The number of women-owned food businesses in Madison, WI is inspiring–and growing! Over the years of running a food tour company in Madison, we have had the pleasure of working with many amazing partner businesses. I am particularly proud of the women-owned businesses that we (a woman-owned business) support and who support us in return. We work with a number of them, and though this list is not comprehensive, it provides a selection of the diversity of offerings that you will find in our city and on our tours. If you haven’t already, I hope you check them and other local women-owned businesses out!
1. Batch Bakehouse – owners Susan Detering and Lauren Carter
1402 Williamson Street
Artisan bakery specializing in French pastries and breads. Known for baguettes, croissants and incredible cakes.
2. Monsoon Siam – owner Dutdao Wonglaka
2045 Atwood Ave.
Thai food specializing in a variety of regional Thai cuisine. Incredible pan-fried noodles, curry noodle soups and appetizers.
3. Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier – owner Gail Ambrosius
2083 Atwood Ave.
An Atwood neighborhood staple for over 10 years featuring award-winning dark chocolate truffles and bars.
4. Chocolaterian Cafe – owner Leanne Cordisco
2004 Atwood Ave and 6637 University Ave
Incredible pastries, chocolate confections, tarts and cookies. Plus wine, quiche and soup in an inviting cafe!
5. Square Wine – owner Andrea Hillsey
5 North Pinckney
Incredible selection of quality wines from small producers with an emphasis on small, family growers who make great wines that reflect a sense of place.
6. Table Wine – owner Molly Moran
2045 Atwood Ave. No. 111
Providing a curated selection of wine, beer, and spirits for everyday occasions.
7. Lao Laan Xang – Williamson – owners Bounyang and Christine Inthachith
1146 Williamson St
Favorite Madison spot for Lao and Thai fare. Known for their incredible squash curry and mango sticky rice, spring rolls and an intimate dining room.
8. Madison Chocolate Company – owner Megan Hile
729 Glenway St,
Serving decadent sweets, gluten free house bakery, delicious ice cream, caramels, chocolate truffles and more.
9. Potter’s Crackers – owner Nancy Potter
Organic artisan crackers found at retail locations around Wisconsin and the Farmers’ Market!
10. Ha Long Bay – owner Jean Tran
1353 Williamson Street
Very popular restaurant serving Vietnamese, Thai and Lao fare. Known for pho, pad Thai and coconut curries.
11. Nessalla Kombucha – owners Vanessa and Alla
Raw, craft-brewed kombucha using local ingredients and the finest tea.