Walk along Jefferson Street, away from the seafood vendors, and before long the aroma of good bread beckons. That's Boudin.
Their 30 foot tall demonstration window allows the public to see the bakers in action...and there's even a speaker (like at the bank's drive-thru) built into the window so that a sociable baker can hear what's being said through an earpiece...and respond!
Breads shaped like turtles, fish, gators, almost anything you can imagine....all lovingly pieced together by hand. Once baked, some of them fly overhead on conveyers while others end up on display in the store or in the museum.
There's a bakery counter, and a cafe. One of my friends visited earlier and had the sourdough bread bowl clam chowder.
We passed by the shop on our last day again but decided it would be an insult to the bread to make it travel to DC.