International Women’s Day (March 8) has arrived and Women’s History Month is well underway so we thought we’d share some of the best women-owned businesses in Liverpool. And, who better to tell us the best spots but YOU. We took to Instagram to find out your favourite women-led businesses, and you did not disappoint, giving us some truly boss places to shout out. From illustrators and restaurants to florists and candle makers, here’s what you recommended.
For all the born and bred Scousers, and damn proud of it (as they jolly well should be), then you’ll find incredible gift ideas at Scouse Bird Shop. Owned by a Scouser, perfect for Scousers, they have a selection of gifts that give a not-so-subtle nod to our city and will definitely put a smile on the face of that special someone. From coasters and bath bombs to chocolates and gin, this Scouse bird can definitely make their mark.
2. Viet Nom
For pho-nomenal phở, bánh mi and more, this women-led business serves up delicious Vietnamese food in Liverpool. Inspired by her father’s Vietnamese cooking, what began as a stall in Baltic Market led to owner Mel opening up Viet Nom in Berry Street. Their caramel pork belly bánh mi is something truly special and well worth a try.
Foam Wedding Flowers not only offers luxury flowers for weddings and special occasions but also cute and elegantly-curated gifts. The Liverpool women-led business can create arrangements such as hat boxes filled with flowers, as well as pampas flower wreaths and unusual vases filled with any plants or flowers you desire. This plant and flower shop in Maghull also has the perfect arrangements to brighten up your WFH space too.
4. The Nakery
We’re all in need of a treat, so why not try some brilliant bakers from an independent, woman-owned bakery? The Nakery menu features award-winning vegan treats such as slated caramel shortbread bars, peanut butter cake jars, coffee toffee power balls, waffles, CBD brownies, shakes, juices and more. The small business also offers larger cakes for special occasions.
You honestly can’t go wrong with a good, scented candle burning in your home. Honesty Candle Co, owned by Samantha, was founded upon a love of candles and the desire to create something that was both high quality, eco minded and cruelty free. The candles are made from a coconut natural blend wax and their scents include pomegranate, mandarin and amber; lemongrass and ginger; and pumpkin spice.
Annie of Twenty Two Illustrations creates gorgeous art and prints, mainly mystical art pieces. If you’re in search of a more personal card to give to someone or simply what to add an eye-catching motivational quote, image or affirmation, then why not have one designed by this small, women-owned Liverpool business?
7. Tom Pigeon
This independent, women-led business offers everything you could possibly need to turn your house into a home. Tom Pigeon offers a range of homewares to turn your space into a showroom featuring furniture, prints, jewellery and stationary. Their aesthetically-pleasing Instagram posts scream save-worthy content.