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The Resy Guide to Philadelphia’s Women-Owned Restaurants


Women do so much of the essential work in restaurants. And yet women struggle for recognition and visibility in so many parts of the hospitality industry. That’s not entirely the case in Philadelphia, though, where you’ll find women running the kitchen or the dining-room floor of many of the city’s best restaurants. That includes both those with a long track record — Vedge wouldn’t be Vedge without Kate Jacoby — and recent, lauded arrivals like Thanh Nguyen of Gabriella’s Vietnam.

We’re celebrating the restaurants, and the women behind them, who shape the vibrant dining scene in the city, and around the country. These women know how to hustle and are changing the future of hospitality, one dish at a time.


Bloomsday Cafe
Kelsey Bush

Bridget Foy’s
Bridget Foy

Cicala at the Divine Lorraine
Angela Ranalli-Cicala

Cry Baby Pasta
Bridget Foy

Emmy Squared Queen Village
Emily Hyland

Justine MacNeil

Friday Saturday Sunday
Sashia Liriano (Read our profile)

Gabriella’s Vietnam
Thanh Nguyen

The Good King Tavern
Chloe Grigri

Ground Provisions
Kate Jacoby

High Street
Ellen Yin

Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon

Little Nonna’s
Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran

Monster Vegan
Lauren Margaretta

P.S. & Co.
Andrea Kyan

Queen & Rook
Jeannie Wong

Rex at the Royal
Jill Weber

River Twice
Amanda Rucker

Maggie Wasserman

Sor Ynéz
Jill Weber

South Restaurant
N’Gina Guyton

Nathalie Richan

Spice Finch
Jennifer Carroll

Kate Jacoby