I had the pleasure of attending the 5th annual Food Truck Derby held at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Friday, August 19 sponsored by Edible East End. This is my second Derby and on both occasions, we were lucky to experience beautiful, warm weather. My husband, daughter, and I arrived early for the VIP hour which began at 3:30pm. We were glad to see that we were one of the first guests to arrive, and quickly took advantage of the opportunity to go to each Food Truck and make our choices.
The Food Trucks at event were Blondies Bake Shop, Eat Me Drink Me, Pizza Luca, Rolling Smoke Grill, The Sea Bean Natural Food Co., Hampton Coffee Co. Mobile Espresso Unit, Nice Buns Slamming Sliders, Whole Le Crepe, Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks, Noah’s on the Road, The Inn Spot…Out!, Elegant Eats, Anewyoricanthing, Chiki-Wawa, CYNFULFOOD catering, Island Empanada, and Bynumonwheels- Hush Bistro Food Truck. Passed snacks included COPIA Gluten Free Granola from COPIA Granola, chips from Rob’s Brands, and Chocolate Szauce and maple walnuts from Old School Favorites.
Our top picks included the Cheesesteak Sliders from Chider’s Cheesesteaks, Kickin’ Chicken from The Inn Spot…Out!, the Smore’s crepe from Whole Le Crepe, and the Triple Threat Brownie (a three layer brownie with chocolate chip cookie, Oreo, and brownie).
Beverages featured were Brooklyn Brewery, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Sweet’tauk Lemonade, Wölffer Estate Vineyard, GuS – Grown-up Soda, Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits, Manhattan Beer Distributors. My favorite was the fresh Pink Lemonade by Sweet’tauk that was more tart than sweet. My husband’s favorite was the draft beer by Coney Island Brewing Co.
Aspects we loved this year were that there was tented seating, plenty of games and space to run around, and we felt that the food portions were spot on. In fact, all three of us were so full upon leaving at about 5:30pm. I really wanted to have some coffee from Hampton Coffee Company and another crepe, but I literally would have been forcing myself to eat and drink which is never a good thing. There was certainly plenty of food to go around for all guests!
VIP admission was $100, and general admission was $65 and lasted from 4 to 6 pm. Ticket price included one serving at every food truck and three drinks for adults and four truck tastes and one drink for children under 12 (children were $20/each). VIP event goers received a gift bag that included a hardcover cookbook. We received two cookbooks: one on brewing craft beer, and the second was based on old-fashioned methods of baking bread.
Entertainment at the event was by The Shockwaves and Blocks, Trucks + Art.