One of the things I had to try while in San Francisco was sourdough bread. I’m a huge fan of sourdough. It has a mildly sour taste because of the lactic acid produced by the lactic acid bacteria, lactobacillus.
My sister mentioned Boudin Bakery. It seemed to be the place to get sourdough bread, as well as their famous Clam Chowder. They have several locations throughout California. I went to their flagship location in Fisherman’s Wharf.
This location has a demonstration bakery, gourmet marketplace, museum, and restaurant.I headed upstairs to Bistro Boudin. Their full-service restaurant and bar. Located on the waterfront, it offers both indoor and outdoor seating.
I was seated right away at a small table towards the back. The menu looked good, but I was only here for one thing – the clam chowder. I ordered the freshly baked Boudin Sourdough Breadbowl filled with their traditional clam chowder. There is a petite version available as well.
I enjoyed a beer while waiting for the clam chowder. It arrived and it was a decent size. I may not be able to finish it, but I’ll try. It looked fantastic and the sourdough bowl was perfect for the hot creamy clam chowder. I broke off pieces of the sourdough bowl lid and dipped it in the chowder to soak it up. It was yummy and very filling.
I decided to check out the museum afterwards. It’s a small museum filled with facts, myths, and legends about Boudin Bakery and San Francisco.
I also went to the marketplace. It was bread heaven. The freshly baked sourdough is delivered directly to the store counter in baskets overhead. So cool. I was so tempted to bring everything back home.
Be sure to get your sourdough bread fix at Boudin Bakery. Good stuff.
160 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133