August 12, 2010

San Francisco Free Fun - Boudin Bakery at the Wharf

A crunchy crab!
San Francisco can be expensive to live in and to visit. However if you look around there are lots of opportunity to find fun things to do at little or no cost any day of the week.

Sourdough Animals you can eat!

A name synonymous with San Francisco is Boudin's Bakery.  Never heard of them? Have you heard of sourdough bread?  They basically invented it!  Yep, in 1849!

Wild yeasts in the San Francisco air had imparted a unique tang to their traditional French bread, giving rise to “San Francisco sourdough French bread.” Today, the Boudin family's initial recipe lives on in the hands and hearts of our expert bakers, with a portion of the original mother dough still starting each and every sourdough loaf we make.

And the cool thing is that besides their stores and cafes, they have a large main restaurant on Jefferson Street that includes a shop and bakery where you can watch them in action!  They are walking distance from the Argonaut Hotel

It is fun to see and the bakers put on a good show.  During Golden Week, we took our visiting Japanese friends to Fisherman's Wharf and this was one of their favorite photo moments.

Fun and free! Their baker has a mike so you can learn too.
This is free to watch and you can wander around but if it is foggy and cold, like it is so often, you might be tempted to buy their famous clam chowder in a bread bowl.

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