Gluten-Free Events Calendar

If it’s gluten free and happening in Victoria, Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands, you’ll find it listed here! From tastings to contests, farmer’s markets to food trucks – this is your calendar to Gluten-Free Paradise!  Join Victoria’s Gluten-Free Foodies and add a new restaurant – and possibly a new gluten-free friend – to your repertoire!

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10% Senior Discount – Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ Pepper's Foods
Mar 31 all-day

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Seniors enjoy 10% off – Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

A bustling market at 3829 Cadboro Bay Road, steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

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

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

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

  • Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
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The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


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10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Mar 31 all-day

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

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

A bustling market at 3829 Cadboro Bay Road, steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

• Sale on Gluten-Free Items
• Weekly Specials
• Gluten-Free Product List
• Deliveries to Your Door
Facebook
Pepper's Foods GF Freezer SectionTwitter
Instagram
• 10% Student discount EVERY day!
• 10% Senior’s discount Tuesdays and Wednesdays

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

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

  • Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

art of slow food pepper's iggluten free pizza O'Dough's Gluten-Free Almond Milkgluten free bread mixPeppers-Gluten-Free-Flyer-Victoria-1Pepper's Foods Gluten Free Flyernew gluten-free products peppers foods wild moon organic bone brothLundberg's Rice StacksMiyoko's Vegan Cheeses & ButtersRoad Crew ClustersRipple Gluten-Free DrinkGluten-Free Chickapea PastaLuv ClustersPeas PleaseStock First BeefNatrel Ice creamHerbamereLibre Naturals Granola BarsSchar Cookies Miscela BlendsFatboy SnacksPure Bone Broth CompanyCare Bakery x 5Haupy Beaver RubLouis Pasture Pork CrispsSweet Street Marshamallow Chewsgogo quinoa sidesgo max go candy barsTubifyWise BitesCracklebredPaquiCovered Bridge Pop it PopcornYum Earth LicoriceYum Earth Sour BeansLuke's Multi Grain Seed CrackersPurest Flax Seed FlourNatura Coconut BeverageDaksha's Gourmet SpicesSuzie's Good Fat BarsRise KombuchaSmack Dog FoodSmack Cat Foodkapow now chocolate caramel glopkapow now cheez chickpea crackersSuzie's Organic MayonnaisseGogo Quinoa FlourSchar Lady FingersP-nuff Crunch PuffsHippie Snacks Cauliflower & Avocado CrispsSigdal Gluten-Free CrispbreadsVega Protein Nutritional ShakesKikkoman PankoDaiya Greek Yogurt AlternativePure Lovin Chocolate Advent CalendarPure Lovin Chocolate Advent CalendarSonoma Creamery Cheese CrispsFatso Cocoa Peanut ButterNoochPopSpread Em Kitchen CoSpread Em Kitchen Cogogo-quinoa-side-dishesEarth's Own CashewFatso CocoaBig Mountain PattiesBig Mountain PattiesSchar Chocoate Honey GrahamsFloating Leaf Wild RiceGH Cretors Chicago MixKitchen BasicsPulse KitchensBeanitosQue Pasa Ancient Grains Tortilla ChipsLittle Northern Bakehouse x 2Laiki CrackersSesmark Rice Crackerssmart sweetsSchar Frollino ChocolixGayLea Whip CreamEarth's Own OatSilk DrinkRossdown Chicken Pepperoni SticksMade Good FoodXO Rice VermicelliThe Real Coconut TortillaPrana Chocolate BarkNatrel Lactose Free MilkMotts FruitsationsGo Co Bites
Nature's Path Grain-Free GranolaWalter Caesar MixKim Nori Seaweed SnackBeyond Meat BurgerSejoyia Coco-ThinsLundberg Thin StackersMocolateEarth's Own Oat MilkZevia Drinksgood crisp chipsSejoya coco thinsDreaminofStrawberries-1024x455salmas crackersinty's Buffalo Chicken FlingsSmart Sweetrw garcia crackersGoGo Quinoa's Andean Pink SaltGoGo Quinoa PastaDaiya Pumpkin Spice CheezecakeWild Made Organic Fruit Rollsthe art of slow food fbApple ChipsBig Mountain Foods Veggie CrumbleCloud 9 Pankcase MixMy Mo Cashew Frozen DessertDandies MarshmallowsWild Tusker Coconut SugarGogo Quinoa Quinoa MixSo Delicious Holiday NogMcSweeney's Jerky SticksSugarSin GummeisGogo Quinoa PuffsLillyPuds Brandy ButterElmhurst Hemp CreamerMum's Hot SauceBlue Monkey Organic Coconut CreamEarth Island Yogurtelmhurst_barista_oat_milkEve's CrackersVeggie ChipsLaughing Daughters Crisps


Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
Gyro Park Pepper's Foodspepper's foods gyro park

The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


 Independent Grocer Award

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15% Off – 15th Anniversary Sale @ Deep Cove Market
Mar 31 all-day

Deep Cove Market AnniversaryALL MARCH LONG! Stock up on gluten-free favourites during Deep Cove’s 15 Anniversary Celebrations! Just mention their promo code “Market Anniversary” at the till on all orders over $50.

“A Funky Market and Community Meeting Place in North Saanich!”

Deep Cove Market has been serving celiacs for more than 15 years with the most eclectic selection of gluten-free products that Vancouver Island has to offer. Trust Deep Cove to carry the brands that are impossible to find at major retailers – honouring independent celiac manufacturers who are dedicated to supporting us – one kitchen to another.

Deep Cove Market 8A first and last stop shop for locals and tourists alike. Minutes from Schwarz Bay Ferry Terminal as you arrive or a last stop before heading to Vancouver or the Gulf Islands, you’ll be sure to leave with items you won’t find anywhere else.

An ideal destination for a Sunday drive or bicycle trip from Sidney or even Victoria. Be welcomed with wide verandahs, aisles jam-packed with goodies and shaded, picnic seating in a beautifully landscaped garden.

10940 West Saanich Road • 250-656-2547 •  Mon-Fri 7am to 7:30pm Sat-Sun 8:am to 7:30pm
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NOTE: While Deep Cove Market offers to make sandwiches with gluten-free bread, the risk of cross contamination with gluten ingredients is high in the close confines of their kitchen.


A Small Business at the Heart of the Community

Rosemary Scott

Rosemary Scott, Seaside Magazine

“The Deep Cove Market is not your typical convenience store. A destination for foodies, it’s a charming country market nestled in North Saanich that has become, through much hard work, a gem of a meeting place for the community.

After the Deep Cove Farm on Wain Road was retired, I wanted to provide locals like myself with a place to meet over breakfast, lunch or lattes and have a place to shop that supports our local farming community. If you want locally raised lamb, beef, poultry and eggs, it’s a place worth visiting. 10 years ago, with no grocery experience whatsoever … more


Deep Cove 10th Anniversary Feature Review in the Peninsula News, March 2015.

Deep Cove Market“Walk into Deep Cove Market and the first thing you’ll notice is the abundance of smiling faces. With the smell of fresh coffee lingering in the air, the charming wood plank floor and woven baskets of produce capping off the aisles, it’s easy to see why the shoppers are in a good mood. There’s a quaint feeling of discovery that permeates the shop, as though the perfect ingredient is waiting just around the corner. “I’ve tried to offer a lot of organic products and local products. In the summer, we try to have 100 per cent local produce,” she said. “We try to make the choices really interesting, besides regular grocery, we try to have a lot of specialty items just to make it more fun for the consumer.” That includes spending sometimes hours on the internet trying to track down a supplier if a customer has made a special request, said Waddington, always prioritizing local first” … more


Rosemary is a frequent (gluten-free) recipe contributor to Sidney’s Seaside Magazine.
Here are just a few of her best!

Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam, recipe by Rosemary Scott

Island Dish: Tomato Jam

“What is tomato jam? It’s a thick, intensely tomato-flavoured condiment that is delicious enough to

  • spread on your favourite burger (you’ll never use ketchup again)
  • serve up on a fresh (gluten-free) baguette
  • toast point with cheese
  • toss into pasta with some fresh parmesan shavings
  • add to your homemade soup to elevate it to a whole new level
  • eat it all by itself right out of the jar. It should come with a warning on the label: “highly addictive.”

See recipe here


Spinach Salad Gluten Free

Summertime Spinach Salad, Seaside Magazine

Island Dish: Summertime Spinach Salad

“I have to be honest here and tell you that this recipe is courtesy of my sister-in-law, Ros Scott. I love this salad for many reasons: it is colourful, quick to prepare, super healthy and the dressing is to die for!

