Lancaster Central Market

Farmers Market and Miscellaneous Shop
Market District, Lancaster
  • Spencer T.
    "Be sure to stop by Mean Cup for some awesome coffee!"(7 Tips)
    Lydia B.
    "Fresh fruit,long johns"(3 Tips)
    Justin O.
    "Great local producers including some Amish vendors."(3 Tips)
    Caitlin K.
    "Lancaster juice company...the number 2 smoothie is the best!!"(2 Tips)
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  • donald r.
    best place to pick up fresh or handmade foods/items
  • Amy C.
    Loved this place! We walked around and sampled foods/drinks from a bunch of different vendors.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaDecember 27, 2016
    Great local producers including some Amish vendors. The prices are really cheap. Definitely get a pretzel.
  • Drew W.
    Drew WOctober 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing selection of produce, meats and cheeses. Stick to the perimeter of the room for great prepared food, and jucies.
  • Tharen P.
    Tharen PetersonAugust 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fresh everything
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldJune 2, 2016
    So many doughnuts...
  • Jim A.
    Jim AkersMay 2, 2016
    If it's in season in Lancaster, it's here! Go to the upstairs loft and look down on the whole scene. The smells are unbelievably grand. Meats, veggies, flowers, breads, cheeses, coffees, teas...
  • Jim A.
    Jim AkersApril 23, 2016
    Local veggies are seasonal, as should be expected... but when they're in, they're AWESOME! Local meats & cheeses are the best in the Mid-Atlantic, with Amish/Mennonite farmers prevailing.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 18, 2016
    Nation's oldest farmers' market.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BakayMarch 6, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Get a coffee from Mean Cup and a stroopie and then just sit back and people watch.
  • Kelly
    KellyJanuary 17, 2016
    Great find
  • Jane F.
    Jane FriedmanAugust 8, 2015
    Excellent espresso/cappuccino at Mean Cup. Compliment with a cream-filled long john, biscotti, or bagel from a nearby stand. (You can't choose second best; it's all top rate.)
  • Aleksey
    AlekseyJuly 14, 2015
    Nice selection of fresh foods, sausages and delicatessen.
  • Julia Kwan
    Julia KwanJuly 12, 2015
    Loved this market! Fresh EVERYTHING. One stop shop for everything delicious.
  • Karl S.
    Karl SchafferMay 31, 2015
    mix of prepared food, farmer stands, and tourist trap
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BuckiusMay 26, 2015
    Great attraction in downtown Lanc! Fresh fruit,long johns, candy and more! Make sure to bring cash many stands do not take credit cards!
  • visitPA
    visitPAMarch 17, 2015
    Experience the best of PA's agriculture at the Lancaster Farmer's Market, the nation's oldest farmer's market. Visitors will find baked goods, locally grown produce and iconic PA Dutch food.
  • Chrissy N.
    Chrissy NickelOctober 15, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Tons of local vendors. Great butchers and farms from the area.
  • visitPA
    visitPAJuly 31, 2014
    Voted the fourth best market in the nation by USA Today, Lancaster Central Market has been recognized as America's oldest farmers market and is the best place to find Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine.
  • Natalee K.
    Natalee KarpelMarch 9, 2014
    Mecks Produce has everything you're looking for at some really great prices. Freshest produce there, go early for best selection.
  • Mariah H.
    Mariah HayNovember 30, 2013
    Rooster Street Pork has an amazing "meat cup" sampler of their best meats. Yum!!!!
  • Charles D.
    Charles DiComoNovember 23, 2013
    Fresh veggies, apple cider and good folks.
  • RuthLess ☕.
    RuthLess ☕October 22, 2013
    Spice vendor
  • Maria H.
    Maria HodgeAugust 31, 2013
    Super place for fresh everything.
  • Janelle D.
    Janelle DowneyAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    A tip for all you tourists out there: Central Market is in a city, crowded with people. Although there are parking lots nearby there is no free parking whatsoever unless you can walk 5 or 6 blocks.
  • Robert S.
    Robert SantuciJuly 5, 2013
    Busy and hot. Zig's bakery had great lemon bars!!
  • RuthLess ☕.
    RuthLess ☕July 2, 2013
    Lovely day at the market
  • Janelle D.
    Janelle DowneyApril 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Give all your spare change to the buskers, not the homeless people.
  • Janet L.
    Janet LewisFebruary 16, 2013
    Pure Blend Tea for some awesome blends - cannot wait to try the dark chocolate chai!
  • Paul R.
    Paul RothrockDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Locals: Don't come on Friday or Saturday. Too many tourists!
  • Donna T.
    Donna TalaricoDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stop by the Amish stand that sells Achenbach's Bakery items. Hands down best cheese Danish I ever had. Soft, gooey. melts in your mouth!
  • Andy D.
    Andy DeBrunnerDecember 13, 2012
    I always get my produce from Stoner's stand. They're friendly and get most of their produce from their own farm. When I think of a farmer's market, Stoner's stand is pretty much what I have in mind.
  • Kurtis S.
    Kurtis ShankNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Thom's Rosemary Olive oil bread is delicious !
  • Spencer T.
