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Ten Thousand Villages

240 N Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522-1649
+1 717-721-8400
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“wraps” (3 reviews)
“fair trade” (7 reviews)
“unique items” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, American, International, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
240 N Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522-1649
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1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Many special and unique items from many places. Fair-trade crafts from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Great for gift shopping and for yourself.

Thank pah305
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This tea room is attached to the Ten Thousand Villages retail fair trade store. Decor is varied with at least one table where you can sit on cushions on the floor. Also a sofa and a chaise to relax with your expresso or chai. Daily...More

Thank subianchi
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Ten Thousand Villages is a great place to shop for Christmas gifts as well as gifts for other special occasions. They have a little of everything from many different countries made by artisans who are getting fair pay for their beautiful works of art. I...More

Thank Deb C
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by two sweet ladies...the store has so many unique items to fill your house with....different, one of a kind kinda things. And, it's for a good cause.

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I can't say how much I love this place! The selection is from around the world and supports those local craftspeople with fair market value. You can find something for that person who thinks they've seen it all. I'm especially fond of their Christmas ornaments.

Thank Prof-Wang
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The name of the place becomes more clear the moment you walk in. There are hundreds of items to purchase that were made by people from villages around the world. Their goal is to sell items made by people in developing nations and provide incomes...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I try to venture to 10,000 Villages in Ephrata at least once a year since we live about 1.5 hours away. If we lived closer, I would go frequently for lunches as they offer a surprisingly varied, nice quality lunch menu. (As a bonus, you...More

Thank jerseyjoy1
Reviewed 15 April 2016

For a shop that's titled "Ten Thousand Villages" I was surprised there was zero European representation nor any American representation. This shop sells exclusively African, Asian & Hispanic goods....nothing celtic, nothing Native American, and clearly nothing European nor Scandavian! This was a disappointment to me....More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I love shopping here, the items are unique and interesting. The staff is great -- helpful without being over bearing. The cost thing here though is that the products you buy help support communities of small industry around the world. That bracelet sale might be...More

Thank Geekamicus
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Not a PA Dutch cuisine, but definitely a part of the experience. Thousand Villages is an international consignment venture of the Mennonite Church. Very well done and worthy of support. The restaurant is a bonus with an international menu. Plain-food palates might have a problem,...More

Thank Lakedale1
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  • Address: 240 N Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522-1649
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ephrata
  • Phone Number: +1 717-721-8400
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