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Central Market

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Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
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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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Hours:
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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Love the pickled red beet eggs

Visiting the Central Marked is a highlight of our yearly trip to Lancaster. This is often our first stop when arriving. It is a great introduction into Amish and Pennsylvania... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Gershwin12
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Forest Hills, New York
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Forest Hills, New York
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260 reviews 260 reviews
66 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Central Marked is a highlight of our yearly trip to Lancaster. This is often our first stop when arriving. It is a great introduction into Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch foods. I enjoy talking to the proprietors of the food stalls. Many are Amish and grow, sell and prepare their own products produce and meats. They are a wealth... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We saw a bunch of little amish shops and got to try salsa, jams & sauces. We got some coffee which was really good. Prices varied depending on what you were looking for. Excellent experience.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This place is real. Real people shop there and local farmers and merchants sell their wares there. Lancaster once had different farmers markets for different days of the week. Now, Central Market remains down town open Tuesday Friday and Saturday. The market is quite crowded on Saturday morning, it is less so on Tuesday or Friday. If you came to... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you want to feel like you are stepping back in time, this is a great market to visit. If you walk in from the rear, you can imagine what it was like a hundred years ago. The market itself has a wide variety of vendors, from meats, seafood, cheeses, candy, pies and cakes, vegetables, dog treats, and so much... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic indoor market. Bought a beautiful painting of a Amish buggy from a super friendly woman at one of the stands,before you leave make sure you buy a delicious shoofly pie. Will be going back.

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Sioux Falls
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I love this place. On a recent to Lancaster we actually went back a second time to purchase more jam. The prices are amazing for organic produce, cheese, grass-fed meats…I wish we had something like this in our home town. I always purchase as much as I can to bring back home…my suitcase just makes the 50 lb limit!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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225 reviews 225 reviews
75 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have lived in Lancaster all my life, and I been here more times than I can count. Always interesting. Lots of great food and produce, much of it reasonably priced. If you come to Lancaster, this is a must go to place.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is a wonderful old gem in downtown Lancaster. I paid a visit here for the first time in by my guess 12 to 15 yrs. It’s a great crowded place to get, produce meats, dairy, bakery products, as well as a few handcrafted items. My visit was not complete until I stopped by to see my old friend Mike... More 

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Kings Park, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Central market which is located directly across the street from the Marriott was a really cool place.. We went on Saturday morning and the place was full of people and there was so much going on you could buy anything from fresh meats to horseradish sauce whoopie pies to fresh flowers and even some things I can think of right... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

As a Lancaster City and County expatriate I am prejudiced, but I do miss the Central Market! I used to go to market every Saturday morning. It was my end of the workweek ritual, and I loved it. The historical market building is a Brobdingnagian space housing stands held by county farms, and local businesses. All the foodstuffs are local.... More 

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