In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve rounded up ten well-loved, women-owned businesses that help make up the heart and soul of the 314. From restaurants to florals to shopping and more, this list has something for everyone looking to celebrate on March 8th.
In the spirit of keeping the celebration going outside of this list, we gave each owner the option to share their favorite women-owned businesses in our beloved city.
Before you venture out, don’t forget to check the business pages for their latest health & safety measures, such as contactless payment and mask requirements.
Balkan Treat Box, Webster Groves
It’s no coincidence that Balkan Treat Box is sitting at five stars with over 250 reviews. Yelpers love the pide (Turkish flatbread), and the entire menu will have amateur food photographers rejoicing.
Owner Loryn Nalic’s women-owned business recommendation: Yolklore
Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop, Webster Groves
Order a salted dark chocolate caramel latte before you go and pick it up curbside! Maypop’s greenhouse is open to the public (face masks required and only ten guests at a time.) Shop everything from houseplants to patio tropicals, and spruce up your space just in time for spring.
Maypop’s women-owned business recommendation: Paisley Boutique
Cathy’s Kitchen, Ferguson
Get ready for comfort food at its finest. The entire menu is based on the travels of owner Cathy Jenkins and features favorites from California, New Mexico, Texas, St. Louis, Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans, and more. Enjoy fried catfish tacos, Memphis style gumbo, cajun chicken pasta, and jambalaya.
Owner Cathy Jenkins’ women-owned business recommendation: City Boutique
Frida’s, University City
Vegans and vegetarians, unite! Meat lovers are going to love this UCity favorite, too. Yelpers recommend the mushroom reuben, and the taco (made with Frida’s signature sunflower taco meat, non-vegan cheddar, crimini mushrooms, red onion, scallions, avocado, tomato, romaine, crema, and pico.)
Avivah Wax Spa, Demun
Avivah is a favorite for lash lifts and Brazilian waxes, and yelpers appreciate the clean, professional, and welcoming atmosphere.
Flowers & Weeds, Cherokee Street
Flowers & Weeds’ online shop is open 24/7, and they’re open for customers six at a time. Prep for spring and check out their selection of vegetable, fruit, and herb starters, as well as their lineup of annuals and perennials.
Haveli Indian Restaurant, St. Louis
Owned by Hema Patel, Haveli boasts a large menu featuring authentic North Indian Cuisine. Order delivery, curbside, or carryout, and enjoy their tandoori specialties, their vegan specials, and a wide variety of chef specials as well (try the mango chicken!)
Golden Gems, Cherokee Street
Part storefront and part studio, Golden Gems is the perfect spot to celebrate International Women’s Day any time of year. Shop a variety of sweatshirts, t-shirts, banners, mugs, notebooks, and more.
Yolklore, St. Louis
Drive-thru breakfast. Need we say more? Yelpers love the Johnny Ham Hands (cheesy gougère bun, ham steak, devil sauce, fried egg, and fresh greens.) Don’t sleep on their baked goods, either!
The Heirloom Room, St. Louis
Located in The Hill Antique Market, shop antiques, hand-poured candles, vintage clothing, homewares and more.
Featured businesses in this post either have the women-owned business attribute live on their Yelp page, or were recommended to us by the Yelp community. Find even more businesses in your area by searching the women-owned business attribute on Yelp! Click here for a list of national events happening in honor of Women’s History Month.