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Central Market

23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
717-735-6890
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Ranked #2 of 17 Shopping in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is such a wonderful and historic public market house in downtown Lancaster. Simply wonderful for great meats and produce, flowers, foods and a variety of diverse ethnic foods. It's truly fun to just walk through the market and to see and sample the different stands. I love bringing people here for the first time. They always love it. It's... More

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Prince George, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the market. It is indoors so you do not have to worry about the weather. Only open 3 days a week (Tues, Fri, Sat). Great place for lunch.

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Vienna, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is the oldest continuously run public market in the nation. You could feel the history while browsing the fresh produce, baked goods, fresh cheese and artisan meats. I bought the best peach I've ever eaten and spent 50 cents on it. Had an artisan iced tea that was great. They say it closes at 3:00 pm. I was there... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
26 helpful votes 26 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 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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