Packed with world-class establishments and innovative restaurateurs, meet the brilliant female chefs who put the Los Angeles food scene permanently on the map.
Chef Antonia Lofaso
Antonia Lofaso, owner and chef at Sycamore Tavern, Black Market Liquor Bar, and Scopa Italian Roots
| Credit: Courtesy of Antonia Lofaso

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The 6740, 6740 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, Kimberly Harlan, co-owner

A&R Cucina, 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City, Gabriella Torelli, owner and chef

Akasha, 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City, Akasha Richmond, owner and chef

Ayara Thai Cuisine, 6245 W. 87th St., Vanda Asapahu, owner and chef

Bavel, 500 Mateo St., Genevieve Gergis, co-owner and chef

Birds of Hollywood, 5925 Franklin Ave., Mary Olek, co-owner

Black Market Liquor Bar, 11915 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, Antonia Lofaso, owner and chef

Butter Cake Shoppe, 1627 Hillhurst Ave., Sasha Gustafson, owner and chef

Cake Monkey Bakery, 7807 Beverly Blvd. and 2805 Agoura Rd., Westlake Village, Lisa Olin and Elizabeth Belkind, co-owners

Cassia, 1314 7th St., Santa Monica, Zoe Nathan, co-owner

Clementine Bakery and Cafe, 1751 Ensley Ave., Annie Miler, owner and chef

Crème Caramel LA, 14849 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks, Kristine de la Cruz, owner and chef

DAMA, 612 E. 11th St., Antonia Lofaso, executive chef and managing partner

Doma Kitchen, 4325 Glencoe Ave. #8, Marina Del Rey, Angie Corrente and Kristina Miksyte, co-owners

Ester's Wine Shop & Bar, 1314 7th St., Santa Monica, Kathryn Coker, co-owner

Flore Vegan Cafe, 2943 W. Sunset Blvd., Miranda Megill, owner and chef

Found Coffee, 1355 Colorado Blvd., Annie Choi, owner

FrankieLucy Bakeshop, 3116 Sunset Blvd., Kristine de la Cruz and Anne Choi, co-owners

Friends & Family, 5150 Hollywood Blvd., Roxana Jullapat, co-owner and pastry chef

Gelateria Uli, 541 S. Spring St. and 8044 W. 3rd Ave., Uli Nasibova, owner and chef

Genever, 3123 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, Roselma Samala, Patricia Perez and Christine Sumiller, co-owners

The Griddle Cafe, 7916 Sunset Blvd., Jodi Hortze, owner

Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, Zoe Nathan, co-owner

Jar, 8225 Beverly Blvd., Suzanne Tracht, owner and executive chef

Jewel, 654 N. Hoover St., Jasmine Shimoda, chef

Joan's On Third, 8350 W. 3rd St. and 12059 Ventura Pl., Studio City, Joan McNamara, owner

Kismet Falafel, 317 S. Broadway, Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson, co-owners

Kitchen Mouse, 5906 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, Erica Daking, owner

Knead & Co Pasta Bar + Market, 317 S. Broadway, Marie Petulla, owner

'Lette Macarons, various locations, Paulette Koumetz, owner and executive pastry chef

Lincoln Pasadena, 1422 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, Christine Moore, co-owner and chef

Lula Cocina Mexicana, 2720 Main St., Santa Monica, Geraldine Gilliland, owner and chef

Malibu Farm Pier Cafe, various locations, Helene Henderson, owner and chef

Milo + Olive, 2723 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, Zoe Nathan, co-owner

Milo SRO, 826 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, Zoe Nathan, co-owner and Erin Eastland, chef/partner

n/naka, 3455 Overland Ave., Niki Iida-Nakayama and Carole Iida, co-owners

Playa Provisions, 119 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey, Brooke Williamson, co-owner and chef

Porridge + puffs, 2801 Beverly Blvd., Minh Phan, owner and chef

Proof Bakery, 3156 Glendale Blvd., Na Young Ma, owner and chef

Pura Vita, 8274 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, Tara Punzon, owner and chef

République, 624 S. La Brea Ave., Margarita Manzke, co-owner and chef

Romancing The Bean, 3413 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, Kerry Krull, owner

Sage Vegan Bistro, various locations, Mollie Engelhart, co-owner and chef

Scopa Italian Roots, 2905 Washington Blvd., Venice, Antonia Lofaso, owner and chef

Sqirl, 720 N. Virgil Ave., Jessica Koslow, owner and chef

Sycamore Tavern, Hollywood, 7038 Sunset Blvd., Antonia Lofaso, owner and chef 

Sweet Rose Creamery, 225 26th St. and 2726 Main St., Santa Monica, Zoe Nathan, co-owner

Twist Eatery, 344 S. La Brea Ave., Joelle Bercovitch, owner

Union in Pasadena, 37 Union St., Pasadena, Marie Petulla, owner

The Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, Pamela Stollings, owner

Valerie Confections, 1665 Echo Park Ave. and 3354 W. 1st St., Valerie Gordon, co-owner

Village Bakery, 3119 Los Feliz Blvd., Barbara Monderine, owner and chef

Closed temporarily 

A.O.C Wine Bar, 8700 W. 3rd St., Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, co-owners

The Assembly, 634 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, Shi Jun Ng, owner

Audrey at the Hammer, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Lisa Giffen, co-owner and chef

Bar Franca, 438 S. Main St., Rachel Thomas, owner

Beverly Soon Tofu, 2717 W. Olympic Blvd., Monica Lee, owner and chef

Boardner's by La Belle, 1652 N. Cherokee Ave., Tricia Labelle, owner

Bon Vivant, 3155 Glendale Blvd., Tricia La Belle, owner

Border Grill, various locations, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, co-owners

Botanica, 1620 Silver Lake Blvd., Emily Fiffer and Heather Sperling, co-owners and chefs

Chi Spacca, 6610 Melrose Ave., Nancy Silverton, co-owner

Cliff's Edge, 3626 Sunset Blvd., Dana Hollister, co-owner

Da Kikokiko, 12746 W. Jefferson Blvd., Playa Vista, Brooke Williamson, co-owner and chef

Fōnuts, 8104 W. 3rd St. and 12065 Ventura Pl., Nancy Truman, owner and chef

Hudson House, 514 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, Brooke Williamson, co-owner and chef

Love & Salt, 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, Sylvie Gabriele, owner

Modern Shaman Kitchen, 6744 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, Kimberly Harlan, co-owner

Nickel Diner, 524 S. Main St., Monica May and Kristen Trattner, co-owners

Osteria Mozza, 6602 Melrose Ave., Nancy Silverton, co-owner

Pine and Crane, 1521 Griffith Park Blvd., Vivian Ku, owner and chef

Pizzeria Mozza, 641 N. Highland Ave., Nancy Silverton, co-owner

Rustic Canyon, 1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, Zoe Nathan, co-owner

Sari Sari Store, 317 S. Broadway, Margarita Manzke, pastry chef

Scratch|Bar & Kitchen, 16101 Ventura Blvd., Encino, #255, Margarita Lee, co-owner and chef

Swork, 2160 Colorado Blvd., Patricia Vuagniaux, owner

The Sycamore Kitchen, 143 S. La Brea Ave., Karen Hatfield, co-owner and chef

Tavern Restaurant, 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, co-owners

The Tripel, 333 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey, Brooke Williamson, co-owner and chef

The Tuck Room Tavern, 10840 Wilshire Blvd., Sherry Yard, owner and chef