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!

Dec
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10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 1 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!

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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 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

Dec
2
Sat
10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 2 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 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

Art of Slow Food @ Duncan Farmer's Market
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Art of SLow Food Moss Street MarketFarmers’ Markets: Dates & appearances may change. Confirm on Gluten-Free Events Page!

NEW! Art of Slow Food 100% Gluten-Free Cafe & Bakery opens on Fisgard!

To order in advance of  market days questions, custom orders or dietary information, contact Kaitlin via Contact formthebaker@theartofslowfood.com • 902.476.7732

The Art of Slow Food meets dietary limitations or preferences of all kinds – gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan & sugar-free – food that isn’t complicated or unpronounceable.

Where to Find Art of Slow! Retailers, Coffee Shops, Farmer’s Markets & More!

Contact formthebaker@theartofslowfood.com • 902.476.7732
theartofslowfood.comFacebookInstagram
View The Art of Slow Food Photo Gallery


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You asked for it! The Art of Slow Food is now selling their raw, sourdough pizza dough. Each dough ball makes a 14″-16″ sized pizzas. Find them in the refrigerator or freezers sections of carrying retailers and farmers markets.

About the Dough

  • Made with spring water, psyllium husk, ground flax, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, natural levain (wild yeast) and sea salt
  • Good for 21 days in the fridge, 3 months in the freezer
  • Remove dough from fridge and let it reach room temperature
  • Dough will be workable, easy to roll but a bit more sensitive to tearing than gluten dough
  • Roll out with a dusting of gluten-free flour or between two pieces of parchment paper
  • Crust can be par-baked for 3-5 minutes at 450˚F or for 7-10 minutes all dressed, until cheese browns
  • Par-baked crusts can be frozen until needed.

Art of Slow Food Sourdough

This is extra-special gluten free bread: fresh baked, rustic, soft, chewy and easily digestible sourdough! Using natural wild levain and a base of psyllium husk, flax and water, the dough is fermented for 12-18 hours to allow phytic acid breakdown and real flavor development. The bread is then baked on a stone to create rustic loaves with appealing crust.

The Art of Slow Food  does not use common gluten-free ingredients such as xanthan gum, agar agar, potato starch, rice flour or other high-starch ingredients. The bread is made with only 7 simple, organic ingredients, in order of predominance: Spring water, psyllium husk, ground flax, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, natural levain (wild yeast) and sea salt.

As a result of slow fermentation, the carbohydrates and starches in the bread are broken down, creating a light, soft digestible bread. The psyllium husk and ground flax act as a digestive aid and provide a soft, chewy texture without gluten or added starches.

Sourdough selection includes Toasted Sesame, Plain, Kalamata Olive, Rosemary Poppyseed and on occasion, Cranberry Walnut!


art of slow food ferments wpAbout the Ferments

Their sauerkraut is made the traditional way – fermented for a minimum of 3 weeks in traditional German crocks and never pasteurized. Enjoy a number of varieties that are versatile and go well with any meal – sandwiches, salads, stir fries, soups, eggs or sausages. Sauerkraut is a highly probiotic food, and is best used to accompany meals to aid in digestion.

Sauerkraut selection includes Dilly Kraut, Cortido Kraut and Chimichurri Kraut.

About the Baker / Fermentor / Creator 

Kaitlin is a whole foods chef and baker and has been fermenting for 7 years. She works exclusively with artisan-style traditional foods, using local and organic ingredients to create simple, accessible nourishment. She strives to teach sustainability and self-sufficiency through the art of slow food. Kaitlin has extensive experience working with dietary restrictions and nutritional deficiencies and will work with any specifications by request.
Workshops

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Kaitlin Chamberlin

Learn the ancient tradition of preserving foods and maximizing nutrition with simple tools and local foods. Bring your own jar and take home a ferment. Learn more here.

 

 

Art of Slow Food @ Moss Street Market
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Art of SLow Food Moss Street MarketFarmers’ Markets: Dates & appearances may change. Confirm on Gluten-Free Events Page!

Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10 10am – 4pm
Fairfield Gonzales Community Association building (1330 Fairfield Rd), the Garry Oak Room, a portable, and the Sir James Douglas School gym. Details here. 

NEW! Art of Slow Food 100% Gluten-Free Cafe & Bakery opens on Fisgard!

To order in advance of market days questions, custom orders or dietary information. contact Kaitlin via Contact formthebaker@theartofslowfood.com • 902.476.7732

The Art of Slow Food meets dietary limitations or preferences of all kinds – gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan & sugar-free – food that isn’t complicated or unpronounceable.

