This paper examines food purchasing behaviors of lower-income, urban African-American youth in Baltimore, Maryland. Youth reported spending an average on $3.96 of foods and beverages in a typical day. Corners stores were the most frequently visited food outlets, with 59% of youth purchasing food from these venues at least twice per week. The most frequently purchased foods and beverages were chips/cheese curls, candy, soda and fruit punch. Greater youth purchasing was associated with a younger caregiver, and older age of youth was significantly associated with the amount spent on foods.