By Siobhan Wallace
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Despite the threat of inclement weather, over 1,500 foodies made it out to Governors Island Saturday for the 7th Annual Vendy Awards, the largest food truck competition in New York City.
Twenty vendors filled in Colonels Row—one of the contenders in the Vendy Cup category bowed out due to illness—to win one of six different awards, plus a special award for this years Heroic Vendor, Paty’s Taco Truck.
The big winner of the day was Solber Pupusa from Red Hook, who won over the judges with their signature pupusas – a Salvadorean dish made from a thick corn meal patty, typically filled with cheese, meat, or beans.
The People’s Choice award went to last year’s Rookie of the Year winner, Souvlaki GR, a Greek vendor with a storefront in the Lower East Side.
The popular Korilla BBQ won this year’s Rookie Award, and quickly threw an impromptu victory party.
The Best of New Jersey award went to The Taco Truck from Newark, while another contender, Cinnamon Snail, won a special Maker’s Mark Challenge.
As for dessert, Chinatown’s Wooly’s Ice took home the prize with their Taiwanese shaved ice desserts.
Siobhan Wallace is the co-founder of BlondieandBrownie.com.