SEATTLE — When Tiffany Silver and Greg Goudy first opened Jet City Beignet in West Seattle, they were a little worried.
"When we started, I was like, are people really going to want beignets?" Goudy asks. "Well, we found out really quickly that Seattle loves beignets, it's really cool."
Seattle loves beignets, and so does Tacoma, Everett, Issaquah, Bellevue, and pretty much every spot in Western Washington...and beyond. Jet City Beignet has become a delicious, Instagrammable, pastry sensation right in the middle of West Seattle.
Jet City Beignet was born from Tiffany and Greg's love of New Orleans - and, of course, their delectable pastries.
"We were like, let's do what Cafe Du Monde did, let's just do beignets and do them very well," Goudy says.
They perfected their beignet recipe over a few months before debuting it to their happy customers. Now, every weekend, people flock from around the Puget Sound to pick up beignets.
While Tiffany and Greg used to set up shop exclusively in West Seattle, they have taken Jet City Beignet on the road! Operating now as a pop-up vendor, you can find the couple slinging beignets at Metropolitan Markets around the greater Seattle area on Saturdays, and rotating breweries on Sundays. For details about location and time, see their calendar or their Instagram.
Due to their new schedule, they are no longer taking pre-orders, so beignets are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The same goes for their special sauces. Each week, Jet City Beignet rotates three sauces that compliment the beignets. Past sauces include lemon curd, cheese cake, strawberry and tiramisu!
So, if you're craving a taste of New Orleans, pick up a box from Jet City Beignet and let the good times roll.