San Francisco is home to several marketplaces, where food stores and eateries assemble together in a shared space. The Ferry Building is the grand-daddy of them all, but mini marketplaces have popped up around town, which makes sense given the high commercial rents in the city.
One marketplace that opened earlier this year is called Myriad and can be found on the ground floor of a new condominium on Market Street on the way to the Castro.
I dropped in recently just to explore the offerings. (I should note that I went in the afternoon after lunch so didn’t have an appetite to try the food but there were several temptations.) It’s a smaller space than I imagined, covering just 4,000 square feet, but it was quite festive and filled with people who looked like they were having a good time. The vendors also dressed up their stalls in the spirit of Halloween.
There’s a bar, Sightglass Coffee, a poke stand, craft beer pub, a creperie, Raw juice, and cookies counter. One of the more interesting item at the Myriad (besides the pinball machines) was the French baguette coin-operated dispenser in the back. I’m sure a few people bought a baguette just for the novelty of seeing how it comes out of the dispenser.
I’ll have to drop by again to check out the food, but it’s nice to have another casual option for eating out when exploring San Francisco.
The deets: The Myriad, 2175 Market St., San Francisco. Open daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Facebook page.
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