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Central Market

23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
717-735-6890
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Ranked #3 of 17 Shopping in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Very impressed with all the produce, coffees, teas, pastries and many, many wares to purchase. Was there on a Saturday morning and regretfully didn't realize that they close at 2:00 p.m. so I didn't get a second chance to make additional purchases.

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Orlando
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is the best market I've been to. Fresh produce, meats, cheese, tea, spices, flowers, candy, crafts... they really have it all. It's the country's oldest continuously operating farmers market and you can see traditional foods in their freshest state here.

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Scranton, PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I were in Lancaster for our anniversary. We went here early on a Saturday. We avoided the rush and got a parking spot and made out like bandits in the market!!! We got all sorts of great things. The proprietors from The Lancaster Bed and Breakfast (where we stayed and was INCREDIBLE) suggested we try this market... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I love going here on Saturday mornings after yoga for fresh fruit and veg. Be aware that this is mainly just a food market though. Some people don't realize this before going. But wonderful venders and some of the freshest food in Lancaster. I heard it's also the oldest running market in the US?

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited the market on one of the days that it is open. It is mostly food, but there are some crafts. We did not find anything that we were especially interested in. If you are looking for some specialty foods, I guess this is the place.

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Brooklyn, New York
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26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tons of stalls to choose from. Lots of food and produce. Reasonably priced although you could take a drive through Amish country and get it substantially cheaper. Don't miss the homemade breads and sample some of the local bacon and pâté

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is like a mini Faneuil Hall (Boston). Some interesting things, but I didn't find any of the food choices wanting to blow me away. Just average stuff. The downtown area near here is lovely and worth walking around, bring a camera. Great buildings around here.

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howard beach ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

You can find just about anything at this market. Just love it, it is always a stop when we are in Lancaster and lots to buy and bring home

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Centreville, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited central market on a friday during lunch time - big mistake. TONS of traffic in the area and it took us 30 mns to find parking after going in circles. The actual market itself is.. okay. There are some vendors that looked kind of shabby and others that were nice. We didn't end of buying anything although we... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It was fun to stroll through the market...though it was crowded, there are so many interesting things from fruits and veggies to canned goods and Amish crafts, smoked meats and cheeses. I highly recommend!

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