Welcome Back Red Hook Food Vendors
The 2013 Red Hook Food Vendors season starts Saturday, April 27th and runs Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October. This is the last year of the vendors' permits, and at the end of the season they will need to bid to renew them for another six years. Nothing is guaranteed, so if you love the ball fields, get out there, enjoy them and support the vendors.
Piaztlan Authentic Mexican Food
The winner of last year's Vendy Award, Piaztlan Authentic Mexican Food serves up cemitas and tacos made with a variety of meats, including goat.
Antojitos Chapines Cart
The Guatemalan enchilada from Antojitos Chapines is unlike the cheese-stuffed Mexican variety. It comes on a crispy fried tortilla topped with meat, pickled beets, shredded lettuce, eggs, and cheese.
The Country Boys Truck
The Country Boys were the first of the Red Hook Vendors to take home the Vendy Cup. Get there early to beat the lines that form for their massive huaraches, free-form bean-stuffed tortillas loaded up with meat or veggies, lettuce, tomato, cheese, avocado and your choice of salsa.
El Olomega Pupusa Truck
Pupusas are another ball field favorite. These traditional handmade Salvadoran corn cakes are stuffed with a variety of fillings. The pupusas revueltas stuffed with pork and cheese are the most traditional, but vegetarians needn't fret. In fact co-owner Marcos Lainez's favorite pupusas are the loroco ones, which are filled with the loroco flower and cheese.
Esperanza serves up a wide variety of traditional Guatemalan specialties from her tiny white truck. Her ceviche mixto with shrimp and squid is a can't-miss dish. Be sure to add some of her tasty hot sauce.
Solber Pupusas took home the Vendy Cup in 2011. Their menu includes a mix of grilled meats, tamales, and pupusas. While pupusas are a traditional Salvadoran dish dating back hundreds of years, the Solers have adapted the form to suit modern tastes. Their menu includes both traditional as well as vegetarian fillings and even a pepperoni option.
Ceron Colombian Truck
The Ceron Truck serves a variety of Colombian specialties including both white and sweet yellow corn arepas, chicharrón (deep-fried pork belly), golden fried yucca, and chorizo.
Visit the Sosa Truck for agua frescas, like this sweet and refreshing watermelon juice as well as elotes, cut fruit, and batidos, fruit shakes.
Vaquero Fruit Truck
The Vaquero truck specializes in refreshing drinks like agua frescas, including mango and watermelon juice, as well as horchata and fruit teas. You can get your grilled corn fix on or off the cob in the form of elotes, which come on a stick, or esquites, which come in a cup.