Saturday, December 5, 2009

Next Stop ~ The Ferry Building, San Francisco

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.

You can find one-of-a-kind food and wine antiques at Culinaire.

Elsewhere you can find a shop specializing in mushrooms ...

or tea...

or cheese...

or caviar...

or, if you're in the mood for oysters ...

Grab a stool at 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!


  1. What a lovely post! I'll take the special tea and cheese shops! :D tee hee

    Hope you're having a good weekend.

  2. Thanks for the tour Marjorie - ferry beautiful work!

  3. When we went to San Francisco, we visitedthe Ferry Terminal. Give me oysters (I had some last night !), caviar and the wonderful atmosphere. One of my memories of San Francisco is eggs benedict for breakfast, which, I think, I had every day !! XXXX

  4. HI Marjorie
    Well I've been a bit absent from the blogging world due to work.... slowly getting back in the saddle so think I have missed a few of your delightful posts...

    I've been to SF many years ago... Trying to remember where it was that I visited at the wharfs but suspect it was here... I loved San Fransisco... lots to love!

    Have fun xx Julie..

  5. This looks like my kind of place, Marjorie! When I finally make it to SF, I'm heading here on the first day!!! xoxo Gigi

  6. I'd enjoy that too. I ahve been there so many times that these pics look all too familar. Now, if you are stil there you can get to the Dickens Christmas faire in SF on the docks. It is great fun for the season.

  7. I truly left my heart there, many a year ago. Time for another visit, soon! xo GG

  8. I love that giant wreath. How lovely.

  9. What a fun little trip. Love the pup and that huge kitchen with the copper pots! I need to take a trip there someday soon:)
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  10. heart is aching for San Francisco..I LOVE that Ferry Building so much...made me wish I was walking in to Cowgirl Creamery right now.....

    Love to eat at The Slanted Door...gosh that food is so GOOD !

    and that little dog is so cute...i want him...

    thanks for sharing..and I loved the photo of the bridge....

    more later,

  11. I love that market too. Sigh. San Francisco is such a great city! I also love the Owl Tree - great little bar!

  12. OOOh! I need a San Francisco fix so bad! What a great choice of Foodie finds! I Love Cowgirl Creamery that stuff if delicious!!!!!I'll bet you had a great time going through there...Thanks for taking me along.....:)

  13. Great pics - I have never seen a dog like that before!