Once again, we are producing a series of videos introducing and documenting the nominees for this year’s Vendy Awards. Look for a new video every few days.
Every year, there are lots of new food truck and cart vendors debuting on the streets of New York. The Vendy Awards honors the five best rookies. Here is a video featuring the five finalists for 2015, including Lil Zeus Lunch Box’s Greek souvlaki, Coney Shack’s southeast Asian tacos, Kaya NYC’s Taiwanese steamed buns, The Shuka Truck’s Israeli shakshuka, and Old Traditional Polish Cuisine’s old traditional Polish cuisine.
Join us at the Vendy Awards on Saturday, September 12 on Governor’s Island. Tickets are now on sale, but are going fast. All proceeds from the event benefit the Street Vendor Project, a member-based organization that provides legal and financial support to vendors and advocates for their rights.
Want to learn more about New York City’s amazing street food scene? Join us for our Food Cart Tours in the Financial District on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and in Midtown Manhattan on Thursdays and Fridays. Each two-hour tour includes generous tastings from six different carts and trucks, but it’s much more than just a food tour – you’ll get an insider’s view of the industry, learning what it takes to run these demanding curbside kitchens and meet the vendors themselves.