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!

Sep
18
Wed
20% Discount @ Floating Fish Store
Sep 18 all-day

Gluten-Free Wednesdays!
Mention The Celiac Scene when you place your Gluten-Free Order
ENJOY a 20% DISCOUNT (does not apply to alcoholic beverages)

NEW! Now serving Merridale Ciders – Gluten-Free

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Why the Gluten-Free Love the Floating Fish Store

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

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

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

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

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

Kudos to The Floating Fish Store

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

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All You Can Eat Fish & Chips @ Pirate Chips
Sep 18 all-day

DAILY SPECIALS – EAT IN ONLY

  • WEDNESDAYS: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $16.95
  • THURSDAYS: 2 for 1 burgers (while supplies last – $2 charge for GF bun)
  • FRIDAYS: Glasses of house wine $5 all day. 5-10pm: 2 for 1 appys
  • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live Music! Singing!
  • MONDAYS: Free coffee with any menu purchase. Strong, organic, free-trade. Roasted in Coombs.
  • TUESDAYS: Kids Under 8 Eat Free – when accompanied by adult (one kid per adult)

Pirate Chips Full Menu – Printer Friendly (Ask for the Little Matey Menu)

‘$-Signs’ on menus  indicate Gluten-Free. Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

#1-75 Front Street in Nanaimo – 250-753-2447
piratechips.ca • Facebook • Mon-Thurs 11-10pm • Fri-Sat 11-midnight • Sundays 11-8

Pirate Chips Nanaimo FB logo

If you’re looking for local scratch cooking that isn’t afraid to get weird, set sail to Pirate Chips in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. Meet their quirky crew and try one of their unique gluten-free menu items in the relaxed atmosphere of our downtown diner – we won’t judge you, and your taste buds will thank you!

Fans from out of town love Pirate Chips for their legendary deep-fried gluten-free delights – Gluten-Free Deep-Fried S’mores – and locals know them as the best place for fresh local seafood in Nanaimo. With quality as the backbone of every one of their recipes, you can trust our food to make you and your family smile.

Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Make your needs known when ordering and the Pirate Chips Crew will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal. Pirate Chips asks that we please allow time for this process.

Pirate Chips has TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers and offer gluten-free buns for hamburgers, oysters and halibut burgers! Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups, Poke Bowls and New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Plenty of vegetarian options, too! Pirate Bling available for purchase!

Pirate Chips 3APPETIZE-ARRS

  • TREASURE CHEST – Hand breaded calamari, clam strips, Zucchini, O-rings, 3 Prawns
  • $BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS – 3 huge scallops hand wrapped in prosciutto, finished on the grill
  • BUFFALO PRAWNS – Just like the chicken wings, served with blue cheese sauce with veggies
  • GRILLED$ OR PANKO PRAWNS – With veggies and dip
  • FRIED OYSTERS – 3 Large Fanny Bay Oysters Panko breaded and deep-fried. Served with house Chipotle and house Tartar
  • $STEAMED CLAMS – 1/2pound fresh local clams served in the shell, steamed open with white wine, garlic and butter with fresh fry bread
  • $STEAMED MUSSELS – 1LB of steamed pei mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
  • $CALAMARI – Half & Full – tender Calamari, light and crisp. Served with house made tzatziki
  • $NACHO CRISPS – Half & Full – Crisp potato chips fried in house, topped with cheddar, green onion, and tomato. Fixings like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream all come on the side – ADD pulled Pork or ground Beef

START-ARRS

  • DEEP FRIED PICKLES – Wedge cut breaded pickles, served with house dill
  • DEEP FRIED MAC and CHEESE BITES – Creamy nostalgic mac and cheese deep-fried
  • ZUCHINNI STIX – Breaded Zucchini served with house made Tzatziki
  • ONION RINGS – Beer battered Onion Rings, served with house made Tartar
  • $SWEET POTATO FRIES – Served with house made Chipotle on the side
  • $PIRATE CHIPS Small & Large – Hand cut, locally grown, double fried, Kennebec Potatoes. Voted the best in the city for 14 years

SOUP AND SALADS

  • $CAESAR – Traditional Caesar Salad- enough for 2! with bacon and fry bread
  • $GARDEN SALAD – Romaine, shredded cabbage, cucumber, tomato, green onion
  • ADD grilled chicken – Grilled prawns, 5 buffalo prawns, or Salmon – 7.95
  • $HOUSEMADE COLESLAW
  • $CLAM CHOWDAR SOUP – Cup or Bowl – Fresh local clams served in the shell. Not heavy but still creamy. Seriously the very best in town. Limited supply.

Poke Bowl Pirate Chips Nanaimo ig$FISH AND CHIPS

Fresh fried Fish in your choice of Original batter, Panko bread, or Gluten-free batter. Served with their Famous chips and house-made slaw.

  • $Pacific COD – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HADDOCK – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HALIBUT – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • VEGAN FISH – Plant based fish patties and fries – single or double portions – sorry no options on batter
  • $BBQ GRILLED SOCKEYE SALMON – one or two pieces – 6oz sockeye salmon filet, grilled with bbq sauce. Served with our famous fries and coleslaw.
  • PRAWNS AND CHIPS – Your choice of $prawns- grilled, panko, or spicy hot buffalo. Served with our famous chips and coleslaw.
  • $*-NEW-PIRATES POKE”’ BOWL – Coconut/cilantro infused rice, peppers cucumber, avocado, spicy sriracha mayo, seaweed, green onion and sesame seeds. Choose from ahi raw tuna, panko prawn or fried tofu

POUTINE

Made with our famous fries, fresh squeaky local cheese, and yummy gravy. Sub fries for- tater tots, sweet potatoes, or O-rings. Can add Small & Large.

  • TRADITIONAL – Small & Large – Squeaky-est local cheese curds. You’ will think you are in Quebec
  • PULLED PORK POUTINE – Made with slow roasted Dr. pepper pulled pork topped with chips and green onion
  • POUTINE WITH LOVE – Small & Large – Traditional poutine with green onions, real bacon, and house made Chipotle

MATIES FAVOURITES

  • CHILI CHEESE FRIES – Small & Large – House made chili with our famous fries, topped with Cheddar and green onions- SO FILLING!!
  • BOWL “O” CHILI – Topped with chedder and green onion. Served with fry bread,
  • $PULLED PORK SANDWICH – Slow roasted in house Dr. Pepper pulled pork, with swiss and slaw. On a multi grain bun, served with fries. Gluten free bun available for added charge
  • $CHICKEN STRIPS AND CHIPS – Breaded chicken strips served with our famous chips, with your choice of dipping sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED PEROGIES – Small & Large – Served with cheddar and green onion. Sour cream and fakin bits on the side. ADD real bacon for

BLACKBEARDS BURGERS

All our beef is locally ground Albertan beef, handmade 5.5oz fresh beef with no filler • Buns are fresh and locally baked • All burgers include fries • ADD poutine, bacon,  sautéed mushrooms or onions • Sub fries for Soup Salad, sweet potatoes, crisps, O-rings, or tater tots • Gluten-free bun$ available – add $2

  • $BEEF BURGER – Comes with tomato, lettuce, pickles, garlic mayo. ADD cheese.
  • $DOUBLE BACON CHEESE BURGER – 2-5.5oz patties, with double bacon and cheese. No veg.
  • $PEANUT BUTTER BACON BURGER – Our best seller. Creamy peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, onion rings. Tomato, lettuce, pickle and garlic mayo.
  • BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGER – 4oz breaded chicken breast, tossed in hot Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese. Lettuce, tomato, mayo
  • CHICKEN BLT BURGER – Breaded or grilled chicken breast$, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo.
  • OYSTER BURGER – 2 large Fanny Bay oysters, breaded and fried, served with slaw and chipos
  • $FISH BURGER – 4oz Fried cod, with slaw, cheddar and tartar.
  • $SALMON BURGER – 6oz sockeye salmon charbroiled. BBQ sauce, Lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and Garlic mayo.
  • VEGGIE BURGER – 4oz veggie patty, served with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo

MERMAIDS TREASURES

  • DEEP FRIED NANAIMO BAR – Home of the original, featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den 2010. Served with Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, drizzled in chocolate sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED CHOCOLATE BAR – Mars, Snickers, or Toblerone. ADD whip cream .50 ice cream and whip cream 1.00
  • DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM – Way too good for kids! Maple Walnut ice cream, wrapped in phylo and topped with homemade caramel sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED BANANA SPLIT – 2 deep fried bananas served with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry sauce. Topped with whip cream- Best if shared.
  • MINI DOUGHNUT SUNDAE  – French vanilla ice cream and mini doughnuts drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce, topped with whip cream.
  • $DEEP FRIED SMORES – A Canadian classic with a twist, served with ice-cream and whip
  • DEEP FRIED NY CHEESECAKE – Cheesecake wrapped in tortilla, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with whip cream and drizzled with your choice of sauce.
  • KEY LIME CHEESECAKE – Served with whip and chocolate sauce, perfect finish.
  • $CHOCOLATE TORTE – Super rich and chocolaty. Hits all the spots
  • OREO TREAT – 3 OREOS sandwiched together with Nutella and deep-fried, served with ice cream
  • $VANILLA ICE CREAM with choice of topping
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Sep 18 all-day

A must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking – full stop!
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays)

Wild Poppy serves savoury breakfasts and light lunches with soup, baguettes and everything you could ask for in a deli – all from documented to be gluten-free, peanut-free ingredients. Nut-free and vegan options available.

Daily Specials – with delicious photos – are posted on their Facebook page!

Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights. Click here for map.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays • 250-924-8696

Gluten-Free Tarts

Testimonial: “We had Madeline’s cousin visiting from Halifax for a couple weeks. When we toured them up to Chemainus/Ladysmith all eight of us (one celiac) enjoyed a delicious meal at Wild Poppy. We had to have take out as the restaurant was full. Wonderful to see.”

Kids Menu Wild Poppy Bakery

“After every bite, Sophie said, “Yum! Best eggs I’ve ever had.”

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Wild Poppy Gluten-Free Breakfast.Wild Poppy Gluten-Free LunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten-Free Baking PlatterWild Poppy Gluten-Free Wedding CakesWild Poppy Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Wild Poppy Gingerbread House


Old Town Wild Poppy Bakery

As co-owners of the Old Town (Wheat) Bakery at 510 1st Avenue in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, Kate Cram and husband Geoff could easily be considered local celebrities!  As an ‘Associate with the Culinary Institute of America‘ who also undertook to certify as a Red Seal Baker in Canada, Kate is truly baker’s baker!

Watch the video that tells the tale of these husband and wife bakeries. Wild Poppy starts at the 3 minute, 15 second mark!

Two children later, Kate and Geoff’s young sons began to experience persistent health issues that had them resorting to a gluten-free diet in search of relief.  The improvement was nothing short of remarkable and a heads up to Kate that gluten may be taking a toll on her own health. The couple found themselves at a professional and personal cross roads with Kate contemplating the end of a career she loved, and their children unable to  set foot within the family business.

That’s how Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro was born! 

