LAKA was born on Kauai in founder Liz Smith's Hawaiian kitchen, putting her knowledge and personal experience to use to create convenient, delicious, healing pantry staples that could be enjoyed by everyone. LAKA has evolved into a luxury functional food destination with multi-use pantry staples that are targeted to support natural energy, beauty, and restoration. As a certified herbalist and yoga instructor, Liz became consumed by the power of food and movement as medicine, with neither being equally important as the other to manage daily stress, promote longevity, and keep the immune system in check.