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Ferry Building Marketplace

1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
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  • Ferry Building MarketplacePro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    5 Jun 21, 2014

    This is a GREAT place to wander about. Personal favourites include the former Taylor's Refresher, Cowgirl Creamery , the bookstore, the wine place, and of course the view. It is a bit Yupscale and pricey. However, I knew that walking in and still had a great time. Great Bay view too.

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    Thais Guimaraes
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    5 Jun 16, 2014

    Ok, i'm a foodie, so for me this was the best place in San Francisco.
    I was in SF for 5 days and I came back here about 3 times just to eat.
    The Ferry Building is a very large farmer's/organic/food market, where you just happen to take the ferry.
    There are a couple of days during the week when they have farmer's market outsite, where you can buy delicious locally grown fuit and vegetables to eat on our way.
    Inside, you will find a variety of little shops ranging from all kinds of mushrooms you've ever seen, cupcake shops, ice cream shops, bakeries, ham shops, fruit parlors, the best falafel sandwich I've ever had, a very nice and cheap Mexican restaurant for quick meals and lots more.

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  • Ferry Building MarketplaceAmbassadorPro 2014
    Veronica Raye
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    5 May 23, 2014

    If you are visiting the city, you MUST spend some time at the Ferry Building. The Ferry Building Marketplace is located along the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. It is the center of a transit hub that connects all of San Francisco's neighborhoods and the surrounding bay communities. The marketplace is accessible by MUNI, BART and Ferry Boat. The historic trolley cars (Line F Market) stop directly in front of the Ferry Building.

    So what is is? Its a people's marketplace serving residents and travelers alike. There are shops, large and small that offer food in all its forms, everything from artisan cheeses to the freshest of local fish. Restaurants and cafés serve cuisine representing the quality and cultural diversity of San Francisco's best chefs. Definitely a great place for foodies or adventurers.

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    Inês Maldonado
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    5 Apr 13, 2014

    Loads of nice food places. Great to have lunch at. Had amazing fresh oysters and fresh chowder. Felt sorry I didn't live in San Francisco to take all the amazing food I saw there from small producers.

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  • Ferry Building MarketplacePro 2014
    hangry_cho
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    5 Apr 04, 2014

    I LOVE THIS PLACE.

    I come here almost everyday for lunch, and how can I not? Some of my favorites are all in one spot:

    Hog Island Oysters
    Blue Bottle Coffee
    Boccalone
    Gott's Roadside
    Recchiuti Confections
    Sur La Table
    Cowgirl Creamery
    Acme Bread Company

    Not to mention there's the farmers market here on Tues, Thurs, & Sat.

    TIP: Thurs & Sat farmers market has the best food carts!!

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  • Ferry Building MarketplacePro 2014
    Jenn B
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    5 Mar 29, 2014

    A must visit for any SF visitor who loves to eat! Come with a friend and bring your appetite. Take a stroll through the building while splitting anything that looks good to you. I'd recommend starting with a cup of Blue Bottle, a cookie from Black Jet Bakery, a cupcake from Miette, and some clam chowder or oysters from Hog Island. From here, you can hop on an F car to go to Pier 39, if that's your thing, or just stroll down back down to Market Street or Chinatown.

    Tip: Try to make it on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday to catch the farmers market outside.

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  • Ferry Building MarketplacePro 2014
    Daniel L.
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    5 Mar 25, 2014

    My favorite spot in SF to assemble a picnic. If you are in luck there will be a farmer's market outside. Many wonderful shops to select from. If you have more time you can dine in for lunch at one of the fabulous restaurants. It gets very busy so have a little patience.

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  • Ferry Building MarketplaceCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Keane
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    5 Mar 24, 2014

    There's little better than enjoying a cup of coffee in the Ferry Building. The echo of spoken voices provides just the right amount of audio haze, and the view of the Bay keeps the mind at peace. The food options are also incredible—my favorites being Delica rf-1 and Acme Bakery—where one can grab a bite of quality comfort to enjoy with the scenery.

