The 2017 Vendy Awards This Weekend !

The 13th Annual NYC Vendy awards are finally are this weekend on Governors Island, and of no surprise to us the finalists list is chock full of NYFTA members. The Vendy Awards are held annually here in New York City,  a celebration of the delicious and eclectic street food scene here in our city. Referred to as both the red carpet gala for New York’s pushcart heroes, and a five-hour marathon of consumption and celebration, we can’t argue either. Here’s a look at some of our members who are going to be filling our bellies this weekend.

Photo: NY Daily News

Photo: NY Daily News

They’ve been helping us stuff our faces with their stuffed French toast all year long, and these newcomers are already taking over the scene. The STUF’D truck is up for Best Rookie Vendor, serving French toast with a big twist – they literally stuff it with stuff. Start with the meatball stuffed French toast and get back to us when you wake up from you’re well - deserved food coma.

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A couple of our #tacotuesday go tos are going to be bringing the flavors of our favorite weekday to the island this weekend. Los Viajeros – founded in 2015 brings flavorful exciting dishes from the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Mexico here for our lunching pleasure. Appropriately named, Los Viajeros translates to “the travelers” and is always there to take us on a quick trip to somewhere spicy.

El Toro Rojo serves some of the best dang tacos in town, as well as other traditional Mexican fare. Usually roaming around Midtown for lunch and LIC for dinner, we will be lining up their too-good-for-words carnitas this weekend. Both Vendors are nominated in the Bad Hombres (Y Mujeres) category.

Photo: NY Daily News

Photo: NY Daily News

And last but certainly not least – dominating the desert scene for over 10 years now, the Crepes Truck will be competing for Best Desert Vendor. Originally operating out of a 1950’s ice cream truck, the Crepes Truck now has four mobile creperies around the city, and is in the process of expanding to brick and mortar locations in town as well.

So come down this weekend and join us in celebrating all the amazing flavors that make our city so great! Tickets are on sale now here.

- Your friends at the New York Food Truck Association