Treasure Island Flea Market: Here’s how a flea market ought to be

Having only gone to flea markets in Asia, the Treasure Island Flea Market really opened our eyes to the possibilities…Hopefully some organizers of flea markets in Singapore are reading this…

Treasure Island Flea Market San Francisco
Treasure Island Flea Market San Francisco
Inside Treasure Island Flea Market San Francisco
Inside Treasure Island Flea Market San Francisco

About Treasure Island Flea Market San Francisco

The Treasure Island Flea Market is located at Ave. of the Palms, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA and takes place once a month during the last weekend of every month. Although entry fee is $3, parking is free and there’s plenty of space available at this formal naval station of the US Navy.

Parking Space even for this vintage Volkswagen
Parking Space even for this vintage Volkswagen

What we really love about this flea market is its CHARACTER. In fact, the Treasure Island Flea Market was first set up in 2011 to support local artists and entrepreneurs. Today, the same spirit remains and we were glad that we were able to enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and experience at this fantastic flea market.

Customised bracelets and necklace for the snaps
Customised bracelets and necklace for the snaps
Snaps to be placed on bracelets, necklace or rings
Snaps to be placed on bracelets, necklace or rings
Wired tree art at Treasure Island Flea Market San Francisco
Wired tree art at Treasure Island Flea Market San Francisco
Used records and vintage pieces
Used records and vintage pieces
Used and vintage toys
Used and vintage toys
Customised furniture and accessories
Customised furniture and accessories
Art on wood by local artists
Art on wood by local artists
Succulents at Treasure Island Flea Market San Francisco
Succulents at Treasure Island Flea Market San Francisco

Have you watched the History Channel show called The Pickers? When you stroll through Treasure Island Flea Market, be on the lookout and you could probably find a couple of gems or 2. We really loved the fresh ideas that we saw in this flea market. For instance, there’s a bracelet that allows you to change the “snaps” (buttons) with various designs to choose from. We also saw several businesses that offered customisation of furniture and accessories which brought in many customers because of the unique pieces they had.

Food Trucks at Treasure Island Flea Market

Besides the great selection of stalls, the food trucks were also a great draw for the visitors to Treasure Island Flea Market…

Food Trucks at Treasure Island Flea Market
Food Trucks at Treasure Island Flea Market
Kokio Republic Korean Food Truck
Kokio Republic Korean Food Truck
Fried Chicken with Soy and Garlic Sauce with Kim Chi Rice Balls ($12.95)
Fried Chicken with Soy and Garlic Sauce with Kim Chi Rice Balls ($12.95)
Pulled Pork Burger Treasure Island Flea Market
Pulled Pork Burger Treasure Island Flea Market ($9)

There is a wide selection of food from street grubs to BBQ goodness and even Asian cuisine (Korean and Indian). For instance, the fried chicken and rice balls we had from Kokio’s was totally awesome! The chicken was tender and crispy on the outside. The soy garlic on top? Yum!

Location and Opening Hours of Treasure Island Flea Market

Address: Ave. of the Palms, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA. –

Opening Hours: Last Weekend Every Month. 10am to 4pm

Other Useful Information: Entry is at $3 while military members and their family enter for free. Kids under 12 enter for free. Parking is free and is available on site. Lastly, pets are welcome!

Views of San Francisco Bay from Treasure Island
Views of San Francisco Bay from Treasure Island
Views of San Francisco City from Treasure Island
Views of San Francisco City from Treasure Island
A pair of reindeers at San Francisco Treasure Island Flea Market
A pair of reindeers at San Francisco Treasure Island Flea Market
Close up of Reindeer at Treasure Island Flea Market
Close up of Reindeer at Treasure Island Flea Market

During our visit, we even got to see some reindeers up close. In addition, views of the San Francisco bay is fantastic! Have you been to San Francisco’s Treasure Island Flea Market? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

Related posts:

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*