Food Trucks: The 2010 Vendy Awards Finalists

Called “the Oscars of food for the real New York” by Chef Mario Batali, the Vendy Awards are New York City’s annual competition for the title of Best Street Food Vendor, and a fundraiser to support the Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a voice for the thousands of people who sell food and merchandise on the streets of our city.

How are the finalists chosen?
The finalists are determined by a public nomination process where people like you tip us off about which vendors you think are Vendy-worthy. You can nominate your favorite vendor here.

The Sixth Vendys Awards

Bistro Truck
Moroccan-Mediterranean Bistro
5th Avenue between 16th and 17th Street, Manhattan
Monday-Saturday 11:30 am -7:00 pm
First Vendy appearance

El Rey de Sabor
Puebla-style Mexican
49th and Park, Manhattan (and 60th and Third Ave, 43rd and 6th)
Hours: 11:30-3
First Vendy appearance

King of Falafel and Shawarma
Middle Eastern
30th St and Broadway, Astoria
Hours: 11 am – 11 pm, Monday – Saturday
Finalist in 2007 and 2009

Patacon Pisao
Typical Venezuelan street food
413 W. 202nd St. between 9th and 10th Avenues, Manhattan
7 pm – 6 am 362 days a year (Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years)
First Vendy appearance

Schnitzel & Things
Austrian cuisine with a new American twist
Check their twitter [@schnitzeltruck] for location
Hours: 11-2
2009 Rookie Vendor of the Year


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