Women-Owned Businesses On Your DC Main Street
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March is Women’s History Month! To honor the occasion, we have gathered a list of some of the many wonderful women-owned businesses you can support in your local DC neighborhood. Whether you patronize them virtually or in-person they appreciate your support!
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CLEVELAND PARK MAIN STREET
All Fired Up (3413 Connecticut Ave NW): A paint your own pottery studio also offering mosaics and acrylic painting on pottery or canvas, as well as take-home kits!
CityPaws Animal Hospital (3513 Connecticut Ave NW): At CityPaws Animal Hospital, caring for your pet is not only their expertise; it’s what they love to do. Their staff has the compassion to treat every pet like a personal friend and is skilled at handling a variety of situations.
Foundation Fitness (3525 Connecticut Ave NW): At Foundation Fitness, they believe that your gym should inspire you to be your best version. Their fitness community of like-minded members and staff are going to support you.
Imaj Salon (3301 Connecticut Ave NW): Imaj is a full-service beauty salon offering hair, waxing, threading, and nails services to make their clients feel pampered from head to toe. Imaj is full of experienced stylists and beauticians!
School of Rock (3529 Connecticut Ave NW): School of Rock is a music school for all skill levels, ages, and musical aspirations. With students ranging from toddlers to adults, School of Rock is where music students grow into real musicians.
Spices Asian Restaurant & Sushi Bar (3333 A Connecticut Ave NW): Traditional and contemporary dishes, all crafted from authentic Asian recipes that pair great with their extensive Sake list. Don’t miss their Japanese sushi bar!
Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss of the Beyond (3428 Connecticut Ave NW): This neighborhood favorite has a vast selection of inspiring gifts for all ages and occasions.
Uptown Cleaners (3333 Connecticut Ave NW): Uptown Cleaners will take care of your laundry needs! Whether it is cleaning your dress shirts, pressing your pants, or repairing a zipper they do great work.
The Exercise Coach (3333 Connecticut Ave NW): The Exercise Coach is DC’s first smart gym! They offer personalized fitness solutions to help you maximize your fitness results.
Lavish Nail Salon (3301 Connecticut Ave NW): Lavish is a trusted place to get your nails cared for and pampered. They offer a full range of nail services, including lots of great combo deals as well as massage services.
Paragon Thai (3507 Connecticut Ave NW): Paragon Thai is a casual, family run restaurant serving traditional Thai cuisine in a bright, modern space.
Laredo Mexican Restaurant (3500 Connecticut Ave NW): A friendly, colorful neighborhood staple serving delicious Mexican food and drinks, including a wide variety of vegan options and a great brunch menu.
Siam House (3520 Connecticut Ave NW): Siam House is a family run authentic Thai restaurant serving generous portions of comforting classics in a cozy, happy space.
SakuSaku Flakerie (3417 Connecticut Ave NW): A specialty bakery offering an array of tantalizing French pastries with Japanese and seasonal infusions.
CHEVY CHASE MAIN STREET
Core72 (5502 Connecticut Ave NW): Core72 brings a curated selection of unique brands to the DC area, geared to an active, yet relaxed lifestyle.
Debbie Parker Business & Personal Life Coach (5614 Connecticut Ave NW): Debbie Parker provides in-person and online life coaching to serve the emotional intelligence needs of the greater Washington DC area. Her passion is to help people in business figure out where they are, where they want to be, and how to get there.
June B Sweet & Write For You (3807 McKinley St NW): Now under the same roof, June B Sweet & Write for You, are two separate businesses owned by June Drummond. June B Sweet is an authentic Brazilian chocolate shop and Write for You is a luxury stationery store. Stop by and see what they have to offer!
Park Story (3813 Livingston St NW): Park Story is a life and style boutique featuring responsibly made goods by local and independent brands.
Salon Familia (3817 Livingston St NW): As a woman- and minority-owned business, Salon Familia continually strives to deliver the best hair and nail services to their clients! Owners Nini Pham and Kim Tran have over 20 years of cosmetology experience and 10 years of management experience.
