2014 Vendy Awards: And the Winners Are…
Governor’s Island, NY — We first brought you coverage of the Vendys from Governor’s Island in 2012, and for the 10th Anniversary, the team at Street Vendor Project found no place more apt to showcase the creativity, love, and passion behind the food of New York City’s top street chefs.
An All-Star roster of celebrity judges included Adam Richman, Alex Guarnaschelli, Florent Morellet, Sarah Simmons, Alicia Quarles, and Citizen Judge Hannah Lyter, hosted by MC Ashok Kondabolu. The event was sold out (as expected), and with both rain and shine in the air, hungry street-foodies braved the elements to chow down from 25 of the city’s best street food vendors. Without further adieu, here are your winners.
Best Dessert: Ice & Vice
Nominees: Alchemy Creamery, Craffles Food Truck, Dough, Ice & Vice, Ricas Botanas Mexican.
Best of Market: Zhà Pan Asian
Nominees: Ramen Burger, Bolivian Llama Party, Ssam BBQ, Chickpea & Olive, Zhà Pan Asian
Hero Award: Baare Batchiri
Rookie of the Year: Snowday
Nominees: Big D’s Khao Cart, Dub Pies- The Pie Truck, GoGo Grill, Shanghai Sogo, Snowday
Masters Cup: Calexico
Nominees: Hallo Berlin, NY Dosas, Calexico, King Of Falafel, Solber Pupusas
People’s Choice: Nuchas
Vendy Cup: Cinnamon Snail
Nominees: Desi Food Truck, Cinnamon Snail, El Rey Del Taco, Lechonera La Pirana, Nuchas