Well it’s finally here and we’re so excited, award season! Oh what’s that you thought award season was over? Sorry you must be mistaken. With all the drama and chaos of the Oscars and such finally behind us, it’s time to dish out awards for the stuff we really care about – the stuff we eat! The Vendy Awards are back for their 13th year and we’re feeling lucky.
The Vendy’s were the first street food competition in the US when they started way back in the day. Originally started to fundraise for the Street Vendor Project the Vendy’s continue to offer business support for New York City’s local street vendors. Everything from legal aid to advocacy, the Vendy’s are as tasty as they are for a cause.
Categories include best dessert, best market, rookie, and the coveted Vendy Cup. New this year, they’ve added best vegan for the less carnivorous consumers. Past winners have included cuisines form every corner of New Yorks bustling street food scene, and you know that means lots of NYFTA members! Some of our favorite vendors who have taken away the prize include The Good Batch, Nuchas, Lukes Lobster, Phil’s Steaks, Souvlaki GR and Korilla BBQ. (Are you hungry yet?)
Tickets go on sale today for the event, held on Governors Island at the end of Summer. Tickets mean all you can eat at the event, so get out your stretchy pants and meet us on the island! Check out vendyawards.org for more info – and stay tuned as we gear up for the big day.
- Your friends at the New York Food Truck Association
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