Balanced Fitness Studios (5538 Connecticut Avenue Northwest): Balanced offers personal training and classes, and is known for their incredible pilates classes.
Bert’s Jewelers (5520 Connecticut Avenue Northwest): Bert’s sells beautiful jewelry in addition to offering a full range of jewelry and watch repair services.
Circle Yoga (3838 Northampton Street Northwest): Circle Yoga is a welcoming community for all. In addition to a full range of yoga classes, they also offer events, discussion groups, and kids camps.
Harmonic Music Studios (3815 Livingston St): Harmonic Music Studios was started by Marshall Willner and Brigette Willner as a way to connect to the community through the arts and music and provide everyone with an inspiring way to learn and participate in music.
Ramer’s Shoes (3810 Northampton St NW): Since 1982, Ramer’s Shoes has been expertly fitting children’s shoes. They carry a great selection of popular brand name shoes that you and your child are sure to love!
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS MAIN STREET
Avanti Real Estate Services (3421 14th Street NW): At Avanti Real Estate Services, they firmly believe that homeownership is one of the most important pathways to achieving economic growth and prosperity. They have assisted hundreds of first-time homebuyers and other clients buy and sell homes all over the District.
Gloria’s Pupuseria (3411 14th St NW): Gloria’s offers delicious pupusas, great prices, and fast service! It is a small, homey place with lots of charm.
Image Hair Salon (3453 14th Street NW): Image is a trusted full-service salon featuring Dominican hairstylists and welcoming all types of hair, including natural hair.
Letena Ethiopian (3100 14th St NW): Letena is the spot for authentic and inspired Ethiopian cuisine, great coffee and exotic cocktails.
Martha’s Unisex Salon (3529 14th St NW): Whether you’re looking for a blow out or a full hair care makeover, Marta’s Unisex Salon has you covered. They offer men and women’s hair styling, coloring, highlighting, and eyebrow waxing.
Odd Provisions (3301 11th Street NW): Odd Provisions is a contemporary corner market providing fresh and convenient food and household necessities to the residents of Columbia Heights and Park View. They feature the products of local farmers and artisans as well as a curated selection of craft beer and wine.
Sticky Fingers Sweet & Eats (1370 Park Rd NW): Vegan bakery and cafe serving cupcakes, pastries, salads and sandwiches in a bright, casual setting. Check out their adorable sweets and order for in-store pick-up!
Thip Khao (3462 14th St NW): Food tastes better when eaten with your hands. That is the motto of this sleek and modern eatery! They showcase spicy Laotian dishes and classic cocktails with an exotic twist.
Allure Nail Bar (3239 14th Street NW): At Allure Nail Bar your comfort is the top priority. They offer a full range of nail care services and luxurious treatments.
DMC Beauty Salon/Barbershop (1456 Park Road NW): Unisex salon & barbershop with friendly, reliable hair services for the entire f
Rosales Hair Salon (3562 14th Street NW): Rosales Hair Salon is known for their reliable and affordable hair care services.
Serenity Health & Wellness (3421 14th Street NW): Serenity Health & Wellness offers traditional and natural therapeutic services including acupressure and foot reflexology based on the ancient Chinese Healing Method.
Gala Hispanic Theatre (3333 14th Street NW) A National Center for Latino Performing Arts, GALA Theatre promotes and shares the Latino arts and cultures with a diverse audience.
El Rinconcito II (1326 Park Road NW): A neighborhood institution known for its pupusas and offering a full menu of authentic home style El Salvadorean cuisine.
Mi Cuba Café (1424 Park Road NW): Delicious Cuban cuisine, including their iconic Sandwich Cubano!
Bad Saint (3226 11th Street NW): Bad Saint is an award-winning Filipino restaurant offering authentic, flavor-forward cuisine in a cool, funky setting.
Flip It LJ Diner (1432 Park Road NW): A small gem of a diner offering reasonably priced, well-made comfort food.
