The 6th annual Food Truck Derby took place at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Friday, August 11th, presented by Edible East End. The event began at 3:30pm VIP ticket holders and at 4pm for General Admission and lasted until 7pm. This was my third time attending the Food Truck Derby and by far, this was the best year yet! Everyone involved did a phenomenal and thorough job putting together such a well-organized and well-attended event. The weather was perfect, the food and beverages were plentiful, and there was something for everyone.
Adult tickets include one serving at every food truck, and three drinks for adults. For children, it includes four truck tastes and one drink. After you receive your food item, the food truck vendor marks it off on your lanyard ‘ticket.’ On the back, there is a menu that describes each of the food truck’s menu offerings. Below is that list:
Anewyoricanthing: Gandule salad with white rice, roast pork with spicy, garlic aioli slaw sliders, or tres leche cucpakes
Blondie’s Bake Shop: Triple Threat Brownie
Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks: Cheesesteaks
Eat Me Drink Me: Hand-cut Fries at the Blue Truck and Beignets Two Ways (Nutella or Summer Berry Sauce) at the Purple Truck
Elegant Eats: Hummus (regular/chipotle) served with toasted multigrain pita or Hulk Salad (baby spinach, mixed greens, shaved pear, snow peas, manchego cheese, zucchini curls, poppy seed vinaigrette) or Pulled Chicken Slider (served with sweet slaw and homemade raspberry BBQ sauce on a multi-seed roll)
Hampton Coffee Company: Local hand-roasted hot coffee, famous iced coffee, espresso and lattes
Happy as a Hamptons Clam!: Kickin’ Chicken
Nice Buns Slammin’ Sliders: Italian Chicken Slider (grilled marinated Italian chicken topped with roasted red pepper, mozzarella cheese, and a pesto aioli) or their Homemade Sloppy Joe Slider
noah’s on the road: Roasted and spiced local corn with aioli drizzle
Pizza Luca LLC: Pizza Margherita
OPA! on the go: Lamb and beef gyro and Spanokopita
Dressen’s Famous Donuts: Dressen’s Famous Donuts (choice of traditional plain, maple glaze, powdered sugar or cinnamon)
King Andrew Cheese: Flights or cheese and charcuterie with jam/pickle/honey pairings and sliced baguette, crackers, grapes
The Walrus and the Carpenter’s Traveling Oyster Company: Oysters and Clams on the 1/2 shell
Between myself and my husband, we were able to visit all but three food trucks. We were so stuffed by the end of the event! Elegant Eats I heard was excellent as was Happy as a Hamptons Clam! and The Walrus and the Carpenter’s Traveling Oyster Company. Those trucks were extraordinarily popular with lines exceeding 12-15 guests at any given time.
Our favorites this year were the cheesesteaks by Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks (very authentic to the traditional Philly cheesesteaks we had in Philadelphia), the gyros by OPA! on the go, the Triple Threat Brownie by Blondie’s Bake Shop, and the iced coffee by Hampton Coffee Company.
Event beverages were provided by Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits, Blue Point Brewing Company, La Birra di Meni serving, The Lenz Winery, Harmless Harvest, Health-Ade’s Kombucha, Purity Organic, and Elmhurst Milked.
Rob’s Brands provided complimentary bags on vegan veggie puffs such as their Brussel Sprout Puffs and Liberté Yogurt was giving out their Lavender, Coconut and Vanilla yogurts. I was so thrilled to see Liberté Yogurt at the event as it is one of my absolute favorite yogurt brands. My daughter loved their coconut yogurt and we brought home a Lavender yogurt for the next morning.
Services and information was provided by Sparkle Grill of Long Island, The Corcoran Group, Resort Lighting, and Renewal by Anderson. Resort Lighting was hosting a raffle for a lighting service and Corcoran was giving out complimentary beach balls. My daughter received one and loved it. She played with it in the pool all day on Sunday!
Live music was performed by The Shockwaves.
Read all about last year’s event here.