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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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Great way to spend a Saturday morning

The Ferry building has an amazing collection of food stalls and shops all week long. On Tuesdays and Saturdays though you get the added treat of a farmers market. Tuesday is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I love markets in general. Though the goods available within the Ferry Building Marketplace are great and diverse, the price points on the options here are a tad bit higher than at other markets I've seen. Still, there's a farmer's market 3 days a week and decent specialty and food shops are available within the building. A good view on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Ferry building has an amazing collection of food stalls and shops all week long. On Tuesdays and Saturdays though you get the added treat of a farmers market. Tuesday is geared more toward the downtown office crowd from 11:00am until 2:00pm ( I'm one of them). Thursday's at lunchtime there's a great a selection of high end food stalls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Ferry Building is a large marketplace with a huge variety of food, from meats to mushrooms to fine chocolates. If you are on the Embarcadero, you need to stop here and browse, eat lunch, or shop for quality products. The area is very clean and open, with lots of space to stroll, either inside or on the dock. There... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting in San Francisco, come here and experience and savor some of the finest products from around Northern California. From seafood to pastas to olive oils to breads to produce to canned goods each section of the marketplace brings the incredible bounty of our region to the forefront. There are several excellent restaurants as well at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Ferry Building is filled with great culinary items. Also, come here during the Farmer's Market days. Some items are a bit pricey but well worth the visit. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite spots in SF! Lots of unique shops to explore, and lots of great eating places. If you can make it on a day the Farmers Market is up and running you will not be disappointed! I also enjoy just strolling along the water around the Ferry Building. It is flat and good to walk, bike, or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I wandered around here looking for a snack. One of the farm outlets, with its meat counter, also had a snack counter with the most marvellous bbq beef sandwiches for under $10. What a flavoursome sandwich. I'm glad I picked up a fork, since I needed to eat most of the meat first, in order to enjoy the bbq soaked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Ferry Building Tower is celebrating it's 100th (post Earthquake) anniversary. There are photos on the walls of the building through the years. The halls are filled with small restaurants, little specialty shops and lots of treats. This is also the scene of a great Farmer's Market on Saturday morning. There is even an independent bookstore! Also has clean (but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very good farmer's market at the Ferry Building. I would strongly recommend the CowGirl's Cheese shop. Check out the Hog Island Oyster Bar . Nice place for lunch and checking out the Bay and the Bay Bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Not a rough-and-tumble daily market or a farm market, but a great collection of fine specialty food shops and restaurants. You can grab beautiful cheeses, wines, organic produce, meats, etc. for a picnic or eat or snack at one of the many attractive restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops. Be sure to explore the bay side- some of the places are... More 

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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