The 2013 Nashville Street Food Awards – Where You Can Be a Judge!


2013 Nashville Street Food Awards

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Noon – 5 pm
Centennial Park


The 2nd annual “Nashville Street Food Awards” is almost upon us so put on your eating pants! Featuring more than 20 of Nashville’s mobile vendors, the friendly competition will have a panel of judges sampling blind entries in a variety of categories, and customers voting for the “People’s Choice Award”.

Categories include:

Best Taco
Best Between Bread
Best Smoked
Best Dessert
Best Hot Nashville
Best Vegetarian
Best Deep Fried
Best Drink
Best Yazoo
Best Olive & Sinclair

The single highest scoring dish over all categories will be named Best of the Best.

The event is free and open to the public of all ages, and customers will have the opportunity to purchase food from any of the trucks. Menus will include both regular items and small ‘tastes’, so you have room in your belly to sample several!

Participating trucks include Biscuit Love Truck, Crepe A Diem, Deg Thai, Delta Bound, Doughworks, Hoss’ Loaded Burgers, The Grilled Cheeserie, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Julia’s Bakery, The Mobile Chef, Moovers and Shakers, Music City Pie Co., Pappy’s Mobile Café, Riffs Fine Street Food, The Rolling Feast, Slow Hand Coffee, Smokin’ Thighs, Smoothie King, Sum Yum Yum, Two Guys in a Lunchbox, The Waffle Boss, and Wrappers Delight.

 Food Truck Awards 2012 popsicles

The “Desserts” round of judging at the 2012 Nashville Street Food Awards

Last year I had an absolute blast judging the “BBQ”, “Hot” and “Dessert” categories. I can still vividly remember Delta Bound’s BBQ slider with fried pickles and Deg Thai’s mango sticky rice, two of my favorites of the day.

While I’m super sad that I won’t be able to attend the event this year (Chicago bound on Friday!), I am happy to announce that I’m holding a contest to give one of my readers my judging spot!

Adventurous eaters are encouraged to enter, as you’ll be required to taste and judge entries from a few assigned categories, and you won’t find out which ones until you arrive on site that day. Your judging time will be from 12 (noon) – 1:30 pm on Saturday, so make sure your calendar is clear for that time before you enter.

To enter, all you have to do is this:

~Contest Closed~

Congratulations to the winner!

#22 Christina V


1. Leave a comment telling me about the best food truck dish you’ve had in Nashville. -OR- Is there a street food you’ve had in another city that you would love to see made here by one of our very own? Tell me about that!

For up to 2 additional entries, you can do either or both of the following. Note: You must leave a separate comment for each optional entry.

2.  Follow me on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “Want to be a judge at the Nashville Street Food Awards on Saturday?! @betheats is giving away a judging spot!”, then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  Like Eat.Drink.Smile. on Facebook and come back and tell me you did so (or just tell me you already do if that’s the case!)


Contest ends on Thursday, October 31st at NOON CDT. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the name here on the blog. If they don’t respond within 24 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!