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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace by using our San Francisco vacation generator.
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  • There are a lot of nice shops in the Ferry Building but not as many as I expected. I had set aside a whole morning for it and was only there a couple hours (including a very early lunch because I've n...  more »
  • You can get good, fresh and tasty food there all day but on Saturday there is a market with local producers. Enjoy this place and food! 
  • The shops and restaurants in the Ferry Building Marketplace benefits differ from the most "food miles", found usually in the United States. Many small individual shops, not the usual chains. Especially lovers of sweets and tea will find a large selection.
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  • Indulge in the unique San Francisco history experience layered with a variety of artisan stores and eateries offering a wide range of sensory adventures. Enjoy the spacious landmark building that San Franciscans used since 1898 as their point of departure to the East Bay and Marin cities. Stop at one of the many stores purveying food, plants, and household goods. Shop for the unusual fungi, tasty pig parts and mouth watering desserts. Join the crowds sipping delicious Blue Bottle coffee at the open bar. Savor the modern Vietnamese cuisine at the legendary Slanted Door restaurant or grab one of their noodle soups at the takeout location. Wrap up the experience by shopping for fresh local produce at the outdoor Farmers Market open on Saturdays and selected weekdays.
  • How can you not like this place. Yes, it can be a bit too full of tourists, but the charme of this place is great. They have a lot of nice little shops and eateries that are always worth a stroll around. Pro tip: Get some food, go out the back and enjoy the view on the bay and the boats.
  • I haven't actually tried any of the places inside, but it's such a cool spot. Nicely decorated and aesthetically cared for. All businesses seem local and personally/family managed, no chains. Some artsy craftsy stores. Really cool atmosphere!
  • Beautiful, historic building that's been wonderfully restored with interesting and upscale shops and restaurants. A must see for visitors to San Francisco, and someplace native SFs enjoy, too. Beautiful views of the Bay Bridge from the back of the building. Don't forget to venture further out being the building near the Ferry Terminal for Larkspur to see the statue of Ghandi.
  • Located on the front this building is great. Had lots of little shops, restaurants and tske always to get some food. You can either eat in places or sit on the front overlooking the pier and water. Good transport links and a nice walk from here up to pier 39.