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Women-Owned Businesses in DTR

Downtown Raleigh's Women-Owned Businesses

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re compiling a list of Downtown Raleigh businesses owned or co-owned by women. Women-owned businesses are an essential part of the downtown economy, and you can show your support by dining, shopping and enjoying all they have to offer. 

If you are a woman-owned business in Downtown Raleigh and would like to be recognized in this publication, let us know at 


Amorino Gelato Al Naturale
137 E Davie St

Italian-inspired Cafe featuring gelato, coffee, and more. 

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Anise Pho
222 Glenwood Ave # 113

Restaurant serving delicious, wholesome, and authentic Vietnamese Cuisine. 


Beasley's Chicken + Honey
237 S Wilmington St 

Fried chicken and seasonal southern sides in the heart of Downtown Raleigh.

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16 E Martin St  

A dessert, coffee, and cocktail lounge with an all-natural, seasonal menu.

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120 E Martin St  

Specializing in Asian-fusion dishes and a lovely assortment of brewed teas with/without alcohol. 

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C. Grace Cocktail Bar
407 Glenwood Ave  

Cocktail bar with live jazz music. 

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Captain Cookie and the Milkman
500 E Davie St

Offering fresh baked cookies, local dairy, and made-to-order ice cream sandwiches.

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Carroll's Kitchen
19 E Martin St #131

A social enterprise restaurant with a vision to end homelessness for women in Raleigh and make it a better community for everyone. 

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Centro Mexican Restaurant
106 S Wilmington St 

Classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine featuring local and organic ingredients. 

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Cheeni Chai + Coffee + Tiffin
227 Fayetteville St

Café inspired by traditional Indian goods with an American twist serving coffee beverages, chai, and baked goods.

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Crema at City Plaza
421 Fayetteville St

Café offering gourmet coffee, ice cream, homemade soups, freshly made salads, and sandwiches.


Death & Taxes
105 W Hargett St

American restaurant with an open kitchen & an emphasis on wood-fired fare served family-style.

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Empress Room
403 Glenwood Ave

A romantic hideaway with comfortable couches, creative cocktails, and spirited conversation. 

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The Fiction Kitchen
428 S Dawson St

Globally inspired menu of thoughtfully sourced, all-vegetarian fare.

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Fox Liquor Bar
237 S Wilmington St 

A subterranean drinking den featuring classic and contemporary cocktails.

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14 W Martin St

The seasonally driven menu is influenced by the flavors of India and Asia, with locally sourced ingredients reinvented with a distinctly Southern flair.

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The Haymaker
555 Fayetteville St # 115

Cocktail bar inspired by fighters and 1990s rappers. 

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Heirloom Brewshop
219 S West St

Tea shop offering premium coffee, tea, and sake as well as an Asian-inspired food menu.  

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Johnson Street Yacht Club
710 W Johnson St

Dive bar offering beer, pool, food, and more. 


MoFu Shoppe
321 S Blount St

Asian cuisine inspired by foods commonly eaten all over the Asian continent.


Neptune's Parlour
14 W Martin St

A subterranean bar featuring a selection of fine draft beers from small brewers in North Carolina and well-made cocktails with a focus on fresh ingredients and flavors. 

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Poole's Diner
426 S McDowell St

Circa-1945 diner with seasonal comfort food, cocktails & house desserts in a retro-chic setting.

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Poole'side Pies
428 S McDowell St

A Neapolitan-inspired pizza shop inside a whimsical, swimming pool-themed setting.

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Raleigh Raw Juice Bar and Cafe
7 W Hargett St

Organic, cold-pressed, juices and cafe. 


Ugly Monkey Party Bar
400 W Morgan St # 102

Dive bar offering a large assortment of drinks and games. 

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Yellow Dog Bread Company
219 E Franklin St

Coffee shop and bakery specializing in handmade artisan bread and southern influenced pastries.

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DECO Raleigh
207 S Salisbury St

Retail shop selling eclectic gifts, now offering online shopping gift bundles.

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215 Glenwood Ave # C

Wine shop focusing on the family-owned and small production wineries. Offering selected wines by the glass or bottle. 

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Dogwood Country Club
301 W Cabarrus St # 201

Downtown Raleigh facility offering indoor golf instruction, simulation, and retail.

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Edge of Urge
215 East Franklin St #110

Boutique specializing in handmade and independent designer clothing, shoes, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind treasures.

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The Flourish Market
307 W Martin St

Online boutique plus brick & mortar store that partners with brands that work all over the world, providing dignified jobs and fair wages to inspiring artisans and makers in vulnerable communities. 

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House of Swank
219 S West St

Home of the raddest NC-themed T-shirts and swag.

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Munjo Munjo
20 E Hargett St

Raleigh-based design studio specializing in limited-run products that highlight original art. 

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529 S Blount St

Store carrying the latest in Islamic fashions and modest clothing.

Pelagic Beer and Wine
300 Pace St

Craft retail beer store and tasting room in Downtown Raleigh. 

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The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop
224 S Blount St

Record shop by day. Live music venue by night. Raleigh's home for all things music featuring national and local touring bands and an extensive vinyl record selection.

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Quercus Studio
201 S Salisbury St

The boutique and workshop of goldsmith, Lauren Ramirez. Lauren specializes in custom wedding and engagement rings.

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Raleigh Vintage
22 Glenwood Ave # 30b & # SR-1

Retail shop specializing in quality vintage clothing, home goods, and natural apothecary. We offer vintage for a modern, sustainable lifestyle.

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Read With Me Books & Art
111 E Hargett St Suite 110

Bookstore featuring children and adult books and inspired local art. 

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Retro Modern Furnishings
300 W Hargett St #24

Offering vintage mid-century, modern upcycled, and handmade furnishings.

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Short Walk Wines
123 E Martin St 

Located in the heart of downtown, offering a unique & worldly selection of wine. 

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Unlikely Professionals
219 E Franklin St

A retail store focused on menswear. The newest concept from the folks at Edge of Urge.

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The ZEN Succulent
208 S Wilmington St

Modern terrarium and plant craft business. 

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311 Gallery
311 W Martin St

The gallery houses 12 artists’ studios, an exhibition gallery, and an artful gift shop. 

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Adara Spa
608 W Peace St

Full-service spa offering facials, massages, mani-pedi services, hair, make-up, waxing, and men's services using the most effective, natural, and gentle products available. 


Cirque De Vol Studios
300 W Hargett Suite 40 

Creative movement, circus & aerial arts community.with aerial dance and fitness classes.


Current Wellness
219 S East St

Wellness services that integrate physical, mental, and social health that emphasize inclusion and self-compassion for the community.

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Evette’s Beauty Salon
133 S Wilmington St

Beauty Salon in Downtown Raleigh. 

Gallery C
540 N Blount St

Art gallery bringing talented artists and fine art to the attention of serious private collectors and museums.

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Junction West
310 S West St # 110

Classy bar featuring cocktails as well as an event space for corporate meetings, wedding rehearsals, baby showers, family gatherings, sorority/fraternity mixers, and any other event gathering.

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MADabolic Gym
410 S Dawson St # 120

Gym specializing in strength-driven interval training. 


Nail Yeah!
22 Glenwood Ave # 1

Nail Salon specializing in Gel manicures, Gel nails, and natural nail care, and inspired nail art since 2013.

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Salon RG 
444 S Blount St #115 B

The newest upscale, full-service, beauty safe haven providing the latest in artistic creative innovation in healthy hair. 


Tutu School Raleigh
709 Tucker St

Membership-based dance studio for children.

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