Free of additives, allergens we ferment the best local ingredients where possible using traditional methods in our own factory in Glasgow


    Naturally preserve nutrients, vitamins and the valuable lacto-bacterial cultures


    Our ferments offer fresh, sour taste experiences and make plant-based nutrition simply exciting


    Providing Real Wage employement opportunities for refugees and New Scots

  • From Farm To Fork

    Partnering with local farmers to bring you best of seasonal produce. Reducing CO2 footprint of our ferments as low as possible.

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Future of Food

At Naked Kimchi & Co, we're pioneering a mindful approach to eating. Based in Glasgow, UK, we're a leading producer of premium lacto-fermented foods and drinks. Our specialty? Vegan, gluten-free kimchi that delights taste buds, enhances gut health and overall wellbeing for forward thinking eateries and health conscious consumers.

Now available online.

"Our mission is to harness the potential of overlooked "wonky" vegetables, transforming them into a nutritional powerhouse that benefits both individuals and the environment. By utilising every part of the harvest in our diets, we're not just reducing greenhouse gas emissions – we're creating a superfood that supports gut health and fosters microbiome balance, and contributes to food security"

Katerina Hayes, Founder & CEO

From Farm to Fork

With our farm-to-fork philosophy, we're dedicated to championing the circular economy while offering a flavourful addition to your balanced diet to forward thinking eateries and health conscious consumers across UK. Furthermore, we take pride in our commitment to community by providing employment opportunities for refugees, enriching lives and spreading the goodness of kimchi far and wide. Join us on this culinary adventure that nourishes your body, preserve cultural identity and honours the planet. Together, let's cultivate a healthier, more sustainable way of eating with the benefits of kimchi on every table.

Founder Story | Naked Kimchi Co

Katerina Hayes, winner of the Great British Businesswomen Award in Food and Drink 2023.

Naked Kimchi & Co, finalist for the prestigious StartUp UK Awards 2024,

has a remarkable journey shaped by her Ukrainian upbringing. Raised in Ukraine, where fermentation was a cherished tradition, Katerina's culinary roots run deep. Influenced by her grandfather, a dietary specialist chef, and her father, a fusion chef with a love for Asian flavours, Katerina developed a passion for food from an early age.

Her journey took a pivotal turn on Sakhalin Island, where she immersed herself in the vibrant world of Korean cuisine. Here, she discovered the diversity of kimchi, igniting her passion for fermentation. Relocating to Glasgow in 2008, Katerina missed the flavours of her homeland and began fermenting her own kimchi, bridging the culinary gap in her life.

In 2022, amidst the turmoil of war, Katerina had to help her family move from Ukraine. This experience sparked a social mission to give refugees the opportunity to rebuild their lives. Through Naked Kimchi & Co, Katerina has provided employment to nine part-time workers from Ukraine, offering them a chance for stability and growth.

Katerina's background in engineering equipped her with transferable skills that she gradually applied to building a fermentation prodcution company. Committed to the circular economy, sustainability, and food security, Katerina partners with local farmers and employs refugees, creating a community-centered ecosystem. Naked Kimchi & Co works closely with food establishments in Scotland and beyond, caring for the nation's microbiome and promoting the future of food.

Today, Naked Kimchi & Co's vegan and gluten-free kimchi is celebrated across the UK for its delicious and nutritious qualities. From Strathclyde University Student Union to high-end eateries, Katerina's vision of food as a force for positive change is evident in every bite. Through her leadership, Katerina Hayes continues to inspire, showcasing the transformative power of tradition, sustainability, and a genuine love for food and community.

Our Classic Vegan Gluten-Free Kimchi with turmeric and seaweed. Endorsed by Chefs, Served at Restaurants.


Feel the Difference, Taste the Goodness

Each bite of Naked Kimchi & Co is a promise of exceptional taste, unwavering quality, and a commitment to overall wellbeing. Whether you're a eatery, chef, food enthusiast, a health-conscious individual, or someone who cares about the planet, our kimchi is for you.

Food that cares for your gut health.

  • 34 kcal per 100g