El Amigo (3612 14th Street NW): A carry-out style Salvadorian restaurant with a reputation for great food and great service.
Rosario 3×10 Tienda (3616 14th Street NW): A delightful thrift store with a great selection of name brand clothing. They even have $1 racks and 3/$10 racks!
Q&Q Cleaners (1352 Park Road NW): A professional, dependable dry cleaner trusted by the community.
Estevez and Associates (3600 14th Street NoW): A trusted and dependable mortgage broker serving D.C.
LOGAN CIRCLE MAIN STREET
Bar Pilar (1833 14th Street NW): Visit this two-story gastropub with modern American fare served in large and small formats in an art-laden setting. Bar Pilar’s eclectic menu is inspired by supporting local farms and New American cuisine.
Cork & Fork (1522 14th Street NW): Check out this family-run wine store featuring a sizable collection of global wines, as well as beer, classes and tastings. They focus on quality wines and small producers.
Cork Wine & Market (1805 14th Street NW): This is a cool wine bar for New American small plates and more upstairs; with a market bistro and tasting bar below. It is the spot for food and wine lovers!
Slipstream (1333 14th Street NW): Get your coffee and grab and go foods, as well as pantry offerings for your at-home cooking needs! They are an innovative, service focused coffee shop and cocktail bar proudly serving Logan Circle.
W. Millar and Co. Catering / Pizza Policy (1335 14th Street NW): During the pandemic this catering firm has pivoted their business to grocery delivery and takeout food! Check out Pizza Policy, their takeout window, for comfort food classics like pizza, wings, and boardwalk fries.
Crown Pawn Brokers (1726 14th Street NW): A long-standing business, they have been our local neighborhood pawnshop since 1935! They have new and used musical instruments, estate jewelry, timepieces and more! Crown Pawn Brokers is a great place to find unique items.
Current Boutique (1809 14th Street NW): Calling all fashion lovers! Shop the best in secondhand fashion from Current Boutique. Treasure Hunt the designer deals and curate your closet.
Little Leaf (1401 S Street NW): Little Leaf is a boutique and tiny jungle specializing in plants, paper and gifts. They offer design services and would love to add some green to your home, restaurant, office or commercial space.
Logan Hardware (1734 14th Street NW): Logan Hardware offers 2.5 floors of retail space, including a party supplies department, expanded pet section, and a lawn and garden department and nursery. Head here for all your grill, hardware, home improvement, lawn and garden, and tool needs.
Lou Lou Boutiques (1802 14th St NW): A popular destination for those shopping for the latest trends in fashion accessories, lou lou offers a variety of merchandise that caters to everyone’s individual fashion style. Embellished in earrings, necklaces, scarves, and more, lou lou is a accessory haven for all of the area’s fashionistas.
Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot (1626 14th Street NW): A D.C. institution featuring reasonably priced vintage home furnishings, knick-knacks, and decor.
The Outrage (1722 14th Street NW): The Outrage is a hub for activism — providing both the scaffolding and venue to make change a reality through sustained civic engagement. They donate to a nonprofit partner with every single purchase.
Salt & Sundry (1625 14th Street NW): Salt & Sundry is a home and lifestyle boutique featuring an eclectic mix of goods from independent makers and designers, both local and from across the globe. Find inspiring items to make your own home more of what you dream it to be.
B.fit Barre (1339 14th Street NW): B.fit is offering online classes while their studio is closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Even online, you can experience their technique of targeted muscle isolation, muscle-exhausting reps and personal guidance! For more than a decade, they have nurtured a community of barre aficionados at their Logan Circle studio.
Barre 3 (1832 14th Street NW): Barre3 is a full-body balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness that will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within. Classes are currently being offered through live-streaming.
Flow Yoga Center (1450 P Street NW): Flow is focused on making your day brighter. Whether you’re in the mood for strong power yoga, sweat-inducing cardio barre or pilates, restorative gentle classes, or meditation (they’ve got all of them!) their schedule is packed with ways to help you feel your best.
