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Ferry Building Marketplace

One Ferry Building, The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
415 693 0996
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San Francisco Combo: Ferry Building Food Tour and...
Ranked #1 of 222 Shopping in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Shops, Flea/ Street Markets, Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Healthy and organic foods, including fruit, are on sale. This is useful to help protect yourself against the over-sugared and over-processed mainstream American food. Stay healthy and enjoy yourself too. The place looks nice and feels nice. Just drop in for a look and a browse if you are in the area. This is a good place to incorporate in... More

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Roquefort les Pins, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This just such a cool place to shop or have a glass of wine or two along with some bites in teh wine bar, great place to find some good quality wines from small producers, you can choose and drink in the wine bar with food purchased in the Ferry Building, great

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Includes coffee shops, restaurants and individual markets. History gallery at main entrance. Complimentary. Outdoor and indoor seating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great place to grab a bite to eat, shop in some attractive shops with interesting merchandise, and wait for a ferry to Sausalito or Larkspur. Attractive small shops with upscale tone. Early in the day, especially on a Sunday, everything is not open, so check store hours before going.

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Paso Robles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Instead of eating at one of the restaurants in the Ferry Building, we purchased bread, cheese and meat from the various vendors in the Ferry Building and ate outside. We ate at a bench south of the building. We had beautiful views of the bay and the Bay Bridge.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Such cool shops! grow your own mushroom kits... what? so cool. Had Gluten free pastries that were out of this world. Unbelievable really, who knew it could be so good. Just do not remember the shop name. The Hog Island oyster bar is here too, which is on the to do next time list. Check it out... you will not... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I followed the recommendation of a friend and visited the Ferry Building around lunchtime on a Friday. There was a small farmers' market outside and, inside, everything from fast food to sit-down restaurants to butcher shops to candlestick-makers. We enjoyed a delicious roast beef sandwich at Doug Stonebreaker's butchershop and bought addictive chocolate-almond brickle (in three different... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

There a lot of similarities between San Francisco and Seattle in my mind, and this is one of them. The Ferry Building has a variety of interesting shops and good places to eat. A great place to buy a gift, or just look around at the interesting things that they have for sale here. I especially recommend going on a... More

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Douglasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a nice time visiting the Market outside and in the Ferry building. The fruit samples and wide array of offerings make the trip worth it.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Ferry building has been revitalized as a market building. There are some lovely restaurants, a few chain stores, but mostly excellent gourmet food vendors. There is also a farmer's market on some days of the week, where the wait may be less than indoors. A must visit when in SF.

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