2021 World Food & Music Festival Vendors

The World Food & Music Festival is proud to welcome these vendors to the 2021 Festival. Each vendor offers a $1 taste item, and all entrees are $7 or less.

GF = Gluten-Free  |  DF = Dairy-Free

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The Festival will return to its location in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)'s Western Gateway Park for its 17th year on Sept. 17 – 19. Having trouble navigating the menus? You can also view the full menus on the World Food & Music Festival Mobile App presented by ATC — American Technology Consulting. 

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A Daily Dose of Sugar (NEW!)

United States

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie, Raspberry Cheesecake Cookie, Monster Cookie, Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies, Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookies

Booth Location: 28

Taste Item: Mini Cookies

Boba Tea 168


Bubble Tea Smoothies, Iced Thai Tea, Iced Thai Coffee, BBQ Crab Rangoon, BBQ Pork, BBQ Chicken, BBQ Combo, Nam Neung Spring Roll

Booth Location: 44

Taste Item: BBQ Crab Rangoon

Bobby Q's Hawaiian BBQ (NEW!)

United States

Guava BBQ Chicken Skewers, Korean Beef Kalbi Spare Ribs, Hawaiian Pulled Pork (Kalua Pig) Sandwich, Poke Bowl

Booth Location: 45

Taste Item: Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sliders



Carne Asada (DF), Sancocho Ecuatoriano (DF), Tortilla de Papa Vegetarian), Papa Sucia (DF), Chicken or Steak on a Stick, Walking Taco, Horchata

Booth Location: 17

Taste Item: Sancocho Ecuatoriano

Bubble Tea Kups


Bubble Tea Smoothies, Iced Milk Tea with Boba, Khaonom Desserts

Booth Location: 9

Taste Item: Milk Tea

Caribbean Kitchen


Jerk Chicken Rice Bowl (DF, GF), Mango Chicken Rice Bowl (DF, GF), Curry Chicken (DF, GF), Jerk Pork (DF GF), Pineapple Pork Rice Bowl (DF, GF), Jamaican Beef Patty (DF), Jamaican Veggie Patty (DF, Vegan), Pinneapple Coconut Lemonade (DF, GF, Vegan)

Booth Location: 3

Taste Item: Jerk Rice and Beans

Chocolaterie Stam


Italian Gelato Cup (DF, GF, Vegetarian), Caramel Chocolate Apple (Vegetarian), Iced Café Mocha, Iced Coffee (DF, GF, Vegetarian), Stroopwafel, Flavored Itlatian Soda/Cremosa, Speculaas Cookie, Chocolate Snack Sack (DF, GF, Vegetarian)

Booth Location: 22

Taste Item: Gelato Sampler

Crème de la Crepe (NEW!)

El Salvador

Nutella and Banana Crepe, Strawberry Whipped Cream Crepe, Ham & Swiss Crepe

Booth Location: 6

Taste Item: Crepe with Melted Butter and Powdered Sugar

Dipped in Chocolate

United States

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Acai Bowl, New York Style Cheescake, Monkey Tail, Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich, Chocolate Fondue with Strawberries

Booth Location: 11

Taste Item: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough on a Stick

Filipino Store


BBQ Sticks, Siopao Pork, Bihon with Rice, Halo Halo, Chocolate Soup, Sweet Eggroll, Eggroll Shanghai

Booth Location: 15

Taste Item: Shumai

G.G. Chicken & Waffles

United states

Chicken and Waffles, Chicken Strips, Fish filet, Waffle

Booth Location: 44

Taste Item: Chicken and Waffle Bite

German Taste (NEW!)


Currywurst, Bratwurst, Bratreuben, Fries

Booth Location: 46

Taste Item: Currywurst

Greek Flame Foods


Gyros, Artichoke Veggie Platter (DF, GF, Vegetarian), Greek Salad (GF, Vegan), Gyro Fries, Falafe Gyro, Greek Spinach Pie, Baklava

Booth Location: 16

Taste Item: Artichoke with Dill or Falafel Ball

Hawaiian Grill

United States

Aloha Plate, Crabrangoons, Eggrolls, Spam Musubi

Booth Location: 30

Taste Item: Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken

Heart & Seoul (NEW!)

