This might go without saying, especially if you read our female-owned businesses in the Bay article, but we’ll say it again. March is women’s month! Celebrate with us by taking a peak into some of our LA ladies who have their own business, from coffee to skin care, we cover it all!

Coffee + Tea

The Assembly

634 N. Robertson Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069

This coffee shop creates space for community, welcomes conversations with strangers amongst a commonality, coffee. The Assembly aims to be sustainable, while also giving back to the community with retail space meant for local creatives.  Born and raised in Singapore, she came to L.A. and made the exciting but risky decision to start her own café. We love the community-driven spirit – all thanks to the gal behind the scenes, Owner Shi Jun Ng!

 

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Friends & Family

5150 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Run by Co-Founder and Pastry Chef/Baker Roxana Jullapat, worked in the kitchen at some of the most notable restaurants in Los Angeles, including AOC which is also on our list!  Everything is locally sourced, so you know you are getting the freshest ingredients when you visit Friends & Family!

RUBIES+DIAMONDS

6115 Sunset Blvd #150, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Don’t get it twisted, this is a coffeehouse! Founder and CEO Jean Shim took this shop one step further while not only specializing in coffee, but tea as well. Both the coffee and tea is brewed with a specific method in mind to curate the perfect cup. Nitro tea, anyone? Our favorite part about RUBIES+DIAMONDS is probably that they support local artists! Yep, you can buy the art on the walls. And remember … this is #NotaJewelryStore. Keep it up, R+D!

Teapop

5050 Vineland Ave. North Hollywood CA 91601

Tea? …Boba tea? OK. Sign me up! Teapop was first inspired by Chinese teashops, but with that Los Angeles flair. Founder Arlene Yuan is super hands on with her company and takes pride in being there for her NoHo community! Oh, and guess what? You can even rent their back patio for events, woohoo! Shop Teapop collections online for delivery.

 

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Restaurants

AOC Wine Bar

8700 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Born in Los Angeles, Chef Suzanne Goin is not new to starting her own restaurant and neither is co-owner, Caroline Styne. These ladies opened up Lucques in Hollywood together in the late 90’s! A quick introduction through a friend changed their lives in the best way — as they say, the rest was history!  AOC Wine Bar opened in 2002 with a simple and brilliant idea – small plate menu paired with wine by the glass. The perfect Happy Hour spot! Don’t forget to check out the A.O.C cookbook!

 

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The Butcher’s Daughter

1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Fully plant-based! With a love for healthy food, Founder Heather Tierney started The Butcher’s Daughter. She also has a cocktail in New York and Los Angeles, named Apothéke. Fun fact: Heather is a restaurant designer, too!

Genever

3123 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Genever was created by UCLA college friends, which by the way – absolutely amazing. Because who wouldn’t want to start a business with your best friends? Co-founders Patricia Perez, Roselma Samala and Christine Sumiller are longtime friends where they first met at UCLA.

Jar

8225 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Run by Chef and Owner, Suzanne Tracht, offers American cuisine that has become one of the hottest spots in Los Angeles over the years. She has been professionally cooking since the age of 19, which is quite impressive in itself! When you’re featured in the Food Network’s ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’ you know Jar is worth the try!

 

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Joan’s on Third

8350 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 12059 Ventura Place, Studio City, CA 91604

Joan McNamara is the face behind Joan’s on Third. Both of her daughters work with her, it just doesn’t get sweeter than that! Joan had a passion for cooking and always cherished her mother’s recipes, typically hosting dinner parties at her home. When the space began to feel too small, she knew it was time to open up her own restaurant in 1995. Some of the trio’s fave menu items include the mac & cheese, chocolate chip cookie, and egg basket omlette!

 

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Shopping

Dazey LA

Dazey’s Founder, Dani,  offers sustainable and ethical clothing for women in a digital world – this means no storefront! She believes in “slow fashion” versus “fast fashion” reassuring her community that her line is all handmade in a clean environment where workers are paid what they deserve. Her mission: Art apparel with a mission to empower women through conversation and community. You are an inspiration to all, Dani!

 

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Drifter Organics

You cannot help but love this company when you find out the Founders, Michaela and Dawn Hoo, are a mother-daughter duo! Both women had a history of health issues in previous years and urged to find a solution – welcome, Drifter Organics. These ladies believe in treating your skin right, and that means all natural, nontoxic ingredients that nourish and heal your skin. And for that, we thank you!

 

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Moon Juice

8463-3 Melrose Place Los Angeles, CA 90069; 507 Rose Ave Venice, CA 90291; 2839 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

Moon Juice belongs in all of the above categories, your one stop shop for a drink, vitamins, and skin care! This genius idea was created by owner Amanda Chantal Bacon. All of their beverages and treats are handmade daily, meant to heal and nourish your body and skin. We are totally on board, Amanda!

 

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Folia Collective

5052 Eagle Rock Blvd Los Angeles CA 90041

We are swooning over this plant shop! Founder Denae Horst was a former photographer and prop stylist, until the time came where she realized plants were at the root of her heart. Not only is Folia Collective a plant store, but they also offer fun gifts + accessories, as well as workshops! Be sure to check out her book all about plants! Fun fact: Her fave plant is the hoya obovata.

 

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Don’t see your fave female-owned business on the list? Tell us in the comments!

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