Women’s History Month is an annual observance to highlight and honor women’s impact on the world and throughout history. In celebration, we’ve collected some of our favorite women-owned businesses. From creative breakfast tacos and birria to fresh cocktails and magical coffees, these incredible women-owned businesses will satisfy your cravings and more. Plus, there’s no better way to show your support for the inspiring ladies shaping L.A.’s food scene this month and beyond!
Evanice is a Cuban, Brazilian American who started Senoreata as a way to connect with her roots even through her veganism. Inspired by her family, her food is made with love, and every bite is a taste of her culture. Her pop-up is open every Sunday at Smorgusburg, that way you can have her delicious Cuban sandwiches and guava pastelitos every weekend.
Location: 777 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
2. Home State
Briana grew up in Texas and eventually found herself in California. She missed the food she knew and loved back home. That’s when she decided to bring some of that Texan hospitality and good eats to Los Angeles. She opened up Home State Hollywood, where people can enjoy breakfast tacos, burritos, and queso―all while having a sense of belonging and community.
Location: 4624 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
3. Susie Cakes
Susan Sarich always dreamed of owning a bakery. No matter what obstacles got in her way, it was a goal that she refused to give up on. Today, her bakery Susie Cakes is one of the most popular bakeries in Los Angeles, and she has multiple locations across California. Whether you want freshly baked chocolate chip cookies or frosted cake, her bakery has it all.
Location: 11708 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90049
4. Nimbus Coffee
Eviana was sitting at a coffee shop buried in books when she began longing to be somewhere else. That’s when the idea of Nimbus Coffee came to life. Along with her mother Shawn, they decided to change up the mundane reality of a cafe and add some wizardry. They opened up a “diverse space where culture and coffee meet; where our ideas, voices and recipes would thrive.” Not only are their drinks and food enchanting, they truly transport you to a magical place.
Location: 1115 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
5. Bar Flores
Karla Flores-Mercado was born in Mexico and came to Los Angeles at a young age. Her heritage along with West Coast influences can be found at Bar Flores. The live music, vibrant colors, fresh flowers, and beautiful cocktails allow Angelenos to escape for the night, right at home.
Location: 1542 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
6. Birria x Godz
Ashley always had a love for cooking. Being a Latina raised in LA, she grew up with and was exposed to different cultures and cuisines. That’s where her passion for cooking truly blossomed and how Birria x Gods was born. They offer juicy birria tacos, cheesy quesadillas, and flavorful birria ramen. Driven by her family and frequent patrons, her food is served with love and dedication.
You can find Birria x Godz every Saturday at Verdugo bar. Check out their updated schedule on Instagram.
Location: 3408 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Los Angeles Chef Cara Haltiwanger created Calabama to share some of her Southern comfort food in California. This innovative pop-up first started at local coffee shops, but that all changed once the pandemic hit. Now, with a help of a rope and a bucket, Haltiwanger serves her toasty and cheesy egg sandwiches from four stories up.
All orders for Calabama are made through her Instagram. Pick-ups happen on Sundays only and time slots are made available on Thursday.