Boudin Bakery Display Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

A San Francisco Treat

I went for a 3 mile run in San Francisco today – my first since the Chicago Marathon.

I saw a pretty beach.

San Francisco Beach

I saw a cool boat.

San Francisco Harbor

Then it started to rain.  I ducked inside the Boudin Bakery on Fisherman’s Wharf.

Boudin Bakery Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

Boudin Bakery Display Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

And got a bunch of treats.  The end!

Treats from Boudin Bakery

Have you ever been to Boudin Bakery in San Francisco?  Occasionally, is your only motivation to run so you can buy treats?  More than occasionally?  Share in the comments!

2 thoughts on “A San Francisco Treat

  1. Becky

    Lol. That looks a little like my San Francisco runs! 🙂 A few years back, it was time for a 20 miler in my training program coincident with a San Francisco layover. I got up at dawn, which was easy because it felt like mid-morning in Georgia. I headed north and over towards the Golden Gate Bridge – breathtaking. On to Sausalito – a quaint and beautiful little place with a gazillion interesting looking eateries and shops. When my watch said 10 miles just at the other side of town, I turned around. There was a VERY convenient public restroom right there – much appreciated. I loped my way back across the bridge – such exquisite views, it was difficult to maintain any pace at all. I cut left towards Fisherman’s Wharf and zigzagged for a while to get to my 20. I was HUNGRY and knew that if I went all the way back to my hotel (a mile from FW) I’d be sad AND hungry to not be where the food is! When I had zigged and zagged to complete the 20, I looked up and what do you know? I was smack in front of a little place I’d heard of for years, but had not been into – Pergomino’s – undoubtedly THE best Belgian waffles on earth – even the ones in Belgium – I’ve had both. 🙂 I went in and ordered the waffle. “Do you want fresh fruit with that?” Yes, of course. “Strawberries, blueberries, or bananas?” I selected both berries. “Maple syrup or honey?” Syrup please. “Crème fresh?” Yes, please. Sheesh – I thought it would be easy to order the waffle. :/ Out came a plate with the biggest waffle I’ve ever seen covered with absolutely fresh (I believe just picked they were so amazing tasting) berries, crème fresh on the side, and a little pitcher of maple syrup that was sitting in a little bath of warm water. Ohmagosh. I thought I was dying. When the waiter came out and asked how it was going, I said, “I think I’m dying! This is so wonderful!” He smiled and said, “I’ll go tell the chef.” I scraped my plate clean in gastric ecstasy. Only one thing left to do after a perfect 20 mile training run with spectacular scenery and the most amazing Belgian waffle I’ve ever had – toddle on over to Ghirardelli Square for my Ghirardelli Hot Fudge Sundae. I never leave San Francisco without one. I’ll sometimes get away without sourdough bread, but I NEVER leave without my Ghirardelli Hot Fudge Sundae. Never. 🙂 It’s like a rule.
    Boudin’s is very nice, too. I’ve never gone wrong in San Francisco. Favorite food anywhere.

    1. WTFinish Post author

      That is a fantastic story, Becky, thanks for sharing! And now I’m bummed I didn’t get one of those waffles! Will just have to go back…


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