Food Scene

Female-owned businesses in Tempe, AZ

From 100% owned by a woman to husband-and-wife duos to a triumphant team of owners, we’re proud these businesses call Tempe home. In an effort to support these businesses with female owners, the Tempe Tourism Office created this ever-growing list of places in our city that would welcome your patronage.  

Did we miss a Tempe restaurant or business that should be added to this list? Email us at [email protected] and we’ll add it in! 

Restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and treats 

24 Carrots
1701 E. Guadalupe Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 753-4411

Cafe Lalibela
849 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 829-1939 

Cafetal Coffee 
777 S. College Ave. #101, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-5245

Caffe Boa
398 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9112 

Atade Desta CAFE LALIBELA
Atade Desta – Cafe Lalibela
Farah Khalid Curry Corner
Farah Khalid – Curry Corner
House of Tricks Robin Trick credit Downtown Tempe Authority
Robin Trick – House of Tricks, credit Downtown Tempe Authority

Candy Addict 
414 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 921-1155

Caribbean Queen
1900 E. 5th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (928) 753-7768

Cartel Coffee Lab
810 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281

Casa Reynoso 
3138 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 966-0776

Doc Popcorn in Arizona Mills
5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (623) 606-0543

Curry Corner 
1212 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 894-1276

Daily Dose Grill 
96 S. Rockford Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 590-6937

Desert Roots Kitchen 
414 S. Mill Ave. #111, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 382-0228

Drink Me! Tea Room 
1730 E. Warner Rd. #5, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (602) 206-5469

Melody Elkin Sweetest Season credit James Lee Lee Media
Melody Elkin – Sweetest Season, credit James Lee Lee Media
Tracy Dempsey Originals credit Tracy Dempsey square
Tracy Dempsey – Tracy Dempsey Originals and ODV Wines
Melissa Harlan Drink Me Tea Room
Melissa Harlan – Drink Me Tea Room

Great Harvest Bread Co.
1730 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 777-1141

House of Tricks
114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-1114

Huss Brewing Company
1520 W. Mineral Rd. Suite 102, Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 264-7611

Mango Rabbit Boba
1250 E. Apache Blvd. #112, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 912-6283

Munchies Cafe
11 E. 6th St. #101, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-0096 

Pier 54
5394 S. Lakeshore Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 820-0660

Pita Jungle
4 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 804-0234

Postino Wine Cafe
Annex: 615 S. College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 927-1111
South Tempe: 8749 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (602) 325-2211

Red Apron Bakeshop
1730 E. Warner Rd. #8, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 912-5002

Romancing the Bean
80 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #120, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 921-4077

Rosita’s Fine Mexican Food
960 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-0852 

Slices at Tempe Marketplace
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-2021

Slices on Mill
11 E. 6th St. #102, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 590-0511

Slickables
Brickyard Engineering, 699 S. Mill Ave. #117, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 409-4591

Slim Thick Cafe
1730 E. Warner Rd., Suite 10, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 729-5303 

Smile Thai Cuisine
2107 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 894-5495

Sweet Republic
410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 105, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 292-8557 

Sweetest Season Artisan Eatery
1835 E. Guadalupe Rd. Unit d-111, Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 867-1564

Tracy Dempsey Originals and ODV Wines
1325 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 376-9021 

Vincitorio’s Ristorante
1835 E. Elliot Rd. # C109, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 820-2786

Woops! Macarons & Gifts at Arizona Mills
5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (602) 330-3463 

Yupha’s Thai Kitchen
1805 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 839-0576

Retail shops 

Black Market Minerals in Arizona Mills
5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir. # 502, Tempe, AZ 85282 |  (480) 897-9505

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 730-0205

Creations Boutique at Tempe Marketplace
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy #1246, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 448-1687

Divaz Boutique at Tempe Marketplace
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1062, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-7467

Happy Healthy High Horny Herb Shop
609 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 530-6433

Henna Shoppe in Downtown Tempe and Arizona Mills
Downtown Tempe: 609 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 530-6433
Arizona Mills: 5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe, AZ 85282 |(480) 491-9700

Lotions & Potions
420 S. Mill Ave. # 105, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-4652

Rocket A Go~Go
37 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 434-4433

Oliva Verma Smith at Creations Boutique credit Mark Lipczynski
Oliva Verma Smith – Creations Boutique, credit Mark Lipczynski

Other female-owned businesses  

Blue Light Cleaning LLC
(480) 382-2322 

D.A.M.E.S.
9920 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (602) 320-6556

Dunn Transportation/Ollie the Trolley
1680 N. 74th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85257 | (480) 970-3866

Empowering You Therapy
4801 S. Lakeshore Dr. Suite 111, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 442-9089

Function Pilates
1840 E. Warner Rd. STE 104, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 815-2055

Joyful Yoga
1721 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 726-6399

JW Group USA
(855) 594-7687

Neuromuscular Studio
430 W. Warner Rd. #110, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 967-7345

One Tribe Yoga
1006 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 676-9642

Written Amy Griglak

Originally from California, Amy loves to travel, go for runs, read all kinds of books, enjoy all things Disney, drink caramel macchiatos and explore new places and old favorites with her husband and two kiddos.