 

Sep
19
Thu
2 for 1 Burgers @ Pirate Chips
Sep 19 all-day

Pirate Chips LogoDAILY SPECIALS – EAT IN ONLY

  • THURSDAYS: 2 for 1 burgers (while supplies last – $2 charge for GF bun)
  • FRIDAYS: Glasses of house wine $5 all day. 5-10pm: 2 for 1 appys
  • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live Music! Singing!
  • MONDAYS: Free coffee with any menu purchase. Strong, organic, free-trade. Roasted in Coombs.
  • TUESDAYS: Kids Under 8 Eat Free – when accompanied by adult (one kid per adult)
  • WEDNESDAYS: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $16.95

Pirate Chips Full Menu – Printer Friendly (Ask for the Little Matey Menu)

‘$-Signs’ on menus  indicate Gluten-Free. Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

#1-75 Front Street in Nanaimo – 250-753-2447
piratechips.ca • Facebook • Mon-Thurs 11-10pm • Fri-Sat 11-midnight • Sundays 11-8

Pirate Chips Nanaimo FB logo

If you’re looking for local scratch cooking that isn’t afraid to get weird, set sail to Pirate Chips in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. Meet their quirky crew and try one of their unique gluten-free menu items in the relaxed atmosphere of our downtown diner – we won’t judge you, and your taste buds will thank you!

Fans from out of town love Pirate Chips for their legendary deep-fried gluten-free delights – Gluten-Free Deep-Fried S’mores – and locals know them as the best place for fresh local seafood in Nanaimo. With quality as the backbone of every one of their recipes, you can trust our food to make you and your family smile.

Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Make your needs known when ordering and the Pirate Chips Crew will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal. Pirate Chips asks that we please allow time for this process.

Pirate Chips has TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers and offer gluten-free buns for hamburgers, oysters and halibut burgers! Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups, Poke Bowls and New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Plenty of vegetarian options, too! Pirate Bling available for purchase!

Pirate Chips 3APPETIZE-ARRS

  • TREASURE CHEST – Hand breaded calamari, clam strips, Zucchini, O-rings, 3 Prawns
  • $BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS – 3 huge scallops hand wrapped in prosciutto, finished on the grill
  • BUFFALO PRAWNS – Just like the chicken wings, served with blue cheese sauce with veggies
  • GRILLED$ OR PANKO PRAWNS – With veggies and dip
  • FRIED OYSTERS – 3 Large Fanny Bay Oysters Panko breaded and deep-fried. Served with house Chipotle and house Tartar
  • $STEAMED CLAMS – 1/2pound fresh local clams served in the shell, steamed open with white wine, garlic and butter with fresh fry bread
  • $STEAMED MUSSELS – 1LB of steamed pei mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
  • $CALAMARI – Half & Full – tender Calamari, light and crisp. Served with house made tzatziki
  • $NACHO CRISPS – Half & Full – Crisp potato chips fried in house, topped with cheddar, green onion, and tomato. Fixings like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream all come on the side – ADD pulled Pork or ground Beef

START-ARRS

  • DEEP FRIED PICKLES – Wedge cut breaded pickles, served with house dill
  • DEEP FRIED MAC and CHEESE BITES – Creamy nostalgic mac and cheese deep-fried
  • ZUCHINNI STIX – Breaded Zucchini served with house made Tzatziki
  • ONION RINGS – Beer battered Onion Rings, served with house made Tartar
  • $SWEET POTATO FRIES – Served with house made Chipotle on the side
  • $PIRATE CHIPS Small & Large – Hand cut, locally grown, double fried, Kennebec Potatoes. Voted the best in the city for 14 years

SOUP AND SALADS

  • $CAESAR – Traditional Caesar Salad- enough for 2! with bacon and fry bread
  • $GARDEN SALAD – Romaine, shredded cabbage, cucumber, tomato, green onion
  • ADD grilled chicken – Grilled prawns, 5 buffalo prawns, or Salmon – 7.95
  • $HOUSEMADE COLESLAW
  • $CLAM CHOWDAR SOUP – Cup or Bowl – Fresh local clams served in the shell. Not heavy but still creamy. Seriously the very best in town. Limited supply.

Poke Bowl Pirate Chips Nanaimo ig$FISH AND CHIPS

Fresh fried Fish in your choice of Original batter, Panko bread, or Gluten-free batter. Served with their Famous chips and house-made slaw.

  • $Pacific COD – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HADDOCK – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HALIBUT – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • VEGAN FISH – Plant based fish patties and fries – single or double portions – sorry no options on batter
  • $BBQ GRILLED SOCKEYE SALMON – one or two pieces – 6oz sockeye salmon filet, grilled with bbq sauce. Served with our famous fries and coleslaw.
  • PRAWNS AND CHIPS – Your choice of $prawns- grilled, panko, or spicy hot buffalo. Served with our famous chips and coleslaw.
  • $*-NEW-PIRATES POKE”’ BOWL – Coconut/cilantro infused rice, peppers cucumber, avocado, spicy sriracha mayo, seaweed, green onion and sesame seeds. Choose from ahi raw tuna, panko prawn or fried tofu

POUTINE

Made with our famous fries, fresh squeaky local cheese, and yummy gravy. Sub fries for- tater tots, sweet potatoes, or O-rings. Can add Small & Large.

  • TRADITIONAL – Small & Large – Squeaky-est local cheese curds. You’ will think you are in Quebec
  • PULLED PORK POUTINE – Made with slow roasted Dr. pepper pulled pork topped with chips and green onion
  • POUTINE WITH LOVE – Small & Large – Traditional poutine with green onions, real bacon, and house made Chipotle

MATIES FAVOURITES

  • CHILI CHEESE FRIES – Small & Large – House made chili with our famous fries, topped with Cheddar and green onions- SO FILLING!!
  • BOWL “O” CHILI – Topped with chedder and green onion. Served with fry bread,
  • $PULLED PORK SANDWICH – Slow roasted in house Dr. Pepper pulled pork, with swiss and slaw. On a multi grain bun, served with fries. Gluten free bun available for added charge
  • $CHICKEN STRIPS AND CHIPS – Breaded chicken strips served with our famous chips, with your choice of dipping sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED PEROGIES – Small & Large – Served with cheddar and green onion. Sour cream and fakin bits on the side. ADD real bacon for

BLACKBEARDS BURGERS

All our beef is locally ground Albertan beef, handmade 5.5oz fresh beef with no filler • Buns are fresh and locally baked • All burgers include fries • ADD poutine, bacon,  sautéed mushrooms or onions • Sub fries for Soup Salad, sweet potatoes, crisps, O-rings, or tater tots • Gluten-free bun$ available – add $2

  • $BEEF BURGER – Comes with tomato, lettuce, pickles, garlic mayo. ADD cheese.
  • $DOUBLE BACON CHEESE BURGER – 2-5.5oz patties, with double bacon and cheese. No veg.
  • $PEANUT BUTTER BACON BURGER – Our best seller. Creamy peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, onion rings. Tomato, lettuce, pickle and garlic mayo.
  • BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGER – 4oz breaded chicken breast, tossed in hot Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese. Lettuce, tomato, mayo
  • CHICKEN BLT BURGER – Breaded or grilled chicken breast$, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo.
  • OYSTER BURGER – 2 large Fanny Bay oysters, breaded and fried, served with slaw and chipos
  • $FISH BURGER – 4oz Fried cod, with slaw, cheddar and tartar.
  • $SALMON BURGER – 6oz sockeye salmon charbroiled. BBQ sauce, Lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and Garlic mayo.
  • VEGGIE BURGER – 4oz veggie patty, served with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo

MERMAIDS TREASURES

  • DEEP FRIED NANAIMO BAR – Home of the original, featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den 2010. Served with Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, drizzled in chocolate sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED CHOCOLATE BAR – Mars, Snickers, or Toblerone. ADD whip cream .50 ice cream and whip cream 1.00
  • DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM – Way too good for kids! Maple Walnut ice cream, wrapped in phylo and topped with homemade caramel sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED BANANA SPLIT – 2 deep fried bananas served with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry sauce. Topped with whip cream- Best if shared.
  • MINI DOUGHNUT SUNDAE  – French vanilla ice cream and mini doughnuts drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce, topped with whip cream.
  • $DEEP FRIED SMORES – A Canadian classic with a twist, served with ice-cream and whip
  • DEEP FRIED NY CHEESECAKE – Cheesecake wrapped in tortilla, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with whip cream and drizzled with your choice of sauce.
  • KEY LIME CHEESECAKE – Served with whip and chocolate sauce, perfect finish.
  • $CHOCOLATE TORTE – Super rich and chocolaty. Hits all the spots
  • OREO TREAT – 3 OREOS sandwiched together with Nutella and deep-fried, served with ice cream
  • $VANILLA ICE CREAM with choice of topping
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Sep 19 all-day

A must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking – full stop!
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays)

Wild Poppy serves savoury breakfasts and light lunches with soup, baguettes and everything you could ask for in a deli – all from documented to be gluten-free, peanut-free ingredients. Nut-free and vegan options available.

Daily Specials – with delicious photos – are posted on their Facebook page!

Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights. Click here for map.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays • 250-924-8696

Gluten-Free Tarts

Testimonial: “We had Madeline’s cousin visiting from Halifax for a couple weeks. When we toured them up to Chemainus/Ladysmith all eight of us (one celiac) enjoyed a delicious meal at Wild Poppy. We had to have take out as the restaurant was full. Wonderful to see.”

Kids Menu Wild Poppy Bakery

“After every bite, Sophie said, “Yum! Best eggs I’ve ever had.”

Wild Poppy Front Case

Wild Poppy Gluten-Free Breakfast.Wild Poppy Gluten-Free LunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten-Free Baking PlatterWild Poppy Gluten-Free Wedding CakesWild Poppy Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Wild Poppy Gingerbread House


Old Town Wild Poppy Bakery

As co-owners of the Old Town (Wheat) Bakery at 510 1st Avenue in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, Kate Cram and husband Geoff could easily be considered local celebrities!  As an ‘Associate with the Culinary Institute of America‘ who also undertook to certify as a Red Seal Baker in Canada, Kate is truly baker’s baker!

Watch the video that tells the tale of these husband and wife bakeries. Wild Poppy starts at the 3 minute, 15 second mark!

Two children later, Kate and Geoff’s young sons began to experience persistent health issues that had them resorting to a gluten-free diet in search of relief.  The improvement was nothing short of remarkable and a heads up to Kate that gluten may be taking a toll on her own health. The couple found themselves at a professional and personal cross roads with Kate contemplating the end of a career she loved, and their children unable to  set foot within the family business.

That’s how Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro was born! 

 

Sep
20
Fri
$5 House Wine – 2 for 1 Appys @ Pirate Chips
Sep 20 all-day

Pirate Chips LogoDAILY SPECIALS – EAT IN ONLY

  • FRIDAYS: Glasses of house wine $5 all day. 5-10pm: 2 for 1 appys
  • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live Music! Singing!
  • MONDAYS: Free coffee with any menu purchase. Strong, organic, free-trade. Roasted in Coombs.
  • TUESDAYS: Kids Under 8 Eat Free – when accompanied by adult (one kid per adult)
  • WEDNESDAYS: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $16.95
  • THURSDAYS: 2 for 1 burgers (while supplies last – $2 charge for GF bun)

Pirate Chips Full Menu – Printer Friendly (Ask for the Little Matey Menu)

‘$-Signs’ on menus  indicate Gluten-Free. Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

#1-75 Front Street in Nanaimo – 250-753-2447
piratechips.ca • Facebook • Mon-Thurs 11-10pm • Fri-Sat 11-midnight • Sundays 11-8Pirate Chips Nanaimo FB logo

If you’re looking for local scratch cooking that isn’t afraid to get weird, set sail to Pirate Chips in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. Meet their quirky crew and try one of their unique gluten-free menu items in the relaxed atmosphere of our downtown diner – we won’t judge you, and your taste buds will thank you!

