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.
Our secret is in our mother dough—a magical combination formed by local varieties of wild yeast and lactobacillus—plus a few other helpful microbes—to create a natural source of fermentation that allows Boudin sourdough to rise without using commercial yeast. The key ingredient in our sourdough since 1849, she thrives only in the fog-cooled climate of San Francisco. Our mother dough imparts the famous Boudin flavor and texture unlike any other bread in the world.
We bake a slice of history into every loaf of our sourdough, using a portion of the original mother dough we’ve nurtured for over 166 years to start each and every batch. It takes up to 72 hours to make our handcrafted loaves from scratch to finish.
In 1849, Boudin became known for baking the best loaf of bread in the City. Today, in addition to our world-famous sourdough, we offer a variety of specialty, sculpted critters, and hearth breads. From everyday meals to special occasions, we’ve got something you will enjoy.
The classic Fisherman’s Wharf-style San Francisco sourdough, with a dark golden, crunchy crust and a soft, chewy interior.
Our sourdough baguette is easily distinguished from the French baguette by the bubbles and crunch on the surface of the golden crust. .5 lb.
Each sourdough turkey pulls apart into 20 dinner rolls and one 0.5 bread bowl. Available in November.
Baked in a cast iron oven, this rustic loaf with its delicious tangy flavor, and rich, dark-bake crust, reaches back to Boudin's Gold Rush Heritage. 2 lb. Available only at our flagship Fisherman's Wharf location and Gift Catalog.
Made with freshly-chopped walnuts, this loaf has a dense, hearty interior and a robust flavor. 1 lb. Available only at our flagship Fisherman's Wharf location and Gift Catalog.
This "slipper bread" has a soft, porous texture ideal for dipping in olive oil. 1 lb. Available only at our flagship Fisherman's Wharf location.
This “florette” shaped loaf breaks into rolls and incorporates the zesty flavor of grated Asiago cheese. 1 lb.
A fragrant, golden round loaf with garlic and herbs, topped with sesame seeds. 1 lb. Available only at our flagship Fisherman's Wharf location.
A hearty two-pound loaf made with whole grains, wheat flour, topped with oats. 2 lb.
To celebrate the season, we’ve created the perfect loaf of bread flavored with parsley, sage, roasted celery, onion, garlic, and sweet cranberries. 2 lb. Available October and November.
A light, airy Italian bread studded with candied fruits and raisins. This loaf is popular during the holidays. 1 lb. Available only at our flagship Fisherman's Wharf location and Gift Catalog.
Sweet raisins and rich chocolate chips in a petite loaf of tangy sourdough. .75 lb. Available only at our flagship Fisherman’s Wharf location and Gift Catalog.
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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