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“So much better than that trap”

Ferry Building Marketplace
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
“So much better than that trap”
Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

This is the pier to visit when in SF. Farmers market and great food on the premises. This is the place I prefer to go to over that tourist trap called pier 39. You can step outside for food truck type dishes or stay inside the building for indoor seating. Both options equally good.

Visited January 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“Very nice place to shop”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

If you're looking at just having a nice wander around, looking at some interesting and slightly different shops, this is the place for you. Would recommend to anyone.

Visited December 2013
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Fresno, California
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“The visual feast as well as edible feast”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

My trip to San Francisco began at the Ferry building. The drop off pick up place for Amtrak. Food of all sorts await you. Are you into organic?Do you like all types of coffee and pastries? How do you feel about olive oils sausages pastas vegetables? The ferry building is a smorgasboard of what awaits you throughout San Francisco. It is a visual sensual gateway to an amazing city. There are small shops each sampling something. You can walk from booth and stall and not get bored. Transportation is easy from there to San Francisco and the bay area. Ferries go from there to Oakland, Sausalito and elsewhere. Daily bay tours also depart from there.Great views. They have added the bicycles you can rent. It is called the place of embarking and it is!

Visited January 2014
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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great for wondering around”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Great market for just browsing and wondering around. There are so many different stores, you are bound to find something that you sre interested in be ot chocolate or wine, or seafood or veggies.

Delightful place.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“I wish I lived near this place”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

If I lived in San Francisco, I would definitely be here every Saturday morning. There is no reason to waste your money on breakfast at one of the expensive hotels. Grab about $20 cash and head to the market. We had fresh bread, falafel, almonds, fruit, organic sodas. I was full way before we had even seen all the vendors. They also have a killer wine and beer shop inside the ferry building. I will definitely come here every time I visit San Francisco.

Visited December 2013
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