A New York grilled-cheese food truck vendor who donates proceeds to help formerly incarcerated youths has won the top Vendy award for best street fare.
The Street Vendor Project, which sponsors the annual event, announced that this year's Vendy Cup winner is Snowday, a truck specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches with a touch of maple syrup. The vendor uses ingredients from New York farms.
The half-dozen Vendy categories include the People's Choice, which Snowday also won.
Vendy's Rookie of the Year award went to Coney Shack Tacos, the award for Best Market Vendor to Home Frites, Best Dessert to Doughnuttery and Best Street Drink to Renegade Lemonade.
More than 2,000 people gathered Saturday on Governors Island, where eight food experts voted.
The Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center provides advocacy and legal services to vendors.