New York City
With Queen Bey and Lady Liberty, NYC is home to the S-H-E. From uptown to downtown, Brooklyn to the Bronx, New York has no shortage of women ruling the city that never sleeps. In fact, New York City tops the list as the city with the most women-owned businesses in the country. Yes Way, NYC! New York is a hustle, which forces businesses to be unique and innovative, and these women know how to deliver. In the words of T-Swift: Like any real love, it's ever-changing; Like any true love, it drives you crazy. Welcome to New York!
Butter & Scotch
You'll have a hard time not booking your flight to NYC after perusing the Butter & Scotch website. Founders Keavy Landreth and Allison Kave have created a combination bar-bakery and it's truly what dreams are made of. No joke, they have something called a Cake Shake, where you pick any slice of cake and any ice cream, and they blend it into a milkshake. Heaven. You can also add sprinkles to any order - for free! #bitcheslovesprinkles
Amanda Cohen is the leader of the vegetable-forward movement and is the chef and owner of this awesome vegetable restaurant on the Lower East Side. Besides being an award-winning restaurant, Amanda's Dirt Candy was the first restaurant in New York City to eliminate tipping and share profits with its employees. Her cookbook, Dirt Candy: A Cookbook, is the first graphic novel cookbook to be published in North America - because why not?!
Hot Bread Kitchen
Carbs and social justice - two of my favorite things! Hot Bread Kitchen was started by Jessamyn Rodriguez, a woman who envisions "a food system that equitably compensates talent and sustains a diverse workforce while celebrating culinary tradition and innovation." HBK also has paid training programs for women facing economic insecurity. So next time you need your gluten-gorge, head to Hot Bread Kitchen and support a very worthy cause.
Whether you're visiting NYC for the first time, or have lived there for years, Chelsea Market is an amazing space well worth your dollars. Located right off the High Line, this NYC gem is teaming with great eats by some rockin' women. If you're in the mood for some Korean ramen, Mŏkbar is your place. Chef and Owner Esther Choi combines her Korean roots with her American upbringing to create an amazing bowl of heavenly ramen.
Athleisure is so hot right now. And where better to get your sporty kicks and luxe streetwear than Susan Boyle's RIME? Her business expanded back in 2012 as she ventured into the forgotten territory of women's footwear. Her success came quickly - she collaborated with PUMA and her collection sold out immediately. Susan is also an advocate for female consumers and the challenges they face in the sneaker and streetwear industry. Yes Way!
More amazing women-owned businesses in New York City can be found below: