Ferry Building Food Tours

The Ferry Building Marketplace is proud to announce the addition of a Ferry Building operated food and history tour of the marketplace this January.

The tasting tours will only be offered on 3 days, and be given on quieter times, allowing the Ferry Building Marketplace to provide tours that will reduce crowding and allow the knowledgeable staff of each shop the opportunity to be involved in the dialogue.

The tours will be conducted by long time Ferry Building members, giving attendees an opportunity to garner firsthand insider knowledge. This food tasting tour focuses on the history of the building, the merchants, the sustainable farmers, and the community that supports them.

Held Wednesdays, January 18 and 25, and Friday January 27, the one tasting tour a day starts at 3pm and will last two hours. The tours will include history of the building and the area and tastes at nine shops, bringing guests closer to those who have made the Ferry Building Marketplace a world-renown venue.

Buy tickets here!


On Saturday December 24, most shops start opening at 8am. Some shops will stay open their regular hours, some shops will close early, some will close late. Please contact individual shop for specific time info.

On Sunday December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday, all of the shops and the building itself will be closed.

On New Year’s Eve and New Years Day, the building and the shops will be open, but with shortened hours.

The FARMERS MARKETS will be running on regular schedule for the next two weeks.

Ferry Building Gifts Under $10

It’s December again and it’s time to think about gifts! More gifts are purchased this month than any other time of year. Gifts for family members, co-workers, neighbors, teachers, garbage collectors, and mail carriers, to name a few. It all starts to add up! That’s why we want to focus on gifts for under $10. With some savvy shopping you don’t have to go broke while showing your heartfelt appreciation for the ones you care for.


Hot Sauce at Rancho Gordo


Lip balm, beeswax candle, honey stick, honey at beekind


Flavored nuts at G.L. Alfieri


Whale nail brush at The Gardener


Chocolate bar at Dandelion Chocolate


Spice blend at Stonehouse Olive Oil


Tea containers at Imperial Tea Court