Where to Find Art of Slow! Retailers, Coffee Shops, Farmer’s Markets & More!

Contact formthebaker@theartofslowfood.com • 902.476.7732
theartofslowfood.comFacebookInstagram
View The Art of Slow Food Photo Gallery


art-of-slow-pizza-dough-ig

You asked for it! The Art of Slow Food is now selling their raw, sourdough pizza dough. Each dough ball makes a 14″-16″ sized pizzas. Find them in the refrigerator or freezers sections of carrying retailers and farmers markets.

About the Dough

  • Made with spring water, psyllium husk, ground flax, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, natural levain (wild yeast) and sea salt
  • Good for 21 days in the fridge, 3 months in the freezer
  • Remove dough from fridge and let it reach room temperature
  • Dough will be workable, easy to roll but a bit more sensitive to tearing than gluten dough
  • Roll out with a dusting of gluten-free flour or between two pieces of parchment paper
  • Crust can be par-baked for 3-5 minutes at 450˚F or for 7-10 minutes all dressed, until cheese browns
  • Par-baked crusts can be frozen until needed.

Art of Slow Food Sourdough

This is extra-special gluten free bread: fresh baked, rustic, soft, chewy and easily digestible sourdough! Using natural wild levain and a base of psyllium husk, flax and water, the dough is fermented for 12-18 hours to allow phytic acid breakdown and real flavor development. The bread is then baked on a stone to create rustic loaves with appealing crust.

The Art of Slow Food  does not use common gluten-free ingredients such as xanthan gum, agar agar, potato starch, rice flour or other high-starch ingredients. The bread is made with only 7 simple, organic ingredients, in order of predominance: Spring water, psyllium husk, ground flax, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, natural levain (wild yeast) and sea salt.

As a result of slow fermentation, the carbohydrates and starches in the bread are broken down, creating a light, soft digestible bread. The psyllium husk and ground flax act as a digestive aid and provide a soft, chewy texture without gluten or added starches.

Sourdough selection includes Toasted Sesame, Plain, Kalamata Olive, Rosemary Poppyseed and on occasion, Cranberry Walnut!


art of slow food ferments wpAbout the Ferments

Their sauerkraut is made the traditional way – fermented for a minimum of 3 weeks in traditional German crocks and never pasteurized. Enjoy a number of varieties that are versatile and go well with any meal – sandwiches, salads, stir fries, soups, eggs or sausages. Sauerkraut is a highly probiotic food, and is best used to accompany meals to aid in digestion.

Sauerkraut selection includes Dilly Kraut, Cortido Kraut and Chimichurri Kraut.

About the Baker / Fermentor / Creator 

Kaitlin is a whole foods chef and baker and has been fermenting for 7 years. She works exclusively with artisan-style traditional foods, using local and organic ingredients to create simple, accessible nourishment. She strives to teach sustainability and self-sufficiency through the art of slow food. Kaitlin has extensive experience working with dietary restrictions and nutritional deficiencies and will work with any specifications by request.
Workshops

kaitlin chamberlin art of slow food

Kaitlin Chamberlin

Learn the ancient tradition of preserving foods and maximizing nutrition with simple tools and local foods. Bring your own jar and take home a ferment. Learn more here.

 

 

Bake My Day @ Dickens Fair in James Bay
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Join Bake My Day for a very special Victoria appearance at Dickens Fair!

Saturday, December 2nd from 10am to 4:00
140 Oswego Street  – James Bay Community Centre
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Expect Dale with a full range of her very best from delectable tarts to Christmas Cake & Pudding, Festive Tarts and all the savouries from Chicken Pot Pies to Sausage Rolls. Pre-orders welcome: office@bakemyday.ca

Celebrating its 42nd year, this is one of Victoria’s oldest and best-loved Winter Craft Fairs. Our carefully curated Vancouver Island and Gulf Island artisans offer an amazing variety of affordable handmade and homemade products. With over 50 vendors there will be something for everyone! Admission $3. Free for Children under 12 (accompanied by an Adult)

Bake My Day Pot Pie Horiz

Chicken Pot Pie (dairy-free)

Regular shortcrust pastry base, but with an added twist of a Puff Pastry lid. Hertel’s delicious sausage meat, lots of garlic and herbs, potatoes and veggies.. The different textures make it pop!

Ready-to-bake, gluten-free and dairy-free! Apply an egg wash to the short-crust pastry and pop into a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees in several spots. Then presto: you’ve got yourself a creamy (coconut milk) and satisfying chicken pot pie dinner!

