Cape Town, South Africa

Ash Restaurant
Ash Heeger – chef/owner
A: 81 Church St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
I: @ash_restaurant

Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines
Andrea Mullineux – winemaker
A: Leeu Estates, Dassenberg Rd, Franschhoek, Cape Town
I: @mullineuxwines

Bistro Sixteen82
Kerry Kilpin – head chef
A: Steenberg Estate, Steenberg Rd, Tokai, Cape Town
I: @steenberg_farm

La Petit Colombe
Andrea Bruce – head pastry chef
A: Huguenot Road, Franschhoek, Western Cape

Greenhouse Restaurant
Amy Margaret Young – head pastry chef
A: 93 Brommersvlei Rd, Constantia Heights, Cape Town
I: @greenhouse_ct

Aslina Wines
Ntsiki Biyela – winemaker

And lastly lookout for Margot Janse @margotjanse and her next move in the area, she is formerly chef of Le Quartier Francais in the World’s 50 Best list

New York City, USA

There are so many great places in NYC, I am sure we have hardly scratched the surface but here is a list of places run by women to add to your bucket list...let us know if we are missing your favourite! In no particular order...

Mission Chinese Food
Executive chef Angela Dimayuga (@swimsuit_issue) cooks a tongue-numbing, wok-fired Sichuan menu.
I: @missionchinesefood
A: 171 East Broadway, New York

The Beatrice Inn
Owner and chef Angie Mar (@angiekmar) runs an edgy version of an underground New York steakhouse.
I: @beatrice_inn
A: 285 West 12th Street, West Village

Yellow Magnolia Café
Set in the Brooklyn Botanical gardens with a vegetable-themed menu by chef de cuisine Morgan Jarrett.
I: @yellowmagnoliacafe
A: 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn

Dirt Candy
Amanda Cohen is the chef and owner of this vegetable-focused restaurant on the Lower East Side.
I: @dirtcandynyc
A: 86 Allen Street, New York

The Spotted Pig
No visit to New York is complete without a bowl of sheep’s milk ricotta gnudi from chef April Bloomfield (@aprilbloomfield).
I: @thespottedpig
A: 314 West 11th Street, New York

Ardesia Wine Bar
Wine Bar in Hell’s Kitchen run by Mandy Oser (@mandyoser).
I: @ardesiawinebar
A: 510 West 52nd Street, New York

La Newyorkina
Mexican paletas, ice cream and sweets from Fany Gerson (@fanygerson).
I: @lanewyorkina
A: 240 Sullivan Street, New York

Wood-fired Italian restaurant by chef/owner Missy Robbins (@missyarobbins).
I: @lilianewyork
A: 567 Union Ave, Brooklyn

Bakery, café and event space inspired from the South of France by co-owner and designer Elisa Marshall (@_byelisa_). Locations also in Tribeca, Greenpoint and Meatpacking District.
I: @_mamannyc
A: 239 Centre Street, Soho

Restaurant and wine classes in Union Square by Master Sommelier Laura Maniec (@lauramaniec).
I: @corkbuzzwine
A: 13 East 13th Street, New York

Middle Eastern and Israeli with a twist by chef/owner Einat Armony (@chefeinat). Also has Taim Falafel and Bar Bolonat.
I: @balaboostanyc
A: 214 Mulberry Street, New York

Milk Bar Store
Founder and chef Christina Tosi (@christinatosi) serves up compost cookies, layer cakes, crack pies, soft served and shakes. Nine locations in NYC.
I: @milkbarstore
A: 382 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn

Modern neighbourhood bistro from co-owners Samantha Safer and chef Claire Welle, with an all-female kitchen team.
I: @otwaynyc
A: 930 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

White Gold Butchers
Whole animal butcher shop and eatery by butchers Erika Nakamura (@thebutcherette) and Jocelyn Guest (@joceygu).
I: @whitegoldbutchers
A: 375 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

Focus on local and seasonal fare with beverage director and author of Drink Pink, Victoria James (@geturgrapeon) at the helm.
I: @pioranyc
A: 430 Hudson Street, New York

Gold Coast, Australia

In collaboration with Crave Gold Coast
I: @cravegoldcoast
F: @cravegoldcoast

Nourishing By Sally
Sally supplies stores with raw desserts, slices and cakes Australia wide. We have watched Sally grow her small home business into now a commercial business that supplies many local and interstate businesses with the most delicious and incredible raw cakes.  She is such an inspiration as not only a woman but as a mother and a business woman, we love her.

