The Ferry Ride to the Ferry Building


Rain or shine, it is always fun to take the ferry from Oakland to San Francisco. It was a perfect day on the 4th of July in the Bay Area. I had plans to take the ferry into the City with one of my long time friends to have lunch and celebrate her birthday. Parking is easy and it is free for up to 12 hours at the Washington Street Parking lot in Jack London Square.

It was a clear day and the ride was great. Riding the ferry allows you to soak up the views. When I pass the cranes, I always think of those AT-AT Walkers. I felt like a tourist as the City skyline became more visible as we got closer.

The Ferry Building is a foodie’s dream. You can eat and shop for artisanal foods. I bought some bread at Acme Bakery and a few fun kitchen supplies from Sur La Table.

My friend wanted brunch food so the choices were limited. We stumbled upon Market Bar located right off the Embarcadero. Although I have passed by dozens of times, it was my first time eating here. We were lucky to be able to get outdoor seating.

My order was simple. I had a refreshing ice tea and flatbread with tomatoes, cheese, and basil topped with an egg. It was like having a pizza that was cut up in small pieces.

My friend had a real breakfast. Coffee and a fluffy omelet that came with toast and home fries. She also enjoyed her food.

I got a great first impression of Market Bar. The food was good and the weather was awesome to thoroughly enjoy sitting along the Embarcadero.