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
El Metate Cafe mexican food
Outdoor Dining

El Metate Café

El Metate Café. El Metate Café is an family-owned authentic Mexican sit-down café located in the Playhouse Village. It is great for breakfast, lunch and...

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Elisa B

Elisa B is a boutique women's clothing shop in Old Pasadena. The female-owned boutique sells curated women's contemporary apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry...

Fig sprout rotisserie chicken
American

Fig Sprout

Fig Sprout is a great place for a casual meal. The little, bright-windowed cafe offers a short, but delicious menu built around roasted chicken a "soul food"...

Gale Restaurant
Outdoor Dining

Gale’s Restaurant

Gale's Restaurant. Gale's Restaurant is a bustling bistro featuring the most comprehensive selection of Northern Italian cuisine. Inspiration for many of the...

Gold Bug Store
Shopping

Gold Bug

Located in One Colorado, Gold Bug is a unique vintage shop that sells jewelry, offbeat artwork, insect taxidermy, sculptures, and decor. Ideal for antique...

Grist and Toll
Bakery

Grist and Toll

Grain miller Nan Kohler runs Grist & Toll in an industrial complex just north of the 110 freeway finish on Arroyo Parkway. She mills powdery, stone-ground,...

Shopping

Homage

Homage has a little bit for everyone. It's almost guaranteed that you will find something that catches your eye, and probably so much more. Their carefully...

Woman-Owned

Jenette Bras

Jenette Bras prides itself for its ability to properly fit bras to all body shapes and not fall for the "Mall Bra Syndrome" of trying to fit bodies to bra...

Outdoor Dining

Kathleen’s Restaurant

Kathleen’s Restaurant was established in 1982 by Efren Bugarin and Kathleen Meymarian. You’ll find that Kathleen’s menu offers a wide variety of California...

lavender and honey
Coffee

Lavender & Honey

Eat, Drink and ShopLavender & Honey is a delightful boutique coffee bar and deli serving the Pasadena community since 2014. A charming place with an espresso...

American

Lêberry Bakery

Lêberry Bakery was established in 2018 with the vision and passion to bring high-quality, delicious sweets to Pasadena,Los Angeles, San Gabriel and neighboring...

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.