Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco

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Located inside a landmark building designed by architect A. Page Brown in the Beaux Arts style, Ferry Building Marketplace takes up the entire ground floor, the former baggage handling area of a ferry terminal. At its completion in 1898, this building was the largest project ever undertaken in the city. Today, the marketplace attracts foodies from around the country with its small shops selling everything from expensive mushrooms and sourdough bread to award-winning wines, cheeses, and chocolate cupcakes. The plaza just outside the building hosts local farmers and merchants selling organic produce grown in the area, as well as fast foods like burgers, pizzas, and tacos. Don't miss a stop at one of the marketplace restaurants, serving fresh seafood dishes and signature cocktails. Use our San Francisco holiday planner to arrange your visit to Ferry Building Marketplace and other attractions in San Francisco.
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  • The SF Ferry Building is always a must-do for my wife and I when in the City. It reminds us of Chelsea Market in New York City or Liberty Station marketplace in San Diego. It is a space for Artisan ch...  more »
  • The best day to visit The Ferry Building is Saturday around 10am! The farmers stalls are set up outside—-you’ll mix with locals, chefs and tourists from all over. We visit SF at least once a year and ...  more »
  • Great place to get super fresh fruits, it's where we tasted the sweetest apricots and peaches! The strawberries are also super huge! Lots of unique shops and stalls selling home-grown fruits and veget...  more »
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  • A great place to have lunch or brunch. You should definitely visit on Tuesdays and Saturdays, bc. that's when they have the Farmers Market open. During that time you can get great vegetables/fruits, which cost less than what you would pay at wholefoods. It's a great place to go for family outings, or to take a date. Plus the view is miraculous and you can also pay to ride the ferry. So have fun.
  • We were really surprised as to the variety and assortment of delicacies in this upscale market hall. From mushrooms to coffee to chocolate our eyes and appetite were both very satisfied. The Hog Island Oyster bar and restaurant was the pinnacle of our visit and taste experience. Next time we are in S.F. we are absolutely going back!
  • Nice place to visit any afternoon for a walk and snack. The shops sell an assortment and variety of good food. The trucks parked along the pier also sell fresh vegetables/fruit. We tried and sampled a lot of food ranging from good to great. The complaints I have are around adequate seating and bathrooms. We had to wait for a long time before we got tables to sit and enjoy food. The bathrooms were all super busy (read long lines). Perhaps the city needs to plan for additional tables and bathrooms. If my review helped, please click on the like icon.
  • Had an absolutely wonderful lunch with my sister visiting from Italy and other family members. Very delicious creative menu. My sister ordered the oyster bay white wine and it was amazing. The service impeccable especially because it was busy lunch hour. The mussels were scrumptious and the the bread? Omg! YUMMY.
  • The variety of food on offer is superb. Although i only tried one outlet, the quality was excellent and i can only assume that for the rest of the vendors here the food and drinks they offer must also be of excellent taste and quality for them to be able to survive here. Go check it out. Even if you don't get to eat anything, it's a great place to visit.
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