Fans from out of town love Pirate Chips for their legendary deep-fried gluten-free delights – Gluten-Free Deep-Fried S’mores – and locals know them as the best place for fresh local seafood in Nanaimo. With quality as the backbone of every one of their recipes, you can trust our food to make you and your family smile.

Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Make your needs known when ordering and the Pirate Chips Crew will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal. Pirate Chips asks that we please allow time for this process.

Pirate Chips has TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers and offer gluten-free buns for hamburgers, oysters and halibut burgers! Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups, Poke Bowls and New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Plenty of vegetarian options, too! Pirate Bling available for purchase!

Pirate Chips 3APPETIZE-ARRS

  • TREASURE CHEST – Hand breaded calamari, clam strips, Zucchini, O-rings, 3 Prawns
  • $BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS – 3 huge scallops hand wrapped in prosciutto, finished on the grill
  • BUFFALO PRAWNS – Just like the chicken wings, served with blue cheese sauce with veggies
  • GRILLED$ OR PANKO PRAWNS – With veggies and dip
  • FRIED OYSTERS – 3 Large Fanny Bay Oysters Panko breaded and deep-fried. Served with house Chipotle and house Tartar
  • $STEAMED CLAMS – 1/2pound fresh local clams served in the shell, steamed open with white wine, garlic and butter with fresh fry bread
  • $STEAMED MUSSELS – 1LB of steamed pei mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
  • $CALAMARI – Half & Full – tender Calamari, light and crisp. Served with house made tzatziki
  • $NACHO CRISPS – Half & Full – Crisp potato chips fried in house, topped with cheddar, green onion, and tomato. Fixings like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream all come on the side – ADD pulled Pork or ground Beef

START-ARRS

  • DEEP FRIED PICKLES – Wedge cut breaded pickles, served with house dill
  • DEEP FRIED MAC and CHEESE BITES – Creamy nostalgic mac and cheese deep-fried
  • ZUCHINNI STIX – Breaded Zucchini served with house made Tzatziki
  • ONION RINGS – Beer battered Onion Rings, served with house made Tartar
  • $SWEET POTATO FRIES – Served with house made Chipotle on the side
  • $PIRATE CHIPS Small & Large – Hand cut, locally grown, double fried, Kennebec Potatoes. Voted the best in the city for 14 years

SOUP AND SALADS

  • $CAESAR – Traditional Caesar Salad- enough for 2! with bacon and fry bread
  • $GARDEN SALAD – Romaine, shredded cabbage, cucumber, tomato, green onion
  • ADD grilled chicken – Grilled prawns, 5 buffalo prawns, or Salmon – 7.95
  • $HOUSEMADE COLESLAW
  • $CLAM CHOWDAR SOUP – Cup or Bowl – Fresh local clams served in the shell. Not heavy but still creamy. Seriously the very best in town. Limited supply.

Poke Bowl Pirate Chips Nanaimo ig$FISH AND CHIPS

Fresh fried Fish in your choice of Original batter, Panko bread, or Gluten-free batter. Served with their Famous chips and house-made slaw.

  • $Pacific COD – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HADDOCK – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HALIBUT – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • VEGAN FISH – Plant based fish patties and fries – single or double portions – sorry no options on batter
  • $BBQ GRILLED SOCKEYE SALMON – one or two pieces – 6oz sockeye salmon filet, grilled with bbq sauce. Served with our famous fries and coleslaw.
  • PRAWNS AND CHIPS – Your choice of $prawns- grilled, panko, or spicy hot buffalo. Served with our famous chips and coleslaw.
  • $*-NEW-PIRATES POKE”’ BOWL – Coconut/cilantro infused rice, peppers cucumber, avocado, spicy sriracha mayo, seaweed, green onion and sesame seeds. Choose from ahi raw tuna, panko prawn or fried tofu

POUTINE

Made with our famous fries, fresh squeaky local cheese, and yummy gravy. Sub fries for- tater tots, sweet potatoes, or O-rings. Can add Small & Large.

  • TRADITIONAL – Small & Large – Squeaky-est local cheese curds. You’ will think you are in Quebec
  • PULLED PORK POUTINE – Made with slow roasted Dr. pepper pulled pork topped with chips and green onion
  • POUTINE WITH LOVE – Small & Large – Traditional poutine with green onions, real bacon, and house made Chipotle

MATIES FAVOURITES

  • CHILI CHEESE FRIES – Small & Large – House made chili with our famous fries, topped with Cheddar and green onions- SO FILLING!!
  • BOWL “O” CHILI – Topped with chedder and green onion. Served with fry bread,
  • $PULLED PORK SANDWICH – Slow roasted in house Dr. Pepper pulled pork, with swiss and slaw. On a multi grain bun, served with fries. Gluten free bun available for added charge
  • $CHICKEN STRIPS AND CHIPS – Breaded chicken strips served with our famous chips, with your choice of dipping sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED PEROGIES – Small & Large – Served with cheddar and green onion. Sour cream and fakin bits on the side. ADD real bacon for

BLACKBEARDS BURGERS

All our beef is locally ground Albertan beef, handmade 5.5oz fresh beef with no filler • Buns are fresh and locally baked • All burgers include fries • ADD poutine, bacon,  sautéed mushrooms or onions • Sub fries for Soup Salad, sweet potatoes, crisps, O-rings, or tater tots • Gluten-free bun$ available – add $2

  • $BEEF BURGER – Comes with tomato, lettuce, pickles, garlic mayo. ADD cheese.
  • $DOUBLE BACON CHEESE BURGER – 2-5.5oz patties, with double bacon and cheese. No veg.
  • $PEANUT BUTTER BACON BURGER – Our best seller. Creamy peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, onion rings. Tomato, lettuce, pickle and garlic mayo.
  • BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGER – 4oz breaded chicken breast, tossed in hot Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese. Lettuce, tomato, mayo
  • CHICKEN BLT BURGER – Breaded or grilled chicken breast$, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo.
  • OYSTER BURGER – 2 large Fanny Bay oysters, breaded and fried, served with slaw and chipos
  • $FISH BURGER – 4oz Fried cod, with slaw, cheddar and tartar.
  • $SALMON BURGER – 6oz sockeye salmon charbroiled. BBQ sauce, Lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and Garlic mayo.
  • VEGGIE BURGER – 4oz veggie patty, served with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo

MERMAIDS TREASURES

  • DEEP FRIED NANAIMO BAR – Home of the original, featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den 2010. Served with Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, drizzled in chocolate sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED CHOCOLATE BAR – Mars, Snickers, or Toblerone. ADD whip cream .50 ice cream and whip cream 1.00
  • DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM – Way too good for kids! Maple Walnut ice cream, wrapped in phylo and topped with homemade caramel sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED BANANA SPLIT – 2 deep fried bananas served with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry sauce. Topped with whip cream- Best if shared.
  • MINI DOUGHNUT SUNDAE  – French vanilla ice cream and mini doughnuts drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce, topped with whip cream.
  • $DEEP FRIED SMORES – A Canadian classic with a twist, served with ice-cream and whip
  • DEEP FRIED NY CHEESECAKE – Cheesecake wrapped in tortilla, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with whip cream and drizzled with your choice of sauce.
  • KEY LIME CHEESECAKE – Served with whip and chocolate sauce, perfect finish.
  • $CHOCOLATE TORTE – Super rich and chocolaty. Hits all the spots
  • OREO TREAT – 3 OREOS sandwiched together with Nutella and deep-fried, served with ice cream
  • $VANILLA ICE CREAM with choice of topping
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Sep 20 all-day

A must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking – full stop!
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays)

Wild Poppy serves savoury breakfasts and light lunches with soup, baguettes and everything you could ask for in a deli – all from documented to be gluten-free, peanut-free ingredients. Nut-free and vegan options available.

Daily Specials – with delicious photos – are posted on their Facebook page!

Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights. Click here for map.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays • 250-924-8696

Gluten-Free Tarts

Testimonial: “We had Madeline’s cousin visiting from Halifax for a couple weeks. When we toured them up to Chemainus/Ladysmith all eight of us (one celiac) enjoyed a delicious meal at Wild Poppy. We had to have take out as the restaurant was full. Wonderful to see.”

Kids Menu Wild Poppy Bakery

“After every bite, Sophie said, “Yum! Best eggs I’ve ever had.”

Wild Poppy Front Case

Wild Poppy Gluten-Free Breakfast.Wild Poppy Gluten-Free LunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten-Free Baking PlatterWild Poppy Gluten-Free Wedding CakesWild Poppy Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Wild Poppy Gingerbread House


Old Town Wild Poppy Bakery

As co-owners of the Old Town (Wheat) Bakery at 510 1st Avenue in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, Kate Cram and husband Geoff could easily be considered local celebrities!  As an ‘Associate with the Culinary Institute of America‘ who also undertook to certify as a Red Seal Baker in Canada, Kate is truly baker’s baker!

Watch the video that tells the tale of these husband and wife bakeries. Wild Poppy starts at the 3 minute, 15 second mark!

Two children later, Kate and Geoff’s young sons began to experience persistent health issues that had them resorting to a gluten-free diet in search of relief.  The improvement was nothing short of remarkable and a heads up to Kate that gluten may be taking a toll on her own health. The couple found themselves at a professional and personal cross roads with Kate contemplating the end of a career she loved, and their children unable to  set foot within the family business.

That’s how Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro was born! 

 

Sep
21
Sat
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Sep 21 all-day

A must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking – full stop!
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays)

Wild Poppy serves savoury breakfasts and light lunches with soup, baguettes and everything you could ask for in a deli – all from documented to be gluten-free, peanut-free ingredients. Nut-free and vegan options available.

Daily Specials – with delicious photos – are posted on their Facebook page!

Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights. Click here for map.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays • 250-924-8696

Gluten-Free Tarts

Testimonial: “We had Madeline’s cousin visiting from Halifax for a couple weeks. When we toured them up to Chemainus/Ladysmith all eight of us (one celiac) enjoyed a delicious meal at Wild Poppy. We had to have take out as the restaurant was full. Wonderful to see.”

Kids Menu Wild Poppy Bakery

“After every bite, Sophie said, “Yum! Best eggs I’ve ever had.”

Wild Poppy Front Case

Wild Poppy Gluten-Free Breakfast.Wild Poppy Gluten-Free LunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten-Free Baking PlatterWild Poppy Gluten-Free Wedding CakesWild Poppy Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Wild Poppy Gingerbread House


Old Town Wild Poppy Bakery

As co-owners of the Old Town (Wheat) Bakery at 510 1st Avenue in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, Kate Cram and husband Geoff could easily be considered local celebrities!  As an ‘Associate with the Culinary Institute of America‘ who also undertook to certify as a Red Seal Baker in Canada, Kate is truly baker’s baker!

