The Vendy Awards—NYC's Premier Street Food Competition—is returning to Governors Island on Saturday, September 17th!

Vendors will compete for the coveted Vendy Cup, along with Rookie of the Year, Best Dessert, Best Vegan and Best Market Vendor, which will all be judged by a panel of celebrity judges. The popular People's Choice Award will be determined by the crowd's vote. In 2015, fan-favorite Snow Day swept the competition, going home with both the Vendy Cup and People's Choice Award; this year, a new crop of vendors will compete for their profession's highest honor.

Tickets can be purchased here for the nation's original and most beloved street food showdown on September 17 at Governors Island.

The Vendy Awards are an annual event to benefit the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center, a membership-based organization that provides advocacy, business support and legal services for thousands of street vendors. The money raised by the events supports its organizing and advocacy work to promote street food and support the people who sell it.

This post is brought to you by the Vendy Awards.