Fuse Pilates (1401 14th Street NW): Fuse offers unique Pilates mat and apparatus classes choreographed by student request and set to upbeat playlists. Fuse was named Best Pilates Studio in DC in 2016 and 2017 and is the home of the Fuse Ladder workout – named one of the most innovative in America!
MPH Fitness (1457 Church Street NW): MPH is Movement, People and Health. They are a strength and conditioning facility specializing in CrossFit. Theirs is an unpretentious and effective formula: embrace the community of athletes and the coaching provided each workout, emphasize movement standards and the quality of each movement, and most importantly, work with intensity.
Nail Saloon (1508 14th Street NW): They love healthy nails at the nail saloon. It is the place to get superior, non-toxic nail care in a hyper-clean environment. This also means: no gels, no powders, no acrylic, no glues. No joke.
P Nails (1410 P Street NW): You’ll smile every time you look down at your fashionable nails after a visit to P Nail. For moderately priced, quality spa treatments, look no further than P Nails.
Trina’s Hair Gallery (1843 14th Street NW): Trina’s Hair Gallery is not only the place for a a great hair cut, but the shop has the vibes, music, conversation and cleanliness to make it a full experience!
CityPaws Animal Hospital (1823 14th Street NW): At CityPaws Animal Hospital, caring for your pet is not only their expertise; it’s what they love to do. Their staff has the compassion to treat every pet like a personal friend and is skilled at handling a variety of situations.
Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW): Black Cat is a music venue that features the best in local, national, and international independent and alternative music. They have pivoted to live-stream shows and festivals that you can check out from home!
Transformer (1404 P Street NW): Transformer is an artist-centered organization that connects and promotes emerging artists and emerging arts leaders within local, national and international contexts. Through extensive partnerships with artists, curators, and a diverse range of cultural institutions, Transformer serves as a catalyst and advocate for emergent expression in the visual arts.
N Street Village (1333 N Street NW): N Street Village empowers homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. to claim their highest quality of life. They help women achieve stability and make meaningful gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.
Cultural DC (1835 14th Street NW): CulturalDC supports innovative artists across all disciplines and makes their work accessible to diverse audiences. They provide unconventional space for relevant and challenging work that is essential to nurturing vibrant urban communities.
Fathom Gallery (1333 14th Street NW): A multi-level elegant yet modern event space in the heart of Logan Circle.
Capitol Valet (1349 S Street NW): A full service, low cost, organic, and green dry-cleaning company with free, daily, and on-call pickup and delivery
Lush Nail Bar (1406 14th Street NW, STE 200): A full service nail salon offering expert manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements.
Psychic Tarot Card Reading (1718 14th Street NW): Ms. Linda provides trusted psychic readings in a warm, compassionate atmosphere.
McEnearny Associates Realtors (1803 14th Street NW): A full service realtor trusted for their expertise throughout the DC area.
Compass Rose (1347 T Street NW): A welcoming, cozy spot offering a selection of international street food alongside handcrafted cocktails, some quirky beers, and exotic wines.
Compliments Only Subs (1630 14th Street NW): Sandwich shop with a cult following offering their take on classic subs.
Etto (1541 14th Street NW): Rustic-chic eatery serving Italian nibbles, wood-fired pizza, delightful wines, and cool cocktails.
Nino’s Bakery (1310 L Street NW STE 100): Warm, laid-back bakery serving French & Italian pastries, sweets & locally roasted coffee.
Arts in Color (1843 14th Street NW): Arts in Color is an all inclusive art gallery and art consulting company that encourages every artist from every background, nationality, sexual orientation, etc. to continue to create and express their selves through a visual art form.
District Gaslight (1738 14th Street NW): A chic neighborhood boutique shop offering CBD products with amazing quality and variety.
Gallery Neptune & Brown (1530 14th Street NW): gallery neptune & brown is Washington, DC’s premier gallery for modern & contemporary art, offering a wide range of curatorial and consulting services based upon years of experience and long professional relationships with artists, auction houses, museums, galleries, and private collectors.
