This past weekend, The Vendys made their triumphant return to Philly, setting up shop at Penn Treaty Park on Saturday, June 8. The Vendys are the final word in ranking the best of the best food trucks all around the country, and there was a good mix of old faces and newcomers in the crowd this time around.
The finalists on the savory side included King of Falafel, Chewy's, Chez Yasmine, Christis' Falafel Truck, Foo Truck, KAMI, Lil' Dans Gourmet, Poi Dog, The Cow & the Curd and Tot Cart. In the world of sweets, Cupcake Carnivale, Jimmies, Lil Pop Shop, Sugar Philly, and Sweet Box Cupcakes we're competing for the title.
The big winner of The Vendy Cup 2013 was King of Falafel. West Philly's Lil' Pop Shop defended their title as the dessert champ this year, too. The People's Choice winner was Cow and The Curd, one of Philly's new trucks that sells those Midwest State Fair favorite, the cheese curd. C&C also won the Tide-sponsored Messy Yet Tasty Award, a first for the competition.