The country's oldest farmers' market, in the heart of Amish country occupies a beautiful 120 year old red brick building chock-full of local character.
Named as one of America's top 10 public spaces - a must-see if you're in Lancaster on Tues. Fri. or Sat.
The Mean Cup brews a mean cup.
Named one of the country's top 10 best places for pie by Bon Appétit magazine.
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!
The spice man...need I say more?
Really love Weaver's, especially the sweet bologna and dried beef!
Check out the view from the new skybox in the SE corner. Market never looked better.
i need to get fruit here on tuesday
Unique building exteriors for photo shoots.
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.
Rick's bread is a must try, and also the veggies.
Stop by for a fresh fruit smoothie. Yum!
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.
Thom's Rosemary Olive oil bread is delicious !
Get a coffee from the friendly baristas at Lancaster County Coffee Roasters.
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.
Be prepared to visit one of the three ATMs in Penn Square or bring cash ahead of time!
Fudge, coffee, and yoghurt.
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.
Rooster Street Pork has an amazing "meat cup" sampler of their best meats. Yum!!!!
Pure Blend Tea for some awesome blends - cannot wait to try the dark chocolate chai!
Some prices are lower during the week
Do not skip this gem. If you're in town, make time.
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
Lancaster juice company has the best smoothies. Try one with coconut!
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
Peppermint mocha @ Mean Cup
Ric's Bread has the best Fasnacht's today, and apparently every Tue's from now on.
Tons of local vendors. Great butchers and farms from the area.
Mecks Produce has everything you're looking for at some really great prices. Freshest produce there, go early for best selection.
Fresh veggies, apple cider and good folks.
Super place for fresh everything.
Busy and hot. Zig's bakery had great lemon bars!!
Lovely day at the market
Give all your spare change to the buskers, not the homeless people.
Locals: Don't come on Friday or Saturday. Too many tourists!
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!
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!
Want milk in glass bottles? And the best chocolate milk on the planet? Maplehofe.
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!
Mean Cup makes some of the best local coffee, and the bagel stand near it has excellent bagels! Try the garlic bagel!
The momma, dog, and sunshine. Ahhhhhh
The deviled eggs are to die for! Come hungry.
Lancaster juice company...the number 2 smoothie is the best!!
Awesome authentic gyro at Stella's