On March 8, we’ll celebrate International Women’s Day 2023. And, who better to tell us the best female-led businesses to admire in Auckland other than YOU. On Instagram, we sought your answers about your favourite women-led businesses and you gave some truly boss places. Here are eight wonderful women-led businesses to support in Auckland.
Owner and chef of popular Vietnamese eatery Luna Café launched this bakeshop in 2022. Malisa Nguyen and her team serves scrumptious French-style pastries like cruffins to hungry Aucklanders in an aesthetically-pleasing environment. Plus, they are home to delicious Ube treats.
📍270 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
2. Food Art NZ
Cait founded one of the most popular shared platter businesses, Create And Plate, down in Christchurch. And wonderfully, she recently launched a similiar venture in Auckland. Food Art NZ follows the same concept as Create And Plate, specialising in iconic platters and grazing tables.
Another one of the best women-led businesses in Auckland. Wonderfully, they create exceptional blooms for every occasion. With a team of botanical stylists, you’ll be treated to the most beautiful affair, whether it’s your wedding day or decorating your household.
📍Shop 4b/60 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland 2014, New Zealand
4. Unity Books
This is one of New Zealand’s leading independent bookstores, which just so happens to be owned by women. There are shops in both Auckland and Wellington, offering a wide variety of books and the perfect place to shop for all the latest literary reads.
📍19 High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
4. Maison Des Lys Patisserie
Here, at Secret, we absolutely love a good bakery. And, this bakery just so happens to be New Zealand’s first plant-based French patisserie founded by Drissilla. Enjoy drooling bakes, from authentic Boston cream croissants to biscoff tiramasu, and more vegan treats. Definitely, a powerful female business you need to support this month.
📍 567 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
This women-owned family business has been operating in Auckland for more than 1o years. Led by Raewyn Kavermann, they offers event wear rental, ballgowns and cocktail dresses, beauty and piercing services and more. Certainly, a beautiful collection of women’s clothing to increase confidence.
📍Rialto Centre, Level 1, 163 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
This new 5-star reviewed women-owned cafe is the perfect place to unwind in a vibrant setting. Health conscious by nature, you’ll find a range of colourful coffees, sweet treats, breakfasts and even cater to gluten-free, dairy-free and plant-based needs. Certainly, these ladies know how to impress cafe enthusiasts.
📍 Building 10/660 Great South Road, Ellerslie, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
At just 21-years-old Deanna Yang founded this dessert bar which bakes the best cookies in Auckland. Taking influence from her mother’s baking growing up, Deanna found joy in freshly baked cookies and worked passionately to make her business what it is today.
Did you know this renowned chain was formed by a boss lady? Indeed, Mimi Gilmour co-founded this scrumptious burger empire back in 2014. Currently, there’s a range of these burger restaurants popping up across the country providing employment for hundreds of Kiwis. Plus, it’s one of our favourite American-inspired eateries in Auckland.