I go to a lot of food events because… well… I really like food. This weekend was the Vendy Awards and it was hands down the best run food event I’ve been to in NYC. Twenty-two of NYC and NJ’s best trucks boarded the ferry and served up some serious street food on Governors Island. The sold out event was an all-you-can eat and drink fest with great bluegrass bands jammin (like the City Billies which I embarrassingly called Silly Billies and a band member had to correct me). Dean and I were already big food truck fans but we have whole new level of obsession now.
Winners listed below photos.
Vendy Awards Winners:
Vendy Cup Winner: Solber Pupusas, Central American, Locations: Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg, Red Hook ball fields, Brooklyn
Rookie of the Year Winner: Korilla BBQ, Korean BBQ, Locations: Check website or twitter
Best of New Jersey: Taco Truck , All-natural Mexican, Locations: In NYC on 30st & 10th Ave – Monday, Thursday, Sunday; Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, NJ check website
Best Dessert: WoolysIce, Taiwanese and Hawaiian inspired shaved ice; Locations: In front of 79 Elizabeth Street, Manhattan
Love U Madly Winners (we broke it down a little differently)
Dean’s Must Not Miss: Korilla BBQ (info above)
Kim’s Must Not Miss: Soulvaki GR; Greek; Location: Old Slip & Front Streets
Best Falafel: Sam’s, Location: Zucotti Park- Cedar St and Broadway, Manhattan
Best Taco: Taco Truck (info above)
Best Dessert: Cupcake Crew; Gourmet full size and mini cupcakes; Locations: All over NYC check website/twitter
Worth Getting on the PATH For: Cinnamon Snail; Organic Vegan Breakfast, Lunch and Pastries; Location: Hoboken-waterfront, as close to the train station as they find parking
Honorable Mention: Comme Ci Comme Ca; Mediterranean/Moroccan, specialty is cous cous; Location: Check website
DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT NEXT YEAR!