Gluten-Free Events Calendar

Click here to add your own textIf 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!

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!

May
26
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Showcasing Schar Gluten-Free Baking @ Lifestyle Markets
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wish you could try before you buy pricey gluten-free food?  This is your chance! Join Ellen Bayens of  The Celiac Scene for a fun and informative taste extravaganza! Second and fourth Saturday of every month Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street between 12 and 2 pm. Look for Ellen’s smile in the New Bulk Department! No diagnosis or RSVP required.

Brought to you by Schar Gluten Free!

35 years ago, Schar’s founder began bringing gluten free products to those with celiac, and gluten sensitivity. Now, they are dedicated more than ever to bring the best tasting gluten-free foods to those who need it! Welcome to Canada, Schar!

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Schar Gluten-Free Products – Schar Gluten-Free Cookies

Schar Chocolate Honey Grahams

NEW! Schar Chocolate Honey Grahams

NEW! Made with 29% Dark Chocolate and Real Honey. Delicious gluten free graham style cracker coated in dark chocolate.


Schar Frollini Cookies

NEW! Schar Frollini Cookies

NEW! These traditional shortbread cookies are a melt in your mouth treat sweetened with real honey! Made with non-gmo ingredients, this treat is also lactose-free!


Schar Lady Fingers

NEW! Schar Lady Fingers

NEW! These delightful & delicate cookies imported from Italy are perfect for snacking but exceptional for that classic tiramisu recipe!


Schar Gluten Free Choclaty Dipped Cookies

NEW! Gluten-Free Choclaty Dipped Cookies

NEW! These crisp and delightful butter cookies are dipped in rich German Chocolate and topped with a sprinkle of sea salt – perfect pairing with your afternoon coffee. Only the finest European, non-gmo, gluten-free and preservative-free ingredients are used for Schar products.


Schar Gluten Free Honey Grahams

NEW! Schar Honey Grahams

NEW! Delicious honey grahams perfect for S’mores! Pack these for your next outdoor adventure, they are perfect for that campfire treat.


Schar Gluten-Free Crackers

Schar Gluten Free Cheese Bites

Schar Gluten-Free Cheese Bites

Kids and adults alike love the cheesy flavor of these savory bites. Snack from the bag, or add them to your favorite gluten-free mix.


Schar Gluten Free Bread Sticks

Schar Gluten-Free Bread Sticks

Baked to golden crispy perfection, these breadsticks will complete your authentic Italian meal. Wrap them in prosciutto to create an excellent appetizer at your next event.


Schar Gluten Free Crackers

Schar Gluten-Free Crackers

Saltine-like crackers he way you remembered them. Versatile, light and easy to digest. Scarf them down plain or as an accompaniment to your soup. An absolute must for your gluten-free pantry.


Schar Gluten-Free Crisp Breads

Schar Gluten Free Crisp Bread

Schar Gluten-Free Crisp Bread

Light airy cripsbreads are the perfect guilt-less snack. Make them gourmet by adding your favorite sweet and savory toppings – perfect for entertaining. Non-Gmo, Gluten-Free & Preservative-Free.


Sliced Bread


Schar Ten Grain Seed Bread

NEW! Schar Ten Grain Seed Bread

NEW! Our most popular bread just got better by adding another great bread to the assortment with whole grains and seeds. Soft and irresistible, with just a touch of sweetness. A great choice for your favorite healthy sandwich fillings or toast toppings!


Schar Artisan Baker Multi Grain Bread

Schar Artisan Baker Multi Grain Bread

This European recipe is crafted with sourdough, millet, buckwheat, quinoa, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and honey.


Artisan Baker White Bread

Schar Artisan Baker White Bread

Crafted with a European recipe and baked with sourdough, millet, quinoa and honey.


Schar Gluten-Free Buns

Schar Gluten Free Hamburger Buns

Schar Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Perfect for your next BBQ but great as a dinner roll or sandwich. Baked with ancient grains, fortified with vitamins and minerals and a good source of fibre.


Schar Gluten Free Hot Dog Rolls

Schar Gluten Free Hot-Dog Buns

These sought-after classics are perfect for your BBQing. Baked with ancient grains, fortified with vitamins and minerals and a good source of fiber.


Schar Gluten Free Mulitgrain Ciabatta

Schar Gluten-Free Mulitgrain Ciabatta

Italian style Ciabatta’s are packed with ancient grains and crafted with our European recipe. Perfect for your next hot off the press panini.


Schar Gluten Free Ciabatta Rolls

Schar Gluten-Free Ciabatta Rolls

Italian style Ciabatta’s are packed with ancient grains and crafted with our European recipe. Perfect for your next hot off the press panini!


Schar gluten free kitchen

Welcome to the Schar Gluten-Free Kitchen


Dietitian Resources

Dieititian Resources

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The Dr. Schar Institute is the premier resource for professionals working in the area of gluten related disorders. Our resources were developed by leading experts in the field to provide you with the most current information, patient resources, and continuing education on the diagnosis and management of gluten related disorders.

REGISTER FOR FREE! To receive full access to the Dr. Schar Institute library, patient handouts, and continuing education opportunities.

Celiac Disease, NCGS, Wheat Allergy and IBS 


Where Can I Buy Schar Products on Vancouver Island?

Victoria & Area Lifestyle Markets • Market on Millstream • Market on Yates • Pepper’s Foods • Quadra People’s Market • Thrifty Foods • Whole Foods • Blackberry Cove Market Place & West Coast Natural Foods, Sooke

Vancouver Island 49th Parallel, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Nanaimo • Old Country Market, Coombs • Pomme Natural Foods, Nanaimo


The sheer volume of celiac-friendly products that Lifestyle Markets carries has taken over the entire store!

 Lifestyle Markets Gluten-Free Shelf Tags

Now EVERY AISLE is ‘safe for celiacs,’ thanks to their ‘Wee Gluten-Free’ shelf tags. Look for the orange labels that shout out EACH and EVERY gluten-free item in throughout the store! Same goes for Lifestyle Markets’ sister store on Cook Street and Lifestyle Select in Sidney!

View their complete Gluten-Free Product List

For more than 20 years, Lifestyle Markets on Douglas Street in Victoria, BC was known as the ‘first-stop-one-shop’ for anyone new to the diet or new to town. Lifestyle Markets offers the most comprehensive selection of gluten-free flours and baking ingredients in British Columbia.

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