Fog City Flea got its start as a pop up marketplace created in 2019 exclusively for the historic Ferry Building. Now a brick & mortar, Fog City Flea Trading Post is a 5000 sq. ft department store of makers & merchants from San Francisco, the Bay Area + beyond with the purpose to highlight the region’s very best in handcrafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares, art, design and well edited vintage. Fog City Flea Trading Post is thrilled to be a part of the unique, locally-sourced ethos of the Ferry Building and contribute to the creative economy of the Bay Area.
Since our humble beginning in San Francisco in 1984, our goal has been to handcraft small batch American caviar without the use of antibiotics, growth hormones, GMOs and synthetic preservatives. All while upholding and advancing the highest levels of sustainability. We take great pride in being the nation’s only Eco-Certified Sturgeon farm, the most awarded and rated Green “BEST CHOICE” by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch.
The cafe will feature a seasonal menu inspired by our farm and sprinkled with a taste of our international partners, to render a more worldly caviar experience. Follow us on social media to hear about special events, promotions and chef takeovers.
We are excited to grant caviar enthusiast, caviar novice and everything in between, direct access to our farm to table caviar journey.
The Epicurean Trader is San Francisco’s premier gourmet market, focusing on small-batch, artisanal producers. We carry everything a “foodie” could want, including small production wines, craft spirits and beer, farmstead cheeses, charcuterie, gourmet chocolates, oils and vinegars, and an extensive range of specialty pantry items.
Our Ferry Building Marketplace location features a full espresso bar, offering pastries daily from some of San Francisco’s premier bakeries. It also includes an expansive café menu, including European-style baguette sandwiches, bagels, empanadas, toasted paninis, and salads. An intimate wine bar offers wine and beer by the glass, cheese platters, and small bites tapas-style in the afternoon and evenings.
To learn more about The Epicurean Trader, please visit www.theepicureantrader.com
Stonehouse California Olive Oil sells its signature locally-grown olive oils in bottle and bulk, along with vinegars, spices, a few thoughtful kitchen basics, and samplers.
The company is best known for its wide selection of classic Extra Virgin Olive Oils as well as citrus, herb and spicy olive oils made by crushing fresh local fruit and herbs along with the olives to flavor the oil. They carry a wide variety of recipe cards with their products — use them for dipping, salads, finishing, cooking, baking and more!
Stonehouse’s Extra Virgin Olive Oils have won many prestigious awards, including gold, silver and bronze medals at the annual L.A. County Fair, which hosts the largest olive oil competition in the world.
Be sure to try their award-winning Basil, as well as their popular citrus oils – Lisbon Lemon, Blood Orange and Persian Lime. Stonehouse also offers olive oil refills – please call for the current oils on tap!
Imperial Tea Court at the Ferry Building Marketplace is an elegant, traditional Chinese tea shop and salon. Renowned as an exclusive source for many of the most sought-after teas produced today, Imperial Tea Court carries over 100 teas, including organic teas, and a beautiful selection of tea pots, many of which are handmade by masters in China.
The shop entrance features a signature moon gate and dragon sofa made from aged reclaimed wood from China. Visitors can purchase bulk tea at the stunning black granite (imported from China) counter — or pause for tea and snacks, comfortably seated at one of six rosewood tables.
Celebrating beautiful and useful things for the home and garden, The Gardener offers a refreshing shopping experience for city dwellers seeking uniquely crafted tabletop, cooking, dining, and garden items — from garden tools and baskets, to handmade ceramics and linens, to distinctive furniture. The merchandise changes with the seasons and immediately wins the hearts of those who share a gardener’s aesthetic and spirit.
The Ferry Building Marketplace store is the third The Gardener store in the Bay Area. The first opened in Berkeley in 1984, as the inspired vision of owner Alta Tingle. Alta broke new ground by connecting house to garden with her unique aesthetic for functional objects that serve to enrich the everyday experience.
In the style of European wine merchants, Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant is a classic, hands-on, service-oriented shop for buying, tasting, and learning about wine. The nearly 3,000 square foot shop carries smaller production wines from around the world, as well as everyday, high-quality labels. There is a strong but selective emphasis on California and other American wines; wines from great French, Italian and Spanish producers; offerings from new regions, such as in New Zealand and Australia; and less widely recognized favorites from Germany and Austria. Icons help shoppers easily identify dry and sweet wines, organically grown wines, etc. Seated at the dark wood wine bar, visitors can taste from selections that change weekly.
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market hours, 10 AM – 2 PM Tue/Thu – 8 AM – 2 PM Sat.
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a California certified farmers market operated by Foodwise. It is open three days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, year round, rain or shine. The large Saturday market is held in the back plaza overlooking the Bay, along the south side of the building, and in front of the building along the Embarcadero. The Tuesday and Thursday markets take place in front of the building. All three weekly markets offer produce and flowers from top Bay Area farms, many of which are organic. A wealth of other product includes regional meat, seafood, and artisanal specialties — such as breads, cheeses, and jams — as well as street food offerings for brunch and lunch.
On Saturdays, 30,000 shoppers, locals and travelers alike, attend the market. More than 300 Bay Area restaurants shop at the market on a weekly basis. The Foodwise mission is to cultivate a sustainable food system, giving preference to local farmers that use sustainable methods, and prepared food vendors who source ingredients from those farmers. Foodwise hosts about 70 farmers and 50 artisan and prepared food vendors, some of which are seasonal. On Saturdays, Foodwise offers free cooking demos and public education programs at the Foodwise Classroom tent in front of the building.
For vendor profiles, upcoming events, seasonality charts, and more, visit foodwise.org.
A charming general interest bookstore on the Bay side of the Ferry Building, Book Passage serves visitors and locals, offering regional maps, guidebooks, and Bay Area literature, postcards and gifts. An extensive children’s book selection in our “Kids’ Corner” features books for the youngest readers through teens, and an array of activity books and games. New releases and classic fiction, staff picks, cookbooks with an emphasis on local cuisine, and books on current events fill the store. Like the other two Book Passage locations in the Bay Area (in Corte Madera and Sausalito) the Ferry Building venue hosts author signings and literary events several evenings a week. Visitors have included Chelsea Clinton, George Saunders, Dave Eggers, and Nigella Lawson.
Benedetta’s broad spectrum, 100% botanical system of use, was founded by Julia Faller in 1996. The Procurement of energetic botanicals through Farm-Sourced, Certified Organic & Biodynamic ingredients is and always has been a given. The design and purpose behind each formula and system of use is the key to the skin’s radiance and health, and therefore, its longevity.
At the Ferry Building, you can shop Benedetta’s entire collection, including their facial regimen, body care, and their famous “The Best” deodorant. Stop by for a free product demo!
“I founded and formulated my skin care line to care for the skin’s ultimate behavior by utilizing the efficacy of botanicals at 100% in synergies for a true holistic approach. Based on the science of plants and their affinity to the skin’s elimination and renewal processes.” – Julia Faller, Founder and Formulator