Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll, presented in association with the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA), will return in 2019 on Thursday, June 6th and Thursday, September 12th, each 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 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.


Click here to view the September 12 map:

In 2019 we once again accepted community food vendors to participate in the Dollar Stroll, and for the first time this year we also invited community merchandise vendors to apply to be official participants. The purpose of selecting official vendors is to ensure all vendors are in compliance with Philadelphia permitting codes, whether Philadelphia Health Department codes and regulations for food vending, or the Department of Licenses and Inspections for merchandise vendors. 

We have received our quota of applications and are now currently closed to food and merchandise vendors for the September 12th Dollar Stroll. Email Margaret Starke if you would like to be added to our list of potential vendors for 2020. 



Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:





September 2019 Participants:


  • Amari's - Shrimp and grits
  • Baltimore Pet Shoppe - Toys and treats for cats and dogs
  • Black Hound Clay Studio - Witty pins
  • Calvary Center - Plates, cups, and bowls
  • Chili Garden - Dan dan noodles, vegetable spring rolls, vegetable lo mein
  • Choy Wong Kitchen - Chicken wings, chicken skewers, lo mein, egg rolls
  • Clarkville - Fried chicken wings
  • Curio Theatre Company - Preview show tickets
  • Dahlak - Lentil or spinach injera wraps, iced tea, tomato salad
  • Dock Street Brewery - Beer
  • Fiesta Pizza - TBA
  • Green Line Café - Fresh baked cookies and cold drinks
  • Greensgrow West - Plants
  • Hair Vyce Studio - Photo booth photos
  • Hibiscus - Health food items
  • Ice Cave - Popsicles
  • Indie-Life - 15 minute business consultation
  • Jazz Attack: Philly Lindy Hop and Swing - Intro to swing lessons
  • Lil' Pop Shop - Mini popsicles
  • Little Baby's Ice Cream - Mini ice cream scoops
  • Loco Pez West Philly - Carne asada, pollo, or mushroom tacos
  • Mariposa Food Co-Op - Banana or strawberry-banana whips
  • Milk and Honey Market - Crackers and cookies
  • Nesting House - Temporary tattoos & gently used books
  • New Desi Village - Vegetable samosa, pakoras, mango lassis
  • Penn Café - Pizza slice
  • Poundcake Heaven - Poundcake slices
  • Queen of Sheba - Injera rolls
  • Renata's Kitchen - Baklava, churros, chicken skewers
  • Spirited Tattoo - Raffle tickets for $100 of tattooing
  • The Green Tambourine - Kazoos and raffle tickets
  • Turning Points for Children
  • University City Historical Society - Postcards
  • Vientiane Café - Thai iced tea
  • VIX Emporium - West Philly handmade notecards, stickers, and temporary tattoo
  • West Philly Ballroom and Latin Dance Club - Vouchers for 30 minute dance classes


Community Vendors

  • Shosho's Kitchen - Granola
  • Stephanie Sews - Beaded Bracelets
  • We Make Good Scents - Small package of incense
  • ELB New and Gently Used Goods - New and gently used goods
  • Bits-x-Pieces - Beads
  • Do Me A Favor - Drink coasters
  • Cotton's Place - Avocado toast, fried salmon finger, Buffalo chicken spring rolls, chicken fried rice
  • Your's Exclusively Desserts - Baked goods
  • Sunny's Flavors - Gourmet water ice
  • Amira's Delites - Cookies and cupcakes
  • What's on The Grill - Grilled Favorites
  • Got U Covered - Anklets, earrings, socks, headbands, wallets
  • Sakinah's Scentsations - Aroma beads and fragrances
  • By These Hands - Temporary airbrush tattoos and facepainting
  • Side of the Road Jerk Chicken - Chicken wings


September 2019 Entertainment:


  • Clancy and Lolli - face painting & balloons
  • Positive Movement Drumline - shows at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm


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. 

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