We are very fortunate to have so many kick-ass Ladies in Lancaster making their mark on our community. Here are a few local women-owned businesses that we love:

Our very own Candy Factory is a 100% woman-owned business. Serving the Lancaster community, we exist to offer support to small businesses, startups, remote workers, nonprofits, and students while saving them from isolation. 

Basura Thrift Boutique

Basura Thrift Boutique is located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, and showcases all the funky cool clothes all you trendsetters can’t wait to get your hands on!


At Bellaboo, owner and founder Laura Haiges provides the highest quality specialty toys, clothing, and accouterments for parents while offering personalized customer service. BellaBoo stands to this day as a Queen Street anchor—a place where children can find magic in every corner, and where parents find reassurance in a knowledgeable team and quality product.

Bristle and Prim

Located in the heart of historic downtown Lancaster, Bristle & Prim takes great pride in making all of their guests feel welcome and comfortable upon entering their doors. Their staff is dedicated to creating personalized services to fit your style and expectation. They have a team of inspired experts who value their work and strive to use creative ideas and trends gained from continued education. Their goal is to ensure you leave our salon feeling like the best version of yourself.

Cocina Mexicana

Lucila Gomez Lucero grew up in Puebla, Mexico – an area known for its rich culinary tradition, especially chile rellenos (stuffed peppers) and mole (a rich sauce of many spices and sometimes chocolate!). She has brought that tradition to Lancaster for an authentic try our authentic Mexican dishes, from homemade guacamole to enchiladas, from carnitas to seafood, and a lot of deliciousness in between. Come and try a little taste of Mexico!


 Flora’s offers an assortment of Latino dishes with an artistic atmosphere to bring you Lancaster’s “Latino experience”. The menu changes daily at Flora’s discretion allowing her to present a large variety of the “Latin fusion” cuisine they offer including dishes from Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and more.

Harvest Moon Bagel Co.

Harvest Moon Bagel Co. is passionate about good bagels, good ingredients, and a good conscience. They are a husband and wife team making their bagel dreams come true. They love being a part of downtown Lancaster and being able to share their bagels and pastries with you! Their bagels are made fresh daily with organic flour. They source most of their ingredients from local farmers and butchers. They make every effort to use earth-friendly packaging for their products

Lancaster Cupcake

As a lifelong baker, inspired by many chocolate-batter-covered spatulas in her mother’s kitchen, Emily opened Lancaster Cupcake in 2011 as PA’s first and only subscription-based Cupcakery. In 2012, Emily and her husband Jeff were featured on the popular Food Network show Cupcakes Wars taking an incredible second place. Central PA’s first Cupcake Truck was built soon after their episode’s debuted in November.

Since then, Lancaster Cupcake has expanded to include three locations, two cupcake trucks, and has emerged as Central PA’s premier destination for the most delicious cupcakes.

Lemon Street Market

Lemon Street Market is a full-service grocery store located just off the corner of Mulberry and Lemon Street in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania. Their store focuses on sustainable and healthy living, with many local, organic, vegan, and gluten-free options. They’re open 7 days a week, including their kitchen, serving coffee, tea, espresso, fresh juices, smoothies, hot soup, and takeout items.

Lush Bazaar

Lush Bazaar believes in the beauty of handmade. They take great pride in providing consumers the opportunity to purchase ethically and sustainably sourced products. You won’t find any fast fashion on their racks!

Miesse Candies

Miesse Candies was founded in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1875. For more than 140 years, they have been dedicated to providing fresh, quality chocolates to their customers.  They use all-natural ingredients, such as pure vanilla, real butter, and fresh cream, with no added preservatives. 

Move It Studio

Move It was born out of a lifetime of experience. Studio owner, Marie, took all of the things she loved most about the dance world and put them into Move It Studio. You’ll notice right away that they are different. They don’t focus on looking a certain way or weight loss. They are about energizing your life and they want you to leave every class feeling rejuvenated.

Passenger Coffee & Tea

Passenger exists to seek out and thoughtfully present the world’s most memorable coffee & tea in a way that demonstrates the viability of an equitable supply chain.

The Pottery Works

Located in the center of the city, around the corner from Central Market, The PotteryWorks is Downtown Lancaster’s paint-your-own pottery studio.

They’re an open studio which means you can come in anytime – so pick a seat! They’ll explain how all of the glazes work, show you where the brushes are, and help you select from hundreds of pieces of bisque that are ready to paint. Your pieces will be fired in our kilns and ready to be picked up in one week.

Prince Street Cafe

Their North Prince Street location provides an open, welcoming atmosphere for lunch, a business meeting, or time alone with your favorite book. They specialize in handcrafted espresso drinks, homemade soups, sandwiches, and an assortment of delicious desserts and treats.

Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie

Rachel’s Cafe and Creperie offers individually prepared crepes, lonely monk coffee, a full espresso menu, and are always B.Y.O.B. For over a decade they have given Lancastrians the opportunity to take a holiday right here in their own hometown.

Sophie Stargazer

At Sophie Stargazer, they know you are the kind of person who wants to be a positive influence in the world. They believe that you shouldn’t have to choose between your values and showing up as your best self. Shop their personally selected clothing and gifts you’re sure to love, learn exactly how each item impacts both people and the planet, and wear your favorite new item knowing you’re contributing to a better tomorrow.

The Lancaster Stroopie Co.

Any American who has traveled to Holland has enjoyed the Dutch Stroopwafel – a rich, flavorful, caramel delight – best enjoyed with a warm beverage or as a snack. Now you can get Stroopies in Lancaster, PA. Established in 2008, Stroopies are made with the same classic ingredients and flavor that you will experience in Holland: the perfect blend of cinnamon and caramel. The Stroopie Co. exists to support refugees who are starting over in Lancaster by providing meaningful employment and making high-quality cookies to sell in Lancaster and all over the US. 

Sugar Whipped Bakery

Sugar Whipped Bakery works under the belief that all foods should taste good without any artificial ingredients. With a variety of unique—as well as traditional—flavors of cupcakes, whoopie pies, cake pops, and gourmet marshmallows, Sugar Whipped Bakery operates with the goal of producing all-natural treats with a homemade feel.

Telltale Dress

Telltale Dress offers curated vintage fashion mixed with carefully selected artisan jewelry & apothecary goods, antiques & gifts.


Upohar is a full-service catering company based in Lancaster, Pa.
They offer traditional catering, food truck catering, drop-off service, and made-to-order catering pickup for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.
Upohar means gift. They work with local immigrant chefs to bring you the gift of authentic, made-from-scratch dishes and flavors from around the world.

For a full list of other woman-owned small businesses located throughout Lancaster see ASSETS’ Business Directory