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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 222 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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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the food carts, you can tell where to go by the lines, excellent food and reasonable. Farmers market 2xweek, but super crowded and busy if you don't get there at the start. Plenty to see on quieter days, great areas to sit and people watch, nice breeze by the water, or take a ferry etc! We took a... More

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Tucson, AZ
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55 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to get fresh food. The Farmers Market is on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Even on other days, you can get a variety of fresh food, meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. There are a number of places to eat and it is nice to grab a table with a view of the water. Some of the... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This place is a food haven. There are tons of great businesses and the food is lovely. The prices are a little high, but location comes with a price tag I guess. We particularly liked Cowgirl Creamery and Acme Bread. The smart thing is that all of the businesses here use each other's products. If you order a sandwich from... More

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21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped here to pick up picnic supplies before a big bike ride across the golden gate bridge, and I was in awe! There are specialty stores for everything - cheese, meats, mushrooms, baked goods, chocolate, etc., and most of it is locally sourced. Needless to say, we had one epic picnic that day!

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Santa Cruz, California
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I suggest going on Tuesday and Thursday after 10:00 am or Saturday after 8:00 for the full experience. Vendors come bringing in the most amazing produce, flowers and food. You can get coffee and wander through tasting for a leisurely morning. Even without the Farmers Market on those days, it is worth a visit inside. There are many specialized food... More

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Ferry Building is a fantastic place to visit....... And bring your appetite! It's a treat for all of the senses, from the historic landmark building, it's history and renovation, beautiful ceramics, and things for the home and garden, and then delectable delights to the right of you and to the left of you! And on Saturdays, there's also one... More

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Took the F street car from fisherman's wharf to ferry building. Nice market and some very nice bistros, bakeries, and specialty food stores. Nice views of the bay. The San Francisco ferry terminal is the building over.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After Brunch, our family of nine walked through the Marketplace and were charmed by all the different shops. There was a large variety of places to stop and taste the wares as well as artisan shops to browse through. It was crowded, but not to the point of being uncomfortable.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A European-style marketplace in this most European of American cities. Built in 1898 as the cross-bay terminal for ferries, the San Francisco Ferry Building with its iconic Moorish Clock Tower, modeled on Seville's (Spain) Cathedral Belfry has withstood two major earthquakes and stands still as a gateway symbol to Baghdad by the Bay. Though it still serves as a terminus... More

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Spokane, Washington
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Besides being an Historical and functional ferry dock what a great place to explore. There is so many different food shops and fun kiosks inside this airy building that it takes a couple of hours just to see everything. Since there are so many eateries I was disappointed in the amount of seating in order to eat your meal. It... More

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