Des Moines Renaissance Faire Food and Drink
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 11:16 PM
Please note, the list of food items varies from year to year. This page contains items that have been present in past years, but may change for the 2012 season.
Our royal food court features many types of food and drink. Several taverns will also serve beers, wines and other drinks. Here is a listing of our current food vendors as well as some of the food items they offer.
You have much to choose from! From British and German food to good old Americana! There are restaurants to suit every taste, every meal. The Faire is a great day out for the entire family - education, history, and great food.
|New for 2012: British Kitchen - Pasties, Scotch eggs, fish and chips, cookies, water, pop, and Monster.|
Rum Boat - Hamburgers, curly fries, hot dogs, nachos, cookies, and rum drinks. Also, pop, water, and Monster.
Greek Spartan Food - Gyros, vegetarian gyros, and wine by the glass.
Bavarian Cafe (new in 2009) - Brats, wiener schnitzl, sauerkraut, patao salad, as well as schnaps and German beir like Spaten Oktoberfest, Warsteiner Pilsner and, new to the state of Iowa, Latin King Brewery Exil Hanna Hefe Weizen.
|Bud's Home Made Root Beer - Serving home made root beer and cream soda.|
|Canterbury Tavern - Sodas and adult beverages including beers and rum (though probably not mixed together, unless you ask).|
|Crepes and Cream - Ice cream on crepes, crepe sandwiches.|
|Ye OldePizza Pies (new in 2009) - Ah, Italia! Fresh pizza by the slice or the pie.|
|House of Legs - Giant turkey legs roasted to perfection and served with nothing. What? Did you expect a fork?|
|Humphrey's - Ye Ole Famous Funnel Cakes (plain or w/ berries and cream), Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, and English Corn Dogs. The Humphrey family has been serving you the most delicious foods for many generations, while you watch them being made. Food items treat delight that will make you want to come again and again.|
Poppn Outback - Kettle Korn, weekendss #1 & #2.
|Lady Lana's - Located in the far back corner of the Children's Realm. Fairy floss (cotton candy - maple flavor and one other flavor), salted pretzel & cheese, jalapeno & cream cheese stuffed pretzels, cinnamon cream cheese stuffed pretzels, caramel apples (on a stick or sliced).|
|Off With Your Bread - Soup bowl (French Guillotine). Various soups served in (or not in) a bread bowl.|
Pie Shop - Home made pies, whole or by the slice, and fruit pastries.
Meat Tower - Smoked pork chops, baked potatoes, kebobs and drinks.
|Summerset Winery - Summerset Winery will be pouring complimentary samples and selling wines by the bottle during the Des Moines Renaissance Faire.|
|Two Wenches Coffee & Chocolate Shoppe - Located across from the castle just a few glancing minutes on ye olde watches, this quaint coffee and chocolate shoppe features a variety of flavored and iced or blended coffees, cappuccino, espresso, hot chocolate and Tazo hot teas. Chocolate covered strawberries, decadent homemade fudge, chocolate and caramel covered rice crispy bars, a turtle on a stick or a cool frozen chocolate dipped cheesecake make a perfect treat. Or enjoy a chicken or tuna pita sandwich.|
New for 2012: Italian Palazzo - Home of Festival Park's first full bar! Pasta with meat balls or Alfredo, garlic bread, ceasar salad, and graziano sausage sandwich.
|Ye Olde Smoothies - Cold strawberry or mango smoothies (or mixed!) and hot apple cider for cooler weather. Just south of Main Street, second red building on the right. You can stick your nose in our business any time! (And the smoothies mix great with Summerset wine across the lane!)|
- See also: Village Vendors
- This list contains some of the types of food items that have been available in past years... Since menus can change from year to year, if you are attending because of one very specific food item, please contact the producer to make sure it's actually going to be there for this season.
- Baked Potatoes
- Bread Bowl Soups - loaded potato, broccoli and cheese, chicken and rice
- Caramel Apples
- Ceasar Salad
- Chocolate - strawberries, gourmet desserts, etc.
- Corn Dogs
- Cotton Candy ("faery floss")
- Crepes (with ice cream, or as meat, salsa and cheese sauce)
- Curly Fries
- French Fries / Curly Fries
- Fish an chips
- Frozen cheesecake on a stick
- Fruits - apple, lemon, pineapple.
- Funnel Cakes
- Hot Dogs
- Kettle Corn
- Mozzarella Sticks
- Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches
- Pita Sandwiches
- Pork Chop on a Stick
- Potato Chips
- Sausage Sandwiches
- Scotch Eggs
- Snow Cones
- Turkey Legs
- ...and much more.
- Apple Cider (cold and hot)
- Beer and Ale (Miller Lite, MGD, Boulevard Wheat, Newcastle Brown Ale, Guinness)
- Bottled Water
- Captain Morgan and Cola
- Coffee Drinks
- Cream Soda
- Home Made Root Beer
- Hot Chocolate
- Iowa Wines from Summerset Winery (6+ types)
- Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade
- Root Beer (home made!)
- Smoothies (mango & strawberry)
- Sodas - 7-Up, Dr. Pepper, Diet Rite
- ...and much more.