Vendy Award Dessert Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 6th Annual Vendy Awards were announced last month, but those 5 vendors aren’t the only ones who are going to be at Governor’s Island next Saturday.  There will also be 5 new vendors competing in the Rookie category (last year’s winner, Schnitzel & Things, is up for the big prize this year) and 5 more vendors in the Dessert category, which was announced today.  And the finalists are…  Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, The Dessert Truck, the Guerilla Ice Cream Truck, Kelvin Natural Slush, and the dragon beard candy vendor that our very own Danny posted about on his blog Food in Mouth a few weeks ago.

The Vendys have been sold out for almost a month (you snooze you lose!), but if you’ve got deep pockets there are still some sponsorship slots open… for example, a $500 Gold Sponsorship gets you 4 tickets (not much more than 4 tickets would have cost at regular price.)  And all the money goes to benefit the Street Vendor Project, so you can feel good about that. We’re hearing the rookie finalists will be announced by the end of the week.


  • Congrats to all! But a question…are the dessert nominees chosen differently than the regular nomination process? I’m pretty sure Kelvin (and maybe even Guerilla) weren’t even vending when the Nominations closed in July. Still good luck and congrats.

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    Don’t you worry about the’s all on the up and up.

    People, if you want to support street vendors, eat their food (and tip them) on days when there is no award ceremony..

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