We are The Original San Francisco Sourdough™. Today, we still bake our sourdough fresh every day using the same mother dough cultivated from a gold miner’s sourdough starter. We have extended our love of San Francisco and our place in its culinary history to offer a full range of the dining options—from specialty breads and casual breakfast, lunch and dinner—to a full service dining experience at Fisherman’s Wharf.
We are San Francisco’s oldest continuously operating business. Much has changed since our boomtown beginnings, but one thing hasn’t: our commitment to honor and preserve the art and science of The Original San Francisco Sourdough™.
The Original San Francisco Sourdough™
In 1849, Isidore Boudin struck gold with four simple ingredients: flour, water, salt, and mother dough. See how San Francisco’s history is baked into every bite.
Home of our mother dough—flagship of our brand. This beautiful building is the place to see the bakers at work, dine with a view or in a casual cafe, and learn the full story of our famous sourdough bread and the city that made it possible.
Boudin honors its authentic history and all those individuals who continue to work hard to keep it alive and true to its traditions. We value the wonderful array of cultures and backgrounds of our team and we value their spirit and gumption.
We honor our brand and the history that it tells—while we look forward to the future and the new ways in which Boudin will touch the lives of generations to come.
Learn more about our people
Boudin has been shaped, formed and preserved for more than 166 years by a wonderfully diverse group of people who share common values: hard work, dedication to excellence, and pride in producing The Original San Francisco Sourdough™.