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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

After the tour to Alcatraz, walked down to the terminal. What a selection of food. You can have 7 seven course meal from all the options offered. Saturdays there is a farmers market here which is very busy and worth the crowded feeling. Best part is you can enjoy what ever food you eat with a view.

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Pompano Beach, FL
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We took an "edible excursion" tour and got to try lots of delicious bites at many shops. I was so impressed with the quality of the food. I learned a lot too!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure I would categorize the Ferry Building as a must see stop, although we did enjoy our visit there. The shops and restaurants, along with the farmers market, presents a nice selection of shops, fresh produce and eating places, although a bit on the pricey side. The views of the Harbor and convenience to various ferries makes the... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It was an easy hop on the N-Judah line to stop here on our way to other destinations this particular day. A food haven it is! I am still sorry i did not purchase lemon olive oil at Stonehouse California OO. But they do MAIL and I know I will do it soon. To add icing to the cake we... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Great place to purchase good quality take-home items - especially teas, coffee, candy, cheeses, etc. Plenty of places to have a tasty meal, a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. There was a nice Farmer's Market just outside and also a "Made in San Francisco" open air Crafts Market in the area across the street. Street performers in... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Ferry Building is a hive of activity, it is the terminal for ferries traveling across the bay to San Francisco as well as a gourmet marketplace. Easily located and accessed on the Embarcadero at the end of Market Street, the building stands out from a far. Check out the weekly Farmers Market. The building was completed in 1898 and... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This spot is faboulous. The idea of having a marketplace so trendy inside this building makes it unique. We tasted wines and cheeses of diverse regions. You can walk all Market Street and get there or get there through the bay area. Great to buy gifts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Whatever you do, go on an empty stomach early Saturday morning for the Farmers Market, and take your time to choose a picknick breakfast. It's wonderful and everything looks good. The rest of the week you can get cheese, bread, wine, coffee, whatever, from the regular stalls. Take a ferry to Sausalito if, like me, you're too lazy to cycle.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I visited SF in May and hubby and I took a walk to the Ferry Building. We sampled a variety of different foods in this building and this was one of my most favourite parts of our trip. I am a foodie and this beat out any restaurant we ate in while in SF.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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