Ferry Building

Ferry Building

1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
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  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
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We envision the Ferry Building Marketplace as a vibrant gathering of local farmers, artisan producers, and independently owned and operated food businesses and the customers they serve.


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  • Bravo

    The Ferry Building is very popular, and I recommend it to anyone who is visiting San Francisco. They've got great restaurants (Slanted Door, MarketBar) and a morning farmer's market a few times a week

    Bravo · January 27, 2010

    Opening in 1898, The Marketplace provides a distinctive space for bringing together the greater Bay Area's agricultural wealth and renowned specialty food purveyors under one roof.

    HISTORY · April 13, 2010
  • Bravo

    Best farmer's market in the country, hands down. -Preeti Mistry, Top Chef

    Bravo · January 27, 2010
  • AskMen

    Our favorite thing to do on nice days is get a round-trip ferry ticket to Angel Island, buy a beer on the boat, and sun on the upper deck until the ferry gets back to SF. Read more

    AskMen · May 6, 2011
  • SFGate

    If it's Friday, dash to the Prather Ranch Meat Company store for fresh eggs from Soul Food Farm. By end of day, they'll be sold out. Follow our link to find recipes for your farmer's market finds. Read more

    SFGate · February 23, 2010
  • Travel Channel

    With all the local produce, cheese, meats, Vietnamese food, Japanese food, seafood, it represents the incredible bounty San Francisco has access to. – Samantha Brown

    Travel Channel · November 30, 2010
  • GOOD

    Be sure to check out the Ferry Building Saturday mornings. Read more

    GOOD · April 22, 2010
  • Mazda

    Architecturally, the clock tower was modeled after the 12th century Giralda bell tower in Seville, Spain.

    Mazda · November 22, 2010
  • Valentine's Day Movie

    Must have: Blue Bottle Coffee. Visit the Farmer's Market on a Saturday morning to sample local produce and grab fresh flowers or chocolates from Recchiuti Confections for your sweetheart. #vday

    Valentine's Day Movie · February 2, 2010
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST FARMERS' MARKET

    SF Weekly · February 11, 2011
  • (RED)

    Did this landmark turn (RED) on World AIDS Day? Read more

    (RED) · December 30, 2010
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 Winner - Reader's Poll - BEST PLACE TO TAKE TOURISTS

    SF Weekly · May 19, 2011
  • AskMen

    Visit the Saturday Farmers Market and go to 4505 Meats for some chicharrones and one of the best burgers you'll ever have -- 21 day, dry-aged, grass-fed beef. Read more

    AskMen · April 15, 2011
  • 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

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · February 5, 2013
  • Corinna P.

    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.

    Corinna P · August 7, 2011
  • Maher J.

    Great place to kill some time, enjoy the weather, have some good coffee and devour some tasty food.

    Maher Jabr · July 21, 2010
  • Rachel L.

    Get coffee at Blue Bottle. Take it out back and sit at one of the benches looking out onto the Bay. Sip slowly, enjoy, and remember why you moved here in the first place.

    Rachel L · September 26, 2009
  • Inbae L.

    Go walk around the Saturday Farmer's Market in the morning, eat some sample produce, and grab a bite from any of the food vendors.

    Inbae Lee · October 5, 2009
  • Laura C.

    This gorgeous building right on the Embarcadero houses some of SF’s most notable food merchants including Hog Island Oyster Company, Cowgirl Creamery’s Artisan Cheese Shop, Bluebottle coffee, etc.

    Laura C · November 17, 2011
  • Shannon C.

    fruit - whatever is in season from Frog Hollow, coffee - Blue Bottle, bread - Acme, breakfast during Sat market - Primavera & explore the dozens of great shops & farmers!

    Shannon Clark · April 11, 2009
  • Travel + Leisure

    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.

    Travel + Leisure · September 27, 2013
  • Cooking Channel

    Free sorbet at Cooking Channel’s Frozen Treat Truck on Wed. 9/7 (11am-3pm) and meet Jeffrey Saad from United Tastes of America who will be stopping by!

    Cooking Channel · September 7, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Cheeseburger

    Foodspotting · November 24, 2010
  • Benjamin R.

    In 1970 The Weather Underground placed a bomb in the Ferry Building and called in a threat. No one was killed. SUCK IT History Channel!

