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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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Fun little market to visit in the heart of downtown Lancaster. Great place to find local treats (snacks and crafts)

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Fun little market to visit in the heart of downtown Lancaster. Great place to find local treats (snacks and crafts)

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great and long standing place to buy local produce, meats, jams and other things. I particularly love the goat cheese available from a local goat farm. From Brie to Feta and of course Chèvre. Yummy!

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Bellmore, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I came here with hubby, 2 children and my parents. My parents took us to all these markets when I was younger so when I read reviews on tripadvisor about how "amazing" this market was I thought wow...I'm going to bring them here and they are gonna be shocked...not the case...at all....1st off..my dad needs a cane and he didn't... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fantastic selection of foods from the area and fresh, fresh, fresh! Got smoked sausages, salad eggs and all the goodies for a great picnic. Must see if you like meeting the locals and tasting great food.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I love old markets in general but this is a fine example. It reminds me quite a bit of the Reading Terminal Market in Philly, just on a smaller scale. Fresh produce, quality meats, cheeses and sweets everywhere and it smells fantastic in there, if you're not hungry when you go in, you're going to be when you come out... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was a great place to visit. Busy at times but the different things offered at this market was amazing. The fresh food, veggies and talented arts were offered- I would def. go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Its an old farmers market, well maintained, with great stall options. Fresh food, variety of foods, and lots of fun. I vote try the Cuban food, Mennonite made doughnuts (they know carbs and sugar), and Meck's farm stand.

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited Central Market on Tuesday and were fortunate we were in Lancaster on a day it is open (Tues., Sat., and Sun.) The market reminds me of central markets found in Europe such as ones we visited this summer in Stockholm and Copenhagen. Visiting the market in August is a special treat as virtually all of the produce is... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Cecilia and I had wanted to experience this market for a few years. We love markets, true markets, and certainly the benchmark for us is Mercat de la Boqueria in Barcelona. My expectations were, therefore, diminished for this, the oldest market in the US. They needn't have been. This is a great market, as vibrant as the small city that... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Central Market in Lancaster, PA is the whole reason we were drawn to Lancaster County, PA. We are avid cooks and fresh food markets are usually our first stop, whenever possible, in a new city or venue. Central Market did not disappoint! This large market boasts fresh produce, seafood, food vendors, wonderful Amish baked goods, spices, fresh teas and coffees,... More 

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