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...

Exclusive to Pasadena

Boba ChaCha

Boba ChaCha is a chic, Instagram-worthy boba shop located in Old Pasadena. Their menu consists of sweet drinks, smoothies, unique tea flavors ranging from...

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
Exclusive to Pasadena

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...

Coffee and plants sign
Outdoor Dining

Coffee and Plants

100% aesthetic and 100% plant-based, Coffee and Plants cafe is located in Old Pasadena's One Colorado. Enjoy dairy-free lattes, coffee, teas, and more while...

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....

Brunch/Breakfast

Delight Pastry

Delight Pastry has worked to produce the most beautiful and delicious pastries, offering a tantalizing variety of European products including cakes,...

Additional woman-owned locations you can support

  • Spenga
  • LoveBug & Me Music
  • Gold Line Pilates
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Los Tacos
  • Walker Viden
  • Southern Roots
  • Pacific Harps
  • Mercadito Monarca
  • Pasadena Antique Mall

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.