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Address: 23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone Number: 717-735-6890
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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

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Historical and Delicious

A trip to Market is a local benefit taken for granted, but always a pleasure. Be sure to enjoy this unique experience any time of the year. Best place ever to find a fasnacht!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A trip to Market is a local benefit taken for granted, but always a pleasure. Be sure to enjoy this unique experience any time of the year. Best place ever to find a fasnacht!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit the Central Market every time we visit Lancaster. I have my cooler ready and I head straight for the Stoltzfus Fresh Meats. Their Delmonico Steak is to die for! Just BBQ it fresh and add salt and pepper, it will melt in your mouth. Worth the round trip from Baltimore just for that.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A trip to Lancaster is not complete without a visit to Central Market. (And yes, locals do shop there...in droves!) I like to pop in to pick up some fresh veggies, flowers, and maybe something sweet for desert. Fresh-from-the-farm meats (fresh, smoked, aged, etc.) are a must! The mix of vendors improves every year. If you're just looking to pick... More 

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Massapequa, New York
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fish, cheeses, Meats, vegetables, bakery goods and jams and jellies along with lots of local non food products are only some of the things available. Interesting way to spend some time (and money) while getting some quality products. Wish I lived closer to take advantage of the market more often.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was lots of fresh food and meat. A couple vendors were selling souvenirs and other odds and ends. The Market was smaller than I expected. It is definitely a place for locals. Out of town visitors cannot purchase too many things.

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Thank seyler852
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central market has been in operation for over 100 years. Here you can find specialty candies as well as fresh foods and flowers. It has stalls where you can get lunch or a dessert.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see,taste and experience. All senses will be in overload. Food, atmosphere, people what a wonderful experience .

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to Central Market, and it's certainly a highlight of downtown Lancaster, especially if you're a foodie. Lots of great products! We especially like the coffee, the charcuterie, and the dairy products. We stocked up while we were there.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The Amish food and crafts here are with the visit and buying. They are most welcoming, especially to those with a foreign accent. Engage with people enjoy the conversation and learn something of each other. Buy food, especially something new. If you have a sweet tooth Shooflypie. If you can find it Birch beer, non alcoholic or root beer as... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful market in downtown Lancaster City. All the produce, crafts, and more that you'd see at the big city markets. Our kids loved walking the aisles and checking out the great food, fruits and vegetables, and Pennsylvania Durch items.

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