Hood Famous Bakeshop grew out of a Filipino pop-up dinner series--Food & Sh*t--which featured our founder, Chera Amlag’s unique desserts introducing Filipino flavors to familiar American classics.

The response was overwhelming as many shared the excitement of eating desserts they’ve never had before. When her ube (purple yam) cheesecake debuted in October 2013, the creamy purple cake quickly became the most demanded, most memorable, and most instagrammed item on the menu. The word had spread within and outside of our neighborhood, but when a friend asked for the purple cake at a pop-up dinner, coining it as “that ‘hood famous cheesecake,” our name was born. 

In November 2014, Hood Famous Bakeshop was launched with Ube Cheesecake as its flagship item and shortly after, Chera quit her well loved job as an educator to run the business full time. Our small bakeshop has since grown to wholesale to local grocery stores, restaurants and most recently our own production kitchen and sweets-to-go retail counter in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard. 



Ballard | Bakeshop

2325½ NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107
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Open Thursday-Sunday 11am-8pm
Closed Monday-Wednesday


Chinatown-International District | Cafe + Bar

501 S King St
Seattle, WA 98107
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