Some of the best hidden gems around town are the ones that are locally grown. We’re dishing ten of our favorite women owned businesses in Orlando to visit.
Retail and restaurant chains are great for those of us who thrive on consistency. But for those of us who love a city’s unique flavor and culture, visiting the local gems are a must.
Orlando is a fairly major metropolis and is home to a plethora of small businesses. If you’re ready to become a local, like us, then you’ll have to make a few pit stops along the way and visit our favorite 10 women owned businesses in Orlando.
Women Owned Businesses In Orlando #1: In Bloom Florist
If you’re a floral lover, then you MUST stop by In Bloom Florist’s Orlando or Heathrow locations. This dreamy local spot is owned and operated by Sally and her husband John who founded it in 1990 and was originally named Orlando Flower Mart.
While Sally’s family had a rich history steeped in flowers and plants, she wasn’t planning on becoming a florist. Sally, struck by the loyal customer relationships her husband cultivated, joined In Bloom in 2001.
Women Owned Businesses In Orlando #2: Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat–especially an ice cream one!? This local gem encompasses the whole ice cream experience-meeting awesome friends, creating quality family time, or playing a boardgame all while enjoying local hand-crafted ice cream flavors served with an optional cherry on top. To sweeten the deal, they offer non-dairy options to satisfy a variety of taste-bud adventures.
Women Owned Businesses In Orlando #3: Se7en Bites Cafe & Bakery
Orlando Main Street is divided into ten districts, including the Milk District which is home to Se7en Bites Cafe & Bakery.
If you’re craving nostalgic southern comfort foods with a modern twist, then this is the perfect spot for you! They’re ready when you are–breakfast, lunch, brunch, and scratch made sweets. Tina Gregory-Propst, the Chef and Owner of Se7en Bites Cafe & Bakery, was also featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.”
Women Owned Businesses In Orlando #4: Brow Wizard
Joely is the founder of Brow Wizard, which is renowned as Orlando’s number one eyebrow specialist. They’re obsessed with perfection and devoted to their clients’ satisfaction.
They only use the highest quality tools and products to ensure a flawless result for you. With their extensive knowledge and skill, they’ll cater for every individual and their needs.
Women Owned Businesses In Orlando #5: Valkyrie Doughnuts
Whether you’re hankering for a sweet treat mid-day or have a sweet tooth for breakfast, the pro bakers at Valkyrie Doughnuts have you covered. They make them fresh all day, so you’ll have plenty of delectable options to choose from including several vegan selections.
If you want a variety of sweets, you should head to their sister store, Valhalla Bakery where they also make morning deliveries to.
Women Owned Businesses In Orlando #6: sweet by holly
In case you couldn’t tell, we have a bit of a soft spot in our city for sweets, and sweet by holly is another delectable treat for your taste buds. Miss Holly’s cupcakes are more than the sum of their ingredients. Each one has a story and history that led it to their counters.
Hollis Wilder, creator of sweet by holly, was actually a chef for several celebrities and TV shows including, Will and Grace, Seinfeld, That 70’s Show and is a three-time winner of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.”
Women Owned Businesses In Orlando #7: M. Lahr Homes
Are you loving these women owned businesses in Orlando? Perhaps you may even be thinking of moving to this robust city. If so, you should definitely give M. Lahr Homes a jingle.
They are a custom home builder owned and operated by husband and wife duo Mike and Erin Lahr. View some of their current projects and previous work to get an idea of how they can bring your vision to reality.
Women Owned Businesses In Orlando #8: Retromended
Looking for local threads? Swing by Retromended Vintage Fashion for a unique, quality vintage clothing experience. Life has so many stories to offer and so does each carefully hand selected item for sale at Retromended.
Women Owned Businesses In Orlando #9: Sister Honey’s
We’re having another sweet tooth craving again. This time it’s for Sister Honey’s. Here’s our go-to spot for award winning pies, cakes and more infused local flavor sweet treats.
Women Owned Businesses In Orlando #10: South Street & Co.
If you’ve got a small business, and want to rank better on Google’s search results page, then South Street & Co. is just what you need. Having a passion for helping small business owners, our very own creative and innovative Kaitlyn Study established this agency in 2015.
There you have it, our favorite local, unique women owned businesses in Orlando that you have to visit. For more local spots to explore today, download our Orlando Guide.
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