Pike Place Market is proud to support 250+ women-owned independent businesses!

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month this March! For 117 years, the Market has been a thriving center for small businesses of all creative disciplines to sell their merchandise. Few have shown its success better than the strong segment of successful women-owned enterprises that make up Pike Place Market’s retail shops, makers, and farmers. 

These businesses range from cuisines of local and international origins to handcrafted jewelry and quality apparel, elegant art, and so much more. Their contributions and positive impact on the Market community are immeasurable, but their steadfast growth and presence speak for themselves. 

By the Numbers

Currently, 40% of U.S. businesses are women-run. At Pike Place Market, nearly 50% of Market businesses are either fully owned or co-owned by women. About one-third of those businesses are entirely women-owned.

Our community of women-owned businesses each has their own unique story and offerings. From handmade crafts to artisanal food and beverages, these women entrepreneurs have put their hearts and souls into their businesses, and their passion shines through in everything they do.

The Market is proud to continue uplifting its diverse community of women-owned businesses, which are made up of long-time locals, multi-generational immigrant families, and young aspiring entrepreneurs, among many others.

More than 250 successful women-owned businesses both under 2 years and those well-established operate within the Market family. So the next time you find yourself wandering through Pike Place Market, take a moment to appreciate the incredible contributions of the female business owners who have made this Market what it is today. 

Find a full list of women-owned and operated businesses to support at Pike Place Market below.

Women-Owned Businesses

These Market businesses are either fully owned or 50% owned by women.

How we're celebrating!

Throughout the month of March, we’ll be highlighting our women-owned and operated Market businesses on our Instagram.