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Hey There!

We are women who own food businesses in Washington, DC, Maryland & Virginia.

We Are Stronger Together

At the beginning of 2020 we joined forces and worked together to help boost our small business' during COVID-19. These women united to offer unique collaborations with other female business owners to create virtual food festivals, participate in panel discussions/Clubhouse/Instagram Live and curated thematic gift baskets. ​

Our Marketplace features specially curated food gifts - chef dinners, gift baskets, monthly specials from many of DC’s outstanding women-owned businesses. We are women entrepreneurs who took the leap to open their own businesses and have become the heart of their communities. From full service and fast casual restaurants, cooking schools, bars and lounges, ice cream and gelato stores, delis and bakeshops we work together to highlight our businesses.

We need your support by your patronage as we navigate the new "normal". Buy a gift basket, send a package, dine in or carry out - there is something for everyone to enjoy. Members can be found here, which is an ever evolving directory.​

We are supported by Nycci Nellis' "The List Are You On It" and the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW).

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Founding Members

Ruth Gresser, Pizzeria Paradiso

Diane Gross, Cork DC

Fiona Lewis, District Fishwife & On Toast

Micheline Mendelsohn, Good Stuff Eatery & We, The Pizza