Support Des Moines European Heritage Association (DMEHA), the non-profit that produces Christkindlmarket Des Moines with a purchase from this stand.
Offering: Usinger Brats, Käse Spätzle and bottled water
Price Range: $1 – $5
Glühwein (roughly, “glow-wine”, from the hot irons once used for mulling) is popular in German speaking countries. Glühwein is prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star aniseed, citrus, sugar and at times vanilla pods.
“Young European” (Glühwein or Kiderpunsch + Stonecastle Verak Brandy)
“The Krampus” (Glühwein or Kinderpunsch + Amaretto Liqueur)
“The Strudl” (Glühwein or Kinderpunsch + Apple Liqueur)
“At the Market” (Glühwein or Kinderpunsch + Orange Liqueur)
Ukrainian style foods, gifts and desserts
Offering: Perogie, pelmeni, cabbage rolls, candy, sweets
Price Range: $1 – $10
Fine European chocolates and confections.
Offering: hot chocolate, prepacked chocolates, stroopwafels handmade, speculaas
Price Range: $3 – $40
Offering: Cinnamon or maple flavored roasted almonds, cashews, pecans
Price Range: $5 – $8
Sugarplums is a local bakery that specializes in traditional gingerbread and other European baked goods for the Christkindlmarket. Everything we sell is made completely from scratch from family recipes.
Fresh baked sweet and savory strudels, handmade pretzels
French Style Crepes with a sweet or savory filling
The Kringle is made of very high quality dough folded and buttered 81 times to get all the lightness and air pockets associated with Danish Baking. We blend Almond Paste with all our Fruit to come up with an irresistible, melt in your mouth flavor.
Offering: Knackwurst, Weisswurst, Currywurst, Schnitzel, Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, Creamed Spinach, Wurstplatte, Curry Frites, Brezel with Beer Cheese
Price Range: $4 – $12
Offering: Fasnacht, Kohl und Hackfleisch over potatoes, coffee and kartoffelsuppe
Price Range: $3 – $8