The mobile food phenomenon is motoring to the Hamptons! On Friday, August 10, 4 – 7 p.m., check out The Great Food Truck Derby on the fields of the Hayground School on Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton. Normally getting your meal from an exhaust spewing rig is a treat reserved for bustling Manhattanites, but now East Enders will have the pleasure of sampling some of the best mobile food options from around the area – all in one place!
Trucks will drive in from Montauk, Westhampton, East Hampton, Southampton, Greenport, Mattituck (as well as Brooklyn and Manhattan) to park among the potato fields near the school. There will be at least 15 trucks in attendance, and the purchase of a ticket ($50) will get you a serving at every truck as well as free drinks. The trucks will bring with them a variety of on-the-go dishes including tacos, Hibachi, pizza, cupcakes, and grilled cheeses – all cooked right there on the spot!
Of particular note is Rickshaw Dumpling, which was rated by CBS New York as one of the seven best food trucks in the city and was one of the finalists for the “Vendy Awards” in 2009.
There will also be beer provided by Southampton Publick House and Brooklyn Brewery and wine provided by Wolffer Estate, Duck Walk Vineyards and Peconic Bay Winery.
Proceeds from the event benefit Hayground School and Jeff’s Kitchen, one of the first edible schoolyard projects in the region, which provides local kids with culinary arts training. For tickets visit edibleeastend.com.