Slideshow: Scenes From the Philadelphia Vendy Awards

Chewys Fried Chicken and Waffles
Chewys Fried Chicken and Waffles

Fried Chicken and Waffles is an American classic, and Chewys did it justice. The moist meat dovetailed neatly with the crispy skin and soft waffle. A dollop of rich maple syrup finished off the dish.

Chewys Pulled Pork Sandwich
Chewys Pulled Pork Sandwich

Chewys stuck to their American menu, serving a tender pulled pork sandwich covered with sauce and slaw on a fluffy potato bun.

The Line for Chewys Food Truck
The Line for Chewys Food Truck

The lines moved fast, but Chewys Food Truck did take a little extra time as crowds waited for their freshly fried chicken.

Deviled Eggs and Braised Meatballs from Foo Truck
Deviled Eggs and Braised Meatballs from Foo Truck

Foo Truck brought braised ground beef meatballs marinated in a mix of garlic, ginger, and soy sauce along with a secret blend of spices. It came alongside a perfectly deviled egg.

Foo Truck's Offerings
Foo Truck's Offerings

A bowl full of Foo Truck's offerings: braised meatball, deviled egg, and saucy white rice.

Chez Yasmine Food Truck
Chez Yasmine Food Truck

Chez Yasmine Food Truck highlighted its science-based healthy menu with Vegetarian Coucous and a Swedish Berry Salad.

The Cow and The Curd's Cheese Curds
The Cow and The Curd's Cheese Curds

Once you tasted The Cow and The Curd's cheese curds, you understood the wait. It was easy to taste the freshness of the mild cheese curds in their fried version.

The Cow and The Curd Cheese Curds
The Cow and The Curd Cheese Curds

Hazards of the curd tasting.

Falafel Truck
Falafel Truck

Penn Center's Falafel Truck had the longest line of the day, and not just because of owner Gus's schmoozing. He was serving up huge platters of his garlicky falafel and chicken over rice and smooth homemade hummus topped with fluffy pita.

Tot Truck New Bay Tots
Tot Truck New Bay Tots

The Tot Truck served up two kinds of tater tots: G-Parm and New Bay. G-Parm were tossed with garlic and parmesan, while New Bays were seasoned with Old Bay and topped with secret drunk sauce. Both kinds required mints post-eating.

Philly Vendys at Penn Treaty Park
Philly Vendys at Penn Treaty Park

The crowds relaxed at tables with umbrellas, or simply laid down in the grass.

Jimmies Cupcakes
Jimmies Cupcakes

Cupcakes were a big theme among the Dessert nominees, including these mini raspberry beauties from Jimmies Cupcakes. Not pictured: the delicious vegan churro-inspired cupcake.

Sweet Box Cupcakes
Sweet Box Cupcakes

Sweet Box brought their Smores cupcake: a chocolate graham cracker cake with a toasted marshmallow frosting, just like camp.

Sugar Philly
Sugar Philly

The Sugar Philly Truck focuses on macarons. This year, they went with boozy cocktail flavors like the Boulevardier (bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters, and citrus) and the Hemingway (spicy tequila, citrus, and cherries).

Cupcake Carnivale
Cupcake Carnivale

Rounding out the cupcake options was Cupcake Carnivale. Their cupcake flavors included Key Lime Pie and the Oink! Oink!, a cinnamon French toast and bacon cupcake topped with maple cream cheese frosting.

King of Falafel, Philly Vendy Cup Winner 2013
King of Falafel, Philly Vendy Cup Winner 2013

Nabil Akkeh proudly holds up the Vendy Cup after the announcement. Both he and his wife, Hined, were speechless.