Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Twin Cities, are filled with bad-ass lady businesses. The frigid temperatures shouldn't keep you away from exploring this gem in the Midwest. The Twin Cities are the home of Yes Way! and these businesses keep us fueled and inspired. A wonderful place to thrive, and an even better place to come home to after our travels.
Empire Coffee + Pastry
Sisters Chrissy and Amy Kelsch are the owners of this perfect coffee and pastry shop. All hail their chocolate croissant, warmed to perfection in a magic oven by their friendly baristas. Beautifully designed in a minimalist style. With two locations in NE Minneapolis, Empire Coffee + Pastry is a go-to stop for your neighborhood cup of joe or afternoon quiet time.
The Twin Cities are filled with breweries, and Urban Growler is the first woman-owned microbrewery in Minnesota. Rock on, Deb Loch and Jill Pavlak! Their mission is to make craft beer more approachable to everyone, especially women.
A line of simple, yet modern home goods with quality to boot! Araya Jensen started her company during the economic crash and used her entrepreneurial spirit and sharp eye to curate an online shop with beautiful handmade home goods. Willful now has a showroom in South Minneapolis that you can visit and shop all her lovely wares.
A new level of ecstasy was reached when I took my first bite of Pizzeria Lola's Korean BBQ pizza. Ann Kim's restaurant is your ideal mix of energy, coziness, and seriously delicious pizzas. She also owns two other restaurants in Minneapolis: Hello Pizza and Young Joni. Ann is killing the pizza game over here.
More amazing women-owned businesses in the Twin Cities can be found below: