Founded in 1983 out in Berkley, CA by Steve Sullivan, Acme Bread was a pioneer on the Artisan Bread Culture. Now 26 years later with two bakeries in Berkley, one in Mountain View and one in the Ferry Building downtown San Francisco, dedicated customers are still enjoying the flaky joy that is warm bread.
While visiting this commercial handmade bread company, it is hard to make a choice once you reach the counter! There is a perfect selection of the sourdoughs that San Francisco is famous for (it is because of the humidity and climate that the starters take so well). Acme uses French and Italian techniques and only organic flour to create their magnificent selection of Viennoiseries ( croissants, Danishes, Brioches) and Bread (Ciabatta, Focaccia, Baguette, Sourdough, Sweetbread, Rye, Pumpernickel ……).
The Ferry Building itself is a wonderful foodie enclave. If this were in another, a more commercial city it would be housing all sorts of chains (read Au Bon Pain, Starbucks, Sharper Image, etc ..). I was expecting another lost, culturally significant locale- a la Fanual Hall in Boston or the South Street Seaport in New York. I was so happy to find all local food producers and a climate that defines San Francisco eating: width, breadth taste, and locale. Bravo.
Acme Bread Company
(1) 415 – 288 2978
1 Ferry Building, Market Shop #15, San Francisco, California 94111
6:20 – 19:30 Monday – Friday
8:00 – 19:00 Saturday – Sunday