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A Stellar Georgetown Ice Creamery Has Packed Its Scoops and Left Seattle

Farewell, Sweet Bumpas

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Some of Seattle’s finest ice cream is no longer, as Georgetown’s Sweet Bumpas has closed up shop.

The scoop shop was a permanent fixture on the city’s frozen dairy scene for about 18 months, with pastry chef-owner Matt Bumpas making his name with creative ice cream creations like cinnamon-basil, corn cookie, and black rice and ginger.

Bumpas did pop-ups and farmer’s market stalls in the years prior to finding a space in Equinox Studios in summer 2017, where he took over from popsicle-makers Six Strawberries. In recent months, Sweet Bumpas was joined in that S 5th Avenue space by much-loved pop-up Tamale Guy, who also tells Eater that he has left the space (but continues to sell tamales via his website).

A post on social media explains the shutter — after 18 years in Seattle, Bumpas decided to return home to the South. Specifically, he’s headed to Durham, North Carolina. He’s promising “to sweeten up the East Coast soon”, so he’ll presumably jump back into the cream-freezing business over there.

Sweet Bumpas

6564 5th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 Visit Website