Hog Island Oyster Co. just reopened their oyster bar in San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building after being closed for a few months for expansion. Hog Island was one of the opening tenants of the ferry building during its transformation as a food marketplace in 2003. It’s a very popular spot in SF for locals and tourists alike. Tomales Bay, on the coast of Northern California, is where they harvest and shuck the amazing, hand raised, sustainable oysters and shellfish.
The newly opened space has an expanded bar and much more seating. There is still a line outside, but don’t be intimated by it – it moves pretty quickly and it’s all worth the wait! We were able to get one of the best seats – right at the oyster bar, overlooking the Bay Bridge and front row seats to watch their team shucking oysters. We ordered the half dozen chef’s selection and an order of the grilled oysters, paired with their bloody mary and a glass of prosecco. We will be back to indulge again at Hog Island over oysters and cocktails.
And since it was a Saturday, we wandered around the amazing farmer’s market and took home gorgeous purple and bright orange flowers that look perfect in the loft.