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Tour code: 5298FERRY

Tour San Francisco's ferry building with a culinary expert guide during this 2-hour excursion. Walk through the city's iconic ferry building for an hour with a local guide, sampling many of the artisanal goods from the local farmers market as you walk. Learn about the city's thriving artisanal food scene and the bounty of the local farms. Stop by the adjoining Ferry Plaza Farmers Market to see where locals buy their produce, meat and sweet treats. 


  • 2-hour food tour of San Francisco's Ferry Building and Farmers Market
  • Experience San Francisco as a local!
  • Taste a delicious variety of meats, cheeses, breads and chocolates
  • Led by a friendly, knowledgeable expert guide
  • All food tastings included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The local guide on this tour will lead you to the best stalls at this tantalizing and popular market. You'll get lots of tastings so bring a big appetite -- there's no shortage of deliciousness here!

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What You Can Expect

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

Ferry Building, San Francisco

Meet your expert culinary guide in front of the Ferry Building Marketplace for a 2-hour walking tour. This landmark, built in the late 19th century, features a 245-foot (75-meter) clock tower and was renovated in 2003. If you're looking for a taste of San Francisco, this concourse featuring artisans and farmers peddling their wares is the best place to get it.

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 and Scharffen Berger, pickled vegetables from Happy Girl Kitchen, macarons from Miette, award-winning cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery and Boccalone's house-cured fennel salami. Bite into veggie and fruit tartlets from Brentwood's Frog Hollow Farm and munch on fresh-baked bread from ACME Bread Company.

After this 2-hour tour, you are free to explore on your own and purchase any products you have sampled and loved. 

Customer Reviews

Pamela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Loved this food tour. There were so many food samplings.

Yvette C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I had been to the ferry building so did not see how I could enjoy the tour. Molly the guide was excellent . Golly Molly what folly to think this would not be jolly!!
Excellent arrangement of food tastes. Don't don't don't eat beforehand . Lots to eat and lots of info

Melissa H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing time. We went on a Saturday and let me say, I'm so glad we skipped breakfast. We're local and my husband always fancied going to the Ferry Building and I thought maybe a tour would be the way to go--unequivocally yes! We tried so many foods we otherwise wouldn't have. In fact the gluten-free ham and cheese pastry was my favorite item of the day, and I don't even need to be gluten-free. Don't expect samples to be small tastes. By the end of it we were all stuffed to the gills. Our guide Molly was fantastic. She knew the history of the small businesses we visited and had solid roots in the California food revolution. Timing was great too. It wasn't too crowded yet.

Pro tip: Bring a bottle of water to wash down all the goodies. We popped into a shop to grab an extra and the group was super-cool about it.

Peter H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great time sampling everything and learning more about the building. Our kids loved it, too!

Cynthia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect but everything we tasted was great. Wanted to buy more to take home.

Dennis C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was amazing! The guide was very knowledgeable. The food was delicious.

Emily G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Took this tour last year, and it was a blast! So much good food and good company to be had

Tiffany F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was so awesome and I was beyond impressed with how many food items you taste and learn about...definitely don't eat breakfast as this tour is beyond filling with samples. Would recommend to locals and tourists.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The your was great. Our guide was amazing. Can't spell her name. Cute brunette small breasts black turtle neck sweater and pink back pack.

Louise Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

We really enjoyed the Food Tour!! Joshua was a great guide and made the tastings fun!!

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