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Culinary Discovery Sponsored by Principal

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Diverse Dining

If you’re looking to take your taste buds on a trip around the world, this list is the perfect place to start. Greater Des Moines (DSM) is full of diverse flavors at restaurants open for in-person dining or carryout. Discover a new restaurant today!

List of Restaurants

If you would like to be added to the list of restaurants, please contact Downtown Events Director at the Greater Des Moines Partnership Colleen Murphy.

Business Highlight: Tortilleria Sonora


A favorite spot at The Festival has always been the Culinary Discovery Pavilion. Here, local chefs have demonstrated their culinary prowess and shared delectable creations. For the first time ever, The Festival is sharing 16 recipes from our collection online so that you can create them in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Chicken Spiedini

Eggplant Dip

Fattoush Salad

Filipino Lumpia

Fried Green Tomatoes

Gnocchi Salad

Indian Butter Shrimp

Korean Steak

Chicken &
Curry Couscous

North African
Street Tacos


Ricotta Cake
& Orange Whip Cream

Smoked Pork
& Tomato Salad

Pork & Chicken

Roma Tomatoes &
Chicken Pasta