What it is:
The Ferry Building Marketplace comprises a huge selection of specialty food shops offering everything from artisan cheeses to the freshest of local fish. Restaurants and cafés serve all day within the market hall and outdoors along the Ferry Plaza.
The Ferry building itself was erected in 1896 as a beacon for the port; it was gloriously restored in 2003 to become a market hall selling the Bay Area's best food. On Saturdays the outdoor plaza becomes a bustling farmers' market, with nearby growers offering the freshest provisions.
The marketplace is located along the Embarcadero at the foot of Market Street. The marketplace is accessible by MUNI, BART and Ferry Boat. The historic trolley cars (Line F Market) stop directly in front of the Ferry Building.
What to Do:
The Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market is the ideal place to find delicious food, take in lovely views of the bay, people-watch, and shop. Check out the Top 9 Things to do at the Ferry Building Marketplace.
When to Go:
The indoor market is open daily; the bustling outdoor market is in full swing Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 2pm and from Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm.
Take MUNI, BART, or the F Trolley car to Embarcadero or walk from Union Square.
San Francisco City Guides currently offers regular walking tours of the Ferry Building. Tours are free and start at noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Tours coincide with the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.