Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco (Mini-Break Day 3)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco

On my last day in SF, I headed to the Ferry Building Marketplace to grab some salt and lunch before my flight back to Los Angeles.

If you visit San Francisco, make sure the Ferry Building is on your list. In addition to the indoor stores, they have a farmer's market on Tuesdays and Saturdays in the plaza. It's easy to get to...just outside the Embarcadero BART/Muni stop.

Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA Grapefruit Macaron from Miette Bakery - Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco, CAInside the Ferry Building. Macaron from Miette Patisserie

First up, deciding on dessert! There were too many choices at Miette Patisserie. I purchased a Gingerbread cupcake with cream cheese frosting ($3) and Macaron with Grapefruit filling ($1.50). They have a lot of candies and boxes of pretty cookies. You should definitely visit one of their three locations.

Miette Bakery - Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco, CA
Miette Patisserie in the Ferry Building

Gingerbread Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Miette Bakery - Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco, CA
I really like how they use these mini Chinese food containers for their cupcakes.
Very cute idea that I'm borrowing!

Gingerbread Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Miette Bakery - Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco, CA
The cupcake was moist and the cream cheese frosting light and delicate. Yum.

Mushroom Salad - Delica rf-1, Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
Mushroom Salad at DELICA rf1

I seriously love delica rf1. It's a Japanese deli where everything is very fresh and delicious. I just love the salads and bento boxes. I got some wasabi mashed potato salad and mushroom salad.

Roast Beef Sushi - Delica rf-1, Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA b
Their roast beef sushi is perfect - but since my stomach was still full from the House of Prime Rib the night before, I passed this time...but will be back again ($2.50 each)

Really expensive Vanilla Salt from Boulette's Larder, Ferry Building, San Francisco

I stopped off at Boulette's Larder - a beautiful shop and cafe. I was asked by a friend to pick up some Vanilla sea salt. She said she would reimburse me. Little did I know that I would have to sell my plasma to come up with the cash. I'm just not hip about my salt (Trader Joe's for me). The guy rang up the sale and it was $16.80 for this little tub. I'm sure real crack is less expensive. Here is the description from Boulette's Larder website: Sea salt from the Isle of Anglesey ground with whole tahitian vanilla bean. Good with crab, lobster, squash and sweets.

I'm heading to the Isle of Anglesey and digging up some salt!

Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
Mushrooms and others for sale at Far West Fungi, San Francisco

Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
There are a bunch of other fun stores and restaurants....including the Cowgirl Creamery, Recchiuti confections, Slanted Door restaurant, and Boccalone (store that has everything swine related - except flu). See the full directory here!

Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco, CA 361
"Hey, where's my cupcake? Roast beef sushi would work too."

Ferry Building Marketplace
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, California 94111

Whew! Thanks for coming along on my trip (and if you were bored, no worries...just move on. I'm doing these posts to record my own diary of events since I can't seem to make scrapbooks or organize stuff anymore). Thanks to Sumi, Diane, Brian, Pam, Rose, Yoko, Shannon, Ben and Cousin Stan and Cousin-in-Law David for making my trip so much fun. I'll be up again very shortly and hope you all come down to Los Angeles soon! (And Charlotte...catch you next time!) - mary the food librarian

More photos on my Flickr account - San Francisco 2009 Set
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Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

ooh! if you try the vanilla salt, please let us know how it tastes!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Oh good, you picked up the crack I wanted as well as the salt. Awesome.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Wow that is some expensive salt!! I'm very curious about it now though. And jealous of all the yummy food you saw and ate!

Irene said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my god, I have SUCH food envy, you don't even know!!! Lovely, lovely photos.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'm having food envy too! That mushroom salad is calling my name.

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

What a fun trip... thanks for letting me tag along ;)

Bec said... [Reply to comment]

When I was there last month, I LOVED those macarons from Miette's and breakfast at Boulette's Larder was divine. I wish I could go back tomorrow - glad you had a fun trip.

April said... [Reply to comment]

oooh so jealous of your beautiful pictures and all the food porn!

Patricia @ ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

Fabulous photos!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

I love visiting markets when I travel. I always fund such great stuff.

Mermaid Sews said... [Reply to comment]

AHH, thanks for helping me appreciate the wonderful ferry building, that is across the street from my office, through your eyes.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

i don't make it out to san francisco often, but when i do, the ferry building is always tops on my list! so much fun to snack your way thru!

danielle bilton said... [Reply to comment]

Miette Bakery makes me want to design my kitchen with all patel colors and jade glass.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Lady you made my day. With your food comment. I laugh so hard that i was crying. I just imagine you paying. THat was funny. :);)

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