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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Dec
15
Fri
Gluten-Free Brunch @ Crows Restaurant
Dec 15 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Crows Restaurant

Crows Restaurant serves quality gluten-free food, properly prepared at reasonable prices. They look forward to treating you right!

Crows Restaurant isa family-style casual diner that offers a mostly gluten-free menu. Just ask your server! Crows’ deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so you can have your way with their fries, poutine, hearty breakfasts to sumptuous dinners. Find Crows Restaurant right next door to the Ramada Inn at 123 Gorge Road East at Albany Street. Plenty of free parking. Accessible.

Gluten-free brunch is served from 7am to 2:30pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Breakfast Menu – served Monday to Thursday 7 am – 11 am and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Includes Gluten-Free French Toast & Pancakes to order. Please allow for additional prep time.
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

Open 7 days per week 7am to 9:30 pm

CrowsRestaurant.comFacebook • Instagram • Contact • (778) 265-2762

Crows Restaurant Sunday Brunch

More than great gluten-free food, Crows Restaurant offers entertainment, arts and even date nights!

Every Tuesday – Music Night – 7-9:30pm

  • Open Mike Night for Singer Songwriters

First Saturday Night & Third Thursdays – Paint Nite  – starting 6:30 pm

  • Discover a different nite out! Paint and party with friends at Crows Restaurant

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Dec
16
Sat
Gluten-Free Brunch @ Crows Restaurant
Dec 16 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Crows Restaurant

Crows Restaurant serves quality gluten-free food, properly prepared at reasonable prices. They look forward to treating you right!

Crows Restaurant isa family-style casual diner that offers a mostly gluten-free menu. Just ask your server! Crows’ deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so you can have your way with their fries, poutine, hearty breakfasts to sumptuous dinners. Find Crows Restaurant right next door to the Ramada Inn at 123 Gorge Road East at Albany Street. Plenty of free parking. Accessible.

Gluten-free brunch is served from 7am to 2:30pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Breakfast Menu – served Monday to Thursday 7 am – 11 am and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Includes Gluten-Free French Toast & Pancakes to order. Please allow for additional prep time.
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

Open 7 days per week 7am to 9:30 pm

CrowsRestaurant.comFacebook • Instagram • Contact • (778) 265-2762

Crows Restaurant Sunday Brunch

More than great gluten-free food, Crows Restaurant offers entertainment, arts and even date nights!

Every Tuesday – Music Night – 7-9:30pm

  • Open Mike Night for Singer Songwriters

First Saturday Night & Third Thursdays – Paint Nite  – starting 6:30 pm

  • Discover a different nite out! Paint and party with friends at Crows Restaurant

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Gluten-Free Vegan Waffle Launch @ WaffleBeast
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Welcome Vancouver Island’s ONLY Gluten-Free, Vegan Waffle  to Victoria!

Come on down to WaffleBeast in the Victoria Public Market at 1701 Douglas Street on Saturday, December 16th from 10 am to 6pm. WaffleBeast will be serving their signature gluten-free, vegan Buckwheat Cinnamon Waffles all day long. Their store front is located at the very back of the Hudson building or if approaching from outside, at the entrance halfway between Douglas and Blanshard Streets.

Gluten-Free Special Features!

  • Waffle with Coconut Whip Cream and warm Apple Cider $6
  • Free samples Blissful Belly gluten-free, vegan brownies, cookies, muffins and scones!
  • Meet Santa from noon to 3pm!

WaffleBeast What began as a donair food cart in Terrace, BC has morphed into a store front serving gluten – and now – gluten-free waffles in Victoria.

WaffleBeast received so many requests for gluten-free and even vegan waffles that they heeded the call – to our community’s delight! WaffleBeast has worked closely with the Celiac Scene to perfect its gluten-free protocol. They welcome any and all feedback.


Blissful Belly Buckwheat Cinnamon MixIngredient Sourcing

  • WaffleBeast is pleased to present Buckwheat Cinnamon Waffles made with Blissful Belly Gluten-Free, Vegan Mixes*. Produced in Summerland, BC they are a newly launched ‘Just -Add-Water’ formulation. Scroll down for more information.
  • Toppings are made from fresh whole foods, are labelled gluten-free and/or contain no gluten ingredients.
  • WaffleBeast staff are pleased to answer any questions you may have and are happy to provide access to ingredient labels.

