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Boudin Bakery

Bakery company

Travel Tips

Try the clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. 1

Watch the bakers at work and visit the small museum upstairs. 2

Perfect for a chilly day by the water. 3

Try the classic sourdough bread for an authentic taste of San Francisco. 4

Watch the bread loaves on the conveyor belt and try the clam chowder. 5

Best enjoyed on the patio for views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. 6

Try the soup in a bread bowl and visit the small museum upstairs. 7

Watch the bakers at work through the large window, a quick but fascinating activity for kids. 8

Expect a wait, but it's worth it for the chowder. 9



  • πŸ“œ Founded: Established in 1849 by Isidore Boudin.
  • πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Origins: Isidore Boudin was from a family of master bakers in Burgundy, France.
  • ⛏️ Gold Rush: Combined French baking techniques with sourdough used by miners.
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ Ownership: Bought by Steven Giraudo in 1941, later reacquired by his grandson Daniel in 2002.
  • πŸ›οΈ Oldest Business: Recognized as the oldest continually operating business in San Francisco.



  • πŸ“ Main Bakery: Located in the Richmond District, San Francisco.
  • 🎣 Fisherman's Wharf: Popular tourist location near San Francisco Bay.
  • 🎒 Disney: Hosts 'The Bakery Tour' at Disney California Adventure Park.
  • πŸ›« SFO: Available at San Francisco International Airport, near Gate A2.
  • 🏬 CafΓ©s: 30 other cafΓ© locations throughout California.



  • πŸ₯ͺ Sandwiches: Variety of savory sandwiches.
  • πŸ₯— Salads: Fresh and seasonal salads.
  • πŸ• Sourdough Pizza: Unique sourdough-based pizzas.
  • 🍰 Desserts: Sweet treats available.
  • 🌞 Seasonal: Special summer menu items.



  • 🍽️ Bread Focus: Catering services featuring their signature sourdough bread.
  • πŸ₯ͺ Assortments: Sandwich assortments available.
  • 🍲 Soups: Tomato soup in a bread bowl.
  • πŸ₯— Salads: Asian chicken salad and other options.
  • 🍰 Desserts: Variety of desserts for catering.


Online Store

  • πŸ›’ Bread: Sourdough bread available for delivery.
  • 🎁 Gifts: Various gift items including San Francisco canvas totes.
  • 🍯 Specialty Items: Bruschetta, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Honey Goat Cheese.
  • πŸ“¦ Delivery: Products delivered right to your door.
  • πŸ–₯️ Shop Online: Easy online ordering through their website.


Visitor Experience

  • πŸ‘€ Tours: 'The Bakery Tour' at Disney California Adventure Park.
  • 🍞 Demonstrations: Shows how sourdough bread is produced.
  • πŸ•°οΈ Hours: Open daily from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm at SFO location.
  • πŸ“ Fisherman's Wharf: Popular tourist destination with a flagship bakery.
  • 🍽️ CafΓ©: Enjoy fresh baked goods and meals at their cafΓ© locations.


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