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.

The Mother Dough

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.

Mix, Shape, Score and Bake

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.

Bread Types

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.

Sourdough Round

The classic Fisherman’s Wharf-style San Francisco sourdough, with a dark golden, crunchy crust and a soft, chewy interior.

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Pull-apart Turkey

Each sourdough turkey pulls apart into 20 dinner rolls and one 0.5 bread bowl. Available in November.

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Sourdough Baguette

Our sourdough baguette is easily distinguished from the French baguette by the bubbles and crunch on the surface of the golden crust. .5 lb.

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Sourdough Long

Slightly crustier than the round loaf, but softer than the baguette, the sourdough long is our most popular bread. 1 lb.

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Mining Camp Bread

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.

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Dusted Sourdough Wheat

We added wheat flour to our original San Francisco sourdough, creating a slightly heartier version of our local favorite. 1.5 lb. Available only at our flagship Fisherman's Wharf location.

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Walnut Bread

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.

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Sun-dried Tomato Bread

A delicious rustic loaf studded with tart sun-dried tomatoes. Available seasonally, please check with your local Boudin Bakery.

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Ciabatta

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.

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Pain Au Levain

A traditional rustic hearth bread with a crunchy crust and a soft, airy interior. 1 lb. Available only at our flagship Fisherman's Wharf location.

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Asiago

This “florette” shaped loaf breaks into rolls and incorporates the zesty flavor of grated Asiago cheese. 1 lb.

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Olive Bread

The addition of fresh Greek Kalamata olives makes this one of our most fragrant and flavorful breads. 1 lb. Available only at our flagship Fisherman’s Wharf location and Gift Catalog.

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Garlic Sesame

A fragrant, golden round loaf with garlic and herbs, topped with sesame seeds. 1 lb. Available only at our flagship Fisherman's Wharf location.

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Multigrain Baguette

A hearty two-pound loaf made with whole grains, wheat flour, topped with oats. 2 lb.

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Rustic Stuffing Bread

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.

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Garlic Volcano

Uniquely Boudin. Bursting with garlic and Asiago cheese, this sourdough loaf is the most robustly flavored of all our breads. 1 lb. Available only at our flagship Fisherman’s Wharf location and Gift Catalog.

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Panettone

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.

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Challah

Challah, with its iconic braided design, is traditionally eaten on Sabbath and Jewish holidays and makes great French Toast and sandwiches. Available only at our flagship Fisherman's Wharf location and Gift Catalog.

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Chocolate Raisin Bread

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.

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Irish Soda Bread

Traditional dense loaf flecked with raisins, perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration or morning brunch. Available March and April.

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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.

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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