    Spencer TwainNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Such a great place to just walk around and maybe even pick up some fresh produce too! Be sure to stop by Mean Cup for some awesome coffee!
  • Tobias T.
    Tobias TreppmannOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a coffee from the friendly baristas at Lancaster County Coffee Roasters.
  • Tobias T.
    Tobias TreppmannOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Some prices are lower during the week
  • Tobias T.
    Tobias TreppmannOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Come early.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SandersOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Only place I can get a half loaf of white bread! Lancaster Central Market has so much to offer and if you like people watching this is definitely the place to be!
  • Sarbear O.
    Sarbear O'DonnellAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Want milk in glass bottles? And the best chocolate milk on the planet? Maplehofe.
  • Two Pups Pastries
    Two Pups PastriesJune 16, 2012
    Don't forget to stop by the Pet Bakery and pick up your Two Pups Pastries treats and other delicious goodies for you furry friend. Remember you can order Doggie Birthday Cakes as well!
  • Erin Jean T.
    Erin Jean TrimberJune 9, 2012
    Mean Cup makes some of the best local coffee, and the bagel stand near it has excellent bagels! Try the garlic bagel!
  • Brian R S.
    Brian R StoneMay 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The momma, dog, and sunshine. Ahhhhhh
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 22, 2012
    In 1730 Andrew and James Hamilton laid out the town of Lancaster and designated a 120 foot square lot to be a public market, which it remains to this day - more than 280 years later.
  • Barbie M.
    Barbie MarshallMarch 11, 2012
    Do not skip this gem. If you're in town, make time.
  • Ron C.
    Ron CrosbieDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Rick's bread is a must try, and also the veggies.
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth HaganOctober 7, 2011
    The deviled eggs are to die for! Come hungry.
  • Caitlin K.
    Caitlin KollerSeptember 30, 2011
    Lancaster juice company...the number 2 smoothie is the best!!
  • jlynne | photography
    jlynne | photographyAugust 23, 2011
    Unique building exteriors for photo shoots.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PikeAugust 13, 2011
    Awesome authentic gyro at Stella's
  • Allie L.
    Allie LehmanAugust 13, 2011
    Get a long John and cup of milk to enjoy while you shop!
  • Hillary R.
    Hillary RothrockAugust 2, 2011
    Stop by for a fresh fruit smoothie. Yum!
  • Travel Green Appalachia
    Everything local you can imagine at the longest running market in U.S. history dating back to 1733. Get some lebanon bologna and shoofly pie
  • Timothy L.
    Timothy LiddellJuly 15, 2011
    Whoopie pies!
  • Mark S.
    Mark StonerApril 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the view from the new skybox in the SE corner. Market never looked better.
  • William P.
    William PostApril 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Be prepared to visit one of the three ATMs in Penn Square or bring cash ahead of time!
  • Steve K.
    Steve KamauApril 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Nothing beats going to central market on Saturday mornings and seeing all the familiar faces. See Pablo for good produce deals and stellar for some good coffee
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FisherMarch 12, 2011
    Lancaster juice company has the best smoothies. Try one with coconut!
  • Luke B.
    Luke BuntingFebruary 18, 2011
    Hours 6:30am to 3:00 but everything starts to shut down after 2:00. Open Tuesday Friday Saturday
  • Luke B.
    Luke BuntingFebruary 18, 2011
    Saife's falafel sandwich is an all in one heavenly meal.
  • Andy B.
    Andy BabinFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The spice man...need I say more?
  • Bob G.
    Bob GeorgeJanuary 28, 2011
    Been there and Done That (it), NOW I really want to do it again, its a great place to visit, just be sure you get there on a day they're open - So Tuesday - Friday - or Saturday be sure to stop from 6
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PoffDecember 18, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Peppermint mocha @ Mean Cup
  • Timothy R.
    Timothy RezendesOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Named one of the country's top 10 best places for pie by Bon Appétit magazine.
  • Admissions@PCA&D
    Admissions@PCA&DJuly 12, 2010
    Central Market is the best! Fresh veggies, meats, bread, pre-prepared foods and more all priced perfectly for a college-student budget. Open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Read more
  • visitPA
    visitPAMay 20, 2010
    Welcome to the oldest farmers' market in the US. This is the place to try some scrapple, stock up on apple butter and splurge on a handmade quilt. Read more
  • April S.
    April SchilppApril 26, 2010
    The Mean Cup brews a mean cup.
  • John L.
    John LeibrickApril 17, 2010
    Really love Weaver's, especially the sweet bologna and dried beef!
  • Joel W.
    Joel WiebnerFebruary 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ric's Bread has the best Fasnacht's today, and apparently every Tue's from now on.
  • Traci G.
    Traci GuynupFebruary 16, 2010
    Fudge, coffee, and yoghurt.
  • Mark S.
    Mark StonerFebruary 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Named as one of America's top 10 public spaces - a must-see if you're in Lancaster on Tues. Fri. or Sat. is a great website with a nice listing of all standholders.
  • Quin B.
    Quin BakerFebruary 6, 2010
    i need to get fruit here on tuesday
  • Roberta D.
    Roberta DigilioJune 5, 2016
    Bem regional
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