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The Des Moines Arts Festival (DMAF) prides our food vending operations on aesthetic appeal and menu selection across the site, including two food courts and a handful of stand-alone booths. We offer our guests an eclectic variety of food to hit every taste bud. Our Food Vendors are also leading the charge in sustainability efforts by using all compostable serving materials for the over 200,000 guests who visit the DMAF each year.

East Food Court

Sponsored by GreenState Credit Union
Located on Locust, in between 12th & 10th Street

All Star Catering
A fan favorite for over 20 years, All Star Catering offers classic American foods along with Mediterranean flavors. Their wide variety of menu items include: cheese curds, corn dogs, mini donuts, fries, gyros, and chicken pitas.

Blue Thai
Enjoy a wide variety of authentic Thai food from Blue Thai. Unique and delicious flavor combinations can be found among the menu. Menu items include: a chicken pad Thai bowl, a chicken fried rice bowl, regular or avocado crab rangoons, deep fried chicken potstickers, deep fried meatballs on a stick, and pork or vegetable eggrolls.

Café Fuzion
Fuses local ingredients with exciting Southeast Asian spices. Menu items include: chicken Hawaiian fried rice combo, shanghai noodle combo, Teriyaki chicken combo, egg rolls, and crab rangoons.

Dumpling Darling
Fun, one-of-kind dumplings and so much more can be from at Dumpling Darling. Menu items include: steamed or fried dumplings, sweet potato noodles, a Korean BBQ plate, Kimchi fried rice, and edamame.

International Foods
Let your taste buds travel around the world at International Foods. Menu items include: Maryland crab cake, Spanish paella, brochette, Greek salads, char-coaled platters, and grilled chicken wraps.

Pacific Rim Noodles
Pacific flavors can be found here in the form of noodle bowls. Menu items include: a veggie noodle bowl and a veggie noddle bowl with chicken.


Roadside Tacos
Street tacos to make you drool!

Scimeca’s Italian Sausage
Your stop for all things Italian sausage! Menu items include: ½ lb. Italian sausage with peppers and onions and a jumbo beef hot dogs.

Scornos
A staple in Des Moines with family recipes and quality Italian food. Menu items include: pizza, grinders, meatball sandwiches, Wanda’s Quantis, and Love Knots.

Sugar Daddy’s Lemonade
Freshly squeezed lemonade, limeade, cherry lemonade, and cherry limeade for a warm summer’s day.

Taqueria 3 Hermanos
Freshly made tortillas and fresh flavors are what you’ll find here! Menu items include: tacos, burritos, and mangoes on a stick.

Tiki Grill
Fun menu items and a variety of flavors! Menu items include: Puka dogs, blooming onions, garbage fries, funnel cakes, and butterfly potato chips.

Yannis Grill
Delicious Mediterranean gyros! Menu items include: lamb, steak, or chicken gyros, chicken on a stick, homemade tiramisu, and homemade cannoli.

West Food Court

Located on 15th Street in between Locust Street and Grand Avenue.

Caribbean Kitchen
Caribbean cuisine to satisfy your taste buds. Menu items include: Caribbean Cubano sandwiches, chicken and sausage gumbo, Jamaican beef patties, jerk chicken rice bowls, and jerk pork or mango chicken rice bowls.

Curbin’ Cuisine
A wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, and even a fun summer drink can be found here. Menu items include: Thai chicken crunch wraps, Bulgogi beef wraps, Jamaican jerk chicken sandwiches, chicken bacon ranch wraps, and watermelon limeade.

Greek Flame Foods
Mediterranean food lovers, this is the place for you! Menu items include: gyros, Grecian sample platters, artichoke veggie platters, Pescatorre platters, and Greek salads.

Grumpy J’s Gourmet Sliders
A delicious variety of meaty sliders. Menu items include: steak burger sliders, cheesesteak sliders, grilled chicken sliders, fireball BBQ pork sliders, BBQ baked beans, and jackfruit sliders (vegetarian!).

Hotsy Totsy
Hot delicious tots with fun flavor combinations can be found here! Menu items include: BBQ pork brisket tots, buffalo chicken tots, truffle tots, loaded baked potato tots, nacho momma tots, and cheesy tots.

Kona Ice of Ames and Ankeny
They describe themselves as a tropical escape in the form of a food truck! With endless flavor possibilities, Kona Ice is the place to go to get one-of-a-kind shaved ice.

