Canada is organizing “Shine A Light on Celiac Disease” for International Celiac Disease Awareness Day by illuminating locations across the country in green. That includes the Parliament Buildings of BC’s Legislative Assembly – for the first time! 

The BC Legislature  has accepted Celiac Canada’s request to be lit up GREEN on the evening of May 16th.

Please join us to get a photo together! We can’t meet too early, as we want the light to show up, so we’re hoping all convene at 8 PM at the cenotaph.

Please take & post pics on social media using #ShineALightOnCeliac!

LOOK FOR ELLEN IN HER REFLECTIVE YELLOW JACKET!

While quantities last, attendees will receive

Country Grocer Bag with Discount Card
GF Goodie Bags from Epicure Kelsea & son, Callum
Treats from Art of Slow Food Bakery
• Treats from Origin Bakery

COMPLETE DETAILS HERE!

Participating Locatios Across Canada*

May 14

  • Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver, BC

May 15

  • Civic Plaza, Surrey, BC

May 16

BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • Science World, Vancouver, BC
  • City Hall, Victoria, BC
  • BC Legislature, Victoria, BC (in-person event planned)
  • City Hall, Port Moody, BC
  • Pier, White Rock, BC

ALBERTA

  • Calgary Tower, Calgary
  • Peace Bridge, Calgary
  • Reconciliation Bridge, Calgary
  • Telus Spark, Calgary
  • Lethbridge City Hall, Lethbridge
  • Medicine Hat TeePee, Medicine Hat*
  • Airdrie City Hall, Airdrie*
  • High Level Bridge, Edmonton
  • Epcor Tower, Edmonton
  • Fairmont Hotel, Edmonton
  • Clock/Bell Tower, Walterdale Theatre, Edmonton
  • Community Centre, Sherwood Park
  • Festival Place, Sherwood Park
  • Legislature Building, Edmonton

NEW BRUNSWICK

  • Dieppe City Hall, Dieppe
  • Avenir Centre, Moncton

ONTARIO

  • Ottawa Sign, ByWard Market
  • Shaw Centre, Ottawa
  • Toronto Sign in Nathan Phillips Square
  • Niagara Falls
  • CN Tower

QUEBEC

  • Olympic Stadium, Montreal*
  • Complexe Jules-Dallaire, Quebec City*

PEI

  • Charlottetown City Hall
  • Summerside City Hall, Summerside

MANITOBA

  • Winnipeg Sign at the Forks*
  • Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg*

*Locations requested, awaiting confirmation.

 

May
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10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
May 17 all-day

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University & College Students – enjoy 10% off  EVERY DAY with provision of student ID card.

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

Click Here for Pepper’s Foods ONLINE STORE
Gluten-Free Products ONLINE!

A bustling market just steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, 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!

3829 Cadboro Bay Road • 250-477-6513 • info@peppers-foods.com

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Surf Rider & Vancouver Island Green BusinessPepper’s has received Surfrider Vancouver Island Ocean Friendly Business in 2022 for actively stewarding local beaches and waterways by reducing unnecessary single-use plastic waste  and Gold Award as a Vancouver Island Green Business in 2022. 

Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers Awards 2022

  • Award for Achieving 60 years of Independent Excellence
  • 2022 Award of Merit
  • Bronze Award in the Small Surface Category for Canada
  • Gold for the BC/Yukon Regional Award in the Small Surface Category

2022 Award of Merit

The annual awards recognize youth leadership and promote achievements of Vancouver Island family businesses and their contributions to their communities. Pepper’s Food Store, helmed by second-generation owner Cory Davits, was founded in 1962 and has grown to be a full-service grocer.

  • “Our goal is to maintain the small community-store feeling while providing all the services of the larger chain store,” said Davits.

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

“Any time a local vendor or distributor approaches us with a local product, we’re all ears and open to carrying their product.” Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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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!


 Independent Grocer Award

Pepper’s Foods Wins Independent Grocer Award! Click for more information

Taco Revolution 100% Gluten Free @ Various Locations
May 17 all-day

Taco-Rev-Food-Truck-Duncan-1Taco Revolution 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck brings their moveable ‘Gluten-Free Fiesta’ to locations across Vancouver Island! Check their most up-to-date appearances below or visit Website Schedule •  InstagramFacebook  • call 1-833-TACO-REV (1-833-822-6738)

If you’re in love with the fixings from Taco Revolution’s 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck, here’s your chance to enjoy their fresh Taco Revolution Tortillas and authentic Mexican spices, salsas, bean dips and taco fillings in your own home! All 100% gluten free! Products & Carrying RetailersCatering

Stay Tuned for Special Events!


FREQUENT MARKETS:

Oaklands Sunset MarketOaklands Sunset Market

Wednesdays from 4:30 – 8pm July 3 – August 28
2827 Belmont Ave in Victoria
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Commercial Street Night MarketCommercial Street Night Market
Thursdays from 5 – 9pm June 13, 20, 27 | July 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 01, 08, 15 & 22, 2024
121 Bastion St, Nanaimo
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