Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll, presented in association with the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA), will return this year on Thursday, June 7th and Thursday, September 13th, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. During this unique event, University City’s Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 52nd Streets showcases its businesses with $1 bargains from neighborhood favorites, ranging from bites from signature restaurants to pet supplies to theater tickets. The event also highlights new businesses along the constantly growing commercial corridor and assists community vendors with licensing and permitting through the Philadelphia Health Department so they can safely sell food. 

The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll has become a signature event for the neighborhood, routinely attracting crowds in the thousands. Live music, family entertainment, and more accompany the deals, making this a great event for people of all ages. 



Thank you to our 2018 sponsors:



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The September 13th Dollar Stroll will feature: 

  • Amari's Restaurant - Shrimp and grits
  • Baltimore Avenue Pet Shoppe - Toys & treats for cats and dogs
  • Black Hound Clay Studio - Handmade clay magnets
  • Calvary Center for Community and Culture - Vases, honey sticks, stickers
  • Chili Garden - Dan Dan noodles, vegetable spring roll, vegetable lo mein
  • Choy Wong - Shrimp roll, chicken wing, lo mein, fried rice
  • Clarkville - Fried chicken wings
  • Curio Theatre Company - Preview tickets
  • Dahlak - Injera rolls, tomato salad, spiced iced tea
  • Desi Village - Samosas, mango lassis, vegetable pakora
  • Dock Street Brewery - 7oz. Beer
  • Fiesta Pizza - Slice of pizza, French fry, ice cream, bottle of water, corn muffin
  • Gold Standard Café - Crispy Seitan skewer, chicken wing skewer
  • Greensgrow West - Plant starts
  • Hair Vyce Studio - Instant photos, headbands, keychains
  • Hibiscus Café - Kale salad, seitan, kale and chick pea, salmon
  • Ice Cave - Popsicles, honey lime water ice, wheel cake
  • Lil' Pop Shop - Mini popsicles in assorted flavors
  • Little Baby's Ice Cream - Little Baby's scoops
  • Loco Pez - $1 tacos
  • Lucky's Chinese Restaurant - Spring roll, pizza roll, shrimp teriyaki
  • Mariposa Food Co-op - Banana whips
  • Milk&Honey Market - Ice cream sandwiches
  • New Age Realty Group - T-shirts & sunglasses
  • Penn Café and Pizzeria - Slice of pizza  
  • Queen of Sheba - Veggie injera roll
  • Renata's Kitchen - Grilled chicken skewers, french fries, baklava
  • The Nesting House - Temporary tattoos, gently used paperback books, scratch art paper
  • University City Historical Society - Dollar memberships
  • VIX Emporium - "West Philly" notecards, stickers, temporary tattoos




  • Pound Cake Heaven
  • Candy Gyrl
  • Everything We Eat


We have worked with the Philadelphia Health Department to confirm all of the food vendors for the September 13th Dollar Stroll, and are now at full capacity for community food vendors. This year, only licensed, permitted food vendors will be able to participate during the Dollar Stroll. 

Did you miss out on applying? Don't worry! If you're interested in vending at future Dollar Strolls, please email Margaret Starke, Event Planner, at [email protected], to get on our list for future consideration.  Details on future vending will be coming in early 2019.

For general event inquiries, contact Margaret Leidy Starke, Event Planner at 215.243.0555 x227 or [email protected].

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Davis, Director of Development at 215.243.0555 x226 or [email protected].