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!

Top Picks for Dining! • Top Picks for Shopping! • Celiac-Friendly Fast Food!

Aug
17
Thu
Thai Kaju Curry @ NoodleBox Canada
Aug 17 all-day

Noodlebox Canada Launches Guest Feature!

July 26, 2017, Vancouver, BC—Noodlebox Canada announces a guest feature recipe series, slated to launch in all twelve stores across BC and Alberta on August 8th.

Known for fresh food wok-cooked with flame, Noodlebox has partnered with local influencers to create feature dishes, each available for a week-long run this August.

Noodlebox_DreenaBurton_VeganThaiKajuCurry

Vegan Thai Kaju Curry

The guest feature series kicks off August 8th with Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap by Alberta author and food writer Julie Van Rosendaal (@DinnerWithJulie), followed by a vegan dish of savoury Thai Kaju Curry by plant-powered author Dreena Burton (@DreenaBurton). Learn more about the August 8 to 14th Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap week here.

Thai Kaju Curry is a creamy, plant-based vegan dish with vibrant colour and flavour. Made with a healthy house-made sauce of blended cashews, tomato, coconut milk and Thai red curry, emboldened with ginger and lime, it’s flame-cooked with fresh local vegetables and served with rice noodles and scattered with crunchy sprouts.

  • Gluten-Free Diners please let staff know that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering this feature item or any other item at Noodlebox.

About Dreena 

A vegan for almost 20 years, Dreena Burton is the author of five cookbooks, and is the mother of three plant-powered kids (#weegans). Passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” to create healthy, delicious food for the whole family. Dreena is one of the pioneering vegan cookbook authors, with a loyal following and reputation for reliable, wholesome recipes. @DreenaBurton • www.plantpoweredkitchen.com • Facebook • Instagram


Noodle Box

Noodlebox was born out of a small food cart in Victoria BC’s Chinatown in 2001. Our unique style of Southeast Asian street food became so popular that people were willing to wait hours in the rain to get their fill. In 2003 we opened our first store in downtown Victoria, with many more opening throughout BC and Alberta to keep up with demand for our bold dishes.

 FRESH FOOD, MADE BY REAL PEOPLE

We’ve been concerned by the rise of the processed food generation and the departure of nutritious food sources. Our kitchens want to reverse that trend.

What we will always do best is prepare real food, by hand – made from fresh ingredients like non-gmo vegetables sourced locally whenever possible. Our special sauces are house made, with no added MSG.

We support sustainable & ethical producers, with farm-to-plate practices that deliver a premium product with trusted transparency.


Noodlebox prides itself on trusted transparency – premium ingredients, ethically raised protein, MSG-free, sustainable practices, farm-to-plate and committed to community.

  • Standard Protocol – every wok is scrubbed by hand, every time.
  • Gluten-Free Protocol – let staff know your dietary preferences or intolerances and the chef’s station will be re-set with fresh utensils, cloths and squeaky-clean hands.

Ask for rice noodles, jasmine rice or go no-carb / high-protein. Add in roasted cashews, crushed peanuts or even a fried free-range egg to gussy up any GF dish! Dial in your spice level and you’re ready to go!  Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

Five Locations on Vancouver Island Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford • Port Place in Nanaimo. Scroll down for their locations in Vancouver, BC and Alberta!


NOODLE BOX MENUDAILY SPECIALSFRIDAY FEATURES

Noodle Box Menu A FEB 2017
Noodle Box Menu B FEB 2017


In Victoria • Shelbourne • Douglas • Uptown • Langford •

In Nanaimo • Port Place •

Noodle Box Vancouver Island


In Vancouver • Kitsilano • Homer • Mt Pleasant • Gastown

Noodle Box Vancouver


In Alberta • Calgary • Airdrie • Deerfoot Meadows • Red Deer • Sherwood ParkNoodle Box Alberta

Aug
18
Fri
Thai Kaju Curry @ NoodleBox Canada
Aug 18 all-day

Noodlebox Canada Launches Guest Feature!

July 26, 2017, Vancouver, BC—Noodlebox Canada announces a guest feature recipe series, slated to launch in all twelve stores across BC and Alberta on August 8th.

Known for fresh food wok-cooked with flame, Noodlebox has partnered with local influencers to create feature dishes, each available for a week-long run this August.

Noodlebox_DreenaBurton_VeganThaiKajuCurry

Vegan Thai Kaju Curry

The guest feature series kicks off August 8th with Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap by Alberta author and food writer Julie Van Rosendaal (@DinnerWithJulie), followed by a vegan dish of savoury Thai Kaju Curry by plant-powered author Dreena Burton (@DreenaBurton). Learn more about the August 8 to 14th Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap week here.

