The Great Food Truck Derby 2017

The Great Food Truck Derby 2017

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.



  1. Ron Leyba
    August 16, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    This is something special! A nice place and gathering. Love it!

  2. August 16, 2017 / 11:50 am

    How fun, we have so many food trucks in our area. I have never ventured over to any of them, I really need to! They get so creative with what they sell because of the competition!

  3. Jennifer Seigler l Life of a Southern Mom
    August 16, 2017 / 7:09 am

    What a great foodie event! I would let go of any diet just to be able to experience something like that! I wish they had a food truck derby in an area close to where I live. My husband and my sons would be the first to get there.

  4. Julie Syl
    August 16, 2017 / 3:16 am

    Wow!! That’s looks so fun and enjoyable. I really want to try food truck someday. Love it!!

  5. August 15, 2017 / 2:55 am

    I saw your post in instagram and had to come and read the post. I am so jealous and wish I had gone. I would not be able to choose which ones to try though!

  6. August 15, 2017 / 2:51 am

    wow, that looks fun! That’s the kind of event I would love to go to. Thanks for sharing!

  7. August 15, 2017 / 2:12 am

    I am so jealous! This sounds absolutely amazing. I would have loved to just eat all day! Cheesesteaks are mine and my husband’s favorite! What a delicious event!

  8. August 15, 2017 / 1:23 am

    I have a weakness for food trucks. I just went to one Saturday and it was ALL About ramen. So good!

  9. August 15, 2017 / 1:11 am

    My goodness it looks like there was a lot of tasty things to eat! I love food truck festivals!

  10. Our Family World
    August 14, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    What a fun, fun event that was! I have never been to one but it does look like you did have a good time, and good food of course. I was reading the menu offered by the different food trucks and everything sounds delicious! I wish we had activities like that in our area!

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