There are a lot of perks to being the editor of Edible Long Island and Edible East End. I get to actually work for Edible—a dream!—and I also get to eat and drink a lot of delicious things under the guise of “research.” (It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.) I also get to steal a sneak peek at the menu of Edible East End’s Food Truck Derby, so I know exactly what everyone will be serving when the event returns for its 6th year on Friday, August 11 in Bridgehampton.
Here’s what I can’t wait to eat and drink:
1. Triple Threat Brownies
That’s right; Blondie’s Bake Shop will be serving up what they call the “Neil Patrick Harris” of baked goods: A chocolate chip cookie stacked with an oreo and a brownie. Why have one treat when you can have three?
Philadelphia is a lot further than Bridgehampton—and I heard more than a few people at last year’s Derby deeming Chiddy’s CheeseSteaks even better than ones they previously enjoyed in Philly. Don’t take my word for it though; try one of Chiddy’s cheesy, beefy masterpieces for yourselves.
Nobody does fries better than Eat Me, Drink Me. Theirs are always hand-cut and fried to perfection. Want a pro tip? If they offer you spicy mayo as a topping, take it. You’ll never settle for plain ketchup on your fries ever again.
4. Beignets Two Ways
Hola, NOLA! No Derby would be complete without a taste of the Big Easy—and this year, Eat Me, Drink Me is ready to deliver the flavor with not one, but two different beignets! They’ll be serving up both Nutella- and raspberry-filled beignets, and I’m already sweating over how I’m going to choose just one.
5. Pulled Chicken Sliders
No pork? No problem. These pulled chicken sliders—by Elegant Eats—are sinfully delicious and (believe it or not) actually pretty healthy! Pair them with Elegant Eats’ other Derby offerings: Hummus (Regular or Chipotle) with pita, and their famous Hulk Salad, filled with lots of local greens.
6. Roast Pork with Spicy, Garlic Aioli Slaw Sliders
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Nobody does Puerto Rican cuisine like ANEWYORICANTHING—and I’m getting hungry just thinking about what they’ll be serving up at our Derby. From Roast Pork Sliders to Tres Leche Cupcakes, this is one food truck you’ll want to visit early, while your stomach still has its game face on.
7. Pizza (Approved by Martha Stewart)
A general rule I tend to follow: If it’s good enough for Martha, it’s good enough for me. This is especially true when it comes to Pizza Luca, our Derby’s resident pizza truck—and a favorite of Martha’s (Ms. Stewart’s, if you’re nasty). Don’t leave Bridgehampton without trying their Pizza Margherita, and marveling over how they managed to build a wood-burning-oven into the bed of a pick-up truck.
8. Sloppy Joe Sliders
Are you a fan of nice buns? (Who isn’t?) Nice Buns Slammin’ Sliders serves up some of the East End’s finest. Grab some napkins and dig into their Sloppy Joes this Friday.
9. Beer BQ Pulled Pork Sliders
Oh, Noah’s on the Road. I could write a sonnet about Noah’s tacos, salads, and sliders. Instead, I’ll just tell you to save room for their Beer BQ Pulled Pork Sliders, served with coleslaw on a Martin’s bun. Farm-to-Food-Truck done right.
New to the Food Truck Derby this year is Opa on the Go, and I couldn’t be happier. For its inaugural event the food truck, which specializes in Greek and classic fare, will be serving both Lamb and Beef Gyros and Spanokopita. I plan on enjoying both—while trying in earnest to make #MyBigFatGreekFoodTruckDerby happen.
Spoiler Alert: Dreesen’s Famous Donuts will be serving Dreesen’s Famous Donuts! (And they’re famous for a reason.) Choose from their 3 original recipe donuts—plain, powdered sugar & cinnamon—and know you’re in good company if you want to find a way to try all three.
Now here’s an epic victory for epicureans: The Walrus and The Carpenter’s Traveling Oyster Company. Yes, really. An oyster truck! Stop by for oysters and clams on the half-shell. I’ll be the blonde woman loitering outside, waiting like a seagull for leftovers.
13. Cheese & Charcuterie
If a genie came to me with 3 wishes, this is what I’d ask for: health (for me and my family), happiness (for me and my family), and a truck full of cheese (just for me). King Andrew Cheese is making that last wish happen. At our Derby, they’ll be serving flights of cheese and charcuterie with jam, pickle, and honey pairings.
14. Iced Coffee
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Eating is a lot of work, so it’s important to stay hydrated. There’s no more delicious way than with Hampton Coffee Company iced coffee! (And don’t give me that whole “But caffeine actually dehydrates you” thing; we all know that’s #FakeNews.)
Yes way, rosé! Wainscott Main will be at our Derby, pouring red, white, and rosé. Be sure to stop by for a sip and to say hi to Wainscott Main’s own Chimene Macnaughton. She knows her stuff (and her stuff is, always, excellent).
16. Oyster Lager
Want some beer to go with your pizza/sliders/donuts? Of course you do. Blue Point Brewing Company‘s got your back. They’ll be at our Derby, serving their famous Toasted Lager, Oyster Lager, and Prop Stopper IPA.
Did all of that make you hungry/thirsty? Then join us at our 6th Annual Food Truck Derby this Friday, August 11 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person for adults and $20 per person for children. All tickets are available for purchase now on the event’s website.