Want to support women-owned businesses on International Women’s Day? Eat here

Put your money where your mouth is

It’s International Women’s Day and in support of the cause it’s also A Day Without A Woman, a strike of solidarity to fight for “equity, justice, and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people.” If you’re wondering where your female co-workers are, there’s a clue.

But many in South Carolina may be cautious to participate due to lost wages or fear of employer blowback. That said, even if you’re not striking today, there are still ways to support the cause. The easiest? Wear red in a show of solidarity, or better yet, put your money where your mouth is and shop at women-owned businesses.

To get you started, here’s a list of women owned or co-owned restaurants in the Lowcountry:


WildFlour Pastry

Martha Lou’s Kitchen

Bertha’s Kitchen


Once Upon a Treat

Muddy Waters

Charleston’s Cafe

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits

Long Island Cafe

Pickled Palate

Dellz Deli

Jestine’s Kitchen

Voodoo Tiki Bar

Tattooed Moose

Juanita Greenberg’s


Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar


Mrs. Roses

Gnome Cafe

The Sparrow

The Orange Spot

The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

Stacks Coastal Kitchen

FEAST Charleston

goat.sheep.cow. and goat.sheep.cow.north

Butter Tapas

Poke Tea House

Jack of Cups Saloon

Elliotborough Mini Bar

Nana’s Seafood and Soul

My Three Sons of Charleston

Workmen’s Cafe

The Park Cafe

The Royal American

Taco Boy


Bin 152

Chez Nous

The Lot

Lost Dog Cafe


Tavern & Table

Bay St. Biergarten


Pounce Cat Cafe

Rudi’s Caffe e Vino

Ladles Downtown

Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar

Sunflower Café

Aya Cookhouse

Red Orchids

Are we missing places? Let us know by emailing kinsey@charlestoncitypaper.com

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