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

It’s Crows belief that they can serve quality gluten-free food, properly prepared for a reasonable price. They look forward to showing everyone what they can do!

Crows Restaurant family-style, casual diner is pleased to report that 90% of their menu is gluten free!  Moreover, the deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so we can have our way with fries as well as any savoury items our hearts desire from 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
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm

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

  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

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

NEW! Date Night – starting Saturday, November 18th 6:30 pm

  • Great value! Includes shared appetizers, 2 drinks, choice of mains and dessert. Call for details / reserve (778) 265-2762

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

It’s Crows belief that they can serve quality gluten-free food, properly prepared for a reasonable price. They look forward to showing everyone what they can do!

Crows Restaurant family-style, casual diner is pleased to report that 90% of their menu is gluten free!  Moreover, the deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so we can have our way with fries as well as any savoury items our hearts desire from 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
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm

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

  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

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

NEW! Date Night – starting Saturday, November 18th 6:30 pm

  • Great value! Includes shared appetizers, 2 drinks, choice of mains and dessert. Call for details / reserve (778) 265-2762

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Dec
17
Sun
Gluten-Free Brunch @ Crows Restaurant
Dec 17 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Crows Restaurant

It’s Crows belief that they can serve quality gluten-free food, properly prepared for a reasonable price. They look forward to showing everyone what they can do!

Crows Restaurant family-style, casual diner is pleased to report that 90% of their menu is gluten free!  Moreover, the deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so we can have our way with fries as well as any savoury items our hearts desire from 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
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm

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

  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

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

NEW! Date Night – starting Saturday, November 18th 6:30 pm

  • Great value! Includes shared appetizers, 2 drinks, choice of mains and dessert. Call for details / reserve (778) 265-2762

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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!*

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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

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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

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Crows Restaurant family-style, casual diner is pleased to report that 90% of their menu is gluten free!  Moreover, the deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so we can have our way with fries as well as any savoury items our hearts desire from 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
  • 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

NEW! Date Night – starting Saturday, November 18th 6:30 pm

  • Great value! Includes shared appetizers, 2 drinks, choice of mains and dessert. Call for details / reserve (778) 265-2762

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 family-style, casual diner is pleased to report that 90% of their menu is gluten free!  Moreover, the deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so we can have our way with fries as well as any savoury items our hearts desire from 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
  • 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

NEW! Date Night – starting Saturday, November 18th 6:30 pm

  • Great value! Includes shared appetizers, 2 drinks, choice of mains and dessert. Call for details / reserve (778) 265-2762

Crows Restaurant 3

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

It’s Crows belief that they can serve quality gluten-free food, properly prepared for a reasonable price. They look forward to showing everyone what they can do!

Crows Restaurant family-style, casual diner is pleased to report that 90% of their menu is gluten free!  Moreover, the deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so we can have our way with fries as well as any savoury items our hearts desire from 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
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm

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

  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

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

NEW! Date Night – starting Saturday, November 18th 6:30 pm

  • Great value! Includes shared appetizers, 2 drinks, choice of mains and dessert. Call for details / reserve (778) 265-2762

Crows Restaurant 3

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

It’s Crows belief that they can serve quality gluten-free food, properly prepared for a reasonable price. They look forward to showing everyone what they can do!

Crows Restaurant family-style, casual diner is pleased to report that 90% of their menu is gluten free!  Moreover, the deep fryer is dedicated gluten-free so we can have our way with fries as well as any savoury items our hearts desire from 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
  • Lunch Menu – served Monday to Thursday 11 am – 1:30 pm and Friday to Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm

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

  • Dinner Menu – served between 5 pm and 9:30 pm  – 7 Days a week

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

NEW! Date Night – starting Saturday, November 18th 6:30 pm

  • Great value! Includes shared appetizers, 2 drinks, choice of mains and dessert. Call for details / reserve (778) 265-2762

Crows Restaurant 3

Gluten-Free Open House @ happyditty! Confections by Melissa
Dec 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Samples will be out, Christmas music will be playing and pick-ups for those who have placed orders can happen any time during those hours. There will also be a small selection of ready-to-take-home items available for immediate purchase, including gift boxes. Saturday, December 23rd from 1-4pm at 1213 Millstream Avenue in Langford.

