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Ferry Building Marketplace

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Address: One Ferry Building, The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: 415 693 0996
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers...
A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.
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We met here twice for Shutttle Tours. Most businesses were just opening. It is a beautiful building and had bathroom facilities and a few breakfast places open.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Kansas City, Kansas

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Many big towns and cities have dedicated areas where you can buy those more speciality food items. This is one of those such places in SF. The Ferry Building is a landmark in its own right so it's unlikely you'll visit SF without coming across it, especially as some tours use it as a useful meeting point and if you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We met here twice for Shutttle Tours. Most businesses were just opening. It is a beautiful building and had bathroom facilities and a few breakfast places open.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Make sure to visit the Ferry Building to sample a variety of foods, produce, and foods produced locally. Over the summer the place is packed so plan on getting there early or just simply expect to wait in line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was wonderful time, my advise to go in the morning with empty stomach!! You must try the fresh seafood (Oyster, Clam & Clam Chowder) after you finish eating don't forget to take your coffee from Blue Bottle. also you can go walking by the pier and take a great photos.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great spot for distance pics of the building and the bus/train thing drops you off right outside. Great ice cream place inside and shopping is higher end

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this building several times over our few days in San Francisco. Each time, we found something new to enjoy. Mariposa Bakery was great (reviewed separated). Another shop offered free bread/oil samples. We saw an awesome cheese shop, Peet's Coffee had a presence, and there is even free public restrooms - not easy to find in downtown San Francisco.... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Every time we are in San Francisco a visit to the Ferry Building is a must do, especially for the Farmer's Market. The farmers market is open three days a week—Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the smaller markets occupy the front of the building along the Embarcadero; on Saturdays, the much larger market is held both in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not only does the marketplace offer many choices for food and shopping but outside the Ferry Building there are food trucks and a farmer's market on certain days. You can buy so much local produce and merchandise. The local honey is fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Get up early and go, sample the local fruits and veg, cheese is also a must and the Blue Bottle Coffee is well worth the wait, smooth and yummy! We ate at the food trucks out on the side of the building, pulled pork in a baguette, and also the roast chicken, great value and very tasty. It is great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Farmers' Market is held every Tuesday and Saturday (I think). We went on Saturday. Oh my goodness there was so much stuff. You definitely have to get a meal from one of the food vendors. The vendors are spread throughout the space, but there are a lot at the very back closest to the water. My personal favorite was... More 

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Address: Address: One Ferry Building, The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: 415 693 0996
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Embarcadero

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