Outside with my Ferry Building treasures!
The Ferry Building is along the Embarcadero at the end of Market Street and is one of my favorite places in San Francisco. I always make time to stop by when visiting the city. The crazy thing is, I have friends who moved to the bay area and have never been there!? (Geri-I’m talking about you!) I think if I lived there I would go every week to eat and shop. This unique marketplace provides a space for the greater Bay Areas agricultural bounty and renowned specialty food purveyors to work together and sell their products under one roof. It’s like a cool, artists community with gourmet ingredients and goods. Originally built in 1898, The Ferry Building was a transportation focal point for the city. Later,in 2003, it was renovated and reopened as a marketplace. Here’s some of what The Ferry Building has to offer:
We love the Blue Bottle Coffee Company. They take pride in their coffee and brew each cup to order!
They have a perfect cappuccino!
Miette means “little crumb” in French and this little pastry shop was inspired by the patisseries in Paris!
I am a sucker for sea salt caramels and Recchiuti Chocolates makes some of the best!
Do you remember doing spin art a kid? I do! Spin art chocolates, how cool!!
On this trip I tried to be good and just have a single sea salt caramel but I ended up going back and buying a box!
Delicious flavored olive oils from Stonehouse. My favorite is the Meyer Lemon!
I love that you can taste all the olive oil before you buy it!
Fresh, local seafood is abundant!
Fresh oysters anyone?
The ground floor houses the shops and restaurants, the 2nd floor provides office space and the ceiling is a 660′ high skylit Nave that lets in beautiful, natural light.
Cheese glorious cheese at The Cowgirl Creamery!
The Hog Island Oyster Company uses Acme Bread and cheese from The Cowgirl Creamery for their famous and outrageous Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I love it when local businesses work together instead of competing against each other.
I got a delicious honey balsamic vinegar here at beekind. I love the name!
More then 20 varieties of cured meats at Boccalone! The salumi are handcrafted in small batches across the Bay in Oakland, using sustainably raised, heritage-breed pork and the highest quality spices and salts.
For the true meat lover, Boccalone offers portable meat cones to enjoy while strolling through the marketplace!
If you are a mushroom lover like me, Far West Fungi is not to be missed!
Far East Funghi sells a “grow your own mushroom kit”. I bought one once, grew a bunch of mushrooms and enjoyed them for months!
We were drooling over these incredible looking tomatoes at Farm Fresh To You.
Enjoying a feast outside at The Hog Island Oyster Company.
The ridiculously good clam chowder at The Hog Island Oyster Company is made to order. They drop the clams into the flavorful homemade broth and when the clams open up its ready to serve!
The beautiful view of the bay from the Hog Island Oyster Company!
I hope you have enjoyed my little journey thru the Ferry Building. If you have been before, I hope this reminds you how wonderful it is (Sandy-I know you miss it) and if you haven’t, I hope you put it at the top of your list of places to go the next time you are in San Francisco!