San Francisco’s Waterfront Marketplace
July 19, 2009
Exploring the big city of San Francisco is one of our favorite things to do. Since the Golden Gate Bridge is about 40 minutes from our house, we took Friday afternoon to adventure across the bridge to visit the renowned Ferry Building Marketplace.
Those who’ve visited the Bay Area recently may be familiar with this European style indoor bazaar, filled with vendors who feature the finest of California’s bounty. We arrived at the lunch hour, with the marketplace filled with young executives from the financial district, mingling with the visiting tourists.
Any food lover will simply love this place. While you’ll pay big dollars to take away some of these artisan products, it’s still worth a visit just to sample California’s culinary best. Here’s a peek at some of the displays:
Miette Parisian style patisserie
How sweet is this dog made with twine? My kids loved this pooch.
Outside on the expansive promenade, you can lunch, people watch, and take in the view of the Bay Bridge.
The San Francisco weather was uncharacteristically spectacular on Friday. My daughter enjoyed her chocolate madeline while we chased seagulls and spied the sailboats.
Then we met up with my brother Nate, and grabbed a quick bite at the famous burger house Taylor’s Refresher. That’s Coit Tower in the far far background.
The Ferry Building Marketplace is a definite must see for all foodies visiting the historic city of San Francisco. On Saturdays, you can also stroll around the gigantic Farmer’s Market in the adjacent Plaza.
Next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop on by the historic Ferry Building for some incredible food and spectacular views.
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