On Friday, August 10th from 4-7pm, Edible East End presented the seventh annual Food Truck Derby at Hayground School in Bridgehampton. Trucks from Manhattan to Montauk came together for an early evening of mobile eats, local wine, craft beer and more. Despite the unpredictable weather forecast, the afternoon turned out to be so beautiful and we as a family certainly came hungry. This is one of our favorite events to go to together as it is so family friendly, and there is always plenty to do and food and beverages to try.
Participating food trucks included Anewyoricanthing, Billie Jean’s Grill, Bistro Mobile Kitchen, Blondie’s Bake Shop, Cheese Kings, Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks, Dressen’s Famous Donuts Truck, Eat Me Drink Me, Elegant Eats, Good Eats Grill Food Truck, Hampton Coffee Co., King Andrew Cheese, Nice Buns Slammin’ Sliders, Noah’s on the Road, Pizza Luca, OPA! On the Go, Promobile Kitchen, The Long Island Shucking Truck, The Sea Bean Natural Foods Co., and Whole Le Crepe.
Notable food plates included Cheesesteak Sliders by Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks, a Pimento Cheese Burger by Good Eats Grill Food Truck, a Reuben Slider by Nice Buns Slammin’ Sliders, Lentil Tacos by Elegant Eats, S’mores Crepes by Whole Le Crepe, Mixed Berry Crumb Pie by Blondie’s Bake Shop, Fish Tacos by The Sea Bean Natural Foods Co., and a Domestic and European Cheese Plate by King Andrew Cheese.
My personal favorites were the Black Truffle Fries by Eat Me Drink Me, Inc.; and Yellowfin Tuna Poke by Bistro Mobile Kitchen by Harbor Bistro.
I always love to stop at Hampton Coffee Co., one of my favorite coffee spots in the Hamptons, who was serving their iced and hot coffee. A great coffee pairing is a Dreesen’s Famous Donut. My favorite is their Cinnamon Sugar!
Beverages included Blue Point Brewing Company, Health-Ade Kombucha, Moët Hennessy, Tröegs Independent Brewing, and Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits. A snack my son loved were the Vegan Rob’s puffs. There were also juice boxes with The Incredibles characters. My son and daughter met many other children during the event and had a wonderful time relaxing in the shade and watching the Trapeze performers and class adjacent to the event.
There were also plenty of benches and field games for families. My son loved to play in the field (this was his first time at the Derby!). My daughter and I loved to play with the bean bag toss. Live entertainment was provided by The Shockwaves.
In an effort to give back to the local community, the event benefitted Hayground schoolyard projects in the region, which provide culinary arts training for local kids.