San Francisco Flower Mart

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San Francisco Flower Mart
San Francisco Flower Mart

Badge-holding florists arrive at this marketplace well before dawn to scoop up the best botanicals at wholesale prices. The warehouse-like market opens to the public at 10am, when you can ogle (and inhale the scent of) hundreds of blooms from local growers under one roof. The overflowing tubs include roses, orchids, tulips, ranunculus, lilies and dozens of exotic flowers you've never heard of. The stems can be purchased singly or arranged in bouquets, and prices vary from booth to booth. (Some purveyors are amendable to haggling.) Many of the vendors here grow locally, which means the blooms last longer than the grocery store variety, and the prices are typically cheaper as well. Wear a jacket—the building is kept cool to preserve the plants' freshness.


Venue name: San Francisco Flower Mart
Address: 640 Brannan St
San Francisco

Cross street: between 5th and 6th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 10am–3pm
Transport: Bus 8AX, 8BX, 8X, 12, 14X, 19, 27, 30, 45, 47, 91
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