There are a number of ingredients in this recipe that are part of the top 100 healthiest foods list. First of all, we have the fresh local spinach that is readily available at markets this time of year. Spinach is among the top greens for folate, and it contains high amounts of vitamin A, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, and selenium, which offers antioxidant protection and supports thyroid function.” See recipe here


Island Dish: Spring Fettucine

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Spring Fettucini, Seaside Magazine

“When I think of spring, lamb and asparagus come to mind! The Galloping Goose Sausage Co. in Metchosin makes excellent herbed lamb sausages. They are gluten- , MSG- and preservative free. We are fortunate here at the Deep Cove Market to be able to carry fresh asparagus from Raphael at Guités Farm on Oldfield Road. I’m a big fan of easy one-dish meals, so I have combined a number of items I carry here at the Market into one entrée. This dish could easily become gluten free by substituting the pasta with a rice pasta or quinoa. I also think the lemon cooking sauce would pair nicely with chicken if you are not a lamb fan. We carry farm-fresh, free-range, antibiotic-free chicken from Kildonan Farms located right here in North Saanich. I am also a huge lover of Greek food, so I combined the lemon and lamb with peppers, onions and feta. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!See recipe …


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7% Student & Senior Discount @ Mother Nature's Market & Deli
Mar 31 all-day

Tuesdays are Senior and Student Day at Mother Nature’s! Receive a discount of 7%!

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Be Healthy, Go Natural! It makes a difference!

Natural Foods, Organic Produce and Local Products. 

Mother Nature’s Market and Deli is committed to making every shopping experience a positive one. Proud to offer local and natural foods, Mother Nature’s feature organic fruits and vegetables and a wide selection of meat, fish and poultry, all non-medicated and ethically raised.

Competitive pricing values both the work and dedication of the producer (go farmers!) and the consumer, with no artificial ingredients, additives, GMO’s, preservatives or pesticides.

Gluten-free meal solutions, baking and snacks can be found throughout the store and enjoyed outside on surrounding patios while watching the world go by.

Cook Street Location – Think Paris in Victoria! 250-590-7390

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  • Tuesdays are Senior and Student Day at Mother Nature’s! Receive a discount of 7%!
  • Thursdays are Family Appreciation Days! Shop over $50 and receive a 10% discount!

Mother Nature’s is  committed to supporting both local farmers and suppliers and offering our customers excellent service and the healthiest products available. Staff does their best to make every shopping experience a happy one. Mother Nature’s is gentle on the environment and always provides a positive face to the community.

Our Vision – Healthy store, happy staff, exceptional customer service, sustainable products, satisfied customers.

Our Mission – Provide top-quality natural foods, organic produce and local products priced competitively, both to value the work and dedication of the producer, and meet the needs of the consumer.

Our Goals

  • Support local producers and growers, thereby promoting sustainable agriculture and the local economy and reducing our environmental footprint.
  • Provide our customers with access to healthy and local foods offered in a welcoming and friendly environment.
  • Hire and retain well-trained, knowledgeable staff who excel in providing exceptional customer service.
  • Foster a work environment that promotes health and wellness and evokes teamwork, loyalty and pride in the workplace.
  • Provide all staff with the opportunity to grow within the structure of Mother Nature’s Market and Deli through continuous quality improvement and recognition of individual and team efforts.

Become a Natures Lover! Membership is free!

  • Add the handy Nature Lovers’ member card to your key chain and earn valuable points each time you shop.  Points earned can be redeemed toward future purchases.
  • Receive 10 points for every dollar you spend. Donate or redeem 1000 points for $1.00.
  • SILVER LEVEL – Spend $500 within one month and receive a discount of 2% on all your purchase in the following month.
  • GOLD LEVEL – Spend $750 within one month receive a discount of 5% on all your purchases in the following month.
  • Students and Seniors need only $ 200 (Silver) or $ 350 (Gold) to achieve the respective levels
  • Click here for more information

 

Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Rawthentic Eatery
Mar 31 all-day

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March Spring Cleaning Special – Go Green to get Clean.  Regular $19.50 on for only $14.99.

March 5-Day Food or Juice Cleanse Special – 25% off.  (Regular $200 – on for $150) Click here for complete details
Specials!
  • Combo: Hot Teriyaki Bowl and a Large Anti-Oxidant smoothie – Regular $20 – on for $15.99.
  • Snak Stiks (Thai and Vegeroni flavors.) Buy 1 get a second 50% off.
  • Cinnamon Kisses (a tasty almond based cinnamon ball.) Buy 3 Get 1 FREE.
  • Tea Bags – Regular $15 – on for only $9.99.

Raw Alive Delicious … See you at Rawthentic.

