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Central Market

23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
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Ranked #2 of 17 Shopping in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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English first
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I was surprised at all the different stands selling foods of different ethnicities, some of which were Thai, German, Itslian and Greek. Lots of vegetables and typical farmers market stands as well. It's very crowded though and unless it's warm enough to eat outside there is no where to sit and eat anything you bought at the market.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love markets and old market halls. This is a great old market hall with interesting regional foods and products.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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206 reviews 206 reviews
29 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

As a visitor, it was hard for me to pass by the produce and not take some back to FL but I couldn't. The prices were so reasonable and everything was top notch. The fresh baked goods were delicious (get a cheese danish the size of a dinner plate). I also had fresh apple cider. There were Amish and Mennonite... More

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Brooklawn, NJ
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109 reviews 109 reviews
54 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Central Market in Lancaster is a real treasure. It's a historic market, and yet it remains fresh - endless amounts of food, but with a good variety. Yes, there's the expected Amish goods, and a lot of regional flavor, but there are severalinternational stalls as well. The baked goods are out of this world. and I picked a drool-worthy... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It has been years since I had the pleasure of going to market! Not much has changed. Maybe a bit more commercialism, but overall, a grand variety of food stalls from fresh vegetables to those wonderful Amish baked products. How can you walk by a table loaded down with sticky buns, home made pies and breads, and oh, those fresh... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

High point of our short stay in Lancaster. Fantastic architecture filled with variety of mainly food stalls. Wow is all I can say. If I was a local I would be there every week purchasing veggies, meat, baked goods, and flowers. So glad we went. Walked a few blocks around it and enjoyed the sites downtown, too.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Tuesday is a wonderful time to visit , not too crowded, nice variety of stands to buy produce, baked goods, meats and delicious homemade foods! Also in the same block is the Lancaster visitors center & Penn square which has plaques displayed with some of the history & facts of downtown.

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North Street, MI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

When in downtown Lancaster, be sure to stop in this market. It is only open Tuesdays, Friday's, and Saturday's with limited hours, so be sure to check before planning a visit. Shy away from Saturdays, if possible, as aisles are very narrow and hard to navigate. Two faves: the Cuban stall and Yasou! Greek pastries, were I was force fed... More

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Clarksburg, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Good food and variety at reasonable prices. Best for breakfast, lunch or carryout. A good selection of baked goods, produce, meats and many other items. You will not leave hungry.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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