They say that "if you go to San Franciso, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair". I say, "be sure to stop at the Ferry Building Marketplace". Not only is it a busy ferry terminal, but it houses an amazing array of specialty shops and restaurants.
Just one of the many whimsical mosaics decorating the Terminal walls.
One of Alice Waters' favorite shops is there.
Elsewhere you can find a shop specializing in mushrooms ...
or, if you're in the mood for oysters ...
Hog Island Oysters, and watch the theater of the chef chucking fresh oysters.
Try Boulettes Larder for breakfast.
This is the famous "Boulette", the Chef's Hungarian Puli dog - is he coming or going?
A view of the action in the kitchen...
from the Chef's table.
Sit outside the restaurant and take in a view of the Bay Bridge. Watch the ships coming and going, and the fog rolling in.
You will leave the San Francisco Ferry Terminal with many tasty treats for your Chrismas hamper.
A Merry Ferry Christmas to all!