Watch the video that tells the tale of these husband and wife bakeries. Wild Poppy starts at the 3 minute, 15 second mark!

Two children later, Kate and Geoff’s young sons began to experience persistent health issues that had them resorting to a gluten-free diet in search of relief.  The improvement was nothing short of remarkable and a heads up to Kate that gluten may be taking a toll on her own health. The couple found themselves at a professional and personal cross roads with Kate contemplating the end of a career she loved, and their children unable to  set foot within the family business.

That’s how Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro was born! 

 

Sep
23
Mon
Free Coffee with Menu Purchase @ Pirate Chips
Sep 23 all-day

Pirate Chips LogoDAILY SPECIALS – EAT IN ONLY

  • MONDAYS: Free coffee with any menu purchase. Strong, organic, free-trade. Roasted in Coombs.
  • TUESDAYS: Kids Under 8 Eat Free – when accompanied by adult (one kid per adult)
  • WEDNESDAYS: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $16.95
  • THURSDAYS: 2 for 1 burgers (while supplies last – $2 charge for GF bun)
  • FRIDAYS: Glasses of house wine $5 all day. 5-10pm: 2 for 1 appys
  • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live Music! Singing!

Pirate Chips Full Menu – Printer Friendly (Ask for the Little Matey Menu)

‘$-Signs’ on menus  indicate Gluten-Free. Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

#1-75 Front Street in Nanaimo – 250-753-2447
piratechips.ca • Facebook • Mon-Thurs 11-10pm • Fri-Sat 11-midnight • Sundays 11-8Pirate Chips Nanaimo FB logo

If you’re looking for local scratch cooking that isn’t afraid to get weird, set sail to Pirate Chips in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. Meet their quirky crew and try one of their unique gluten-free menu items in the relaxed atmosphere of our downtown diner – we won’t judge you, and your taste buds will thank you!

Fans from out of town love Pirate Chips for their legendary deep-fried gluten-free delights – Gluten-Free Deep-Fried S’mores – and locals know them as the best place for fresh local seafood in Nanaimo. With quality as the backbone of every one of their recipes, you can trust our food to make you and your family smile.

Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Make your needs known when ordering and the Pirate Chips Crew will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal. Pirate Chips asks that we please allow time for this process.

Pirate Chips has TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers and offer gluten-free buns for hamburgers, oysters and halibut burgers! Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups, Poke Bowls and New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Plenty of vegetarian options, too! Pirate Bling available for purchase!

Pirate Chips 3APPETIZE-ARRS

  • TREASURE CHEST – Hand breaded calamari, clam strips, Zucchini, O-rings, 3 Prawns
  • $BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS – 3 huge scallops hand wrapped in prosciutto, finished on the grill
  • BUFFALO PRAWNS – Just like the chicken wings, served with blue cheese sauce with veggies
  • GRILLED$ OR PANKO PRAWNS – With veggies and dip
  • FRIED OYSTERS – 3 Large Fanny Bay Oysters Panko breaded and deep-fried. Served with house Chipotle and house Tartar
  • $STEAMED CLAMS – 1/2pound fresh local clams served in the shell, steamed open with white wine, garlic and butter with fresh fry bread
  • $STEAMED MUSSELS – 1LB of steamed pei mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
  • $CALAMARI – Half & Full – tender Calamari, light and crisp. Served with house made tzatziki
  • $NACHO CRISPS – Half & Full – Crisp potato chips fried in house, topped with cheddar, green onion, and tomato. Fixings like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream all come on the side – ADD pulled Pork or ground Beef

START-ARRS

  • DEEP FRIED PICKLES – Wedge cut breaded pickles, served with house dill
  • DEEP FRIED MAC and CHEESE BITES – Creamy nostalgic mac and cheese deep-fried
  • ZUCHINNI STIX – Breaded Zucchini served with house made Tzatziki
  • ONION RINGS – Beer battered Onion Rings, served with house made Tartar
  • $SWEET POTATO FRIES – Served with house made Chipotle on the side
  • $PIRATE CHIPS Small & Large – Hand cut, locally grown, double fried, Kennebec Potatoes. Voted the best in the city for 14 years

SOUP AND SALADS

  • $CAESAR – Traditional Caesar Salad- enough for 2! with bacon and fry bread
  • $GARDEN SALAD – Romaine, shredded cabbage, cucumber, tomato, green onion
  • ADD grilled chicken – Grilled prawns, 5 buffalo prawns, or Salmon – 7.95
  • $HOUSEMADE COLESLAW
  • $CLAM CHOWDAR SOUP – Cup or Bowl – Fresh local clams served in the shell. Not heavy but still creamy. Seriously the very best in town. Limited supply.

Poke Bowl Pirate Chips Nanaimo ig$FISH AND CHIPS

Fresh fried Fish in your choice of Original batter, Panko bread, or Gluten-free batter. Served with their Famous chips and house-made slaw.

  • $Pacific COD – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HADDOCK – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HALIBUT – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • VEGAN FISH – Plant based fish patties and fries – single or double portions – sorry no options on batter
  • $BBQ GRILLED SOCKEYE SALMON – one or two pieces – 6oz sockeye salmon filet, grilled with bbq sauce. Served with our famous fries and coleslaw.
  • PRAWNS AND CHIPS – Your choice of $prawns- grilled, panko, or spicy hot buffalo. Served with our famous chips and coleslaw.
  • $*-NEW-PIRATES POKE”’ BOWL – Coconut/cilantro infused rice, peppers cucumber, avocado, spicy sriracha mayo, seaweed, green onion and sesame seeds. Choose from ahi raw tuna, panko prawn or fried tofu

POUTINE

Made with our famous fries, fresh squeaky local cheese, and yummy gravy. Sub fries for- tater tots, sweet potatoes, or O-rings. Can add Small & Large.

  • TRADITIONAL – Small & Large – Squeaky-est local cheese curds. You’ will think you are in Quebec
  • PULLED PORK POUTINE – Made with slow roasted Dr. pepper pulled pork topped with chips and green onion
  • POUTINE WITH LOVE – Small & Large – Traditional poutine with green onions, real bacon, and house made Chipotle

MATIES FAVOURITES

  • CHILI CHEESE FRIES – Small & Large – House made chili with our famous fries, topped with Cheddar and green onions- SO FILLING!!
  • BOWL “O” CHILI – Topped with chedder and green onion. Served with fry bread,
  • $PULLED PORK SANDWICH – Slow roasted in house Dr. Pepper pulled pork, with swiss and slaw. On a multi grain bun, served with fries. Gluten free bun available for added charge
  • $CHICKEN STRIPS AND CHIPS – Breaded chicken strips served with our famous chips, with your choice of dipping sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED PEROGIES – Small & Large – Served with cheddar and green onion. Sour cream and fakin bits on the side. ADD real bacon for

BLACKBEARDS BURGERS

All our beef is locally ground Albertan beef, handmade 5.5oz fresh beef with no filler • Buns are fresh and locally baked • All burgers include fries • ADD poutine, bacon,  sautéed mushrooms or onions • Sub fries for Soup Salad, sweet potatoes, crisps, O-rings, or tater tots • Gluten-free bun$ available – add $2

  • $BEEF BURGER – Comes with tomato, lettuce, pickles, garlic mayo. ADD cheese.
  • $DOUBLE BACON CHEESE BURGER – 2-5.5oz patties, with double bacon and cheese. No veg.
  • $PEANUT BUTTER BACON BURGER – Our best seller. Creamy peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, onion rings. Tomato, lettuce, pickle and garlic mayo.
  • BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGER – 4oz breaded chicken breast, tossed in hot Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese. Lettuce, tomato, mayo
  • CHICKEN BLT BURGER – Breaded or grilled chicken breast$, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo.
  • OYSTER BURGER – 2 large Fanny Bay oysters, breaded and fried, served with slaw and chipos
  • $FISH BURGER – 4oz Fried cod, with slaw, cheddar and tartar.
  • $SALMON BURGER – 6oz sockeye salmon charbroiled. BBQ sauce, Lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and Garlic mayo.
  • VEGGIE BURGER – 4oz veggie patty, served with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo

MERMAIDS TREASURES

  • DEEP FRIED NANAIMO BAR – Home of the original, featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den 2010. Served with Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, drizzled in chocolate sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED CHOCOLATE BAR – Mars, Snickers, or Toblerone. ADD whip cream .50 ice cream and whip cream 1.00
  • DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM – Way too good for kids! Maple Walnut ice cream, wrapped in phylo and topped with homemade caramel sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED BANANA SPLIT – 2 deep fried bananas served with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry sauce. Topped with whip cream- Best if shared.
  • MINI DOUGHNUT SUNDAE  – French vanilla ice cream and mini doughnuts drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce, topped with whip cream.
  • $DEEP FRIED SMORES – A Canadian classic with a twist, served with ice-cream and whip
  • DEEP FRIED NY CHEESECAKE – Cheesecake wrapped in tortilla, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with whip cream and drizzled with your choice of sauce.
  • KEY LIME CHEESECAKE – Served with whip and chocolate sauce, perfect finish.
  • $CHOCOLATE TORTE – Super rich and chocolaty. Hits all the spots
  • OREO TREAT – 3 OREOS sandwiched together with Nutella and deep-fried, served with ice cream
  • $VANILLA ICE CREAM with choice of topping
Sep
24
Tue
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Sep 24 all-day

A must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking – full stop!
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays)

Wild Poppy serves savoury breakfasts and light lunches with soup, baguettes and everything you could ask for in a deli – all from documented to be gluten-free, peanut-free ingredients. Nut-free and vegan options available.

Daily Specials – with delicious photos – are posted on their Facebook page!

Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights. Click here for map.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays • 250-924-8696

Gluten-Free Tarts

Testimonial: “We had Madeline’s cousin visiting from Halifax for a couple weeks. When we toured them up to Chemainus/Ladysmith all eight of us (one celiac) enjoyed a delicious meal at Wild Poppy. We had to have take out as the restaurant was full. Wonderful to see.”

Kids Menu Wild Poppy Bakery

“After every bite, Sophie said, “Yum! Best eggs I’ve ever had.”

Wild Poppy Front Case

Wild Poppy Gluten-Free Breakfast.Wild Poppy Gluten-Free LunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten-Free Baking PlatterWild Poppy Gluten-Free Wedding CakesWild Poppy Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Wild Poppy Gingerbread House


Old Town Wild Poppy Bakery

As co-owners of the Old Town (Wheat) Bakery at 510 1st Avenue in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, Kate Cram and husband Geoff could easily be considered local celebrities!  As an ‘Associate with the Culinary Institute of America‘ who also undertook to certify as a Red Seal Baker in Canada, Kate is truly baker’s baker!

Watch the video that tells the tale of these husband and wife bakeries. Wild Poppy starts at the 3 minute, 15 second mark!

Two children later, Kate and Geoff’s young sons began to experience persistent health issues that had them resorting to a gluten-free diet in search of relief.  The improvement was nothing short of remarkable and a heads up to Kate that gluten may be taking a toll on her own health. The couple found themselves at a professional and personal cross roads with Kate contemplating the end of a career she loved, and their children unable to  set foot within the family business.

