Ramen Burgers and Dough’s Doughnuts Among This Year’s Vendy Award Finalists

Hooray for Dough's doughnuts!
Hooray for Dough's doughnuts! Photo: Dough/Facebook

The Vendy Awards this morning announced its five finalists for three out of five categories in advance of its tenth annual gala event, which takes place in September. Among the nominees, it looks like Keizo Shimamoto’s formidable Ramen Burger will go up against the Rockaway-based upstart Bolivian Llama Party and three other contenders in the Best Market Vendor, which celebrates the “re-imagining the sourcing and consumption of traditional street food.” The rest of the nominees are straight ahead.

Rookie of the Year
Big D’s Khao Cart
Dub Pie
GoGo Grill
Shanghai Sogo

Best Market Vendor
Bolivian Llama Party
Chickpea & Olive
Ramen Burger
Zha Pan

Best Dessert
Alchemy Creamery
Craffles Food Cart
Ice & Vice
Ricas Botanas Mexican

Voting opened to the public in May, and two more finalist categories are yet to be announced. All will be present with their lucky spatulas and whatnot on Governors Island Saturday, September 13; tickets can be purchased here.

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