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Celebrate Women’s History Month at These 13 Women-Owned Restaurants in Los Angeles

Looking for a fun and impactful way to celebrate Women’s History Month? Stop by one of these beloved female-owned restaurants in Los Angeles! From healthy cafes that serve seasonal cuisine to upscale restaurants with caviar and champagne, the women behind these innovative concepts have changed the game in a male-dominated industry, proving that women can does everything. That being said, get ready to make a reservation and cheer on these 13 female-owned restaurants! Women-Owned Restaurants in Los Angeles

Girl and the Goat is Chef Stephanie Izard’s first LA restaurant. From its West Coast beginnings, Girl and the Goat has become one of the hippest spots in town, making your mouth water with dishes like sticky glazed pork knuckle and roasted oysters. The bright windows and vibrant greenery combine to create a very peaceful and airy setting in an industrial space, which creates a cool contrast that fits right in with the arts district.

Location: DTLA

Women-Owned Restaurants in Los Angeles

After realizing the food they craved wasn’t widely available in Los Angeles, former editors Heather Sperling and Emily Fiffer decided to open their own restaurant. Specializing in healthy, seasonal California cuisine, Botanica is a vegetarian restaurant that offers delicious bites like roasted carrot dip and baked halibut with tahini. Enjoy dinner and drinks in their stylish bar or grab a seat on their covered terrace for mimosas and matcha at brunch.

Location: Silver Lake

Between the sky-lit domed ceiling and the tantalizing Italian cuisine, Love & Salt is the perfect place to dine by the sea in Manhattan Beach. Prior to Love & Salt, Café Pierre sat in the same location for 37 years. Although the space has since transformed, it belongs to Sylvie Gabriele, the daughter of Guy Gabriele, the former owner of the beloved Café Pierre. This community-focused restaurant has tons of great options, but you’ll definitely want to save room for Nonno’s tiramisu.

Location: Manhattan Beach

Looking to rekindle your love for breakfast? Stop by Kwini Reed’s Poppy + Rose to taste some of their famous chicken and waffles. Located in the downtown Flower District, Poppy + Rose has been helping people start their day with a smile since 2014. Grab a table on their huge patio and treat yourself to a breakfast or lunch full of Southern flavors ( and maybe a mimosa while you’re at it).

Location: DTLA

Women-Owned Restaurants in Los Angeles

Lady & Larder is an adorable cheese shop owned and operated by twin sisters Sarah Simms Hendrix and Boo Simms. This colorful shop sells everything from gourmet cheeses to pre-made charcuterie boards, making it a great place to stop for a quick lunch or grab-and-go treats. With a focus on supporting sustainable food culture, many items come and go with the seasons, which means there are always new things to try!

Location: Santa Monica

Christy Vega has gone above and beyond to continue her father’s legacy at the iconic Casa Vega restaurant in Studio City. With its renowned margaritas, comfort food and first-rate hospitality, Casa Vega has been a favorite among locals for over 65 years. Enjoy their epic happy hour in their cozy bar for $7 margaritas and $6 bites from 2:30-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Location: Studio City

Women-Owned Restaurants in Los Angeles

Credit: Amy Neunsinger / Owners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne

With two gorgeous locations in West Hollywood and Brentwood, Suzanne Goin’s AOC is the perfect wine bar for romantic evenings or a chic night out with the girls. Cozy interiors invite you to relax with a refreshing glass of wine and tapas-style bites. Although they are known for their wine, they have a killer cocktail list that has some unique highlights, such as beet liqueur and sage cava syrup.

Locations: Brentwood and West Hollywood

Women-Owned Restaurants in Los Angeles

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From crispy fried chicken to salty seasoning, Kim Prince has managed to bring a taste of Nashville to the West Coast with Hotville Chicken. The family’s secret recipe dates back to the 1930s and is sure to make your mouth water. If you’re not afraid of spice, be sure to order your “Nashville Hot” chicken and get a side of Mac & Smokin’ Cheese.

Location: Los Angeles

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Between the chic interior and the European-inspired dishes, Olivetta has become one of the most coveted and popular restaurants in West Hollywood. After learning the ropes of the restaurant business in London, Marissa Hermer brought her expertise to the United States and created Olivetta. Enjoy cocktails prepared by an award-winning mixologist as well as decadent bites like caviar with creme fraiche and potato chips or their famous grilled Spanish octopus.

Location: West Hollywood

Women-Owned Restaurants in Los Angeles

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The Draycott is another beautiful place owned by Marissa Hermer. Upon entering The Draycott, guests are immediately wowed by the retro cabins and marble bar. While you can certainly count on The Draycott for fine dining in the evening, the patio has a café atmosphere that’s perfect for brunch or a casual lunch. Don’t miss their English pea dip and fried blue prawns.

Location: Pacific Palisades

The dynamic sister duo, chef Amanda Kuntee and restaurateur Katy Noochlaor are the brains behind Tuk Tuk Thai. As Sawtelle’s premier Thai restaurant, Tuk Tuk Thai serves up all the comfort food classics, including pad Thai and tom yum noodle soup. Here, everything is fresh daily and their weekly daily specials available from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm give you what you pay for.

Location: Sawtell

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Located in the heart of Echo Park, Honey Hi is a charming cafe founded by Caitlin Sullivan and Kacie Carter. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing smoothie on the go or a quick lunch on the patio, Honey Hi makes it a priority to serve healthy meals that incorporate seasonal and local ingredients. You can even enhance your coffee with spirulina, MCT oil, or one of their other supplements for a nutritious start to the day.

Location: Echo Park

Cabra is the new rooftop restaurant at the legendary Hoxton Hotel. This Peruvian-inspired restaurant is also owned by Chef Stephanie Izard and is her latest and greatest creation. Admire sweeping views of the city while feasting on fan favorites like salmon ceviche, goat cheese empanadas and avocado dip. Since most plates are meant to be shared, it’s a great place to gather with friends for craft cocktails as the sun sets.

Location: DTLA


About the Author

Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in communications. During her studies, she was an editor at the Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating, she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie enjoys indulging in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach. write articles about travel, special events, and stories about local businesses and individuals.

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