Ferry Building Marketplace
Located atVisit WebsiteCategory: Restaurant,Shopping & Night-life
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
San Francisco, CA 94111
The San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace, with its 245-foot clock tower, has been a part of the San Francisco skyline since 1898. The building boasts architectural elements that are reminiscent of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France. After undergoing a recent major renovation, the Ferry Building Marketplace is now home to dozens of gourmet shops and boutiques, most focused on sustainable, locally produced food products and accessories for cooking and gardening. There are also award-winning restaurants that range from super casual to business casual.
- These are minimum hours-hours of individual Ferry Building businesses and restaurants vary:
- Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
EventsPrivate events, lectures on food topics, farmers' market, book signings
- Farmers' market
- Boutique gourmet shopping
- Bay ferry rides
- People watching
Transportation by public transit is very accessible to the Ferry BuildingYou can take BART, Muni, the F Market Streetcar, the California Street cable car, and even the ferry from other parts of the Bay Area. Bicycles and walking are encouraged, but if you must drive, you’ll find metered parking as well as parking lots. The Washington Embarcadero Lot across the street from the Ferry Building offers limited validated parking.
There are a variety of small and large markets, restaurants, cafes, etc. with fresh food that locals and visitors can choose fromThe core mission of the Ferry Building Marketplace is to provide access to and educate the public about sustainable, local eating. That said, there’s plenty of enjoyable ways to experience delicious cuisine, from Vietnamese spring rolls to gourmet garlic fries.
Q1: What kinds of shops and restaurants are located here?A1: Most of the shops and restaurants have a focus on locally produced and sustainable foods and products, but there are a wide variety of offerings. Restaurants include casual pay-at-the-counter eateries such as Gott’s Roadside as well as more high-end restaurants like Slanted Door. As for shops, there are gourmet groceries, bakeries, ice cream, coffee, tea, wine, chocolates, olive oil, meats, and cheeses as well as sundries such as kitchenware, books, and gardening accessories.
Q2: Are there any activities in or around this area that I can do?A2: Walking along the Embarcadero, visitors take in the beautiful San Francisco Bay and Bridge, which is flanked by historic buildings and piers that today house businesses, restaurants, and tourist attractions such as Pier 39. Walk south and you’ll come to AT&T Park, the strikingly charming home of the San Francisco Giants MLB team. You can also catch a ferry to Marin County or the East Bay.
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