Celebrate Women’s History Month this March (& beyond) by shopping at women-owned businesses!
Though International Women’s Day recently passed, March still marks Women’s History Month: a time to honor and recognize women and their incredible contributions to history. Show your support by checking out some inspiring women-owned businesses across NYC.
1. Cafe Mogador
Founder Rivka Orlin challenges culinary boundaries with her Moroccan-inspired dishes. This East Village favorite has been around for three decades and even expanded to a second location in Williamsburg.
Where: 101 St Marks Pl # 1, New York
2. Knead Some Love NY
Self-taught baker, Priyanka Poddar, started Knead Some Love NY in her tiny apartment kitchen at the start of the pandemic. Her incredibly beautiful desserts incorporate Indian influence on American donuts and bundt cakes.
Where: Ships and delivers across NYC, contact email@example.com
3. Chill House
Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton opened this cafe-spa in the Lower East Side offering manicures, facials, massages, and wellness drinks.
Where: 75 Varick St, New York
Brooklyn born, Golde was co-founded by Trinity Mouzon Wofford in 2017 in a one-bedroom apartment. Her company focuses on superfood essentials selling wellness and beauty products.
Where: Shop here
5. The Butcher’s Daughter
This plant-based restaurant across numerous locations around the city was first founded by Heather Tierney. She leads the designs on every location and ensures the distribution of health focused food to table service.
Where: 581 Hudson St, New York (Various Locations)
6. McNally Jackson
The beloved independent bookstore McNally Jackson has been operating under Sarah McNally for nearly 20 years and remains an iconic bookstore at multiple locations across NYC.
Where: 52 Prince St, New York (Various Locations)
Owned by Busayo Olupona, this clothing store explores Nigerian traditions with rich textiles and beautiful designs.
Where: 2001 Strauss St, Brooklyn
8. Dirt Candy
Ever tasted food made by an Iron Chef? Owner and Chef of Dirt Candy, Amanda Cohen, was on Iron Chef Canada and is an important board member and treasurer of Women Chefs and Restauranteurs!
Where: 86 Allen St, New York
9. Love Adorned
For years Lori Leven has been bringing artisanal home decor and vintage jewelry to NYC. Her company prioritizes craftsmanship, utility, and incredible taste!
Where: 269 Elizabeth St, New York
10. String Thing Studio
Here you can shop all the essentials for knitting and crocheting. Don’t know how? You can learn at one of their workshops! The studio is owned by Felicia Eve and is located in Park Slope!
Where: 54 7th Ave, Brooklyn
11. Flour Shop
This colorful cake shop, ran by Amirah Kassem, takes a playful twist on baking with brilliant designs and detailed decoration added to each cake!
Where: 177 Lafayette St, New York
12. Coming Soon
Owners Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria have perfectly curated their home decor and gift shop. It has been adorning the intersection of Chinatown and the Lower East Since since 2013.
Where: 53 Canal St, New York
13. Life Wellness Center
Co-founder Khadija A. Tudor found that women’s needs of safety concerns, body issues, etc. were universal. This led her to design of Life Wellness Center as a therapeutic massage practices and a safe place for relaxation.
Where: 376 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn
Established by Chef Jody Williams, Buvette has become one of NYC’s favorite French restaurants. With an adorable ambiance and magnificent cuisine, you can’t go wrong for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks here!
Where: 42 Grove St, New York
Metaflora was co created by Marisa Competello. From her studio, she makes beautiful floral arrangements known for their minimal and artistic designs.
Telsha Anderson decided to open her clothing store not only during the pandemic, but while still studying brand management at NYU. The company has been a major success so far and offers incredible designs.
Where: 332 W 13th St, New York
17. Mimi Cheng’s
Hannah and Marian Cheng have been making handmade Taiwanese dumplings since 2014. You’re sure to leave full and already planning your next time back!
Where: 179 2nd Ave, New York
18. The Frankie Shop
Bringing you women’s fashion that represents luxury and class, founder Gaelle Drevet, has both a NYC and Paris location. The shop was made to inspire the everyday city girl with effortless fashion.
Where: 100 Stanton St, New York
19. Lovely Day
This Thai restaurant is a NYC gem! Owner, Kazusa Jibiki, is an inspiring entrepreneur making a place for women in business!
Where: 196 Elizabeth St, New York
20. Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Located in the LES, this boutique owned by Maryam Nassir Zadeh sells upscale women’s clothing. You’re sure to leave more stylish than when you entered.
Where: 123 Norfolk St, New York
featured image source: Facebook/ Coming Soon NY