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Nahua Pizza


Kimberly Gonzalez and her family


While working as a program coordinator with students at Laney College, Kimberly Gonzalez never dreamed she would one day be running her own pizza business. But when her uncle, Carlos Lopez, approached her to start Nahua Pizza, something clicked. Although Carlos stepped away in December 2018, Nahua Pizza continues to be a family affair. Kimberly works with her mother the most since she makes the pizza dough, which needs to be prepared at least 48 to 72 hours in advance of the farmers market.


Depending on the season, Nahua sources fresh ingredients such as basil, tomatoes, pears, arugula, and spigarello kale directly from local farms like Everything Under the Sun and K&J Orchards. They source berries from Yerena Farms to create experimental pies, such as their four-cheese berry pizza.


Fun Fact

Though pizza has Italian origins, Nahua Pizza also pays homage to Kimberly’s family’s Mexican roots. The name is inspired by the “Nahuas,” which are the largest indigenous group in Mexico and the second largest in El Salvador.


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