Prather Ranch Meat Company is a boutique firm that raises grass fed and pastured cattle in North California’s Mt. Shasta area. Their focus is on high quality, sustainable, humanely raised meats in support of a whole-animal sales model. Founded in 2003, they made a name for themselves as one of the first merchants in the Ferry Building.
Hog Island Oyster Co. is located in San Francisco’s Ferry Building. They have an oyster bar that serves sustainable seafood, chowder, and salads. Fresh oysters brought fresh from their Tomales Bay farm each morning. They served baked oysters and cooked seafood for those that do not want raw items. You could drive up to their farm and get oysters even fresher. Our last visit was in May 2011.
The Ferry Building Marketplace is one of our most favorite destinations in San Francisco. Filled with restaurants, food stands, and gift shops, this place is on any foodies must visit list. Here are some of our favorite shops to visit and dine at.
The Slanted Door is a famous modern Vietnamese restaurant located in San Francisco’s Ferry Building. Legendary chef Charles Phan’s empire includes several Out the Door restaurants and Hard Water. He failed at Heaven’s Dog and Wo Hing General Store. They use a lot of local, organic, sustainable ingredients and focus on essentially California cuisine with the Vietnamese influence.
Il Cane Rosso is a casual rotisserie and sandwich shop inside the Ferry building. It is run by Daniel Patterson who also runs the well-respected Coi restaurant. Our last visit was in the summer of 2011.
Boulettes Larder is located in the San Francisco Ferry Building and means – “Glimpse into the heart of a working, professional kitchen framed by a retail counter where personal attention is offered by a skilled and responsive staff. A useful, compelling and charming epicerie with discriminatingly selected ingredients prepared to varying degrees of time-saving readiness.”
They have everything from chicken stock to cookies to rack of lamb. They have food to go (Pastries, Lunch, Dinner items) all the time, and table service with a different menus, Mon through Fri, and Sunday. We went there on a Saturday.
Roli Roti is a mobile rotisserie that come to many farmer’s markets including the Saturday San Francisco Ferry building, where we sampled their cuisine. We’ve tried them at the San Mateo farmer’s market and noticed they only had chicken, not the other goodies we saw in San Francisco.