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!

Feb
26
Mon
10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Feb 26 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

Burrito Mondays & Taco Tuesdays @ The Taco Hole
Feb 26 all-day

Taco Hole Cover

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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TheTacoHole_menu2

Taco-Revolution copy

Click for more information

Taco Revolution Foods

Click for more information

 

Feb
27
Tue
10% Senior Discount – Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ Pepper's Foods
Feb 27 all-day

Pepper's Foods Banner

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

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!

10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Feb 27 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

Burrito Mondays & Taco Tuesdays @ The Taco Hole
Feb 27 all-day

Taco Hole Cover

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

thetacohole.caFacebookInstagramhello@thetacohole.ca
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!

TheTacoHole_menu1

TheTacoHole_menu2

Taco-Revolution copy

Click for more information

Taco Revolution Foods

Click for more information

 

Tuesday 2 for 1 @ Totchos Family Restaurant
Feb 27 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!

Totchos.caFacebook • Instagram250-590-2322 • totchos22@gmail.com
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!
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan Soft Serve Dole Whip with Zero Sugar Toppings
Totcho's Gourmet TotsTotcho's Vegan & Veg TotsTotcho's Kids MealsTotcho's Drinks
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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!⁠

 

Celiac Dietitian at Your Fingertips! @ Instagram
Feb 27 @ 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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  • Does it feel like celiac disease is taking over your life?
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  • Are you thinking about celiac from the time you wake up, to the time you go to bed?
  • Are you worried about cross contact? ,
  • Does eating out feel frustrating?
  • Are you experiencing persistent symptoms?
  • Does celiac  disease often creep into your thoughts?

Well, no more. You’re in the right place now. And, it’s time for this to change!


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This online program combines 1:1 support and group coaching support. Sky rocket your knowledge beyond what most healthcare providers know and kick anxiety and stress to the curb. This hybrid program is the ultimate, A-Z, course that will help you live gluten free with more ease.
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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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Selena De Vries The CelIac Dietitian 71:1 Individual Coaching – Receive an Individualized Action Plan
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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Feb
28
Wed
10% Discount – Mention The Celiac Scene @ The Floating Fish Store
Feb 28 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 !!!!!

Click for English Menu • FrançaisEspañolDeutsch简体中
• 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
Feb 28 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
Feb 28 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

Feb
29
Thu
10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Feb 29 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

Millstone Farm Shop @ Millstone Farm & Organics
Feb 29 @ 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.

Shop Online

  • click on images below for more information
  • free shipping in Canada on orders over $75.00
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Organic, Gluten-Free Flours

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Organic Canvas Totes

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Natural Wool Dryer Balls

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Organic Shea Butter

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Mar
1
Fri
10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Mar 1 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
Mar 1 @ 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.

Shop Online

  • click on images below for more information
  • free shipping in Canada on orders over $75.00
Millstone Organic Flours

Organic, Gluten-Free Flours

Millstone Organics Canvas Totes ig

Organic Canvas Totes

Millstone Organics Dryer Balls ig

Natural Wool Dryer Balls

Millstone Organics Laundry Soap 2 ig

Organic Laundry Soap

Millstone Organics Shea Butter ig

Organic Shea Butter

Millstone Organics Essential Oils ig

Pure Essential Oils

Millstone Organics Produce Bags ig

Organic Produce Bags

Millstone Organics Eco Cloths ig

Eco Cloths

Millstone Organics Bulk Bags ig

Bulk Bags

Millstone Multi Purpose Brushes

Multi-Purpose Brushes

 


 

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

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

El Faro Market Flour @ Qualicum Beach Farmer's Market
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Qualicum Beach Farmer's MarketSaturdays, March 2 to April 27 8:30am to Noon
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Gluten-Free Cookies and El Faro Market’s famous flour for sale!


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

  • “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!
El Faro Chocolate Cookies!

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

HOURS: Thurs 4-8 • Fri + Sat 12-8 • Sun 12-5

“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.”

“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!”

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

Testimonials

“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!”

…….

“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!”

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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El Faro Fusion GF Fish & ChipsEl Faro Fusion 100% Gluten-Free Restaurant in Parksville
“We put love in our food and it comes back to us! If you’re one of life’s adventurers, you will always be welcome at El Faro.”

HOURS: Thurs 4-8 • Fri + Sat 12-8 • Sun 12-5

El Faro Fusion IG ReviewAbout El Faro

“At El Faro, we create 100% gluten-free, oat-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 …

  • “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.”

 

B-glutenfreevictoria European-Style Baking @ Victoria Women’s Expo
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Victoria Women's ExpoB-glutenfreevictoria 100% Gluten-Free European Style Desserts and Artisan Breads.

Victoria Women’s Expo March 2 & 3
10:00am – 5:00pm
Pearkes Rec Centre 3100 Tillicum Road
Adult Day Pass $8.00 Cash only. Children (12 years & under FREE)

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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, Metchosin Farmers Market and seasonal events!

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About 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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Millstone Farm Shop @ Millstone Farm & Organics
Mar 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.

