Some Nominees Are Revealed For the 10th Annual Vendy Awards

It’s that time we at Midtown Lunch anticipate every year: Vendy season!! And while no famous celebrity did a live reading of the nominees (that’s how they do it at the Oscars), the Street Vendor Project revealed the lucky nominees in three of the five categories yesterday.

Rookie of the Year includes a few vendors that visit Midtown on a regular basis, like Dub Pies, Shanghai Sogo, and Big D’s new Khao Cart. The category is rounded out by GoGo Grill, a cart in Bowling Green that specializes in gourmet falafels and burgers, and Snowday, a food truck that employs fomrerly incarcerated young people and serves maple syrup-inspired dishes.

The nominees for Dessert of the Year are Craffles, Alchemy Creamery, Ricas Botanas Mexican (churros), Ice & Vice, and a huge favorite of the ML staff, Dough. In the Market Vendor category, the nominees are Bolivian Llama Party, Zha Pan Asian, Ssam BBQ, Chickpea & Olive, and the infamous Ramen Burger (I hope they don’t bring their line with them to the Vendys).

The nominees for the remaining two categories will be announced a little closer to the event on September 13. As always, there’s promise of lots of amazing food and the ability to support the important advocacy work of the Street Vendor Project. So, do not delay and buy your tickets now. Both General Admission and VIP Tickets are on sale here.

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