Ferry Market Building - San Francisco, CA

We love visiting the Farmer's Market to sample all the fresh organic fruits, breathe in the fresh SF bay air, immerse ourselves with the locals, and satisfy our food cravings. You can find everything from salami, artisan breads, cheeses, homemade jams, special olive oils, caviar, chocolates, and much more! Open on Tuesdays and Saturdays. I believe that there are more vendors though on Saturdays. Inside the Ferry Market Building... So much going on... So many things to see.. So little time..
Blue Bottle Coffee Company. Coffee here is organic. They brew each cup of coffee individually at the side of this cart. Always a long line here...but definitely worth the wait.
Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie
The chickens are spiced and then spit-roasted at low heat for about 90 minutes on rotisseries in the specially built trucks. Its like a portable rotisserie chicken truck. I have had the chicken and potatoes on various occasions, which is good but not out of the world good. The chicken can be a bit dry at times. On my most recent trip, I tried the much-talked about porchetta sandwich, which was better than ordering the chicken in my opinion.Porchetta Sandwich - a juicy piece of porchetta to with rosemary salt, peppercress, and a special sauce.

Hog Island Oyster Co. http://www.hogislandoysters.com/
The oysters are raised in Tomales Bay, rich in nutrient fresh waters. The estuary is 10 acres and raises Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas), Kumamoto Oysters (Crassostrea sikamea) and Atlantic Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) as well as Manila clams and mussels. If you are a lover of oysters this is the place for you. They have a permanent location inside the Ferry Market Building and also have a booth on Saturdays. Oysters don't get much fresher than these.
Boccalone Salumeria
"Tasty Salted Pig Parts" http://www.boccalone.com/
Boccalone Salumeria is the first retail location of the artisanal salumi venture from Chris Cosentino and Mark Pastore of Incanto Restaurant. The Salumeria features more than 20 varieties of Boccalone’s handmade cured meats which are handcrafted in small batches uses sustainably raised pork and the highest quality spices and salts. We bought the "Mixed Salumi Cone" which included 3 types of Boccalone's salami:
1. Mortadella (original bologna, a delicate balance of fat, meat and spice, with a hint of pistachios and black peppercorns)
2. Brown Sugar & Fennel Salame (A coarsely ground salame that is slightly sweet and scented with fennel seeds, then slow-aged to develop the flavors)
3. House Pate (Paté di Campagna-a traditional paté made of coarsely ground pork meat plus tongue, liver, kidney, blood and herb spicing)

We stopped by Boriana's Corner to try their bombolonis but they only had the Custard and Raspberry ones left.
This is the Raspberry filled pastry...The filling was good but there wasn't enough of it and the pastry wasn't as moist as I thought it would be.
They have a selection of Miette ("little crumb" in French) is a little pastry shop inside the Ferry Market Building, inspired by the pâtisseries of Paris. Many of the ingredients are organic and are from local producers. They have a selection of cakes, cupcakes, tarts, cookies, confections, and vintage dessertwares. Their macarons are the best selling product. Their macaron version does not use food coloring and is baked with only freshly ground organic almonds.
The macarons here are good but a bit more "almondy" than the ones I've tried at Boule and Paulette. The Ferry Market Building is definitely a foodie destination that is not to be missed. Every time we visit San Francisco, this is always one of our stops!

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