2016 Motif Food Truck Awards Winners!


In a burst of activity unusual for a Monday evening, the rooftop of a public parking garage in Pawtucket came to life for the first ever, hopefully annual RI Food Truck Awards. Created by Motif and FoodTrucksIn, the awards featured beer, hula hooping, face and body painting by Art on the Spot, juggling and magic by Marvelous Marvin, puppy love from PARL, mind blowing performaces by Hott Boyz and Sasquatch and the Sick-A-Billys and, of course, food trucks. There were a number of surprises in an evening hosted by Virginia Dunleavy and Eric Weiner. The evening was dominated by the granddaddy of food trucks, Haven Brothers, but a lot of reader love came out for new dogs on the block Gastros. Here’s a full rundown of who you picked in each category. Thank you to all who came out and voted, and who create mobile food!

Best Burger
Haven Brothers


Best Grilled Cheese
Championship Melt

Best Asian Cuisine
Mama Kim’s Korean BBQ

Best BBQ
Eddie’s BBQ

Best Sandwich-Like Object

Best Ethnic Food

Best Hot Dog / Sausage

Best Wings
Citizen Wing

Best Mexican Food
Poco Loco Tacos

Best Healthy Food
The Salad Man & Juice Bar

Most Unique Truck
Like No Udder

Best Greasy / Guilty Food
Haven Brothers

Best Dessert
JoJo’s Cupcakes

Favorite New Truck
Open Season

Best Graphics
Open Season

Best Late-Night Truck
Haven Brothers

Best Not-Quite-Truck

Best Service
Rocket Fine Street Food

Best Culinary Presentation
Rocket Fine Street Food

Best Gourmet Food
Noble Knots

Best Winter Warrior
Poco Loco Tacos

Best Summer Truck
Del’s Lemonade

Best Location
Carousel at Roger Williams Park

Favorite Truck 2nd Runner Up

Favorite Truck 1st Runner Up
Rocket Fine Street Food

Favorite Food Truck
Haven Brothers

See the pics here!

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