Philly is known for its food- from the Garces and Starr restaurants to the legendary cheesesteaks of Pat’s and Geno’s, to the food vendor trucks we all know and love. If you love Philly food and all it has to offer, this event is a treat for you! On Saturday June 14th, in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, there will be a sampling of all the best dishes from the city’s food trucks all in one place. Come down to Penn Treaty Park and enjoy unlimited samplings and eats from participating vendors as well as ever-flowing beverages. Extra bonus: each ticket purchased is a tax-deductible donation as proceeds benefit The Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center.
Here’s the details:
Philadelphia, PA – On Saturday, June 14th, The 4th Annual Philadelphia Vendy Awards will return to Penn Treaty Park, where the local best of the best trucks will fiercely compete for the most highly coveted honor in the history of the food truck culinary world: The Vendy Cup.
Advance tickets are $55 and includes day-of people’s choice judging rights, unlimited trips to each truck for their delectable offerings, an endless flow of Sam Adams craft beer and Angry Orchards Ciders, as well as an unforgettable day in Philadelphia food history (Philly is big on historical moments). Of pertinent note, this year an all-woman panel of judges and a female emcee were chosen to help decide the destinies of the participating trucks in the categories of Rookie, Dessert and ultimately, Vendy. Tickets are available here.
THE THREE AWARD CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- The Cow & The Curd
- Local 215
- Prime Stache
- Samosa Deb
- Pie Stand
Rookie of the Year
- Cheese E Wagon
- Oink & Moo BBQ
- Smokin’ Tacos
- HEART Food Truck
- The Whirly Pig
- Bonjour Creperie
- Curbside Creamery
- Jimmie’s Cupcakes Co.
- Milk + Sugar
The full bios of each finalist as well as the descriptions of the food can be found here on the Vendy website.
THE 5 LOCAL PHILADELPHIA FEMALE FATALE JUDGES AND EMCEE:
- Felicia D’Ambrosio –Federal Donuts, CookNSolo Restaurants
- Lily Fischer – Cake Life Bake Shop
- Danya Henninger – Zagat, Philly.com, and Philly Beer Scene Magazine
- Ann Karlen – Fair Food
- Nicole Woon – Penn Appetit
- Lily Cope – Emcee, COOK
The Vendy Awards, an annual, highly-anticipated competition is organized by The Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center. The membership-based organization of more than 1,300 members celebrates a banner 10th year determining New York City’s top street chef for nine years, becoming one of the most beloved and widely anticipated food events in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, the Vendy Awards will serve as a fundraiser for The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that strives to make healthy food available to all.