The 8 Best Women-Owned Restaurants in San Francisco
Two Michelin-starred chef Dominique Crenn may be famous for her French cuisine, but she has a bigger message she’s hoping to spread to her fans: Support women, especially creatives. To a crowd of 200+ members of The Wing in San Francisco in mid November, Crenn encouraged the group to “stay curious” and explore the city for art exhibits and independently owned restaurants, preferably run by women. If she’s not making a Gruyere or chevre grilled cheese at home, Crenn is dining out. “I try to eat out to support other people’s businesses,” she says. A huge advocate for women entrepreneurs, Crenn is making it easy for SF natives and tourists by providing this list of eight female-owned restaurants, developed in partnership with The Wing and American Express for Small Business Saturday (on November 24 this year), a campaign to support shopping at independently owned stores.
1. Garden Creamery: This organic scoop shop, owned by Erin Lang, features small-batch ice creams and sorbets made with local ingredients. Lang grew up in Hawaii so many of the flavors are tropical-inspired with Japanese influence. Butter mochi toasted sesame will send your tastebuds over the edge.