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
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,...

Dos Besos Paella
Woman-Owned

Dos Besos

Dos Besos is a charming Spanish tapas and paella restaurant in Old Pasadena, focusing on the coastal cooking of Valencia, a port city in Southern Spain. The...

Take-Out

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...

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...

Exclusive to Pasadena

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...

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-inspired shop that sells jewelry, offbeat artwork, insect taxidermy, sculptures, and decor. Ideal for...

Grist and Toll
Shopping

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...

Desserts

I Like Pie

Old Pasadena welcomed a new pie shop dishing out individual pie experiences with delicious personal pies. Flavors change seasonally based on regionally sourced...

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...

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
  • Wellness Powers Life

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.