Andrew's story

Fig means Food is Good!

Hi there, my name is Andrew and I’m one of the creators of Fig.


My life changed suddenly in February 2014 after a trip to Mexico. I didn’t know it at the time, but I had developed post-infectious IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth), likely from food poisoning. My GI symptoms were severe and I was exhausted. Life as I knew it literally came to a stop.


In 2017, I started a Low FODMAP, low sugar, and low preservatives diet. For the first time in three years, I finally felt like myself again. The problem? Finding food when there are literally hundreds of ingredients to limit or avoid! I’d spend hours in the grocery store and often come home empty-handed. There had to be a better way.


The idea behind Fig is simple: Tell Fig how you personally eat, and Fig points you to the food that matches your unique needs: first at grocery stores and recipe websites and eventually at restaurants, too.


Fig won’t be completed overnight, but it’s needed and I’m committed to building it the right way. Thanks for placing your trust in us, and I look forward to helping you find food that is good – for you! I genuinely hope our Fig app (currently in beta testing) helps you find incredible food!

Find your food freedom.

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