Fermented by L A B

LAB; acronym, informal.  Lactic Acid Bacteria "Lactic Acid Bacteria are among the most important groups of microorganisms used in food fermentation"
LAB; noun, informal. A laboratory "a science lab"


The Idea


Fermented by L A B was founded by Alana Holloway (Fodder + Plonk), who first started fermenting in 2011 when she learned how to manage her chronic full body eczema - without medication - by nurturing a healthier gut. Having experienced the countless health benefits associated with eating fermented foods, Alana was drawn to the idea of encouraging others to try it for themselves, and began teaching her techniques in workshops and sharing her recipes.  During this process, she discovered that whilst people wanted to make ferments part of their diet and experience the health benefits for themselves, they often struggled to find anything decent in the shops and for one reason or another weren't able to make them at home. She was determined to find a way to make good quality, delicious fermented food and drink easily accessible to everyone; Alana envisioned a way for people to purchase and receive monthly deliveries of fermented food and drink, providing them with a daily serve of probiotic rich, gut loving foods, and Fermented by L A B was born.

How it Works


Fermented by L A B is a fermented food and drink monthly subscription box that provides subscribers with a daily dose of thoughtfully crafted, beautifully presented, gut loving food, helping to nurture a healthy body and mind.

Each box, delivered on the first and third Wednesday of each month, offers a mixture of organic fermented goods that are rich in a variety of probiotic cultures, from kraut and kimchi to kefir and kvass, presented in three 480g jars and three 500ml bottles (Big Box). The ferments are made with therapeutic ingredients, each one with a nourishing purpose behind its presence, and are chosen and change according to the seasons, making the most of the best organic produce available, always local where possible.

The boxes are priced at £20 (Baby Box), £34 (Soda Box), £36 (Big Box) and £38 (Veggie Box), plus delivery.