Discover the vibrant world of women-owned businesses in Lake Charles, from charming bakeries to bustling food trucks. Below, meet the heart and soul behind each establishment, where their dedication to craft and community shines through in every bite.


The Bekery - Owner, Rebekah Hoffpauir 

Rebekah Hoffpauir's love for baking started at a young age and has now blossomed into The Bekery, a Parisian-inspired pastry shop in Lake Charles. Since opening in 2016, The Bekery has become a regional favorite, known for its delicious treats and bright ambiance. Rebekah's dedication to quality and authenticity is what makes The Bekery one-of-a-kind. 


Nina P's Cafe - Owners, Paulina Evans Siebarth and Fallon Witherwax 

Nina P's Cafe is a family-owned Cajun restaurant in Lake Charles, run by the dynamic mother-daughter duo of Paulina Evans Siebarth and Fallon Witherwax. Paulina, known affectionately as Nina P, brings a lifetime of experience in the restaurant industry, while Fallon manages the day-to-day operations, ensuring that Nina P's continues to thrive as a beloved community spot. 


Las Victorias #1 - Owner, Rocio Medina 

Las Victorias Taqueria is a Mexican family-owned restaurant that has become a staple in Lake Charles. Rocio Medina and her family's journey from Mexico to Louisiana is a testament to hard work and dedication. Las Victorias is known for its authentic Mexican cuisine and warm hospitality that will make you want to come back for more!


Buffi's Peaux Boys - Owner, Paige Vidrine 

Buffi's Peaux Boys is a cozy restaurant in Lake Charles owned by Paige Vidrine. Known for its creative menu and inviting atmosphere, Buffi's is a must-stop when strolling around Downtown Lake Charles. Paige's passion for food and hospitality shines through in every dish. Be sure to snap a photo with the Still I Rise mural, by artist Jeremy Price, painted on the outside of the building!


Tia Juanita's Fish Camp - Owner, Susan Lalonde 

Tia Juanita's Fish Camp is a seafood restaurant in Downtown Lake Charles owned by Susan Lalonde. Her Mexican-Cajun fusion seafood dishes and Sunday Jazz Brunch have made Tia Juanita's a beloved part of the Lake Charles dining scene. 


Lulu's Specialty Cones & More - Owner, Ashley Frantz 

Lulu's Specialty Cones & More is a charming snow cone shop in Lake Charles owned by Ashley Frantz. Known for its creative flavors and friendly faces, Lulu's is a favorite among sweets lovers of all ages. You'll often find Ashley and her daughter Lulu uplifting and supporting other locally-owned and women-owned businesses in Lake Charles on their social media pages. Ashley's passion for creating delicious and unique snow cone creations and snacks shines through in every bite, making Lulu's a must-visit destination for anyone with a sweet tooth. 


Steamboat Bill's - Owner, Kathi Vidrine 

Steamboat Bill's, owned by Kathi Vidrine, is a beloved Cajun restaurant with two locations in Lake Charles, Louisiana. With it's delicious Cajun cuisine and proximity to I-10, Steamboat Bill's is a must-visit destination for anyone craving authentic Louisiana flavors. From fresh seafood to traditional Cajun classics, Steamboat Bill's offers a taste of Louisiana that keeps customers coming back for more. 


Hi-Licious Street Kitchen - Owner, Hailift Li  

Hi-Licious Street Kitchen is a food truck in Lake Charles owned by Hailift Li. Known for its flavorful Asian-inspired dishes and friendly service, Hi-Licious is a popular choice for lunch or dinner on the go. Haili's passion for cooking and sharing her culture through food is evident in every dish she serves, making Hi-Licious a beloved part of the SWLA food scene. Follow her Facebook page to stay updated on her food truck's location. 


Crepe Escape - Owner, Amanda Abbasi 

Owned by Amanda Abbasi, Crepe Escape is a new, charming creperie in Lake Charles known for its delicious sweet and savory crepes, boba, and bubble waffles. Amanda's passion for creating unique and flavorful dishes has brought a new eatery experience to the Lake Area. Plus, they are open late so you can get your late-night cravings fix!


Cypi's Cake Box - Owner, Cypi Edwards Atwell 

Indulge in the sweet creations of Cypi Edwards Atwell at Cypi's Cake Box, a delightful bakery in Lake Charles. With a passion for baking that spans generations, Cypi brings a unique flair to her cakes and treats. From elegant wedding cakes to King Cakes, each creation is a work of art that reflects Cypi's dedication to her craft. 


Bayou Boards by Gabrielle, LLC - Owner, Gabrielle Wainwright

Bayou Boards by Gabrielle brings the art of charcuterie to Southwest Louisiana, creating customized and personalized boards that are both delicious and visually stunning. Owner Gabrielle Wainwright's passion for creating memorable culinary experiences shines through in every board, whether it's for a casual gathering or a special celebration.