Click here to learn about Franchising Opportunities!

Rawthentic Eatery

Rawthentic Eatery! Raw. Alive. Delicious.

Why Raw Food?

Raw food is great for everyone. One of the main goals of eating and drinking more raw foods is to obtain plenty of nutrients in an easy-to-digest manner, one that our bodies are naturally suited for. While there’s no need to go completely raw or to declare yourself a “raw vegan,” consuming at least some raw vegetables and fruits every day is important for just about everyone. Learn more here!

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Mon to Fri 8am-6:30pm • Sat 9am-6:30pm • Sun 10am-5pm

Victoria – Royal Oak – 108-4440 West Saanich Rd • 778-432-4800
Mon to Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 9:30am-7:30pm • Sun 10am-6pm

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Rawthentic Commitment

Rawthentic’s Menu!

Rawthentic’s menu has a focus on high quality, raw, vegan, organic ingredients to achieve optimum flavour & health benefits. All items are raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, no sugar and 100% vegan. Learn more here!

Juices, Smoothies & Shakes

Wraps & Smoothie Bowls

Burgers, Noodles & Tacos

Warm Soups, Bowls & Salads

Shots, Warm Drinks, Kombucha & More

3, 7 & 14 Day Cleanses

Buy in Bulk Online

Shop for dry goods, grocery, health & beauty, home, lifestyle, makery & produce – at wholesale pricing! Learn more here!

Special Offer! Order over $25 online – receive a FREE large smoothie (value $10) when you pick up.

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Rawthentic Catering

At Rawthentic, we LOVE offering our raw food catering service for important events. We’ll provide everything you need to get your next party off the ground whether they are social or business. We can cater for up to 200 guests for weddings, birthdays, dinner parties & corporate events. Learn more here!

About Rawthentic

Rawthentic Eatery’s raw, plant-based menu is broad, delicious and diverse, perfect for anyone and everyone seeking the essential whole food energy that helps us THRIVE. All of Rawthentic’s menu items are made from hand-selected, high-quality, organic vegan ingredients to always achieve optimum freshness and flavour. Learn more here!

Rawthentic Delivery

Delivery available in Victoria and Courtenay

 

Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Mar 31 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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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
Mar 31 all-day

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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
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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
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Seniors enjoy 10% off – Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

A bustling market at 3829 Cadboro Bay Road, steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

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

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

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

  • Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
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The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


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10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Apr 1 all-day

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

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

A bustling market at 3829 Cadboro Bay Road, steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

• Sale on Gluten-Free Items
• Weekly Specials
• Gluten-Free Product List
• Deliveries to Your Door
Facebook
Pepper's Foods GF Freezer SectionTwitter
Instagram
• 10% Student discount EVERY day!
• 10% Senior’s discount Tuesdays and Wednesdays

What’s New at Pepper’s Foods!

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

  • Scott Zaichkowsky, Assistant Grocery Manager

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Nature's Path Grain-Free GranolaWalter Caesar MixKim Nori Seaweed SnackBeyond Meat BurgerSejoyia Coco-ThinsLundberg Thin StackersMocolateEarth's Own Oat MilkZevia Drinksgood crisp chipsSejoya coco thinsDreaminofStrawberries-1024x455salmas crackersinty's Buffalo Chicken FlingsSmart Sweetrw garcia crackersGoGo Quinoa's Andean Pink SaltGoGo Quinoa PastaDaiya Pumpkin Spice CheezecakeWild Made Organic Fruit Rollsthe art of slow food fbApple ChipsBig Mountain Foods Veggie CrumbleCloud 9 Pankcase MixMy Mo Cashew Frozen DessertDandies MarshmallowsWild Tusker Coconut SugarGogo Quinoa Quinoa MixSo Delicious Holiday NogMcSweeney's Jerky SticksSugarSin GummeisGogo Quinoa PuffsLillyPuds Brandy ButterElmhurst Hemp CreamerMum's Hot SauceBlue Monkey Organic Coconut CreamEarth Island Yogurtelmhurst_barista_oat_milkEve's CrackersVeggie ChipsLaughing Daughters Crisps


Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
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The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


 Independent Grocer Award

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20% Discount @ Floating Fish Store
Apr 1 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
Apr 1 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.

