Central Market44 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 23 N Market St, Lancaster, PA 17603, USA, United States
- Timings: 06:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7177356890
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Market, Family And Kids
One of the best places to get the freshest food and Pennsylvania is the Central Market in Lancaster. Housed in a 120-year old red brick building, this is the oldest farmer’s market and has been the meeting point of the Lancaster citizens for around 300 years. Among the list of things sold here are the farm products, a range of meats and fish, snacks and breakfasts, breads, sweets, baked products, ethnic cuisines, grocery and local craft items. Among the specialities here are the Pennsylvania Dutch sausages and hard cheeses. Do not forget to try the various pickles like chowchow and butter pickles. Some of the tastes may be new, but they are heavenly nonetheless.
Central Market Travel Tips
- Do check out the local crafts available in this market.
- Earlier you visit, fresher the produce.
How to Reach Central Market
- You can hire a car/bicycle/buggy to get here.
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16.54% of people who visit Lancaster include Central Market in their plan
66.67% of people start their Central Market visit around 08 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Central Market
66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Central Market
Central Market Reviews & Ratings
Such a fantastic market! Larger than a farmer's market, and with a greater variety of vendors, like pasta, several bakeries and butchers, prepared food, and much more. Indoors, which is great because it rained the first time I went. Has restrooms and across the street is a parking garage. Is near other cute shops to look at. Highly recommend.
The Central Market had the best selection I seen in years of everything you can imagine. The selection of tea alone, there had to be 40 varieties. I stopped counting the spices. The fresh baked goods the homemade crafts the on-the-spot sandwich Creations I mean everything about the Central Market was a delight.
A very good market. Indoor so it's a great rainy day activity. A terrific selection of authentic Amish baked goods, dairy & knick knacks. Very convenient location. Vendors friendly & helpful.
If you have never been there before you will like it. I stood on market 50 years ago. It is not like it use to be. Back then it was produce and baked goods. We had a stand that sold African Violets and aprons. Everything back then was hand made or home grown except Angie's fruit stand. The candy stand was at the north end and had all the different kinds of candy you could imagine. The fish market was outside. Sweet corn would be piled high and strawberries were $.50 a quart. The corn would come in all day long and make it steamy hot. We didn't have the big fans back then. There were bread stands and pie stands. Cakes, potato chips and pretzels. Meadow tea and big wheels of cheese. I missed seeing all that. But things change and if you want to buy your food fresh nearly every day or so and don't have a freezer or garden, go to market.
bustling! there are a lot of vendors here and it's not a market overtaken by too-pricey foods and stalls (though there's a little bit of that). it's not air conditioned, which is fine, but be prepared on a hot day. the only reason it's not "perfect" is because i think they could strategically put more seating outside to encourage people to sit and enjoy the day and their food. i like this market because it's got all the produce a market should but also has a little bit of hipster coffee, and the prices are reasonable, even for tourists.