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Ferry Building Marketplace

Ferry Building Marketplace

Market and Historic and Protected Site
Financial District, San Francisco
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  • Nicky L.heart icon on user image
    Nicky LonborgSeptember 5, 2014
    Amazing place. Fab variety of fresh produce, rare & wild varietals. Gorgeous shops & food vendors. Great for brunch or place to buy lovely groceries for a special occasion. Frog H. Farm peaches, Wow!
    Upvoted 12 hours ago
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzJuly 26, 2014
    On The Embarcadero, checkout the marketplace, Blue Bottle Coffee and Pepples Donuts. People watch as workers come and go on the ferries and rush hour time. Great bay views and outdoor dining fun.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Sherry S.heart icon on user image
    Sherry ShularJune 12, 2016
    Fresh farm grown produce,homemade pastries, fresh cooked food. Huge variety of fresh cooked food!! One of the things we have enjoyed best so far! Something for everyone. Don't miss it!!
  • Chuck R.heart icon on user image
    Chuck RoslofMay 6, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    The marketplace has lots of great shops and restaurants in it, and is a nice place to walk around (plus, views of the Bay). And there's a good farmers market on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 27, 2013
    Local purveyors, hawking everything from cheese and chocolate to cupcakes, line the arcades of this historic waterfront building; the city’s best farmers’ market sets up out front three days a week.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    From the delicious blueberry tartlet bursting with ripe fruit from Frog Hollow Farms to the cheesy masterpieces from Cow Girl Creamery, San Francisco's Ferry Building has many gourmet treasures. Read more
  • Wilson F.heart icon on user image
    Wilson Favre-DelerueDecember 14, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Fresh food, independing purveyors, yummy food outlets, a lovely Sur La Table shop for all your cooking needs (expensive however!) and Hog Island Oyster Co: best indoor food market in the world!?
  • timoni w.heart icon on user image
    timoni westApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like nice things, like gelato, mid-century pottery, cured meat, milk, chocolate, olive oli, oysters, Vietnamese food, coffee, books, views of the Bay, or architecture, you should visit here.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJanuary 21, 2014
    This indoor marketplace features a wide selection of food and drink options, from full service restaurants to takeaway counters. Local California produce and products are the star.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    It's like these guys were reading our journal when they selected the tenants – Cowgirl Creamery, Hog Island Oysters, Boccalone Salumeria, beekind, and Rancho Gordo among a few of our favorites.
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PAugust 7, 2011
    What I like best about the ferry building is I don't have to choose. I can snack on Hog Island Oysters AND get a Roli Roti sando AND eat cowgirl creamery cheese AND get a geranium macaron at Miette.
  • Natalieheart icon on user image
    NatalieJuly 15, 2016
    This place has everything you could possibly need or want! Delicious little shops and a beautiful walk. A definite must if you're in the area.
  • Natalie L.
    Natalie LinJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy monthly Muni/Clipper cards here. Go to Cowgirl Creamery & Acme for cheese & bread. Pick up coffee at Blue Bottle. For dessert, try the rose macaron from Miette or oranges from Twin Girls Farm.
  • Adleyheart icon on user image
    AdleyOctober 2, 2017
    Great market place with a lot of food stands and shops. Definitely worth to visit!
  • NeMeSiS
    NeMeSiSApril 25, 2015
    A food paradise, lots of choice of food and beverages. Take a stroll and you can find lots of treasures and especially during farmer market days👍
  • Andres N.heart icon on user image
    Andres NovoaJanuary 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a mosaic of the Seal of California on the second floor. Just ask the security guard nicely and they'll let you through to take a picture :)
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussFebruary 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Probably the single best place for a tourist to get an understanding of Northern California foodie, hipster, coffee, and ethnic culture all in one spot. Beautiful architecture and bay front spot.
  • Anton G.heart icon on user image
    Anton GaddiJanuary 24, 2019
    The Ferry Building has a lot of good vendors for unique and delicious food. The little bad thing is the prices for the goods are getting expensive. My "secret spot" there has a great view 😀
  • Eric N.
    Eric NotrickOctober 17, 2014
    The smell of coffee surrounding inside of the entire building took me back to that exact time I've been to Italy for the first time as a 7 years-old kid. Lovely setting, lovely ambiance & atmosphere.
  • Daphne G.
    Daphne GoonOctober 21, 2018
    Lots of things to see and many eateries. Can eat inside the building or take outside and sit on the bench and eat. Be careful of the birds trying to beg for food. Don’t feed them!
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LeeJuly 10, 2018
    Go on a day with a farmer's market to enjoy local produce and walk through the back area to grab a great view of the Bay Bridge.
  • Arlynne C.heart icon on user image
    Arlynne CakesDecember 14, 2014
    Great variety of local, healthier options. It gets pretty busy so the sit-down restaurants usually have wait times unless you make a reservation, but usually not too long and worth it.
  • Bérengerheart icon on user image
    BérengerNovember 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A place you can't miss in the city. Love the atmosphere here. Take a pastry a ACME Bakery, a drip at Blue Bottle, and go sit outside on the waterfront. Amazing.
  • Piatti Ristorante & Bar
    Piatti Ristorante & BarJanuary 26, 2015
    When Chef is in the city and looking for the best ingredients the region has to offer, this is the perfect stop. Amazing quality and variety abound throughout the Ferry Building!
  • Jeremy K.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Crowded but a ton of fun. There's a lot of food options so walk around and nosh your way through various stalls. Ice cream, cheeses, pastries, cold cuts, it's all delicious!
