Sourdough lovers rejoice! Boudin SF, the generous purveyor of "The Original San Francisco Sourdough Bread," will open its doors in Huntington Beach on Thursday, September 4, at 8 a.m. There will be people camped outside. There will be bread bowls. There will (hopefully not) be blood.
Born in 1849 during the California Gold Rush, Boudin Bakery began fresh-baking its tangy loaves using the "mother dough," or sourdough starter, and has been doing so ever since. Boudin SF stands as its casual-dining restaurant experience, and has since expanded from numerous locations in Northern California into Southern California, where our 5 Points Plaza spot will bring the total number of Orange County locations to five.
Boudin Bakery CEO Sharon Duvall says, "Boudin sourdough has become increasingly popular in Southern California," and only opening day will tell.
Here's why opening day is so highly anticipated: The first 100 customers, aka "Bread Winners," will receive free bread for an entire year. The company also extends its giving to charity, reserving the first winning spot in line for local nonprofit Orange County Rescue Mission (OCRM), the county's most comprehensive private homeless services provider.
For those frothing at the mouth for a crunchy, chewy slice of SF but unable to attend opening day, the eatery will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All bread is baked fresh here in OC, and eats include their popular bread bowls, overflowing with New England clam chowder, chili, and other hearty soups. We applaud them for not sneaking bacon into the chowder. Other featured bites are breakfast scrambles, breakfast sammies, salads (served with bread, of course), lunch and dinner sammies, pizzas, and one item we simply must try asap: sourdough French toast.
Boudin SF Huntington Beach // 18541 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-845-5515