Support These Female-Owned Restaurants & Businesses in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is quickly becoming the nation's food capital. From classic eateries and upscale dining to cupcake shops and vegan diners, there's a woman-run spot for everybody.
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Jocelyn Law-Yone (left) and Simone Jacobson, owners of Toli Moli in Washington, D.C.

Jocelyn Law-Yone and Simone Jacobson, owners of Thamee in Washington, D.C.

Offering delivery, takeout, and/or online orders

1789, 1226 36th St. NW., Tracy O’Grady, executive chef

Bastille Brasserie & Bar, 606 N. Fayette St., Alexandria, VA, Michelle Poteaux, chef and co-owner

Ben’s Chili Bowl, various locations, Virginia Ali, co-founder and owner

Buffalo & Bergen, 1309 5th St. NE. and 240 Massachusetts Ave., Gina Chersevani, owner

Buttercream Bakeshop, 1250 9th St. NW., Tiffany Maclsaac, owner and chef

Call Your Mother, 3301 Georgia Ave. NW., Daniela Moreira, executive chef and co-owner

Centrolina, 974 Palmer Alley NW., Amy Brandwein, chef and owner

Chaia Tacos, 3207 Grace St. NW. and 615 I St. NW., Bettina Stern and Suzanne Simon, owners

The Coffee Bar, 1201 S St. NW. and 1200 17th St. NW., Cait Lowry, owner

The Colada Shop, 1405 T St. NW., Daniella Senior, president and partner

Columbia Room, 124 Blagden Alley NW., Angie Fetherston, co-owner

Compass Rose, 1346 T St. NW., Rose Previte, owner

The District Fishwife, 1309 5th St. NE., Fiona Lewis, co-owner

Each Peach Market, 3068 Mount Pleasant St. NW., Emily Friedberg and Jeanlouise Conaway, co-founders

Elle, 3221 Mount Pleasant St. NW., Lizzy Evelyn, owner and pastry chef

Fare Well, 406 H St. NE., Doron Petersan, owner and chef

Foxfire Grill, 6550 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA, Terri Fox, owner and Jacki Coppage, chef

Georgetown Cupcakes, 3301 M St. NW., Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, founders

Glen’s Garden Market, 2001 S St. NW., Danielle Vogel, founder

Haydee’s, 3102 Mt Pleasant St. NW. and 6303 Georgia Ave. NW., Haydee Vanegas, co-owner

Ice Cream Jubilee, various locations, Victoria Lai, founder

JRINK, various locations, Shizu Okusa, CEO and founder

Maydan, 1346 Florida Ave. NW., Rose Previte, owner

Odd Provisions, 3301 11th St. NW., Jessica Woods and Rachel Mowrer, owners

Pica Taco, various locations, Maria Villalta, owner

Pie Sisters, 3423 M St. NW., Alli, Bear, and Cat Blakely, founders

Pizza Paradiso, various locations, Ruth Gresser, owner and chef

Pupatella, various locations, Anastasiya Laufenberg, co-owner

Purple Patch Restaurant, 3155 Mount Pleasant St. NW., Patrice Cleary, owner

Red Hen, 1822 1st St. NW., Krystal Cripe, chef de cuisine

Republic Restoratives, 1369 New York Ave. NE., Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner, owners

Reverie, 3201 Cherry Hill Ln. NW., Suzy Critchlow, head bartender and Angie Fetherston, co-owner

Right Proper Brewing, 624 T St. NW., Leah Cheston, co-owner

RIS, 2275 L St. NW., Ris Lacoste, owner and chef

Ristorante I Ricchi, 1220 19th St. NW., Christianne Ricchi, owner and chef

Sophie Kallins and Katherine Berman, owners of Georgetown Cupcakes in Washington, D.C.

Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis Berman, owners of Georgetown Cupcakes in Washington, D.C.

Screwtop Wine Bar, 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington, VA, Wendy Buckley, owner

Soupergirl!, online and in grocery stores, Sara Polon, founder and owner

Sprinkles, 3015 M St. NW., Candace Nelson, founder and chef

Sticky Fingers, 1370 Park Rd. NW., Doron Petersan, owner

Sudhouse, 1340 U St. NW., Ally Farouidi, co-owner

Tacqueria del Barrio, 821 Upshur St. NW., Anna Bran-Leis, chef and owner

Teaism, various locations, Michelle Brown and Linda Neumann, owners

Timber Pizza Co., 809 Upshur St. NW., Daniela Moreira, executive chef and co-owner

Town Tavern, 2323 18th St. NW., Gracie Anderson, owner

Turning Natural, various locations, Jerri Evans, owner

Turu's by Timber, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, Daniela Moreira, executive chef and co-owner

Uproar, 639 Florida Ave. NW., Tammy Truong, owner2001 S St. NW., Danielle Vogel, founder

Doyon Peterson, chef and owner of Fare Well in Washington, D.C.

Doron Petersen, owner and chef of Fare Well in Washington, D.C.

Closed temporarily

Calabash Teahouse & Café, 1847 7th St. NW. and 2701 12th St. NE., Sunyatta Amen, owner

Clare and Don's, 130 N. Washington St., Falls Church, VA, Rebecca Tax, co-owner

Crumbs and Whiskers, 3211 O St. NW. and 3109 M St. NW., Kanchan Singh, founder

DC Empanadas, food truck, Anna Bran-Leis, chef and owner

Hank’s Oyster Bar, various locations, Jamie Leeds, chef and owner

Hank’s Pasta Bar, 600 Montgomery St., Alexandria, VA, Jamie Leeds, chef and owner

Hank’s Cocktail Bar, 1624 Q St. NW., Jamie Leeds, owner

A League of Her Own, 2319 18th St. NW., Jo McDaniel, manager

Letena, 3100 14th St. NW. #121, Yamrot Ezineh, founder

Pom Pom, 828 Upshur St. NW., Carlie Steiner, co-owner

Rooster & Owl, 2436 14th St. NW., Carey Tang, co-owner

St. Anselm, 1250 5th St. NE., Marjorie Meek-Bradley, chef

Tail Up Goat, 1827 Adams Mill Rd. NW., Jill Tyler, co-owner

Taqueria Nacional, 1409 T St. NW. and 3213 Mount Pleasant St. NW., Ann Cashion, chef and co-owner

Thamee, 1320 H St. NE., Jocelyn Law-Yone and Simone Jacobson, co-owners

Thip Khao, 3462 14th St. NW., Seng Luangrath, chef and co-owner