Travel Photo Journal: Day #2 in San Francisco
San Francisco, California ~ The first stop on our long weekend visit to San Francisco was the absolutely incredible Farmer’s Market at Ferry Plaza.
The farmers market is open three days a week—Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the smaller markets occupy the front of the building along the Embarcadero; on Saturdays, the much larger market is held both in front of the Ferry Building and on the rear plaza overlooking the Bay. The markets offer fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meats and eggs from small regional farmers and ranchers, many of whom are certified organic. A wealth of other products include regional artisan specialties such as breads, cheeses and jams. The Thursday market features an array of artisan street food: wood-fired pizza, grilled meats, sandwiches, and tacos, while the Saturday market also includes local restaurants serving a variety of hot, delicious meals.
We have to thank Stephanie at Noshtopia for turning us on to this place.
We greatly enjoyed Cowgirl Creamery (pictured above).
The coffee from micro-roaster Blue Bottle Coffee was simply the best I ever had. Ask for the off-menu “Gibraltar” for a taste of coffee straight from heaven above.
The macaroons at Miette will make your eyes roll back in your head as you proclaim a long, “ooooooh, that’s good!”
After filling our bellies with every imaginable delectable we hopped aboard one of the famous San Francisco cable cars, using our San Francisco CityPass, and made our way over to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
We will create more detailed postings about a few of these experiences when we get home.
Now, however, it’s time to get cleaned up for dinner. Carol’s sister is driving over from Napa Valley and we’re headed out to dinner.
In parting, here’s last night’s sunset from the window of our Fairmont San Francisco room.
Tomorrow, we’ll tell you about more of our San Francisco roaming.