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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  • Better when the big outdoor market is going on Saturday - otherwise just pricey places for snacks. Lots of touristy things being sold outside. Not as interesting I remember from back in 2012 when I vi...  more »
  • ........... you can walk relaxed along the div. Piers and you should have become thirsty and/or hungry, in the Ferry Building to your heart's content indulge your culinary desires. From exotic fruits to fish (of course, if the water of the bay is only a few meters away) you will find everything your heart desires and you don't indulge in anything, so the one for sale is a feast for the senses!
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  • Unlike the great markets we know in Brazil, the Ferry Building Marketplace is very charming and "smelly". It is worth knowing the spice shops and making a snack. Recommend
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  • The Ferry Building history and the location are very wonderful. It is a great Location to visit in San Francisco any day of the week. There are so many Restaurants and Cafes here. It is good place to drink some Coffee. The views of the building is nice and attractive. Here you can get some farmers products such as fruits and vegetables. This is a good place for all ages. If you are visiting San Francisco you should visit this place, I hope you will be satisfied. Enjoy your time here.
  • Definitely a must visit when in downtown San Francisco. If you can, hit it up on Saturday mornings when the Farmer's Market is right outside of the building. When we visit, we usually stay north of the city and take the Ferry into downtown. A beautiful ride in and a great starting point for a day trip in downtown.
  • Great vendors and restaurants abound. I could take the ferry to the city and go no farther than our landing at the Ferry Market Building to be satisfied (and have actually lived this scenario... So a vetted statement.) Sip, stroll and nibble your way through and enjoy all there is here. Appreciate that it is not a tourist trap, but laden with real local goods -- such as Heath Ceramics. Always something new to see and try.
  • Quite a few food and drinks options at the plaza. Definitely stop here. One can easily stroll around here for couple of hours. Although there are plenty of places to try but clam chowder at Hog Island is a must try if that's your thing, its thin/liquid version which I personally like a lot. Their cheese sandwich is also great.
  • It’s really fun to browse around, buy snacks and gifts, and admire the beauty of the building. Very family friendly with clean restrooms. There are places to have a sit down meal but it will be busy and crowded during peak hours.
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