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These are the year’s best food trucks in NYC

Vendy Awards
Photograph: Fredric King Vendy Awards

The Vendy Awards are rapidly approaching—this year’s food-truck festivities will be held at Governor's Island on September 17—and, with today's announcement of the four vendors up for the coveted Vendy Cup, the full list of finalists is finally in.

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This year’s Vendy Cup contenders include Venezuelan sandwich outfit Cachapas on Wheels, homestyle Oaxacan vendor Tacos el Rancho, lamb-burger cart Traditional Chinese Cuisine and pastelitos purveyor Gladis' Empanadas. The formidable foursome will be judged by a panel of seven industry pros, including vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli, Munchies editor-in-chief Helen Hollyman and the Meatball Shop owner Daniel Holzman.

Check out the rest of the Vendy Awards categories and contenders below.

Rookie of the Year finalists:
Puran Dhaka
Los Viajeros
Harlem Seafood Soul
Sisig City
The Basket
Mr. Bing

Best Market Vendor finalists: 
Big Mozz,
Arepalicious
NJS
Matzahbrei
Tuson Sate

Best Dessert finalists:
Delmy’s Obleas
A Lil’ Bit of Fun
The Good Batch
Sweetface Snoballs
Raindrop Cake

Best Vegan finalists:
Mink’s Meat
Vegan Bandwagon
Yeah Dawg
Jerk Shack
Mysttik Masaala
Bamboo Bites

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