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


Dessert nominees

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