Women’s history month - the month of March- is a time to commemorate and celebrate all of the wonderful accomplishments of women. Hopefully, you all have spent the month reflecting on the contributions of women. End off the month by getting your grub on at these women-owned restaurants in Athens, Georgia

Mama’s Boy

If there’s one thing about Athens’ college students, it’s that they love a good breakfast and brunch spot. For 16 years, owners Alicia Segars and Cooper Hudson have been serving the community. Not only is the food good, but the southern hospitality is unmatchable. With both vegan and vegetarian options, there is no excuse not to take a trip to one of the “South’s Best Biscuit Joints” as named by Southern Living.

4.5/5 stars on yelp

‎Price range: $11-30 (according to Yelp)

Slutty Vegan

Over the past few years, Slutty Vegan owner Pinky Cole has made quite the name for herself. This is, no mistake, because of her genius vegan burger combinations. With 9 locations, this establishment is good for both vegans and non-vegans alike. This is evident by the popularity this chain has gained. What I personally love about this restaurant is that it gives those with sea-food allergies, like myself, a chance to try new fishy foods without needing an Epi-pen on standby.

⅘ stars on yelp

Price range: $11-30 (according to Yelp)

Rashe’s Cuisine

Jamaican chef Rashe Malcolm blends techniques from Jamaican and African-American culture in order to get the best flavor in all of her food. Malcolm spreads the gift of her food to as many people as possible through her food truck and catering services. Rashe’s cuisine is also a family business. Nourish your body and soul by visiting Rashe’s Cuisine today!

4.5/5 stars on yelp

 ‎Price range: Under $10 (according to Yelp)

Kelly's Authentic Jamaican Food

This next chef, Kelly, is no stranger to the business world. Kelly’s has been homed in Athens for over twenty years and is beloved for two reasons: Jamaica-born Chef Kelly and the food. Add some necessary spice and flavor in your life by visiting one of this food veteran’s locations. Kelly’s also plays a big part in the Athens community by giving out some food at a ton of UGA events.

4.5/5 stars on yelp

Price range: $11-30 (according to Yelp)


Mannaweenta is no stranger to Spoon University, as they were also featured in "Black Owned Restaurants in Athens". Haregu Bahtu, created this Ethiopian restaurant in 2015 when she came to the Athens area. Mannaweenta gives Ethiopians/Eritreans a taste of home and makes food filled with a mother’s love. Whether folks want to try something new or have an already established love of Ethiopian cuisine, they’re sure to love Mannaweenta.

4.5/5 stars on yelp

‎Price range: Under $10 (according to Yelp) 

These women-owned restaurants have been feeding the city of Athens, Georgia for years and give our taste buds the love they need. Without them the Athens’ food scene would be incomplete. Not to mention a little bit of our joy would be gone. Show your appreciation by going out and visiting these restaurants and giving them a little love.