American Eatery. Oprah's All things delicious approval.
Cowgirl Creamery's Sidekick. A cheese-themed cafe? Yes, please. Our top pick: the Macaroni and Cheese for only $7.25! If you're looking for a little more, add pancetta, ham, blue cheese or olive mix for an additional $2. Sandwiches are also under $10.
Out the Door. There is no wrong choice to make at Out the Door. Our go-to dishes are Fresh Spring Rolls, Green Papaya Salad or a few steamed pork or veggie buns. Insider tip - check the specials menu for Vegetarian Curry.
Boccalone. Boccalone's Salami Panini $8.50 (photo above) is wrapped up and ready to go. If you have a few minutes to spare, order the Muffuletta Panini for $10.00. It's worth the wait.
El Porteño. El Porteño Empanadas. Our favorites include Acelga - organic swiss chard, gruyere and toasted pine nuts, Champiñones - mushrooms sautéed with shallots, aged parmesan and crème fraiche, and Pollo - chicken, raisins, onions and green olives - $4.50 each.
Mijita. Tacolicious. Only available at the Ferry Building Thursday Market 10am - 2pm. Three tacos for $9, we thing short rib, beer-and-a-shot braised chicken and veggie is the perfect combo.
Onigilly. Confession: this option is not in the Ferry Building. It's just across the street in the Embarcadero Center. Our top pick is the >strong>Edamame Set with Takana, Renkon and Spicy Shrimp Onigilly, which includes edamame and pickles. $8.74 - $10.81
Street Food Namu. Okonomiyaki,(o-konomi-yaki) is easier to say that it looks. Not sure what it is, trust us on this one. Okonomiyaki is a crispy and gooey savory pancake with kimchee, scallions, market veggies, bonito flakes and special sauces. The free range egg is an add on option but for us it's mandatory. $8 + $1 for the egg.
With so many great options between the thrice weekly farmers market and within a stones throw of the building itself there's a few more lists we can share with you. Stay tuned for more.