On Cherokee Street, we’re here for women every day—but are excited to highlight the contribution that women and femmes have made to making our Community Improvement District the thriving St. Louis dining destination, shopping street, and art mecca it is today. Want to show your support for Women’s History Month in St. Louis? Look no further than your favorite store in our guide to Women-Owned on Cherokee Street.


Black Coffee

Aloha Mischeaux’s Black Coffee found its first home inside the Luminary, offering high quality coffee sourced from black & brown roasters, along with a space for creatives. These days Black Coffee is available for pop-up/catering gigs as they iron out plans for growth.

Botanas La Michoacana, 3410 California

Mexican grab & go snacks, plus a counter serving delectable treats like elote.

Ana Vasquez decorating for Dia de los Muertos at Diana's Bakery — Photo Credit: RJ Hartbeck

Diana’s Bakery, 2843 Cherokee

Owner Ana Vasquez and team lovingly craft some of the city’s best Mexican pastries —the tres leches is a standout—and custom cakes for special occasions.

Dulcería Medina, 2734 Cherokee

You can find sweets, treats, and snacks of all kinds at Dulcería Medina, Cherokee Street’s friendly neighborhood candy store.

Earthbound Beer, 2724 Cherokee

Earthbound Beer serves small-batch beers that are a mix of classic flavors and experimental combinations, crafted by head brewer Danielle Snowden.

Elaine’s, 2311 Cherokee

Elaine’s Sandwiches is one of Cherokee Street’s favorite lunch spots. The menu offers classics, new recipes, and made-from-scratch soups and salads.

Rivera Family at El Chico Bakery. Photo Credit: Tiffany Melecio

El Chico Bakery, 2634 Cherokee 

Browse cases filled with traditional Mexican pastries like conchas, sprinkle cookies, and more—plus coffee and tamales on the weekends—at this family-owned Cherokee Street staple.

Fattened Caf, 2724 Cherokee 

A St. Louis favorite! Visit this family-owned spot for Filipino food and BBQ (which you can wash down with a freshly poured Earthbound Beer).

Fourth City BBQ, 2635 Cherokee 

Known for serving all-wood smoked meats, Greg & Erica’s barbecue spot started as an Instagram-based pop-up and is now a favorite of visitors to the street—and patrons at the Fortune Teller Bar, who houses its walk-up order window.

La Vallesana Candy
Abigail Vargas of La Vallesana giving out candy for Trick or Treat on Cherokee Street. Photo Credit: Phillip Hamer

La Vallesana, 2801 Cherokee

A family-owned spot for authentic Mexican food, including delicious ice cream and mouthwatering margaritas on a sweeping patio.

Lilly’s Panaderia, 2819 Cherokee

Cookies. Tamales. Pastries. Lilly’s has it all! Visit for fresh sweet treats, along with flavorful tortas and other savory offerings.

Chef Marie at My Marie Restaurant. Photo: Zach Gzehoviak

My Marie, 3146 Cherokee

Come here for mouthwatering Haitian Caribbean food from Chef Marie, who is best known for the Jerk Chicken—which was mentioned as one of the city’s best dishes in the St. Louis Post Dispatch last year. 

‘Ssippi, 2926 Cherokee

Natural wine is the star of ‘Ssippi’s elevated menu, which also boasts on-tap cocktails, beer, wine bottles for sale, and a small host of snacks including Union Loafers bread. With a fresh atmosphere crafted by owners Brogan & Emily—and one of the best backyard patios on the street—’Ssippi is fun during both day and night.

Yaqui’s, 2728 Cherokee 

Come for delicious pizza by the slice and massive pies, stay for live music and a delectable drink menu. This family-owned spot also hosts events from jazz nights to music fests hosted with Earthbound, its neighbor.


L.A. Marler Gallery, 2308 Cherokee

Louise, the artist behind the L.A. Marler Gallery, blends original photography and graphic art to create pop-art style pieces. Her subjects feature typewriters, retro radios, mid century TVs, vintage camera art and a host of other fascinating inspirations.

The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

Described as “an expansive platform for art, thought, and action,” The Luminary hosts an active roster of exhibitions, performances, residencies, and more to bring issues-minded art to the masses. 

Virtuoso Collective, 2616 Cherokee

Virtuoso Collective is made up of roughly 40 artists that live or work on Cherokee Street, and shows off their work—from photography, to paintings, to sculpture, to ceramics, and more.


Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

This intimate event venue hosts local events, weddings, and other gatherings with fun and flair. Co-owned and run by Dasia Vence, the team behind Artist Art specializes in events with a creative and eclectic spin.

ChaKq Nation, 3401 California Street

The fully customizable space at ChaKq Nation Event Venue is perfect for everything from showers to weddings to murder mystery parties. The venue hosts events like Poetry Comedy Brunch, and helps bring personal occasions to life through event planning and management.

Flowers & Weeds, 3201 Cherokee

Browse the greenhouse and seasonal garden center at Flowers & Weeds to find your new best plant friend to take home, or chat with them about how to outfit your event with gorgeous and showstopping florals. 