Thai Kaju Curry is a creamy, plant-based vegan dish with vibrant colour and flavour. Made with a healthy house-made sauce of blended cashews, tomato, coconut milk and Thai red curry, emboldened with ginger and lime, it’s flame-cooked with fresh local vegetables and served with rice noodles and scattered with crunchy sprouts.

  • Gluten-Free Diners please let staff know that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering this feature item or any other item at Noodlebox.

About Dreena 

A vegan for almost 20 years, Dreena Burton is the author of five cookbooks, and is the mother of three plant-powered kids (#weegans). Passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” to create healthy, delicious food for the whole family. Dreena is one of the pioneering vegan cookbook authors, with a loyal following and reputation for reliable, wholesome recipes. @DreenaBurton • www.plantpoweredkitchen.com • Facebook • Instagram


Noodle Box

Noodlebox was born out of a small food cart in Victoria BC’s Chinatown in 2001. Our unique style of Southeast Asian street food became so popular that people were willing to wait hours in the rain to get their fill. In 2003 we opened our first store in downtown Victoria, with many more opening throughout BC and Alberta to keep up with demand for our bold dishes.

 FRESH FOOD, MADE BY REAL PEOPLE

We’ve been concerned by the rise of the processed food generation and the departure of nutritious food sources. Our kitchens want to reverse that trend.

What we will always do best is prepare real food, by hand – made from fresh ingredients like non-gmo vegetables sourced locally whenever possible. Our special sauces are house made, with no added MSG.

We support sustainable & ethical producers, with farm-to-plate practices that deliver a premium product with trusted transparency.


Noodlebox prides itself on trusted transparency – premium ingredients, ethically raised protein, MSG-free, sustainable practices, farm-to-plate and committed to community.

  • Standard Protocol – every wok is scrubbed by hand, every time.
  • Gluten-Free Protocol – let staff know your dietary preferences or intolerances and the chef’s station will be re-set with fresh utensils, cloths and squeaky-clean hands.

Ask for rice noodles, jasmine rice or go no-carb / high-protein. Add in roasted cashews, crushed peanuts or even a fried free-range egg to gussy up any GF dish! Dial in your spice level and you’re ready to go!  Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

Five Locations on Vancouver Island Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford • Port Place in Nanaimo. Scroll down for their locations in Vancouver, BC and Alberta!


NOODLE BOX MENUDAILY SPECIALSFRIDAY FEATURES

Noodle Box Menu A FEB 2017
Noodle Box Menu B FEB 2017


In Victoria • Shelbourne • Douglas • Uptown • Langford •

In Nanaimo • Port Place •

Noodle Box Vancouver Island


In Vancouver • Kitsilano • Homer • Mt Pleasant • Gastown

Noodle Box Vancouver


In Alberta • Calgary • Airdrie • Deerfoot Meadows • Red Deer • Sherwood ParkNoodle Box Alberta

Flavour Trails Food & Farm Festival @ Deep Cove Market
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Flavour Trails North Saanich Food and Farm Festival, August 18-20, 2017 is celebrating 10 Years and there is a great weekend in store!!  Consisting of over 20 venue stops and activities throughout the weekend, as well as two special events, the festival has something for everyone.  Learn More Here. Download festival Brochure and Map here!! (Side 1 and Side 2 of brochure.)

Be sure to stop in at Deep Cove Market – The Funky Market and Community Meeting Place in North Saanich! (10940 West Saanich Road near Wain Road)

Deep Cove Market 8Deep Cove Market has been serving celiacs for more than ten years with the most eclectic selection of gluten-free products that Vancouver Island has to offer. Their Gluten-Free Product List does not begin to do this celiac champion justice. 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.

A 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.

Open 8-8 Seven days a week

Visit Deep Cove Market on The Celiac Scene • Deep Cove Market • FacebookInstagram


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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Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Old Farm Market
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

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Taco Revolution is helping Old Farm Market Celebrate its new owner – Lorne Campbell, formerly of Thrifty Foods!

Read Times Colonist article by Carla Wilson, July 21st, 2017

““I’ve been wanting to get back into the business for a while,” Campbell said Thursday.  Campbell grew up in the grocery business. He is the son of the late Alex Campbell Sr., co-founder of Thrifty Foods, which has been part of the Sobeys Grocery Group since 2007. The 29-year-old Old Farm Market is one kilometre south of Duncan. The market portion of the site includes locally grown produce, indoor groceries and a deli. The site also features an independently owned seafood shop, an ice-cream counter, a garden store and more. “It’s a very funky little roadside attraction,” said Campbell, who owns Budget Blinds in Victoria and is involved in real-estate development.”

