Boston beat out most of its competition last Saturday, when the very first showdown between food trucks belonging to the two New England states - Boston and New York City, happened. Vying for the best mobile eateries in their respective categories, the so-called "Food Truck Throwdown" showcased fourteen of today's hottest on-the-go vendors along the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway near the North End.
In all, there were nine categories in which all of the participants competed, including Best Food Truck Design (won by Roxy's Grilled Cheese), Best Sandwiches, Best Asian-themed food offerings, and the like.
The panel of judges consisted of a steak house owner from Boston, two food bloggers from Boston and New York and a local executive chef. Beantown's very own Lobsta Lover earned the distinction of having the "Best Sandwich" among all of its competitors. The event was conceptualized by local and Kickass Cupcakes owner Sara Ross. She said that the idea came to her after seeing the growth of food trucks mulling about the city.
Despite its narrow streets and limited number of parking spots in and around the city, Boston boasts of food trucks that serve delectable alternatives and add on to the city's fusion of flavors.
Read more about the competition here.