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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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Ranked #1 of 219 shopping in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Flea/ Street Markets, Shops, Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.
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Stormville, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

there are a lot of cute food shops there, great for foodies. Not really so great for anything else. we met our tour there and it was raining, we ran inside to see if there was anywhere to buy an umbrella, there wasnt. Sadly.

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Oslo, Norway
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

During our stay in SF we visited Ferry Building several times, both for Farmer's Market and other days. It is impressive the amount of stalls and produce you can get here. So fresh and tempting. Be aware though that there will be a lot of people and lines. If you go with children take good care of them. A stoller... More

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Orlando, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is almost as crowded, but less touristy than Fisherman's Wharf. The shops and cafés are pleasant. I was a little surprised by the amount of homeless people in the Marketplace and hanging around outside the building.

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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great food and people watching. Music and water. On the bay. Start here and end up at the more touristy Fisherman Wraf. You can start walking and grab a returning empty pedicab on your way to FW. 20 bucks covers the fee. Did I mention the food. Saturdays open till 2.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed walking around for a bit but found the area crowded and the shops not that interesting. Some nice restaurants but seems a little touristry to us (not as bad a the Wharf thought). Having been though it once, I do not have a need to go again.

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Oceanside, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great fresh hard-crust bread, amazing creameries, superb coffee, fresh produce, I love this place. I just wish I could shop there every day.

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Waterford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Whether you visit the Ferry Building during the weekly Farmer's Markets, or on other days, there are enough great things to make the trip well worthwile. Farm-fresh produce and dairy products, prepared food ready to eat, "Pop-up" venders as well as permanent unique retailers. Great place to shop, enjoy a meal or stop just to appreciate the beautiful architecture and... More

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new york
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is an amazing building, very near ferry terminals of course. Tuesday, Thursday and especially Saturday brings amazing farmers ' markets. Sitting out back and looking at the water is blissful. There are terrific good stands, a great bookstore named Book Passage, Heath ceramics, and more. Not to be missed!

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Waretown, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

On our way to Alcatraz, we were searching for a quick bite of breakfast. We suddenly remembered that the Ferry Building was full of interesting and varied foods and vendors, and headed right over. So glad we did! Wandering through the many markets (both inside and out), I was reminded of Chelsea Market in New York. Take a quick walk... More

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Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I used to sit here almost every day thorough out the month of February.Wonderful place to quiten your mind and senses.

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