  • Janice B.
    Janice BJanuary 12, 2013
    Take your time to enjoy it all from one end of the building to the other and everything in between. It's a fantastic place, especially if your a foodie or lover of old buildings. The place is Yar!
  • Damian K.heart icon on user image
    Damian KeenanDecember 10, 2015
    Must have's :Blue Bottle Coffee : waffle & mocha. prosciutto cone @ Boccalone Salumeria. cheese samples : Cowgirl Creamery. Cranberry walnut loaf @ Acme Bread
  • Line A.heart icon on user image
    Line AtallahMarch 30, 2013
    This is a foodie heaven! Go there on Saturday morning and get a taste of all the amazing fruits, cheeses, smoked fishes, dips and more. Oh, and don't forget to grab an oyster plate.
  • Jeffrey G.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey GlueckMarch 20, 2015
    A foodie paradise by the Bay. Check out organic fruit, sulphur free dried fruit, toxic free moisturizer, raw oysters, cowgirl creamery mt.tam, blue bottle coffee... What not to like? Except pricy
  • Jana B.
    Jana BeranovaFebruary 19, 2015
    Concentration of nice restaurants and cute shops. Go there for lunch and hang out for a while. A lot of choices to buy nice and original souvenirs from local retailers.
  • Nic H.
    Nic HansenApril 29, 2016
    Oysters, the Imperial Tea Court, Blue Bottle, it's an SF staple. Looking for a snack before the wedding, get the porchetta sandwich at the rolling roti.
  • Wilson F.heart icon on user image
    Wilson Favre-DelerueMarch 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Foodie paradise! Stall after stall of small producers offering everything from meat to eggs to cheese to seafood to empanadas.
  • Abby C.heart icon on user image
    Abby CJuly 1, 2015
    Lots of little artisanal shops inside as well as some more established places (Peet's Coffee). Easily accessible from public transportation. Also easy to get ferry tickets etc.
  • Graham S.heart icon on user image
    Graham SiegelMarch 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to start your day. Coffee and waffle at Blue Bottle if you have somewhere to be, breakfast sandwich or porridge at Il Cane Rosso if you don't.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AlbaAugust 24, 2014
    Great place to peruse local eateries, take in sights of the bay, check out the farmers market, catch a ferry, grab a cocktail, meet friends, and bring family.
  • Pacific Catch
    Pacific CatchFebruary 5, 2012
    A great place to check out different local merchants: wine, oysters, flowers, cheese, bread, chocolates, it's a great way to spend the day. Saturday Farmers Market is awesome when the weather is sunny
  • Raymond P.heart icon on user image
    Raymond PeckMay 22, 2017
    My favorite lunch in the city is a wheel of Mt. Tam or Red Hawk cheese from Cowgirl Creamery and an onion slab or baguette from Acme Bread Co.
  • Corners Tavern
    Corners TavernJanuary 26, 2015
    A Chef's dream! Cowgirl Creamery, Far West Fungi, ACME... the list goes on and on. If you love to cook, you will be nothing short of obsessed with this magical place.
  • Theresa D.heart icon on user image
    Theresa DeApril 21, 2018
    There is everything from coffee, wine, food, snacks, little bit of everything. Been here morning, afternoon, and night. Just a cool place.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MurrayAugust 15, 2011
    Ummm-so if you're looking for a place to go where you have some options; this is your place! I love the variety of the Ferry Building-you can get breakfast, gelato, wine or oysters all in one place!
  • Nadia T.heart icon on user image
    Nadia ThinksApril 3, 2015
    Walk the whole thing before you make a food decision outside too bc some locations face the bay and some the middle. except at noon. Then decide FAST before it gets crazy.
  • Ashley B.heart icon on user image
    Ashley BowlesFebruary 28, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Tons of shops and restaurants. Something for everyone!
  • Julia K.heart icon on user image
    Julia KateSeptember 14, 2016
    What a great area! I went back constantly! Awesome shops etc. They need to keep the homeless skaters out of the building after hrs to preserve the special place.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Grab a Blue Bottle coffee, some Cowgirl cheese, Boccalone meats, Acme bread, and sweets from Miette. The Saturday farmers’ market is stellar. - Green Guide Editor
  • Thomas V.heart icon on user image
    Thomas VincentFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always take the relatives by here when they are In town. Idea is to starting a fairy from Alameda another goto the fairy building. Get a bicycle taxi and go down to fisherman's wharf or union square
  • Wcg C.
    Wcg ChurchDecember 21, 2014
    Always a pleasure visiting the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero by way of SF Bay Ferry boat from Vallejo to San Francisco. Interesting but very expensive dining places. Friendly people.
  • The Mini Johnheart icon on user image
    The Mini JohnMay 12, 2015
    I was surprised at how big the farmers market actually is!! I loved the whole "Support your local farmers" scene <3
  • Ina L.heart icon on user image
    Ina LiMarch 20, 2015
    Great selection of local produce. Make sure to get some olive oil and spices from Stone House!
  • Danielle E.heart icon on user image
    Danielle EbsteinNovember 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Reminds me of Quincy market. Basically a large indoor farmers market with permanent vendors and higher prices. Great place to bring out of town guests.
  • M. S.heart icon on user image
    M. ScottOctober 28, 2017
    Amazing farmers market on Saturday plus awesome food stands inside ferry building. A must visit any time of the week.
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