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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, California, 94111

The Basics

Located on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a picturesque escape from the bustle of city life, whether you want to peruse the colorful stalls, tuck into meals from local food trucks and sit-down restaurants, or just grab coffee and enjoy panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. The gourmet action continues inside the adjacent Ferry Building, where local shops sell foraged wild mushrooms, gold-leafed chocolates, and sustainably farmed Marin County oysters, among other treats.

For a deep-dive into the market’s culinary scene, explore on a food-tasting tour with an expert guide. Travelers can also rent a bike to explore San Francisco’s waterfront, or combine a farmers market food tour with a visit to Alcatraz Island, home of the prison that once held America’s most notorious criminals.

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San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
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San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
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$77.00 per adult
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Best tour so far
Rebecca was amazing and awesome. She knew so much about the food industry. Highly recommend it. It was great because the ferry building was very little walking. So easy for people like me with a hip problem.
Minerva_N, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Food tour
Belinda_P, Oct 2018
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
We went as a family of 4 and absolutely loved it. Our tour guide was Tori, she is very knowledgeable both about food and the local history. Lots of great food to try, we certainly didn’t go home hungry. Would highly recommend to anyone!
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Ferry Food Tour with Tori
penny02018, Jul 2018
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Fabulous! Tori is an extremely informative and totally delightful guide! I definitely recommend this awesome tour!
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Ferry building food tour
Susan_S, Jul 2018
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
This tour was an amazing one for a foodie! It was a tiny bit of history and a ton of food! You won’t be disappointed! Rebecca was awesome!
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10 Year Wedding Anniversary Food Tour
Lenny_W, Jul 2019
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
My wife and I went on the Ferry Building Food Tour while on our 10 year wedding anniversary trip to San Francisco. Our tour guide Travis was incredible! He was a former cheese monger at the Cowgirl Creamery (which is a stop on the tour) so he had a lot of personal experience and knowledge that he shared with us. The food was delicious and we were stuffed by the end of the tour. As an added bonus, he took us to the top floor so we could look down on all the shops. If you book this tour, hopefully you will be lucky enough to get Travis as your guide!
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we took a tour with Kelly, a chef, of...
joseph g, May 2016
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
we took a tour with Kelly, a chef, of the Ferry Building and the Saturday Farmers market today. only 5 other people were on the tour. Kelly showed us around the building with stops at her favorite shops including chocolate, cheese, meat, fruit and juice. we got free samples at each stop and chats with the proprietors. don't bother to eat breakfast before this tour! she also knows where the secret toilets are so as to avoid crowds. and she is passionate about local and organic and knows her stuff. highly recommended.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The market is a must-see for foodies and culture lovers.

  • The Ferry Building contains restrooms, ATMs, and limited public seating. All facilities are wheelchair-accessible.

  • The nearest parking lot is at Washington Street and Embarcadero.

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How to Get There

The farmers market is located along the Embarcadero, at the foot of Market Street. It is accessible by road, MUNI, BART, and ferry, and a pleasant 30-minute waterfront stroll from Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco’s historic trolley cars (F-line Market) stop directly in front of the building.

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When to Get There

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is held year-round on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The market is most crowded on Saturday and can be a serious social fest, complete with culinary demos by city chefs and interviews with local farmers. Get there early to avoid crowds, or aim for noon for the full local experience.

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Exploring the Ferry Building

The historic Ferry Building’s marketplace houses a number of notable purveyors, including Cowgirl Creamery, Frog Hollow Farm, Acme Bread Company, Recchiuti Confections, Miette Patisserie, and Blue Bottle Coffee. Even when the farmers market isn’t open, locals know the Ferry Building is the place to come for gourmet treats and unbeatable bay views.

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