Edible East End’s 4th annual Food Truck Derby was a fantastic way to start off the beautiful weekend. The event took place on the grounds of the Hayground School, adjacent to the Hayground Farmer’s Market that is held there every Fridays beginning at 3:30pm.
I loved that this event was family friendly. If you did choose to drink and were of drinking age, you were given a green wristband to wear. Each guest was entitled to one dish per food truck and three drinks. The food trucks hailed from either the East End, Westchester County or New York City. I loved that they had games in the center of the field for children such as the ring toss game and bean bag toss. My daughter, Sarah, had her picture taken with the mini wooden food truck “head in the hole” board.
In addition to the food trucks Old School Favorites and Hampton Creek (Just Cookie Dough), were passing out their own treats to patrons sitting at the picnic tables or waiting on line. Whole Foods were handing out gift bags to guests that include valuable coupons, a clear glass, and sampler pouches from Giovanni’s D:tox System Facial Care.
Below are the treats I was able to try at The Food Truck Derby:
Bridge Lane: 2013 Chardonnay
Coolhaus: Double Chocolate Chip Cookie with Tahitian Ice Cream
Eat Me Drink Me: Signature Pickle Fries with Fresh Dill, and Japanese Shichimi Fries Served with Japanese Mayo
Hampton Coffee Co.: Cold Brewed Iced Coffee
Hamptons Aristocrat: Oyster Po’boy with Clam Remoulade and Shredded Lettuce, and Corn; and Charred Corn Raviolo
Hamptons Foodie: Asian Lettuce Wraps: Chicken (or Tofu) mixed with lots of veggies in an Asian-Flavored sauce served on a lettuce leaf
The Inn Spot…Out!: Kickin’ Chicken Over Greens
Pizza Luca: Filetti made with fresh cherry tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, fresh garlic, evoo, fresh basil, Sicilian sea salt
Ponti Rossi: Rigoni Bolognese and Penne Arrabbiata
The Sea Bean Natural Foods Co.: Seasonal, Local, and Organic Fish Tacos
Sweet’tauk: Pink Lemonade over ice
I would have loved to have tried the Hickory Smoked Bacon Grilled Cheese by Grill Boys Food Truck and Nice Buns Slider (ground beef slider with bacon, cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, and sauteed onions) by Slammin’ Slider Nice Buns. The lines were growing to be long because all of the food choices were increasing in popularity and simply because everything was so delectable.
My favorites? Blondie’s Bake Shop’s Triple Threat Brownie that was oozing with that fresh baked brownie taste, straight from the oven. Well done there, and don’t mind if I track you down for the next food truck event you will be at on Long Island. My second favorites were the fries by Eat Me Drink Me, which were exploding with fresh flavor, crispy texture, and savory herbs. The best drink, in my opinion, was Hampton Coffee’s cold brew iced coffee that I sweetened with a touch of simple syrup with a splash of whole milk.
You can find some of these food trucks again, including Pizza Luca, at the Hampton Classic Horse Show.