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Discover and support women-owned businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Women’s History Month is the perfect opportunity to discover businesses owned by women throughout the Bay Area. By sharing a list of some of our favorites, we hope you will be inspired to support these, and many other, local women who are creative and entrepreneurial.

BLK. by Amina
Location: San Francisco
Business Type: Clothing, Candles, Skincare Products

BLK. (pronounced black) by Amina promotes the unleashing of creativity, confidence, and the light that shines within. The brand is owned by Amina Galadima and inspired by her grandmother, Bobbie Louise Knuckles. They offer vegan skincare products, clothing, sunglasses, and soy candles with eco-cotton wicks that can be customized with your own label.
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Harlow & Grey
Location: San Francisco
Business Type: Modern Party Goods

Harlow & Grey is a line of simple yet stunning partyware intended to make it easy for everyday hosts to throw a chic party. The San Francisco-based company was founded by two cousins: Jeanne, a lifestyle blogger with a passion for design, and Gloria, an event designer with an eye for details. All their products, ranging from tableware to decorations, are exclusively designed in-house. You can also find helpful party-planning trips on their blog.
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Kasa Indian Eatery
Location: San Francisco and Redwood City
Business Type: Indian Restaurant

Kasa was born in 2008 out of owner Anamika Khanna’s desire to bring vibrant Indian flavors to the Bay Area. The restaurant with three locations takes pride in freshly grinding spices, marinating meats for 24 hours, and crafting small-batch vegetarian specials daily. They specialize in kati rolls, a sort of miniature burrito that is considered traditional street food in India.
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Lady Falcon Coffee Club
Location: San Francisco
Business Type: Coffee Roaster

Buffy Maguire has been making her mark on the male-dominated world of coffee roasting through her company Lady Falcon Coffee Club, a specialty coffee roaster and tea company that originated in San Francisco’s Ocean Beach neighborhood. It is named after a group of tenacious and free-spirited women who started a bicycling club in the Outer Sunset in the 1860s. The beautifully packaged beans are sold from a vintage truck parked at Alamo Square Park on weekends, as well as at several Bay Area grocery stores, and through their website.
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Red Door Catering
Location: Oakland
Business Type: Catering

Founder and CEO Reign Free leads this sustainable and environmentally conscious company that caters social and corporate events, as well as weddings. Red Door Catering is not only Minority Business Enterprise Certified, it also supports local farmers and uses the best organic, seasonal ingredients to offer both comfort food and imaginative menus.

Smitten Ice Cream
Location: San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose
Business Type: Ice Cream

Fresh, unprocessed, locally sourced ingredients, churned-to-order before your eyes using liquid nitrogen to produce the smoothest scoop of ice cream—that’s the Smitten approach. It was invented by founder Robyn Sue Fished and first sold out of a Radio Flyer wagon in the streets of San Francisco. It’s now available at five locations in the Bay Area or can be delivered nationwide. Be sure to try their new flavor dedicated to the first female vice president, Kamala Harris.
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Taiwan Bento
Location: Oakland
Business Type: Taiwanese Restaurant

Although most diners are familiar with various Asian cuisines, many know very little about the foods that Taiwan has to offer. Since 2014, chef and co-owner Stacy Tang has been working to change this by showcasing Taiwanese food in her Uptown Oakland restaurant. Featuring a menu of bentos, baos, noodles, and snacks, the food is almost entirely sourced from local farms and other Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses.
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More Women-Owned Businesses

Name Business Type Location Website
ACT Catering Catering Emeryville (serves Bay Area) http://actcatering.com/
Berkeley Hat Company Hats Berkeley https://berkeleyhat.com/
Cowgirl Creamery Artisanal Cheese San Francisco and Point Reyes Station https://cowgirlcreamery.com/
Cupcakin’ Bake Shop Cupcakes Berkeley and Oakland http://cupcakinbakeshop.com/
Farmgirl Flowers Florist San Francisco https://farmgirlflowers.com/
Hive Café and Coffee Roaster Oakland https://www.hivecoffeeroasters.com/
Homeroom Mac and Cheese Restaurant Oakland https://homeroom510.com/
INNA Jam Organic Jam Emeryville https://innajam.com/
Iyoba Artisanal Soaps, Haircare, and Bath Products Oakland https://iyoba.com/
Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden Oakland and Alameda https://juliestea.com/
Left Coast Catering Catering San Francisco https://www.leftcoastcatering.com/
Minimo Wine Shop Oakland http://minimowine.com/
Modern Coffee Café Oakland http://moderncoffeeoakland.com/
Oaklandish Oakland-Pride Apparel and Accessories Oakland and Emeryville https://oaklandish.com/
Osha Thai Thai Restaurant San Francisco http://oshathai.com/
Piccino Italian-Inspired California Restaurant San Francisco https://www.piccino.com/
Project Juice Cold-Pressed Juices San Francisco, Berkeley, and Southern California https://www.projectjuice.com/
Sidestreet Pho Vietnamese Restaurant Alameda https://www.sidestreetpho.com/
Tara’s Organic Ice Cream Ice Cream Berkeley https://tarasorganic.com/
Three Babes Bakeshop Pies San Francisco https://www.threebabesbakeshop.com/

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