The Ferry Building is a true food destination, especially during farmers market time.
The Saturday farmers market that surrounds the Ferry Building is, along with the Portland Farmers Market, the best farmers market in the country. This isn’t just because of the bounty of produce and flowers, but also due to the stunning array of prepared foods. And oh yeah, it’s attached to the friggin’ Ferry Building, which is Mecca for food lovers.
Downtown Bakery & Creamery is located almost two hours away in Healdsburg, so the Saturday farmers market is a rare opportunity to try their revered Sonoma County baked goods.
Downtown Bakery lined their tabletop with fresh-baked croissants, fruit crostadas and doughnut muffins. That’s right, bakers figured out how to cross a doughnut with a muffin.
We’re partial to Downtown’s sticky bun, which is nice and flaky, with just the right amount of cinnamon and sweetness.
Sandwiches all feature slices of Cap’n Mike’s premium fish, available next door at Cap’n Mike’s Holy Smoke. Sadly, Mike Hiebert and wife Sally were on vacation in Switzerland, but the people manning the booth were still friendly. A dry erase board listed the day’s four offerings, which included Northwest Style Red Lox or Extra Smoky Red Lox with thin sliced red onion and a fat slice of tomato; and Cold Smoked Sliced Sturgeon with lemon, capers and pickled red onion.
#4: Albacore Tuna Lox ($10) featured silky sliced albacore, roasted golden beet discs, toasted walnuts and thin shaved pickled red onion. All sandwiches are available finished with an optional sprinkle of Eatwell Farm lavender salt. Of course we took that aromatic sprinkle.
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July 29, 2009 at 2:59 AM
I visited ferry plaza farmers market and at the ferry building I ordered a sandwich of the Maple & Smoked Bacon Breakfast Link – chicken, turkey and bacon.
July 15, 2009 at 4:21 AM
Last summer I visited ferry plaza farmers market and at the ferry building I ordered a sandwich of the Maple & Smoked Bacon Breakfast Link – chicken, turkey and bacon, flavored with maple sugar and sweet potatoes and the dishes were awesome.
March 27, 2009 at 5:19 AM
Yes, its an Mecca for food lovers. I love food from there.
March 27, 2009 at 3:18 AM
I been to San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.It was superb.
October 7, 2008 at 2:08 AM
Yeah, I have heard about Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and wide of food there. I was planning to go San Francisco to have experience of dinning by the end of this year.
October 7, 2008 at 1:44 AM
That’s amazing ferry plaza market, I’ll love to try once…