FEED ME PRIMAL

Gemma runs street food business Feed Me Primal, which serves delicious paleo and gluten free cuisine. At the beginning it was run alongside a part-time job but Gemma has taken the plunge and now runs her business full time.

Today we interviewed her at Startisans in Covent Garden

How did Feed Me Primal come about?

I’ve always had an interest in food and loved the idea of starting my own business and being my own boss. I had no interest in a job in the corporate world, it just isn’t for me! I want to spread the word and educate people about paleo- and through Feed Me Primal I can prove that gluten free, paleo food can be simple and delicious!

 

Where did your interest in gluten free and the paleo diet come from?
When I was younger I used to eat anything, but my boyfriend is gluten intolerant so I decided to give it a go to support him. After cutting gluten out of my diet I was shocked by the positive changes: my ‘brain fog and sluggishness’ disappeared, and from then on I stuck with a gluten free diet and never looked back.Four years later I became paleo. I was told about a book called The Perfect Health Diet which is written by scientists and through a combination of that book and my own research, I stumbled upon the paleo diet and decided to give it a go. I experienced such a huge burst of energy and positivity from this new way of eating that I kept it up and here we are now!

 

What are the main aspects of a paleo diet?

Essentially, you eat lots of fresh seasonal veg and high quality pasture raised meat along with some fruits and nuts. Grains are off the menu as is refined sugar and anything overly processed. Animal fats are an important part of the paleo diet, plus they make the food so tasty!

 

What are the main aspects of a paleo diet?

Essentially, you eat lots of fresh seasonal veg and high quality pasture raised meat along with some fruits and nuts. Grains are off the menu as is refined sugar and anything overly processed. Animal fats are an important part of the paleo diet, plus they make the food so tasty!

 

What are your future plans?

It would be great to get my own four walls eventually, running my own restaurant would be fantastic and that would definitely be an aim for the future.

 

How has Startisans helped you and your business?

Startisans has been great, I have a base so people know when and where to find me, which is amazing as I now have many regulars. Startisans have worked with me and really helped get my business off the ground.

 

Any advice for a new start-up?

Don’t panic! Things are bound to go wrong but don’t worry because you’ll fix it. Also, take quality seriously, it’s so important and people won’t come back for more if they’ve spent their hard earned money and been disappointed. Customer satisfaction and quality come above everything else. Find Gemma every Monday, Thursday and Friday at Startisans Covent Garden. Check Feed Me Primal’s website for further details about Gemma’s food and where else you can find her delicious stall!

 

Find Gemma every Monday, Thursday and Friday at Startisans Covent Garden. Check Feed Me Primal’s website for further details about Gemma’s food and where else you can find her delicious stall!