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Sep 21, 2012 09:52 AM

Best Portable Items from Ferry Plaza Market

My husband is in SF for business and is staying right across the street from the Ferry Plaza. He's agreed to stop by the farmer's market tomorrow for me before he leaves town and I'm trying to think of what he could buy that is easily transportable. He probably won't check his luggage and he doesn't want anything super delicate.

I've asked him to swing by Rancho Gordo, but I can't think of anything else that I want him to bring home (we live in NJ, formerly Californians). He will also be picking up some sourdough bread before leaving town, is there a bakery at the market that has good sourdough?

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  1. Acme's sourdough is to my taste the best available around here these days. Second-best is Boudin, which you can buy at the airport.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      thank you for those links! i googled chowhound and this topic, but didn't find much. really appreciate it :)

      1. re: nicoleebonsai

        It's easier to find that stuff if you know it's there.

    2. Salumi from Boccalone, some of the cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery, coffee from Blue Bottle should travel fine.

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      1. re: j mather

        Andante Dairy's cheeses are tops, though you might want to ask for a hard box from some other cheese for packing them.

      2. NeoCocoa truffles from the La Cocina kiosk come in small, sturdy boxes and they are wonderful!

        1. Bella Viva has some beautiful and delicious dried fruits (they had fantastic white peaches last time I was there). There's also a place that has some amazing nut brittles (can't recall the name).