If you ever go to San Francisco, California, one place you should not miss is the Ferry Building Marketplace. Located at One Ferry Building, the Ferry Building Marketplace is just off the terminal for ferries that travel across the San Francisco Bay and a shopping center at The Embarcadero. You won’t miss it; the Marketplace is right inside the building that has a large clock tower, which you can see from Market Street.
The Ferry Building Marketplace is a popular hangout for people that work in the San Francisco Financial District, but it is also a place frequented by tourists. Inside the Marketplace are shops, large and small, which sell anything from artisan cheeses to fresh local fish. Restaurants and cafes abound where you can find some of the best quality chefs in San Francisco. When the weather is nice, you have an option for outdoor dining aside from indoor dining.
If you want one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in San Francisco, the Slanted Door is the place to be. Located at the northeast corner of the Marketplace, Slanted Door is owned and operated by Charles Phan, who is also the executive chef. Charles is famous for using top-quality ingredients. Slanted Door serves organic whenever possible, which includes sustainable fish, poultry and meat. It serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, serving a variety of Vietnamese dishes.
For fast food, Gott’s Roadside is one of the best eateries in the Bay Area. It features burgers, fish and chips, fish tacos, ahi burgers, garlic fries, soups and salads, and hand-scooped milkshakes. They also offer specials like soft-shell crab tacos, barbecue pulled-pork sandwiches, duck confit tacos and portabella reuben sandwiches. Gott’s Roadside offers plenty of food options for young children. Therefore, if you are ever traveling with your family, this is your best bet at the Marketplace.
MarketBar offers a seasonal Mediterranean menu. It has a huge bar that offers drinks, which include some of the best wines from Napa. MarketBar serves lunch and dinner, using mostly sourced fresh ingredients sold at the Marketplace and the weekly farmer’s market. It is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. On weekends, the Marketbar also serves breakfast/brunch. Enjoy outdoor dining with its wide street sidewalk located right outside.
You can also try the cafes and small eateries such as Boulette’s Larder, DELICA, MIJITA, Out the Door and Il Cane Rosso. For coffee and tea, try Imperial Tea Court, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Blue Bottle Coffee.
Try some gelato from Ciao Bella Gelato for desserts. Buy a variety of delicious artisan cheeses at Cowgirl Creamery. You can also try some apples, peaches, plums, hummus, falafels, nuts, honey and much more at the outdoor farmer’s market every Tuesday and Saturday. Spend hours wandering through all the stores and buy some souvenirs.
Ferry Building Marketplace
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, California 94111
(415) 983-8010 FAX