We use the time on a layover to stretch our legs and burn off some of our son’s never ending energy supply by walking a few laps up and down the length of the airport. Grabbing a quick bite to eat that isn’t served from a tiny cardboard box on the plane is also important (I guess you figured out by now that we’re not flying first class!).
Boudin Bakery and Cafe is a favorite place to stop when visiting the beautiful city of San Francisco, so I’m thrilled that they have one in the airport. Fresh baked sourdough bread bowls brimming with a warm comforting clam chowder is just what I need to de-stress and prepare for the next leg of a long trip, especially now that I have the added challenge of trying to entertain our 2 year old son in a teeny tiny space for way too many hours. Enjoying a bowl of Boudin soup whisks me off for a few moments of relaxation and happy memories of previous travels, which is just what I need to regroup and prepare for the final long flight to Hawaii.
My new best practice when ordering a bread bowl from Boudin is to ask for the soup in a To Go container rather than the bread bowl. That way I can easily take any leftover soup and bread onboard the plane to enjoy later without the concern of a soggy mess.
|Boudin Seasonal Breads|
I also enjoy seeing all the fun shapes of sourdough loafs at Boudin. Last time I had a layover in San Francisco I remember a cute teddy bear made out of bread. This time we visited around Halloween and they had a Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin shaped bread loaf…so fun!
If piping hot clam chowder or chili served up in a sour dough bread bowl isn’t your thing, the San Francisco airport has a lot of other decent food options. Some of our other favorites include: Andale serving up Mexican fare and Firewood Grill with brick oven pizza and pasta options.