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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.

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Entertainment

Neon Retro Arcade

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Neon Retro Arcade is a "new" entertainment concept that celebrates the history of video games. Proudly featuring 40+ classic arcade games and pinball machines...

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Octavia's Bookshelf is an independent bookstore by Nikki High that opened in Pasadena in February 2023, in honor of Pasadena native, sci-fi author, and...

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Owners Sayuri Tachibe and chef Shigefumi Tachibe fuse the modern and the traditional at Osawa, a celebrated Pasadena restaurant for sushi, shabu-shabu, udon,...

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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...

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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

The Raymond 1886

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

Bakery/Café

Rose Tree Cottage

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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...

Asian

Saladang

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

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A tiny haven with big heart, where Mexican and Indian warmth mingle through free-range chicken rotisserie and traditional, Jalisco-style birria de chivo....

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.