Piaztlan Authentic Mexican Food, winners of last year's Vendy Cup. [Photographs: Donny Tsang]

There are five competitor categories at the Vendy Awards, with vendors in rookie, dessert, market, and New Jersey fields. Then there are the finalists for the Vendy Cup, the street vendors in the running for best food of the year. The finalists for this year's Vendys have been announced already in all but the Vendy cup category. Here are the vendors fighting for the big trophy:

As in previous years, Liza de Guia of Food Curated has made video profiles of each finalist. Give 'em a watch below, then check out the rest of our 2013 Vendy coverage here.

The Chipper Truck

NYC Vendy Award Finalist, The Chipper Truck: The Last Stop in Woodlawn from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

The Cinnamon Snail

NYC Vendy Awards Finalist, The Cinnamon Snail: A Happy Clappy Vegan Food Truck from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

El Olomega

NYC Vendy Award Finalist, El Olomega: Putting Pupusas on the Map from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

King Souvlaki

NYC Vendy Awards Finalist, King Souvlaki of Astoria: You Don't Burn, You Don't Learn from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

Luke's Lobster

NYC Vendy Award Finalist, Luke's Lobster: Ambassadors of Maine from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

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