Note: all mixes, waffles and baking contain pure, uncontaminated, gluten-free oats.


WaffleBeast WaffleGluten-Free Waffle Toppings

  • Tropical Fruit
  • M&M’s
  • Ginger Spread
  • Lyall’s Syrup
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Coconut or Whipped Cream Topping
  • More gluten-free flavours to follow! Suggestions welcome!

WaffleBeast Gluten-Free Zone

WaffleBeast staff have been trained to wash hands thoroughly and don a dedicated gluten-free apron prior to entering the gluten-free area.

Gluten-Free Protocol

  • Gluten-free waffles and baking are prepared in a separate, dedicated gluten-free section away from the gluten production area.
  • Start the day by sanitizing all surfaces in the gluten-free section with fresh clean cloths.
  • All gluten-free products are prepared before gluten production begins.
  • Gluten-free products are prepared using dedicated, gluten-free utensils.
  • Gluten-free products are served on disposable dishes with disposable cutlery
  • Gluten-free food not immediately consumed will be stored under glass covers to minimize any risk of cross contamination with airborne gluten.
  • Staff will wash hands and put on aprons that have not been worn in the gluten-area of the restaurant before preparing and / or serving gluten-free food.
  • At the end of the day, cover gluten-free mixes, platters, utensils and counters with linens (or place in cupboards) to minimize any risk of airborne gluten flour settling on surfaces overnight.

WaffleBeast believes in fair gluten-free pricing!

Both gluten and gluten-free WaffleBeast waffles sell for $4, with toppings 75¢ each or 2/$1

WAIT! There’s More!

wafflebeast gluten free vegan baking

Enjoy an array of gluten-free, vegan brownies, cookies, muffins and scones, created in WaffleBeast’s dedicated gluten-free department from Blissful Belly’s Mixes!

wafflebeast.com • Facebook • Instagram • (250) 888-6836 • Open Mon-Sat 10-6 Sundays 11-5


About Blissful Belly!
Blissful Belly Mixes

  • “Blissful Belly Wholefood Co. offers delicious convenient ‘Just-add-Water’ gluten-free + vegan baking mixes. Victoria Laine, RHN developed “Just-add-Water” mixes for her daughter when she was traveling and needed a celiac and vegan-friendly option. Based in Summerland, BC, Blissful Belly Wholefood Co. supports other local producers by utilizing Okanagan grown ingredients into the mixes for delicious and nutritious products. We use organic ingredients as much as possible, our goal to have 100% organic ingredients.” Learn more …
  • facebook.com/BlissfulBellyWholefoodCo/

*Ingredients Buckwheat Cinnamon Pancake & Waffle Mix

  • GF oat flour, buckwheat flour, coconut palm sugar, maple sugar, quinoa, flaxseed meal, arrowroot flour, cinnamon, GF, corn-free baking powder (tapioca starch, cream of tartar, sodium bicarbonate), spices, sea salt.
Dec
17
Sun
Gluten-Free Brunch @ Crows Restaurant
Dec 17 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Crows Restaurant

Crows Restaurant serves quality gluten-free food, properly prepared at reasonable prices. They look forward to treating you right!

Crows Restaurant isa family-style casual diner that offers a mostly gluten-free menu. Just ask your server! Crows’ deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so you can have your way with their fries, poutine, hearty breakfasts to sumptuous dinners. Find Crows Restaurant right next door to the Ramada Inn at 123 Gorge Road East at Albany Street. Plenty of free parking. Accessible.

Gluten-free brunch is served from 7am to 2:30pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Breakfast Menu – served Monday to Thursday 7 am – 11 am and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Includes Gluten-Free French Toast & Pancakes to order. Please allow for additional prep time.
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

Open 7 days per week 7am to 9:30 pm

CrowsRestaurant.comFacebook • Instagram • Contact • (778) 265-2762

Crows Restaurant Sunday Brunch

More than great gluten-free food, Crows Restaurant offers entertainment, arts and even date nights!

Every Tuesday – Music Night – 7-9:30pm

  • Open Mike Night for Singer Songwriters

First Saturday Night & Third Thursdays – Paint Nite  – starting 6:30 pm

  • Discover a different nite out! Paint and party with friends at Crows Restaurant

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Dec
19
Tue
Kids Under 8 Eat Free @ Pirate Chips Nanaimo
Dec 19 all-day

TUESDAYS – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!*

Little Matey Menu

Kids eat free
EVERY TUESDAY – KIDS UNDER 8 EAT FREE!*


pirate-chips-memorabiliaPirate Chips doesn’t have just one, but TWO dedicated gluten-free fryers to serve their gluten-free and celiac customers! Not only that, the Buckaneers have the buns to serve us, too!

Gluten-free hamburger buns, oyster burger buns and halibut burger buns! Find Pirate Chips in downtown Nanaimo, near the cenotaph.

Gluten-Free Clam Chowder, Fish Tacos, Soups and even New Grist Gluten-Free Beer!

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Plenty of Pirate Bling available for purchase!


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Check out what next week looks like:
TUESDAY: Kids Under 8 Eat Free
WEDNESDAY: All-You-Can-Eat Gluten-Free Cod Fish & Chips $15.95
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Live Music! Singing!

Tues-Thurs 11-9pm  Fri-Sat 11-10pm Sundays 11-8 Closed Mondays


‘Pirate Notations’ on Menus below indicate Gluten-Free.
Be sure to tell your server that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering.

They will change aprons, clean all surfaces and take every precaution to prepare a safe and delicious meal for you. Pirate Chips staff will happily accommodate additional allergies & sensitivities. Please make your needs known when ordering.

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Taco Revolution is Back @ Red Arrow Brewing!
Dec 19 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Taco Revolution will be parked outside Red Arrow Brewing for every Tuesday for their famous $3 tacos – instead of the regular $4. Handmade from scratch with ingredients sourced to be gluten free, Taco Revolution tacos are so good you will want them every day, and that’s possible:

Keep tabs on Taco Revolution no matter where they go!

• Taco Revolution Website
• Instagram
• Facebook
• Twitter

Taco Revolution Gluten-Free Menu

taco revolution gluten free tacos

Taco Revolution caters birthday parties, Christmas parties, corporate events, weddings and any kind of public and private events.

Bring the Taco Revolution to your event. They can can take care of your guests with their “All-you-can-eat taco parties”. Basically, it’s like having an open bar, but with tacos! Our prices typically range from $15 to $20 per person depending on the menu.

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

We’d love to hear about your upcoming event. Let them know the desired date, the proposed number of attendees and your preferred budget. [email protected] or call 250-244-6492

Taco Revoluion serves in Victoria, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Cedar, Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, Qualicum Beach and anywhere in between.
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Music Nights @ Crows Restaurant
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Every Tuesday - Music Night - 7-9:30pm Open Mike Night for Singer SongwritersEvery Tuesday – Music Night – 7-9:30pm • Open Mike Night for Singer Songwriters

Crows Restaurant isa family-style casual diner that offers a mostly gluten-free menu. Just ask your server! Crows’ deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so you can have your way with their fries, poutine, hearty breakfasts to sumptuous dinners. Find Crows Restaurant right next door to the Ramada Inn at 123 Gorge Road East at Albany Street. Plenty of free parking. Accessible.

View gluten-free photo gallery • See Map

Open 7 days per week 7am to 9:30 pm

  • Breakfast Menu – served Monday to Thursday 7 am – 11 am and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Includes Gluten-Free French Toast & Pancakes to order. Please allow for additional prep time.
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

CrowsRestaurant.comFacebook • Instagram • Contact • (778) 265-2762

More than great gluten-free food, Crows Restaurant offers entertainment, arts and even date nights!

Every Tuesday – Music Night – 7-9:30pm

  • Open Mike Night for Singer Songwriters

First Saturday Night & Third Thursdays – Paint Nite  – starting 6:30 pm

  • Discover a different nite out! Paint and party with friends at Crows Restaurant

Crows Restaurant 3

Dec
21
Thu
Paint Nites @ Crows Restaurant
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Paint Nite Crows RestaurantPaint Nite! Third Thursday Nights of the Month • Starting 6:30pm

  • (also held on the first Saturday night of every month)

Discover a different nite out! Paint and party with friends at Crows Restaurant

Crows Restaurant isa family-style casual diner that offers a mostly gluten-free menu. Just ask your server! Crows’ deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so you can have your way with their fries, poutine, hearty breakfasts to sumptuous dinners. Find Crows Restaurant right next door to the Ramada Inn at 123 Gorge Road East at Albany Street. Plenty of free parking. Accessible.

