The 8th Annual Vendy Awards are almost here, landing on Governor's Island on September 15th for a day of celebrating New York's street vendors—and stuffing ourselves silly on some of the best street food the city has to offer.
All week we're posting videos about each of the finalists, made by our buddy Liza de Guia of Food Curated. So far we've met Cinnamon Snail, Piaztlan Authentic Mexican Food, Hamza & Madina Halal, and Uncle Gussy's. Up today: Tortas Neza in Corona, home to some epic sandwiches.
You can buy tickets for the Vendys here. General admission is $95 and Early Entry VIP tickets (which get you in an hour before the crowd with opportunities to hang with our own Ed Levine, as well as this year's judges, including Zach Brooks and Kate Krader) are $145. The VIP tickets also include a cooking demo from Blondie & Brownie (you've seen Alexandra 'Brownie' Penfold on SE Sweets), and a chance to become this year's citizen judge. The Vendys expects to sell out of all their tickets, so if you're planning to go, buy them early!
All the finalists:
- Tortas Neza
- Uncle Gussy's
- The Cinnamon Snail
- Hamza and Madina Halal Food
- Piaztlan Authentic Mexican Food
- Xin Jiang Prosperity Kababs
Read more about them on the Vendys website.
Take a look at our snapshots from last year.