08/10/2010 03:46 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Battle of the Best Street Food: NYC's 2010 Vendy Award Finalists

Thousands of street food vendors drive into New York City every day to compete for the appetites of millions of New Yorkers. But, every year, only five get a special shout out, a shout out that puts their cart or food truck on the map, a shout out that proves that they are one of the very best.

Meet the just-announced finalists for the 2010 NYC Vendy Awards. Food. Curated. had the opportunity to film and interview them over the past few days to see their dishes and their small kitchens up close. Come learn about their secrets and find out what drives their passion to create memorable, I-can't-wait-to-come-back-for-more street food.

1. Schnitzel & Things

Owners: Oleg Voss & Gene Voss
Type of Food: Austrian cuisine with a new American twist
Location: Check their twitter for location

2. Patacon Pisao

Owners: Liliana Velasquez and Adolfo Gonzalez
Type of Food: Venezuelan street food
Location: 413 W. 202nd St. between 9th and 10th Avenues, Manhattan

3. The King of Falafel & Shwarma

Owner: Fares "Freddy" Zeidaies
Type of Food: Middle Eastern
Location: 30th St and Broadway, Astoria

4. The Bistro Truck

Owner: Yassir Z. Raouli
Type of food: Moroccan-Mediterranean Bistro
Location: 5th Avenue between 16th and 17th Street, Manhattan

5. El Rey del Sabor

Owners: "Rosa" Ofelia Cardoso and "Vilio" Viliulfo Cardoso
Type of Food: Puebla-style Mexican
Location: 49th and Park, Manhattan

Tickets to this year's Sixth Annual NYC Vendy Awards can be purchased on the website:

Happy eating and thanks for watching food. curated.