Lancaster Central Market

Lancaster Central Market: Hours, Address, Lancaster Central Market Reviews: 4.5/5

Lancaster Central Market
4.5
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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TXMARTINS
Atlanta, GA3,323 contributions
Great local market!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great local market with a variety of vendors in the heart of downtown! In the historic central market building you can explore rows of vendors from coffee to flowers to pretzels to produce and more. Parking garages in the area and street parking by app meters on the streets around. Grab a coffee and a pretzel and stroll the market for gifts and food for meals.
Written September 14, 2021
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fredinmn
Woodbury, MN159 contributions
Go and Enjoy!
Aug 2021
Enjoyed the historic building the Central Market is in. Many different options from vegetables, meats, coffees, snacks, meals and desserts. Almost need multiple visits to stop at of the shops. Very good assortments and something for everybody. Were able to grab a lunch and sit outside in the corner courtyard. Just an extra bonus.
Written September 4, 2021
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Betty D
Austin, Texas, United States27 contributions
All you need for a day's shopping
Aug 2021
This Central Market located in Lancaster, PA, is the oldest continuously operated market in Pennsylvania. The days and hours vary, so make sure you check online before making plans to visit. As of recently, it was open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday only. And it closes at 3:00 p.m. since it opens early..... 6 a.m.
Written August 23, 2021
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561marke
Collegeville, PA38 contributions
Okay place
Aug 2021 • Couples
The market is a poor man’s Reading Terminal. It had the usual stands. Found it to be ok. Nothing special. Very crowded and we decided to wear masks but it was optional.
Written August 19, 2021
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The Sushi Guy 🍣
Long Island, NY11,829 contributions
Great Market! Come Hungry!
Aug 2021 • Family
The Central Market was smaller than I envisioned. Their building is beautiful. It was 98 degrees the day of our visit, so all of the doors were open. Unfortunately, we had a large breakfast an hour before. I would have loved to try a beef empanada from one of the stands. In the alley behind the market, there was a jazz band, a lady twirling a baton, and a magician.

Parking is across the street in a garage. It's a very short walk to the market. We spent half an hour there and it costed $2.

I would return on our next trip. We will bring empty stomachs!
Written August 16, 2021
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mango_eater
Washington DC, DC826 contributions
Just meh
Aug 2021 • Couples
We went just to check it out. We bought a slice of shoefly pie just to try it out. Not very impressed. Just ok to walk around and check out the stalls. We preferred the markets in the small towns.
Written August 14, 2021
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Amy L
Breinigsville, PA35 contributions
Much more than produce!
Jul 2021 • Family
My family was visiting Amish county and decided to take a drive to downtown Lancaster and visit the city. Lancaster central market was our must do. They have much more than produce here! There are gluten free bakeries, coffee shops, Amish stands with homemade items, butchers, cheese stands, smoothie stands and more! We really enjoyed our stop here and picked up some interesting items. My son bought pickled spicy green beans, pineapple salsa and cherry jam! It was really fun!
Written July 24, 2021
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chemie71
Pittsburgh, PA360 contributions
So much variety!
Jul 2021 • Couples
This market is the oldest running market in the country. I personally love these types of places. There is so much variety from fresh meats, cheeses and vegetables, to jarred Amish goods, to desserts, spices and flowers. Since we were traveling several hours, we did not get anything perishable. Everything looked so good, I wished I brought a bigger cooler, but we were just passing through Lancaster. I didn't think it was a large market so it didn't take too long to get through. I like supporting the local businesses, especially after covid, so definitely visit and support them.
Written July 19, 2021
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1HudsonLvr
New York City, NY105 contributions
Downtown Fun
Jul 2021 • Couples
A nice farmers market in the center of downtown Lancaster. Open on Tuesday it was a great way to start our day and get a feel for the local culture. Great place for families as well
Written July 14, 2021
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Jeana P
Raleigh536 contributions
Empanada Gourmet
Jul 2021 • Couples
Lots of great local cuisine at The Market with a variety of offerings. We tried several selections from the Empanada Gourmet and they were all delicious. My favorite was the Caprese - yum! They have dessert empanadas too and we tried the quince and the dulce de leche- both were tasty. Did not have time to try other vendors but will do so on a return visit. Glad we were in the area when the Market was open!
Written July 14, 2021
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Lancaster Central Market is open:
  • Tue - Tue 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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