That’s how Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro was born! 

 

Kids <8 Eat Free @ Pirate Chips
Sep 24 all-day

Pirate Kids Under 8 IG

DAILY SPECIALS – EAT IN ONLY

  • TUESDAYS: Kids Under 8 Eat Free – when accompanied by adult (one kid per adult)
  • WEDNESDAYS: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $16.95
  • THURSDAYS: 2 for 1 burgers (while supplies last – $2 charge for GF bun)
  • FRIDAYS: Glasses of house wine $5 all day. 5-10pm: 2 for 1 appys
  • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live Music! Singing!
  • MONDAYS: Free coffee with any menu purchase. Strong, organic, free-trade. Roasted in Coombs.

Pirate Chips Full Menu – Printer Friendly (Ask for the Little Matey Menu)

‘$-Signs’ on menus  indicate Gluten-Free. Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

#1-75 Front Street in Nanaimo – 250-753-2447
piratechips.ca • Facebook • Mon-Thurs 11-10pm • Fri-Sat 11-midnight • Sundays 11-8

Pirate Chips Nanaimo FB logo

If you’re looking for local scratch cooking that isn’t afraid to get weird, set sail to Pirate Chips in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. Meet their quirky crew and try one of their unique gluten-free menu items in the relaxed atmosphere of our downtown diner – we won’t judge you, and your taste buds will thank you!

Fans from out of town love Pirate Chips for their legendary deep-fried gluten-free delights – Gluten-Free Deep-Fried S’mores – and locals know them as the best place for fresh local seafood in Nanaimo. With quality as the backbone of every one of their recipes, you can trust our food to make you and your family smile.

Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Make your needs known when ordering and the Pirate Chips Crew will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal. Pirate Chips asks that we please allow time for this process.

Pirate Chips has TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers and offer gluten-free buns for hamburgers, oysters and halibut burgers! Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups, Poke Bowls and New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Plenty of vegetarian options, too! Pirate Bling available for purchase!

Pirate Chips 3APPETIZE-ARRS

  • TREASURE CHEST – Hand breaded calamari, clam strips, Zucchini, O-rings, 3 Prawns
  • $BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS – 3 huge scallops hand wrapped in prosciutto, finished on the grill
  • BUFFALO PRAWNS – Just like the chicken wings, served with blue cheese sauce with veggies
  • GRILLED$ OR PANKO PRAWNS – With veggies and dip
  • FRIED OYSTERS – 3 Large Fanny Bay Oysters Panko breaded and deep-fried. Served with house Chipotle and house Tartar
  • $STEAMED CLAMS – 1/2pound fresh local clams served in the shell, steamed open with white wine, garlic and butter with fresh fry bread
  • $STEAMED MUSSELS – 1LB of steamed pei mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
  • $CALAMARI – Half & Full – tender Calamari, light and crisp. Served with house made tzatziki
  • $NACHO CRISPS – Half & Full – Crisp potato chips fried in house, topped with cheddar, green onion, and tomato. Fixings like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream all come on the side – ADD pulled Pork or ground Beef

START-ARRS

  • DEEP FRIED PICKLES – Wedge cut breaded pickles, served with house dill
  • DEEP FRIED MAC and CHEESE BITES – Creamy nostalgic mac and cheese deep-fried
  • ZUCHINNI STIX – Breaded Zucchini served with house made Tzatziki
  • ONION RINGS – Beer battered Onion Rings, served with house made Tartar
  • $SWEET POTATO FRIES – Served with house made Chipotle on the side
  • $PIRATE CHIPS Small & Large – Hand cut, locally grown, double fried, Kennebec Potatoes. Voted the best in the city for 14 years

SOUP AND SALADS

  • $CAESAR – Traditional Caesar Salad- enough for 2! with bacon and fry bread
  • $GARDEN SALAD – Romaine, shredded cabbage, cucumber, tomato, green onion
  • ADD grilled chicken – Grilled prawns, 5 buffalo prawns, or Salmon – 7.95
  • $HOUSEMADE COLESLAW
  • $CLAM CHOWDAR SOUP – Cup or Bowl – Fresh local clams served in the shell. Not heavy but still creamy. Seriously the very best in town. Limited supply.

Poke Bowl Pirate Chips Nanaimo ig$FISH AND CHIPS

Fresh fried Fish in your choice of Original batter, Panko bread, or Gluten-free batter. Served with their Famous chips and house-made slaw.

  • $Pacific COD – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HADDOCK – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HALIBUT – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • VEGAN FISH – Plant based fish patties and fries – single or double portions – sorry no options on batter
  • $BBQ GRILLED SOCKEYE SALMON – one or two pieces – 6oz sockeye salmon filet, grilled with bbq sauce. Served with our famous fries and coleslaw.
  • PRAWNS AND CHIPS – Your choice of $prawns- grilled, panko, or spicy hot buffalo. Served with our famous chips and coleslaw.
  • $*-NEW-PIRATES POKE”’ BOWL – Coconut/cilantro infused rice, peppers cucumber, avocado, spicy sriracha mayo, seaweed, green onion and sesame seeds. Choose from ahi raw tuna, panko prawn or fried tofu

POUTINE

Made with our famous fries, fresh squeaky local cheese, and yummy gravy. Sub fries for- tater tots, sweet potatoes, or O-rings. Can add Small & Large.

  • TRADITIONAL – Small & Large – Squeaky-est local cheese curds. You’ will think you are in Quebec
  • PULLED PORK POUTINE – Made with slow roasted Dr. pepper pulled pork topped with chips and green onion
  • POUTINE WITH LOVE – Small & Large – Traditional poutine with green onions, real bacon, and house made Chipotle

MATIES FAVOURITES

  • CHILI CHEESE FRIES – Small & Large – House made chili with our famous fries, topped with Cheddar and green onions- SO FILLING!!
  • BOWL “O” CHILI – Topped with chedder and green onion. Served with fry bread,
  • $PULLED PORK SANDWICH – Slow roasted in house Dr. Pepper pulled pork, with swiss and slaw. On a multi grain bun, served with fries. Gluten free bun available for added charge
  • $CHICKEN STRIPS AND CHIPS – Breaded chicken strips served with our famous chips, with your choice of dipping sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED PEROGIES – Small & Large – Served with cheddar and green onion. Sour cream and fakin bits on the side. ADD real bacon for

BLACKBEARDS BURGERS

All our beef is locally ground Albertan beef, handmade 5.5oz fresh beef with no filler • Buns are fresh and locally baked • All burgers include fries • ADD poutine, bacon,  sautéed mushrooms or onions • Sub fries for Soup Salad, sweet potatoes, crisps, O-rings, or tater tots • Gluten-free bun$ available – add $2

  • $BEEF BURGER – Comes with tomato, lettuce, pickles, garlic mayo. ADD cheese.
  • $DOUBLE BACON CHEESE BURGER – 2-5.5oz patties, with double bacon and cheese. No veg.
  • $PEANUT BUTTER BACON BURGER – Our best seller. Creamy peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, onion rings. Tomato, lettuce, pickle and garlic mayo.
  • BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGER – 4oz breaded chicken breast, tossed in hot Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese. Lettuce, tomato, mayo
  • CHICKEN BLT BURGER – Breaded or grilled chicken breast$, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo.
  • OYSTER BURGER – 2 large Fanny Bay oysters, breaded and fried, served with slaw and chipos
  • $FISH BURGER – 4oz Fried cod, with slaw, cheddar and tartar.
  • $SALMON BURGER – 6oz sockeye salmon charbroiled. BBQ sauce, Lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and Garlic mayo.
  • VEGGIE BURGER – 4oz veggie patty, served with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo

MERMAIDS TREASURES

  • DEEP FRIED NANAIMO BAR – Home of the original, featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den 2010. Served with Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, drizzled in chocolate sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED CHOCOLATE BAR – Mars, Snickers, or Toblerone. ADD whip cream .50 ice cream and whip cream 1.00
  • DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM – Way too good for kids! Maple Walnut ice cream, wrapped in phylo and topped with homemade caramel sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED BANANA SPLIT – 2 deep fried bananas served with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry sauce. Topped with whip cream- Best if shared.
  • MINI DOUGHNUT SUNDAE  – French vanilla ice cream and mini doughnuts drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce, topped with whip cream.
  • $DEEP FRIED SMORES – A Canadian classic with a twist, served with ice-cream and whip
  • DEEP FRIED NY CHEESECAKE – Cheesecake wrapped in tortilla, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with whip cream and drizzled with your choice of sauce.
  • KEY LIME CHEESECAKE – Served with whip and chocolate sauce, perfect finish.
  • $CHOCOLATE TORTE – Super rich and chocolaty. Hits all the spots
  • OREO TREAT – 3 OREOS sandwiched together with Nutella and deep-fried, served with ice cream
  • $VANILLA ICE CREAM with choice of topping
Sep
25
Wed
20% Discount @ Floating Fish Store
Sep 25 all-day

Gluten-Free Wednesdays!
Mention The Celiac Scene when you place your Gluten-Free Order
ENJOY a 20% DISCOUNT (does not apply to alcoholic beverages)

NEW! Now serving Merridale Ciders – Gluten-Free

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Why the Gluten-Free Love the Floating Fish Store

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

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

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

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

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

Kudos to The Floating Fish Store

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

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All You Can Eat Fish & Chips @ Pirate Chips
Sep 25 all-day

DAILY SPECIALS – EAT IN ONLY

  • WEDNESDAYS: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $16.95
  • THURSDAYS: 2 for 1 burgers (while supplies last – $2 charge for GF bun)
  • FRIDAYS: Glasses of house wine $5 all day. 5-10pm: 2 for 1 appys
  • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live Music! Singing!
  • MONDAYS: Free coffee with any menu purchase. Strong, organic, free-trade. Roasted in Coombs.
  • TUESDAYS: Kids Under 8 Eat Free – when accompanied by adult (one kid per adult)

Pirate Chips Full Menu – Printer Friendly (Ask for the Little Matey Menu)

‘$-Signs’ on menus  indicate Gluten-Free. Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

#1-75 Front Street in Nanaimo – 250-753-2447
piratechips.ca • Facebook • Mon-Thurs 11-10pm • Fri-Sat 11-midnight • Sundays 11-8

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If you’re looking for local scratch cooking that isn’t afraid to get weird, set sail to Pirate Chips in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. Meet their quirky crew and try one of their unique gluten-free menu items in the relaxed atmosphere of our downtown diner – we won’t judge you, and your taste buds will thank you!

Fans from out of town love Pirate Chips for their legendary deep-fried gluten-free delights – Gluten-Free Deep-Fried S’mores – and locals know them as the best place for fresh local seafood in Nanaimo. With quality as the backbone of every one of their recipes, you can trust our food to make you and your family smile.

Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Make your needs known when ordering and the Pirate Chips Crew will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal. Pirate Chips asks that we please allow time for this process.

Pirate Chips has TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers and offer gluten-free buns for hamburgers, oysters and halibut burgers! Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups, Poke Bowls and New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Plenty of vegetarian options, too! Pirate Bling available for purchase!

