9 Amazing Female-Owned Food Businesses in the UK
These female-owned businesses are doing fantastic things in the world of food.
A chocolate brand, community bakery, Italian deli and more!
It's time to shout-out some amazing food businesses from around the UK.
Last week was International Women's Day and now we are slap bang in the middle of Women's History Month.
I've rounded up 9 of my favourite female-founded brands - so take a look and maybe discover some new favourites...
Rubies in the Rubble
On a mission to eliminate food waste, Jenny Costa founded Rubies in the Rubble in 2011.
They are a certified B-Corp company rescuing delicious ingredients that would otherwise go to waste, turning them into tasty, colourful condiments.
Their product range includes relishes, ketchups, chutneys and their classic mayo is my absolute fave (I recently included it in my newsletter).
Read more about this fab business here.
Saffron Tree is a Yorkshire based brand, founded by Monalisa Fathima.
She was inspired by the spices and flavours of her grandmother's cooking and her hometown Hyderabad.
I love this company for their TOGETHER naan blend - a naan bread blend that allows you to whip up light and fluffy naan from scratch.
Read more about Monalisa's business here.
Lucocoa was London's first bean to bar chocolate maker.
It was established in 2015 by Amarachi Clarke who wanted to create chocolate bars that were sourced ethically and fairly.
With no refined sugar, gorgeous packaging, and great brand values - this is definitely a great business to get behind.
I'm looking forward to trying their natural blonde white chocolate bar.
Laylo Wine is the brainchild of two Laura's: Laura Riches and Laura Rosenberger who started the company "to make environmentally conscious drinking a no-brainer".
The brand packages premium wine in boxes instead of glass bottles - a move that hopes to combat the 600 million bottles of wines poured away every year because they are not drunk fast enough.
Laylo's wine boxes stay fresh for up to 6 weeks and each wine contains the equivalent of 3 bottles.
To learn more about their pretty and purposeful wine - read here.
A registered charity, cake-house and coffee shop - Luminary Bakery does it all.
Founded by Alice Williams, Luminary supports women who have social and economic disadvantages by offering courses, work experience and paid employment opportunities.
You can read more about the amazing work they do here.
And next time you're in London, pay these guys a visit for some delicious cake and coffee! They have bakeries in Stoke Newington and Camden.
London-born foodie Nadia Hamila founded Amboora, a Moroccan food brand bringing North African spices and sauces to the UK.
Amboora supports Education for All Morocco which helps girls from rural communities in Morocco stay in education.
Their signature Ras El Hanout Moroccan spice blend will upgrade the flavour of most dishes.
Lussa Gin is one of the few female-owned gin distilleries in the UK.
Inspired by the tiny, remote Scottish Isle of Jura, Alicia Machines, Claire Fletcher and Georgina Kitching grow, gather and distil the gin on the island they call home.
From a Bramble Gin Liqueur to a Gin Soap - these women have created a really special brand.
Check out their story here.
The Larder Club
The Larder Club call themselves a "deli with a difference".
Founded by Laura Gallery, they not only serve a glorious spread of Italian food but also offer employment opportunities and fund work placements and barista courses for women offenders
If ever you're in York - definitely stop by The Larder Club for a Tiramisu or two.
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, Something Good is a plastic-free pantry that opened in 2020.
Started by Lauren Wedderburn, the shop encourages customers to come in and stock up on a whole array of package-free goods.
Whether it's beans, pulses, nuts or grains - Something Good sells loads of cupboard staples as well as "ready-to-go foodie items from the best local and independent makers".
Read more about Something Good here.