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San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Tour San Francisco's Ferry Building on the original tour established in 2004 with an industry expert guide during this 90-minute excursion.
  • 1.5-hour food tour of San Francisco's Ferry Building and Farmers Market
  • Experience San Francisco as a local!
  • Taste a delicious variety of cheeses, breads, chocolates, organic produce, locally crafted specialties and more
  • Led by a friendly, knowledgeable expert guide
  • All food tastings included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your expert culinary guide in front of the Ferry Building Marketplace for a 90-minute walking tour. Walk into the heart of the Bay Area food scene for a culinary exploration that has San Franciscans buzzing about their city's famous landmark in a whole new way.

As you stroll, you may see some of the city's most-revered chefs buying fresh produce to serve at their restaurants that evening. Taste artisan chocolates from Recchiuti, small bites from Chez Panisse inspired-Japanese delicatessen, Delica, and French macarons from Miette. Bite into a plant-based burger and fries from Gott’s Roadside, savor award-winning cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery while munching on fresh-baked bread from ACME Bread Company.

After this 1.5-hour tour, you are free to explore on your own and purchase any products you have sampled and loved. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Embarcadero Farmer's Market
Dating back to 1898, San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building is a transportation hub and a landmark location for the Bay Area’s best food artisans, boasting three weekly farmers’ markets and dozens of nationally-acclaimed vendors and restaurants patronized by over 300 of the City's best chefs and restaurants.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ferry Building Marketplace
Join the original Ferry Building Tour established in 2004 with a food industry professional as your knowledgable and engaged guide. Guests will sample handmade chocolate confections from Recchiuti and French macarons from Miette, named one of the top ten pastry shops in the world by Conde Nast Traveller. An offshoot of the high-end Slanted Door, Out the Door’s legendary Vietnamese spring rolls are a crowd favorite. Award-winning Mt. Tam cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, paired with sweet and sour loaves from Berkeley’s Acme Bread are always a hit. Additional stops may include Chez Panisse-inspired Japanese delicatessen, Delica, Humphry Slocombe, or Frog Hollow farms organic fruit stand.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market
This tour also includes the history of the stunning waterfront building, and it's an ideal choice for guests with limited mobility or who don't want a lot of walking. With pre-arrangement, we can arrange for any special dietary needs.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • All food tastings are subject to change depending on availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Edible Excursions

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market?
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The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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  • "If you book this tour, hopefully you will be lucky enough to get Travis as your guide!" See review

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10 Year Wedding Anniversary Food Tour
lwistrand
, Jul 2019
My wife and I went on the Ferry Building Food Tour while on our 10 year wedding anniversary trip to San Francisco. Our tour guide Travis was incredible! He was a former cheese monger at the Cowgirl Creamery (which is a stop on the tour) so he had a lot of personal experience and knowledge that he shared with us. The food was delicious and we were stuffed by the end of the tour. As an added bonus, he took us to the top floor so we could look down on all the shops. If you book this tour, hopefully you will be lucky enough to get Travis as your guide!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for spending your anniversary with us! We are so happy to hear you had a great experience with Travis ... he is a gem! Come back to see us next time you're back in SF.
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Food tour
belpascoe
, Oct 2018
We went as a family of 4 and absolutely loved it. Our tour guide was Tori, she is very knowledgeable both about food and the local history. Lots of great food to try, we certainly didn’t go home hungry. Would highly recommend to anyone!
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Ferry Food Tour with Tori
penny02018
, Jul 2018
Fabulous! Tori is an extremely informative and totally delightful guide! I definitely recommend this awesome tour!
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Ferry building food tour
suzncooks4u
, Jul 2018
This tour was an amazing one for a foodie! It was a tiny bit of history and a ton of food! You won’t be disappointed! Rebecca was awesome!
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I had a great experience on the...
Amy C
, Apr 2018
I had a great experience on the Ferry Building food tour. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and also very entertaining. The food was incredible. There was a lot of it which was great. We were stuffed at the end of the tour. I went back to some of the stores/restaurants afterward to purchase items to bring home.
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We thought that the food on this...
Sheetal B
, May 2017
We thought that the food on this tour was fine, but the Ferry Plaza was so crowded and noisy on the day that we went, that we could barely hear what our tour guide was saying. The information on the tour was about the stores and the owners - which to be honest, wasn't very exciting or interesting to an out-of-towner. We would've rather heard about the history of the area we were in, or even the history of the food scene in San Francisco.
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Very educational and enjoyed the...
Michelle E
, Feb 2017
Very educational and enjoyed the incredible food. Went back later and bought some chili from Prather Ranch, bread from Acme, olive oils and some delicious jam for our Anniversary dinner at our room.
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Quinn was the best guide. His...
Cblindley
, Aug 2016
Quinn was the best guide. His interest and personal appreciation of each vendor made the tour such fun! There were only three of us on the tour so it was very low key and individualized. I would call this a don't miss if you have already seen the major tour stops.
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Sophia was a fantastic guide in the...
Robert G
, Jul 2016
Sophia was a fantastic guide in the food market and ferry building. Bring your appetite, you will have a great 2 hour tour. We will do this again on our next trip to S.F.
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Learned a lot and enjoyed the food...
Akanetchan
, Jul 2016
Learned a lot and enjoyed the food. Wonderful Tour.
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