Who run the world? Girls! March is International Women’s Month. Across the world, women face numerous challenges in their daily lives. This month we are sharing extra support for females and all the amazing things they have contributed to our history and community. National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8, 1857. This is when women from various New York City factories organized and held a massive protest. This was over poor working conditions.

Today, women have hit milestones. It should come as no surprise that most of the innovative tastemakers on the rise are women. According to Yelp, these are some of the top 10 women-owned restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina. These are in order of the highest-ranked restaurants from one to ten. See the full list of women-owned restaurants in Charlotte here.

  • 1. Enat Ethiopian Restaurant

    Enat makes traditional Ethiopian and East African dishes. It is a female-owned business. Additionally, they feature healthy dishes like their famous Vegan combo and mushroom entree. When it comes to Ethiopian food, you will surely fall in love at first bite when you visit Enat.


  • 2. Abugida Ethiopian Café

    According to Yelp, this female-owned restaurant has over 200 reviews it offers delicious Ethiopian cuisine at reasonable prices. Your family and friends will enjoy their cuisine entrees served in a casual and friendly environment. Abugida Ethiopian Café is located at 3007 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205.

  • 3. Sanctuary Bistro

    Sanctuary Bistro is a vegan’s dream. It is an eatery with exposed brick and large windows serving vegan and gluten-free American fare. It is female-owned. This eatery is located at 6414 Rea Rd, Ste C2 Charlotte, NC 28277. You can see more on this place to eat here.

  • 4. Geno D's Pizza

    Don’t let the name fool you, this restaurant is owned by women. Located at 224 E 7th St Charlotte, NC 28202 in First Ward, Uptown. This is a family-owned and operated business specializing in Jersey-style pizza. You can see more on ordering food here.

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  • 5. Everest Bistro

    Everest Bistro is formerly known as  Zaika Express. They are female-owned and serve Nepali and Thai Cuisine. It is located at 9010 Monroe Rd Unit-I Charlotte, NC 28270. You can place an order online here.


  • 6. Unwind Tea and Coffee

    This is a new spot in the Charlotte area. It is a coffee lover’s dream and is owned by women. It is located in historic downtown Pineville and is a flavorful, little cafe overflowing with loose leaf teas, locally roasted coffee beans, freshly made sandwiches for breakfast and lunch, salads, flatbreads, lattes, and much more. The address is 333 Main St Pineville, North Carolina 28134. 

  • 7. Smelly Cat Coffee

    Smelly Cat Coffeehouse is Charlotte’s longest-standing coffee venue. They roast their own ethically sourced beans and have more to offer than ever before. You can see more about this spot here.

  • 8. Day & Night Exotic Cereal Bar

    Do you love cereal? It’s a favorite of mine for breakfast. Female-owned and serving up exotic cereals you can’t get anywhere else. You can see more about this restaurant here.

  • 9. Papi Queso

    Nostalgia never tasted so good. If you love cheese, you need to try this female-owned restaurant in Charlotte. Through today’s hustle and bustle, the traditional lunch & dinner hour no longer exists for many Charlotteans. At Papi Queso, they have created an environment where people can have an interactive social dining experience with the hand-crafted fare, and the flexibility their hectic lives demand. They sell handmade gourmet sandwiches. It is located at 1115 N Brevard St Charlotte, NC 28206 NoDa.

  • 10. Chef Alyssa's Kitchen

    Located at 4001-C Yancey Rd Ste 100 Charlotte, NC 28217. This is a female-owned business providing hands-on classes that teach cooks at every age how to make seasonal, flavorful meals at home. You can see more about this business here.