View gluten-free photo gallery • See Map

Open 7 days per week 7am to 9:30 pm

  • Breakfast Menu – served Monday to Thursday 7 am – 11 am and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Includes Gluten-Free French Toast & Pancakes to order. Please allow for additional prep time.
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

CrowsRestaurant.comFacebook • Instagram • Contact• (778) 265-2762

More than great gluten-free food, Crows Restaurant offers entertainment, arts and even date nights!

Every Tuesday – Music Night – 7-9:30pm

  • Open Mike Night for Singer Songwriters

First Saturday Nights & Third Thursdays – Paint Nite  – starting 6:30 pm

  • Discover a different nite out! Paint and party with friends at Crows Restaurant

Crows Restaurant 3

Dec
22
Fri
Gluten-Free Brunch @ Crows Restaurant
Dec 22 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Crows Restaurant

Crows Restaurant serves quality gluten-free food, properly prepared at reasonable prices. They look forward to treating you right!

Crows Restaurant isa family-style casual diner that offers a mostly gluten-free menu. Just ask your server! Crows’ deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so you can have your way with their fries, poutine, hearty breakfasts to sumptuous dinners. Find Crows Restaurant right next door to the Ramada Inn at 123 Gorge Road East at Albany Street. Plenty of free parking. Accessible.

Gluten-free brunch is served from 7am to 2:30pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Breakfast Menu – served Monday to Thursday 7 am – 11 am and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Includes Gluten-Free French Toast & Pancakes to order. Please allow for additional prep time.
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

Open 7 days per week 7am to 9:30 pm

CrowsRestaurant.comFacebook • Instagram • Contact • (778) 265-2762

Crows Restaurant Sunday Brunch

More than great gluten-free food, Crows Restaurant offers entertainment, arts and even date nights!

Every Tuesday – Music Night – 7-9:30pm

  • Open Mike Night for Singer Songwriters

First Saturday Night & Third Thursdays – Paint Nite  – starting 6:30 pm

  • Discover a different nite out! Paint and party with friends at Crows Restaurant

Crows Restaurant 3

Dec
23
Sat
Gluten-Free Brunch @ Crows Restaurant
Dec 23 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Crows Restaurant

Crows Restaurant serves quality gluten-free food, properly prepared at reasonable prices. They look forward to treating you right!

Crows Restaurant isa family-style casual diner that offers a mostly gluten-free menu. Just ask your server! Crows’ deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so you can have your way with their fries, poutine, hearty breakfasts to sumptuous dinners. Find Crows Restaurant right next door to the Ramada Inn at 123 Gorge Road East at Albany Street. Plenty of free parking. Accessible.

Gluten-free brunch is served from 7am to 2:30pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Breakfast Menu – served Monday to Thursday 7 am – 11 am and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Includes Gluten-Free French Toast & Pancakes to order. Please allow for additional prep time.
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

Open 7 days per week 7am to 9:30 pm

CrowsRestaurant.comFacebook • Instagram • Contact • (778) 265-2762

Crows Restaurant Sunday Brunch

More than great gluten-free food, Crows Restaurant offers entertainment, arts and even date nights!

Every Tuesday – Music Night – 7-9:30pm

  • Open Mike Night for Singer Songwriters

First Saturday Night & Third Thursdays – Paint Nite  – starting 6:30 pm

  • Discover a different nite out! Paint and party with friends at Crows Restaurant

Crows Restaurant 3

Gluten-Free Tastings at Lifestyle Markets Victoria

New to the gluten-free diet? Wish you could try before you buy pricey gluten-free food? Drop in between 12 and 2pm every second and fourth Saturday of every month and learn to love the gluten-free diet! Food, fun and information with Celiac Disease Expert, Ellen Bayens. Embrace the good life in gluten-free paradise! Check the Tasting Schedule here!