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2021 Participating Food Vendors

We're happy to announce our participating food vendors! Those vendors who were selected from nationwide applicants are invited to join us in 2021 and we wanted to share that with you. You may have to wait a year to get your fill but we've also listed some ways to get your favorite festival bites. Check back as more vendors are to be confirmed!

We are not accepting applications for the 2021 festival.

East Food Court

Located on Locust, in between 12th & 10th Street

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!
Visit roadsidetacos.com for locations and schedule. Also available for catering or neighborhood dinner service.

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.
Located in Des Moines, currently offering carry out or delivery. Visit www.scornos.com for a menu!

Taylor Concessions
You can't go wrong with a funnel cake or fried pickles!

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

Open for carry out & limited delivery. Located in Ankeny, visit their website for menu and restaurant hours. yannisgrill.com

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.

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!). They're popping up all over the metro! Follow their FACEBOOK PAGE for upcoming pop up locations.

Hotsy Totsy
Hot delicious tots with fun flavor combinations can be found here! Menu items include: Buffalo Chicken Tots, Truffle Tots, Loaded Baked Potato Tots, and BBQ Brisket Tots. Get your tots and other yummy menu items while they're out and about. Find out pop up locations on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

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.
Offering Kurbside Kona. Visit their Facebook page for stop details.

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. Visit their restaurant, open Monday-Saturday at 2811 SE 14th or online.

Mjay’s Asian A La Carte
Classic and delicious Asian flavors. Menu items include: eggrolls, spring rolls, crab rangoons, chicken fried rice, beef fried rice, and bubble tea.
Offering catering for events/parties. Give them a call at (515) 996-5297. Look for an Mjay's Food Truck soon!

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.

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, Jumbo Walking Taco Boat, The Fabulous Fish Taco, Jamaican Jerk Grilled Shrimp Taco and Mozzarella Sticks. Not only is their food delicious but they're doing great things in the community. Learn more and find out their next pop up location online.

Wingz on Wheelz
A variety of wings and catfish filets. Don't forget your napkin!
Currently accepting to go orders for wings, tenders, catfish, shrimp, and burgers, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-7pm, located at 1817 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314. Find them on Facebook.

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!

Coffee & Nosh
Flavorful bowls and coffees, including the steak & egg bowl, bacon bowl, avocado bowl, cinnamon waffle bites, and lattes. Perfect for that brunch vibe. Located in NW Iowa, you can currently find the truck out and about. Follow them on Facebook!

Dipped in Chocolate
Everything dipped in chocolate! Including cookie dough and bananas.
Keep up to date by following them on Facebook.

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.

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. Visit them at their store front: 955 NE 56th St, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

The Outside Scoop
The Outside Scoop, small batch from scratch, homemade hard scooped ice cream.
Stores located in Indianola and Ankeny. Visit their website for shop hours and current flavors. 2 trucks are available for small events and caterings! Give them a shout! (515) 444-7864

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! Click HERE to find a retailer near!

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