The fate of Philadelphia’s best food trucks rests in the hands of the fine folks from the City of Brotherly Love as the city’s best foodies prepare for the Philadelphia Vendy Awards. Back for its fourth and strongest year yet, more than 20 of Philadelphia’s favorite traveling tidbit providers will descend upon Penn Treaty Park to fiercely compete for the most highly coveted honor in the history of the food truck culinary world: The Vendy Cup. The Philadelphia Vendy Awards is taking place Saturday, June 14th from 2 pm – 6 pm.
This year’s Philadelphia Vendy Award Nominees across the three award categories include:
- The Cow & The Curd
- Local 215
- Prime Stache
- Samosa Deb
- Pie Stand
Rookie of the Year:
- Cheese E Wagon
- Oink & Moo BBQ
- Smokin’ Tacos
- The Flying Deutschman
- The Whirly Pig
- HEART Food Truck
- Bonjour Creperie
- Curbside Creamery
- Jimmie’s Cupcakes Co.
- Milk + Sugar
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).
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. The all-female judges include:
- 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
Tickets are available here. I hope you can attend. The GGG crew will be there in full effect, eating are way from food truck to food truck. We can’t wait! See you at next week’s Philadelphia Vendy Awards!
Tickets to the Philadelphia Vendy Awards were provided to Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps.
This article was written by food and beer blogger Linda Arceo for Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps.