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12th Annual Vendy Award winners Cachapas on Wheels, hailing from Queens.

Is your favorite street cart or food truck ‘Vendy’-worthy?

Help your favorite Queens street vendor reach foodie fame by nominating them for The Vendy Awards — a competition honoring the best street eats in the five boroughs. Nominations for this year’s competition are being accepted now through their website.

Finalists will be chosen to compete in the following categories:

  • Bad Hombres — Best taco truck
  • Best in Market — Best vendor who sells in a market
  • Best Rookie — Best new truck or cart
  • Best Dessert
  • People’s Choice Award 
  • Vendy Cup — Best overall

The World’s Borough was well-represented during last year’s competition. Cachapas on Wheels, run by the Villalobos family from Maspeth, took home the 2016 People’s Choice award. Food truck Traditional Chinese Cuisine, which is run by a family from Flushing, was one of four contending finalists for the top prize.

The annual Vendy Awards also serve as a fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project — a membership-based nonprofit organization that helps vendors grow their businesses and stand up for their legal rights.

The 13th Annual Vendy Awards will take place on Sept. 16 at Governor’s Island in an all-day food and fun affair. Winners will be chosen by event ticket holders as well as a panel of celebrity judges that includes chefs, television personalities and city officials.

Nominate your favorite food truck by clicking here. For more information about The Vendys, visit their website.


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