South Korea

Steak Bulgogi Rice Bowl, Spicy Pork Rice Bowl, Steak Bulgogi Rice Balls, Spicy Pork Rice Balls

Booth Location: 7

Taste Item: Vegetable Rice Ball

Karams Grill LLC


Moroccan Kefta Kabob Bowl (GF), Lamb Gyro (DF, GF), Lamb Gyro Bowl (DF, GF), Falafel Wrap, Mini Chicken, Mini Lamb, Baklava (Vegetarian)

Booth Location: 13

Taste Item: Kefta Kabob or Chicken Kabob

Kathmandu Restaurant (NEW!)


Momo (DF), Chicken Curry and Rice (DF), Samosa (DF, Vegetarian)

Booth Location: 31

Taste Item: Momo

Keepin Up with the Jones's Mobile Catering LLC

United States

BBQ Sundae (DF, GF), Porky Fries, Chicken & Waffles, Red Velvet Chicken and Waffles, Nick's Famous Lemonade, Jones's Sweet Tea, Spicy Garlic Cheese Curds

Booth Location: 4

Taste Item: Pulled Pork Sliders

L&L European Delight


Cabbage Rolls (DF, GF), Pelmenie, Cheburekie (DF), Perogies (Vegetarian), Beef Perogies, Kvass

Booth Location: 26

Taste Item: Pelmenie (chicken dumplings)

La Calle, Latin American Cuisine


Sugar Churro (DF,Vegetarian), Churro Bowl (DF,Vegetarian), Dipped Churro (Vegetarian)

Booth Location: 36

Taste Item: Churro Bite

Mjays A la Carte


Fried Eggrolls (DF, Vegetarian), Crab Rangoon (Vegetarian), Fresh Spring Rolls (DF, GF, Vegan), Chicken Fried Rice (DF), Heavenly Beef Jerky with Sticky Rice (DF), Grilled Shrimp Skewer, Iced Thai Tea or Coffee (GF, Vegetarian), Bubble Tea Drinks (GF, Vegan)

Booth Location: 50

Taste Item: Nam Vahn - Sweetened Coconut Dessert

Ninas Tacos (NEW!)


Quesarita Taco, Ramen Birria, Pizza Birria, Quesabirria

Booth Location: 2

Taste Item: Mini Taco

Panka Peruvian Restaurant (NEW)


Causa De Pollo (DF, GF, Vegan), Chicharron De Pescado (DF,GF), Empanadas De Aji De Gallina, Arroz Chaufa De Cerdo (DF), Chicharron De Cerdo (Df, Vegan), Passion Fruit Cheesecake, Suspiro a La Limena

Booth Location: 47

Taste Item: Chicha Morada


Bosnia, Herzegovina

Cevapi, Chicken Kebab, Burek, Sirnica (Vegetarian), Zeljanica (Vegetarian), Sarma, Gulash, Sataras

Booth Location: 24

Taste Item: Sarma

Pit Stop BBQ (NEW!)

United States

Steak & Cheese Sandwich, Rib Tips, Pulled Pork Nachos, Smoked Chicken Wings, Mac & Cheese Balls, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Curly Potatoes with Cheese Sauce

Booth Location: 18

Taste Item: Pulled pork

Puerco Loco & Caribbean Style Pina Coladas (NEW!)

Puerto Rico

Pinchos, Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada, Puerto Riccan Rice, Fried Plantains, Empanadas, Arepas, Carne Frita, Fruit Juices

Booth Location: 10

Taste Item: Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada

Ricos Pub (NEW!)


Walking Goi, Meat Skewers, Boneless Chicken on a Stick, Loaded Fries, Seafood on a Stick, Banh Mi Sandwich, Vietnamese Skinny Eggrolls, Colored Tapioca Desserts

Booth Location: 19

Taste Item: Boneless Chicken on a Stick

Rolling Wok Asian Cuisine and Pho (NEW!)


