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Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco

Categories: Shopping Malls, Landmarks, Shopping, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We visited the marketplace during the CUESA farmers market on Saturday. Do not eat before you go as there is so much food available. Our favorites were Baccalone and Humphry Slocum. This is a great pl...  read more »
  • The Ferry Building was a very busy place, especially during fleet week. We ate a big breakfast before coming down, so we didn't eat much of the many offerings. Lots of shopping to do and good place to...  read more »
  • Without is a tourist attraction, but it specializes in tourism, enjoy and even local shops. Delicious ice cream shop blue bottle coffee and local we and so on! Contains the Oyster Bar is delicious.
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  • Amazing food - raw produce, baked goods, and full masks from the Mexican stand. Free samples of rich juicy fruit and baked goods. The best smoked fish anywhere at Captain Mike's - sandwiches, to go, jerky, and of course free samples - from a storybook character. And bench seating to chow down this beautiful food with a spectacular view of the Bay Bridge. Life just doesn't get better!
  • Your basic business lunch place and tourist trap. Blue bottle coffee is a decent highlight, as well as the ice cream shop at the north end, but most places within are too pricey to enjoy regularly. If you love tea, try the tea room there-- costs a but more than you'd think for tea, but It's delightful. Last, the Cowgirl Creamery store front makes an incredible grilled cheese and eggcreme drink. Most places within are often very busy, so be prepared for a wait.
  • Iconic San Francisco structure. It's full even on weekdays with both tourists and locals alike looking to get some local exclusive foods and products. It feels like a high-end farmer's market meets a food court - trendy, expensive, but really good.
  • Fun weekend day date here. Great if you go during the day of the farmers market. I love cow girl creamery and high island. Would recommend coming here if you're visiting sf or if you've never been before. Also great for people watching, just grab a cup at blue bottle coffee and sit out by the water 👌
  • I enjoyed visiting the Ferry Building as a tourist stop. We only purchased a snack as we roamed the mall. The prices are pretty high. Fine for a snack or quick stop, but I would go somewhere else for eating or something more serious. I enjoyed the smells at first (makes markets fun!), but I think there was such a variety of stores with aroma, it became overbearing. I enjoyed the stop at the Ferry Building, but it you are running out of time, I would skip it.
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