Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Building Marketplace
4.5
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A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: South Beach
How to get there
  • Embarcadero • 5 min walk
  • Embarcadero • 6 min walk
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  • mrsammy7
    Herzliya, Israel8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    San Francico - A fun and interesting city!
    Always a fun and interesting city to visit. Love the Haight-Ashbury area. I like Golden Gate Park and the waterfront (Pier 39+) area. Just discovered the Palace of Fine Arts and it's a don't miss place to visit. You'll only need one hour. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge either by car, bike or walking. The view from the other side is special. A drive down Lombard Street is different and fun.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Kimberly
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Classy inside and LONG walk from parking
    Awesome place to meander around. Lots of foodie cafes/stores inside and many were wonderful smells and tasting. I went during the week and there weren’t many vendors outside peddling their junk wares. Thank goodness. Inside was very clean and classy. Even a lady had her Falcon (?) on her arm inside shoppers that was neat. Long ways to park from entrance. Plan on walking A LOT!!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Irene I
    Majorca, Spain33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Market place delight
    Apart from being the view point where I saw in the ‘Bells’ for New Year 7 years ago , and watched the awesome firework display (and it really was awesome. A magnificent 15 minute display of pyrotechnical wizardry.) the Ferry terminal is also home to a fantastic artisan market place. There are all sorts of items on sale from food and drink to trinkets, books and one off crafts. The food stalls are amazing - and expensive. (But then, everything in SF is expensive.) There is a great buzz about the place and a wonderful atmosphere. The whole ferry area is a must visit, from Pier 1 right along to Fisherman’s Wharf at Pier 45. The walk from end to end can take an hour but have a coffee and snack at the marketplace and then stroll to the other end and have a bread bowl filled with clam chowder. Another touristy must do.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 29, 2023
  • glasgowlassy82
    Glasgow, United Kingdom35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant place to visit and experience some amazing food San fransisco has to offer
    A great place to visit and explore all the different foods on offer. We had to go and sample the amazing ACME bakery and then got amazing things to have with this. Sat outside in the sun taking in the views so a great place to spend a Friday afternoon visiting the city.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Kentwoolgar
    Brighton, United Kingdom130 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Foody festival of fun.
    If you’re in the area on a Saturday, it’s well worth a visit. Many food stands to choose from. Chose the Mexican stand with the massive queue for breakfast. Outstanding Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs for breakfast. Could have spent a few hours here but my waistline wouldn’t allow it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Scott
    San Francisco, California5,343 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see of course
    Always a cool part of San Francisco for tourists and locals. You can grab an amazing empanada, by your clipper card at the Bay crossings shop, visit one of the best mushroom themed stores in California, and board your ferry here. You'll find public bathrooms. Unfortunately, I'm not thrilled with the coffee choices at the ferry building. Blue bottle is way overpriced and they don't even have non-fat milk.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 11, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,076 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gourmet Food For Sale
    A building with a long history as a transit center now is used as a food place, a market to buy stuff plus a number of small restaurants, some of them excellent. The ferry terminals are outside and in back. Great fun to walk around both inside and out. Gourmet food for Sale.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 26, 2023
  • focusport22
    178 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good food stalls.
    The Ferry Building has a lot of different food places and a few shops. It a good place to stop for lunch and wonder around sampling different items. There is a very nice view of the water and surrounding area in the back of the building.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 27, 2023
  • Anthony B
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Winter Trip to San Francisco 2024
    The venue was very accessible to local attractions. Staff were really helpful. Security checks were in place for Elevators. Our room was really Nice- Nice Size of TV. I was able to link it to my google account. Valet Parking. I could see the Bay from our Window.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 6, 2024
  • AMohsen
    Port Said, Egypt519 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place
    The overall location is quite vibrant and joyful which allows spending high-quality time. It is cheerful and full of tourists. The region includes popular and picturesque piers, malls, and shopping outlets like this nice marketplace.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 26, 2024
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
The overall location is quite vibrant and joyful which allows spending high-quality time. It is cheerful and full of tourists. The region includes popular and picturesque piers, malls, and shopping outlets like this nice marketplace.
Written March 26, 2024
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Anthony B
Pittsburgh, PA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The venue was very accessible to local attractions. Staff were really helpful. Security checks were in place for Elevators. Our room was really Nice- Nice Size of TV. I was able to link it to my google account. Valet Parking. I could see the Bay from our Window.
Written March 6, 2024
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Mecca M
Atlanta, GA60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I really enjoyed the Marketplace. The street vendors were just as interesting as the vendors with the storefront. You can purchase honey, wine clothing, oils, and more in this market place collective
Written February 26, 2024
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focusport22
178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The Ferry Building has a lot of different food places and a few shops. It a good place to stop for lunch and wonder around sampling different items. There is a very nice view of the water and surrounding area in the back of the building.
Written December 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A building with a long history as a transit center now is used as a food place, a market to buy stuff plus a number of small restaurants, some of them excellent. The ferry terminals are outside and in back. Great fun to walk around both inside and out. Gourmet food for Sale.
Written December 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Scott
San Francisco, CA5,343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Always a cool part of San Francisco for tourists and locals. You can grab an amazing empanada, by your clipper card at the Bay crossings shop, visit one of the best mushroom themed stores in California, and board your ferry here.

You'll find public bathrooms.

Unfortunately, I'm not thrilled with the coffee choices at the ferry building. Blue bottle is way overpriced and they don't even have non-fat milk.
Written November 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kentwoolgar
Brighton, UK130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you’re in the area on a Saturday, it’s well worth a visit. Many food stands to choose from. Chose the Mexican stand with the massive queue for breakfast. Outstanding Chilaquiles with scrambled eggs for breakfast. Could have spent a few hours here but my waistline wouldn’t allow it.
Written October 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,550 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The ferry building marketplace has some fixed shops inside the building but mostly it’s the external traders. Normally 4 days a week.
Written October 7, 2023
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Tiffani H
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Online made the Ferry Building seem like a place we just had to visit. We were very disappointed as there where not as many shops and things to see as you are led to believe online.
Written September 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

glasgowlassy82
Glasgow, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A great place to visit and explore all the different foods on offer. We had to go and sample the amazing ACME bakery and then got amazing things to have with this. Sat outside in the sun taking in the views so a great place to spend a Friday afternoon visiting the city.
Written September 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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