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
American

Pasadena Sandwich Company

Pasadena Sandwich Company is a family-owned and operated NY-style deli since the 1950s where the meats are cooked daily in-house and the salads homemade with...

Wine Bar

Pasadena Wine Shop

Pasadena Wine Shop is a woman-owned wine shop in the Playhouse Village that features wines, ciders, beers, and sours. The store highlights black-owned...

American

Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is a California-based soul food restaurant chain founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem native, in 1975. It is best known for...

Rose Tree Cottage afternoon tea
Exclusive to Pasadena

Rose Tree Cottage

With the sound of clinking bone china cups and saucers; the fragrance of freshly baked hot scones; the aroma of fresh roses and the soft dulcet tones of 'Tea...

Sage Vegan Bistro
Outdoor Dining

Sage Vegan Bistro

Organic Food. Sage Vegan Bistro serves up organic food in the charming One Colorado which is nestled in the heart of Old Pasadena. Sage's produce comes from...

Outdoor Dining

Saladang Thai & Saladang

Saladang consists of two "twin" Thai restaurants – Saladang and Saladang Garden, both operated by same owner. The two locations are conveniently located next...

Shopping

Shopaholic Sample Sales

Shopaholic Sample Sales offers contemporary women's designer clothing at considerably less than retail pricing and sources a lot of gorgeous brands that aren't...

Tea Rose Garden
Outdoor Dining

Tea Rose Garden

Tea Rose Garden is a teashop offers a cozy, tranquil place where guests can take a few moments out of a busy day to just relax and enjoy the surroundings.

The Arbour
Outdoor Dining

The Arbour

True California. The Arbour is an upscale farm to table restaurant located on South Lake Avenue. Fulfilling their lifelong dream, Chef Ian Gresik along with...

Raymond 1886 Shag Party cocktail
Outdoor Dining

The Raymond 1886

Pasadena Restaurant & Cocktail Bar. The Raymond 1886 features an innovative, contemporary menu in a casual-fine dining setting paired with quality and a...

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.