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The Vendy Awards

September 17, 2016 @ 12:00 am

The Vendy Awards, the nation’s original and most beloved food truck competition, will be back for its 12th year on Saturday, September 17th, the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center announced today. The annual event will return to Governors Island to showcase some of New York City’s best and most creative street food vendors. Last year, more than 2,000 New Yorkers turned up to judge the grill-to-grill cook-off.
Vendors will compete for the coveted Vendy Cup, along with Rookie of the Year, Best Dessert, and Best Market Vendor, which will all be judged by a panel of celebrity judges. The popular People’s Choice Award will be determined by the crowd’s vote. Anew category will be announced in the coming months. In 2015, fan-favorite Snow Day swept the competition, going home with both the Vendy Cup and People’s Choice Award; this year, a new crop of vendors will compete for their profession’s highest honor.

Nominations for vendors are being accepted now, so loyal NYC street vendor patrons can nominate their choice for best sidewalk chef online at http://www.vendyawards.streetvendor.org/nominate/. A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available at $85 for General Admission, $50 for kids, and $135 for VIP. Once Early Bird tickets are sold out, General Admission tickets will be available for $100, $145 for VIP and $60 for kids 8-12 (under 8 are free). Purchase tickets here: https://2016vendysnyc.eventbrite.com