Pirate Chips 3APPETIZE-ARRS

  • TREASURE CHEST – Hand breaded calamari, clam strips, Zucchini, O-rings, 3 Prawns
  • $BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS – 3 huge scallops hand wrapped in prosciutto, finished on the grill
  • BUFFALO PRAWNS – Just like the chicken wings, served with blue cheese sauce with veggies
  • GRILLED$ OR PANKO PRAWNS – With veggies and dip
  • FRIED OYSTERS – 3 Large Fanny Bay Oysters Panko breaded and deep-fried. Served with house Chipotle and house Tartar
  • $STEAMED CLAMS – 1/2pound fresh local clams served in the shell, steamed open with white wine, garlic and butter with fresh fry bread
  • $STEAMED MUSSELS – 1LB of steamed pei mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
  • $CALAMARI – Half & Full – tender Calamari, light and crisp. Served with house made tzatziki
  • $NACHO CRISPS – Half & Full – Crisp potato chips fried in house, topped with cheddar, green onion, and tomato. Fixings like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream all come on the side – ADD pulled Pork or ground Beef

START-ARRS

  • DEEP FRIED PICKLES – Wedge cut breaded pickles, served with house dill
  • DEEP FRIED MAC and CHEESE BITES – Creamy nostalgic mac and cheese deep-fried
  • ZUCHINNI STIX – Breaded Zucchini served with house made Tzatziki
  • ONION RINGS – Beer battered Onion Rings, served with house made Tartar
  • $SWEET POTATO FRIES – Served with house made Chipotle on the side
  • $PIRATE CHIPS Small & Large – Hand cut, locally grown, double fried, Kennebec Potatoes. Voted the best in the city for 14 years

SOUP AND SALADS

  • $CAESAR – Traditional Caesar Salad- enough for 2! with bacon and fry bread
  • $GARDEN SALAD – Romaine, shredded cabbage, cucumber, tomato, green onion
  • ADD grilled chicken – Grilled prawns, 5 buffalo prawns, or Salmon – 7.95
  • $HOUSEMADE COLESLAW
  • $CLAM CHOWDAR SOUP – Cup or Bowl – Fresh local clams served in the shell. Not heavy but still creamy. Seriously the very best in town. Limited supply.

Poke Bowl Pirate Chips Nanaimo ig$FISH AND CHIPS

Fresh fried Fish in your choice of Original batter, Panko bread, or Gluten-free batter. Served with their Famous chips and house-made slaw.

  • $Pacific COD – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HADDOCK – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HALIBUT – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • VEGAN FISH – Plant based fish patties and fries – single or double portions – sorry no options on batter
  • $BBQ GRILLED SOCKEYE SALMON – one or two pieces – 6oz sockeye salmon filet, grilled with bbq sauce. Served with our famous fries and coleslaw.
  • PRAWNS AND CHIPS – Your choice of $prawns- grilled, panko, or spicy hot buffalo. Served with our famous chips and coleslaw.
  • $*-NEW-PIRATES POKE”’ BOWL – Coconut/cilantro infused rice, peppers cucumber, avocado, spicy sriracha mayo, seaweed, green onion and sesame seeds. Choose from ahi raw tuna, panko prawn or fried tofu

POUTINE

Made with our famous fries, fresh squeaky local cheese, and yummy gravy. Sub fries for- tater tots, sweet potatoes, or O-rings. Can add Small & Large.

  • TRADITIONAL – Small & Large – Squeaky-est local cheese curds. You’ will think you are in Quebec
  • PULLED PORK POUTINE – Made with slow roasted Dr. pepper pulled pork topped with chips and green onion
  • POUTINE WITH LOVE – Small & Large – Traditional poutine with green onions, real bacon, and house made Chipotle

MATIES FAVOURITES

  • CHILI CHEESE FRIES – Small & Large – House made chili with our famous fries, topped with Cheddar and green onions- SO FILLING!!
  • BOWL “O” CHILI – Topped with chedder and green onion. Served with fry bread,
  • $PULLED PORK SANDWICH – Slow roasted in house Dr. Pepper pulled pork, with swiss and slaw. On a multi grain bun, served with fries. Gluten free bun available for added charge
  • $CHICKEN STRIPS AND CHIPS – Breaded chicken strips served with our famous chips, with your choice of dipping sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED PEROGIES – Small & Large – Served with cheddar and green onion. Sour cream and fakin bits on the side. ADD real bacon for

BLACKBEARDS BURGERS

All our beef is locally ground Albertan beef, handmade 5.5oz fresh beef with no filler • Buns are fresh and locally baked • All burgers include fries • ADD poutine, bacon,  sautéed mushrooms or onions • Sub fries for Soup Salad, sweet potatoes, crisps, O-rings, or tater tots • Gluten-free bun$ available – add $2

  • $BEEF BURGER – Comes with tomato, lettuce, pickles, garlic mayo. ADD cheese.
  • $DOUBLE BACON CHEESE BURGER – 2-5.5oz patties, with double bacon and cheese. No veg.
  • $PEANUT BUTTER BACON BURGER – Our best seller. Creamy peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, onion rings. Tomato, lettuce, pickle and garlic mayo.
  • BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGER – 4oz breaded chicken breast, tossed in hot Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese. Lettuce, tomato, mayo
  • CHICKEN BLT BURGER – Breaded or grilled chicken breast$, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo.
  • OYSTER BURGER – 2 large Fanny Bay oysters, breaded and fried, served with slaw and chipos
  • $FISH BURGER – 4oz Fried cod, with slaw, cheddar and tartar.
  • $SALMON BURGER – 6oz sockeye salmon charbroiled. BBQ sauce, Lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and Garlic mayo.
  • VEGGIE BURGER – 4oz veggie patty, served with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo

MERMAIDS TREASURES

  • DEEP FRIED NANAIMO BAR – Home of the original, featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den 2010. Served with Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, drizzled in chocolate sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED CHOCOLATE BAR – Mars, Snickers, or Toblerone. ADD whip cream .50 ice cream and whip cream 1.00
  • DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM – Way too good for kids! Maple Walnut ice cream, wrapped in phylo and topped with homemade caramel sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED BANANA SPLIT – 2 deep fried bananas served with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry sauce. Topped with whip cream- Best if shared.
  • MINI DOUGHNUT SUNDAE  – French vanilla ice cream and mini doughnuts drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce, topped with whip cream.
  • $DEEP FRIED SMORES – A Canadian classic with a twist, served with ice-cream and whip
  • DEEP FRIED NY CHEESECAKE – Cheesecake wrapped in tortilla, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with whip cream and drizzled with your choice of sauce.
  • KEY LIME CHEESECAKE – Served with whip and chocolate sauce, perfect finish.
  • $CHOCOLATE TORTE – Super rich and chocolaty. Hits all the spots
  • OREO TREAT – 3 OREOS sandwiched together with Nutella and deep-fried, served with ice cream
  • $VANILLA ICE CREAM with choice of topping
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Sep 25 all-day

A must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking – full stop!
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays)

Wild Poppy serves savoury breakfasts and light lunches with soup, baguettes and everything you could ask for in a deli – all from documented to be gluten-free, peanut-free ingredients. Nut-free and vegan options available.

Daily Specials – with delicious photos – are posted on their Facebook page!

Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights. Click here for map.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays • 250-924-8696

Gluten-Free Tarts

Testimonial: “We had Madeline’s cousin visiting from Halifax for a couple weeks. When we toured them up to Chemainus/Ladysmith all eight of us (one celiac) enjoyed a delicious meal at Wild Poppy. We had to have take out as the restaurant was full. Wonderful to see.”

Kids Menu Wild Poppy Bakery

“After every bite, Sophie said, “Yum! Best eggs I’ve ever had.”

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Wild Poppy Gluten-Free Breakfast.Wild Poppy Gluten-Free LunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten-Free Baking PlatterWild Poppy Gluten-Free Wedding CakesWild Poppy Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Wild Poppy Gingerbread House


Old Town Wild Poppy Bakery

As co-owners of the Old Town (Wheat) Bakery at 510 1st Avenue in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, Kate Cram and husband Geoff could easily be considered local celebrities!  As an ‘Associate with the Culinary Institute of America‘ who also undertook to certify as a Red Seal Baker in Canada, Kate is truly baker’s baker!

Watch the video that tells the tale of these husband and wife bakeries. Wild Poppy starts at the 3 minute, 15 second mark!

Two children later, Kate and Geoff’s young sons began to experience persistent health issues that had them resorting to a gluten-free diet in search of relief.  The improvement was nothing short of remarkable and a heads up to Kate that gluten may be taking a toll on her own health. The couple found themselves at a professional and personal cross roads with Kate contemplating the end of a career she loved, and their children unable to  set foot within the family business.

That’s how Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro was born! 

 

Sep
26
Thu
2 for 1 Burgers @ Pirate Chips
Sep 26 all-day

Pirate Chips LogoDAILY SPECIALS – EAT IN ONLY

  • THURSDAYS: 2 for 1 burgers (while supplies last – $2 charge for GF bun)
  • FRIDAYS: Glasses of house wine $5 all day. 5-10pm: 2 for 1 appys
  • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live Music! Singing!
  • MONDAYS: Free coffee with any menu purchase. Strong, organic, free-trade. Roasted in Coombs.
  • TUESDAYS: Kids Under 8 Eat Free – when accompanied by adult (one kid per adult)
  • WEDNESDAYS: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $16.95

Pirate Chips Full Menu – Printer Friendly (Ask for the Little Matey Menu)

‘$-Signs’ on menus  indicate Gluten-Free. Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

#1-75 Front Street in Nanaimo – 250-753-2447
piratechips.ca • Facebook • Mon-Thurs 11-10pm • Fri-Sat 11-midnight • Sundays 11-8

Pirate Chips Nanaimo FB logo

If you’re looking for local scratch cooking that isn’t afraid to get weird, set sail to Pirate Chips in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. Meet their quirky crew and try one of their unique gluten-free menu items in the relaxed atmosphere of our downtown diner – we won’t judge you, and your taste buds will thank you!

Fans from out of town love Pirate Chips for their legendary deep-fried gluten-free delights – Gluten-Free Deep-Fried S’mores – and locals know them as the best place for fresh local seafood in Nanaimo. With quality as the backbone of every one of their recipes, you can trust our food to make you and your family smile.

Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Make your needs known when ordering and the Pirate Chips Crew will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal. Pirate Chips asks that we please allow time for this process.

Pirate Chips has TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers and offer gluten-free buns for hamburgers, oysters and halibut burgers! Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups, Poke Bowls and New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Plenty of vegetarian options, too! Pirate Bling available for purchase!

