Mobile food trucks have exploded in popularity over the last few years, unveiling a number of innovative culinary creations and unique fusions of flavors. Food trucks represent a new area in cuisine, where uniqueness, creativity, and taste outweigh ambiance. Throughout New York City food trucks have created extraordinary dishes that have ignited a passionate following. Among the many mobile kitchens in NYC, a select few have been chosen by food truck connoisseurs as the best, lending a nomination at this year’s 9th Annual Vendy Awards.
Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions is the leading creator of custom food trucks, crafting high quality stainless steel kitchens around your unique menu and cooking style. Whether you're a BBQ truck, pastry cart, or a fusion of both, Shanghai MKS will create the perfect mobile kitchen to showcase your food.
The Vendy’s, taking place on Saturday, September 7th, will feature food truck finalists from New York. All finalists have been selected by public nominations and will be selected for the illustrious Vendy Cup. Finalists will arrive with their trucks and prepare their best dishes for Vendy attendees and judges. In addition to great food, the Vendy Awards features micro brewed beer, as well as live music, and an award ceremony.
Past contestants and winners by Shanghai MKS include:
- 2007 People’s Choice: Kwik Meal, Other Finalist: Veronica’s Kitchen
- 2008 People’s Choice: Biryani Cart
- 2009 People’s Choice: Biryani Cart, Dessert; Wafels & Dinges
- 2009 Other Finalist: Rickshaw Dumpling, Jamaican Dutchy, NYC Cravings
- 2010 Other Finalist: A-Pou’s Taste
- 2011 Rookie of the Year: Korilla, 2011 Other Finalist: Sunrise Grill, Eddie’s Pizza Truck, Cupcake Crew
- 2012 Rookie of the Year; Phil’s Steak, Other Finalist: Uncle Gussy’s, Coolhaus, Fun Buns
- 2013; Mamak, Nuchas.
This year also includes a list of heroic vendors to honor the remarkable work of the community that served more than 350,000 hot meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy. So in addition to honoring vendors themselves, The Vendy's are honoring a variety of trucks such as Wafels N Dinges, Treats Truck, and Milk Truck. In all, 20 of the 54 Heroes are trucks built by Shanghai MKS. Way to go everyone!
To check out the nominees, purchase tickets, or to volunteer for the event, visit streetvendor.org. Visit Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions for more information about mobile kitchen creations and get your own food truck started today!