Bake My Day Festive Tart

Festive Tart (Thanksgiving & Christmas Treat)

Bake My Day’s fabulous gluten-free tarts, turnovers, pies, hand pies and sausage rolls  are created in a dedicated gluten-free facility from documented to be gluten-free ingredients.

Enjoy these sumptuous delicacies on the spot and / or purchase ready-to-bake versions to take home and savor, warm from your own oven.  Dale’s pie shells and groundbreaking, ready-to-roll puff pastry dough let you become the gluten-free chef you’ve always wanted to be. Ask about their dairy-free options.


VICTORIA & DUNCAN

Bake My Day is now listed with the Cowichan Co-op Marketplace (Cow-op). Order online and pick up your selection at central locations.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Order online from Friday 12pm to Tuesday midnight 12am (PST).
  • Victoria Customers pick up orders on Thursdays between noon-5pm at Olive the Senses (1701 Douglas St.).
  • Duncan customers pick up between 3-6pm at Cowichan Green Community (360 Duncan St).

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Puff Pastry Tips from Dale! 

  • “If you have time, it’s best to thaw puff pastry overnight in the fridge.
  • If you don’t have time, thaw it on the counter until it’s pliable enough to unfold without cracking, but still cool to the touch. Keep a close eye on it — if the dough feels very limp, refrigerate it for 30 minutes to help it firm up again.
  • One of the biggest mistakes you can make is leaving it on the counter for too long. A room-temperature atmosphere will cause the puff pastry to wilt and become floppy. That, in turn, will make the layers stick, and render it almost impossible to work with. If your puff pastry gets too soft, return it to the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes before moving forward.
  • Lightly roll out the puff pastry: Dust the top of the puff with just a little GF flour, then use a rolling pin to lightly roll. Puff pastry should be rolled out to approx. 4-5 mm depth.
  • Follow any puff pastry recipe, remembering that ALL pastry (gluten-­free or not) ­ bakes off flakiest when chilled for a short time before baking in a hot oven ie 10-15 min in freezer first after making your ‘creation.’
  • If you’re making a filled pastry, like a pot pie, for example, cut a few vents in the dough so hot air can escape and circulate as it bakes. If you skip this step, and you’ll have a soggy interior.
  • We generally egg wash pastry before baking to give it that yummy golden colour
  • A very general rule for baking the puff pastry is the following – bear in mind that oven temperatures vary.
  • Set the oven to 200° C (400° F – gas 6) and bake in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes to 25 minutes. Check after 20 minutes as it’s easy to burn the edges from cooking for too long.
  • Scraps can be gathered up and be re­used. Make sure that scraps are layered on top of each other – not scrunched up into a ball, before re-rolling.”

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Millstone Farm Shop @ Millstone Farm & Organics
Dec 2 @ 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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CHURROS & MOR @ Fernwood Makers Party Winter Bazaar
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Churros Fernwood Makers Party Winter Bazaar100% Gluten-Free, Vegan CHURROS & MOR 

Fernwood Makers Party Winter Bazaar
Saturday & Sunday, December 2nd & 3rd 11am to 5pm
At the new Gorge Park Pavilion 1070 Tillicum Rd

What are churros? Think Mexican donuts, only better! A crispy exterior with soft, chewy insides, Jorge uses Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free flour to make them. Deep-fried, then rolled in cinnamon and sugar, topped with your choice of strawberry, chocolate or caramel sauce. If you love ice cream, order the ‘Blizzard!’ CHURROS Instagram

Find CHURROS & MOR Food Truck at the Cook Street Village Food Court between Mercedes Lane and Hot & Cold Cafe See map
Enjoy picnic table seating underneath patio canopies and imagine yourself in Mexico.
Open Monday & Thursday 12 – 7 • Friday 11 – 8 • Saturday & Sunday 10 – 8 • Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

CHURROS & MOR ORIG WPSample Menu

  • Churros, House Churros, Churro Bites & Blizzard Churros
  • Dips: Chocolate, Strawberry, Caramel
  • Toppings: Marshmallows, Graham Cookies, Chocolate Chips, Whip Cream
  • Drinks – Chocolate, coffee, pop, bottle water, tea

About Jorge

While pursuing a poli-sci degree, Jorge (pronounced ‘Hor-he’) was inspired to start his own business. What better motivation than to share the recipes that his grandmother developed for his celiac father.  CHURROS & MOR was born!

