San Francisco: The Ferry Building Market Place

A San Francisco must is the Ferry Building Marketplace. What was once a hub for commuters in the Bay Area, the Ferry Building has been converted into a local market that serves as the epicenter for San Francisco’s avid foodies.

If you’re feeling adventurous skip the cab and take a cable car down the Embarcadero to the Ferry Building. Be sure to go on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday to get the full experience at the Ferry Building Farmer’s market. Not only can you stock up on classic California produce like fresh avocados and strawberries, but there are hundreds of booths full of handmade crafts and other goodies.

Although it’s best known for its archiectural beauty and housing one of San Francisco’s top restaurants The Slanted Door, the Ferry Building’s main attraction is the tiny little shops. If you’re hungry, some local favorites include the gingerbread cookies at Miette bakery and the Mt. Tam cheese from Cowgirl Creamery. If you’re a bookworm the Ferry Building has one of the best bookstores in the city (Book Passage) and we highly recommend stopping by one of the many cookware stores (Heath Ceramics is our favorite) for those two best friends who just got married. When you’re there don’t forget to take some time outside to walk along the pier!

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