Spending time in the Central Business District? Get to know this area of Lancaster by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a place to get your fill of curry to the country's oldest operating farmers market.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in the Central Business District, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Himalayan Curry & Grill
Topping the list is Indian spot Himalayan Curry & Grill. Located at 22 E. Orange St., it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 279 reviews on Yelp.
The menu offers appetizers like vegetable and chicken samosas, soups and salads, and chicken, lamb, goat and seafood entrees. Desserts, smoothies and other soft drinks are available too. It also offers an all-you-can-eat buffet. Check out the full menu here.
2. Lancaster Central Market
Next up is farmers market Lancaster Central Market, situated at 23 N. Market St. With 4.5 stars out of 259 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
It's the country's oldest continuously operated public farmers market, open since 1730. Three days a week, vendors offer a little of everything: specialty cheeses, fresh-baked breads, desserts, farm-fresh produce and meats, crafts, collectibles and home decor. Read more about the vendors here.
3. On Orange
New American breakfast and brunch spot On Orange is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 108 W. Orange St., 4.5 stars out of 241 reviews.
On the menu, you'll find Swedish pancakes and waffles, made with organic oats and served with maple syrup and stewed apples. And there's always The Old Stand By: two eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast. See the full menu here.
4. Cafe One Eight
Cafe One Eight, a café that offers coffee and tea along with sandwiches and trendy toasts, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 131 Yelp reviews. Head over to 18 W. Orange St. to see for yourself.
The menu features avocado toast, with grape tomatoes and feta cheese served on rosemary bread. It's topped with two over-medium eggs and smoked pepper. Various wraps, soups and salads are also available.
Try the Vegan Delight, with hummus, cucumbers, caramelized onion, roasted red pepper, apples, mixed greens, tomatoes and balsamic drizzle on a wheat tortilla. Find the full menu here.
5. Annie Bailey's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Finally, check out Annie Bailey's Irish Pub & Restaurant, which has earned four stars out of 348 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Irish pub and traditional American spot at 28-30 E. King St.
The menu includes Irish favorites like shepherd's pie (including a vegetarian version), fish and chips and corned beef and cabbage. Complement your meal with a brew or specialty cocktail. Try an Irish Manhattan, featuring Powers Irish whisky and sweet vermouth. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays. Check out all menus here.