5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This was an unbelievable food tour. Meeting the passionate store owners, sampling their organic produce and hearing their stories was a privelage. Our guide Lisa was marvellous and had a wonderful relationship with the stall holders. We left full as a boot, had some leftovers and was a stand out tour on our 7 week visit to the USA.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

First of all, the location was great: the market and the Ferry Building. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the building, and all the vendors. We visiting a good selection of businesses where there was a representative to speak with and answer questions. The pace was good and the length of time (2 hours) was perfect as it left time to go back and shop.
Overall a very enjoyable experience and I would use this service again for other tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Tour was great but cost was unreasonable. Cost should be more like $30.00 rather than 65.00 a piece. Food was great and guide was great. Just not worth 65.00 a piece. I would recommend taking the tour but lower your price substantially.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Josh was a fantastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I learned a great deal about the various vendors in the Ferry Building and learned about the history of the building and the Farmers Market as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

It was fantastic, Joshua was very knowledgable and made the tour so interesting. Food servings were plentiful, generous and delicious.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Would go again. Tour guide was wonderful with great food- what could be better

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

This tour was amazing, by far the best food tour I have ever been on. The potions was substantial and the food was delicious. Our guide was very knowledgable and passionate. I would recommend this tour whole heartily.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

It was just fabulous!!! Quinn was the perfect guide. Well worth your time and money!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Tour focuses on local companies and history of the Ferry Building. The tastings were more than generous, so it is best to go hungry and try to pace yourself. I ended up returning to the Ferry Building and buying items from most of the companies we learned about.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

The food guide was excellent and knowlegable. Wonderful food

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

This tour gave a great overview and history of the Ferry Building, as well as specifics about some of the vendors, and of course, delicious tastings from many of the businesses located there. Our guide, Sophia, was very knowledgeable about the market and the food offerings. This tour does not require lots of walking--just within the building itself and along the Farmer's Market. I would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

I thought it was fun, fabulous and very informative. Sophia was great. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is into artisanal food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

Taking a food tour is a must-do for me every time I visit a city. The Ferry Building is a gourmand's delight, and while it will be doable to explore it on your own, joining a tour enabled us to go to the best places and get the samples that one normally does not get to enjoy unless you're with a tour. With the tour being on a Saturday, we were able to see the HUGE Saturday market just outside the building - San Francisco's biggest market, if I heard correctly.

Our tour guide Sophia deftly led us to the best morsels - starting with organic preserves - apricots, peach, orange marmalade - the best, with a higher fruit to sugar ratio. Then we moved on to pickled carrots (mmm..... I wanted a bloody mary to go with it). We had a blueberry pastry that was piping hot and to die for. Then a sourdough bread from no other than Acme bakery with cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery - the first cheese we sampled was like butter smeared on bread - how can anything taste so simple yet so good? The next one was a lot more pungent, but we all loved it! Then we had a salami sampling (I had to go back for more after the tour), several chocolate samplings from a couple of places. We tasted several honeys, and for the piece de resistance, a maccaron. So, so, so good!

It is a good idea not to eat anything substantial for breakfast (I didn't eat any at all) because I guarantee you that you will be quite full when the tour concludes.

The best part of it is that at the end of the tour, I was able to go back to all these places and shopped away, knowing exactly where to go and what to buy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

What a delicious tour! Looking forward to joining more food tours in San Francisco.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

I have already recommended the tour to others as I have shared about my trip.

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