name your city

We are so happy to have some great community members spread all across the country and even the world! Nothing would make us happier than hearing about you grabbing a quick cup of coffee with another One Woman Shop or planning a meetup for your area. We wanted to get the ball rolling by inviting you to share a little about the city that you live in- if you see someone else from your area, don't hesitate to reach out to them! Having an online community is amazing, but nothing beats meeting face-to-face.

So, share with us your city and, in case anyone is traveling there any time soon, we want to know: your favorite restaurant, your favorite coffee shop, your favorite night time activity, your favorite neighborhood to hang out in, and your favorite off-the-beaten path hangout.

The one rule: if you get together with another One Woman Shop, you have to send us a photo πŸ™‚

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32 Comments on Name Your City

  1. JLLopez1006
    October 8, 2013 at 9:43 am (6 years ago)

    Hello, all!

    We moved to New Mexico in 04/2012 and then from a smaller town to a big city Albuquerque in 07/2013. Still adjusting to city life and would love to get in touch with some other One Woman Shops in ABQ and beyond!

    In the city, one of my favorite restaurants is El Bruno’s. I like to hang out in Old Town, Nob Hill, El Griegos, and Los Ranchos. I like to go back to my roots by eating at Pete’s Cafe in Belen.


    Enjoy your day!

  2. Becca Ribbing
    October 8, 2013 at 11:29 am (6 years ago)

    I’m in the DC area and I would love to connect!

    • Cristina Roman
      October 9, 2013 at 9:40 am (6 years ago)

      Awesome, where in DC? I went to GW and miss the city!

  3. Cristina Roman
    October 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m in Raleigh, North Carolina! My favorite restaurant is David’s Dumplings or a hole-in-the-wall restaurant like Seoul Garden. I am ashamed to say that my favorite local coffee shop is…Starbucks (but they do know me!). One of my favorite nighttime activities is going to an improv comedy show at ComedyWorx and I really enjoy hanging out downtown or in Cameron Village πŸ™‚

  4. Allie
    October 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm (6 years ago)

    Shout out for the Bay Area!!! Too many places to mention. But Starbucks would be a great start to meeting someone!


  5. Emmie
    October 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m in Lexington, KY and would love to connect if anyone is around here. For local food, I love Nick Ryan’s, and if you want down home cooking, Ramsey’s. Also love the Morris Book Shop and anywhere in the Chevy Chase or Jefferson Street areas.

  6. Kendall Lynnette
    October 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi there from Durham, North Carolina!

    My favorite restaurant is Tokyo Express, a small take-out Japanese place located in Morrisville, NC. It’s so delicious!

    My favorite coffee shop is definitely Sola Coffee in Raleigh, NC. I don’t actually drink coffee, but I just love their atmosphere and yummy hot chocolate.

    My favorite night time activity is watching The Big Bang Theory in my Darth Vader fleece pants. And when I’m not doing that, my favorite hangout is Centro in Downtown Raleigh.

    Hope to meet up with some other One Woman Shops soon!

    • Cristina Roman
      October 9, 2013 at 9:41 am (6 years ago)

      Yayyy North Carolina! We HAVE to meet up soon πŸ™‚

    • Laura
      October 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm (6 years ago)

      I’m in Raleigh! Kendall – I don’t like coffee either and choose hot chocolate when grabbing “coffee” with friends too! πŸ˜€

  7. Rachel
    October 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm (6 years ago)

    I am from the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area and would love to connect!!! Email me at [email protected]!!

  8. Rachel
    October 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm (6 years ago)

    Northern New Jersey!

    • Laura Yamin
      October 10, 2013 at 9:54 am (6 years ago)

      Rachel! We should setup a meetup in Hoboken for fellow One Women Shops :).

  9. Jessika
    October 8, 2013 at 3:22 pm (6 years ago)


    My name is Jessika and I’m from Honolulu, Hawaii! Please let me know if you’re coming for a vacation soon! I would love to meet up with you!

  10. Ashley Brooks
    October 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m in the Twin Cities as well! (Rachel, I’ll email you later this week about connecting sometime!). I don’t really have a favorite restaurant, but in true Minnesota fashion, my favorite coffee shops are Caribou, Dunn Bros, and The Coffee Shop in NE Minneapolis.

