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Churros near Ferry Building

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poot May 20, 2007 11:12 AM

About a month ago I bought two warm, chewy churros from a very nice woman who'd set up a cart north of the Ferry Building, near a striped monolith and a parking lot. I liked the churros a great deal. I was hoping to eat them every time I went to farmers market on Saturday. On my next visit I looked for her but the weather was crappy and she wasn't there. As far as I know she has not returned since. Replying to my inquiry, the unpleasant woman at the farmers market information booth said, "She wasn't supposed to be there." Not a chowhound's reply. Can anyone tell me more about the Ferry Building churros woman and her fate?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: poot May 20, 2007 11:17 AM

    She probably didn't have the necessary permits.

    http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/eh/food/permi...

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      chemchef RE: poot May 20, 2007 12:21 PM

      I don't know about a month ago, but on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), I saw churro vendors set up around the Ferry Building. I assumed that they were there because it was Cinco de Mayo as I have not seen them before or since.

      1. Porthos RE: poot May 20, 2007 06:44 PM

        She was there this Saturday.

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          poot RE: Porthos May 23, 2007 10:51 AM

          Can you tell me roughly where and at what time you saw her? At nine a.m she was not where I'd previously bought from her.

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            wally RE: poot May 23, 2007 12:37 PM

            She was also not north of the ferry building at 8:30 where I had previously bought from her.

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              Porthos RE: poot May 23, 2007 01:34 PM

              I didn't get there until 11am and she was in her usual spot by the valet parking.

          2. 2m8ohed RE: poot May 21, 2007 03:01 PM

            I saw her last weekend, too.

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              linz RE: poot May 21, 2007 09:06 PM

              there's churro vendors there every week...over by Pancho Villa and continuing away from the Ferry Building.

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                Atomica RE: linz May 22, 2007 05:54 AM

                OP was lucky to get a warm, freshly made one. If they are even a couple hours old, they are not good at all, especially the really thick ones under a large blanket of foil I see all over town.

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