York Central Market

May 5, 2018


Less than an hour from Historic Smithton Inn is the fantastic York Central Market. This beloved attraction is located around the corner from the Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center in downtown York and makes for a perfect day activity! Browse over 50 different vendor booths, eat delicious food, and participate in special events during your trip. Here’s what else you’ll find at the York Central Market.

Have a wonderful time at York Central Market and discover more things to do during your stay! All you have to do is download our free Vacation Guide and you’ll get the recommendations you need. Not only will you know the best spots in the area, but you will also cut your planning time in half! Here are all the things you can find in our guide:


  • Outdoor adventures
  • Gourmet restaurants
  • Fun activities
  • Events
  • Museums
  • And so much more!


What Can You Do at the York Central Market?

Enjoy a Meal

The food inside the York Central Market is incredibly diverse. There are more than 20 restaurants at the market, and each serves unique and delicious eats! If you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine, try Sushi by Joony or Teriyaki Express. This last one offers Udon noodle bowl that are warm and comforting, with a savory, seasoned broth and perfectly cooked noodles. Or, travel to Greece with Tina’s Greek Salads or Aladdin’s Gyros. Aladdin’s slices their lamb meat fresh, so make sure you try the classic gyro with an herbaceous tzatziki sauce. For an all-American meal, Busy Bee and Bair’s Fried Chicken are the way to go. Bair’s Fried Chicken has been a staple for 40 years, offering tender, crunchy chicken that’s made using a secret recipe.


Bring Something Back

York Central Market is a great place to shop for that perfect souvenir. There are 15 specialty shops where you can grab something to bring home to your loved ones. Browse Wash Your Mouth Out Soap Company for hand-crafted, all-natural bath goods. You can also purchase art from local artists at the York Town Craft Guild, which displays pottery, jewelry, wood pieces, and more. If you’ve got a four-legged friend waiting for you at home, take a look at The Boys’ Barking Bakery Doggie Treats.


Have a Snack

There are plenty of small snacks to munch on while shopping. Check out Pastries of France or Just Cupcakes for a sweet treat. For something savory, try FOLTZ Pretzels or J.R.’s Fresh Cut Fries. If you’re thirsty, grab a coffee from Take Five Expresso Bar, a crisp chardonnay from Allegro Winery, or a pint of Sunken Orchard Peach Wheat from Mudhook Brewery.


Food Truck Festival

If supporting local vendors, tasting delicious food, and browsing art are up your alley, we’ve got the perfect event for you. What The Food Trucks takes place in York’s Penn Park each September and features food trucks, local merchants, live music, and plenty of beer. It also showcases many of the vendors and merchants from the York Central Market. Plus, there’s no admission, just pay-as-you-go eats. Check the event website for details.


Complete Your Stay at The Historic Smithton Inn

Chair in the garden Historic smithton Inn After a delicious day at the York Central Market, come home to a beautiful room at the Historic Smithton Inn. Our stunning guest rooms are the perfect setting for your next vacation. You will fall in love with Pennsylvania in a heartbeat!

Book our lovely Sage Room and get the best sleep you’ve had in months. Cozy up in our luxurious, handcrafted queen bed, relax in the rain shower or nestle up by the fireplace with a glass of wine in hand. Wake up the next morning to the smell of fresh coffee and join us downstairs where a delicious homemade breakfast awaits you!


Book your stay today at the Historic Smithton Inn! We look forward to meeting you.