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Address: 23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717-735-6890
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6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Activities: Shopping

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Awesome market!

This market is a must do! Very busy, but amazing produce and goods. I bought the best corn I have ever eaten in my life here. It's great to experience the market because it seems... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This market is a must do! Very busy, but amazing produce and goods. I bought the best corn I have ever eaten in my life here. It's great to experience the market because it seems very old world.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Been to Lancaster several times and never went! This place is awesome. A must - meat, flowers, tea, coffee - everything is fresh and so yummy looking.

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I have visited Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia many times, and I was hoping Lancaster Central Market would be similar. I was unfortunately grossly disappointed. Lancaster Central Market is much much smaller. The variety of vendors is very limited. I realize some might argue Reading Terminal Market is too big, too busy, too crowded, etc., and that Lancaster Central Market... More 

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

yes I know it's the oldest market but there are a lot of empty stores and the bottom level really stunk the stores are not really stores they is a really good bakery a boost mobile and a Chinese place the bottom level was full but the upper level was empty except the Chinese store and boost mobile the upper... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Taste the best of Lancaster and also get the Pa Dutch experience. Local standholders who work hard and grow their own stuff make this a neat experience.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a beautiful historic brick building, and a quick peek inside makes me sad we did not arrive earlier, but no one mentioned that it is only open Tues and Friday until 4 and Saturday until 2!!!! Another couple also arrived disappointed! Reminded me in a way of Quincy Market in Boston on a much smaller scale. In the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The heart and soul of Lancaster’s burgeoning food scene. The local HQ of the slow foods movement-- delicious smells, colorful characters, savory tastes and welcoming family friendly environment. The oldest continuously operating farmers market in the USA. A “must see” on any visit to Central Pennsylvania.

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Fox River Grove, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Pardon the title for stating the obvious, but it summarizes how I feel about Lancaster's Central Market. Having visited markets elsewhere in the U.S. and in Europe, I felt like, yup, it's another market and not that large either. Aisles were tight for walking. Our pre-reading had led us to think we might want to eat lunch there, but, even... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went Saturday morning around 11am and it was still full and quite crowded. I stopped in to pick up all my childhood favorites, since I live in Virginia. Produce, novelties, food, flowers, spices...you name it they have it. I even got to have Kenyan samosas (that I haven't eaten since I lived in Africa). I love this place. Shopping... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This market is not just a place to grab a quick whoopie pie, or freshly made salads, or homegrown fruit and excellent meat and poultry. The market is historic and in the center of downtown Lancaster. If you want to see the kind of cultural diversity that we have, come here: Amish, Mennonites, Greeks, Hispanics - you name it. And... More 

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Address: 23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717-735-6890
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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