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Who We Are

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™.

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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.

Boudin's Flagship location at Fisherman's Wharf
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Boudin at the Wharf

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.

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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.

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Papa Steve

Discover the legacy of the visionary Master Baker behind our bakery’s international acclaim and continued longevity. His inspiring journey and passion for baking has shaped our brand to who we are today.

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Start a Career with Boudin

Join our family and become part of the rich history of Boudin. We believe that when you bake—and break—bread together good things happen.

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Boudin Loyalty Rewards

Calling all sourdough lovers! Join the program that rewards you deliciously. Earn reward points and free Boudin sourdough.

Excludes Bistro Boudin, Catering, and Gift Catalog.

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