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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
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Apr 1 all-day

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  • Combo: Hot Teriyaki Bowl and a Large Anti-Oxidant smoothie – Regular $20 – on for $15.99.
  • Snak Stiks (Thai and Vegeroni flavors.) Buy 1 get a second 50% off.
  • Cinnamon Kisses (a tasty almond based cinnamon ball.) Buy 3 Get 1 FREE.
  • Tea Bags – Regular $15 – on for only $9.99.

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3, 7 & 14 Day Cleanses

Buy in Bulk Online

Shop for dry goods, grocery, health & beauty, home, lifestyle, makery & produce – at wholesale pricing! Learn more here!

Special Offer! Order over $25 online – receive a FREE large smoothie (value $10) when you pick up.

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Rawthentic Catering

At Rawthentic, we LOVE offering our raw food catering service for important events. We’ll provide everything you need to get your next party off the ground whether they are social or business. We can cater for up to 200 guests for weddings, birthdays, dinner parties & corporate events. Learn more here!

About Rawthentic

Rawthentic Eatery’s raw, plant-based menu is broad, delicious and diverse, perfect for anyone and everyone seeking the essential whole food energy that helps us THRIVE. All of Rawthentic’s menu items are made from hand-selected, high-quality, organic vegan ingredients to always achieve optimum freshness and flavour. Learn more here!

Rawthentic Delivery

Delivery available in Victoria and Courtenay

 

Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Apr 1 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.”

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

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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! 

 

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10% Student Discount Every Day @ Pepper's Foods
Apr 2 all-day

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

  • Some restrictions apply. No discount on sale items. 

A bustling market at 3829 Cadboro Bay Road, steps away from the University of Victoria and one of the largest playgrounds in Victoria, shop at Pepper’s Foods for a picnic, a barbecue or the gluten-free foods you need to sustain you week in and week out! A long-time supporter of the Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Picnic, Pepper’s Foods is the very ‘heart’ of Cadboro Bay!

• Sale on Gluten-Free Items
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Gyro Park & Beach at Cadboro Bay
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The legendary home of the “Cadborosaurus” sea serpent, Cadboro Bay is a partially protected bay with the kind of long, sandy beaches that make for sublime summer swimming, strolling and boating. The park has a replica of the Cadborosaurus creature, said to be a relative of the Loch Ness Monster. Caddy, as it is known, usually allows itself to be seen once or twice a year. Cadboro Bay’s beaches are well-equipped for family outings with picnic facilities, public washrooms and a children’s playground. Pack a snack from Pepper’s and enjoy!


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2 for 1 Burgers @ Pirate Chips
Apr 2 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

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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 @ Rawthentic Eatery
Apr 2 all-day

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March Spring Cleaning Special – Go Green to get Clean.  Regular $19.50 on for only $14.99.

March 5-Day Food or Juice Cleanse Special – 25% off.  (Regular $200 – on for $150) Click here for complete details
Specials!
  • Combo: Hot Teriyaki Bowl and a Large Anti-Oxidant smoothie – Regular $20 – on for $15.99.
  • Snak Stiks (Thai and Vegeroni flavors.) Buy 1 get a second 50% off.
  • Cinnamon Kisses (a tasty almond based cinnamon ball.) Buy 3 Get 1 FREE.
  • Tea Bags – Regular $15 – on for only $9.99.

Raw Alive Delicious … See you at Rawthentic.

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Rawthentic Eatery! Raw. Alive. Delicious.

Why Raw Food?

Raw food is great for everyone. One of the main goals of eating and drinking more raw foods is to obtain plenty of nutrients in an easy-to-digest manner, one that our bodies are naturally suited for. While there’s no need to go completely raw or to declare yourself a “raw vegan,” consuming at least some raw vegetables and fruits every day is important for just about everyone. Learn more here!

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Victoria – Royal Oak – 108-4440 West Saanich Rd • 778-432-4800
Mon to Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 9:30am-7:30pm • Sun 10am-6pm

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Rawthentic’s Menu!

Rawthentic’s menu has a focus on high quality, raw, vegan, organic ingredients to achieve optimum flavour & health benefits. All items are raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, no sugar and 100% vegan. Learn more here!

Juices, Smoothies & Shakes

Wraps & Smoothie Bowls

Burgers, Noodles & Tacos

Warm Soups, Bowls & Salads

Shots, Warm Drinks, Kombucha & More

3, 7 & 14 Day Cleanses

Buy in Bulk Online

Shop for dry goods, grocery, health & beauty, home, lifestyle, makery & produce – at wholesale pricing! Learn more here!

Special Offer! Order over $25 online – receive a FREE large smoothie (value $10) when you pick up.