Mamma’s Tacos
Home-cooked, classic Mexican cuisine! Menu items include: deep fried flour tacos, deep fried cheese tacos, deep fried bean tacos, and Mamma Nachos.

Mema’s Italian Grinders
A wide variety of Italian sandwiches can be found here! Menu items include: the Mema grinder, three cheese meatball mema sandwich, hot sausage sandwich, chicken parmesan sandwich, Italian ham and cheese thinly, and cheese ravioli.

Mjay’s
Classic and delicious Asian flavors. Menu items include: eggrolls, spring rolls, crab rangoons, chicken fried rice, beef fried rice, and bubble tea.

Otte’s Concessions
Otte’s Concessions offers everyone’s guilty pleasure, classic American Festival treats. Menu items include: hand dipped corn dogs, funnel cakes, fresh cut fries, cheese curds, and lemonade.

The Big Red Food Truck
Do you like seafood and tacos? This is the perfect stop for you! Menu items include: Boom Boom shrimp tacos, BRT fabulous fish tacos, Jamaican jerk grilled fish tacos, fried tacos, jumbo walking taco boats, and cinnamon caramel bites.


Sweets & Treats around the Festival

Applishus
Straight from the 2018 Iowa State Fair favorite new food, Applishus is bringing their apple eggroll and classic slush.

Baja Smoothies
With the stand overflowing with fresh produce, this is the place to go for a fresh smoothie made right in front of you!

Gingers Lemonade & Coffee
Enjoy freshly squeezed lemonade, strawberry lemonade, and cold brew coffee. Ginger's is a family run business in memory of their son, Nicholas nicknamed 'Ginger'.

Otte’s Kettle Korn
Kettle Korn will always be a fan favorite! Otte's even has large bags for those that can't get enough of the perfect sweet and salty combination.

The Sweet Spot
Offering freshly cut, chocolate drizzled, fruit kabobs as a healthy amazing alternative to typical heavy fair food.

Over the Top Ice Cream
Over the Top is a must in order to enjoy a variety of homemade flavors from this family owned and operated ice cream stand. Menu items include an ice cream taco sundae and double scoops for all ice cream lovers.

The Outside Scoop
The Outside Scoop is unique with their Pink Ice Cream truck and fun flavors. Their exciting flavors include: Dutch letter, fruity pebble, salted dark chocolate brownie, lavender lemon crunch, cantaloupe, vanilla, and a vegan cucumber mint sorbet.

Thelma’s
Delicious homemade cookies with ice cream smashed in the middle, what could be better? Make sure to try the snickerdoodle ice cream sandwich, it's Great-Grandma Thelma's original recipe!

On-Site Beverages

Non-Alcoholic
Coke
Diet Coke
Sprite
Gold Peak Tea
Body Armor Peach Mango Lyte
Dasani Water

Canned Beer
Budlight
Budweiser
Stella Artois
Michelob Ultra
Sam Adams IPA
Angry Orchard Cider
Naturdays
Truly Wild Berry
O'Douls

All Tents Draft
One-Eyed Red
Grapefruit Rattler

Wine
Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde Rose Rosé
Sangria Rosa

Cocktails
Petrov Vodkin Lemonade
Frida Margarita
Franciscan Punch

West Beverage Draft Beers
CabCo One Eye Red
CabCo Grapefruit Rattler
Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA
Sam Adams Summer Ale
West O Shandy
Big Grove Wheat
Fishback & Stephenson Cider Coyote Verde
Single Speed Tip the Cow
Back Pocket Pucker Up

Iowa Craft Beer Tent

Backpocket
Gold Coin

Big Grove
IPA

Exile
Ruthie
Beatnik Sour
Dankalope
Lemon Trail

Fenders Brewing
¡Brumoso Loco!

Reunion
Juice Factory

West O
CocO Stout

Confluence
Des Moines IPA
South Side
Farmer Johns

Kalona
Aloha Iowa

Reclaimed
Rooks Breakfast Porter

Keg Creek
Apricot
Citrafiable

Millsstream
Johns White

Peace Tree
Mile Long

Fishback & Stephenson
First Crush

Wilsons
Blueberry

Court Avenue
One Eyed Red
Sassy Saison
Grapefruit Radler
Root Beer








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