Recent Searches
Clear

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

star-4.573 Reviews
|
San Francisco, United States
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants
Non-refundable
You will not receive a refund if you cancel. Learn more
Loading available options...


Safety measures
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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
Saved to wishlist!
All food tastings
Personal epicurean concierge
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Port of San Francisco , San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

We will meet in front of the historic steps in the front of the ferry building, under the clock tower. Your guide will be holding a canvas tote with Edible Excursions printed on it.

This activity will end right where it started.
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
  • As of July 27, 2021, we are only accepting new bookings from guests that are fully vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of tour unless an accommodation has been approved by Edible Excursions.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
  • 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
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Edible Excursions
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Traveler Photos

See More

Traveler Tips


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

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
73 Reviews
1 star
0

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 73 reviews
star-5
Best tour so far
Minerva_N
, Sep 2021
Rebecca was amazing and awesome. She knew so much about the food industry. Highly recommend it. It was great because the ferry building was very little walking. So easy for people like me with a hip problem.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for joining us for our SF Ferry Building Tour. Rebecca is a gem for sure. We love sharing these experiences with our guests. We hope you'll join us again someday.
star-5
10 Year Wedding Anniversary Food Tour
Lenny_W
, 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.
star-5
Food tour
Belinda_P
, 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!
star-5
Ferry Food Tour with Tori
penny02018
, Jul 2018
Fabulous! Tori is an extremely informative and totally delightful guide! I definitely recommend this awesome tour!
star-5
Ferry building food tour
Susan_S
, 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!
star-5
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.
star-2
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
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.
star-5
Quinn was the best guide. His...
Claire_L
, 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.
star-5
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.

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Likely to Sell Out
San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

star-4.573

1 hour 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$77.00

star-4.5146

4 hours 35 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$174.00

star-544

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$75.00

star-515

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$110.00

star-4.541

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$129.25

star-00

3 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$184.64

star-42

1 day

Free Cancellation

From
$139.99

Explore Similar Things to Do