    Visitors enter from all around the world and are never seen again. It's serendipity and chance that pulls us together.

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  • Ferry Building Marketplace
    Yvette T.
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    5 Mar 19, 2014

    If Donald Trump decided to build condos above the marketplace, I'd be the first to move in. I'd survive on a diet of strictly cheese, oysters and gelato, and live happy ever after.

    I heart you.

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    Andi Fisher
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    5 Dec 28, 2013

    The Ferry Building is a beautiful place to visit during the evening and holiday season. The farmers market has plenty of seasonal food and products.

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  • Ferry Building MarketplacePro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    5 Jan 17, 2014

    A great place to grab a cup of coffee, a drink or just grab a quick snack. I love to people watch and check out the amazing view of the Bay Bridge. The Slanted Door for Vietnamese food or Gott's for a burger. The perfect place to meet someone for a coffee or a cocktail!

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    Nina H.
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    5 May 07, 2014

    Right by the water, lots of food vendors inside and out.

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    Fran
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    5 Jan 18, 2014

    Don't miss Saturday's Farmer's Market

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    5 Jun 29, 2014
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    4 May 21, 2014

    Cute place to get a feel if the local culture. It's on Embarcadero which has a lot of other great sites. The market inside the ferry building is really cute, nothing big but they have a lot of organic foods to offer

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  • Ferry Building Marketplace
    Jaime Lehman
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    4 Mar 30, 2014

    Whenever someone thinks of a Pier, the immediate thought is Fisherman's Wharf. Sure, but it has nothing on the Ferry Building. A beautiful homage to older times, outfitted with a contemporary interior design. Shops and restaurants, nestled beside one another selling their wares - this is not your normal farmers market. It's elegant, slightly expensive, but delicious and exotic. Take all the best food things the Bay Area offers and put them into one small area to sell. Save on gas AND time! Try anything by Cowgirl Creamery, and don't go too crazy at Miette, you'll spoil your appetite!

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    4 Mar 21, 2014

    Love walking through the Ferry Building. It can get quite busy on weekends. Some of the speciality shops inside include: Cowgirl Creamery, Blue Bottle Coffee, Prather Ranch Meat Company and The Gardener. Sit down and enjoy the sea view. Choose from Vietnamese (Slanted Door) seafood (Hogg Island Oyster) and if you just want to walk and munch, there's a farmer's market on Tues, Thurs and Sat.

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    4 Nov 20, 2013

    The Ferry Building has restaurants and shopping located right on the bay. I use it to get on the ferry that takes you back and forth to Marin. Everything is very nice and the ferry ride is enjoyable and they serve alcohol and food on board as well.

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    Kat Sun
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    4 Nov 09, 2013

    One of those touristy places that natives go to as well. Seafood, chocolate, gelato, coffee, etc all under one roof. It gets super packed, so plan accordingly if you're going to eat; expect to wait in long lines and be squished against lots of people. It's nice to dine outside and walk around with views of the Bay Bridge. Stop by the booths outside on front of the building for local crafts/souvenirs.

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    3 Jan 31, 2014

    Indoor market place with crafts and several dining options. Right along the water it's a nice place to walk around for a bit.

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4.5 out of 5
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The Ferry Building Marketplace is located along the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. It is the center of a transit hub that connects all of San Francisco's neighborhoods and the surrounding bay communities. Ferry Building Marketplace is a vibrant gathering of local farmers, artisan producers, and independently owned and operated food businesses and the customers they serve. The ... read more
marketplace is accessible by MUNI, BART and Ferry Boat. The historic trolley cars (Line F Market) stop directly in front of the Ferry Building.

The building was opened in 1898 as the largest public work to have been completed in the city at the time. The clock tower was modeled by architect A. Page Brown after the 12th-century Giralda bell tower in Seville, Spain.

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