Mexican food truck wins street food contest

September 17, 2012 5:12:29 AM PDT
A food truck that specializes in traditional Mexican food has won the top prize in the annual competition of New York City's street food vendors.

Piaztlan Authentic Mexican won the Vendy Cup at the Vendy Awards on Saturday. Owner Eleazar Perez comes from Puebla, in Mexico.

The truck can be found on weekends from May to October in Red Hook, in Brooklyn.

The Vendy Awards started in 2005. They are organized by the Street Vendor Project, which works for vendor rights.

Other winners include Melt Bakery for best dessert, Phil's Steaks as Rookie of the Year, Cinnamon Snail for the People's Taste award, and Lumpia Shack as Best Market Vendor.

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