Boudin Bakery Café
This flagship location of Boudin offers a few perks that its other Bay Area outposts lack, including the chance to see bakers handcrafting the signature sourdough that acts as a bowl to their creamy clam chowder, plus arbitrary sourdough menagerie on display and for purchase, seemingly unrelated to clam chowder and the significance of San Francisco’s sourdough. The cute bread bears, alligators, and crabs are so unnecessary and gimmicky that it’s perfectly touristy, and therefore a local’s great guilty pleasure. How many sourdough animals does one need? Answer: All of them.