Shop Online

  • click on images below for more information
  • free shipping in Canada on orders over $75.00
Millstone Organic Flours

Organic, Gluten-Free Flours

Millstone Organics Canvas Totes ig

Organic Canvas Totes

Millstone Organics Dryer Balls ig

Natural Wool Dryer Balls

Millstone Organics Laundry Soap 2 ig

Organic Laundry Soap

Millstone Organics Shea Butter ig

Organic Shea Butter

Millstone Organics Essential Oils ig

Pure Essential Oils

Millstone Organics Produce Bags ig

Organic Produce Bags

Millstone Organics Eco Cloths ig

Eco Cloths

Millstone Organics Bulk Bags ig

Bulk Bags

Millstone Multi Purpose Brushes

Multi-Purpose Brushes

 


 

Gluten Free Brunch @ Six Mile Pub
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Six Mile Pub Brunch Menu

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Enjoy a sumptuous celiac-safe brunch at Six Mile Pub Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 2pm. ‘GF’ or ‘GFO options’ are noted on their a la carte menu from Eggs Benny to Desserts. Families welcome! View Menu

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

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Six Mile Pub Believes in Great Food that just happens to be Gluten Free!
• All of Six Mile’s deep fryers are gluten free
• Proprietary gluten-free flours expertly blended in house
• Contraband flours are stored away from the prep hall
• Gluten-free kitchen guidelines in place
• Gluten-free education / staff training is ongoing
• Menu has GF icons marking house-made, gluten-free products. Enjoy!


SIX MILE PUB TC PEOPLE'S CHOICE #1 PUB

Providing us with the gluten-free options we love for Patio Dining, Take Out or Delivery: Bangers • Bean Tacos • Calamari • Crab Cake • Crispy Cauliflower • Fish & Chips • Nasi Goreng • Pan-Seared Cod • Perogies • Poutine • Seafood Paella • Shepherd’s Pie • SixNature Wings • Thai Chicken Salad & so much more! Decadent desserts, too!

Gluten-Free Beer! Whistler Forager in Bottles • Ciders • Glutenberg

Open for Indoor Dining, Take-Out & Delivery

  • MON – THURS 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • FRI & SAT 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • SUN 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • BRUNCH Sat & Sun 11am – 2pm
  • HAPPY HOUR Daily 3pm – 6pm
  • RIVERSIDE PATIO: open for seating between mid-Spring and mid-Fall.

The 160 year-old View Royal pub that served the Gold Rush has set the gold standard for gluten free! It has seating for over 300 guests, including some on the Riverside Patio that overlooks Millstream.

Their pub fare is created with culinary flare. Six Mile is proud to serve ‘SIX-Nature’ chicken wings, deep-fried halibut and – wait for it –  safe french fries, yam fries and even onion rings cooked in a dedicated deep fryer!

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

Be sure to ask for their ‘Feature Sheet!’Six Mile Gluten-Free Program

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

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

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

Six Mile Pub pulls out all the gluten-free stops – every Sunday! Gluten-free hotcake stack, eggs benedict, omelettes, hash browns and amazing desserts! Gots Kids? Ask to be seated in the Family Room and order from the Kids Menu!

Unique at The Six Mile

  • We do not own or use microwave ovens
  • Only high-quality oil is used in our fryers. While more costly, the quality is in the taste and the value is in its healthful properties
  • We serve handmade artisan products including pasta, sausages & bread
  • Our apiary produces an abundance of honey that we use in many recipes
  • All seafood options are recommended by the Vancouver Aquarium as ocean-friendly
  • Patrons of all ages (including minors) are always welcome

Six-Mile-Pub-Onion-Rings-Fish-ChipsThe historic Six Mile Pub is the Oldest Pub in BC. It has seating for over 300 guests, including some on the Riverside Patio that overlooks Millstream. All menu items, are prepared from scratch using thoughtfully and responsibly sourced ingredients.


David Wong, Six Mile PubOur Gluten-Free Hero & Industry Pioneer, David Wing is a 2023 BC Restaurant Hall of Fame Inductee! !

Owner of the Oldest Pub in British Columbia, the Six Mile Pub + Eatery, David considers himself an accidental restauranteur.

He was introduced to the restaurant industry by his brother-in-law, Joseph Heng, only as a means to pay for his studies at the University of Victoria. David had always aspired to become a clinical psychologist.

Chandlers Restaurant, a member of the Keg family of restaurants at the time, and where David was working as a bistro cook, offered him a full-time kitchen management position. David took the job, anticipating that he would eventually return to fulfill his dream of becoming a psychologist.

Before long, this accidental choice of livelihood had become a career. Ultimately, both the work of a clinical psychologist care of people, which had always been David’s impetus anyways.

Over the decades since, David has schooled himself across a wide spectrum of the industry – from managing corporate restaurants such as the Keg and Milestones, to running the food and beverage operations for a cruise ship, operating a tiny mom-and-pop wrap and smoothie health bar, and for the past 20+ years, owning and actively operating the oldest pub in BC, the Six Mile Pub + Eatery in Victoria. His focus on warm, authentic hospitality and wholesome foods has earned this heritage pub a “Best Pub to Take a Kid” award, as well as consecutive “Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Pub in Victoria”.

When he is not serving guests at his Pub, David along with his wife, Fancy, serves the community, with their Fancy + David Foundation, which funds charities, programs and activities that help steer local youths towards positive, productive pathways.

While he does not profess to know everything about the industry; In fact, he claims to know very little, he has been conducting weekly classes at his pub, to share what little he knows with his many young, passionate staff who are building careers in our industry.

At this stage of his accidental career, is to give a little back to the industry that has given him so much!


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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. 

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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