What famous San Francisco bakery is known for their sourdough bread? Boudin Bakery of course! Boudin SF, their fast casual eatery, recently debuted three new salads on the menu! This is my go to restaurant whenever we're in California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort. I was delighted to be able to taste their new salad offerings at a preview event for local San Diego bloggers. It was perfect since spring just started and I needed to get more greens into the diet after all the holiday feasting!
- Every 30 days a shipment of the mother dough is flown in from the original Boudin store in SF to the Balboa store to continue the unique sourdough taste that only Boudin bread has. This is the mother dough that has been kept alive since 1849.
- The San Diego Balboa store is the hub store that bakes the bread and delivers to the other SD locations.
- Boudin SF offers wine! After 4:30 pm, every day, the alcoholic beverages are half off!
- Every Boudin entree whether it be a salad, sandwich, or hamburger (did you know they offer hamburgers?) is made-to-order. They are serious about their food, no shortcuts used here!
The three new salads are Chicken Kale Caesar, Lemony Couscous and Chicken Banh Mi.
The serving portions are huge, if you can judge from my top picture, and are all served with bread. Our sample servings were very generous as well.
|Chicken Kale Caesar served with sourdough garlic crisps!|
The Chicken Kale Caesar was tasty, but I couldn't help finishing that yummy crispy goodness that came with it first! I would order a side of those by themselves! This was paired with a Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA.
The Lemony Couscous salad was my favorite of the three. I am fond of Mediterranean flavors, something about olives, cucumbers, and feta cheese! The 2013 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir it was paired with was also my favorite of the wines. I ate this one all up!
|Lemony couscous drizzled with creamy lemon dressing!|