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White Center's New Doughnut Shop Will Also Host Pop-Up Dinners

Vendemmia head chef Erik Jackson bought doughnut shop Golden House Bakery and Deli and will add a pop-up component

Erik Jackson is departing Vendemmia to open Good Day Doughnuts in White Center.

The owners of White Center‘s neighborhood favorite doughnut shop Golden House Bakery and Deli (9823 15th Ave SW) have sold their establishment to Vendemmia head chef Erik Jackson. Jackson will depart the Madrona pasta restaurant at the end of June for his new project, which he’ll call Good Day Doughnuts. The new shop, which will serve doughnuts and host occasional pop-ups, should be ready by August.

Jackson plans to fry up classics like crullers and sourdough yeasted doughnuts, all of which will cost around $2. The shop, which can seat around 20 to 25 people, will also occasionally host the Rough Draft pop-ups Jackson has been running with Aaron Wilcenski (Burgundian) and Nick Jarvis (The Carlile Room). Those will likely take place on Thursdays and Fridays.

Jackson will be working with his wife, Alison Odowski, who will oversee the front of house. The couple’s short opening timeline owes to the easy turnaround of the space, which has been a doughnut shop for 20 years. A few coats of paint and new signage are all that’s needed.

There’s been an uptick in restaurant news out of White Center recently — perhaps as chefs, Jackson included, are in search of cheaper real estate than can be found in neighborhoods like Ballard and Capitol Hill. Recent openings include Lumber Yard Bar and Dottie’s Double Wide, with forthcoming spots the Unicorn and Anju Bar and Eatery.


2253 56th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 420-8943

Carlile Room

820 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 946-9720


1126 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 466-2533 Visit Website


1118 East Pike Street, , WA 98122 (206) 325-6492 Visit Website

Anju Bar and Eatery

9641 15th Avenue Southwest, , WA 98106 (206) 397-4669 Visit Website