14 women-owned businesses to support this International Women’s Day


And every day. Obviously.

It’s International Women’s Day and, as the foodies among you know, there’s no shortage of women-owned businesses in the Greater Dublin Area to celebrate and support. From cafes to restaurants, organic farms to out-of-the-ordinary cocktails, the ladies have us covered in just about every aspect. Some of these businesses may be ones you already know and love, some you may be learning about for the first time. The common denominator is that they all provide delicious, top quality produce and are an integral part of the Irish foodie landscape. Let’s go.

Oh, and before you ask, International Men’s Day is November 19.

The naughty cow

Saucy Cow/soon to be Saucy Club is owned by vegan extraordinaire Róisín Lawlor. Specializing in loaded fries and big dirty burgers, The Saucy Cow is a go-to for almighty vegan food. Currently residing at Eatyard every Thursday – Sunday, with permanent location coming soon.


The final word in Dublin toast, Meltdown has two delicious locations on Leeson Street and Montague Street and can’t be bet in terms of cheesy goodness. See also their sister hustle Winedown for the best of alcoholic pairings.


A specialty café in Dublin’s iconic red brick kiosk on Leeson Street, with regularly changing espressos and delicious treats. A great one to hit if you’ve recently returned to the office in the area.

505 Coffee

Gemma is the friendly face behind 505 on the Loughlinstown stretch of the N11, pouring out Badger and Dodo coffee and serving delicious sweet and savory pastries.

the hatch

Loved by sea swimmers and specialty coffee stans, Hatch has two locations in Sandycove and Blackrock Village with owner Mealla overseeing the neighborhood’s tasty beers and friendly vibe.

through the green

A pioneer of Dublin’s now thriving cafe-drive-thru scene, Australian-born Kiz is known and loved by regulars for her friendly conversation and design savvy – TTG is one of the best looking shipping containers we’ve ever seen. you will see on this side of the equator.


Serving specialty coffee and natural wines, Surge is a favorite among Clontarf locals – especially of the canine variety.

Emer’s kitchen

Another Leeson Street spot with freshly made salads, snacks and treats and a guaranteed friendly welcome.

McNally Farm

Jenny McNally is responsible for transforming the McNally family farm into an organic fruit and vegetable paradise, now selling direct to consumers online, at farmers markets and at their own North Dublin headquarters. Always fresh, always delicious.

Lami’s kitchen

A Dublin-based catering company specializing in the best of authentic African dishes, also offering regular Insta cooking tutorials.

The cookie lounge

The Cookie Lounge is owned by baker and occasional food blogger Sheneece, who takes the bars and cookies of your childhood and turns them into mind-blowing desserts. Available for delivery nationwide – perfect for birthdays and special occasions. Or just a Thursday, tbh.

Gelato with creme de la creme

This Dublin-based company creates artisan ice cream from surplus food, with a selection of delicious flavors and plenty of vegan options.

Provender Wine Bar

A cozy neighborhood wine bar with an excellent selection of natural and organic bottles and above all, cheeses to accompany. Directed by Jennifer Lyons, Katie Sullivan and Eleanor Myler.

Sparkling cocktail

A bespoke mobile bar service serving specialty cocktails, run by Hergenuity Afrika Awards Next Entrepreneur winner Aramide Oluwole. Definitely one to hit for bachelorette parties, showers and big birthdays.

Header image via Instagram/The Saucy Club

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