So I had an awesome family day this past Saturday at Penn Treaty Park in Philadelphia. We went to the Vendy Awards – an annual competition between the local food trucks to determine the best of the best.

Tide was a sponsor and they came with their Stainbulence which was there to help with stain emergencies! They brought their new Tide to Go Stain Eraser.  Which was totally fitting.  Because if you’re spending four hours outdoors eating greasy food cart food, you’re bound to experience a spill or two.

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 We tried all sorts of tasty treats including these Beer Battered Cheese Curds from Cow and the Curd.  Not exactly low fat but oh-so-delicious.  The kids loved it and I loved the idea of the fried cheese curd.  I’ve been to Wisconsin a few times and had cheese curds and love this twist you can now get on the streets of Philly. 

And man did I love this tofu from Poi Dog Philly.  We had the pork belly tacos from them too but as a former vegetarian, I just love a good tofu dish and this was fab.


Winners of the best sweet was our favorite sweet too – the Lil Pop Shop which uses local and seasonal ingredients to craft these hand-made pops.  They were so refreshing!  Our fav of the day was Lime Mint.


And then, this happened!  The kids were hysterical and loved pointing out that Mom had sat down in bird poo!


So of course I headed off to the Stainbulence and the stain came right up with the Stain Eraser!


Such a great day.  Other winners included the King of Falafel – who has had a food cart truck in Philly at 16th and JFK for something like 20 years?  Amazing!  He won the Vendy Cup.  Also Cow and the Curd won the Messiest Yet Tastiest award from Tide – fun stuff!  You can see more of my photos from the day on my Instagram page.

By the way, the Vendy Awards are national!  They do them in several cities across the country.  Other than Philly, of course, if you live in New York, New Orleans, Chicago or Los Angeles, you should check out when they are coming to your area!



Disclaimer: I was hired as a Tide Ambassador to attend the Vendy Awards and share my experiences via social media live during the event. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. That looks like a blast! I love that food carts have caught on – they’re just so fun! Everything looks delicious, and thank goodness the bird poo came out. Ew!

  2. Tide to the rescue! I am so hard on white pants too!

  3. Looks like a fun day! I need to have a stain pen on me at all times. Haha!

  4. Looks like so much fun! And I cannot believe you sat in bird poo. What the perfect Tide To Go opp!


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