6 Women Run Business To Visit

It's women's history month and about time for us to write this. Women lead so much and we're proud to spotlight these business.

March 10, 2022

6 Women Run Business To Visit

It’s women’s history month and really no better time to focus on women owned, led and operated business. NYC is not perfect, by any means, but it’s beautiful because it gives everyone an opportunity. No matter who you are, where you’re from or how you got here. It’s just one of the reasons we love NYC. Here’s 6 great women led business with products and services travelers would love. Stop by and show your support while you’re in town.

  1. Strand Bookstore | 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

This iconic bookstore in the Lower East Side of Manhattan is a community staple and includes a mammoth collection of over 2 million discounted volumes of books is actually a woman-owned business. Nancy Bass Wyden is the 3rd generation Bass to run the business. This 3 story shop has been the backdrop for popular movie and tv shows such as Remember Me, The Romanoffs, Absolutely Fabulous, Sex and the City, Six Degrees of Separation, Julie & Julia, Flesh and Bone, Master of None, the 2011 Arthur remake and the 2020 doc The Booksellers. This is a great place to inspire young readers or to find your next great travel read.

  1. Taela Beer | 87 Richardson St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Talea Beer is NYC’s first woman-owned and run brewery and taproom. This 9000 square feet space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn breaks expectations with its fruit-forward brews designed for people who do not normally drink ale. During the day the space is open to the community as a workspace, perfect if you’re looking for somewhere to sit with your laptop, chill and get out and get some work done. During the evening the space comes alive with its 30 beers on tap including the Sun Up Hazy IPA, Leaps and Bounds Hazy Double IPA, Raspberry Lime Crush Gose and Mixed Berry Tart Deco Sour IPA, among others.

  1. Earth & Me | 3038 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11103

This spot in Astoria, Queens opened as a place where people can shop sustainable brands. Earth & Me buys items from small-batch makers which allows them to offer lower prices, less packaging, and smaller overhead. This is a great store to support as they offer small travel items such as soap, brushes, and other travel items. 

  1. Daybreakers  | Rotating locations

Warning. If you do not like music, good vibes and great people stop reading now and jump to the next. But if you do Day Breakers was made for you. This wellness/lifestyle/shake your booty sensation owned by Radha Agrawal brings joy and community to all early risers. It encourages people to get up and conquer their day with Yoga and a full-on dance party before most are even out of bed at 6 am. Daybreakers has events around the world and they’re ending their national tour at Brookfield Place on March 30 from 6 - 9am. Check our events page for tickets while they’re still available.


  1. King restaurant | 18 King St, New York, NY 10014

King is a beautiful Italian restaurant that feels a bit like London’s River Cafe - a landmark restaurant known for it’s seasonal Italian fare. It’s no wonder considering there two of Kings chefs are from there. King brings a focus on dishes that’s not as heavy as American Italian meals. King’s menu consists of a vegetable heavy menu that compliments the meat & fish dishes which creates enough options to make any eater happy. The menu changes frequently so which keeps dinning fresh.

  1. NiLu | 191 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10026

NiLu in Harlem specializes in locally-made home goods and furnishings, apparel, books, and crafts. The shop has a bit of it all from home goods and furnishings, apparel and crafts it’s the perfect store if you’re looking for unique souvenirs to bring back. The owners put a focus on supporting business that support fair trade and is a well known spot for black creators within the Harlem community.