An der Weihnachtsecke, Des Moines, IA
Shop the Christkindlmarket Des Moines store for your favorite European treats.
Offering: Advent calendars, truffles, Irish whisky fudge, Mozart kugeln, marzipan, liquor-filled chocolate, assorted holiday cookies, limited-edition Toblerone, Lebkuchen, stollen, stroopwafeln, clotted cream, shortbread, tea, Swedish lingonberry jam, German mustard and German honey
Price Range: $3 – $38
Glühwein and Kinderpunsch, Des Moines, IA
Support Iowa European Cultural Connection, the non-profit that produces Christkindlmarket Des Moines, with the purchase of warm traditional Christkindlmarket beverages:
Glühwein (“glow-wine”, from the hot irons once used for mulling) is prepared from red wine, heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star aniseed, citrus, sugar and at times vanilla pods.
Kinderpunsch is a warm beverage made from cranberry juice, apple cider, brown sugar and mulling spices.
Offering: Glühwein, Kinderpunsch, various liquor add-ins
Price Range: $3 – $6
Support Iowa European Cultural Connection, the non-profit that produces Christkindlmarket Des Moines, with the purchase of various European Imports and Iowa Craft Beers. MENU CHANGES DAILY!
Offering: European imports and Iowa Craft Beers
Price Range: $7 – $8
Polish King – Chicago Style Fast Food
Offering: Polish, Polish with Sauerkraut, Currywurst, Gyro, Italian Beef Sandwich, Fries
Price Range: $5 – $15
At Pickle Creek, we use the herbs we grow on our sustainable Iowa farm to handcraft artisanal olive oils and vinegars, soaps, salves, and balms using our own original recipes.
Offering: Herb-infused olive oils and vinegars (including the Apple Strudel White Balsamic we created especially for this event and the Prairie Fire olive oil that earned the 2019 1st Place Scovie Award for a Chile Oil), soaps, salves, salts, and balms that we handcraft ourselves using original recipes and the herbs and other produce we grow in our garden.
Price Range: $3.50 -$27
Sugarplums offers made from scratch Christmas Confections. We specialize in traditional German Gingerbreads and Cookies.
Offering: Made from scratch Christmas confections, traditional German gingerbread and cookies, Lebkuchen, Pfeffernuss, Spritzgebäck, Springerle, Gingerbread Houses, Sentiment Hearts with German sentiments, Cupcakes and Spicy Pretzels.
Price Range: $4 – $35
Offering: Original German Currywurst, German Bratwurst
Price Range: $5 – $7
Step back in time to our Old World Christmas market booth to experience an old fashion Danish Christmas. Featuring keepsakes for a lifetime. No Passport needed!
Offering: Scandinavian, Nordic, and made in Denmark Christmas items such as gnomes, elves, nisse, straw ornaments, cookware, glassware, stemware, books, sweaters, socks, shoes and prepackages foods and glogg.
Price Range: $1 – $300
Danish baking with lite and flaky pockets of goodness is what you’ll find here. Kringle is enjoyed with family and friends when your having that warm and fuzzy feeling, HYGGE.
Offering: Danish Kringle, Danish Letters, Cream Horns, Krispies, Danish Pastry, Aebelskiver, Stroopwaffel, Danish Layer Cup
Price Range: $5 – $15
Offering: Roasted Nuts: Pecans, Almonds, or Cashews glazed with either Cinnamon or Maple
Price Range: $6
Local catering company founded by a Des Moines native
Offering: Quarkbällchen (sweet German fried dough balls made with German quark cheese, rolled in cinnamon sugar) & Crepes
Price Range: $10
Serving delicious food favorites to the Ballard, Ames and Des Moines area. We offer catering, food truck and carry out services.
Offering: Jäger Schnitzel, Kaese Spaetzle, Champignons, Belegtes Brot, pretzel bites with beer cheese dip and coffee
Price Range: $8 – $12
A wood fired Neapolitan pizza experience
Offering: Wood fired brick oven Reuben flavored pizza, donar kabobs, fettuccine Alfredo, chicken scallopini pasta dishes
Price Range: $4 – $12
Explore Amsterdam by experiencing Chocolaterie Stam celebrates over 109 years of true Dutch history in making fine chocolates and confections. Experience our housemade Hot Chocolate, freshly prepared Stroopwafels, and our delicious chocolates.
Offering: Hot Chocolate, Fresh made Stroopwafel, Packaged Stroopwafel, Pre-selected Assorted Holiday Chocolates
Price Range: $4 – $30
Ukrainian/European style delicacyies and gifts.
Offering: Perogies, cheburekie, Pelmenie, cabbage rolls, Ukrainian/European chocolate candys,gift Items, poppy seed rolls.
Price Range: $4 – $20
We bring you our award winning, buttery smooth, melt-in-your-mouth, gourmet toffee!
Price Range: $5 – $25
Our local mission is to empower young adults with work training and life skills that produce development, restoration, and hope within our café and coffee trailer. Our fair trade coffee is roasted in-house, ensuring you receive the highest quality while supporting communities both locally and globally.
Offering: Lattes, fresh brewed coffee, hot chocolate, tea lattes, steeped tea, bagged coffee beans
Price Range: $3.5 – $16
Des Moines’ Fastest, Freshest & Funnest food truck with a German menu that is bound to please. Adapting some of Germany’s favorite street foods that lend themselves to the tater tot theme of the truck!
Offering: Brats ‘n’ Tots, Doner Kebab, Emmenthal Cheese Tots w. smoked bacon, Curry Wurst Tots, Bavarian Goulash Tots, German Chocolate Chunk Brownie
Price Range: $10-$16
We are very excited to introduce ourselves for your event; our food truck is ready to bring delicious side of polish tradition whenever you are. iPierogi Food truck is family owned and operated, serving homemade style pierogi and other polish food. We are determined to provide our customers with the most delicious Pierogi, Polish Sausage, Stuffed Cabbage (Gołabki), and Crepes (Blintzes) on the market today.
Offering: Pierogi Cabbage roll, Polish Kielbasa, Blintzes
Price Range: $9 – $10
We serve everything coffee! Hot or cold, sweet or bold!
Offering: Coffee, tea
Price Range: $3 – $7
Offering: Raclette Grilled Cheese, Basic Grilled Cheese, Tomato Basil Bisque
Price Range: $8-$15
Cajun Belle is a Southeast Texas-cuisine restaurant in the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area. We were founded in 2022 and offer a unique menu available through drive-thru at our storefront location in Johnston, Iowa. Many of our products have a heavy Czech influence and we are excited to honor that influence with our sweet kolaches!
Offering: Sweet Kolaches
Price Range: $4 – $7