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The Des Moines Arts Festival (DMAF) prides our culinary 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.

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East Food Court

Located on Locust, in between 12th & 10th Street
El Burrito Loco
Homemade Mexican cuisine loaded with flavor. Menu items include: chicken or steak burritos and quesadillas, Mexican street corn, and fresh fruit cups.

Get Loaded
Get Loaded serves great Angus Burgers loaded several different ways and Fries topped with amazing combinations that you will tell strangers to go try!

International Foods
Let your taste buds travel around the world at International Foods. Menu items include: Maryland crab cake, Spanish paella, chicken divine, gyro, chicken kabob, and Greek salad.

Jambo African Cuisine
Specializing in East African cuisines, Jambo African Cuisine offers Beef samosa, Grilled chicken or steak kababs, along with a vegetarian option

Pacific RimNoodles

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

Puerco Loco & Caribbean Style Pina Colada
Come to Puerco Loco for a combination of typical Puerto Rican Street food, commonly served fruit juices, and Piña Coladas.

Providing the highest quality coffee, tea, and Asian delicacies. Menu items include honey lemonade, onigiri, dalgona cookies and more.

Yannis Grill
Delicious Mediterranean gyros! Menu items include: lamb, steak, chicken, or veggie gyros, baklava, and homemade tiramisu.

West Food Court

Located on 15th Street in between Locust Street and Grand Avenue.
Big Mama’s severs a variety of hot Italian sandwiches and appetizers.

Caribbean Kitchen
Caribbean cuisine to satisfy your taste buds. Menu items include: Caribbean Cubano sandwich, jerk chicken sandwich, curry chicken rice bowl, jerk chicken or pork rice bowl, and mango chicken rice bowl.

Greek Flame Foods
Mediterranean food lovers, this is the place for you! Menu items include: lamb or chicken gyros, Grecian sampler platter, Greek salad, and gyro fries.

Hotsy Totsy
Hot delicious tots with fun flavor combinations can be found here! Menu items include: BBQ pork tots, loaded spud tots, parmesan truffle tots, and buffalo chicken tots.

Karam’s Grill
Karam’s Grill presents a mix of Gyros, Shawarma, Falafel wraps, and platters for all Mediterranean lovers.

Mai's Noodle Express
Teriyaki Chicken, noodles, egg rolls and crab rangoons!

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.

Roadside Tacos
Street tacos to make you drool! Menu items include: tacos, loaded nachos, and walking tacos.

Scimeca’s Italian Sausage & Sugar Daddy’s Lemonade
Your stop for all things Italian sausage! Menu items include: ½ lb. Italian sausage with peppers and onions and a jumbo beef hot dogs. Don't forget a freshly squeezed lemonade, limeade, cherry lemonade, and cherry limeade.

The Big Red Food Truck
Do you like seafood and tacos? This is the perfect stop for you! Menu items include: Shon's famous fried taco, lobster ravioli bites, jumbo walking taco boat, and the fabulous fish taco.

Sweets & Treats around the Festival

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!

B's. Dough Co.
Enjoy an assortment of Mini Doughnuts, at BS. Dough Co. From fruity pebbles to cookies and cream doughnuts BS Dough Co can fill your sweet treat needs.

Coffee & Nosh
Flavorful bowls and coffee, including the fajita steak bowl, urban farmer bowl, avocado bowl, lattes, and a sparkling lavender lemonade.

Dipped in Chocolate
Everything dipped in chocolate! Including cookie dough, bananas, and New York style cheesecake.

Kona Ice of Central Iowa
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.

Otte’s Kettle Korn
A fan favorite! Menu items include: kettle korn and sweet, refreshing lemonade.

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. Ice cream flavors include: vanilla, black raspberry, knee deep in chocolate, morning coffee delite, salted caramel, and cookie dough, along with non-dairy cookie butter.

The Outside Scoop
The Outside Scoop, small batch from scratch, homemade hard scooped ice cream. Flavors include: salty caramel, goat cheese & roasted cherry, Dutch letter, dark chocolate brownie, blueberry lemonade, vanilla, and (vegan) raspberry sorbet.

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

2022 On-Site Beverages

Diet Coke
Gold Peak Sweet Tea
Dasani Water

Important Links for Vendors

Please review the Iowa Food Safety and Protection Task Force guide lines:
Please note: City of Des Moines temporary food license fees are $50.

Please review the City of Des Moines Fire Safety Rules and Regulations

If you are a food truck/trailer operator, please closely review the City of Des Moines Mobile Food Vendor rules/regulations:

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