Since transplanting to Lancaster County, I have always heard remarkable things about the Lancaster Central Market. It is the proclaimed mecca for farm-to-table produce, locally crafted goods, and is an all around melting pot for the different cultures within our bountiful Lancaster County. This past dreary Saturday while my aunt was visiting, we decided to venture out to see what it had to offer.
Lancaster Central Market is appropriately named as it is located right in the heart of downtown Lancaster off of Market St. Once you make it through the downtown traffic, you are lead through an enchanting alleyway that is seemingly removed from the urbane hubbub. Upon entering the indoor market, you are greeted with the sweet aroma of baked delights and the signature Pennsylvania Dutch accents dance around your ears.
There are treasures in every corner from grass fed meats to delectable sweets, and each vendor is so welcoming and helpful.
If you are searching for fresh herbs or vibrant floral arrangements, the Market is the place to find the most beautiful gifts from the ground, cultivated and harvested lovingly by local green-thumbs.
If you've been having endless cravings for festive smoothies or Amish-baked soft pretzels like I have, look no further! You will never leave the Central Market hungry! They have buns stuffed with meats and cheeses, cupcakes, donuts, fresh baked breads and international cuisines.
Have you been too busy to make it to the orchards for apple picking? The Market has refreshing cold-pressed cider and tangy apple butter to put you in the fall frame of mind!
After almost a year of hearing about everyone's amazing experiences at the Lancaster Central Market, I am thrilled that I was able to be a part of one of the backbones of Lancaster County culture. I would love to hear about your favorite treats to indulge in while you're there! If you see me perusing the aisles (or looking overwhelmed with the plethora of mouth-watering food), come up and say hi! I love meeting friends of The Adamstown Inns & Cottages and am overjoyed by the warm welcome I have already received from so many of you! Until our next adventure...
Lancaster Central Market
23 N. Market St
Lancaster, Pa 17603
Tuesday & Friday 6 am - 4 pm
Saturday 6 am - 2 pm