Credit: Stan Lee of Cabra
Credit: Stan Lee of Cabra

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

Let’s Show the Ladies of LA Some Love!

Looking for a fun and impactful way to celebrate Women’s History Month? Stop by one of these beloved women-owned restaurants in LA! From healthy cafes that serve seasonal cuisine to high-end eateries with caviar and champagne, the women behind these innovative concepts have changed the game in a male-dominated industry, proving that women truly can do it all. That being said, get ready to make a reservation and give a round of applause for these 13 women-owned restaurants! Women-Owned Los Angeles Restaurants

 

Girl and the Goat

Girl and the Goat is Chef Stephanie Izard’s first LA restaurant. Since making its big debut on the West Coast, Girl and the Goat has become one of the hottest spots in the city, making mouths water with dishes like sticky glazed pork shank and roasted oysters. The bright windows and vibrant greenery work together to create a very peaceful and airy setting in an industrial space, resulting in a cool contrast that fits in perfectly in the Arts District. 

Location: DTLA

Women-Owned Los Angeles Restaurants

Botanica

After realizing that the food they craved was not widely available in Los Angeles, former food editors Heather Sperling and Emily Fiffer set out to open their own restaurant. Specializing in healthy, seasonal California cuisine, Botanica is a veggie-forward eatery that offers tasty bites like roasted carrot dip and tahini-baked halibut. Enjoy dinner and drinks at their sleek bar or snag a spot on their covered patio for mimosas and matcha at brunch.

Location: Silverlake

Love & Salt

Between the sky-lit domed ceiling and the enticing Italian fare, Love & Salt is the ultimate place to dine near the sea in Manhattan Beach. Before Love & Salt, Cafe Pierre sat in the same location for 37 years. Though the space has since transformed, it is owned by Sylvie Gabriele, the daughter of Guy Gabriele—the former owner of the beloved Cafe Pierre. This community-centered restaurant has tons of great options, but you’ll definitely want to save room for Nonno’s tiramisu.

Location: Manhattan Beach

 

Poppy + Rose

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

Location: DTLA

Women-Owned Los Angeles Restaurants

Lady & Larder

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

Location: Santa Monica

  

Casa Vega

Christy Vega has gone above and beyond to keep her father’s legacy alive at the iconic Casa Vega restaurant in Studio City. Thanks to their renowned margaritas, comforting cuisine and top-notch hospitality, Casa Vega has been a favorite among locals for more than 65 years. Take advantage of their epic happy hour in their cozy bar to enjoy $7 margaritas and $6 bites from 2:30 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Location: Studio City

Women-Owned Los Angeles Restaurants

A.O.C.

Credit: Amy Neunsinger / Owners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne

With two stunning locations in West Hollywood and Brentwood, Suzanne Goin’s A.O.C. is a wine bar perfect for romantic date nights or a chic night out with the girls. The cozy interiors invite you to unwind as you sip on a refreshing glass of vino and chow down on some tapas-style bites. Though they are known for their wine, they have a killer cocktail list that has one-of-a-kind highlights, such as beet liquor and cava sage syrup. 

Locations: Brentwood and West Hollywood

Women-Owned Los Angeles Restaurants

Hotville Chicken

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

Location: Los Angeles

 

Olivetta

Credit: Moses Truzman, Olivetta

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

Location: West Hollywood

Women-Owned Los Angeles Restaurants

The Draycott

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The Draycott is another stunning spot owned by Marissa Hermer. Upon stepping foot in The Draycott, guests are immediately enamored by the retro booths and marble bar. Though you can certainly count on The Draycott for a fancy dinner in the evenings, the patio has a cafe feel that is perfect for a laid-back brunch or lunch. Don’t miss out on their English pea dip and fried blue prawns. 

Location: Pacific Palisades

 

Tuk Tuk Thai

The dynamic sister duo Chef Amanda Kuntee and restaurateur Katy Noochlaor are the masterminds behind Tuk Tuk Thai. As the first Thai restaurant in the Sawtelle neighborhood, Tuk Tuk Thai serves all of the comforting classics, including pad Thai and tom yum noodle soup. Everything here is made fresh daily, and their weekly lunch specials that are available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. give you a great bang for your buck. 

Location: Sawtelle 

Women-Owned Los Angeles Restaurants

Honey Hi

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Situated in the heart of Echo Park, Honey Hi is a charming cafe that was 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 add-ons for a nutritious start to the day.

Location: Echo Park

  

Cabra

Cabra is the newest restaurant on the rooftop of the legendary Hoxton hotel. This Peruvian-inspired restaurant is also owned by Chef Stephanie Izard and is her latest and greatest creation. Take in sweeping views of the city as you indulge in fan favorites like the salmon ceviche, goat empanadas and avocado dip. Since most plates are meant to be shared, this is a great spot to gather with friends for craft cocktails at sunset. 

Location: DTLA

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Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer 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 loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.

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