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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  • This is a food market and small store experience. There are some restaurants as well, but the main focus is cook at home or take away food, like pastas, candy, pastries, etc. There are wine tasting....  more
    This is a food market and small store experience. There are some restaurants as well, but the main focus is cook at home or take away food, like pastas, candy, pastries, etc. There are wine tasting....  more »
  • This market place had been hyped up by several tour guides so we decided we had to stop in. Honestly, our Sunday morning visit was disappointing. Not many indoor vendors were open and the ones that.....  more
    This market place had been hyped up by several tour guides so we decided we had to stop in. Honestly, our Sunday morning visit was disappointing. Not many indoor vendors were open and the ones that.....  more »
  • Some good food orders and speciality grocery stores worth looking at. Saturday morning market has amazing produce. The Mark down is due to the number of homeless/vagrants in the area dealing cannabis 
    Some good food orders and speciality grocery stores worth looking at. Saturday morning market has amazing produce. The Mark down is due to the number of homeless/vagrants in the area dealing cannabis  more »
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  • Honestly was so surprised about the ferry building. I read about the changes the place underwent and have to say, it's terrific! We found parking in the area difficult to find, but, it is right on the tram line so has a number of stops right out front. Inside we found the ferry building indoor market, really good variety of vendors with an amazing selection of foods, clothes, and other items. It was a very comfortable place to be and there is a really good burger place with outside seating to just watch the world pass by (Gott). Take some time to have a look round the visitors centre there, lots of history about the ferry building and also the bay area itself. You will also find toilets here. You can walk round the back of the building and see some of the guys fishing, but you will also find benches and good views too!
  • Cool place to get a view of the bridge. Also really fun to just grab one of the rental scooters to travel from the bridge to the fisherman’s wharf. The building has a ton of good places to grab snacks or meals
  • This was such a fun place to visit! I loved walking through all the fun and interesting shops! There were a lot of shops to go visit when I was here on a Sunday. There was a place to get empanadas, a mushroom shop, a couple bread places, a cooking oil place, a butcher shop, and so much more. All the food made it smell amazing in there!! 😁 There were several bathrooms in the building, all of them clean. There was a decent sized line for the women's most of the time, so try to plan ahead for that. Outside, there were additional booths to go visit, and the bell from the bell tower was fun to listen to every 30 minutes. There were also some pedicabs to pay for, so my party did that. It was fun to sit back and enjoy the ride, with the nice breeze and the sights. Overall, I highly recommend visiting the ferry building. 😊
  • It's a great experience. Behind the Ferry building, there is huge place for sitting and enjoying the views. One can enjoy watching Bay bridge, ferries, skyline of Sanfrancisco etc., Statue of Mahatma Gandhi here, comes as a surprise. Inside the building are shops and eateries. Rest rooms are well maintained.
  • Good walkabout the Ferry Building and the surrounding pier area. Restoration is fitting with good views to the vaulted ceiling. But the real stars are thee foodie options. Good range of meat, veggie, gluten free snacks and desserts can be found. Also some artisan shops selling food/drink items from around the world. All in all a nice area of San Fran to chill out.

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