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Ferry Building Marketplace

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Address: 1 Ferry Building, The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-4209
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+1 415-693-0996
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers...

A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.

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Very popular place with many food options

If you are in SFO, you need to visit this place. Inside they have many shops and restaurants and you will find as many options as you want. Bakery, organic food, seafood, cheese... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in SFO, you need to visit this place. Inside they have many shops and restaurants and you will find as many options as you want. Bakery, organic food, seafood, cheese shop, mini markets, and fine dining places too. So they have a place for every budget, for everybody. Buy you food and go outside to eat it... More 

Thank Angel D
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to browse in conjunction with a ferry ride or just if you are in the area. Eat a meal, snack or buy fresh food, cheeses, chocolates etc to take with you or sit watching the bay and munch. Allow some time for the visit

Thank millvalle
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much to entertain you at the San Franciscso Ferry Building if you have a few minutes or an hour, or more! A number of restaurants are there....from affordable to expensive. Gott's Hamburgers and Mijita Mexican Cocina, as well as fresh Empanada's at El Porteno, to Hog Island Oysters and Slanted Door.....Many choices! The gourmet selection is beyond... More 

Thank LaineSFO
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to shop for things other than clothes, than this is a neat place to go. At the back of the building, you can walk out and look at the ferry port and the bay. it is an excellent location at which to start your journey down Embarcadero Street!

Thank Peggy H
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We could have browsed all day in the food market on Saturday. There was a wide range of freshly prepared food at affordable prices. Getting a seat at a table was hard due to the popularity here

Thank CaravannersDandK
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice selection of meats and seafood. Loved the oysters in particular. Great place for a quick meal or to look for souvenirs to take home. You can find awesome coffee here too. Parking is awfully difficult to find (and expensive!) if you're driving.

Thank CKWJ30
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ferry building marketplace is a farmer's market where fresh food is sold to the public. You can buy anything from fresh fruit and vegetables to flavorful cheeses and full-bodied wines. Something for the food lover.

Thank norma_gordon
Rhyl, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth starting here for your walk along the front of the bay, first views of the bridge and Alcatraz island. Ferries going all day across the bay so take a look and enjoy a cruise.

Thank Steven W
Esher, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As 2 families we started our tour here. Our guide who lives here (other family) recommend we start with coffee here so we did and it was really good. Our daughters insisted on danish pastries which we got from another stall. We were early so it was cool and quiet. A great start of our tour of the piers.

Thank yogachef
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in San Fransisco. You can just walk around and find delightful vendors selling things they are passionate about. Plan on a ferry ride and the day is just about perfect.

Thank Kristen B

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