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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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent three days in San Fran and hit the Marketplace all three days for something, whether food, shopping, bar hopping or catching the Ferry to Sausalito. It has such a diverse selection of fresh and local fare. The aromas are the tell tale sign and the massive amount of locals and tourists. Great views of the bridge, Alcatraz and the... More

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San Francisco, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Ferry Building is a fun marketplace, tasty restaurants, cute little stores, access to the ferry boats, and has a great view of the bay and Oakland Bay bridge. Very convenient to the F trolly that takes you either to the Fisherman's Wharf (tourist trap) or the ball park. The embarcadero is right in front and great for people watching,... More

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Hong Kong, China
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Our family were looking for breakfast before we go to the Fisherman's Wharf, so our hotel concierge suggested us to go to the Farmer's Market and the Ferry building, where we could eat our way through and then have an easy walk by the sea to the Wharf in 25 - 30 mins. It took us 10-15 mins to walk... More

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Burbank, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
11 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The Ferry building is right on the water with fantastic views of the Bay Bridge. Lots of food stalls, unique shops, and a few restaurants. Nice touristy place We stopped for a lovely glass of champagne at the wine bar and had lunch at Slanted Door which was really good

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Lincoln, Nebraska
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I had no idea what to expect when we visited the Ferry Building. We came in to buy tickets to get to Vallejo and were pleasantly surprised by what the building had to offer. The unique shops were fun to peruse, as well as tasting the foods from the various food vendors. It is a bit crowded, but fun none... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you're like me and you're into food, then this is the place for you during the Saturday farmer's market! Pros = beautiful displays of fresh produce and flowers, helpful vendors who will answer your questions, good variety of prepared foods to order + consume outdoors, vegan and non gluten choices available, outdoor entertainment, Free [!] samples. Cons = crowded,... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
37 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Not the place for a destination visit unless you are meeting someone or taking a ferry. Bunch of very crowded, overpriced food stalls. Might be okay if you want organic, vegan or gluten free offerings.

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Goiania, GO
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

That's a Nice place to visit. The building is Beautifull and there's a lot of good restaurants around. Try Delica Restaurant, great healthy options! :)

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were trying to figure out a way to get to Golden Gate Bridge and thought we could walk from here...so we happened upon it by accident. Beautiful shops and restaurants/stands/booths. Very upscale, very crowded. Great variety if you're looking for interesting food choices you may not find anywhere else around town. Would not recommend for children. One complaint: not... More

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Stormville, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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