I: @nourishingbysallyrobbie

Heven-Yah Gelato
This is a Gelato Shop recently opened on the coast by two young coast girls, Amy and Holly. They went from serving their delicious gelato from a cart at local markets to now owning a store.  Their gelato is mouthwatering and they continue to produce unique flavour combinations that so many locals love.

I: @hevenyah
A: Shop 2/2387 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

Nude Sisters Whole Food Kitchen
Another recently opened venture by another two young local Gold Coast girls, Bec and Georgia, is Nude Sisters Whole Food Kitchen.  They started off making gluten free, dairy free, vegan and refined sugar free desserts that has now turned into a cafe where they serve vegetarian and nutritious foods as well as their popular desserts.

I: @nudesisterskitchen
A: Shop 3/90 Markeri Street, Mermaid Waters

Two Little Bakers
Two Little Bakers is run by mother-daughter team, Kris and Ashley Gleeson and they produce the most amazing cakes. They make the yummiest cakes and cupcakes on the coast, along with slices and cookies and so much more.  We love their work and they are both incredible business women.  Their business is growing stronger day after day, amazing to watch their progress.

I: @twolittlebakers
A: Cnr Swan Lane & Railway Street, Mudgeeraba

Meraki Whole Food Kitchen
Meraki Whole Food Kitchen provides whole food meals that are vegan and paleo mostly.  Very popular with locals for their friendly service and healthy foods. They serve a all day breakfast menu that everyone loves, especially their big breakfasts. They have been on many of our top ten lists since only opening less than two years ago.  Evelyn has created such an amazing business that is well loved not only by us but by many.

I: @merakiwholefoodkitchen
A: 55 Brooke Avenue, Labrador

Delicious by Sara
If you take one look at Sara’s cakes you will see why we love her work so much. Absolutely stunning work.  Her cakes are well sort after.  She runs a small dessert shop on Saturdays from her cake studio in Southport where you can pick up smaller creations of her masterpieces.  From wedding cakes to birthday cakes and more, a Delicious by Sara cake will make a huge impression on anyone at any event or occasion.

I: @deliciousbysara
A: Shop 3/19 Alicia Street, Southport

Coffee Sisters
A little hidden from the main stretch of the Gold Coast Highway in Broadbeach Waters, you will find this busy little café run by Kylie Jennings is making some of the best coffee and food on the coast.  The locals absolutely love Coffee Sisters, their juices are phenomenal as too are their housemate muffins.  A great spot to discover for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

I: @coffeesisters
A: 110 Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters

Golosi Food Emporium
This is our go-to-spot when we want gourmet foods.  They have the best range of meats, cheeses, sauces, dressings, fresh pastas, cakes, flowers and more in this cute little store on James Street in Burleigh. Run by owner Selena, this store has everything for foodies like ourselves.  When we are wanting something a little different and a little extravagant for dinner, we head there to indulge.  Their custom made picnic hampers are incredible, highly recommended.

I: @golosi_food_emporium
A: 3/45 James Street, Burleigh Heads

These fantastic women, Riki-Lee & Sharlene, were the original creators of the raw cakes trend on the Gold Coast. They then took the huge success of their cakes sold at market stalls into a cafe/shopfront and have never looked back.  They serve the freshest whole and nutritious treats that are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and dairy free.  A huge hit on Instagram, these girls are doing so much good for the healthy eating scene on the Gold Coast.

I: @blendlove
A: 253 Ferry Road, Southport

Frigg Cafe
Crazy name but this little cafe in Southport has a heart of gold and that is mostly because of the amazing women who run it, led by Toula.  The food that comes out of the Frigg Kitchen is fresh, inviting and heartwarming homely food.  A family business that runs 7 days a week from 6am each morning, these ladies work hard and it shows because a lot of locals love them and so do we.

I: @friggcafe
A:6/1 Stevens Street, Southport