San Francisco's Ferry Building boasts enough beloved and diverse restaurants and vendors to make it the city's signature all-day food destination, from your morning waffle at Blue Bottle Coffee to Vietnamese fare for dinner at The Slanted Door to boozy ice cream dessert at Humphry Slocombe, and a host of cheeses, breads, chowders, shakes and beverages in between. With so many tempting options, which do you choose? We've got the answers for you.
Not listed here: The Ferry Building holds three farmer's markets each week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), adding even more tempting lunch choices from Roli Roti's porchetta sandwich to Primavera's chilaquiles. For more formal dining, the Embarcadero area has a number of strong choices including Boulevard, Chaya, Coqueta, La Mar and the surf 'n' turf duo of Epic Steak and Waterbar for unbeatable Bay Bridge views. The only rule for this area? Come hungry.