Contrary to what you might first think, our founders are not called Pollen or Grace - we're instead the creation of Stephanie Johnson & Kristina Komlosiova, referred to in HQ as Stefina (daily matching outfits exhibited above).
Pollen + Grace was born out of a passion for real, honest food and bringing happiness to others. Before the health scene in London really got going, we noticed a gap in the market for natural grab-and-go options, with an ingredients list you could feel good about and a taste you could get excited about. So we started how we could: making lunch boxes at home with the help of Hazie (Steph’s mum and now stand in mum of all 20 employees/all round wonder woman) and delivering them to the nearby offices.
Since then it's been quite a whirlwind. We moved from lunch delivery to retail after local demand, and have since launched 4 retail collections, each with a better understanding of packaging, branding and how to make food work for retail. Our 'menu' has changed from a daily changing lunch option to a collection of 19 products spanning breakfast pots, hot pots, lunch boxes and snack bars.
We've moved from home kitchen to army reserve centre to community centre to (finally) our custom built arch in Vauxhall. We've grown our team from 2 to 20, meeting so many wonderful, inspiring and passionate women along the way.
And yet our journey is only just beginning - we really hope you’ll join us for the ride.