Old Pasadena Alleyway at Gold Bug

Support Woman-Owned Businesses

As Pasadena celebrates Women's History Month, we encourage visitors to support local woman-owned businesses.

Women have played a pivotal part of shaping Pasadena's culture. From NASA/JPL's "human calculator" Rocket Girls, to Octavia Butler (author), to Sally Field (actress), to Julia Child (chef), to Julia Morgan (architect), to Loretta Thompson-Glickman (first Black mayor of Pasadena), to the 1999 US Women's Soccer Team, and so many more, these women have set records and defied boundaries in their fields.

We are more than proud of the ladies who have left their mark on our city, and we encourage you to join us in supporting all the women in Pasadena as they continue to make it a great place to live. Below is a list of some of the local restaurants and retailers owned, run, and lovingly cared for by the women of Pasadena.

Amara's Chocolate food collage
Again Coffee, ramen, cafe
Outdoor Dining

Again Cafe & Chibiscus Ramen

Cafe by day and ramen stop by night, Again Cafe and Chibiscus Ramen offers a unique concept on West Green Street. Between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, guests can order...

Outdoor Dining

Amara Chocolate and Coffee

Amara Chocolate and Coffee is a Venezuelan café specializing in coffee, arepas, cachapas, and Spanish churros. They offer unique Venezuelan flavors. A full...

Shopping

April Blooms

Shopping at April Blooms' clothing boutique will not only make you look good, but it will also make you feel good. April Blooms strives to empower women to...

Outdoor Dining

Aux Delices Bakery & Café

Aux Delices, in Old Pasadena, is an intimate family-owned café with pastries, fresh baked croissants, specialty sandwiches, gourmet desserts, espresso bar,...

American

Bonnie B’s Smokin BBQ 

Bonnie B’s Smokin BBQ has been located in Pasadena for generations, serving up some of the best soul food in the area. Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches, fantastic...

Carmela Ice Cream
Desserts

Carmela Ice Cream

Artisan Creamery. East Pasadena is ground zero for Carmela Ice Cream chef/owner Jessica Mortarotti and business partner Zachary Cox, who now run three...

CHA Redefine
Take-Out

Cha Redefine

Cha Redefine. Cha Redefine founded by tea and coffee enthusiasts. They create a new interpretation of traditional tea by combining traditional loose-leaf tea...

Outdoor Dining

Chado Tea Room Pasadena

Traditional Tea House. Chado Tea Room Pasadena serves over 200 different teas, sandwiches, salads and pastries. There are four Chado Tea Room's throughout...

Outdoor Dining

Chim! Thai Street Food

Chim means to taste in Thai. Chim! “The Tastes” of Thai Street Food is about bringing the simplicity of good eats on the street of Thailand. Every dish on the...

Daddy's chicken shack sign
Outdoor Dining

Daddy’s Chicken Shack

Classic Fried Chicken. Daddy's Chicken Shack is located in Old Pasadena. Daddy's Chicken Shack serves up American southern food with a hint of Asian flavors....

Bakery

Dots Cafe & Bakery

A bright & cheerful neighborhood cafe for picking up a handcrafted coffee or family meal, prepared with California farm fresh ingredients. Items are baked...

If you are a small business in Pasadena and wish to be included in this list, please reach out to us via email at marketing@visitpasadena.com.