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SF Ferry Building AKA My New Favorite Spot to Hang Out During the Day


Every time I land in the Bay Area, my heart flutters a little. I get super excited to see my friends and all the fun memories of college start to pour in. I went to SF last week to visit my best friend and fly with her to Aspen for a fun trip. It was amazing to see her and we had a blast!

When we were walking around, we stumbled into the Ferry Building and I can’t believe I had never been there before. I just thought it was a ferry station, but little did I know, it was a whole food market filled with amazing food vendors. We ended spending the whole day there drinking wine and trying out some of the food spots and here were some of my favorites.

  1. Hog Island Oyster Company- This was such a fun place to see the scenery and eat some really good oysters. Didn’t eat a full meal here, but all the plates passing us by looked so good!Processed with VSCO with g3 preset

    As a pre-lunch appetizer, we stopped in to grab a glass of Rose and a half of dozen of Oysters. We got a mixture of oysters, some large and some small, and they were all so good! I personally like the larger and saltier ones, but the small and sweeter ones were pretty tasty as well. Since the restaurant was packed, we sat in the bar area and it was a pretty cool experience because we got to see the cooks shucking all the oysters. We ended up asking one of the chefs what they were doing and they were kind enough to show us a live demonstration!

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  2. Mariposa Bakery- I was fully blown away by this place. At first glance, it looks like a normal bakery which makes me pass by smelling in deeply wishing I could eat one of those baked goods. But after almost walking straight past it, I realized that Mariposa was a FULL BLOWN gluten free and dairy free bakery. When I figured this out, I jumped up and down celebrating in joy!Processed with VSCO with f2 preset

    I ended up getting a coconut lemon square to begin with and it was pretty good. Since I don’t eat a lot of sugar, it was a little bit too sweet for me, but you really couldn’t tell it was gluten free. It was the perfect combination of toasted coconut and lemon. 

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    Then for lunch, I ended up getting the “Turkey Gobbler” sandwich which had turkey, cranberry sauce, lettuce and tomato on their gluten free sub roll. The sandwich was not as good as my favorite sandwich at Ike’s place, but the warm gluten free sub roll was pretty amazing. It had a hint of sourdough flavor to it so it made it extra tasty.

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    If you are in San Francisco and want to something fun on a weekend, I would definitely recommend visiting the Historic Ferry Building for a fun food excursion. They have so many different types of food ranging from Empanadas to cured meats to Chinese Dim Sum.





4 thoughts on “SF Ferry Building AKA My New Favorite Spot to Hang Out During the Day

  1. Thanks for the info! I have a coworker who tries to be as gluten free as possible, so I will pass this along for their next SF trip.

  2. I work in downtown SF so I know it well! Hog Island is great and Slanted Door too. Also they have a farmers market on the weekends! (Ike’s is the best I agree) 🤘🏼

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