Thanks to everyone in the Bay Area who came to our pop-up event with Nima at Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen on Tuesday night! We had quite a crowd of folks eager to see Nima in action.

Nima displayed next to a plate of arepas

Pica Pica arepa with Nima displaying a gluten-free happy face.

Pica Pica is a 100% gluten-free restaurant, and its ingredients are now Nima-verified. We do regular and random testing on their ingredients to ensure they meet the FDA guideline for gluten-free (less than 20 parts per million).

Nima CEO Shireen Yates showing Nima to a crowd.

Nima CEO and co-founder, Shireen Yates, showing Nima to event attendees.



Nima CEO and co-founder, Shireen Yates, demoed Nima with Pica Pica’s tasty gluten-free arepas and mingled with attendees. Nima told us everything was gluten-free!

Blogger Erin Smith and CEO Shireen Yates

Blogger Erin Smith of Gluten-Free Globetrotter and CEO Shireen Yates pose with Nima. Photo courtesy of Erin Smith (IG: glutenfreeglobetrotter)

Nima displayed next to a bowl of plantain chips

Photo courtesy of Erin Smith (IG: glutenfreeglobetrotter)

Nima swag and plantain chips

Photo courtesy of Erin Smith (IG: glutenfreeglobetrotter)

We also released some restaurant testing data that we’ve done in the San Francisco area. Once we start shipping the device, this data will live in the Nima app, where you can search for restaurants, upload your own test results and see results from other users in the community. The results below give you an idea of how these reports might inform your own future dining decisions.


Gluten-free dining in San Francisco

Gluten testing at restaurants in San Francisco


We hope everyone had an enlightened and enjoyable time!

Couldn’t make it to Pica Pica? Read this great recap from Gale Naylor over at Celiac Safe Eats.

Want to see a virtual demo of Nima with your local celiac or gluten-free group? Fill out this form to request a Skype/Google Hangout demo.