About Us

OUR STORY

Foddies is a specialty food brand that produces a range of LoFo (Low FODMAP), gluten free and other allergy-friendly food. We also own and operate a cafe/retail store and donut store in Melbourne, dedicated to delicious, freshly made food that everyone can enjoy. 

We started Foddies after a challenging dating process. With our combined food allergies and intolerances, it was impossible for us to enjoy each other's company at restaurants or cafes for fear of an embarrassing reaction to food. We combined Chrissy's passion for cooking and knowledge of food with Luke's business experience to start a business to help people like us. 

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to unite and bring people together through freedom of food choices.

OUR CAFE

We opened our cafe after our online store proved to be a hit and people loved our products. The only problem was that there was nowhere to physically go and enjoy them! We wanted to give people a place to sit and relax when they ate our food - but we also wanted to build a larger range and offer sit-down options. 

We are passionate about food and the dining experience and take pride in the love and care we put into all our food options. We make the vast majority of our food fresh, on-premises - sauces, marinades, pancakes, we even crumb our own chicken! - so the food you taste is free of preservatives and tastes delicious!

Specialising in Low FODMAP & Gluten Free food, we also understand how limiting and frustrating food intolerances and allergies can be and all our staff are trained to understand your personal dietary requirements and how you can best enjoy your Foddies experience.

OUR DONUT STORE 

We had been experimenting with donut recipes for a while before we were finally able to nail the recipe in early 2017. 
    
We completely underestimated how popular they were be and it wasn't long before people were travelling from all over to grab some delicious LoFo, Gluten Free donuts. It was pretty obvious early on we would have no choice but to open a dedicated donut store!
    

OUR FOODSTORE - FODMART

One of the biggest challenges of having food allergies and intolerances is the limitations you face when you're buying ingredients at the supermarket. With onion, garlic, wheat and other irritants seemingly hidden everywhere, you need a PHD just to read the ingredients listings of all your favourite foods!
   

Fodmart is our solution to this problem. We have a range of packaged goods available for sale both in-store and online to make cooking at home easier. We are continually experimenting with new products to give you even more choice.

Come on down and check out Fodmart today!

OUR FOUNDERS

 

Luke Lucas

Co-Founder                                                 
Managing Partner
   
Luke is a long-time sufferer of irritable bowel syndrome, with a particular sensitivity to onions. He is still amazed at how many food products out there contain onion and misses all the foods he can't eat anymore. 
  
Luke is  passionate about giving people the freedom to be able to choose what to eat without having to become experts in food sciences or resort to googling various ingredients from the nutrition label. 
  
He is also a qualified and certified Financial Adviser and has previously owned and operated multiple businesses in the advice industry as well as multimedia and entertainment.

 

Christina Glentis

Co-Founder                                                 
Operations Manager
  

Christina lived with - or suffered through - Fructose Malabsorption during her teenage years before being officially diagnosed with Fructose Malabsorption and Lactose Intolerance at age 19.

Since then, Christina has developed a passion for creating new and innovative recipes to allow other Foddies to enjoy food once again. She is especially skilled at making fructose friendly food taste just as good - if not better! - as other foods.

Christina is also a registered and qualified healthcare professional and has a thorough understanding of the foods that Foddies should avoid.

                 

Our mission is to unite and bring people together through freedom of food choic