"Original San Francisco Sourdough French Bread"
Famous for its signature sourdough bread, this bakery was established in 1849 by Isidore Boudin, a baker from Burgundy, France. Boudin came from a long line of master bakers, and when he arrived in San Francisco at the start of the Gold Rush, he began his business using classic French techniques to make the traditional sourdough bread that became so popular with the miners at that time.
Apparently, the bakery uses the same yeast from the "original mother dough" that has been nurtured for over 150 years.
The original location of Boudin Bakery is at 10th/Geary Boulevard but there are over thirty branches located throughout California, including one at Fisherman's Wharf.
Included at the wharf location is a marketplace, museum, demonstration bakery, and bistro. The Bistro Boudin offers a variety of fish, seafood, chicken, pasta and pizza dishes as well as a good wine list. Despite its touristy location, the restaurant is worth visiting especially, the locals say, at festive occasions such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. The Bistro also has an Oyster Bar and Happy Hour every Friday from 4-6 p.m. Their clam chowder is supposed to be the tastiest in town.