Meet the 2012 Vendy Awards Finalists: The Best of NYC Street Food [video]

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What are the secrets behind the top street food vendors in New York City? Come find out!

From tasty homemade white sauces, to spicy meat marinades, to handpicked oregano straight from the hillsides of Greece, food. curated. takes you through a tour of each vendor’s personal stories to find out what makes them one of the best food trucks in the city.

Look out for the “Torta Puma”, a 10+layered torta sandwich that only few have managed to finish alone. Or the $1 Xin Jiang spiced lamb kebabs grilled to perfection under the busy Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown. These are the street food elite, the 2012 NYC Vendy Awards Finalists: six food vendors cooking up special plates unlike any other in the 5 boroughs.

1. The Cinnamon Snail Vegan Organic Food Truck
Schedule: Always on the move, for latest Manhattan coordinates, visit: @VeganLunchTruck

2. Piaztlan Authentic Mexican Food Truck
Schedule: Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 8pm, May-October at the Red Hook Ballfields, Brooklyn @PiaztlanBK

3. Uncle Gussy’s Traditional Greek Cuisine
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 11am -3pm at 51st St and Park Ave, Midtown, Manhattan @UncleGussys

4. Tortas Neza
Schedule: Daily from 1pm-1am at 111th Street and Roosevelt, a few blocks away from Citifield, Queens

5. Hamza & Madina Halal Food
Schedule: Everyday, 10am – 4am at 254-05 Hillside Ave, Glen Oaks, NY

6. Xin Jiang Prosperity Kebabs
Schedule: Monday-Sunday 10:30am-8:30pm at the corner of Forsyth St & Division St, Chinatown

Thanks for watching food. curated.! Congrats to all the finalists! I would love to hear all your comments and thoughts on the videos. Be sure to get your tickets to the big NYC Vendy Awards Event on September 15th.