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Central Market

23 North Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
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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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New Iberia, Louisiana
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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264 reviews 264 reviews
5 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
7 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Croydon, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

While the Central Market is charming, some of the prices are above average for the area. However, we found some vendors with great food options and reasonable prices. We were happy to create our version of a vegetarian sporgasbord by getting tasty and cheap options from Saife's Middle Eastern Food and an Ethiopian place whose name escapes me. We were... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Really nice indoor market and they have a Bao bun guy! It was such a pleasurable experience to wander around the isles aimlessly, all the while stuffing my face with warm savory buns. There was a lot a variety in the shops selections, anything from buns, fresh meats, dairy, teas, organic veggies, and even some handmade local artistry. There is... More

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