I don’t know about you, but I happen to love carbs. And, bread is one of my most favorite carbs. But, it has to be good bread. Yes, I suffer through regular sandwich bread from the grocery store when I have to, but nothing compares to fresh bread from the bakery. So, when I was in San Francisco, I knew that I had to eat as much sourdough bread that I could get my hands on. And, what better place to do that than Boudin Bakery at Fisherman’s Wharf?
Now, the husband is of a different sort. His favorite kind of bread is the stuff packed in pastic lining the grocery shelves, so he was none too excited to go to this historic land of fresh bread with me. But, I convinced him that it was something that I simply could not miss while in San Francisco, and yes it had to be the one in the most touristy, crowded area of the city! I wanted to see the flagship, dammit!
So, off we went, to pay way too much for parking (FYI, the bakery doesn’t validate - you have to eat in the resturant if you want validation), and fight the crowds, in order to taste this delicious bread.
And, let me tell you - I converted my husband that day.
We wanted to go simple, but to order two different things. We decided to get the clam chowder in a bread bowl (an absolute necessity) and a sourdough pizza (not a necessity, but still very delicious).
Here are the pictures:
And a close up of the star:
The bread was devine. Chewy, crusty, and sour. It made the perfect home for the soup, which was creamy, but not too rich. It also was great as pizza crust - the outside got crispy, but the inside stayed soft, and it wasn’t greasy, which I prefer. Now that I know about Boudin, I may have to visit the OC bakery in Costa Mesa.
This simple meal is one that can satisty. We felt it was our best meal in San Francisco, and that’s saying quite a lot. Definitely keep this bakery on your must-do list.
Boudin Bakery is located at the Fisherman’s Wharf at 160 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 91143
Phone: (415) 928-1849