One of my favorite places to visit in San Francisco is the Ferry Building Marketplace, and there are several reasons why.
1.) The building itself is architecturally beautiful.
2.) Many of the vendors sell some of the best gourmet food out there. Everything is grown, made, and sold with love and care, and much of it is local. Delectable Japanese delicacies at Delica rf:1, fabulous Peach Preserves at Frog’s Hollow Farm, the best in Asian teas at Imperial Tea, nitrate free organic meats and hot dogs at Prather Ranch Meat Co., the best roast chicken at Mistral, and the list goes on and on. These vendors are known for producing some of the best food available anywhere in the world.
I love walking by the Acme Bread shop as the scent of freshly baked bread stops you in your tracks, or being enticed by the heady smell of a good stinky cheese at Cowgirl Creamery. And you can even enjoy some tasty fruit sorbet or Italian gelato at Ciao Bella. A foodie can get truly spoiled here.
3.) And of course being a ferry building, it’s location by the water allows for some spectacular views. You can get some fabulous snacks or a meal at one of the many gourmet food stores mentioned above, grab a table or a seat by the water outside, and enjoy what makes San Francisco’s views so famous.
The Ferry Building isn’t just a tourist destination, it’s a must for all foodies who live here.