Naam Khao, Panang Curry, Chicken Eggrolls, Green Curry, Thai Iced Tea, Lao Sausage, Sticky Rice, Fried Chicken Wings

Booth Location: 37

Taste Item: Naam Khao (Lao Crispy Rice Salad)

Sugar Daddy's Lemonade/ Simeca's Italian Sausage


1/4 lb. Italian Sausage Sandwich, 1/2 lb. Italian Sausage, 1/4 lb. Jumbo All Beef Hot Dogs, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Fresh Squeezed Limeade, Fresh Squeezed Cherry Lemonade, Fresh Squeezed Cherry Limeade

Booth Location: 14

Taste Item: Italian Sausage Bites w/ Peppers & Onions

Sweetness Express


Jollof Rice with Goat Meat Sauce and Fried Plantains, Seafood Okro with Poundo Yam, Minced Meat Pie with Spicy Puffs, Chin Chin, Moi Moi and Grilled Fish

Booth Location: 34

Taste Item: Diced Goat Meat in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

Tacon Madre


Grilled Chicken Taco, Grilled Chicken Nacho, Carnitas Torta Planchada, Carnitas Taco, Carne Asada Taco, Horchata

Booth Location: 43

Taste Item: Nacho Cheese with Chips

Taqueria 3 Hermanos


Taco, Burrito, Quesadilla, Steak Sandwich, Mexican Style Corn on the Cob, Mango on a Stick, Fruit in a Cup

Booth Location: 21

Taste Item: Chicken Taco

Taqueria Villa


Al Pastor (DF,GF), Carne Asada (DF,GF), Cochinita Pibil (DF, GF), Torta (DF), Quesadilla with Meat, Horchata (DF, GF, Vegan), Jamaica Tea (DF, GF, Vegan), Vegan Taco (DF, GF, Vegan)

Booth Location: 25

Taste Item: 2 oz Cup of Cochinita Pibil (Pulled Roast Pork)

The Bean & Leaf Café (NEW)


Onigiri (DF, Vegetarian), Tokyo Fog Tea - White Chocolate Lemon (GF, Vegetarian), White Raspberry Nama (GF, Vegetarian), Japanese-Style Mille Crepe Cake (Vegetarian), Japanese Dango (DF,GF, Vegan), Japanese Affogato Brulee (GF, Vegetarian), BingBao Mixer Brulee (Vegetarian), KariKari (Vegetarian)

Booth Location: 32

Taste Item: KariKari or Tokyo Fog

The Outside Scoop

United States

Single Scoop, Double Scoop, Flavors: Goat Cheese and Roast Cherry, Dutch Letter, Boston Crème Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Lavender Lemon Crunch, Raspberry, Vegan Strawberry Sorbet

Booth Location: 1

Taste Item: 1 oz. Scoop - Any Flavor


United States

Handmade Ice Cream Sandwiches, Flavors: Snickerdoodle with Vanilla Ice Cream (Gluten-Free option available), Chocolate Chip Cookies with Vanilla Ice Cream, S'mores, Sugar Cookies with Strawberry Ice Cream, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chocolate Ice Cream, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Mint Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chocolate Ice Cream, Cayenne Chocolate Chip Cookies with Vanilla Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Cookies with Banana Ice Cream, Couble Chocolate Chip Cookies with Vanilla Ice Cream

Booth Location: 51

Taste Item: Double Chocolate Vanilla

Uncle Davids Mini Donuts

United States

Mini donuts, Vanilla or Hazelnut Flavored Iced Coffee

Booth Location: 38

Taste Item: Two Mini Donuts

Wingz on Wheelz (NEW!)

United States

Crispy Fried Chicken Tenderz (DF), Deep Fried Mississippi Catfish Filet (DF), Deep Fried Swai Filet (DF), Deep Fried Crispy Shrimp (DF), Chicago Style Pizza Puff, Chicken Gizzards (DF), "WOW" Burger

Booth Location: 49

Taste Item: Bone-In Crispy Fried Chicken Wingz

Yanni's Grill


Lamb Gyro, Chicken Gyro, Steak Gryo, Veggie Gyro (Vegetarian), Greek Salad (Vegetarian), Tiramisu (Vegetarian), Baklava (DF, Vegetarian), Cannoli (Vegetarian)

Booth Location: 33

Taste Item: Chicken Souvlaki