Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Building Marketplace
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksShopping Malls
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: South Beach
How to get there
  • Embarcadero • 5 min walk
  • Embarcadero • 6 min walk
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  • mrsammy7
    Herzliya, Israel12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    San Francico - A fun and interesting city!
    Always a fun and interesting city to visit. Love the Haight-Ashbury area. I like Golden Gate Park and the waterfront (Pier 39+) area. Just discovered the Palace of Fine Arts and it's a don't miss place to visit. You'll only need one hour. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge either by car, bike or walking. The view from the other side is special. A drive down Lombard Street is different and fun.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Kimberly
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Classy inside and LONG walk from parking
    Awesome place to meander around. Lots of foodie cafes/stores inside and many were wonderful smells and tasting. I went during the week and there weren’t many vendors outside peddling their junk wares. Thank goodness. Inside was very clean and classy. Even a lady had her Falcon (?) on her arm inside shoppers that was neat. Long ways to park from entrance. Plan on walking A LOT!!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Irene I
    Majorca, Spain33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Market place delight
    Apart from being the view point where I saw in the ‘Bells’ for New Year 7 years ago , and watched the awesome firework display (and it really was awesome. A magnificent 15 minute display of pyrotechnical wizardry.) the Ferry terminal is also home to a fantastic artisan market place. There are all sorts of items on sale from food and drink to trinkets, books and one off crafts. The food stalls are amazing - and expensive. (But then, everything in SF is expensive.) There is a great buzz about the place and a wonderful atmosphere. The whole ferry area is a must visit, from Pier 1 right along to Fisherman’s Wharf at Pier 45. The walk from end to end can take an hour but have a coffee and snack at the marketplace and then stroll to the other end and have a bread bowl filled with clam chowder. Another touristy must do.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 29, 2023
  • glasgowlassy82
    Glasgow, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant place to visit and experience some amazing food San fransisco has to offer
    A great place to visit and explore all the different foods on offer. We had to go and sample the amazing ACME bakery and then got amazing things to have with this. Sat outside in the sun taking in the views so a great place to spend a Friday afternoon visiting the city.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Kentwoolgar
    Brighton, United Kingdom248 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Foody festival of fun.
    If you’re in the area on a Saturday, it’s well worth a visit. Many food stands to choose from. Chose the Mexican stand with the massive queue for breakfast. Outstanding Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs for breakfast. Could have spent a few hours here but my waistline wouldn’t allow it.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Scott
    San Francisco, California6,486 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see of course
    Always a cool part of San Francisco for tourists and locals. You can grab an amazing empanada, by your clipper card at the Bay crossings shop, visit one of the best mushroom themed stores in California, and board your ferry here. You'll find public bathrooms. Unfortunately, I'm not thrilled with the coffee choices at the ferry building. Blue bottle is way overpriced and they don't even have non-fat milk.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 11, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,551 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gourmet Food For Sale
    A building with a long history as a transit center now is used as a food place, a market to buy stuff plus a number of small restaurants, some of them excellent. The ferry terminals are outside and in back. Great fun to walk around both inside and out. Gourmet food for Sale.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 26, 2023
  • focusport22
    229 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good food stalls.
    The Ferry Building has a lot of different food places and a few shops. It a good place to stop for lunch and wonder around sampling different items. There is a very nice view of the water and surrounding area in the back of the building.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 27, 2023
  • Anthony B
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Winter Trip to San Francisco 2024
    The venue was very accessible to local attractions. Staff were really helpful. Security checks were in place for Elevators. Our room was really Nice- Nice Size of TV. I was able to link it to my google account. Valet Parking. I could see the Bay from our Window.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 6, 2024
  • AMohsen
    Port Said, Egypt515 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place
    The overall location is quite vibrant and joyful which allows spending high-quality time. It is cheerful and full of tourists. The region includes popular and picturesque piers, malls, and shopping outlets like this nice marketplace.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 26, 2024
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Roberta d
Rome, Italy657 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I’ve been here alone, just for a coffee time.
The building is at the end of Market street, if you come from there you will find it in front of you.
Inside there are many shops where you can have a great breakfast, both European and American, also excellent for lunch.
There are also supermarkets but they are very expensive, outside you can enjoy SanFrancisco bay.
Written January 15, 2020
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Adar Loberant
Shoham, Israel59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Very nice heritage building of the city.
Inside the building you will find a bundle of small business that sell their produce and some hight quality food venders.