Catch the Taco Revolution 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck in the parking lot 11:30 to 6pm

Did you know that Taco Revolution does on-site gluten-free catering? Contact PJ about your next event!

The Taco Truck’s combinations have been pulled from Mexico City’s street culture and spiced with authentic Mexican peppers – Guajillo, Ancho, Achiote, Chipotle. Each taco is handmade from scratch … each ingredient is  sourced to be gluten free! A true north Taco Revolution!

Did you know that Taco Revolution does on-site gluten-free catering? Contact PJ about your next event!

Taco Revolution Red Arrow Duncan

Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location

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.
Taco Revolution Craig

Check the Events Schedule for Today’s Location

 

Aug
19
Sat
Thai Kaju Curry @ NoodleBox Canada
Aug 19 all-day

Noodlebox Canada Launches Guest Feature!

July 26, 2017, Vancouver, BC—Noodlebox Canada announces a guest feature recipe series, slated to launch in all twelve stores across BC and Alberta on August 8th.

Known for fresh food wok-cooked with flame, Noodlebox has partnered with local influencers to create feature dishes, each available for a week-long run this August.

Noodlebox_DreenaBurton_VeganThaiKajuCurry

Vegan Thai Kaju Curry

The guest feature series kicks off August 8th with Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap by Alberta author and food writer Julie Van Rosendaal (@DinnerWithJulie), followed by a vegan dish of savoury Thai Kaju Curry by plant-powered author Dreena Burton (@DreenaBurton). Learn more about the August 8 to 14th Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap week here.

Thai Kaju Curry is a creamy, plant-based vegan dish with vibrant colour and flavour. Made with a healthy house-made sauce of blended cashews, tomato, coconut milk and Thai red curry, emboldened with ginger and lime, it’s flame-cooked with fresh local vegetables and served with rice noodles and scattered with crunchy sprouts.

  • Gluten-Free Diners please let staff know that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering this feature item or any other item at Noodlebox.

About Dreena 

A vegan for almost 20 years, Dreena Burton is the author of five cookbooks, and is the mother of three plant-powered kids (#weegans). Passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” to create healthy, delicious food for the whole family. Dreena is one of the pioneering vegan cookbook authors, with a loyal following and reputation for reliable, wholesome recipes. @DreenaBurton • www.plantpoweredkitchen.com • Facebook • Instagram


Noodle Box

Noodlebox was born out of a small food cart in Victoria BC’s Chinatown in 2001. Our unique style of Southeast Asian street food became so popular that people were willing to wait hours in the rain to get their fill. In 2003 we opened our first store in downtown Victoria, with many more opening throughout BC and Alberta to keep up with demand for our bold dishes.

 FRESH FOOD, MADE BY REAL PEOPLE

We’ve been concerned by the rise of the processed food generation and the departure of nutritious food sources. Our kitchens want to reverse that trend.

What we will always do best is prepare real food, by hand – made from fresh ingredients like non-gmo vegetables sourced locally whenever possible. Our special sauces are house made, with no added MSG.

We support sustainable & ethical producers, with farm-to-plate practices that deliver a premium product with trusted transparency.


Noodlebox prides itself on trusted transparency – premium ingredients, ethically raised protein, MSG-free, sustainable practices, farm-to-plate and committed to community.

  • Standard Protocol – every wok is scrubbed by hand, every time.
  • Gluten-Free Protocol – let staff know your dietary preferences or intolerances and the chef’s station will be re-set with fresh utensils, cloths and squeaky-clean hands.

Ask for rice noodles, jasmine rice or go no-carb / high-protein. Add in roasted cashews, crushed peanuts or even a fried free-range egg to gussy up any GF dish! Dial in your spice level and you’re ready to go!  Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

Five Locations on Vancouver Island Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford • Port Place in Nanaimo. Scroll down for their locations in Vancouver, BC and Alberta!


