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
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Come experience this boutique style cupcake shop. Cupcakes are known to increase levels of happiness and fulfill sweet cravings.Baked fresh daily, Dots...

Mexican

El Metate Cafe

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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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Since 2019, Chef Michael Gray has been dishing out some of the most unique and innovative takes on classics from burgers to good 'ol Southern delights. Try the...

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

Gift Shop

Gold Bug

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

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At the Gourmet Cobbler Factory, you can expect quality delicious homemade cobblers and pies mixed with only the best and freshest ingredients paired with ice...

Group Activity

Green & Bisque Clayhouse

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Unleash your creativity and embark on an artistic adventure with Private Ceramics Parties! Perfect for families or groups of friends seeking a unique bonding...

Gift Shop

Grist and Toll

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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,...

Bakery/Café

Hello You're Welcome

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HYW is a place where cultures converge through food heritage, incorporating the flavors of Rwanda, South America, Morocco, and Sicily into their donut lines...

Gift Shop

Homage

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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...

Bakery/Café

I Like Pie

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

Clothing Store

Jenette Bras

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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

  • 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.