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If you watch reality food networks, you can't help but notice that some of the biggest contenders have been gay women. Many lesbian chefs have made names for themselves in and outside the traditionally male-dominated commercial kitchen, opening up their own reputed restaurants to become staples of the culinary world. Find out what and where they're cookin'.
El Arrayán

El Arrayán

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

A perennial winner in "Best Mexican Restaurant" competitions, lesbian-owned El Arrayán is a culinary tour of the country with authentic dishes from throughout...
  • Casual
  • Mexican
  • 5
  • 1
Organic Select

Organic Select

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Lesbian-owned Organic Select is an organic food market and cozy café in mid-town. Starting with breakfast, it has daily vegan and organic dishes made on the spot...
  • Market
  • Organic
  • 5
  • 1
Lolita

Lolita

Philadelphia, United States

Lesbian-owned Lolita is a modern Mexican eatery with award-winning margaritas and happy hours. Chef Marcie Turney gives a creative twist to popular street foods...
  • Café or Bistro
  • Mexican
Prune

Prune

New York City, United States

Chef Gabrielle Hamilton's serves a clean, minimal menu of New American food in a tiny box of a restaurant on 1st St.  The menu changes with the seasons, but...
  • Café or Bistro
  • Organic
Take Root

Take Root

New York City, United States

Chef Elise Kornack and her wife Anna Hieronimus, sole employees of Take Root in Brooklyn, earned a 2015 Michelin star as "one of the most personal culinary...
  • Casual
  • American
dish Creative Cuisine

dish Creative Cuisine

Palm Springs, United States

A prime viewing spot for the Pride Parade, dish Creative Cuisine makes the Pride best-eats list with some of the most creative food in town and top craft...
  • Fine Dining
  • American
Tin Shed

Tin Shed

Portland, United States

A good breakfast while traveling is critical and the Tin Shed is one of the best brunch spots in Portland.  It's an unassuming spot in NE Portland that is...
  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine
Annisa

Annisa

New York City, United States

Annisa--which means the women in Arabic--is a lesbian-owned and operated restaurant serving Asian fusion cuisine in the West Village.  Chef Anita Lo is a...
  • Casual
  • Asian fusion
Bubbles + Pearls

Bubbles + Pearls

Fort Lauderdale, United States

Top Chef veteran Josie Smith-Malave specializes in champagne and oysters at her Bubbles + Pearls raw bar, but you'll also find other seafood, small plates, a...
  • Seafood
  • American
Cat Cora's Kitchen

Cat Cora's Kitchen

San Francisco, United States

Iron Chef and TV personality Cat Cora opened her New American tapas and cocktail lounge near Gate 55 in Terminal 2 of the San Francisco airport. Ingredients are...
  • Café or Bistro
  • Tapas Bar
Petit Crenn

Petit Crenn

San Francisco, United States

Five-course tasting menus change daily at the Petit Crenn from chef Dominique Crenn, who is behind the two-Michelin starred Atelier Crenn across town....
  • Family style
  • French
Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Chicago, United States

Winner of Food & Wine's Best New Chef in 2016, Iliana Regan showcases her midwestern roots in her communal fine-dining restaurant's farm-and-forage-to-table...
  • Fine Dining
  • American
Yogurt Stop

Yogurt Stop

Los Angeles, United States

The self-service Yogurt Stop offers 30 rotating flavors with names like Milk My Harvey Chocolate and 48 toppings, many made from locally sourced fruits....
  • Specialty Shop
  • Sweets
Madame Tartinette

Madame Tartinette

Berlin, Germany

Easy to miss but hard to forget, this neighborhood café run by lesbian proprietors serves espresso, "belegtes Brot"-style sandwiches, and house-baked goods that...
  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine
Madcapra

Madcapra

Los Angeles, United States

Chefs and partners Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson moved from Booklyn to LA to open Madcapa, a falafel stand and then some, in Grand Central Market. Their creative...
  • Casual
  • Middle Eastern
Lix by Xocodiva

Lix by Xocodiva

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Canadians Charlotte Semple and Carole Fast have been handcrafting chocolates at Lix by Xocodiva since 2007 and now have two locations. The original on Rodolfo...
  • Specialty Shop
  • Sweets
Highland Bakery

Highland Bakery

Atlanta, United States

Though this lesbian-owned chain has now expanded all throughout the city, the original location in the Old Fourth Ward is still full of charm. Party bake shop,...
  • Bakery
  • American
Central House at the Crown

Central House at the Crown

Provincetown, United States

Executive Chef Michele Ragussis heads the kitchen at Central House, and her menu is a refined presentation of contemporary Cape Cod cuisine. Seafood is...
  • Seafood
  • American
2 Girls and a Grill

2 Girls and a Grill

Fort Lauderdale, United States

2 Girls & a Grill self-describes as a fast food restaurant, but that's only because of the speed of its service. It offers eat-in and take-out and all-day...
  • Fast Food
  • American
The Must

The Must

Los Angeles, United States

Lesbian-owned The Must on a small side street downtown has an extensive wine selection, a southern-inspired menu that changes seasonally, a Sunday brunch and a...
  • Café or Bistro
  • American
Juhu Beach Club

Juhu Beach Club

San Francisco, United States

Juhu Beach Club by Chef Preeti Mistry features raved-about Indian street food and cuisine, as well as a super friendly staff and fun atmosphere. Look for the big...
  • Casual
  • Indian

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