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Ferry Building Marketplace

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Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
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Address: One Ferry Building, The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: 415 693 0996
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers...

A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.

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Good food

Lovely cafes and a few little unique shops. Really nice building and lots of places to sit outside and eat

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely cafes and a few little unique shops. Really nice building and lots of places to sit outside and eat

Thank BethRC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have traveled all the way from the east coast to San Francisco and this is the best marketplace we've seen. You can find dozens of food cuisines, as well as, wine, ice cream, a fungi store (yeah, mushroom jerky), and on and on. Oh what fun we had walking around and sampling the different types of... More 

Thank Deborah S
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent eateries with a Farmers Market feel. Can be impacted during the peak tourist season so be patient and polite to allow for a better experience.

Thank Dez13
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first stop on our trip to SF. Spent the day walking, and stopped in the Ferry building for sustenance. Super cool, big place with multiple restaurants, quick eateries and shops. A definite must see!

Thank Lisa C
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Shop after shop of fresh food, fish, bread, cheese, chocolate, crabs, fruit and more. Visiting my San Fran office for a week we ate very reasonably priced lunches every day. The food was excellent, the service was exceptional at every stop, there is seating all around and overlooking the bay. It just made for a really nice relaxing lunch. You... More 

Thank JBMartiniguy
Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Farmers Market adds so much to the Ferry Building experience. I have been during the week, but its just a small shopping experience. Nice, but nothing spectacular. But the food and restaurants, now those are almost all fantastic and worth the visit.

Thank Ty L
Tupleo, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend recommend a visit to Gott's Roadside in the Ferry Mkt Building. We a shared yummy meal there, and we were impressed by the high quality shops in the Market Place. This was part of our 10 mile walkabout San Francisco. We ate a bite also in Little Italy, Ghirardelli Square, and Aliment near Union Square. Nice day.

Thank Candace W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So many great restaurants and shops! Loved the open air market on Saturday. So many samples of fresh fruits to try! Beautiful flowers and crafts for purchase!

Thank Leslie H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of great small gourmet eateries here like Cowgirl Creamery. There's too many to choose. It's also a good place to buy take-out and groceries as well as food related gifts like olive oil and cookware. Things are generally pricey here. Lots of places to sit and eat by the water.

Thank NVMD
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The ferry building is a monument to fine food. Lots of shops, stalls and markets provide fresh produce and foods. Their are always good samples on offer. A great way to spend a morning and lunch.

Thank DJfromLondon

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