Ferry Building Marketplace, Embarcadero

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SAN FRANCISCO | San Francisco’s Beaux Arts style Ferry Building is one of the city’s icons and has had several uses since it first opened in 1898. It began life as the transportation focal point for anyone arriving in the city by train or ferry, and continued to serve this role until the 1930s. The opening of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, and the popularity of cars meant that ferry patronage declined significantly and by the mid 1950s the now little used building had it interior converted into office space. At the same time, the double-deck Embarcadero Freeway cut the building and waterfront off from the rest of the city.

In 1989 the Loma Prieta earthquake caused significant damage to the Embarcadero Freeway and in 1992 the freeway was demolished. In 2002, a restoration and renovation were undertaken to redevelop the Ferry Building and in 2003 the building was reopened to the public. Part of the redevelopment included restoring and renovating the Grand Nave of the Ferry Building, and it is here where the Ferry Building Marketplace, a public artisan food market can be found.

The Ferry Building Marketplace showcases the agricultural wealth of the Bay Area and many artisan producers have stores here. ACME Bread Company, Cowgirl Creamery, Blue Bottle Coffee, Dandelion Chocolate, Fort Point Beer Company, and Mariposa Baking Company are just a few of the almost 50 vendors that have stores here.

At the front of the Ferry Building is where you’ll also find the fantastic Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, which sees many of the Bay Area’s farmers come to town to showcase their produce. The farmers market is famous for the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products, and artisan and prepared foods. The Marketplace is open 7 days a week and the Farmers Market on Tuesday and Saturday until 2:00pm.

Ferry Building Marketplace

One Ferry Building
San Francisco
California 94111
United States

Telephone: 415 983 8030
E-mail: n/a
Website

Open
Mon – Sun: 9:00am to 7:00pm

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Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.

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