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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 221 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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Bloomington, Indiana
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134 reviews 134 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

During our stay in SF, we tried many businesses. Hog island oyster co. was on of our favorite. They have amazing oysters, salads and cocktails. Humphrey Slocombe ice cream shop is very unique. The marketplace is also great for gourmet item shopping. Must see place. Highly recommended.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It's a magnificent structure on the Embarcadero, at the foot of Market Street, but the real reason to come here is the food (that, and the ferry to Marin County): There's a fabulous farmers market on Tuesday and Saturday until 2 p.m., and no shortage of great places to eat. For burgers and shakes, definitely do Gotts Roadside, Formerly Taylor's... More

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New York City, New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is an upscale indoor food market. There is so much choice of different foods and everything feels very artisanal. After your visit stroll around the boardwalk for farmers market fare and more food!

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Lots of good places to eat as well as ice cream shops, bakeries, etc. Fun specialty and gift shops. A good place to hang out if you are waiting for a ferry.

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Melville, New York, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

On our last day in San Francisco, we decided to stop here before going to the airport. Wish we had more time. The vendors were amazing. Bakeries, chocolate, ice cream, cheese, etc. I understand they have a great farmers market as well, which we missed. The Humphry Slocombe ice cream was a highlight as was some dark chocolate covered salted... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Oyster Bar there has superb seafood, soup, and salad. Right on the water. Welcome children and dogs. Could stay there forever.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Inside the Ferry building are all sorts of shops and restaurants and it was really a fun place to walk around and look at things as we waiting on our ferry departure time. We got a beer and sat outside on the pier and enjoyed the views.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Fantastic building with niche shops and tasty things to eat. Our favorite places were Prather Ranch Meat Co. where we enjoyed a phenomenal sandwich (forget the name) and Cow Girl Creamery where we had a gourmet grilled cheese (see pics for both). There is a decent sized promenade out the front as well as a nice park directly across the... More

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Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great products, wonderful bakery (can't remember the name!). Peets coffee, good food - what's not to like? I look forward to returning on my next trip. Wasn't there on a market day so I can't judge the market - I've heard it's wonderful and look forward to going back on a Saturday. There were still some very talented crafts people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's great fun to visit the farmers market at the Ferry Building on a Saturday morning. Wonderful produce, lots of samples being offered. Inside the building there are little stalls with nice wood products, Heath ceramics, specialty ice cream, etc. Fun!

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