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World Food & Music Festival Accommodates Variety of Dietary Needs

WFMF Dietary Considerations

August 4, 2023

When the World Food & Music Festival hits Downtown Des Moines (DSM) this month — it’s taking place Friday, Aug. 25 – Sunday, Aug. 27 in Western Gateway Park — you’ll find mouthwatering options for every diet! From dairy-free or vegan to vegetarian or gluten-free, our vendors have got you covered. And if the eight vendors listed below don’t pique your interest, find the complete list of dietary considerations and vendors on the World Food & Music Festival website.


Global Food Discovery (New in 2023)

At Booth 53, find Global Food Discovery’s dairy-free seasoned rice with your choice of lamb or BBQ chicken.

Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee of Ankeny (New in 2023)

U.S. – Beans from Nicaragua
Find Lemonade Tea or Cinnamon Apple Cider at Booth 11 on Grand Avenue. Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee of Ankeny also features gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.


Always Baked-Sweets and Treats

Find Always Baked-Sweets and Treats at Booth 50 on Locust Street.

Tullpa (Spark DSM Vendor/New in 2023)

Tullpa’s taste item at this year’s event is Arroz Con Leche, a rice pudding free of gluten. Find it at Booth 25 on Locust Street.


Puerco Loco & Caribbean Style Piña Colada

Puerto Rico
At Booth 48 on Locust Street, try select vegan items from this festival-traveling Chicagoland business.

Whip Delight (New in 2023)

Head to the Whip Delight booth — it’s Booth 16 on 13th Street — to taste the taste item and staple flavor: Dole Soft Serve® Pineapple.


Caribbean Kitchen

Try the Jerk Tofu Rice Bowl at the Caribbean Kitchen, located at Booth 18 along 13th Street.

You can learn more about these vendors and the rest of the lineup by visiting the World Food & Music Festival website and plan your adventures. The Festival’s hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. There are still spots to sign up to volunteer. Assist with set-up or cleanup, sell at the Soda Tent or help sell Festival merchandise.

We can’t wait to see you at the Festival good food, headlining acts and more!

Western Gateway in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is home to the World Food & Music Festival, where diverse cuisine, live music, cooking demonstrations and other performances offer a place to experience culture every September.

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.

Amelia Klatt

Amelia Klatt is the Director of Events for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Her background working with nonprofit organizations has led to skills as a relationship builder and events professional. Klatt received her MPA from Drake University in 2019.