JustDi Consulting & Events, 2623 Cherokee

This women-owned consulting and event agency works with local businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs to help them grow their business and impact through experiences and strategic planning.

Murphy’s Mutts & Cuts, 2307 Cherokee 

Pet grooming, handled. Murphy’s Mutts & Cuts treats the neighborhood four-legged friends like family—lovingly helping pet owners with baths, trims, and more.

Müürlones, 3151 Cherokee

Described as St. Louis’ newest members only social club, Müürlones hosts live music, memorable nights out, art-related events, and other soirees.


13th & Canna, 2731 Cherokee

Co-founders Tameca Burnett and Sherrel Hall launched their luxury candle brand to help make the world around you smell better—with luscious scents designed to mask smells from cannabis to cooking to pets. 

Butter Love Grand Opening
La'Crassia Wilderness at the grand opening of Butter Love. // Photo by Phillip Hamer

Butter Love, 2608 Cherokee

La’Crassia Wilderness has imbued her line of skincare products with the earth-grown oils and shea butters she used to repair her own skin—and gave life to a luxurious collection of bath soaks, lip balms, and body butters designed to nourish.

Love Goddess Healing Oasis, 2839 Cherokee Street

All things spiritual live at this inviting shop: tarot cards, herbs, crystals, and more. The team hopes that the shop lives as The Oasis: a spot where shoppers can escape the stressors of the outside world and find peace from classes, meditation, yoga, and other private events.

Sol Touch Massage & Reiki, 3325 Cherokee

Owned by full-time massage therapist and reiki practitioner Isabela, Sol Touch is run with a community-forward ethos that prioritizes healing and giving back.

South City Counseling STL, 2715 Cherokee Street

Teresa Schroeder uses somatic counseling working with the fight, flight, freeze, and fawn of the nervous system to  traumatic responses to work with childhood trauma of abuse, molestation and neglect and adult experiences of complex post traumatic stress.  Teresa believes in the power of all types of healing including breaking generational trauma and will refer people for reiki, physical therapy, occupational therapy, massage, and spiritual healing. "I tell clients that I am trained in counseling  and when it comes time to refer them to another professional that can take them further that is not a bad thing at al!" 

Zephyr Bar & Salon, 2303 Cherokee 

Part hair salon, part bar, all amazing energy. Zephyr, which says it caters to patrons who “appreciate the fusion of beauty and social fun environments” offers beauty treatments from blow drys to beard trims to keratin Brazilian blowouts. It also operates as a full service bar after salon hours.  


Don’s Muffler Clinic, 2923 Cherokee

Known as one of the best muffler and auto customization shops in the area, Don’s Muffler Clinic is woman-run and a neighborhood staple.


Assassin Vintage, 3156 Cherokee

Friends Tammy and Kay bring their love for vintage clothes to their shop on Cherokee, which boasts amazing finds and one-of-a-kind retro pieces to round out your wardrobe.

City Mouse Vintage, 2618 Cherokee

Warm, cozy, and inclusive, sisters Abbie and Casey have a collection of staples, standouts, and gorgeous pre-loved pieces that make City Mouse a classic stop for thrifters.

Maria & Lorenzo Carrillo of Carrillo's Western Wear  |  Photo By Phillip Hamer

Carrillo Western Wear, 2614 Cherokee

This family-owned shop is beloved on Cherokee Street for its stunning collection of Western clothes, boots, hats, and other accessories. 

Mesa Home, 2619 Cherokee

A curated collection of vintage, thrifted, and handmade items makes Mesa Home the place where you might find your next favorite piece or accessory.

Ymani of The Noir Bookshop // Photo by Phillip Hamer

The Noir Bookshop, 2317 Cherokee

The Noir Bookshop describes itself as a concept bookstore dedicated to the Black experience. In addition to a collection of books by Black authors, the shop hosts events like happy hours and crochet meetups to bring the community together.

Profield Reserve, 2309 Cherokee

Creative duo Christopher & Rachel have been revolutionizing St. Louis streetwear in their Cherokee Street flagship shop since the summer of 2020.

Restyled by Izzy, 2610 Cherokee

Modern and vintage meet at Restyled by Izzy, which features a curated, beautiful collection of high-end designer pieces and more approachable brands.

Stephanie (and Luna) of Ruby Francis // Photo by Phillip Hamer

Ruby Francis, 2310 Cherokee 

Inclusive, colorful, and focused on retro and locally handmade fashion, Ruby Francis is a vintage store that caters to all kinds of fashion fans.

WOKE BRAND, 2626 Cherokee

Style with a mission. The WoKE BRAND focuses on bringing diverse cultural perspectives to fashion, with bold pieces that inspire confidence and open conversation.

Your Friend’s Apartment, 2617 Cherokee

A curated collection of vintage, home goods, and more lives at Your Friend’s Apartment, which feels as cozy and inclusive as its name.

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