Female-Owned Businesses You Can Support in Boston

March 17, 2021

From bakeries and restaurants, to salons and fitness studios, women are redefining entrepreneurship in all industries across Boston and beyond. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve listed just a handful of female-owned businesses that you can support close to your home in Boston at The Overlook at St. Gabriels.

Little Pecan Bistro

Located less than a half-mile from The Overlook, Little Pecan Bistro is a women-led and Brighton-based restaurant. They serve everything from homemade smoothies to gourmet fusion specialties and all-day brunch. Some of their top signature items include Loaded Togarashi Fries, Asian Steak and Cheese Sandwich and Breakfast Tostadas.

Not Just Co.

Launched in 2018, Not just Co. is a clean ingredient food brand owned by food journalists Catherine Smart and Jacqueline Grady-Smith. Their product lineup consists of caramel, pesto, salad dressing and pasta sauce. They are all plant-based, gluten-free and nut-free. While they don’t have a storefront, you can support them by ordering online or finding their products at local shops across Boston.

Sanela Salon

In need of a fresh look? Sanela Salon is a female-owned hair salon that was voted as one of the top salons in Boston for 2021. Located just 5 minutes from The Overlook, their experienced team is there to help you relax and give you an unbeatable experience, all while helping you discover your own personal style. Schedule your appointment today!


Stay fit close to home thanks to TrillFit! Founded by Boston-based entrepreneur, Heather Camille White, this black and female-owned fitness studio offers many different classes. Take your pick, from cardio dance to sculpting and boxing. Support by signing up for a virtual or in-person membership, or head to their website to purchase some of their must-have merch! Located about 3 miles from The Overlook.

Collettey’s Cookies

Collettey’s Cookies is a Boston-based online business owned by Collette Divitto, a passionate baker and entrepreneur with Down Syndrome. She has used her platform for the greater good by helping to create jobs for people with disabilities and change the public perception of just how capable this population truly is. Her global impact is best complemented by her famous “Amazing Cookie,” which features chocolate and cinnamon…a must-try. You can order directly from her website, or find her products in stores across Boston.

Amanda’s Flowers

Bring springtime into your Overlook home with some fresh and local blooms from Amanda’s Flowers, a local, female-owned flower shop just 1.5 miles from The Overlook in Brighton. Owner Amanda M. Rojas brings over 30 years of experience to every one of her creations. Find the perfect bouquet for any occasion when you visit her shop or head online and order today!

La Catrina

Owned by female entrepreneur Ana Celia, La Catrina is a women-led Brighton restaurant that’s serving up traditional and street-style Mexican food in an artsy and cozy atmosphere less than a mile from The Overlook. Dine-in, order takeout or check out their grocery store for meal kits, frozen meals, cool merch and so much more!

Blackbird Doughnuts

Order yourself a dozen (or more) from Blackbird Doughnuts, a female-owned bakery with 6 shops across Boston, including a location in Brighton. From classic glazed donuts to a decadent tiramisu Bismarck, find your new favorite treat, less than 2 miles away from The Overlook.

They say the future is female, and Boston’s is looking pretty bright! Happy Women’s History Month from The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s.

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