The Vendy Awards is an annual street food competition series that determines the best street food vendors in New York City. We celebrate the excellent food available on our city’s street and the hard-working people who bring it to us each day and who are usually (otherwise) given little acclaim or even respect. We celebrate vendors and their delicious contribution to our city.
Each year thousands of guests eagerly purchase tickets to sample food from publicly nominated vendors in various categories. The winners are chosen by event ticket holders as well as a panel of celebrity judges that includes chefs, television personalities and city officials.
The Vendy Awards also serves as a fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project, a membership-based non-profit organization that stands up for vendors’ rights. SVP Is currently campaigning to get the city to remove the cap on food vending permits that has created huge barriers for vendors since it was put in place, at the urging of big businesses, in 1983.
GA- $100 + Fee
VIP- $150 + Fee
GA Kids 8-12= $60 + Fee
Sponsors- $325 +