Another doughnut venture is coming to Hampden, led by Dooby’s owner Phil Han and former B. Doughnut pastry chef Courtney Fix.
Dooby’s management announced the planned opening of the new doughnut venture called Sunday’s Bakehouse on Saturday via Instagram. The shop will open next month. Fix will will be the “pastry mastermind,” according to the post.
Fix previously worked for B. Doughnut, the shop that operated on Chestnut Avenue for about a year before it moved from Hampden for a space in Leesburg, Va., in December. Josh Kowitz, who previously ran his own pop-up around the city, opened up a permanent outpost for Center Cut Doughnuts in their old space in January.
Fix was a member of one of the last teams at B. Doughnut in Hampden, Han said. Since the shop left, she’s been selling her own decadent creations regularly at Han’s Korean-inspired eatery in Mount Vernon, as well as pop-ups at Sugarvale (also owned by Han), Brd in Remington’s R. House and 8Ball Meatball in Fells Point.
Han said they decided to team up after the second of their two-day cocktail and doughnut pairing events at Sugarvale.
“Doughnuts really become a medium to kind of just explore and have fun,” he said.
Asked about their focus for the new shop, Han said they’ve crafted a different type of recipe than that used by B. Doughnut that relies more upon yeast to make the pastries more “light and fluffy,” he said. Examples of their creations include Berger cookie, milk and cereal french toast and Dooby’s mocha flavors. They’ve also made special flavors for pop-ups with other restaurants, such as an everything bagel with “crazy feta” flavor for Cava Mezze in Harbor East and a pork roll doughnut playing off the pastries sold at Dooby’s.
Sundays Bakehouse will sell donuts from Wednesday through Sunday at Dooby’s until the shop opens. The bakery will also be at Diamondback Brewery in McHenry Row on Saturday, April 1 and Cava Mezze in Harbor East on Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2.
Han said he couldn’t share the exact address for the planned shop in Hampden, but noted they’ll be open from Wednesday through Sunday. More information will be available about a week prior to opening, he said.
A quick look at Fix’s and the bakery’s Instagram accounts gives doughnut lovers plenty to drool over. Some will spot the everything bagel donut, familiar to those who visited B. Doughnut, along with blueberry jelly, blood orange mimosa and browned butter glaze flavors.
The BBJ’s Joshua Gordon first reported the news about Sundays Bakehouse.