  11. Bethany
    October 8, 2013 at 7:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello! I’m in Salt Lake City, UT and I’d love to connect with other creative entrepreneurs! And I also make a great food tour guide if you ever have the chance to come visit (Alt Summit anyone?).

    I highly recommend Red Iguana for some delicious mexican food, Gourmandise for yummy treats and cafe food, and my favorite Ruby Snap cookies- I love it so much I got a job there! I think Sugarhouse is a lovely part of town (2100 S. 1100 E. area) with lots in walking distance, yummy food, and great people. And you can’t beat Temple Square downtown- so beautiful! And if you’re around during the summer, the farmers market on Saturday mornings is my absolute favorite! Come visit!

  12. Diana
    October 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm (6 years ago)

    Im in levittown, PA; just outside of Philadelphia. Im also about 10 min from Trenton NJ. Originally from brooklyn NY. So I network with people from NY, NJ, PA.

    • Melissa
      October 9, 2013 at 2:49 am (6 years ago)

      Hey Diana! We should chat. πŸ™‚

      • Jessica Lawlor
        October 11, 2013 at 7:44 am (6 years ago)

        Chiming in here too! πŸ™‚ I’m from Philadelphia, as well and would love to get together with other one woman shops!

  13. Alison Monday
    October 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello from Madison, Wisconsin!

    There are too many great restaurants for me to pick just one. My current faves are DLUX, Paul’s Pelmini + Sushi Muramoto.

    I don’t do coffee, but Oasis Cafe in Fitchburg has great service + tasty iced teas.

    My favorite evening activity is playing Cards Against Humanity with friends {not location specific}. If I’m not doing that, I’m probably bar hopping with my CrossFit friends at Argus, Blue Velvet or The Great Dane.

    • Cristina Roman
      October 9, 2013 at 9:42 am (6 years ago)

      Ahh, love that you said Cards Against Humanity. My friends and I just discovered it recently and we’re obsessed. Still forever a Taboo fan though!

  14. Amie
    October 9, 2013 at 12:44 am (6 years ago)

    Long Island, NY!

  15. Melissa
    October 9, 2013 at 2:48 am (6 years ago)

    Hey everyone! My name is Melissa and I’m from the Philadelphia area. πŸ™‚

  16. Chelsea
    October 9, 2013 at 7:53 am (6 years ago)

    Hello from Orlando! Would love to meet some of you ladies!

  17. Laura Yamin
    October 10, 2013 at 10:36 am (6 years ago)

    I am based in Jersey City, NJ so my network tends to be in NYC. I am looking to connect with other fellow One Woman Shop in my side of the river.

    • Ijeoma
      October 12, 2013 at 8:27 pm (6 years ago)

      I’m in NYC now! I work in lower Manhattan.

  18. Jennifer
    October 13, 2013 at 11:22 am (6 years ago)

    Hi ladies! I’m from Chicago, IL and would love to connect with others πŸ™‚

    • Deanna
      October 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm (6 years ago)

      I am also from Chicago! I’m on the north side! Following you! πŸ™‚

      • Jennifer
        October 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm (6 years ago)

        How do you follow or connect? I’m from the north side too! Where is metropolis coffee company located?

  19. Deanna
    October 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi! I’m from Chicago as well! I live on the northside and you must stop by Metropolis Coffee Company for some great coffee! Would love to connect with others too. Great site!

  20. Katie
    October 16, 2013 at 4:13 pm (6 years ago)

    Indianapolis! Whoa, too many favorites to name a single restaurant: Recess, Black market, Napolese, Petite Chou, the Local, Libertine, Bakersfield, Oakley’s Bistro πŸ™‚

    Coffee would be starbucks πŸ™‚

    I love this town, born, raised, will be here for the long haul! Would love to meet you! Come say hi via twitter @klynnelliott Instagram klelliott or my blog!

  21. Gina Kashuk
    October 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello everyone – I am located in Jerusalem, Israel. Would love to meet up on skype/facebook to share ideas and even to have coffee… internet style πŸ™‚

  22. Kim Russell
    April 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm (5 years ago)

    Hello, I live in Monmouth, Oregon. A lovely, friendly small town. I love Petals and Vines for a quick gift, or a floral arrangement. For some Delish, authentic MEXICAN be sure to stop at Koyote Tacos!

    Would love to hear from others in the area, or not in the area! πŸ™‚


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