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Support Woman-Owned Businesses

Woman-Owned

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
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...

Clothing Store

Kimono No Kobeya

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Located in the Burlington Arcade, Kimono no Kobeya is a boutique shop with the largest selection of authentic Japanese kimonos on this side of the Pacific....

Desserts

Kinrose Creamery

Kinrose Creamery

Persian Egyptian Ice Cream Parlor Try something new like saffron pistachio rose ice cream or walnut baklava at Kinrose Creamery. Old Town Pasadena's new...

Asian

Kwan Kitchen

Kwan Kitchen

From Thailand to your table. Kwan Kitchen is a traditional Thai restaurant that brings flavors from different regions of "the Land of Smiles." Kwan Kitchen...

Bakery/Café

Lavender & Honey

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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...

Bakery/Café

Little Flower Pasadena

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Little Flower Pasadena is a charming cafe and candy kitchen on the western edge of Pasadena. Since 2007, Little Flower Pasadena has prepared fresh delicious...

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Located in the Harry Potter-esque Burlington Arcade shopping area of the South Lake District, Mandarin Coffee Shop is a small, woman-owned AAPI business...

Brunch/Breakfast

Margarita's Pasadena

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Margaritas Mexican Restaurant has been sharing authentic Mexican dishes since 1977. Guests enter a warm, inviting space and leave as family -- with plenty of...

Brunch/Breakfast

Mijares Mexican Restaurant

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It was 100 years ago that Jesucita Mijares fled the revolution in Mexico, searching for a new life for her family. After settling in Pasadena, she opened a...

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.