Best. Place. Ever.
The Ferry Market Building in San Francisco (http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/) is a gold mine for foodies, nestled comfortably on the ocean’s edge in a century-old transportation landmark. Today it’s overflowing with yummy little food and wine shops, plus host to a farmer’s market three days a week. It’s the home to Cowgirl Creamery Cheese Shop, the Slanted Door restaurant, and the San Francisco Fish Company.
I could spend an entire day here. In fact, before my next life I’d like to make a pit-stop for a day of heavenly bliss. It would go as follows:
Latte from Peet’s Coffee and Tea. Pick up a good read at Book Passage. Curl up in a bench at the bay’s edge, sipping my steamy coffee while I delve into my new book and watch the boats go in and out. Have a warm baguette from Acme Bread Company and Cowgirl Creamery cheese for a snack. Wander around the shops and find a little something for my kitchen at Sur La Table. Sit down for a platter of chilled oysters and cold beer at Hog Island Oyster Company. Buy a few bottles of vino at the Wine Merchant. Nibble on gelato from Ciao Bella… ahhhhh. Love.
We treated ourselves to a burger at Taylor’s Refresher. The original is near St. Helena, in wine country, but since I had so meticulously planned our meals for that part of our journey we decided to indulge at the one in the ferry building.
Far West Fungi sells local and seasonal mushrooms. It’s insane. I’ve never been witness to such massive numbers of fungi in my life. Here one can find everything mushroom; tea, books, and Kombucha. They even offer mini mushroom farms so you can grow your own at home. They’ll deliver kits for Shitake and Oyster mushrooms. I’m very curious.