Fresh food and ingredients at the San Francisco Ferry Building
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, a family run business with a goal to “promote healthier eating habits”, prepares vegetarian and vegan tamales.
Deli Food and Pizza!
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.
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.
Another grand reason to visit beautiful San Francisco! there is always something going on in this city.
That is so true, Debbie. I feel like there’s always something new to see or do.
Yum! Like I said in your last post, it would be difficult to stay focused on protesting if you were “occupying” the plot of land across the street. 🙂
Good point, Caanan! 🙂
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
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.
Love SF! But if you come to San Antonio, we will give you the BEST non-vegetarian tamales.
OK — I’ll take you up on that! I haven’t been to San Antonio, but have been seeing some great travel pieces about it.
Great foodie photos. I love a good food market and wherever we go to, we always hunt one down.
Thanks! I guess it’s not too hard to take good photos of beautiful fresh veggies and fruits. 🙂
Great photos – and there are so many fruits and produce I can’t even name.
Thanks – I actually can’t name many of them either. They just look so good!
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.
Thanks, Laurel! If you like farmer’s markets, it really is one you don’t want to miss — next time!
Yum! I love fresh farmers markets!
Seems to be some general agreement about people loving farmer’s markets! 🙂
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!
I love tamales, but hardly ever get to have them. I’ll bet they really know how to make them in Belize!
i love visiting the ferry building!! I love getting my fruits from Frog Hollow Farms!!!
I don’t know if I stopped by their shop or not. Will do next time, for sure!
I don’t think I’ve ever been there! Everything looks so fresh and delicious =)
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!
Love this, I really want to go to San Francisco, but honestly only for the food!
There’s plenty of great food in SF to make you happy, I think. Do come!
Yet another reason to put San Fran on my ‘To Do’ List.
Definitely one of the many great reasons to visit SF! 🙂
It’s also there on Tuesdays and Thursdays — does that help??
I love posts about things I’ve actually been to!! Awesome market 🙂
Cool that you’ve been there, Robin. It’s becoming quite well-known to people everywhere you enjoy markets, I think.
I shouldn’t have read this on an empty stomach. I love Indian food and a good tamale sounds delicious right now. Nice photos Cathy.
The tamales really look good to me, but I haven’t tried them yet. Must do next time…..
I love the variety on offer! I really must get to SF sooner not later…
Love this! I also visited here a few weeks ago. Such a fun market! Loving all of your San Francisco posts, Cathy! — Michelle
Love farmers’ markets. But, like supermarkets, don’t go there hungry — you’ll buy everything!
The colors are so vibrant.
Absolutely love the Ferry Building! Wish it wasn’t so expensive sometimes! 🙂
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Nice photo set.
I have seen Sukhi’s sauces at the local grocery store.
Didn’t realize that they were local to SF.
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