March is always a special moment for all women around the world. This is our month, our time to shine, our moment to show off who you are and what you are made of! We want to celebrate this Women’s history month by pointing out all of the fabulous females who make up the Bay Area. If you are reading this, you make this world a better place!

Coffee + Tea

Farley’s East

33 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, 1315 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94107

Our favorite part about Farley’s is how extremely community-driven this company is by always working to give back to the local community through non-profit organizations and charities. They donate portions of their sales to support these organizations and make the world a better place. We thank you, Farley!

 

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Lady Falcon Coffee Club

Alamo Square Park

An independent, female-owned, female-operated coffee truck! This coffee club has a whole lot of history! Born in SF, the name came from a women’s bicycle club in the 1800’s who were known to ride together in the name of freedom. They were a fun and fierce group, Founder Buffy Maguire mentioning, ” They must have felt like they had wings” which brings us to … Lady Falcon. Rock on, ladies!

b.patisserie

2821 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Belinda Leong started her career as a pastry chef in San Francisco and then left for Europe after an 8 year run in the city! During her time across Europe, she worked at some of the most well-known patisseries in Barcelona, Paris, and Copenhagen. Fast forward two years, she came back to the Bay Area working at Manresa Restaurant, before starting b.patisserie. After a few successful pop-ups, a brick & mortar was established with partner Michel Suas.

 

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Restaurants

Homeroom Mac and Cheese

400 40th St Oakland, CA 94609

The creation of Homeroom all started when Founder, Erin Wade had a craving for mac and cheese after work (she used to be an attorney!). Using her dad’s recipe, Wade had a craving to start her own restaurant, and the rest is history! Your ambition is admirable, Erin!

 

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Brenda’s French Soul Food + Brenda’s Meat & Three

652 Polk Street San Francisco, CA 94102, 919 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94115

Chef Brenda Buenviajé grew up in New Orleans, where soul food was first born. Growing up she spent her time crabbing and hunting for crawfish along the bayou, talk about fresh seafood! Her career first started in New Orleans where she worked in the kitchen as a Cuisine Chef. Brenda moved to San Francisco in 1999, where she worked at many different restaurants until the time came to create her own in 2007. We appreciate you bringing the Southern flair to the West Coast, Brenda!

Souley Vegan

301 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Are you vegan but still want to enjoy Southern Comfort food? Souley Vegan is there for you, thanks to Chef and Owner, Tamearra Dyson.  Dyson grew up on a vegetarian diet that her mother cooked for her and began whipping it up in the kitchen, fully plant-based since she was 18 years old! She took a leap of faith, leaving her medical career for her passion of plant-based foods. Folks called her crazy, but she kept on with her dream! Thank you for helping our planet, one meal at a time. You go, girl!

 

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Cosecha

907 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607

Chef and Owner, Dominica Rice-Cisneros believes in high-quality foods above all else at Cosecha. With 30+ years of experience, her food is exceptional with seasonal dishes that are locally sourced from nearby farmers markets! Even more impressive, Dominica was named one of the “Female Titans of the Bay Area Food Scene” by Eater San Francisco in 2017.

 

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Lao Table

 149 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Featuring the most colorful menu, Chef and Founder Lalita Souksamlane serves up delicious Laotian cuisine at Lao Table. Her journey first began when she started Osha Thai, a successful SF restaurant with three locations around the Financial District. We love the vibrant dishes, Lalita!

 

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Rich Table + RT Rotisserie

199 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102, 101 Oak St, San Francisco, CA 94102, 302 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA 94117

One might say Rich Table makes the Top Restaurant list when visiting  San Francisco. Co-founder Sarah Rich was named “StarChefs Rising Star Chef Award” in 2013, which comes to no surprise if you have ever had her tasty meals! Fun fact: She also owns the famous RT Rotisserie!

 

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Leo’s Oyster Bar

568 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Listed as one of the Best-Designed New Restaurants by Bon Appétit magazine it’s no wonder this place is a hit! Not only is the space gorgeous, but the food and drinks are also impressive! To add to this Oyster Bar’s charm, the restaurant is named after Co-Owner Anna Weinberg’s son, Leo.

 

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Shopping

Holistic Hound

 1510 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA 94709

Founded in 2003, Heidi Hill had a passion for animals and holistic medicine, this is how Holistic Hound was born. She gave her husky, Pearl, CBD supplements that changed her pups life forever! Now, she works on formulating these holistic supplements to help other animals in need. I think it’s safe to say we are all animal lovers here, so thank you for finding a natural solution for our fur babies Heidi!

 

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Oaklandish

Oaklandish gets all the hype, even years later thanks to all of the hard work of Co-Founder Angela Tsay! Named one of the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in America’s inner cities with Fortune. We love supporting small businesses like this one!

 

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If we missed your favorite women-owned business, tell us in the comments! We would love to share the support.

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