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Food Truck Festival Season In Full Swing In New York City

August, September Bring Big Food Events To South Street Seaport, Jersey City, Governors Island
(credit: The Vendy Awards/Facebook)

(credit: The Vendy Awards/Facebook)

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Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you the latest news on New York City food trucks.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Few things say ‘summer’ in New York like the food festivals.

The next few weeks are bringing several food truck festivals to our area. Clear you calendar and save your appetite. Let’s take a look at the highlights.

This Saturday (Aug 4th) is Parked! from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. at the South Street Seaport. There will be over 30 of the city top food trucks, 20 non-truck food vendors, a beer and champagne garden, and music from John Hammond, The Juggs, The Loom, and Johnnie Lee Jordan & The Boys.

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The Texan Burger From Frites ‘N’ Meats Truck (credit: New York Street Food)

Admission is free and food and drink is pay-as-you-go. A $65 Parked Pass will give you (from 5-7 p.m. only) a dedicated VIP express line at each truck, 10 small bites from 10 trucks of your choice and 1 drink. Only 500 are available, and can be bought here. More on the website here, Twitter @ParkedFest  and their Facebook page for exclusives.

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The following weekend, on Sunday, August 12th, the Seaport will also be hosting the International Food Truck and Beer Festival from 12-9 p.m.  Local Seaport restaurants and the city’s best food trucks will each represent different countries, featuring international bites and brews from their designated regions. There will be crisp lagers, flavorful ales, robust stouts, porters, and everything in between.

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(credit: New York Street Food)

Admission is free, and food and drink are pay as you go. The Five Oceans Ticket includes 6 vouchers for $40, but you can get a 50% discount by clicking here and using the code “streetfood”. That’s 6 vouchers (cough, drinks) for $20! (Vouchers are redeemable for merchandise, beer and wine at all participating festival venues.)

Jumping into September, the Big Kahuna, the 8th Annual NYC Vendy Awards are on Saturday, Sept 15th from 12:30-5pm on Governor’s Island.

Tickets can be bought here for $95, but include as much food and drink as you can handle from the best street vendors in the New York City area.

Heading into NJ, on Saturday, Sept 29th, twelve of the best food trucks in the NYC area will be in Jersey City for the 2nd Annual All About Downtown Festival. Last year’s inaugural event was such a success, this year they have extended the hours, which will be from 11am to 10pm.

Admission is free and food & drink are pay as you go, with beer and wine available too. All About Downtown will also feature dozens of local artists and artisans, merchants, nonprofits and other vendors.  There is a full lineup of live music scheduled, and plenty of family friendly fun, like face painting, storytelling and a bounce house.

New York Street Food is a co-sponsor of this event, and the following 12 food trucks are confirmed for the 2012 All About Downtown Festival: Korilla BBQ – Red Hook Lobster PoundSouvlaki GRThe Taco Truck – The Cinnamon Snail Wafels & Dinges –  Coolhaus – Kelvin Natural Slush Co – Morris Grilled CheeseMarky Ramone’s Cruisin’ Kitchen – Phil’s Steaks – Taste of India.