Juices, Smoothies and Clean-Eating Foods Have Arrived in Sooke!
The Uncommon Carrot is a dedicated 100% gluten-free zone, completely safe for celiacs, their family and friends! The ‘UC’ offers juices and smoothies and a growing selection of gluten-free items – to eat in – or order to go. Unless otherwise indicated, the ‘UC’ is dedicated to offering vegan, dairy-free and nut-free options. Uncommon Carrot FAQs
Open Monday-Friday from 6am to 5pm • After November 1st: 8am to 4pm • Weekends 9am to 4pm.
“The “UC” is a hub for conversation, laughter, learning and eating well on the go. Looking to eat clean? We’ll support you. Need a meet up spot? Come on in for a smoothie. Want gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan foods fast? We got you,” says owner, Kerry Cavers.
“More than just a smoothie and juice bar; we will be a safe haven for restricted eaters, a comfortable hang out for moms with kids, a resource and support network for everyone wanting to change their eating habits.”
Shop from a carefully curated selection of local gluten-free favourites and trusted allergen-free foods at The UC. Dry goods, fresh local organic produce and the UC’s Go Food line of frozen slow-cooker meals await you. No more driving into Langford or Colwood to get gluten-free staples, meals-to-go or yummy treats!
Why The Uncommon Carrot?
I find it hard to eat healthy. But with the birth of my first son in September 2013 it became a little easier.
For most of my life I suffered through gastro-intestinal issues. Poor digestion, bloating, fatigue… and the best the doctors could do was to tell me to avoid certain foods. And not the foods you would think but good for your foods (or as we like to call them, “Go foods”) like broccoli and bell peppers. When I found out I was pregnant with our first child I requested a juicer for my birthday as I knew I was missing so many nutrients my body would need to grow a human on my very limited and somewhat trashy diet. We started juicing and making smoothies and I felt my energy levels increase.
But it wasn’t until my son was born and he had inherited my gastro-intestinal issues that I became determined to find some better solutions. We worked with a naturopath and first eliminated dairy then gluten from my diet and within a couple of weeks my son was a completely different baby. He went from borderline colic, super fussy and very difficult to happy, social and generally content. The added benefit? I felt 100 times better myself, lost that last 10 pounds and I could eat broccoli and peppers again no problem!
And just like that, we became a gluten-free, dairy-free, juice-making, smoothie drinking family.
Eating healthy can be hard, even when you know it’s best. We’re here to help you on your journey towards eating better and improved health; whether you find it to be effortless or an epic struggle.
With love, Kerry
Right next door to The Uncommon Carrot is Route 14, your last chance to your last chance to enjoy a Bard’s Gluten-Free Beer before you surf Jordan River, trek the West Coast Trail, party in Port Renfrew or drive the Pacific Marine Route to Lake Cowichan. Between these two amazing gluten-free-friendly establishments, you can be healthy, have fun and vice versa!
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