San Francisco is a city packed with fun activities and eateries to be tried. It’s much more than the tourist traps many know it for like Union Square or Fisherman’s Wharf. Among its many neighborhoods that offer fantastic restaurants and quaint shops, the Ferry Building is one stop every tourist and native San Franciscan alike should make, especially on Saturday mornings.
Every week, since 1994, CUESA, a nonprofit organization that aims to bring urban consumers together with local agricultural suppliers, has put on one of the most fabulous triweekly farmers market there ever was.
The Ferry Building, an already fabulous spot with many excellent permanent stores and restaurants inside, floods with outdoor vendors offering everything from artisan bread to flowers to fresh fruit and vegetables, and customers flock in like the seagulls looming overhead, sampling the faire and purchasing the fresh goods.
Saturday is the best day at this market because the backside of the Ferry Building gains pop-up restaurant vendors preparing fresh dishes off their menus for customers to enjoy while they shop. From ramen to lox and bagels to chilaquiles and more, the vendors at this farmers market will take care of your grocery shopping and breakfast and or lunch needs in one go.
The farmers market is perfect for everyone. Farmers market buffs will swoon and even those who would rather die than be caught at a farmers market will find something fun (and most likely delicious) at this market. Plus, you have the beautiful bay as your view while you roam and eat.
Coming into the city from somewhere across the bay? No problem, in fact, even better. You can catch the Golden Gate Ferry which carries passengers into the city all day long and drops you off right at the Ferry Building, it really doesn’t get any more convenient than that, and it’s a beautiful ride that passes right by landmarks like Alcatraz.