5 Things You Need to Know About Our Food Truck Derby

The tasting event of the summer returns to Bridgehampton on Friday, August 10.

Comin’ in hot: Edible’s own Food Truck Derby will return to Bridgehampton on Friday, August 10.

The day we’ve waited for all summer is finally here: Tomorrow—Friday, August 10—our Food Truck Derby will return to Bridgehampton for an afternoon full of food truck fun. Now in its seventh year, the Derby combines so many of the summery things we love most: food truck fare, ice cold Blue Point Brewing Company beer, local rosé from Wainscott Main, live music, and more.

Tickets are still available for tomorrow’s big event—some will even be available at the door—and start at just $65 per adult and $20 per child. Included with each ticket is one serving at every food truck and three drinks for adults, and four truck tastings and one drink for children.

Want to find out more before you commit? Here are 10 things about our Food Truck Derby that you definitely need to know.

1. Up to 20 food trucks participate each year.

Shuck yes, the Derby delivers a lot of flavorful bang for your buck.

It ain’t called a Food Truck Derby for nothing. Each year, the Derby brings up to 20 food trucks to Bridgehampton’s Hayground School for a moveable feast sure to delight everyone who attends.

On the roster this year are: Anewyoricanthing (serving truffle yucca fries); Blondie’s Bake Shop (serving mixed berry crumb pie); Chiddy’s Cheesesteaks (serving—you guessed it!—cheesesteak sliders); Eat Me Drink Me (serving traditional poutine and black truffle fries); Elegant Eats (serving lentil tacos and “compost pile salad”); Hampton Coffee Company (serving both hot and iced coffee, iced lattes, and iced tea); Nice Buns Slammin Sliders (serving reuben sliders and Italian chicken sliders); Noah’s on the Road (serving buffalo chicken tacos); Pizza Luca (serving up some slices of Margherita-style pizza); OPA! on the Go (serving gyros); Dreesen’s Famous Donuts (serving three different flavors of donuts); Whole Le Crepe (serving s’mores crepes); Billie Jean’s Grill (serving bite-sized lobster rolls); Bistro Mobile Kitchen (serving yellowfin tuna poke); King Andrew Cheese (serving cheese and charcuterie); Good Eats Grill Food Truck (serving buttermilk fried chicken bites, pimento cheese burgers, and steak fries); The Sea Bean Natural Foods Co. (serving fish tacos); and Promobile Kitchen (serving arepa—four different ways).

Already hungry? Us too.

2. There will be beer. And wine. And soda. And kombucha.

Pro Tip: Don’t miss the boat—especially if that boat contains taps full of Blue Point Brewing Company beer.

Now, lest you think that the food trucks get to have all the fun, let’s talk about all the amazing beverages our Derby attracts.

This year, Derby attendees will enjoy beer from both Blue Point Brewing Company and Tröegs Independent Brewing. If you prefer grapes to grains, Wainscott Main and the Lenz Winery will be on hand with whites, reds, and rosés.

Non-alcoholic beverages will be available, too, thanks to Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and Health-Ade Kombucha. “We had such a positive experience at last year’s Derby sharing our Kombucha with attendees,” says Vanessa Dew, Health-Ade’s co-founder and COO. “We were non-stop pouring Health-Ade all evening and the setting at the Hayground school is just perfect. It was a hot day in Bridgehampton last year, and I think people enjoyed a refreshing Kombucha to complement all of the outstanding food truck eats.”

3. The setting is, like, really pretty.

Hayground or bust.

Each year, the Great Food Truck Derby takes place in beautiful Bridgehampton, on the camp grounds of Hayground School. This year’s event will begin at 4:00 p.m. (3:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders), and end at 7:00 p.m.

The setting isn’t a coincidence either: Each year, the Derby benefits the Hayground schoolyard projects in our region, which provide culinary arts training for local kids.

4. Lyft will take you there.

The dog days of summer pair well with food trucks.

We’ve got great news: This year, we’ve got something better for you than a cardboard cut-out of wheels.

We’ve teamed up with Lyft to bring you rides in minutes! Use code EDIBLE18 to redeem your free ride credit or by clicking here to have the code automatically applied once downloaded from the link. Valid for new users only.

5. Don’t be surprised if you come for the food, and leave talking about the band.

The Shockwaves will return to provide the soundtrack to our Derby.

The food trucks are obviously the star of our Derby’s show—but each year, the music really gives them a run for their money.

This year, The Shockwaves will return to Bridgehampton to provide the soundtrack to our big food truck feast. Just don’t be embarrassed—or surprised—if you wind up dancing in the middle of the field with some yucca fries in one hand and a beer in the other. These guys are known to get people moving—and it’s nothing we haven’t seen at the Derby before.

Want to join us? The Great Food Truck Derby will return to Bridgehampton tomorrow, August 10, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at this link.

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Meghan Harlow

Meghan is the editor of Edible East End and Edible Long Island.