Pirate Chips 3APPETIZE-ARRS

  • TREASURE CHEST – Hand breaded calamari, clam strips, Zucchini, O-rings, 3 Prawns
  • $BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS – 3 huge scallops hand wrapped in prosciutto, finished on the grill
  • BUFFALO PRAWNS – Just like the chicken wings, served with blue cheese sauce with veggies
  • GRILLED$ OR PANKO PRAWNS – With veggies and dip
  • FRIED OYSTERS – 3 Large Fanny Bay Oysters Panko breaded and deep-fried. Served with house Chipotle and house Tartar
  • $STEAMED CLAMS – 1/2pound fresh local clams served in the shell, steamed open with white wine, garlic and butter with fresh fry bread
  • $STEAMED MUSSELS – 1LB of steamed pei mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
  • $CALAMARI – Half & Full – tender Calamari, light and crisp. Served with house made tzatziki
  • $NACHO CRISPS – Half & Full – Crisp potato chips fried in house, topped with cheddar, green onion, and tomato. Fixings like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream all come on the side – ADD pulled Pork or ground Beef

START-ARRS

  • DEEP FRIED PICKLES – Wedge cut breaded pickles, served with house dill
  • DEEP FRIED MAC and CHEESE BITES – Creamy nostalgic mac and cheese deep-fried
  • ZUCHINNI STIX – Breaded Zucchini served with house made Tzatziki
  • ONION RINGS – Beer battered Onion Rings, served with house made Tartar
  • $SWEET POTATO FRIES – Served with house made Chipotle on the side
  • $PIRATE CHIPS Small & Large – Hand cut, locally grown, double fried, Kennebec Potatoes. Voted the best in the city for 14 years

SOUP AND SALADS

  • $CAESAR – Traditional Caesar Salad- enough for 2! with bacon and fry bread
  • $GARDEN SALAD – Romaine, shredded cabbage, cucumber, tomato, green onion
  • ADD grilled chicken – Grilled prawns, 5 buffalo prawns, or Salmon – 7.95
  • $HOUSEMADE COLESLAW
  • $CLAM CHOWDAR SOUP – Cup or Bowl – Fresh local clams served in the shell. Not heavy but still creamy. Seriously the very best in town. Limited supply.

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Fresh fried Fish in your choice of Original batter, Panko bread, or Gluten-free batter. Served with their Famous chips and house-made slaw.

  • $Pacific COD – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HADDOCK – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HALIBUT – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • VEGAN FISH – Plant based fish patties and fries – single or double portions – sorry no options on batter
  • $BBQ GRILLED SOCKEYE SALMON – one or two pieces – 6oz sockeye salmon filet, grilled with bbq sauce. Served with our famous fries and coleslaw.
  • PRAWNS AND CHIPS – Your choice of $prawns- grilled, panko, or spicy hot buffalo. Served with our famous chips and coleslaw.
  • $*-NEW-PIRATES POKE”’ BOWL – Coconut/cilantro infused rice, peppers cucumber, avocado, spicy sriracha mayo, seaweed, green onion and sesame seeds. Choose from ahi raw tuna, panko prawn or fried tofu

POUTINE

Made with our famous fries, fresh squeaky local cheese, and yummy gravy. Sub fries for- tater tots, sweet potatoes, or O-rings. Can add Small & Large.

  • TRADITIONAL – Small & Large – Squeaky-est local cheese curds. You’ will think you are in Quebec
  • PULLED PORK POUTINE – Made with slow roasted Dr. pepper pulled pork topped with chips and green onion
  • POUTINE WITH LOVE – Small & Large – Traditional poutine with green onions, real bacon, and house made Chipotle

MATIES FAVOURITES

  • CHILI CHEESE FRIES – Small & Large – House made chili with our famous fries, topped with Cheddar and green onions- SO FILLING!!
  • BOWL “O” CHILI – Topped with chedder and green onion. Served with fry bread,
  • $PULLED PORK SANDWICH – Slow roasted in house Dr. Pepper pulled pork, with swiss and slaw. On a multi grain bun, served with fries. Gluten free bun available for added charge
  • $CHICKEN STRIPS AND CHIPS – Breaded chicken strips served with our famous chips, with your choice of dipping sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED PEROGIES – Small & Large – Served with cheddar and green onion. Sour cream and fakin bits on the side. ADD real bacon for

BLACKBEARDS BURGERS

All our beef is locally ground Albertan beef, handmade 5.5oz fresh beef with no filler • Buns are fresh and locally baked • All burgers include fries • ADD poutine, bacon,  sautéed mushrooms or onions • Sub fries for Soup Salad, sweet potatoes, crisps, O-rings, or tater tots • Gluten-free bun$ available – add $2

  • $BEEF BURGER – Comes with tomato, lettuce, pickles, garlic mayo. ADD cheese.
  • $DOUBLE BACON CHEESE BURGER – 2-5.5oz patties, with double bacon and cheese. No veg.
  • $PEANUT BUTTER BACON BURGER – Our best seller. Creamy peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, onion rings. Tomato, lettuce, pickle and garlic mayo.
  • BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGER – 4oz breaded chicken breast, tossed in hot Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese. Lettuce, tomato, mayo
  • CHICKEN BLT BURGER – Breaded or grilled chicken breast$, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo.
  • OYSTER BURGER – 2 large Fanny Bay oysters, breaded and fried, served with slaw and chipos
  • $FISH BURGER – 4oz Fried cod, with slaw, cheddar and tartar.
  • $SALMON BURGER – 6oz sockeye salmon charbroiled. BBQ sauce, Lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and Garlic mayo.
  • VEGGIE BURGER – 4oz veggie patty, served with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo

MERMAIDS TREASURES

  • DEEP FRIED NANAIMO BAR – Home of the original, featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den 2010. Served with Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, drizzled in chocolate sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED CHOCOLATE BAR – Mars, Snickers, or Toblerone. ADD whip cream .50 ice cream and whip cream 1.00
  • DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM – Way too good for kids! Maple Walnut ice cream, wrapped in phylo and topped with homemade caramel sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED BANANA SPLIT – 2 deep fried bananas served with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry sauce. Topped with whip cream- Best if shared.
  • MINI DOUGHNUT SUNDAE  – French vanilla ice cream and mini doughnuts drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce, topped with whip cream.
  • $DEEP FRIED SMORES – A Canadian classic with a twist, served with ice-cream and whip
  • DEEP FRIED NY CHEESECAKE – Cheesecake wrapped in tortilla, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with whip cream and drizzled with your choice of sauce.
  • KEY LIME CHEESECAKE – Served with whip and chocolate sauce, perfect finish.
  • $CHOCOLATE TORTE – Super rich and chocolaty. Hits all the spots
  • OREO TREAT – 3 OREOS sandwiched together with Nutella and deep-fried, served with ice cream
  • $VANILLA ICE CREAM with choice of topping
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Sep 26 all-day

A must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking – full stop!
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays)

Wild Poppy serves savoury breakfasts and light lunches with soup, baguettes and everything you could ask for in a deli – all from documented to be gluten-free, peanut-free ingredients. Nut-free and vegan options available.

Daily Specials – with delicious photos – are posted on their Facebook page!

Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights. Click here for map.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays • 250-924-8696

Gluten-Free Tarts

Testimonial: “We had Madeline’s cousin visiting from Halifax for a couple weeks. When we toured them up to Chemainus/Ladysmith all eight of us (one celiac) enjoyed a delicious meal at Wild Poppy. We had to have take out as the restaurant was full. Wonderful to see.”

Kids Menu Wild Poppy Bakery

“After every bite, Sophie said, “Yum! Best eggs I’ve ever had.”

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Wild Poppy Gluten-Free Breakfast.Wild Poppy Gluten-Free LunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten-Free Baking PlatterWild Poppy Gluten-Free Wedding CakesWild Poppy Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Wild Poppy Gingerbread House


Old Town Wild Poppy Bakery

As co-owners of the Old Town (Wheat) Bakery at 510 1st Avenue in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, Kate Cram and husband Geoff could easily be considered local celebrities!  As an ‘Associate with the Culinary Institute of America‘ who also undertook to certify as a Red Seal Baker in Canada, Kate is truly baker’s baker!

Watch the video that tells the tale of these husband and wife bakeries. Wild Poppy starts at the 3 minute, 15 second mark!

Two children later, Kate and Geoff’s young sons began to experience persistent health issues that had them resorting to a gluten-free diet in search of relief.  The improvement was nothing short of remarkable and a heads up to Kate that gluten may be taking a toll on her own health. The couple found themselves at a professional and personal cross roads with Kate contemplating the end of a career she loved, and their children unable to  set foot within the family business.

That’s how Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro was born! 

 

Sep
27
Fri
$5 House Wine – 2 for 1 Appys @ Pirate Chips
Sep 27 all-day

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  • FRIDAYS: Glasses of house wine $5 all day. 5-10pm: 2 for 1 appys
  • FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Live Music! Singing!
  • MONDAYS: Free coffee with any menu purchase. Strong, organic, free-trade. Roasted in Coombs.
  • TUESDAYS: Kids Under 8 Eat Free – when accompanied by adult (one kid per adult)
  • WEDNESDAYS: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $16.95
  • THURSDAYS: 2 for 1 burgers (while supplies last – $2 charge for GF bun)

Pirate Chips Full Menu – Printer Friendly (Ask for the Little Matey Menu)

‘$-Signs’ on menus  indicate Gluten-Free. Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

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If you’re looking for local scratch cooking that isn’t afraid to get weird, set sail to Pirate Chips in the heart of Nanaimo, BC. Meet their quirky crew and try one of their unique gluten-free menu items in the relaxed atmosphere of our downtown diner – we won’t judge you, and your taste buds will thank you!

Fans from out of town love Pirate Chips for their legendary deep-fried gluten-free delights – Gluten-Free Deep-Fried S’mores – and locals know them as the best place for fresh local seafood in Nanaimo. With quality as the backbone of every one of their recipes, you can trust our food to make you and your family smile.

Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Make your needs known when ordering and the Pirate Chips Crew will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal. Pirate Chips asks that we please allow time for this process.

Pirate Chips has TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers and offer gluten-free buns for hamburgers, oysters and halibut burgers! Gluten-free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups, Poke Bowls and New Grist Gluten-Free Beer! Plenty of vegetarian options, too! Pirate Bling available for purchase!

Pirate Chips 3APPETIZE-ARRS

  • TREASURE CHEST – Hand breaded calamari, clam strips, Zucchini, O-rings, 3 Prawns
  • $BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS – 3 huge scallops hand wrapped in prosciutto, finished on the grill
  • BUFFALO PRAWNS – Just like the chicken wings, served with blue cheese sauce with veggies
  • GRILLED$ OR PANKO PRAWNS – With veggies and dip
  • FRIED OYSTERS – 3 Large Fanny Bay Oysters Panko breaded and deep-fried. Served with house Chipotle and house Tartar
  • $STEAMED CLAMS – 1/2pound fresh local clams served in the shell, steamed open with white wine, garlic and butter with fresh fry bread
  • $STEAMED MUSSELS – 1LB of steamed pei mussels steamed in white wine, garlic and butter
  • $CALAMARI – Half & Full – tender Calamari, light and crisp. Served with house made tzatziki
  • $NACHO CRISPS – Half & Full – Crisp potato chips fried in house, topped with cheddar, green onion, and tomato. Fixings like guacamole, salsa, and sour cream all come on the side – ADD pulled Pork or ground Beef

START-ARRS

  • DEEP FRIED PICKLES – Wedge cut breaded pickles, served with house dill
  • DEEP FRIED MAC and CHEESE BITES – Creamy nostalgic mac and cheese deep-fried
  • ZUCHINNI STIX – Breaded Zucchini served with house made Tzatziki
  • ONION RINGS – Beer battered Onion Rings, served with house made Tartar
  • $SWEET POTATO FRIES – Served with house made Chipotle on the side
  • $PIRATE CHIPS Small & Large – Hand cut, locally grown, double fried, Kennebec Potatoes. Voted the best in the city for 14 years

SOUP AND SALADS

  • $CAESAR – Traditional Caesar Salad- enough for 2! with bacon and fry bread
  • $GARDEN SALAD – Romaine, shredded cabbage, cucumber, tomato, green onion
  • ADD grilled chicken – Grilled prawns, 5 buffalo prawns, or Salmon – 7.95
  • $HOUSEMADE COLESLAW
  • $CLAM CHOWDAR SOUP – Cup or Bowl – Fresh local clams served in the shell. Not heavy but still creamy. Seriously the very best in town. Limited supply.

