In honor of Women’s History Month, we at IHeartGR wanted to take this as an opportunity to highlight some of the fantastic Women-Owned businesses in Grand Rapids! We could not believe the amount of small local businesses in the city that are women-owned and we are so proud to call Grand Rapids home, which is why we love helping people find their dream home in this dreamy city! It was close to impossible, but we narrowed the list down to 20 businesses, but there are far more than 20 scattered throughout the city and surrounding communities!
We are sure that you will quickly add these businesses to your list of favorites after visiting, we love them and so will you.
Before we get to the list of these amazing businesses, we did not want to neglect telling you about the Rad Women A-Z Walking Tour Downtown Grand Rapids. This tour can be found on the GR Walks app and would be a wonderful way to celebrate Womens History Month!
We love a black-owned, women-owned business, which is exactly what Rising Grinds is!! Rising Grinds Cafe is a stunning space full of sunlight peeking through the windows and a community feel with a mission to bring people together over good coffee and food. They have a lengthy drink menu along with both a breakfast and lunch menu!
Address: 1167 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Stoffer Home is a Wealthy St woman-owned business owned by Jean Stoffer. They recently joined the Magnolia Network and Jean Stoffer’s show, “The Established Home”, features the projects she’s been working on around West Michigan and she shares the inspiration behind the designs. Stoffer Home is such a fun place to find home decor and kitchen accessories.
Address: 714 Wealthy Street SE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Art of the Table
Art of the Table is owned by Amy Ruis and is a gourmet grocery store on Wealthy St. Amy and her team have a commitment to sustainable, local work and they follow through with that commitment well! And how cool is it that this is the second store to ever open on Wealthy St!
We also want to make a special shout out to Aperitivo in the Downtown Market, which is another fabulous business owned by Amy Ruis and her team!
Address: 606 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Marge's Donut Den
Marge’s Donut Den is definitely the face of donuts in Grand Rapids and has been a favorite in the community for years. Stop in for a donut that is sure to treat your sweet tooth and say hi to the owner Marge while you’re at it!
Address: 1751 28th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
Kaffeine is the perfect little cafe with sunlight flooding the space and a playlist of good tunes in the background! They have an unbeatable coffee and food menu and serve up traditional Korean dishes with a unique flare! Sun Lee and her team opened up this stunning cafe in 2020.
Address: 637 Michigan St NE Suite A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Pack Elephant is a beyond unique local women-owned business in Studio Park! Inside the boutique you will find a variety of ethically diverse artisans and makers and can curate just the right personalized, custom gift for any person in your life! It is owned and operated by Winsome Kirton who named Pack Elephant after an animal of high emotional intelligence that thrives within a social structure that is both matriarchal and community-oriented.
Address: 121 Ionia Ave SW #105, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Renee Austin Wedding
We present to you an absolutely DREAMY bridal shop located in Creston and owned by Maggie Feil! Renee Austin is a premiere bridal boutique featuring the latest bridal designs and provides the perfect welcoming atmosphere for brides looking to find the perfect dress!
Address: 1555 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
A Pleasant Dog
Looking for a local dog trainer in Grand Rapids? A Pleasant Dog offers gentle, modern dog training and their methods are scientifically proven to provide better, more reliable results without the use of force or violence. It is owned and founded by Jenn Gavin and located on Knapp Street!
Address: 1430 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Cafe De Miro
We are big fans of Cafe De Miro, a Kurdish-style Mediterranean restaurant and cafe! It is owned by husband and wife duo Apo Alagoz and Fatosh Alagoz and the interior is stunning with intricate tiled floor and wall decor that adds to the aesthetic!
Address: 1878 Breton Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Adored Boutique is located in the East Hills neighborhood on the ever famous Cherry St! It is owned by Emily Smith and the shop is so cute and has a great mission! They give 15% of their profits to organizations with touching missions, sell products from companies that empower and support survivors of human trafficking, and they aim to help women grow their ethical wardrobe!
Address: 968 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Sable Candle Co
Supporting local businesses and local makers is one of our favorite things, and this fab woman-owned candle shop will surely capture your interest! Sable Candle Co owned by Courtney Jones is an adorable candle shop in Eastown! They even have an open studio where you can make your own candle in the shop and they sell a wide variety of candles with all the scents you could imagine!
Address: 620 Wealthy St SE Ste A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Global Infusion is a Tea and Spice shop in East Hills. We are constantly blown away at all of the unique shops we get to live by and Global Infusion is definitely one of them! They sell thoughtfully curated products that are grown and crafted by companies grounded in social and environmental sustainability which will leave you feeling good about your purchase. You can also sit down in their cafe in store and enjoy a cup of tea! Owned by Joana Hively
Address: 143 Diamond Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Books and Mortar
Books and Mortar is arguably the most popular local book shop in Grand Rapids! It is owned by Jenny Kinne and they actually just opened up a new location on Cherry St across from their former location!
Address: 966 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
The Counting House
The Counting House adds so much flare to Wealthy St. Stop into the shop and prepare to be welcomed with the most aesthetic home decor and gift items! Owned by Megan Adams.
Address: 758 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Agate & Herb
We’ve got another fun woman-owned gift shop to share with you! Agate & Herb is a newer shop in Gaslight Village near Reeds Lake. It is owned by BreAnna Jauregui and she always makes sure to have fun and unique items in store for customers to enjoy browsing through!
Address: 2237 Wealthy St SE Suite 110, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Waffles, coffee, and culture, what more could you want! We’ve been obsessed with Shift Coffee ever since they opened and this black-owned, women-owned cafe is seriously amazing! The interior is so cute and the coffee and waffle creations are exceptional!
Address: 616 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
This hidden gem of a coffee shop is definitely an IHeartGR favorite! Morning Ritual is on the West Side and is such a great place to stop for a creative menu of coffee creations and more! The owners Katie and Alyx will meet you in the shop with a smile and you can be sure that your latte will be made with love!
Address: 637 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Who doesn’t love a local flower shop? Posh Petals is a cute local florist on Bridge St owned by Elyse Riemersma. They would love to make your next celebration extra special, whether it’s a wedding, an anniversary, a new job, or just a mid-week pick me up!
Address:806 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
This is the newest boutique to Downtown GR and we are super excited about it! They sell everything from children’s toys, books, home décor, jewelry, pottery and other artwork that is “globally inspired and locally discovered.” Owned by Susan Coombes and Lisa Radeck
Address: 125 Ottawa Ave NW #160, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
And last but certainly not least!
Our very own IHeartGR Real Estate!
Yup, you heard that right! Our very own IHeartGR Real Estate is a woman-owned business owned by the one and only Tiffany Szakal! If you are looking to buy or sell a home, we are here to help you find your dream home and get plugged into your community!
Check out the map of the woman-owned businesses listed above along with more of the women-owned local businesses we love!
IHeartGR is a real estate firm with the mission of connecting you to the best of the area. If you’re looking for more to explore in the Greater Grand Rapids region, check out iheartgr.org to get started.