NOODLE BOX MENUDAILY SPECIALSFRIDAY FEATURES

Noodle Box Menu A FEB 2017
Noodle Box Menu B FEB 2017


In Victoria • Shelbourne • Douglas • Uptown • Langford •

In Nanaimo • Port Place •

Noodle Box Vancouver Island


In Vancouver • Kitsilano • Homer • Mt Pleasant • Gastown

Noodle Box Vancouver


In Alberta • Calgary • Airdrie • Deerfoot Meadows • Red Deer • Sherwood ParkNoodle Box Alberta

Flavour Trails Food & Farm Festival @ Deep Cove Market
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Flavour Trails North Saanich Food and Farm Festival, August 18-20, 2017 is celebrating 10 Years and there is a great weekend in store!!  Consisting of over 20 venue stops and activities throughout the weekend, as well as two special events, the festival has something for everyone.  Learn More Here. Download festival Brochure and Map here!! (Side 1 and Side 2 of brochure.)

Be sure to stop in at Deep Cove Market – The Funky Market and Community Meeting Place in North Saanich! (10940 West Saanich Road near Wain Road)

Deep Cove Market 8Deep Cove Market has been serving celiacs for more than ten years with the most eclectic selection of gluten-free products that Vancouver Island has to offer. Their Gluten-Free Product List does not begin to do this celiac champion justice. 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.

A 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.

Open 8-8 Seven days a week

Visit Deep Cove Market on The Celiac Scene • Deep Cove Market • FacebookInstagram


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

gluten free recipe deep cove

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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Taco Revolution Food Truck @ Old Farm Market
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

old farm market taco rev

Taco Revolution is helping Old Farm Market Celebrate its new owner – Lorne Campbell, formerly of Thrifty Foods!

Read Times Colonist article by Carla Wilson, July 21st, 2017

““I’ve been wanting to get back into the business for a while,” Campbell said Thursday.  Campbell grew up in the grocery business. He is the son of the late Alex Campbell Sr., co-founder of Thrifty Foods, which has been part of the Sobeys Grocery Group since 2007. The 29-year-old Old Farm Market is one kilometre south of Duncan. The market portion of the site includes locally grown produce, indoor groceries and a deli. The site also features an independently owned seafood shop, an ice-cream counter, a garden store and more. “It’s a very funky little roadside attraction,” said Campbell, who owns Budget Blinds in Victoria and is involved in real-estate development.”

Catch the Taco Revolution 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck in the parking lot 11:00 to 2pm

Did you know that Taco Revolution does on-site gluten-free catering? Contact PJ about your next event!

The Taco Truck’s combinations have been pulled from Mexico City’s street culture and spiced with authentic Mexican peppers – Guajillo, Ancho, Achiote, Chipotle. Each taco is handmade from scratch … each ingredient is  sourced to be gluten free! A true north Taco Revolution!

Did you know that Taco Revolution does on-site gluten-free catering? Contact PJ about your next event!

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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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Thai Kaju Curry @ NoodleBox Canada
Aug 20 all-day

Noodlebox Canada Launches Guest Feature!

July 26, 2017, Vancouver, BC—Noodlebox Canada announces a guest feature recipe series, slated to launch in all twelve stores across BC and Alberta on August 8th.

Known for fresh food wok-cooked with flame, Noodlebox has partnered with local influencers to create feature dishes, each available for a week-long run this August.

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Vegan Thai Kaju Curry

The guest feature series kicks off August 8th with Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap by Alberta author and food writer Julie Van Rosendaal (@DinnerWithJulie), followed by a vegan dish of savoury Thai Kaju Curry by plant-powered author Dreena Burton (@DreenaBurton). Learn more about the August 8 to 14th Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap week here.

Thai Kaju Curry is a creamy, plant-based vegan dish with vibrant colour and flavour. Made with a healthy house-made sauce of blended cashews, tomato, coconut milk and Thai red curry, emboldened with ginger and lime, it’s flame-cooked with fresh local vegetables and served with rice noodles and scattered with crunchy sprouts.

  • Gluten-Free Diners please let staff know that you require a gluten-free meal when ordering this feature item or any other item at Noodlebox.

About Dreena 

A vegan for almost 20 years, Dreena Burton is the author of five cookbooks, and is the mother of three plant-powered kids (#weegans). Passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” to create healthy, delicious food for the whole family. Dreena is one of the pioneering vegan cookbook authors, with a loyal following and reputation for reliable, wholesome recipes. @DreenaBurton • www.plantpoweredkitchen.com • Facebook • Instagram


Noodle Box

Noodlebox was born out of a small food cart in Victoria BC’s Chinatown in 2001. Our unique style of Southeast Asian street food became so popular that people were willing to wait hours in the rain to get their fill. In 2003 we opened our first store in downtown Victoria, with many more opening throughout BC and Alberta to keep up with demand for our bold dishes.

