Elephants with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus visited Lexington Market for a vegetarian lunch. The annual meal has taken place for more than 30 years when the circus is in town. (Christopher T. Assaf/Baltimore Sun video)

Elephants from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus visited a Baltimore staple Wednesday for a mid-circus snack.

In town for performances at the Baltimore Arena since March 26 through April 6, the elephants visited the Lexington Market for a vegetarian buffet. Four Asian elephants made the trip, munching on bananas, carrots, apples and more outside the venue. Circus fans and children looked on in a rare opportunity to see the pachyderms on city streets.

The meal is a staple alongside the circus, and has been held annually for 30 years while the elephants are in town.