The city is bustling with locally-owned businesses, including many women-owned businesses in Ottawa! Keep reading to learn about a great woman-owned coffee shop, restaurant, clothing store, family-friendly outing and more. Celebrate International Women’s Day all year long by supporting the many women-owned businesses in the Ottawa area!
Found in the heart of Little Italy, Mati serves up Mediterranean seafood dishes perfect for foodies everywhere. Get all dressed up to enjoy the raw food fare at this trendy restaurant. Looking for something to quench your thirst? Mati now includes Sidecar, Ottawa’s newest cocktail and wine bar. We suggest booking a reservation for both so you can save your spot.
Do you love craft beer and having fun with friends? Take it up a notch with the Thursty Pedaler! The founder took inspiration from Nashville, Tennessee, where she experienced the party bike for the first time. Now in Ottawa, you can peddle your way around the trendy Glebe neighbourhood with your friends, listening to great music and enjoying the tastiest beers. Don’t like beer or want something a little more family-friendly? Opt instead for the coffee crawl!
692 Coffee and Bar
692 Coffee and Bar was founded in 2018 by a group of friends when they realized their separate dreams could come together as one. The friends bought a building over 100 years old and turned it into a place for the Manotick community to gather ‘round and drink amazing coffee and enjoy their various homemade baked goods. But 692 is more than a coffee shop, it’s also a running community—inStride Running!
Strawberry Blonde Bakery
If you have a sweet tooth but struggle to find baked goods you can actually eat because of dietary restrictions, you’re in luck! Strawberry Blonde is a bakery that has made it their personal mission to provide delicious, aesthetically pleasing treats that are vegan, gluten free, nut free, and kosher. You can find Strawberry blonde Bakery in the Westboro and Kanata neighbourhoods as well as some grocery stores in the city.
Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen
Look no further than Moo Shu for the perfect Ottawa-infused scoop of ice cream. That’s because Moo Sho partners with farmers, jam makers, brewers and roasters to create their unique flavours! Grab a cone to go, or pick up some of the edible Asian-Canadian goods and merch they sell.
Viens Avec Moi
Two best friends dreamt up the trendy Viens Avec Moi while on a beach in the South of France. Together, they created a store perfect for every generation of woman. Carrying over 50 coveted brands, including their very own Viens Avec Moi brand, you’re sure to find your new favourite clothing pieces at this trendy clothing store in the Glebe.
Escape Bicycle Tours & Rentals
Experience the beauty of Ottawa with over 600 kilometres of bike trails in the area. Escape Bicycle Tours & Rentals provides you with the freedom to experience Ottawa from the front seat, with the wind blowing through your hair. Whether you’re taking a tour or renting a bike to explore on your own, you’ll be provided with a high-quality set of wheels. Don’t feel like doing all the hard work yourself? Rent an e-bike instead!
Back in the fall of 2021, Indigenous Experiences introduced a new experience in Ottawa’s Greenbelt - Mādahòkì Farm. Perfect for the entire family, you can enjoy a year-round Indigenous Marketplace, a festival unique to each season and a children’s play area. Feed small farm animals, rent snowshoes in the winter and walk the legacy trail. There’s no end to the incredible experiences you can have here.
Find all of your décor needs at Anaya Arts, located in both the CF Rideau Centre downtown Ottawa and the Bayshore Shopping Centre. You’ll find wall art, accessories and apparel, created by artists from all over. Find the perfect gift for you and your loved ones.