That spicy soup I made reminded me of my trip to San Francisco a few months ago. Believe it or not, I still have more food stories to tell. New Yorkers are lucky to have some amazing farmers markets, but there is something so wonderful about the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and the Ferry Building it surrounds. I just wish I was a local and could shop here for my produce. So many booths offer tastes for you to try, and it’s great for snapping photos.
I could write so much about the market, but every time I go, I try to sample different things. One big difference between NYC farmers markets and this one is how much prepared food there is to try here. This trip, I had an agenda.
First was Miette. I love the style of this place, and the macaroons are outrageously good. In fact, the tough part about Miette is resisting the temptation to try everything.
It was the chocolate sables I was after. They come in these sweet, little cellphone-wrapped packages. They’re light and crumbly, a remarkable texture, with a bit of salt to them — exquisitely simple. Once I opened the package, I started devouring them.
But this post was supposed to be about soup! Well, here it is. Stop by Mijita, even if it’s breakfast time like it was when I arrived, and order a bowl of the Sopa de Albondigas. Much like the shrimp soup I made, this is a tomato-based soup, but with little beef and pork meatballs. Those tortilla strips (I think that’s what they are) stay nicely crispy in the soup. And it has just the right amount of spice. Now I can’t imagine taking a trip to SF without stopping by the Ferry Building to order a bowl of this soup.