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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
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
Traveler Favorite
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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Ferry building food tour
suzncooks4u, 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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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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Food tour
belpascoe, 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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I had a great experience on the...
Amy C, Apr 2018
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
I had a great experience on the Ferry Building food tour. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and also very entertaining. The food was incredible. There was a lot of it which was great. We were stuffed at the end of the tour. I went back to some of the stores/restaurants afterward to purchase items to bring home.
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Quinn was the best guide. His...
Cblindley, Aug 2016
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Quinn was the best guide. His interest and personal appreciation of each vendor made the tour such fun! There were only three of us on the tour so it was very low key and individualized. I would call this a don't miss if you have already seen the major tour stops.
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Very educational and enjoyed the...
Michelle E, Feb 2017
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Very educational and enjoyed the incredible food. Went back later and bought some chili from Prather Ranch, bread from Acme, olive oils and some delicious jam for our Anniversary dinner at our room.
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Sophia was a fantastic guide in the...
Robert G, Jul 2016
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Sophia was a fantastic guide in the food market and ferry building. Bring your appetite, you will have a great 2 hour tour. We will do this again on our next trip to S.F.
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ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT! Try to do...
michele.richard, Jun 2016
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT! Try to do this on a Saturday when all of the vendors are selling local products! By far our favorite tour and day in San Francisco!
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Great tour! Excellent, knowledgeable...
Robinjoym, Jun 2016
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Great tour! Excellent, knowledgeable guide. My only complaint is that there was so much food. Lots of samples, too large. Guide was very accommodating about me being vegetarian.
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We had a great time sampling...
Peter H, Aug 2015
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
We had a great time sampling everything and learning more about the building. Our kids loved it, too!
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This tour was so awesome and I was...
Tiffany F, Mar 2015
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
This tour was so awesome and I was beyond impressed with how many food items you taste and learn about...definitely don't eat breakfast as this tour is beyond filling with samples. Would recommend to locals and tourists.
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Wasn't sure what to expect but...
Cynthia H, Jun 2015
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Wasn't sure what to expect but everything we tasted was great. Wanted to buy more to take home.

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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