10 Women Owned Restaurants to Savor in Chicago

 In recent times, the hospitality industry has been through a tumultuous time, but these 10 Chicago women have persevered, grown their businesses and should be celebrated this Women's History Month (March) and International Women's Day (8th of March).

Batter and Berries
Brunch all day? Yass! An eclectic breakfast, lunch and brunch restaurant with a world famous French Toast Flight! Founded by Dr. Tanya Richardson & Craig Richardson since 2012. 

Esteemed pie by Chef Mary Ellen Diaz which has an apple pie that Food & Wine hails as one of the finest in the U.S has an array of pies and treats.

Stephanie Izzard's iconic staple is what everyone craves all year round. Loaded with seasonal flavors and chef favorites like scallops and miso, these are both tasty as well as aphrodisiacs that are sure to keep the mood on.

Hoosier Pie Company
The Hoosier Mama Pie Company by Paula Haney and Craig Siegelin is a new artisanal bakery striving to be a great “old” pie company. We quite like their peppermint themed desserts and drinks for the holidays: peppermint mocha, peppermint hot chocolate and dark chocolate peppermint bark cookies.

Honey Butter Fried Chicken 
Chicago's 'can't miss' fried chicken is truly juicy and decadent. Pickup and delivery of your neighborhood fried chicken joint by Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp.
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A French bakery and Filipino restaurant hybrid in Ukrainian Village with a flamboyant menu throughout the year, with holiday favorites like Ube & huckleberry basque cakes, berry & crème fraîche cheesecakes and more, Genie Kwon and Tim Flores.  

Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine
Majani Restaurant serves tasty plant-based cuisine, and vegan offerings with fresh ingredients from local gardens and farms. Fun fact: Chef Nasya Emmanuel and  Tsadakeeyah Emmanuel have a combined of 30+ years as vegan chefs, and Majani is Swahili for 'green'.

Stephanie Izard has rebooted her West Loop bakery with whacky and unusual flavor combos, like a chocolate pie with shoestring potatoes, French silk and pecan and cupcakes that taste like pancakes. Seasonal favorites include Oatmeal and Pickled Raisin Cookies, Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies, Cinnamon Roll Cookie, a series of Cheez-it Cupcakes and the iconic Pancake Cupcakes.

Vanille in Lincoln Park offers authentic French pastries, desserts, and cakes by chef Sophie Evanoff. While they have an array of pastries, macarons, cakes and more all year round, the particularly comical Covid Cake is a winner for Christmas in 2020.

Marshmallows in all sorts of flavors for dunking into hot chocolate, desserts, or eating them by themselves! Savor the inventive seasonal flavors that change every month if not more often, by Kathryn Connor and Lindzi Shanks.

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