Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll Returns To University City this Thursday, September 12, with $1 deals from dozens of vendors. (Photos by J. Fusco for GPTMC)
The ultimate deal-seekers festival, the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll returns to Cedar Park this Thursday, September 12.
University City District’s highly anticipated one-night-only deal fest draw tens of thousands to Baltimore Avenue in the Cedar Park and Spruce Hill neighborhoods of Philadelphia to celebrate the Dollar Stroll with an abundance of deals for a buck.
The bargain-filled evening runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and spans 43rd to 50th Streets on Baltimore Avenue, essentially from Clark Park to Cedar Park.
With more than 30 vendors lined up to participate, there will be absolutely no shortage of deals to be had.
Due to unfortunate inclement weather, Dollar Strolls planned for earlier this summer were cancelled, so mark your calendars now and don’t miss the one-and-only Dollar Stroll of the season!
Read on for our guide to the evening’s festivities, and see below for the event map and complete vendor list.
The Food and Drink
A wide array of Baltimore Avenue restaurants set up shop outdoors along the sidewalks, so strollers need only grab a few bucks and head out to graze the selection.
Look for West Philly’s Green Line Cafe to dish hot dogs, carrot dogs and creamy Weckerly’s ice cream, Gold Standard Cafe to provide chicken wraps, Desi Village to serve samosas and mango lassis and the popular Mariposa Food Co-op to satisfy sweet tooths with banana whips and cookies.
Deals from Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Aksum, Milk and Honey Market, Vientiane Cafe, Hibiscus and more also take over the avenue.
All for a mere four quarters. And that’s not all.
Numerous food trucks will set up shop at the event, too, including Sweet Box, Jimmies Cupcakes, the Tot Cart, Lil Dan’s and Sunflower Truck Stop.
For brews, report to Dock Street Brewery at 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue to serve up seven-ounce pours of craft brews and pint glasses.
Shopping and Entertainment
Though the food and drink may be the main draw, the Dollar Stroll deals encompass so much more.
In addition to the food and drink, look out for the roving bag pipe player and check out live music from The Fleeting Ends, face painting, balloon art and fire artists at the 46th Street Triangle.
Scoop up West Philly notecards and stickers at VIX Emporium, $1 yoga classes at Studio 34, tickets to preview performances from Curio Theatre Company, kazoos at The Green Tambourine, swag from the Friends of Clark Park, and more.
Also, be sure to pay a visit to the brand new Pedestrian Plaza at 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue.
See the full list of Dollar Stroll offerings and vendors, below.
Don’t miss this night of delicious deals!
Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
When: Thursday, September 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: 43rd to 50th Streets on Baltimore Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.universitycity.org
Food and Drink Vendors
4630 Baltimore Ave
Vegetable tajin, grape leaves
• Atiya Ola’s
4505 Baltimore Ave
Raw food platter
4708 Baltimore Ave
Lentil wrap and side salad
• Desi Village
4527 Baltimore Ave
Samosa, mango lassi, gulab jamun
• Dock Street
701 S 50th St
Beer (7 oz pour), pint glasses
• Fiesta Pizza
4518 Baltimore Ave
Slice of pizza, french fries, water ice, drinks
4540 Baltimore Ave
Ethiopian cheese steak, samosa, injera wrap, beer
• The Gold Standard Cafe
4800 Baltimore Avenue
Southwestern chicken wrap
• The Green Line Cafe
4239 Baltimore Ave
Hot dogs, carrot dogs,Weckerly’s ice cream
4907 Catharine St
Island Mix and Peanut Punch smoothies, fresh salads, vegan baked goods
• Lee’s Deli
4700 Baltimore Ave
Seitan vegetarian cheesesteaks, crab fries, carrot cake
• Little Baby’s
4903 Catharine St
Mini-scoops of ice cream
4824 Baltimore Ave
Banana whips, cookies and cold drinks
• Milk & Honey
4435 Baltimore Ave
Scoops of Bassets ice cream
• Queen of Sheba
4511-13 Baltimore Ave
Hot dogs, cans of beer
4533 Baltimore Ave
Meatball or veggie mini sandwich, 16 oz soda, 3 cookies
• Studio 34
4522 Baltimore Ave
Coupons redeemable for $1 yoga class
• University City Historical Society
Memberships for new members
• Vientiane Café
4728 Baltimore Ave
Fresh veggie spring rolls, naam salad, chicken skewers, fried tofu
Mobile Food Vendors
• Jimmies Cupcakes
Mini-cupcakes and brownies
• Lil Dan’s
“The Godmother” mini chicken slider, Caprese spinach salad.
• Sunflower Truck Stop
Homemade zucchini bread, sweet potato quesadilla, tamale pups
• Sweet Box
• Tot Cart
5 oz regular tots
Retailers and Businesses
• Baltimore Avenue Pet Shoppe
4532 Baltimore Ave
Toys, treats and accessories for cats and dogs
• Calvary Church
801 S 48th St
Fair trade chocolate bars, cold drinks, and other items
• Cedar Park Neighbors
• Curio Theatre Company
4740 Baltimore Ave
Tickets to preview performances
• Firehouse Bicycles
701 S 50th St, 2nd fl
Logo pint glass, inner tube
• The Green Tambourine
4614 Baltimore Ave
Kazoos and class vouchers for any class at the studio
• One Way Customs
4616 Baltimore Ave
• VIX Emporium
5009 Baltimore Ave
“West Philly” notecards, stickers and patches
• YNot Radio
46th & Baltimore Ave
• You Photography
Picture frame and photo sitting
45th Baltimore Ave
Recycled grocery bags