San Francisco’s celebrated farmers market unfurls Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the historic Ferry Building, expertly restored in 2003. Well known chefs are among the scores who pick through a cornucopia of locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, eggs and flowers, many certified organic. Ambling through the 1898 Ferry Building, with its towering archways and clock tower fashioned after Seville Cathedral’s 12th-century bell tower, adds to the fun.
So many great shops and stores to see. Wines, cheeses, fresh fruits and produce, breads, soups, seafood, and even desserts and craft beers. Prices can be a bit steep, but the taste is normally well worth it. Gets extremely busy on weekends with tourists, especially when the sun is out so plan ahead. Don't even bother with ridiculously expensive and limited parking, just take the MUNI F-Train right there. Highly recommended.
Awesome shop stop! Very unique places here. There are coffee shops, ice cream hangouts, honey and hot sauce stores. I also know that this place is pretty awesome when the farmers market strolls through on Saturday!
This is a great place to go for a gourmet gift or something for your own kitchen. There are also several great bars and restaurants. Can be a little bit crowded but the hustle bustle makes it all the more fun. Take the ferry from Oakland!
It's a really nice building. Since all the reviews say the same thing, I'll say that the slanted door has an express part inside the building at the end, and across from that there is a kiosk that sells amazing bau (pork and chicken). Very good stuff.
What a beautiful building and place to explore, shop and eat. I had heard a lot of things about the Ferry Building and had been wanting to go even before I moved to Northern California. Today I had the opportunity to venture out to the city, to make that visit. It was a beautiful warm clear summers' afternoon to be in the city, not too windy either. I took BART over and it took about one hour's worth of time and I only had to take one train, whew! It was my first trip to the city since I had moved to Northern California and I was by myself. I was a little nervous about heading over, but I did it and it was wonderful! The city was buzzing with all kinds of people doing their thing. Honestly, as easy as the Ferry Building is to find, I made sure I knew exactly where I was headed, even if it meant asking where the Ferry Building was all along the path leading to it. Ha, Ha! I definitely wanted to explore and experience the Ferry Building, but I also had a couple of eateries I wanted to visit. Not too mention I was trying to make it to the Farmers' Market before it closed at 2pm. Distracted by the street vendors selling their wares, I ended up only catching the last 5 minutes of the Farmers' Market. It's okay, I'm sure one of these days I'll return. Outside the Ferry Building, there was a lot of hustle and bustle going on, it was great, invigorating, alive and fun! I took a few pictures of this grand historical building and entered, and sure enough, there was plenty of life inside the building too. I didn't see a lot of shops that weren't selling food of some kind. Walking around, perusing made me feel good inside, it felt good to be in the city, in the Ferry Building. I was loving it. I found both places I was looking for and ordered an item from each. Both items were delicious, while a little on the expensive side, they were both worth it. I don't doubt the rent at the Ferry Building is expensive. I enjoyed the second item I ordered from another eatery, outside. It felt good to just sit outside for awhile and enjoy the weather, the view, the vibe and the atmosphere. It was perfect and I would love to return soon. The Ferry Building is a must visit for anyone, definitely a foodie haven. There is so much hustle and bustle, life, energy, and action happening, it's hard not to want to visit, especially for the food. The Ferry Building is located at the end of Market Street. It has a great view of the Bay Bridge, along with the boats in the bay.