A Fresh Taste at the San Francisco Ferry Building

Fresh food and ingredients at the San Francisco Ferry Building

Ferry Building, San Francisco

San Francisco Ferry Building Shops and Restaurants

The San Francisco Ferry Building houses dozens of gourmet food shops, restaurants, cafés and specialty stores. A person can spend hours there browsing, shopping, eating and drinking.

San Francisco Ferry Building Farmer’s Market

But go to the Ferry Building on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday and you’ll find even more delectable treats at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market, operated by CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture). Farmers and food vendors set up in front of the San Francisco Ferry Building on Tuesday and Thursday. On Saturdays, the market is also set up on the rear plaza offering views of the bay.

So what’s fresh at the farmer’s market?



While shopping for your your produce, here are some of the food stands providing fresh culinary goodness that you might want to try.


Donna’s Tamales

Donna’s Tamales, a family run business with a goal to “promote healthier eating habits”, prepares vegetarian and vegan tamales.

Deli Food and Pizza!

Wisemans Deli and Pizza Politana

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen makes their deli food “from scratch with quality, seasonal ingredients served with a sense of old school hospitality”. You can find them at the Tuesday markets.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Pizza Politana, a “mom and pop” business, serves hand-tossed pizzas.

Indian Food!


Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Cuisine, started by Chef Sukhi Singh in 1992, offers authentic gourmet Indian food prepared with premium, natural ingredients.



The cider and sodas available on draft at Sodacraft are handcrafted using local and sustainable produce. You’ll find them at the farmer’s market on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more freshness, visit the San Francisco Ferry Building Farmer’s Market next time you’re in San Francisco.

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39 thoughts on “A Fresh Taste at the San Francisco Ferry Building

  1. Eileen Ludwig

    Great to have this available They just did an investigation here on Farmer’s markets and found it was coming from other areas or other countries. Hard to know unless you get to know the farmer and visit their farm

    1. Cathy Post author

      Farmer’s markets really are becoming popular in many places — some, of course, are better than others! The one at the Ferry Building is terrific.

  2. Laurel

    Love your photos. I’ve been to San Francisco several times, but didn’t realize they had such a great Farmer’s Market, now I’m sad that I missed out.

  3. Norbert

    Oh, those stands have some delicious food and produce! I think I’d hit them all (except the veggies… lol). Can you believe I had my first tamales just a few days ago in Belize City?! Those taste so good!

    1. Cathy Post author

      I think it’s really been getting more notoriety lately. It wasn’t that long ago that I finally went for the first time, too. Now I’m always looking for more excuses to go there!

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