The 5 Vendors at This Year’s Vendy Awards That You Simply MUST Try

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The 5 Vendors at This Year’s Vendy Awards That You Simply MUST Try

The Oscars of street-food returns to the city next week and we have the low down on five vendors you simply have to try this year. Loosen those belts, New York City, here are the best of the best street food vendors in the city. 

New York city is full to the brim of high-end eating options, so much so, it can be hard for smaller eateries to compete. Thankfully, we have the Vendy Awards to shine a light on the unsung heroes of affordable dining, street food vendors.

The 13th annual Vendy Awards returns to Governors Island offering attendees the opportunity to try food from 25 of the city’s no.1 street vendors …but with all that choice where do you begin? Well, we’ve chosen five of the best to highlight for you here, that should be enough to get you started, and definitely enough to scratch that street-food itch,

This foodie festival starts at 12:30 pm on Saturday, September 16,  here are the vendors you simply can’t miss, enjoy:


These Vendy Awards Finalist bringing you delightful Persian stews and kebabs and tahdig (crispy rice). Iranian food may not be on the top of your must-eat-list, but this delicious vendor might just change that. They have definitely earned their place on this list.

Momo Bros

These two brothers were born in Tibet and brought their culinary heritage with them to New York City. Complete with secret family recipes, they have developed a repertoire of traditional eats that will blow away your taste buds.

Jhal NYC

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Jhal NYC brings the flavors and stories from Bangladesh with the streets of New York. Born and raised in queens, the Jhal NYC crew keep it traditional when it comes to their amazing South Asian treats. This is a must-taste vendor.

Dulcinea Churros

The look on the little girls face in this photo really says it all. From Smorgasburg to Dekalb Market to the Vendys, this is a must eat for anyone with a sweet tooth. Churros, ice cream, dulce de leche… can you really ask for more?


Straight outta DUMBO’s food truck lot, straight to the Vendys, welcome to sandwich heaven. Chef John LoCascio provides innovative sandwiches served up on French toast. Expect eats both sweet and savory at this 5-star truck.

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