Dessertbuzz | 2012 Vendy Awards dessert category: Melt Bakery wins it!


2012 Vendy Awards dessert category: Melt Bakery wins it!

17 Sep 2012, Posted by Niko in Melt Bakery

Melt Bakery the 2012 Vendy Awards Dessert winner

Saturday was the 8th annual Vendy Awards on Govenor’s Island and Piaztlan Authentic Mexican won the coveted (savory-centric) Vendy Cup.  However, I was happy to see Melt Bakery finally take home the best dessert vendor prize.  It was a beautiful day for the event–sunny, but not too warm–perfect for stuffing yourself silly for 5 hours!

Peach ice cream with brown butter bourbon shortbread cookies

Melt Bakery arrived with an entire cart full of mini versions of their signature artisanal ice cream sandwiches. My two favorites were the  malted chocolate rum ice cream with “crackly” chocolate cookie (pictured above) and peach ice cream with brown butter bourbon shortbread cookies (pictured below).

The owners of Melt Bakery Julian Plyter and Kareem Hamady

Andy's Italian ices and expresso bar chocolate creme ice with pretzels

Andy’s Italian ices also impressed me with their light and flavorful ices.  I tried three different ices and my favorite was the chocolate “cream-ice” with chocolate covered pretzel balls.  Salty-sweet is always a winner and after eating all day the lighter ice-based dessert was a welcome break.

Coolhaus dirty mint chip ice cream with double chocolate sea salt cookie

Coolhaus brought three fantatsic ice cream and cookie combinations.  My favorite was dirty mint chip ice cream with double chocolate sea salt cookie.  Despite their well rehearsed acceptance speech they didn’t win this year–hopefully they’ll be back for a another chance.

Monsieur Singh Lassi

Monsiuer Singh Lassi brought lassi frozen pops and mini-drinks.  They should get an award for coolest packaging, everybody was commenting on how much they liked these little jars.  What’s lassi? A blend of probiotic yogurts and spices and other ingredients.  They tasted a bit like kefir or other drinkable yogurts but with more flavor.

Imperial woodpecker Sno-Balls

DessertBuzz favorite Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls brought three different snow cones in mini format.  My favorite was the Mardi Gras King Cake.  Visit their shop where they have dozens of different flavors and a few different options for toppings including condensed milk.

La belle torte dessert truck's cannoli

The La Belle Torte Truck had a few things that I really liked–their signature cannoli and their frozen hot chocolate.  The frozen hot chocolate wasn’t sweet at all and had a nice chocolate flavor.

The event was a fun day all around

Follow DessertBuzz on Twitter for more updates.  More info below on how to visit all the great dessert trucks from the Vendy’s.  for more coverage of the Savory trucks visit Gothamist.

Chef/Owner(s): Julian Plyter & Kareem Hamady

Twitter: @meltbakery

Schedule: Highline daily 11AM-8PM


Chef/Owner(s): Neesa Peterson
Twitter: @imperialsno
Schedule: I am open from noon-11PM everyday.


Chef/Owner(s): Natasha Case & Freya Estreller

Twitter: @CoolhausNY @Coolhaus


Chef/Owner(s): Andrew Miscioscia

Twitter: @andysitalianices
Schedule: Check Facebook & Twitter


Chef/Owner(s): Joe & AnnMarie Glaser


Twitter:  @LaBellaTorte

Schedule: Monday to Wednesday on the West Prominade on Roosevelt Island and Thursday – Saturday – in Williamsburg No. 6th between Wythe & Berry


Chef/Owner(s): Karan Gera

Years in business: 2.5 months (by September 15). Currently almost 2 months

Where they’re from: India

Schedule: 12PM-6PM. We go to a new location posted daily on our facebook and twitter pages

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