Welcome to Ilumi World

The ilumi story

Welcome to the world of ilumi! We've been cooking up gluten- and milk-free foods for nearly a decade here in beautiful County Durham. Our team of chefs and nutritionists are creative and allergen-savvy: they know which ingredients are safe, and how to combine them to create delicious meals you can trust. After all, food is one of life's great pleasures - but we know you can't enjoy anything until you're 100% confident it's safe.

And from this springs our mission: to create delicious, colourful, deeply flavoursome foods that our customers can trust, to make them accessible and convenient, and to spread the word about eating for wellness to the wider community.

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At ilumi, we've created our range of foods based on two simple principles: top-notch cooking, and expert knowledge about allergens. When you add in our modern and efficient packaging, the final result is a perfect fusion of pleasure, wellbeing and convenience for you to savour.

So how are we different? First, simplicity.

We cook all our meals ourselves - from scratch - and package them here as well. We don't outsource or have a complicated global supply chain: what leaves here was made here, not assembled elsewhere. We use the best quality ingredients from British suppliers, so we know exactly where everything comes from. And because we only deliver direct to your door we can be confident every step is safe. This simplicity and traceability is designed to give you peace of mind, so you can focus on enjoying the flavour.

Creativity in the kitchen

When we asked, you told us you were downright bored with 'free-from' foods that were, first and foremost, free from flavour! So we decided to change all that by getting creative, and focusing on what we can put into our recipes, rather than what we have to take out: things like creamy coconut milk, zingy coriander, rich tomato ragu, and lusciously reduced sauces full of meaty flavour. Rather than trying to engineer allergen-free versions of 'the real thing,' we create delicious dishes which are naturally safe for people with food allergies.

Modern convenience for busy, healthy lifestyles

And last but not least, we aim to make our meals a truly convenient part of your modern lifestyle. That's why you'll find our dishes in a range of pouch and pack sizes to suit everything from work lunches to after-school snacks to main meals, and our packaging lets you eat them at home, in the office, or on the move - just about anywhere, really. Our sauces make scratch cooking easy; and our gravies ensure the whole family can be easily catered for!