After six years in New York, the Vendy Awards are coming to Philadelphia. On July 9th, at the Piazza at Schmidt’s, they’ll determine the best street food vendor in Philadelphia while raising money for The Food Trust, a non-profit organization that strives to make healthy food available to all.
What are the Vendys? The Vendys are a yearly street food cook-off that, since 2005, has determined the best street chef in NYC. It has become one of the greatest food events in New York. Mario Batali called the Vendys “the Oscars of food for the real New York.” Now, they are coming to Philly!
Awards include Rookie of the Year, Best Dessert, People’s Taste Award and the Vendy Cup, awarded by a panel of celebrity judges (yet to be announced).
Until June 10th, The Vendys are taking public nominations to determine who will be the lucky 8-10 vendors invited to compete against each other for street food glory.
Tickets for the Philadelphia Vendys are available online and will get you admission to the event, where you’ll get to eat food from all the finalists while enjoying your fill of beer and wine. And, since the Vendy Awards Philadelphia are a benefit event for a non-profit organization, your ticket is tax-deductible.
When: Saturday, July 9, 3-7 p.m.
Where: Piazza at Schmidts, 2nd Street and Germantown Avenue
Cost: Tickets start at $25
More info: www.eventbrite.com
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