Empanadas, coffee, chocolates, high quality cheeses, Vietnamese food and more.
Written January 27, 2020
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Eddie L
San Jose, CA149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This building is almost as San Francisco as the Golden Gate Bridge but in my eye it has always been under used. Renovation over the years has made it very visitor friendly and lots of fun to visit.
Lots of nice shops inside this building selling anything from home made perfume to oysters, honey, hand crafted chocolate, wine etc; things that are beautiful nice but not exactly essential to all.
When you are tired of walking and shopping there are benches along the bay for you to enjoy the sea breezes and the view. can't beat that.
Lots of nice restaurant nearby, touristy but enjoyable nevertheless.

We walked there from nearby, so I don't know what the parking situation is like. So be careful here.
Written February 18, 2020
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SFCA100
San Francisco, CA16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The Ferry Building, opened in 1898, is located along the Embarcadero which runs by the San Francisco Bay with views of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge on a non-foggy day. It now houses eateries of higher quality, usually home-made, food and desserts. There is also a farmers' market which hosts many organic fares during the weekends. It is worth a visit for the historical aspects, a photo op, and to enjoy a sampling of the delicious treats.
Written March 5, 2020
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Gagan_Gupta_1975
Macau, China635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A city landmark which is transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.Once you enter the huge doors you can see food stalls, Market and once you reach the end you can see the ferry piers to different islands. You can rest on the wooden benches near the sea and view the ferries and big ships passing by. If you are visiting in the evening you can see the San Francisco Bay Bridge illuminated with lights.
Written May 5, 2020
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Barry M
Houston, TX23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
Slanted Door- simply the best, stands out as a San Francisco icon, even though it is in the midst of a major tourista thoroughfare! Drinks were great, food better and the staff was the best. Pho bo was perfect on a cold windy day and our server was a fabulous tour guide, recommending some great spots. Ate at the bar and didn’t want to leave!
Written January 31, 2020
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Randy M
San Francisco, CA303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Ferry Building is a wonderful repurposed structure that has so much to offer. Great food options at any price point. Gift giving options or simply a nice place to grab a drink or coffee on you way into the city or on the way home via ferry!
Written January 2, 2020
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Brandon K
Flagstaff, AZ1,923 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a food market and small store experience. There are some restaurants as well, but the main focus is cook at home or take away food, like pastas, candy, pastries, etc. There are wine tasting and hummus tasting stalls. We walked the whole area before deciding which stalls to come back to. If you are in the mindset of going through little artisan stalls and spots, this place is for you and you will give it even more than 4 stars. If you are looking for touristy take home gifts, this might not be for you (unless gourmet food is your choice for gifts). I will say that this is a stop you need to see if it is your first time to San Francisco, but you might choose other places on a return trip, unless there is something at the Ferry building you are hooked on and want more of in the future.
Written August 25, 2022
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Brad B
San Francisco, CA82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We walk to The Ferry Building several times a week from our home. It's a great destination for lunch, farmer's market items, and now they even have a dog treat boutique called Mishka's.

The Ferry Building is also a great location to grab a photo with the Bay Bridge in the background and to grab a ferry to a nearby city.
Written July 22, 2022
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Leighly
Houston, TX233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Stroll through the shops and enjoy an original ferry transit stop. Nice option to eat on a bench on the bay. Decent view of the Bay Bridge. I recommend the Argentian Empanada, one of multiple food stops. Reasonable and convenient. Ferry Building is located on Embarcadero and the end of the Piers.
Written February 19, 2020
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