Yes! Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet literally run through Jorge’s veins. His niece in England also shares the diagnosis. Her family has chosen a vegan lifestyle, so Jorge knows first hand how challenging it is to find delicious gluten-free AND vegan delicacies!

 

B-glutenfreevictoria European Baking @ Langford Light Up & Truck Parade
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Find B-glutenfreevictoria at Veterans’ Memorial Park 5 – 8pm

Look for the big white tent – warm up with Hot Mulled (non-alcoholic) Wine

Details here!

Order ahead!

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• Pick up or delivery arranged when ordering.

Enjoy a selection of baguettes, bars , biscuits, bread, buns, cinnamon buns, coffee cakes, cookies, croissants, filled pastries, loaves (banana bread & orange cranberry,) muffins, pies & sourdough! Best of all! MINI DONUTS!

B-glutenfreevictoria appears throughout greater Victoria, including Goldstream Market, Moss Street Market, Esquimalt Farmers Markets, Westcoast Outdoor Markets  and seasonal events! SEE COMPLETE MARKET SCHEDULE
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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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10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 3 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 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

CHURROS & MOR @ Fernwood Makers Party Winter Bazaar
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Churros Fernwood Makers Party Winter Bazaar100% Gluten-Free, Vegan CHURROS & MOR 

Fernwood Makers Party Winter Bazaar
Saturday & Sunday, December 2nd & 3rd 11am to 5pm
At the new Gorge Park Pavilion 1070 Tillicum Rd

What are churros? Think Mexican donuts, only better! A crispy exterior with soft, chewy insides, Jorge uses Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free flour to make them. Deep-fried, then rolled in cinnamon and sugar, topped with your choice of strawberry, chocolate or caramel sauce. If you love ice cream, order the ‘Blizzard!’ CHURROS Instagram

Find CHURROS & MOR Food Truck at the Cook Street Village Food Court between Mercedes Lane and Hot & Cold Cafe See map
Enjoy picnic table seating underneath patio canopies and imagine yourself in Mexico.
Open Monday & Thursday 12 – 7 • Friday 11 – 8 • Saturday & Sunday 10 – 8 • Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

CHURROS & MOR ORIG WPSample Menu

  • Churros, House Churros, Churro Bites & Blizzard Churros
  • Dips: Chocolate, Strawberry, Caramel
  • Toppings: Marshmallows, Graham Cookies, Chocolate Chips, Whip Cream
  • Drinks – Chocolate, coffee, pop, bottle water, tea

About Jorge

While pursuing a poli-sci degree, Jorge (pronounced ‘Hor-he’) was inspired to start his own business. What better motivation than to share the recipes that his grandmother developed for his celiac father.  CHURROS & MOR was born!

Yes! Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet literally run through Jorge’s veins. His niece in England also shares the diagnosis. Her family has chosen a vegan lifestyle, so Jorge knows first hand how challenging it is to find delicious gluten-free AND vegan delicacies!

 

Sunday Brunch @ El Faro Market
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

El Faro BrunchEvery Sunday from 12-3pm, 100% Gluten-Free El Faro Market  offers a modest but amazing Brunch Menu!

Their most popular seller is the El Faro Omelette – a delicious bowl of Crispy Hash Browns with a Back Bacon, Cheese Omelette served with fresh green onion, chipotle, Fried Mushrooms, Avocado and Fresh Fruit!

Also on offer –  wait for it – deep-fried onion rings! (Sundays only) 

Delectable desserts always available. Now licensed for wine, beer and cider!

elfaromarket.comFacebook •  Instagramelfarofusion@yahoo.com • 250-951-6224
HOURS (starting June 29) Wednesday to Saturday 4-8:30pm.  Sunday 12-5pm

NEW! Ask about their 100% Gluten-Free Charcuterie Boards!

About El Faro

El Faro Sign 2“At El Faro, we create 100% gluten-free, naturally hand-crafted fusion cuisine. We believe that good food heals the body as well as the soul. All our dishes are vibrant, delicious, fresh and fun and made with locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients.” Learn more …

Testimonial

  • “We stopped in on Sunday and this place is great. At first we drove right past it, the outside doesn’t jump out at you as a restaurant. Don’t let that fool you, the food was outstanding. To me, the hallmark of a good/great celiac eatery is that as you eat your food, you would never know that everything is gluten free. Four of us weren’t celiac and the meal was delicious. Any time we venture as far north as Nanaimo, we’ll be taking a detour through Parksville to eat here, we barely scratched the surface of the menu.”

El Faro Artisan Flour Blend IGEl Faro Gluten Free Flour – Artisan Blend – Hand-crafted in Small Batches.