Pacers Running (1821 14th Street NW): http://www.galleryneptunebrown.com/
Silver Cycles (1314 14th Street NW): A great go-to cycle shop with experts to help you with all your bike needs, including repairs and service.
LOWER GEORGIA AVENUE MAIN STREET
Amen Cafe (3661 Georgia Ave NW): Amen Cafe is a place of welcome and affirmation for all. They provide an environment for people of the neighborhood to connect, have conversation, eat, and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or juice. And all their coffee is roasted in-house!
Bodymass Gym (2833 Georgia Ave NW): Everyone’s fitness journey is unique but no one can do it without support and guidance. Bodymass Gym strives to be your anchor during your unique fitness journey by designing everything they do to make sure you feel like you belong.
District Pilates (4011 Georgia Ave NW): District Pilates is a boutique contemporary Pilates studio in Petworth. Both Reformer studios offer private, semi-private, and group classes using Peak Pilates Reformers and Chairs.
GA AVE. Biz Solutions (3613 Georgia Avenue NW): GA AVE. Biz Solutions understands the importance of investing in brand promotion. They aim to help build and promote your business in the most cost-effective and efficient ways with our countless promotional items.
Georgia Beauty Supply (3659 Georgia Ave NW): Helen Wolde, owner of Georgia Beauty Supply, has loved doing hair and makeup for as long as she can remember. With 21+ years of beauty experience, Helen is here to help you whenever you visit the store.
Hook Hall (3400 Georgia Ave NW): Hook Hall is a traditional tavern, beer garden, cafe and event space. Check out their latest epic pop-up experience, Viking Village!
Salsa With Silvia (3232 Georgia Ave NW): Salsa With Silvia is here to not only teach you how to do the steps, but also to offer joy and entertainment. They train people of all levels in small intimate classes. Their classes are the most affordable in the area and they have great deals and packages if you are on a tight budget.
Yoga Heights (3506 Georgia Ave NW): Yoga Heights’ mission is to offer yoga and wellness for every body, every level, every budget. They offer a wide range of workshops for beginner to advanced yogis looking to dive deeper into their practice.
Here’s the Scoop (2824 Georgia Avenue NW): An ice cream shop that allow offers cakes, cookies, and brownies to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Sankofa Video, Books, and Cafe (2714 Georgia Avenue NW): Relaxed coffeehouse offering light cafe bites plus African-focused books, community events, and film screenings.
Eat Well Juice Bar (2608 Georgia Avenue NW): A great neighborhood spot to grab delicious and reasonably priced specialty juices, smoothies, and sandwiches.
Tsehay Ethiopian (3630 Georgia Avenue NW): Neighborhood favorite offering authentic and traditional Ethiopian food made with love and passion.
Eats Place (3607 Georgia Avenue NW): EatsPlace is a Community Development Financial Institution with a food incubator and restaurant/bar accelerator lab. Their services include business loans, venture capital, and technical assistance to farm and food businesses.
DC International Market (3547 Georgia Avenue NW): DC International Market has everything you need to prepare your favorite international recipes.
M.A.R.C. (3326 Georgia Avenue NW): Metropolitan Assessment & Renewal Centers (M.A.R.C)’s knowledgeable staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, and medical assistants are ready to help you to fulfill your employment, licensure, education, and travel-related health screening needs.
Aurora Market (500 Irving St NW): Corner-market style featuring nutritious items, locally-sourced products, and delicious goodies.
MOUNT PLEASANT MAIN STREET
Addis Paris Cafe (3103 Mt Pleasant St NW): Addis Paris is a French and Ethiopian bar. They have daily happy hour specials from 4-7 PM and all day brunch on weekend!
Beau Thai (3162 Mt Pleasant St NW): Beau Thai serves delicious, fresh, and traditional Thai cuisine. From made-from-scratch curry pastes to securing ingredients that are difficult to source, the team at Beau Thai thinks the resulting dishes are worth the effort. They take great pride in what they serve, and hope you find them to be delicious, fresh, and authentically Thai.
