Moving & Shaking: From The Ferry Marketplace to the Metreon

ferry marketplace san francisco

Ferry Marketplace San Francisco

After catching a few z’s and still managing to sneak in a few dreams about food, we woke up recharged for another power-packed day of culinary exploration.

foodbuzz blogger festival chez prim book signing

We met up again with the Foodbuzz team and bloggers at the Ferry Marketplace in the Embarcadero. From the moment we entered the building it felt as if we had both fallen down the rabbit hole into a Foodie Wonderland.

far east mushrooms

We started the day of with a book signing with foodie and author of the Foodie Handbook, Pim Techamuanvivit who also writes a blog Chez Pim. She enlightened us to a few underground sushi establishments that we must try here in Los Angeles.

chez prim and vivalafoodies, the foodie handbook signing

After wandering the market on a quest for some breakfast we ended up at the Imperial Tea Court for some tantalizing organic pork dumplings, Vegi spring roll and iced green and hibiscus teas that were on display at the main marketplace.

imperial tea court at ferry bldg

dumplings at imperial tea ct

imperial court spring roll

Next stop was Far West Fungi where we discovered the micro-world of mushrooms that dominate today’s Haute cuisine. We sampled several iced lattes along the way that failed in comparison to Blue Bottle Coffee Company. Ironically, it was the New Orleans coffee that we sipped in San Fran.

far east trading

blue bottle coffee

blue bottle coffee SF

In the outdoor marketplace, food from all types of micro farms kept us busy with enough food porn for its own convention. One of my favorite cheese vendors Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese had a nice demo and we sampled a taste of the Pt. Reyes Original Blue Dip and Dressing. Simply Scrumptious.

point reyes blue

buddah hand

Our splurge purchase at the market was a bag of Sun Dried Summer “Crimson Bay-Yellow Nectarines that we purchased from Blossom Bluff Orchards. We decided on these after sampling a plethora of other dried fruits because they had an Apricot like character.

blossom bluff

We stopped for a nice rest on a bench in front of the plaza before heading off to the Metreon building for the Foodbuzz “Taste Pavilion”

golden gate bridge from ferry building

ferry plaza san francisco

metreon building

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