Rawthentic Online Shopping

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Rawthentic Catering

At Rawthentic, we LOVE offering our raw food catering service for important events. We’ll provide everything you need to get your next party off the ground whether they are social or business. We can cater for up to 200 guests for weddings, birthdays, dinner parties & corporate events. Learn more here!

About Rawthentic

Rawthentic Eatery’s raw, plant-based menu is broad, delicious and diverse, perfect for anyone and everyone seeking the essential whole food energy that helps us THRIVE. All of Rawthentic’s menu items are made from hand-selected, high-quality, organic vegan ingredients to always achieve optimum freshness and flavour. Learn more here!

Rawthentic Delivery

Delivery available in Victoria and Courtenay

 

Daily Gluten-Free Specials @ Wild Poppy Bakery & Bistro
Apr 2 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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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! 

 

Vegetable Biriyani @ Dosa Paragon
Apr 2 all-day

vegetable biriyani dosa paragonTHURSDAYS ONLY at Dosa Paragon!

Vegetable Biriyani – a bold and flavorful Indian rice dish with bell peppers, peas, carrots and potatoes in a spiced rice dish made with turmeric, garam masala and other warm spices.

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DOSA – a cooked flat thin layered rice batter,  somewhat similar to a crepe.
PARAGON – a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.

• 735 Yates Street – tucked inside St. Andrew’s Square Building – across from Cineplex Odeon.
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• Hours: Tues-Wed-Thurs 11-8:30 • Fri-Sat 11-9 • Sun11-8 • Closed Mon

About Dosa Paragon
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Friday-Saturday-Sunday Special – Chicken Biriyani

  • a delicious savory rice dish that is loaded with spicy marinated chicken, caramelized onions, and flavorful saffron rice.

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  • DOSA – a crispy savoury rice crepe cooked flat thin layered, made from fermented rice and lentil batter, then filled.
  • UTHAPPAM – thick pancake made from rice and lentil batter, with different toppings.
  • PAPADUM – a thin crisp disk shaped lentil wafers, made from seasoned black gram flour, either fried or grilled with dry heat.
  • VADA – a savoury fried snack from India. It is made from lentils.
  • IDLY – a savoury, steamed rice cake very popular in Southern India and Sri Lanka , from Indian subcontinent. . IDLY are made by Steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils and rice. Learn more about this super food here.
  • SAMBAR – lentils and Vegetables cooked with tamarind and blend of spices.
  • INDIAN PICKLE- known as Achar, made from a variety of vegetables & fruits, preserved in brine, vinegar, edible oils and a blend of various Indian spices.
  • Click here to view the complete menu.

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Victoria Buzz Review by Brishti Basu 1

  • On July 8th, Prashant “Bob” Unnikrishnan and his wife Lathika quietly opened the doors to Dosa Paragon, a south Indian restaurant that is one of its kind in Victoria, and perhaps all of Vancouver Island. Unlike other East Indian eateries in town, this restaurant specializes in cuisine local to the south Indian state of Kerala and everything on the menu is made from scratch by the husband-and-wife duo. Bob, who has lived in Victoria for the past 6 years, brings his dishes straight from India after having worked in major cities like Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. Before opening Dosa Paragon, he worked as a chef at several restaurants around town including Irish Times Pub, John’s Place, and Varsha Indian Kitchen.
  • Some of their highlights include the Masala Dosa (a rice crepe stuffed with spiced potato), their Onion and Cilantro Uthappam (a savoury pancake topped with onion and cilantro), and for meat eaters, an aromatic and flavourful Chicken Biryani (a spiced rice and chicken dish). Of course, no Indian meal is complete without a drink to go with it.
  • Those who prefer a cooler beverage may choose the thick, sweet concoction that is their mango smoothie. For those partial to hot drinks, the restaurant offers an authentic ‘masala chai’ or tea flavoured with a mix of spices and herbs.
  • While Bob and his wife have done practically nothing to advertise their new restaurant, the small eatery always has a steady stream of customers to keep them busy – a testament to the nearly addictive flavours and aromas emanating from Dosa Paragon. They have been so busy, in fact, that the owners have had to extend their business hours up to 9 p.m. to keep up with the demand.
  • “That’s our motivation,” said Bob when asked about how customers have been responding to his restaurant. “We just want to maintain that momentum as our main goal is customer satisfaction.”
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$5 House Wine – 2 for 1 Appys @ Pirate Chips
Apr 3 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 wi