Exploring the Ferry Building Marketplace

CALIFORNIA - San Francisco's beloved Ferry Building Marketplace is a bustling hub of restaurants, shops, and vendors that appeal to locals and tourists alike. Boasting three weekly farmers' markets as well as internationally-acclaimed food artisans, it has long been considered the city's premier shopping and dining destination.

Exploring the Ferry Building Marketplace

Exploring the Ferry Building Marketplace

On the Embarcadero, where Market Street meets the water, this historic streetcar complex can be reached via public transportation such as Muni, BART, and F-Line historic streetcars and by ferry. Parking for visitors to this building can be found at ProPark Parking Lot across from it or on nearby streets.

The Ferry Building Marketplace is home to one of Chicago's best-known farmers' markets, held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Certified by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, this market boasts nearly 100 farmers and 25 prepared food vendors.

At the marketplace, there is a wide selection of restaurants for both vegetarians and carnivores alike. One award-winning spot, Slanted Door Vietnamese Restaurant, stands out among others by serving up modern twists on classic Vietnamese dishes.

Boulette's Larder and Boulibar, run by two female chefs, is another popular eatery with a diverse menu that features fresh dim sum, sushi, hearty hand-stretched noodles, and more.

Gott's Roadside offers modern takes on classic American burgers, fries, and shakes for a delicious bite to eat. Hog Island Oyster Company also serves up fresh oysters from Tomales Bay, just north of San Francisco.

Head to Craftsman & Wolves bakery for something unique for their award-winning pastries and muffins - especially the Rebel Within. They have pop-up shops at Ferry Building Marketplace from 8 am-2 pm Saturdays.

Though a bit off the beaten path, you can find plenty of food stands in the back of Ferry Building Marketplace. Hog Island Oyster Company serves up fresh oysters from Tomales Bay, and you may also grab some delicious grilled shrimp there.

The Ferry Building is perfect for shopping, dining, and people-watching. Enjoy it alone, or bring friends and family over for a relaxed afternoon of leisurely exploration.

With so many tempting shops and eateries within the Ferry Building, it can be easy to get distracted and forget your shopping list! If you're short on time, consider planning a food tour of the area.

A food tour is an ideal way to discover all the shops, eateries, and bars in an area. Invest some extra time by researching guides who will help you locate your favorites! There are plenty of resources available; make sure to take advantage of them!

Whether you're here alone, with friends or for a romantic date, the Ferry Building has so much to explore! What better way than taking a food tour and discovering all the area offers? You're sure to come away with some new favorites!