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Fresh fried Fish in your choice of Original batter, Panko bread, or Gluten-free batter. Served with their Famous chips and house-made slaw.

  • $Pacific COD – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HADDOCK – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • $HALIBUT – one piece, two pieces, add more
  • VEGAN FISH – Plant based fish patties and fries – single or double portions – sorry no options on batter
  • $BBQ GRILLED SOCKEYE SALMON – one or two pieces – 6oz sockeye salmon filet, grilled with bbq sauce. Served with our famous fries and coleslaw.
  • PRAWNS AND CHIPS – Your choice of $prawns- grilled, panko, or spicy hot buffalo. Served with our famous chips and coleslaw.
  • $*-NEW-PIRATES POKE”’ BOWL – Coconut/cilantro infused rice, peppers cucumber, avocado, spicy sriracha mayo, seaweed, green onion and sesame seeds. Choose from ahi raw tuna, panko prawn or fried tofu

POUTINE

Made with our famous fries, fresh squeaky local cheese, and yummy gravy. Sub fries for- tater tots, sweet potatoes, or O-rings. Can add Small & Large.

  • TRADITIONAL – Small & Large – Squeaky-est local cheese curds. You’ will think you are in Quebec
  • PULLED PORK POUTINE – Made with slow roasted Dr. pepper pulled pork topped with chips and green onion
  • POUTINE WITH LOVE – Small & Large – Traditional poutine with green onions, real bacon, and house made Chipotle

MATIES FAVOURITES

  • CHILI CHEESE FRIES – Small & Large – House made chili with our famous fries, topped with Cheddar and green onions- SO FILLING!!
  • BOWL “O” CHILI – Topped with chedder and green onion. Served with fry bread,
  • $PULLED PORK SANDWICH – Slow roasted in house Dr. Pepper pulled pork, with swiss and slaw. On a multi grain bun, served with fries. Gluten free bun available for added charge
  • $CHICKEN STRIPS AND CHIPS – Breaded chicken strips served with our famous chips, with your choice of dipping sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED PEROGIES – Small & Large – Served with cheddar and green onion. Sour cream and fakin bits on the side. ADD real bacon for

BLACKBEARDS BURGERS

All our beef is locally ground Albertan beef, handmade 5.5oz fresh beef with no filler • Buns are fresh and locally baked • All burgers include fries • ADD poutine, bacon,  sautéed mushrooms or onions • Sub fries for Soup Salad, sweet potatoes, crisps, O-rings, or tater tots • Gluten-free bun$ available – add $2

  • $BEEF BURGER – Comes with tomato, lettuce, pickles, garlic mayo. ADD cheese.
  • $DOUBLE BACON CHEESE BURGER – 2-5.5oz patties, with double bacon and cheese. No veg.
  • $PEANUT BUTTER BACON BURGER – Our best seller. Creamy peanut butter, bacon, cheddar, onion rings. Tomato, lettuce, pickle and garlic mayo.
  • BUFFALO CHICKEN BURGER – 4oz breaded chicken breast, tossed in hot Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese. Lettuce, tomato, mayo
  • CHICKEN BLT BURGER – Breaded or grilled chicken breast$, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo.
  • OYSTER BURGER – 2 large Fanny Bay oysters, breaded and fried, served with slaw and chipos
  • $FISH BURGER – 4oz Fried cod, with slaw, cheddar and tartar.
  • $SALMON BURGER – 6oz sockeye salmon charbroiled. BBQ sauce, Lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle, and Garlic mayo.
  • VEGGIE BURGER – 4oz veggie patty, served with Lettuce, tomato, pickle, garlic mayo

MERMAIDS TREASURES

  • DEEP FRIED NANAIMO BAR – Home of the original, featured on CBC’s Dragon’s Den 2010. Served with Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, drizzled in chocolate sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED CHOCOLATE BAR – Mars, Snickers, or Toblerone. ADD whip cream .50 ice cream and whip cream 1.00
  • DEEP FRIED ICE CREAM – Way too good for kids! Maple Walnut ice cream, wrapped in phylo and topped with homemade caramel sauce.
  • DEEP FRIED BANANA SPLIT – 2 deep fried bananas served with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and strawberry sauce. Topped with whip cream- Best if shared.
  • MINI DOUGHNUT SUNDAE  – French vanilla ice cream and mini doughnuts drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce, topped with whip cream.
  • $DEEP FRIED SMORES – A Canadian classic with a twist, served with ice-cream and whip
  • DEEP FRIED NY CHEESECAKE – Cheesecake wrapped in tortilla, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with whip cream and drizzled with your choice of sauce.
  • KEY LIME CHEESECAKE – Served with whip and chocolate sauce, perfect finish.
  • $CHOCOLATE TORTE – Super rich and chocolaty. Hits all the spots
  • OREO TREAT – 3 OREOS sandwiched together with Nutella and deep-fried, served with ice cream
  • $VANILLA ICE CREAM with choice of topping
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Sep 27 all-day

A must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking – full stop!
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays)

Wild Poppy serves savoury breakfasts and light lunches with soup, baguettes and everything you could ask for in a deli – all from documented to be gluten-free, peanut-free ingredients. Nut-free and vegan options available.

Daily Specials – with delicious photos – are posted on their Facebook page!

Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights. Click here for map.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays • 250-924-8696

Gluten-Free Tarts

Testimonial: “We had Madeline’s cousin visiting from Halifax for a couple weeks. When we toured them up to Chemainus/Ladysmith all eight of us (one celiac) enjoyed a delicious meal at Wild Poppy. We had to have take out as the restaurant was full. Wonderful to see.”

Kids Menu Wild Poppy Bakery

“After every bite, Sophie said, “Yum! Best eggs I’ve ever had.”

Wild Poppy Front Case

Wild Poppy Gluten-Free Breakfast.Wild Poppy Gluten-Free LunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten-Free Baking PlatterWild Poppy Gluten-Free Wedding CakesWild Poppy Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Wild Poppy Gingerbread House


Old Town Wild Poppy Bakery

As co-owners of the Old Town (Wheat) Bakery at 510 1st Avenue in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, Kate Cram and husband Geoff could easily be considered local celebrities!  As an ‘Associate with the Culinary Institute of America‘ who also undertook to certify as a Red Seal Baker in Canada, Kate is truly baker’s baker!

Watch the video that tells the tale of these husband and wife bakeries. Wild Poppy starts at the 3 minute, 15 second mark!

Two children later, Kate and Geoff’s young sons began to experience persistent health issues that had them resorting to a gluten-free diet in search of relief.  The improvement was nothing short of remarkable and a heads up to Kate that gluten may be taking a toll on her own health. The couple found themselves at a professional and personal cross roads with Kate contemplating the end of a career she loved, and their children unable to  set foot within the family business.

That’s how Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro was born! 

 

Sep
28
Sat
Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Sep 28 all-day

A must-visit destination for anyone who loves fabulous baking – full stop!
(Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays)

Wild Poppy serves savoury breakfasts and light lunches with soup, baguettes and everything you could ask for in a deli – all from documented to be gluten-free, peanut-free ingredients. Nut-free and vegan options available.

Daily Specials – with delicious photos – are posted on their Facebook page!

Find Wild Poppy just one quick block off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Ladysmith – turn left at the Buller Street lights. Click here for map.

Hours: Tues-Fri 8-5 Sat 8-4 Closed Sundays, Mondays & Stat Holidays • 250-924-8696

Gluten-Free Tarts

Testimonial: “We had Madeline’s cousin visiting from Halifax for a couple weeks. When we toured them up to Chemainus/Ladysmith all eight of us (one celiac) enjoyed a delicious meal at Wild Poppy. We had to have take out as the restaurant was full. Wonderful to see.”

Kids Menu Wild Poppy Bakery

“After every bite, Sophie said, “Yum! Best eggs I’ve ever had.”

Wild Poppy Front Case

Wild Poppy Gluten-Free Breakfast.Wild Poppy Gluten-Free LunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten Free BrunchWild Poppy Gluten-Free Baking PlatterWild Poppy Gluten-Free Wedding CakesWild Poppy Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Wild Poppy Gingerbread House


Old Town Wild Poppy Bakery

As co-owners of the Old Town (Wheat) Bakery at 510 1st Avenue in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, Kate Cram and husband Geoff could easily be considered local celebrities!  As an ‘Associate with the Culinary Institute of America‘ who also undertook to certify as a Red Seal Baker in Canada, Kate is truly baker’s baker!

Watch the video that tells the tale of these husband and wife bakeries. Wild Poppy starts at the 3 minute, 15 second mark!

Two children later, Kate and Geoff’s young sons began to experience persistent health issues that had them resorting to a gluten-free diet in search of relief.  The improvement was nothing short of remarkable and a heads up to Kate that gluten may be taking a toll on her own health. The couple found themselves at a professional and personal cross roads with Kate contemplating the end of a career she loved, and their children unable to  set foot within the family business.

That’s how Wild Poppy Bakery and Bistro was born! 

 

Wow Saturdays 20% Discount @ Pomme Natural Market Nanaimo
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Pomme Natural Market in Nanaimo!

Join Pomme Natural Market in Nanaimo for Wow Saturday – the last Saturday of every month! One-day 20% off sales galore from 8am to 7pm! Enjoy samples, meet the manufacturers and speak to experts on your health and well being! 6560 Metral Drive – 250-390-1955

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Pomme is proud to offer Nanaimo and the surrounding region the most healthy and ethically sourced gluten-free groceries, supplements and vitamins to be found. They are constantly inspired by their local community and  jump at every opportunity to work with awesome Vancouver and Gulf Island growers and producers!

Check out this month’s gluten-free flyer!

Pomme Natural Market has been voted Nanaimo’s Best Health Food Store in the
Nanaimo News Bulletin’s Best of the City for three years running!

Pomme strives to provide gluten-free shoppers with as many options — and as much support — as possible to help them make the best choices for their lives, sticking to  fundamental ethical and nutritional values when deciding what makes it to their shelves.  Never hesitate to ask for information or advice while you shop! Watch for their monthly gluten-free flyer sales, events and yes, Wow Saturdays from 8am to 7pm.

Pomme researches every company they work with. Starting off with some simple no’s: no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners are allowed in our markets, beyond that  a focus on local and Canadian vendors, the uniqueness of products, the quality of ingredients, and the ethics of the companies. They listen to customers’ recommendations — to make sure we’re getting the best of the best!

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