Order your holiday confections before December 15 for pick up on December 23rd!

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  • 6″ GF cakes – only $20, available in chocolate, mocha, coconut, and vanilla.  Your choice of frosting colours, or holiday design.
  • 8″ GF cakes – $35 for chocolate, vanilla, coconut, mocha, OR, for December only – carrot and German Chocolate.  Your choice of frosting colours, or a holiday design.
  • Cupcakes – $20 per dozen for standard size chocolate, coconut, vanilla, or mocha. Holiday sprinkles on top, unless another style is requested.
  • Mini Cupcakes – $15 for a box of 25. Chocolate, vanilla, or mocha. If multiple boxes are ordered, each box after the first is only $10 per box of 25.  Holiday sprinkles included unless another style is requested.
  • Red Wine and Cherry Cupcakes – $35 per dozen.
  • Brownies – $15 per dozen frosted, or $12 per dozen unfrosted.
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – $10 per dozen for standard size, or $20 per dozen for large.
  • Buckeye candies (peanut butter candies dipped in chocolate) – $35 for 100.
    *GF Crème brûlée and Tiramisu available for an additional fee. Just ask!

To order,  Contact Melissa via Facebook. Not on Facebook? Email [email protected]

All orders for December 20-23 must be placed no later than December 15 to allow for adequate scheduling. Pick up or delivering arrangements can be made when you place your order.

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Scroll down for an album of happyditty’s gluten-free items, all  made with Vancouver Island’s very own Bake My Day Flour from Duncan, BC.

Whether you need hundreds of cupcakes for a large function or event, or  a dozen freshly-baked cookies for movie night at home – just let Melissa know. Birthdays, weddings, baby or bridal showers, bachelor/ette parties, classroom events, church functions, office celebrations, charity events or just about any holiday or theme you can think of – Melissa will work with you to create a package and price that will fit your celiac-safe needs. Contact Melissa via Facebook. Follow her on Instagram

About Melissa & the Bakery Backstory

  • happyditty! 1I have enjoyed baking and creating treats for over two and a half decades, using both commercial and independent training to fine tune my craft along the way.  My true interest began at the age of 17, while working in the bakery department of a local grocer, continued through once I moved onto restaurant pastry preparation, organizing  PTA bake-sale fundraisers, charitable dessert donations, and plying my husband’s co-workers with probably more sweets that was/is reasonable! It was that last group that finally gave me that nudge necessary to offer items for others on a special order basis.  Nearly four years ago, happyditty! was born and it became a hobby-business that took on a life of its own.
  • Having been diagnosed with Celiac Disease five years ago myself, I know how important it is to have safe gluten free options – which is why every GF order is handled with the utmost of care.  I have GF dedicated mixers, utensils, decorating supplies, and ingredients.  Each items is sterilized before and after each use, and NO gluten ingredients are out while GF items are being made. 
  • happyditty! 3All GF and ‘standard’ items are made at different times to prevent any possible cross contamination.  As an added precaution, I hold back a small amount of each GF item going out to do a taste test of my own to ensure I have no reaction before sending it out to others. I know how unpleasant a surprise glutening can be!  I am thrilled that in all this time, at no point have I, or any clients, reported any issues!  I take ALL dietary restrictions and allergies seriously and want to work to provide the best treats possible for everyone. I am always happy to hear someone say “I would have never guessed that is gluten free!”
  • In addition to running her own one-woman baking show – Melissa is Mom to four amazing children ranging in age from 24 to 16, three of which have grown to be incredible cooks and bakers in their own right – and a very special 21-year old who is happy to be the official taste tester.  She is also happily married to a 13+ years active duty Canadian Forces member who has also never complained about taste testing! She enjoys doing as much local charity work as time allows, and squeezes in hiking, walks along the Harbour and horror movies whenever possible.

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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!