Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
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This is the Eiffel Tower of farmers markets - the one grand thing that, while touristy and crowded, any lover of markets shouldn't miss. Or any lover of food, for that matter. Really if you eat, you should go, so that means you. The Ferry Building, itself, is home to an mouthwatering permanent set of merchants even on non-market days. There is Delica (Japanese deli), Acme Bread, Cowgirl Creamery, Miette (French macaroons and other sweets) ... the list goes on and on. Add to this the array of farmers, bakers and culinary savants who appear on market days and you'll think you've found the (foggy) Garden of Eden by the bay.http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/farmers_market.php
Phone: (415) 291-3276
Embarcadero at Market Street.
Public Transport: Any BART train and most MUNI streetcars to Embarcadero Station. F Market to Embarcadero and Market.
- There are so many good things, it is hard to know what to recommend but of note are 4505 Meats' hamburger, Scream Sorbet's frozen delights and any produce in season.
- In addition to the fresh foods, there are lots of treats that come jarred or packaged and make great gifts. One idea: Far West Funghi (inside the Ferry Building) makes a to-die-for truffle mustard.
Know Before You Go: Market days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Vendors vary (check their website). The Ferry Building is absolutely worth a visit even if you don't make it on a market day.