Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 Food & Beverage Vendors


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.

Iowa Beer Bus

L&L European Delight, Chariton, IA

Taste of Ukraine

Offering: Cheburekie, Perogies, Pelmenie, sweet rolls, cake, candy

Price Range: $2 – $10



fb_img_1480824981681Mucky Duck Pub, Ames, IA

The Mucky Duck Pub is a full service, British-style public house. At the Mucky Duck we are pleased to welcome people of all ages and from all walks of life – we believe that drinking, eating and having fun together is a very important part of life!  We have a great selection of beer from the UK, the USA and Iowa.  We also serve some classic British dishes such as fish and chips and bangers and mash but we are also well know for our burgers and tenderloins.  At the market we are pleased to be serving some British Christmas classics such as mince pies and Christmas pudding, along with some of the staples from our restaurant.

Offering: Bangers and Mash, Fish and Chips, Burger / Cheese Burger, Irish stew served with soda bread, Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter, Mince pies and Apple pies, Vanilla Chai, Rooibos Masalla Chai, Black Tea, Coffee

Price Range:  $5 – $10

Salt & Pretzel, Ames, IA

Salt and Pretzel Co. is family-owned and operated in Ames, Iowa. They started the business in 2015 with the idea of bringing unique, soft pretzels to the community. Each pretzel is carefully crafted with the best ingredients and produced with state of the art equipment to create exceptional pretzels. All of their are made in their FDA-inspected bakery that meets all food safety and GMP requirements.

Offering: Bavarian-style pretzels and sauces, German and European Sausages, European baked products.

Price Range:  $3 – $7

Top of the Hill Nuts, Grinnell, IA

Offering: Roasted almonds, cashews, pecans with cinnamon or maple flavoring

Price Range:  $5 – $15

Curbin Cuisine, Granger, IA

State of the art, wickedly designed bright green food truck.

Offering: Schwabische Kasepatzle – German Macaroni and cheese, Warm German Potato Salad, The Hog Father – Kilbasa stuffed pulled pork and bbq bacon kraut sandwich, German chocolate brownies.
Price Range:  $4 – $8


Meet The Team

Tasha Jackson

Betsy Penisten

Michael Mendenhall

Missy Mootz

Dave Cox

Sara Diekelmann

“G” (Gintare) Kelley

Carissa Stout

Suzanne Hull

Our Sponsors

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