Guide to the Vendy Awards in NYC

It’s a street-food showdown with top-notch food trucks—here’s everything you need to know about the Vendy Awards

Photograph: Clay Williams

It’s a celebration of food trucks and all of the delicious and cheap eats they offer at the annual Vendy Awards showdown, taking place yet again at Governor’s Island. The best mobile grub across the boroughs—Bengali specialties in Jamaica, Indonesian coconut cakes in Corona—will duke it out for the prestigious Vendy Cup, as well as wins in categories like Best Dessert, Best Rookie, and—new this year—Bad Hombres, aka best taco truck. Prep yourself with this handy guide before checking out the 2017 Vendy Awards in NYC.

What is the Vendy Awards?

The Vendy Awards is the first street-food competition series in the U.S., with annual sidewalk cook-offs held in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

When and where is the Vendy Awards?

The New York competition will take place on Saturday, September 16 between 12:30pm and 5pm at Governor’s Island.

Vendy Awards 2017

All of the finalists from the 2017 Vendy Awards
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