  • “Your flour has given me my life back. I can bake again for the first time in years, confidently.”

Watch the El Faro Flour video!
Secret El Faro Flour Scone Recipe!

From desserts to scones to fish & chips, El Faro’s Flour Blend forms the foundation of all of the baking at El Fusion’s 100% gluten-free restaurant. Now we can enjoy their artisan mix in our own kitchens!

“From hard times come small gifts. In the spring of 2019 we formulated our gluten free flour and then sidelined the project. During Covid we couldn’t find our favourite gluten-free flour and everything we tried just didn’t measure up to our expectations in creating our favourite baked goods.”

El Faro Double Chocolate Cake Bailey’s Buttercream Icing“We pulled out the formula we created and made our favourite scones with it. We nailed it!! The quality, taste and texture were beyond our wildest dreams for anything gluten free. We then shared it with our valued customers and friends for feedback and their overwhelming positive feedback and encouragement led us to you!! We are so excited for you to try our flour for all of your baking adventures!”

…….

“Today I made one of my favourite recipes that I haven’t been able to make for years … Toblerone Shortbread. Oh my goodness, they turned out so well! You’ve restored my faith in baking. Thank you so much!”

“We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to share your baking adventures with us at elfarofusion@yahoo.com

El Faro Fresh Gingercake Cream Cheese IcingTestimonials

“Little by little I am working through my favourite cookie recipes now using your flour. Nothing but success! These ones are particularly good, ginger crinkles! They turned out better than ever. With your flour I am actually thoroughly enjoying baking (and eating) my gluten-free treats again!”

Ingredients: Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Sorghum Flour, Sweet Rice Flour, Arrowroot Starch and Xanthan Gum.

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Dec
4
Mon
10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 4 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 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

Dec
5
Tue
10% Senior Discount – Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 5 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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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!

10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 5 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

art of slow food pepper's igPepper's Foods Gluten-Free Flyer

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

Celiac Dietitian at Your Fingertips! @ Instagram
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

‘Q&A Tuesdays on Instagram’

Your chance to submit any questions you may have on nutrition, education or receive downright free advice! Fellow celiac and expert Gluten-Free Dietitian, Selena De Vries, RD, is eager to help!  Ask by 4pm Pacific Time and get your answer the same day!

How it works!
1.  Visit Selena’s profile at https://www.instagram.com/celiac_dietitian/
2.  Click on her profile picture (screenshot 1)
3.  Wait until you see the “ask me a question” sticker and then click it and type your question (screenshot 2)
4. Receive your answer by clicking through Selena’s stories i.e. the same spot where you entered your question

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Selena De Vries The CelIac Dietitian 3I’m Selena – THE CELIAC DIETITIAN
I operate an online private practice specializing in the dietary management of celiac disease and the gluten free diet. And, I’m celiac too.

As the go-to expert on everything gluten free, I help people master the gluten-free diet so they can live gluten free with more ease. I take the ‘complicated’ out of the gluten free diet, and give you the practical and realistic advice you need so you can still live your life!

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If you find yourself avoiding eating out because of anxiety around cross contact, not knowing the right questions to ask, or not trusting that the staff are taking you seriously, then this online, group coaching course is for you.
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This online service is best suited to help people find relief of persistent symptoms such bloat, constipation, reflux, or fatigue. It is also helpful for newly diagnosed and people who prefer to work, solely, in a 1:1 capacity.
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Dec
6
Wed
10% Senior Discount – Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 6 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

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
Dec 6 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

art of slow food pepper's igPepper's Foods Gluten-Free Flyer

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

Dec
7
Thu
10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Dec 7 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

art of slow food pepper's igPepper's Foods Gluten-Free Flyer

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

Millstone Farm Shop @ Millstone Farm & Organics
Dec 7 @ 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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B-glutenfreevictoria European Baking @ Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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How to order! 

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Instagram via DM
bglutenfreevictoria@gmail.com
• 250-208-3646
• Pick up or delivery arranged when ordering.

Enjoy a selection of baguettes, bars , biscuits, bread, buns, cinnamon buns, coffee cakes, cookies, croissants, filled pastries, loaves (banana bread & orange cranberry,) muffins, pies & sourdough! Best of all! MINI DONUTS!

COMPLETE Market Schedule
TODAY’S APPEARANCES


Esquimalt Farmer's Market

ESQUIMALT FARMER’S MARKET – Thursdays 4:30 – 7:00
Indoor at Esquimalt Recreation Centre 527 Fraser St – October 5, 12, 19, 26 • November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & December 7, 14

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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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