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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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Lancaster Central Market, located in downtown Lancaster, is one of the oldest continuously operating farm markets in the country. Stop in to savor the sights and smells if fresh produce, baked goods, meats and cheeses as well as flowers and a wide variety if local specialty delights. Take home all the makings of a gourmet meal, or enjoy a snack... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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226 reviews 226 reviews
29 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Scene: Visiting Amish country in Lancaster and surrounding areas The Occasion: Grab some lunch, pick up some treats while we're there The Experience: It's smaller than the Reading Terminal Market, meaning the selections are more limited. The building itself has character. Food offerings met expectations; vendors sold fruits, meats and cheeses, coffee, desserts. Had a build-your-own salad for lunch.... More

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a great market. I would be there every weekend if I lived there. It had ton of fruits and veggies, along with jams and jellies, candles, etc. It was a fun experience and right in the middle of other quaint shopping.

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Gate City, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

There were a lot of people but it just created a great a buzz!! I especially like the young man playing the accordion. It reminded me of France

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Abbot
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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

As farmers' markets go, I'd consider this a bit "upscale" -- probably a result of the location in Center City Lancaster. Noting the bias that we are not "city people," we still favor Roots in Manheim for a "real" farmers' market experience. That said, this market is a bit of an oasis in the middle of the city--we happened to... More

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Upstate NY
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268 reviews 268 reviews
5 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A very long time ago... well, (ahem), once upon a time... when my wife was a young girl she read a book called _The Market House Mystery_, about Lancaster Central Market, and she was hooked -- she had to visit the Market. We finally got there for the first time in 1976, and have made a point of getting back... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We normally go to markets in a local area we are visiting, and have been to many all over Europe. If you are in the Lancaster area you must go to this Market because it's a really nice experience. It's a large, old red brick building, stuffed full of booths filled with the local fare. There's an overwhelming variety of... More

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Pennsylvania
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119 reviews 119 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a walk back in time and yet provides a sensational offering of international foods, local crafts, produce and meats, and a great atmosphere. Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday the market comes to life with vendors and visitors. Make a point to stop by Longs Horseradish and Sauces and Yasou Greek Specialties. They are super and our family can't... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Wonderful selection of food...meats and cheeses especially. Very clean and located in downtown Lancaster with many other attractions within walking distance.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Saw this place on TV - the oldest continuous farmer's market in the country. Crazy variety of stuff from sausages to noodles to dog treats to toys to German deli to toys to flowers to candy and on and on. The whole thing is house in an old brick building which just adds to the charm. If you're in Lancaster... More

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