 FRESH FOOD, MADE BY REAL PEOPLE

We’ve been concerned by the rise of the processed food generation and the departure of nutritious food sources. Our kitchens want to reverse that trend.

What we will always do best is prepare real food, by hand – made from fresh ingredients like non-gmo vegetables sourced locally whenever possible. Our special sauces are house made, with no added MSG.

We support sustainable & ethical producers, with farm-to-plate practices that deliver a premium product with trusted transparency.


Noodlebox prides itself on trusted transparency – premium ingredients, ethically raised protein, MSG-free, sustainable practices, farm-to-plate and committed to community.

  • Standard Protocol – every wok is scrubbed by hand, every time.
  • Gluten-Free Protocol – let staff know your dietary preferences or intolerances and the chef’s station will be re-set with fresh utensils, cloths and squeaky-clean hands.

Ask for rice noodles, jasmine rice or go no-carb / high-protein. Add in roasted cashews, crushed peanuts or even a fried free-range egg to gussy up any GF dish! Dial in your spice level and you’re ready to go!  Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

Five Locations on Vancouver Island Douglas Street •  Shelbourne • Uptown • Langford • Port Place in Nanaimo. Scroll down for their locations in Vancouver, BC and Alberta!


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In Nanaimo • Port Place •

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Flavour Trails Food & Farm Festival @ Deep Cove Market
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Flavour Trails North Saanich Food and Farm Festival, August 18-20, 2017 is celebrating 10 Years and there is a great weekend in store!!  Consisting of over 20 venue stops and activities throughout the weekend, as well as two special events, the festival has something for everyone.  Learn More Here. Download festival Brochure and Map here!! (Side 1 and Side 2 of brochure.)

Be sure to stop in at Deep Cove Market – The Funky Market and Community Meeting Place in North Saanich! (10940 West Saanich Road near Wain Road)

Deep Cove Market 8Deep Cove Market has been serving celiacs for more than ten years with the most eclectic selection of gluten-free products that Vancouver Island has to offer. Their Gluten-Free Product List does not begin to do this celiac champion justice. 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.

A 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.

Open 8-8 Seven days a week

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A Small Business at the Heart of the Community

Rosemary Scott

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“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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All Day Sunday Brunch @ Sante Gluten-Free Cafe
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Every day is Sunday Brunch at Sante Gluten-Free Cafe!
Hours: Mon-Sat  8:30-6:30  Sundays 10-5

Sante Gluten-Free Cafe Choose from a pot pourri of sweet or savoury options, all guaranteed to be gluten free – and so much more.  Vegan or vegetarian, dairy, egg or soy sensitive, sugar-free or paleo  – or any combination thereof –  your requirements will always be respected and your presence,  cherished.

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Hot breakfasts that include wraps, sandwiches, scrambled eggs, herb-roasted potatoes, sausages and toast – gluten-free of course – not to mention fantastic coffee!

Lunches and beyond from Soup du Jour, Spicy Black Bean Burger, Tuna Melts and Falafel Wraps. And there’s pizza, too! Anything and everything can be ordered to go.

Sante’s most popular items are their changing array of house-made, decadent desserts – some dairy-free, some sugar-free, some soy-free but always gluten-free.

Scroll down for menus – selection may vary. View their photo gallery here!

Sante Gluten-Free CafeStaff at Sante share in  preparing each menu item and can direct your choices based on their intimate knowledge of every component ingredient. Gluten is not allowed on the premises, nor is outside food, in order to protect customer safety. Sante is committed to sourcing the season’s best, freshest produce, organically grown whenever possible.

Shop at Sante

Sante’s comprehensive inventory of unique, quality gluten-free products are carefully curated, locally sourced and frequently found at the lowest price in Victoria. Staff are ready to assist you with your purchases or take special occasion orders.

Ask Sante about catering your next event. Your complete satisfaction is Sante’s highest priority.

Sante Gluten-Free Cafe 4Free internet. Take out. Coffee to go. Child-friendly. Wheel-chair accessible.
Hours: Mon-Sat  8:30-6:30  Sundays 10-5
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Sante Gluten-Free Cafe – the Back Story

Sante’s founder, Hanna Kofman was a foodie first and a celiac second.  Quality was her priority. Hanna established Sante Gluten-Free Cafe in March 2010 so that local and visiting gluten-free diners, their family and friends could enjoy delicious food, in a completely safe environment. Since then Sante has attracted a loyal following of foodies seeking options that meet their dietary requirements.

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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!