Over the years, supporting small businesses has become a rising trend for good reason. With the ongoing global pandemic, shopping small is more important than ever before. Here’s our list of five Charlotte women-owned small businesses you should check out today, whether you want to peruse for yourself, buy a gift for a loved one, or simply stop by in person to see what these women are serving up.
Artisan’s Palate – @theartisanspalate
Owned by Christa Csoka, this NoDa spot will ignite your senses through food, beverage, art, music and more. This restaurant, art gallery, and hangout spot has much to offer; designed to be an inclusive environment, The Artisan’s Palate celebrates art, those who make it and has crafted their food and drink menus to live in harmony with it.
Address: 1218 E 36th St A, Charlotte, NC 28205
Cactus Club – @cactusclubco
The Cactus Club is a mobile plant shop run by the dynamic female duo, Ivy and Anna. These girls sell a variety of cacti, rare aroids, and tropical house plants which are all available for purchase from their mobile van or online shipped from their local greenhouse. Not only will these plants brighten your space, but the girls will provide you with the knowledge to keep your plants alive for the long run.
Pretty Honest Shop – @prettyhonestshop
The founder of Pretty Honest Candles, Andrea, birthed her concept with the hope to create “candles that don’t suck.” Her candles not only fill your home with scent, but are clean, high quality and beautiful. These candles quite literally come in all different shapes and sizes adding a beautiful, fragrant, and unique touch to a space.
Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen – @chefalyssaclt
Alyssa Gorelick, AKA Chef Alyssa, has combined her love for art and fine food and turned it into a cooking experience for all levels. These hands-on cooking classes are open to all ages and are the perfect way to learn new seasonal (and flavorful!) recipes while still supporting your local women-owned small business. Find her at 4001 Yancey Rd in South End
Limoncito Goods – @limoncitogoods
Limoncito Goods, owned by Michelle Fernandez, is known for their handmade terrazzo goods. This women-owned Latinx small business was founded this year in late March. These goods range from jewelry, to small trays, candle holders to even planters. She is known for her goods’ cheerful colors and their guaranteed ability to “sweeten your day.”
words by: Dani Boyett