We are excited to announce the 6th Annual Vendy Awards in Philadelphia on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at The Fillmore Philadelphia!
Finalists are currently being selected from public nominations and will compete in 3 different categories: Vendy Cup, People's Choice, Best Savory & Best Dessert. Vendors will bring their best dishes to the event and ticket holders will sample delicious offerings from each vendor before voting for their favorites!
In addition to all that the Vendys has to offered, guests will have access to The Fillmore's live music.
2016 Finalists to be announced soon! In the meantime...
MEET THE 2015 winners!
Other finalists included: Flying Deutschman, Butter Truck, Philly Fry, Rigatoni's Mobile Crab Cakes, Las Olas Food Truck, Sweet Lavender, Jimmies Cupcake Co, Luscious Bakery, Pound Cake Heaven
2016 JUDGES TO BE REVEALED SOON! STAY TUNED...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE VENDYS?
The Vendys are an intense annual street food cook-off that, since 2005, has determined the best street chef in NYC. In 2011 we expanded to Philly and it has become one of the best events of the summer! It also celebrates the street vendors who serve us every day, and who bring so much culinary and cultural life to our streets and public spaces. Finally, the Philadelphia Vendy Awards is a non-profit fundraiser to raise money for The Food Trust and The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association
WHAT DOES MY TICKET GET ME?
Admission to the event, where you’ll get to eat food from all the finalists while enjoying an unlimited fill of beer, Italian wines from Santa Cristina, and live entertainment!
WHO WILL BE BATTLING IT OUT?
15 of the best Philadelphian street food vendors are invited to compete against each other for street food glory in the following categories: Vendy Cup / People's Choice, Rookie of the Year, and Best Dessert!
HOW ARE THE FINALISTS SELECTED?
Simple enough. We take public nominations to determine the lucky vendors that are invited to compete against each other on our big day.
HOW IS THE WINNER SELECTED?
At the event, we’ll have a team of distinguished judges score the finalists and decide who get the coveted "Vendy Cup". Attendees are also encouraged to vote for their own "People's Choice" winner, as well as the winner of "Rookie of the Year" and "Best Dessert".
HOW WILL YOU AVOID A STREET FOOD CATASTROPHE?
We’ve been running this event for a long time, and no one has ever gone home hungry or thirsty because we stop selling tickets when we reach our limit. Because vendors can only work so fast, you may have to stand in line at one point, but that is where you make new friends. One couple even got married after meeting in line at the Vendys! Results may vary, however.
CAN I BUY MY TICKET AT THE DOOR?
We expect sell out before the date. And, if there are still any available, same-day tickets will sell at $70 each (cash only - no exceptions).
I'M A MEMBER OF THE PRESS. HOW DO I GET A PRESS PASS OR ARRANGE TO INTERVIEW THE ORGANIZERS OR INDIVIDUAL VENDORS?
Members of the press can submit the form below.
MY COMPANY WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR THE VENDY AWARDS. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Drop us a line at email@example.com. Last year's event brought out hundreds of food-savvy guests and attracted wide media attention. This year will be even bigger!
HOW CAN I SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE PHILLY VENDY AWARDS?
Thanks for your interest! Please submit the form below and we will be in touch!