West Philly Street Vendors Compete for Vendy Award

Gigi and Big R Caribbean/American Soul Food is among five West Philly-based Vendy Award nominees.

By WestPhillyLocal.com

Gigi and Big R Caribbean/American Soul Food is among five West Philly-based Vendy Award nominees.

It’s hard to imagine West Philly without its street vendors. Many of them have become so popular that people from all over the city come to try their food. Now one of them might get some award love in the form of the Vendy, a newly established in Philadelphia award which celebrates the best street vendors in the city.

The awards show will take place next Saturday, July 9, from 3 to 7 p.m. at The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties (1015 N. 2nd Street) and will feature the street food showcase and an intense cook-off between the chefs. One of the judges will be Mayor Michael Nutter (That guy is busy!).

West Philly will be well represented in the event with five out of the eight award nominees based on the left bank. Here they are:

Cucina Zapata (31st and Ludlow)
Gigi and Big R Caribbean/American Soul Food (38th and Spruce)
Guapos Tacos (Powelton Village)
Magic Carpet Foods (36th and Spruce St.)
Sugar Philly Truck (38th & Walnut St.)

For more information about all the nominees and to buy tickets go here.

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