It's become as competitive as the 4-H judging at the New York State Fair, but instead of an expert determining the winner, all fairgoers can pick the winner. The annual Taste NY Food Truck Competition returns this year with 39 trucks offering samples of their signature dishes.

Each truck creates sample sizes of their entrees, fairgoers purchase the samples for $3 and then vote for their favorites via text.  The two-day competition will feature 20 trucks each day, Sunday and Monday, September 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The top 3 each day wins Aldi Gift Certificates.


Three returning champions are in this year's field; The Meatball Truck from Rochester, Smokin Pete’s BBQ from Dresden, and Silo Food Truck from Ithaca.  2 trucks from Rome will also take part in the event; Come Fry With Me and Saritas. Here's a list of the trucks, their signature offering, and the day they will compete


Day 1, Sunday, September 1

  • Skippy's Ice Cream of Liverpool: Trash Can Sundae
    Nancy's of Woodstock Artisanal Creamery of Woodstock: Baked Alaska
    Glazed and Confused of Syracuse: Dizzy Pig
    Smoothies Plus of Rochester: Mango Pineapple Smoothie
    Rapidz Restaurant of Massena: Slider
    Come Fry With Me of Rome: Classic Poutine
    The Chef & the Truck (Chef 4 Rent) of Baldwinsville: Pulled Pork Chili Waffle Cone
    WingNutz (Roc City Sammich) of Rochester: Cheesy-Bacon Chicken Bowl
    GV Street Food of Belfast: Fried Spicy Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich
    Over the Moon Grilled Cheese of Alpine: This Little Piggy
    Potato Skin Express of East Syracuse: Thai Sesame Crunch
    Bob Barkers of Cicero: Bacon Cheddar Dog
    Tonzi's Catering Company of Auburn: Deep Fried Chicken Riggies
    Pinkies Barbeque and Catering LLC of Binghamton: BBQ Chicken w/ Strawberry Spinach Salad
    Via Napoli Express of Liverpool: TBD
    Roll'n Deep of Rochester: Garbage Roll
    Abbott's Frozen Custard of Rochester: Chocolate Almond Custard
    Papa Gallo Taco Truck of Fayetteville: Al Pastor Taco
    The Baked Potato Express of Liverpool: Mac and Cheese Baked Potato
    Chef's Catering of Rochester: TBD

Day two Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)

  • Smokey Legend BBQ of Glen Aubrey: Beef Brisket
    Byblos Street Grill of Syracuse: TBD
    Smokin Pete's BBQ of Penn Yan: Loaded Pulled Pork Tator Tots
    Sarita's of Rome: Savory Beef Empanada
    Cue-Dogs of Cicero: Cheese Dog
    The Meatball Truck of Rochester: Meatballs
    Pascarella's Catering of Liverpool: Bacon Cheeseburger Eggroll
    Limp Lizard of Syracuse: Smoked Turkey Slider
    Wolf's Patio Pizza of Liverpool: Pepperoni Pizza
    PB & J's Streetside Café of Syracuse: Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
    Glen Edith Coffee of Rochester: Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
    Silo Food Truck of Ovid: TBD
    Pig Vycious BBQ of Binghamton: The Suben - Beef Brisket Sandwich
    3.21 Salads of Oswego: Taco Salad
    That's What's Up of Liverpool: TBD
    Macarollin of Rochester: Maryland Crab Mac
    Stockyard BBQ of Morrisville: Pulled Pork Slider
    LadyBug Lunchbox of Syracuse: Cajun Chicken Sandwich
    Blueberries and Lace Dessert Truck of Central Square: Brownie

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