Community Vending at the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

A community vendor cooking up offerings at the June 2022 Dollar Stroll
Jul 13, 2023 4 months ago

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to apply for the September 2023 Stroll has passed. If you are interested in applying to vend at future Dollar Strolls, you may email Margaret Leidy Starke, Senior Manager of Events and Community Partnerships, at [email protected]

University City District (UCD) will hold our second of two editions of the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll on Thursday, September 7th, 2023, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. The event draws thousands of neighbors and visitors to enjoy dollar deals from participating vendors. In 2022, we expanded the price levels vendors can offer from $1 deals to deals for $1, $3, OR $5. 

Community food vendors and community merchandise vendors are invited to apply to join us as official vendors for the Stroll. The purpose of selecting official vendors is to ensure all vendors are in compliance with various City agencies, including the Philadelphia Health Department and the Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspection (L&I). We also include all selected vendors in our marketing materials, including on our Dollar Stroll web collateral and in printed maps handed out the evening of each Dollar Stroll event.  

If you are a community vendor interested in selling either food or merchandise, please email Margaret Leidy Starke, Senior Manager of Events and Community Partnerships, at [email protected]. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 11th, 2023. 

Only vendors selected by University City District and approved by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Special Events will be able to operate at this event. All others without prior approval will not be able to vend during the event, and vendors who set up without being named an approved participant are in danger of being shut down by License and Inspections or the Philadelphia Department of Health. Only vendors in good standing with the Department of Revenue will be considered, per the permitting requirements of the City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections. Priority will be given to vendors based within the 5 zip codes of West Philadelphia (19104, 19131, 19139, 19143, or 19151). Previous vending at the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Strolls does not guarantee your spot.