Bold Fork Books (3064 Mt Pleasant St NW): Bold Fork Books is a new food-themed book store. Shopping for the cook who has everything? Need a last minute gift for your favorite foodie? Head to Bold Fork Books!
Each Peach Market (3068 Mt Pleasant Street NW): This market features fresh local produce, artisanal ingredients, cheese platters, homemade sandwiches, catering. Each Peach Market is a place to share your love for good food and the DIY culinary spirit with the community.
Dos Gringos Cafe (3116 Mt Pleasant St NW): Dos Gringos is in the heart of Mt Pleasant. For many it’s about weekend breakfast, but for those who have no time or desire to cook they can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as any hot drinks and snack breaks in between.
Nido (3155 Mt Pleasant St NW): A wine shop and market featuring a carefully curated selection of savory and sweet items and wines from around the world. They offer expert guidance to pair their wines with whatever you’re serving!
Frugalista (3055 Mt Pleasant St NW): Mt Pleasant’s oldest and hippest second hand store has been a neighborhood staple since 2001! Clothing is hand-selected and individually priced to fit every shoppers’ budget as well as their unique style needs. They are here for you to get your frugal on.
Golden Scissors (3062 Mt Pleasant St NW): Customers of Golden Scissors rave about their experience! From the great prices to the friendly service, this neighborhood salon is a great choice.
Melissa’s Hair Salon Unisex (3171 Mt Pleasant St NW): Melissa’s is a place where you will be treated kindly by the stylists. You can have confidence in receiving very clean work. Come in for a cut whenever you are free, they are at your service!
Past Tense Yoga (3221 Mt Pleasant St NW): The yogis of Past Tense are dedicated to moving you past your tensions and toward a stronger body, mind and spirit. As life twists us into knots, Past Tense offers a yoga experience that strengthens, stretches and unwinds its members.
Purple Patch: This Filipino-American restaurant has transitioned into a market called the Purple Patch Pantry. They also have an Outdoor Patio with 40 seats available for dining.
Corado’s (3217 Mt Pleasant St NW): Founded in 1983, Corado’s Restaurant is a historic restaurant that has been a firm pillar in Mount Pleasant offering well-made, well-priced Latin American favorites.
U STREET MAIN STREET
Ben’s Chili Bowl (1213 U St NW): Since Ben and Virginia Ali first opened the doors in 1958, their fresh homemade chili has been made with love, using the original secret recipe. Ben’s Chili Bowl is a pillar of the community!
Best Fit Tailoring (1628 U St NW): With 30+ years of tailoring experience, owner Selenge Luvsan-Ochir can alter a broad range of men’s and women’s clothing. Consultations are free, so if you would like information on whether a garment can be altered to fit correctly, please feel free to contact or drop by the shop.
Ice Cream Jubilee (1407 T St NW): Be happier with Ice Cream Jubilee! Handmade in Washington DC. They were named “Best Ice Cream in DC” and in “America’s Top Ten Ice Cream Shops”!
Lady Clipper Barber Shop (1514 U Street NW): The Lady Clipper Barber Shop, established in 2017, is Washington DC’s premier, full- service, woman-owned barbershop. Conveniently located in the epicenter of the Historic U Street Corridor, this unique shop of talented lady barbers continue to exceed the expectations of its clients with trendy cuts and an inclusive environment.
Signature Image Salon (1517 U St NW): From classic to a trendy, avant-garde style, the stylists at Signature are passionate about your natural beauty—and believe in the power of presenting your very best self. They strive to meet your unique image goals for your hair, skin, body and overall look.
U Street Family Dentistry (1515 U St NW): Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be stressful. They’ve created a relaxing, easy-going environment where you can feel comfortable being yourself.
Zawadi Arts (1524 U Street NW): Zawadi features both contemporary and traditional African art with a focus on home accessories. The textiles, home accessories and art pieces change frequently and are sometimes one of a kind. However, there is always something special to be found in Zawadi.