Ferry Building Marketplace
Even if you miss the famed farmers’ market held here every Saturday, there are plenty of other reasons to swing by the beautifully refurbished 1898 Ferry Building. The waterfront complex contains more than 40 gourmet shops and snack counters. Among the offerings are divine chocolate sablées at Miette Patisserie, fresh-baked sourdough levain from Acme Bread, Mt. Tam triple-cream cheese at Cowgirl Creamery, and harvest-time Olio Nuovo at McEvoy Ranch (or buy an olive sapling and grow your own). If you’re weighed down, a handwoven basket from The Gardener should help you carry it all.
Tip: On Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., a smaller incarnation of the farmers’ market sets up in front of the Ferry Building.