    Benjamin Roodman · September 22, 2010
  • BlogHer

    A "must-see" for every foodie whether you live locally or visit from out of town!

    BlogHer · September 20, 2010
  • Cristina F.

    the most delicious building in SF.

    Cristina Francisco-McGuire · March 15, 2010
  • El✩na K.

    This is a good place to incorporate in a walk-through of the whole nearby area, which is truly beautiful. It has a variety of interesting shops and good places to eat.

    El✩na K · December 4, 2014
  • Amanda A.

    Get a salumi cone from Boccolone! Cone of meat!

    Amanda Alonso · February 21, 2010
  • Gilt City

    Meet SF's culinary and mixology masters and sample what’s in season at CUESA’s first ever Summer Celebration on 7/10. Relish Flour + Water, Cotogna, Namu, The Monk’s Kettle, Gitane, BIX and more.

    Gilt City · June 21, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    There’s something for everyone at this food lover’s heaven. Try and come on a day when the farmer’s market is open – Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday.

    The Corcoran Group · June 19, 2011
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    The Ferry Building is a shrine to all things food. Unbelievable seafood? Check. Delectable organic cuisine? Naturally. Best coffee beans known to man? Of course. Just three words: explore, buy, enjoy.

    The Ritz-Carlton · June 18, 2011
  • Project G.

    Remember to take a reusable bag www.ProjectGreenBag.com

    Project GreenBag · October 1, 2010
  • Foodbuzz

    Join Foodbuzz for Ntnl 4sqday Fri April 16th from 4:30-6:30pm! Specials @ The Ferry Building: 50% off Miette macarons, 10% off FB Wine Merchant, FREE coffee @froghollow w pastry purchase Read more

    Foodbuzz · April 16, 2010
  • donkey

    Farmers Market Sat Morning. Fresh organics and sustainable foods.

    donkey · January 1, 2010
  • Peter Y.

    nice place to hang out during weekend

    Peter Yen · November 26, 2009
  • Travel + Leisure

    Among the best gourmet offerings? Divine chocolate sablées at Miette Patisserie, fresh-baked sourdough levain from Acme Bread, and Mt. Tam triple-cream cheese at Cowgirl Creamery.

    Travel + Leisure · July 30, 2012
  • Alan B.

    Thursdays and Saturdays are the best days... because those are Roli Roti days. The porchetta sandwich is THE best sandwich EVER.

    Alan Bressers · May 20, 2010
  • A B.

    Great Chilaquiles served behind the building; the food stand is called Primavera. Worth the wait in line.

    A Ballesteros · April 17, 2010
  • Melissa H.

    Be sure to pick up some of the most wonderful bread at Acme Bakery and try some cheese at Cowgirl Creamery.

    Melissa Houlroyd · March 12, 2010
  • KyNam D.

    Stow your rollerblades at work and cruise to 80s music with the godfather at the weekly Friday Night Skate which starts at the ferry building 9p sharp

    KyNam Doan · May 30, 2009
  • Pacific Catch

    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

    Pacific Catch · February 5, 2012
  • mylifeisgorgeous

    There are some nice takeaway snackbars inside the old Ferry Building. You can eat your meal box in front of cobalt blue Bay Bridge. Read more

    mylifeisgorgeous · October 23, 2011
  • Clay F.

    An SF classic. Gorgeous architecture and fun shops.

    Clay Fox · October 23, 2011
  • Sally K.

    Blue Bottle Coffee is the best!

    Sally Kuhlman · February 3, 2011
  • Chris G.

    Such a relaxing place to have GREAT food, watch the ferries coming and going, and enjoy the Bay.

    Chris Gehring · June 9, 2010
  • Sarah B.

    Visit on a Saturday morning for the largest and best indoor / outdoor farmer's market. Combine a shop with champagne brunch with friends. Read more

    Sarah Betts · April 1, 2010
  • Amy S.

    Love the many restaurants at the Ferry Building! Perfect for a sunny day..

    Amy Sinclair · March 10, 2010
  • M. Quinn S.

    avoid Ferry Building on weekends at all costs.

    M. Quinn Sweeney · June 13, 2009
  • Michael M.

    So much more pleasant when it's not a zoo! Read more

    Michael Meadows · September 13, 2011
  • Peter S.

    @therealCharbay: CUESA Sunday Supper & Charbay Watermelon Margaritas!

    Peter Stetson · October 3, 2010