A- A+

Fabulous Food Finds at the World Food & Music Festival

Cultural Food at World Food & Music Festival

September 17, 2019

This year’s World Food & Music Festival from September 20-22 is sure to ignite your taste buds with these five food finds! Chamo, D’s Delectables, Jose’s Tacos, Lumpia & Co. and Mrs. Eggroll all have unique offerings you won’t want to miss. Stop by their booths located in the 13th Street and Grand Avenue area of The Festival to try out their $1 taste items, as well as their other menu items for no more than $6!



Chamo will offer Venezuelan cuisine such as Catera Arepa (chicken served with cheddar cheese and avocado), as well as Domino (vegetarian arepa with black beans and white cheese) and Vegan Domino (served with black beans and vegan cheese), among other options. Try the Frescolita, a Venezuelan strawberry soda.

$1 Taste Item


D’s Delectables**


D’s Delectables serves 12-inch crepes filled with blends of sauces, creams and fruit. From a Chicken & Chorizo Crepe to a S’mores Crepe Plate, there are several items to try at this new Festival food vendor.

$1 Taste Item

Blueberry or Chocolate Blintz Crepe

Jose’s Tacos**


Try a $3 taco at Jose’s Tacos! Or for a bit more, taste a savory burrito, quesadilla, Mex Philly Sandwich or Mex Loaded Potatoes.

$1 Taste Item

Alambres (steak, bacon, bell peppers, onions and cheese)

Lumpia & Co.**


At Lumpia & Co. you’ll find Pork Belly Tocino, Java Garlic Fried Rice & Lumpia, along with Turon (banana and jackfruit dusted with brown sugar, rolled in spring roll wrapper and fried) and Gulaman (jelly-like dessert).

$1 Taste Item


Mrs. Eggroll


Bacon Crab Rangoon and the Fried Fire Rice Ball are a few of the Vietnamese options at Mrs. Eggroll.

$1 Taste Item

Curry Chicken Strip

** New in 2019

Find directions and parking info for The Festival or see a complete list of food vendors.

The 2019 World Food & Music Festival will also include both culinary and cultural discovery experiences, a fruit adventure tent, a cooking challenge, meal packaging for those in need of food assistance with Meals from the Heartland, a top food vendor People’s Choice Contest and a naturalization ceremony for the U.S. District Court. See complete programming info, as well as an entertainment lineup so you can plan your visit. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to rock out with headliners like The Maytags, B2wins and Vertical Horizon!

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is a growing, vibrant community that offers the energy, sophistication, housing and attractions of a burgeoning city with a brilliant future. It’s also easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.

Colleen Murphy

Colleen Murphy is former downtown events director at the Greater Des Moines Partnership and blogs about major events in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Murphy oversaw the World Food & Music Festival, DSM Book Festival, Out to Lunch and Holiday Promenade in the Historic East Village, as well as worked as the sponsorship manager for the Des Moines Arts Festival® and assisted with sponsorship for the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market.