While the central market is "on the other side of the tracks" don't be afraid to go there. This was my first time back to the market in 20 years and not much has changed in those 20 years. I think the only real additions is that they've cleaned it up a bit and also the fact that they have put in grocery stores in the market. My memory may be foggy about that. The market is an interesting place to find a little bit of everything. Food is actually inside and outside of the hangers, but they also offer non food items outside the hangers. The central market is also a great place to people watch and no one has ever been rude in the market during my visits.