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...

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New Food Cart to Debut in March: Khao

Midtown, NY – While the rest of us dwell in hibernation in what has become the longest winter NYC has ever braced, the guys at Big D’s Grubtruck have been hard at work creating a spinoff via their new food cart Khao.  Literally translated to “rice” in Thai, Khao hopes to stay true to the root (and heart) of...

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2013 NYC Vendy Awards: And the Winners Are…

Industry City, Brooklyn — The 2013 Vendys brought a star-studded roster of the most talented sidewalk chefs of 2013 to Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  Industry City played host to the sold-out event, featuring 27 vendors with only one thing on their minds, reining in one of the coveted awards for contention this year: Rookie of the...

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Vendy News: What You Can Expect to Eat this Saturday.

New York, NY — Sunset Park will play host to the 2013 Vendy awards this Saturday, September 7th.  For the first time, all attending vendors will compete for the “Messy Yet Tasty” Award, sponsored by Tide to Go®. The award will be given to the truck with the messiest fare, with voting up to event-goers.  Tide’s “Stainbulance”...

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East meets West meets South at Asiadog.

South Street Seaport, NY — In a delicious spin-off of Smorgasburg, the guys at Brooklyn Flea brought together ten shipping containers, stuffed them to the brim with food (including a full bar), and shipped them off to Pier 17.  Running through October, Smorgasbar serves an assortment of sidewalk eats daily from 11am to 10pm...

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Lumpia Shack Opening its First Brick & Mortar.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn — Lumpia Shack’s Chef and owner Neil Syham took home the coveted Market Vendor Award at last year’s Vendys with their deliciously addictive fried lumpias.  It’s a traditional Chinese spring roll with a flash of Filipino flare – much like Chef Neil himself (born in the Philippines...

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Milk Truck: The Happy Purveyor.

DUMBO, Brooklyn — Milk Truck made its debut at the Brooklyn Flea in 2010, and instantly gained a cult-like following with their obsessively delicious grilled cheeses.  It’s a simple sandwich – bread, butter, and cheese – but here, it’s all about the details, and the geniuses at Milk Truck obsess over...

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Hopping Aboard the N for a Taste of Greece.

Astoria, Queens — Brothers George and Kostas, the duo behind Souvlaki King of Astoria have been pleasing local palettes looking for authentic Greek fare since 1979.  Famous for their French Fries (cooked in Extra Virgin Olive Oil), I was happy to discover that their Souvlaki platter warranted the same amount of attention and...

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