East Rutherford, NJ: JerseyFest ‘Food Truck Mash-Up’ pits Jersey against Philly


By Nick Vadala  |  Philly.com


JerseyFest will return to North Jersey next month, when some of New Jersey and Philadelphia’s finest food trucks will face off against one another in the event’s competitive “Food Truck Mash-Up.”

Scheduled for Saturday, June 4, JerseyFest will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford. General admission tickets, on sale now, run $5 plus fees. Early access tickets, which get attendees in at 3:30 p.m. and include a $5 food voucher, are available for $30 plus fees.

Organizers will bring back the Jersey vs. Philly Food Truck Mash-Up competition for its second consecutive year. This time, the lineup features more than 25 participating trucks:

New Jersey

  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
  • Callahan’s Hot Dogs
  • El Lechon De Negron
  • Empanada Guy
  • Jersey Girl Smoothies
  • Luke’s Lobster
  • Ma & Pa’s Tex­Mex BBQ
  • Polkadot Cupcake
  • Sanducci’s Wood Fired Pizza
  • Taxi Cab Burger
  • Thai Elephant
  • The Angry Crab
  • The French Quarter
  • Try Vegan
  • Waffle De Lys


  • Bakes on Board (Pretzels)
  • Chick’N Cone
  • Dump N Roll
  • Mama’s Meatballs
  • Oink and Moo BBQ
  • PB&U
  • Philly Fry
  • Pompier Pierogi Flats
  • The Cow and The Curd
  • The Pizza Wagon
  • The Flying Pie Guy

Voting in the Food Truck Mash-Up will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. online. Winners will be announced for Best Service, Best Food, and Best Looking Truck at 10:00 p.m.

Cocktails, meanwhile, will be provided via Firefly Spirits, and beer will come from Ale Street News and Kohler Distributing. Also available: Live music from Men of Horses, children’s activities, and harness racing.

The event will be held rain or shine.