Get to know LÜME
"LÜME is more than just a superfood. It's a feeling that elevates your individuality, well-being & sense-of-self" - Travis Piéd, Founder of LÜME
it began with family.
Growing up in a big Italian family, a passion for food has always been present.
Watching my grandparents add their magic to every meal ingrained the power of food + connection in my life from a young age. Every Sunday about 20 of us quiet, shy, and timid Italians (lol) would meet at my grandparents house for food, conversation & connection as I would prop myself up in their tiny 4x8 kitchen to watch them work their magic.
As a sinless Italian can never deny food, snacking became a daily ritual for us all. Sure, our meals were delicious, real, and rarely made with processed ingredients, but eating 10 pounds of pasta and bread every week wasn’t sustainable for everyone, especially my Mom.
discovering holistic wellness.
Nobody wants to see their mom in pain.
Searching for the root of Mom’s discomfort was the ultimate journey for myself & our family when I was just 10 years old. Plowing through scans, pills, traditional western medicine, and endless doctor visits caused my mom to reach a boiling point.
Luckily, my Dad discovered an alternative method that made all of the difference—holistic eating & lifestyle. After overhauling the family diet and nourishing her body from the inside-out with real, whole, anti-inflammatory foods, the severity of my mom’s ailments lessened and the overall health of our entire family improved. My obsession with wellness had begun.
migrating to the mecca.
A decade later, I was magnetically drawn to the Mecca of the health and wellness culture—Southern California.
I packed my bags, fled my hometown in New Jersey and followed my passions onward. From a family of artists, I struggled to find my place, but quickly the veil was lifted and I was able to see what my creative gift truly is, combining nutritional ingredients that make a lasting difference. The rest is history.
finding the balance.
I did the deep dive and I created a healthy diet.
I did the research and had shelves lined with expensive supplements, herbs, vitamins, and macro-everythings. Balancing school, work, and travels while trying to nail my wellness routine was getting daunting & I began over relying on supplements to make up for the lack of micro-nutrients that weren’t readily available from my diet alone despite eating healthy.
Then the lightbulb clicked—what if there was something on the market that combined a nutrient-rich snack & supplement in one that didn’t require any pills, powders, mess or lifestyle change to feel good?
Living with college roommates basically guarantees a messy kitchen.
I took matters into my own hands and put my holistic knowledge to use. I infused powerful blends of adaptogenic herbs, vitamins, minerals, and supplements with real, whole foods. We all have to start somewhere—my ground zero in a college kitchen ended up being a blessing in disguise. My roommates gave me priceless feedback as I experimented with new concepts, flavors, and recipes.
Hundred of batches later, a consensus was reached and LÜME was born. Self care snacking made a grand entrance.