In honor of Women’s History Month, a time dedicated to highlighting women’s contributions to society in the past and present, here are 11 women-owned businesses to support in Jersey City!
Busy Bee Organics
451 Palisade Ave
Busy Bee Organics offers tasty, healthy meals for delivery and is based in the Jersey City Heights. Michelle founded Busy Bee Organics as a way to provide healthy meals for people who lead busy lifestyles.
You can stop by Busy Bee Organics to pick up meals and snacks, from mac & cheese to their famous Buffins, or order a weekly set of meals.
160 Newark Ave
Jane DO offers 50-minute cross training workouts with an emphasis on building confidence through a healthy lifestyle. Former Radio City Rockettes Jacey Lambros and Danielle DeAngelo founded Jane DO in 2015 and have since expanded into multiple locations in the metropolitan area.
Jane DO offers 5 different types of classes and they also offer online classes through their app. Book your class online.
291 Central Ave
El Gordo is a Peruvian restaurant that likes to bring a homey, cozy atmosphere to your lunch and dinner plans. El Gordo in the Jersey City Heights is owned by Lizeth Morales, but the chain itself is a family-owned business that all started with her mother.
El Gordo is BYOB and they also offer delivery throughout Jersey City. Be sure to stop by for a taste of some classic Peruvian dishes topped with their amazing aji verde.
Hair Room JC
213 Montgomery St
The Hair Room is a vintage-inspired hair salon in Downtown Jersey City with a staff full of talented women. Owner Anatalie was inspired by her childhood, creating The Hair Room to reflect her experience watching her mom style hair in their home.
The Hair Room specializes in colors and also offers bridal hair + makeup services. You can book an appointment online.
203 Monticello Ave
Pholk Beauty offers natural, vegan skincare products made by women of color for women of color. When founder Niambi Cacchioli lived overseas, she would visit a local apothecary to gather ingredients for her skincare routine since several brands did not produce healthy, effective skincare products for women of color. This inspired her to not only create a skincare line, but also organize community workshops for women to connect with themselves and with others.
With all items created in their Pholk Beauty Lab in Jersey City, you can get your hands on incredible skin care necessities like their Honeysuckle Rose Face Mist and Superleaf Moringa Pore Teatox Mask. Browse their website for their products and upcoming events.
Doody Free Girl
189 Brunswick St
As a colon hydrotherapist, Jen of Doody Free Girl offers gravity-fed colonics and encourages the maintenance of a clean colon. Jen originally started her Doody Free Girl blog in 2012 and now has her office in the Brunswick Center.
Doody Free Girl offers cleanse packages based on what you find most suitable for your digestive needs. You can make an appointment for a gravity colonic online.
Beloved World Yoga
317 Central Ave
Previously Yoga in the Heights, Beloved World Yoga is a wellness center that offers holistic products/services and yoga classes with a welcoming community. Bridget Fujioka created Beloved World Yoga as a way of helping members of the community relive stress and focus on wellness.
Classes are offered daily for yogis of every level, and they also offer outdoor classes as Yoga in the Park over the warmer months. You can sign up online for the class of your choice.
339 Communipaw Ave
Enjoy tasty Caribbean food with a cute, welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff at Harry’s Daughter. Ria Ramkissoon opened Harry’s Daughter to share her passion for food with a connection to her childhood in Trinidad and Tobago, and the name itself actually comes from her father (she is Harry’s daughter!).
Harry’s Daughter serves brunch on weekends and dinner throughout the week. They also offer happy hour specials daily.
339 Grove St
Mint Market offers vintage and contemporary fashion with locations in Downtown Jersey City and Hoboken. Valerie Duardo opened Mint Market in Jersey City in 2015, a store that’s rooted in her passion for thrifting and vintage clothing along with her experience as a fashion stylist. Vintage stylist Danielle Mullins also helps run Mint Market and its stylist vintage options.
Shop through vintage goodies and newly released gems at one of the Mint Market locations or browse their website.
189 Brunswick St
Bring your kids for a fun, active afternoon at HudsonPLAY located within the Brunswick Center! Ilana wanted to bring HudsonPLAY to the Brunswick Center as a way to help the whole family – children would have fun with activities and games with other children, and parents can use that time to relax or make plans with friends + family.
HudsonPLAY offers aftercare for 2+ hours and day camps for children ages 4 to 12, and they’re also available for private events and field trips. Book some time for your family online.
Community Compost Co.
Community Compost Co collects compostable materials in the New York/New Jersey area to minimize the amount of food waste sent to landfills. Eileen Banyra founded Community Compost Co. in 2013 to service the Hudson Valley and Northern NJ, and later developed Hudson Soil Co. to sell the finished compost to gardeners and landscapers.
If you’re interested in learning more about composting through Community Compost Co, you can visit their website and sign up online. In Jersey City, they offer weekly and bi-weekly compost pickups for residents.
Treat yourself to some locally made self-care products! Baroness’s Apothecary is based in Jersey City and specializes in small batch magic bath and body products. Owner Jennifer used her passion for soap-making to create soy candles, bath bombs, and soaps.
All products are available through the Baroness’s Apothecary Etsy shop. You can also find Baroness’s Apothecary at local markets.
Jam Cakery is a Jersey City based caterer and baker that delivers tasty gluten-free desserts, full service catering. You can find their products in Lackawanna Coffee and VSPOT.