For brunch on Saturday, pal Kim and I jaunted down to the San Francisco Ferry Building for the Farmer's Market which goes on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Saturday is the better day to go as there are more vendors and a bigger crowd for more interesting people watching.
What I like about the SF Farmer's Market is that you get a really diverse selection of foods to eat from raw and organic to simple juicy burgers and fries. You also get a very diverse crowd from different cultures, economics, and age. That's the thing about food. It's universal and brings people together no matter what our backgrounds.
So, here in pictures is what we ate. First up we went to the Rosa Pistola booth. Here is their menu and one of the chefs preparing food. I always get a kick out of watching people make food.
Kim wanted to try something new for her, and so she got this plate of fresh grilled sturgeon with white beans, arugula, fennel, and lemon.
I saw a guy eating this slow roasted pulled pork shoulder sandwich with a salsa verde, and so I had to sink my teeth into one myself. The salsa was made out of some kind of small bean but I couldn't figure out what it was. Next time, I'll ask them unless one of you knows. Please share!
For dessert, I just had to have this Scharffen Berger chocolate chip cookie. Yes, had to have! Besides the absolutely divine chocolate chips, the cookie itself was pretty flat and crunchy. I LOVE crunchy cookies, and if you're ever in the Ferry Building any time of the week, you must stop by the Scharffen Berger store and grab one of these puppies. Divine!
I thought the tagline for the Boccalone shop was quite descriptive. How can you forget that line huh? And yeah, everything in there is all about pork. They even had these ice cream looking cones made out of mixed salami. I was too afraid to ask what they plop into those meat cones.
And lastly, for snacks later on, I got a mini loaf of this apricot ginger bread from one of the food vendors in the farmer's market. Slightly toasted with some neuchatel smear, this bread is like food from the heavens.
So indeed, if you ever come to visit San Francisco, the farmer's market on Saturdays at the Ferry building is a must visit!