Philly Vendy Awards: 2014 Food Truck Winners
Above (L to R): Felicia D'Ambrosio (Federal Donuts, judge), Lily Fischer (Cake Life Bake Shop, judge), Nabil and Hined Akkeh (King of Falafel, Vendy Cup 2013 winners), Danya Henninger (Zagat, judge), Shannon Wyffels and Brendan O’Guinn (Pie Stand), Ann Karlen (Fair Food, judge), Nicole Woon (Penn Appetit, judge)
On Saturday, June 14, under breezy blue skies, the fourth annual Vendy Awards in Philadelphia took over Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River. After several hours of eating and tasting and enjoying food, a panel of judges and hundreds of attendees voted and four winners were selected from the field of 13 food trucks.
Pie Stand took the top honor by winning the Vendy Cup when judges deemed Brendan O’Guinn and Shannon Wyffels’ pan-fried handpies best out of four entries in the category (the fifth entry, Prime Stache, pulled out at the last minute).
Cow and the Curd took people’s choice winner in that general category, a prize it also scored last year. Out of five other trucks, Oink and Moo BBQ was deemed rookie of the year by the vote of the people, and Bonjour Creperie came out on top in the field of five dessert trucks.
All in all, it was a gorgeous day, with beer from Sam Adams, live music and fun. Organized by NYC’s Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center, the event was a successful fundraiser for The Food Trust.
Flip through for a look at the participating trucks and what was served.