Solber Pupusas, which started serving Salvadoran street food at the Red Hook ballfields in Brooklyn over a decade ago, won the Vendy Cup, the top honor at the Vendy Awards on Governors Island on Saturday. The awards honor the best of local food trucks and food stands.
The cup winner was a selected by a panel of judges. The People’s Taste award, selected by the hundreds who attended the ceremonies and tasted food from finalists in each award category, went to Soulvaki GR, which has a truck in the financial district and opened a small restaurant on the Lower East Side last year.
Korrilla BBQ, serving Korean barbecue, won Rookie of the Year, which Souvlaki GR won last year. Best Dessert went to Wooly’s Ice, serving shave ice near the municipal plaza. And the Taco Truck, which serves Mexican food in Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark, won a new award, Best of NJ.
The awards were started in 2005 by the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center, a nonprofit advocacy group that receives the proceeds from the event.
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