The Gluten-Free Scoop – Restaurants Local Celiacs Love

Celiac Scene News

After the release of the August 2016 Scene E-News (get your FREE copy here!), we were inundated with restaurant suggestions from the most sensitive of gluten-free diners – local celiacs! Scroll down for the newest additions to Your Celiac Scene! If you have feedback for us – we’d  love to hear from you, too!

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Fresh Kennebec Fries at Harvest Road

Harvest Road Farm to Table – 2451 Island View Road, Saanichton – See Map

  • Read the full review
  • Freshly harvested Michell Farm Kennebec potatoes, sliced and deep fried. Heaven on earth!

Lot1 Pasta Bar – 815 Cloverdale Avenue – See Map

  • Read the full review
  • Gluten-free protocol carried over from reputable Bin 4 Burger franchise. GF pasta, all sauces but one are gluten-free.

Oak Bay Marina Sunday Brunch – 1327 Beach Drive, Victoria – See Map

La Tortilla Platter for Two

La Tortilla Platter for Two

La Tortilla Mexicana – 1205 Quadra Street – See Map

  • Authentic, completely gluten-free (minus the möle)

There’s more!

Fox & Hounds – 11 High Street, Ladysmith – See Map

  • gluten-free options noted on menu, shared deep fryer

Northern Lights Restaurant – 1817 Campbell Way, Port McNeill – See Map

  • ask owner Phil to oversee your gluten-free meal

Surly Mermaid  – 9851 Seaport Place, Sidney – See Map

  • Gluten-Free Noted on Menu

Wild Mountain Food & Drink  – 1831 Maple Avenue South, Sooke – See Map

  • Excellent reviews from sensitive celiacs

Cautions from Fellow Celiacs

Beacon Landing  –  2537 Beacon Avenue West, Sidney – See Map

  • 98% menu may be gluten-free but confirm – and confirm again – that your order is gluten free

Tartan Toque 1507 Pandora Avenue, Victoria – See Map

  • Ask that fresh toppings (tomato, cheese, onions …) be used to dress gluten-free burgers
  • for the oat sensitive: ‘pure’ oats used in all burgers. 

Note: restaurant recommendations are a guide – not a guarantee of a gluten-free meal. Always Ask Gluten-Free Questions