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Capitol Complex Mobile Food Trucks






The Mobile Food Truck Zone will be located in Visitor Lot 15 just north of the Lucas Building.


​May 1 through December 31, 2019

Capitol Complex Mobile Food Trucks

The following Mobile Food Trucks have been approved by DAS to serve on the Capitol Complex. Employees and guests on the Capitol Complex can access the Mobile Food Truck's Facebook page or website to review menu options and location schedules. 

  • Top Bun was voted City View's 2018 Best Local Food Truck! Their meat is from a local butcher and the buns are made at the South Union Bakery to make many unique and tasty burger options! Include a side of side of fries to top off the meal.

  • Railroad Bill's food truck is an extension of their East Village dining car. Like the diner, the menu include a classic breakfast & lunch menu with vegetarian and vegan dishes. As well as items Plain Talk Books & Coffee, Brick Street Bakery & Raccoon Forks Foods coffee.

  • Grumpy J's Gourmet Sliders is back with the slider menu options include  grilled chicken sliders, steak burgers, cheese steak burgers, bbq pulled pork, tortilla tilapia, and ham & cheese. Sides include bbq baked beans, potato salad and french fries. 

  • Karam's Grill - Mediterranean Cuisine is the health comfort food you're looking for such as salad, pita or quesadilla gyro and shawarma options! Hamid is also serving Moroccan style kefta pockets and falafel plates. Top off your lunch with handmade sweet baklava.

  • Veggie Thumper will be at the Complex with the vegetarian and vegan food bus serving a variety of sandwiches that are vegetarian and gluten free along with a rotation of burgers, ribs, gyros, meatballs, veggie wraps, as well as in season and moon-based snacks.

  • The Big Red Food Truck featured on the The Food Network, Family Food Showdown with Valerie Berenelli, serves a variety of tacos along with burgers, tenderloins, brisket nachos, loaded baked potato tots as well as a breakfast skillet! They also have sides including fried pickles, and lobster ravioli bites.

  • Outside Scoop is serving handmade artisan style ice cream full of robust flavor in your choice of single or double scoop in a cup or cone. They will be carrying 5-7 of their unique flavors on the truck at a time, with flavors changing each visit. Root beer floats and vegan options are always available!

  • Street Eats DSM gourmet sandwiches are loaded with different combinations of meats, veggies, cheeses and sauces. Southern inspired and Cajun dishes are also featured. 

  • Smokey D's BBQ is the 3 Time American Royal World Champions, Jack Daniels World Champions and Houston Livestock BBQ World Champions. plus 90 other State Championships and counting. The Championship quality BBQ, is now available at the Capitol Complex!

  • The Hole Shanbang is the home of the Buca-Wich. A Buca-Wich is an internally toasted hoagie that is filled with all homemade recipes including Cajun steak. Italian sausage, meatballs, craw fish, chicken and tuna salad. They also offer salad, dessert and breakfast options.

  • Suki Yuki DSM is new to the Capitol Complex serving Asian cuisine specializing in traditional Laos comfort food, including marinated chicken wings, riblets, laap chicken and spicy papaya salad.

  • Tex Mex Kitchen is a returning truck bringing the California burrito, Texas burger, carne asada fries, taco as well as quesadillas. Breakfast burritos are made with steak or chorizo(spicy pork sausage),bacon, potatoes,eggs and cheese on 14” tortilla and served during lunch.

  • Sunnyside Express is a program of Easter Seals Iowa supporting individuals to live with independence. Stop by for a gyro, nachos, or salad with your choice of meats and toppings!  Plus veggies, pita chips, and warm pitas with signature hummus, desserts and local honey lemonade! 

  • The Leaf Grill and Wokery, an awesome new truck to the Metro with fresh Asian Bistro!  Award-winning offerings include fresh proprietary noodles wok-fires with all fresh veggies, and tossed with house finishing sauce, served vegetarian, or with your choice of entrees; Thai Chicken Basil, Wine-Peppered Beef can be paired with assorted specialty lemonades.

  • Crepe & Barrel is flipping out tender fresh crepes to order! We are serving amazing sweet and savory crepes! All our fixings from homemade granola, to caramel to berry sauce from our own berries grow on the farm and everything is scratch-made!  Come by and eat with us, we would love to serve you! 

  • Taco Loco is serving up a variety of cuisines from Mexican, American to Tex-Mex. 

  • Roadside Taco can be seen all over Des Moines with the menu offerings of nachos, big street tacos, steak quesadillas, burritos - look for the yellow camper!

  • Thumbs Up lunch menu includes a chicken or beef plate with rice as well as falafel wrap or gyro sandwich. They are also serving up shaved ice cups in multiple favors.

  • Caribbean Kitchen is new to the Capitol Complex serving rice bowls, tacos, sandwiches, and salads with the favorite Caribbean flavors of jerk chicken, pork and tofu along with curry chicken and lamb.

  • Peters Brothers Grill is new the Capitol Complex and the City of Des Moines programs. They are serving up taco burgers, brats, pulled pork sandwiches, super nachos, walking tacos as well as pasta or potato salad.


For more information send an email to Suzy Trotter or call 515-281-7259