Let’s take our love to the next level — our love of food trucks, that is. The fifth annual Vendy Awards are this Saturday, June 13, with 15 of the city’s finest mobile food purveyors competing for one of three honors: the Vendy Cup, Rookie of the Year, and Dessert. Spend a summery day sampling the best in street food, washed down with all-you-can-drink craft brews, and don’t forget to save room for sweets.
The Vendy Awards are in a new location this year: On the John F. Kennedy Bridge, right by 30th Street Station. The event runs 1 to 6 p.m. and entry is $65 for adults and $40 for kids.
Proceeds go to The Food Trust (the folks who also do the Night Markets) and the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association.
Here's what you'll be eating:
Vendy Cup nominees
Foolish Waffles: Sweet and savory waffles
Flying Deutschman: German cuisine
Mom-Mom’s: Polish cuisine
The Mixin Bowl: Caribbean street food
Butter Food Truck: Sandwiches and more
Rookie of the Year nominees
Rigatoni’s Mobile Crab Cakes: Crab!
Jerry’s Kitchen: A mix
Philly Fry: Gourmet fries, including dessert fries
SeoulFul Philly: A fusion of Korean cuisine and American comfort food
Las Olas Philly: Mexican cuisine
Pound Cake Heaven: Lots of cake
Sweet Lavender: Seasonal desserts
UndrGrnd Donuts: Sweet and savory donuts
Jimmies Cupcake Co.: Cupcakes
Luscious Bakery: Brunch-y treats and sweets