To street vendors it’s the most important honor one can receive. To the media, it’s the “Oscars of Street Food”. But to us, it’s just the best damn food event in NYC. The 2012 Vendy Awards are happening September 15th on Governor’s Island, and tickets are now on sale! They’re $80 if you buy them now, and the price includes all you can eat and drink (beer, wine and more) from over 20 different vendors. And this year they’re adding a brand new Market Vendor category. Plus all proceeds go to benefit the Street Vendor Project, so the ticket is tax deductible. It’s the third year in a row they’ve done it on Governor’s Island, and the past two years have sold out… so you’ll probably want to go on these bad boys early or risk getting shut out. The vendors haven’t been announced yet, but if you want to have a say in who gets to compete nominate your favorite vendor now. Nominations close on July 25th. And we’ll see you September 15th on Governor’s Island! UPDATE: The $80 early bird tickets are all sold out! But there are still general admission tickets for $95.
Pupusas, Tacos, Souvlaki & Shaved Ice Shine at the 2011 Vendy Awards
Freddie The Falafel King of Astoria Sweeps the 2010 Vendy Awards
Diary of a 2009 Vendy Awards Judge
Biryani Cart & Treats Truck Are People’s Choice at The 2008 Vendy Awards!