It’s March, and that means it’s Women’s History Month! While we should celebrate the women in our lives every day, I want to take this opportunity to give a shoutout to some of my favorite female-owned businesses in Los Angeles.
I’ve been a big fan of République for many years now! It’s the perfect spot for brunch, and the decor makes the dining experience at République feel like a little getaway from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Walter and Margarita Manzke own République and serve as the chefs for the renowned restaurant, which is currently open for takeout and patio dining!
Nong La’s take on traditional Vietnamese cuisine always makes me miss my grandma’s cooking! Siblings Elain and Victor Phuong opened the restaurant to honor their mother’s recipes, and all of the delicious dishes served at Nong La are reminiscent of the food found on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.
If you’re in the mood for dessert, don’t forget to check out Salt & Straw, owned by Kim Malek. Salt & Straw has a very large presence in Los Angeles since they have unique flavors like Lemon Cheesecake Crumble and Cinnatopia Cinnamon Bun. The best part—the ice cream is sourced from family-owned Scott Brothers Dairy, where cows are grass-fed and never given hormones or antibiotics.
I love coffee, and one of my favorite female-owned coffee shops is Lavender & Honey in Pasadena. Charlie and Melanie Porter started Lavender & Honey due to their love for café culture. They have used their coffee shop to make a difference in the community by sourcing their ingredients from local vendors.
What are some of your favorite female-owned businesses?