Fast food

Plant-based food truck turned restaurant offering a varied fast food menu. Examples include burgers, spring rolls, cauliflower wings and waffles. Open Fri 12:00pm-3:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-4:00pm.

22 Reviews

First Review by jeweleatsplants


Points +105

15 Sep 2023

Maybe the best in the city

This is probably the best place to eat Vegan in Des Moines. Had the Crispy Chickpea sandwich with a salad; both are very tasty.


22 Sep 2023

Went back and tried the chickpea tenderloin. Also good.



Points +637

08 Jul 2023

Go here!

This was my favorite vegan food in Des Moines, and it's all vegan! Mac & cheese bites were good to see on the menu because yum, a rarity in the vegan world. They seem to have a lot of specials that rotate and a core menu.

Pros: Mac bites, Parking lot


Points +28

01 Jul 2023

So good

Everything here is amazing! 😍


Points +30

30 Apr 2023

Great lunch

We went to Des Fresh today for lunch. My very picky (meat eating) husband got the fried tacos. He loved them! I got the crispy ranch with wedges. The sandwich actually was crispy and the wedges were great. I ended up get their bottled ranch as well.
It is so fun going to a place that I can literally order anything off the menu. I highly recommend and my husband even agreed that this could be our weekend lunch spot.

Pros: So many options! , Super helpful staff, Great food


Points +15

04 Nov 2022


I love Des Fresh! Great food (like seriously mouthwatering) there is not a bad thing on the menu! Great service! They know and recognize my family when we stop in. I could eat here everyday! It is my go to restaurant when I go to Des Moines on the weekend. You won't regret giving this restaurant your business!


Points +20

17 Sep 2022

The best!

I absolutely love everything I have tried here! (And I’ve tried most of the menu at this point). My favorite is the tenderloin because it was a childhood favorite, but the sushiritto is also to die for!

Pros: All vegan!, Good variety


Points +68

24 Aug 2022

Best Burger

Incredible burger and vegan food. I got the burger, mac and cheese bites, and fried Oreos. Only open Saturdays and Sundays.


Points +1304

17 Aug 2022

Good for vegan midwestern food

I’ll be honest. Even though I grew up in Iowa, I have never really liked midwestern food. Too much meat and not enough flavor. And that was before I went vegan. That said, I still really enjoyed this place. They do their crispy chickpea dishes well, and if you like tenderloins, you are in luck. The drinks are quite good, and the sides are fun.


Points +50

08 Feb 2022


The food is absolutely delicious. It has lots of different cuisines, and each one tastes great! I go every week, and I have yet to be disappointed.

Pros: Fast dining, Wide range of options, Food is great

Cons: Only open weekends


Points +85

17 Nov 2021


I've gone here a few times to try out a variety. Everything sounds so good on their menu, and it tastes good too! My favorites are the mac and cheese bites and the sweet corn cakes.

Pros: Comfort foods, Friendly


Points +65

28 Aug 2021

Very Impressive! Fresh, healthy, and delicious!

It was our first visit today. I will look forward to coming back!


Points +458

16 Aug 2021


Very tasty & so grateful to have a vegan spot!!


Points +189

16 Aug 2021

Everything is delicious!

Everything we've tried has been delicious! My favorite is the chickpea nuggets with wedges. The Mac & cheese bites are amazing too! I'm so happy there's another delicious fully vegan restaurant in the area!


Points +111

11 Jul 2021

Sushirito is very good

I just had the sushirito and it was very good: fried just the right amount to give it a satisfying crunch without feeling too oily. It is a little pricey ($18), but I was satisfied. If I’m ever back in Des Moines I will come back here - so glad this all vegan spot exists!

Also, they are doing dine-in and have a brick and mortar location!

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-11


Points +74

23 May 2021


Des fresh has upgraded to a whole store front now !! Their Mac n cheese bites are amazing and we really enjoyed all the burgers we got too. Their wedges were perfect and I loved the spring rolls. I have an inkling that everything is good and in happy to return

Pros: All vegan , All delicious , Quickly served


Points +25

02 Dec 2020

Always Amazing

Des Fresh is always amazing! From the sandwiches, the popsicles, coffee's and everything else. They never disappoint.


Points +72

25 May 2019

Always amazing!

We love Des fresh! We have a hard time not getting everything on their menu and have never had something that didn’t blow us away! We love their lentil nachos and chick stack!

Pros: Creative, fresh food , Great Customer service


Points +744

29 Nov 2018


I have only had food from here once and that was at the farmers market. I had the loaded lentil nachos and wasn't a fan. There wasnt much flavor to it and was very plain. If you're into healthier foods that you can taste are healthy this would be a good place, but if you like lots of flavor maybe not right now. I'm hoping to stop by again soon and try something different to see if it can renew itself. If it can I'll update this later.


Points +48

12 Aug 2018

Would highly recommend

I ordered the bean burger with potato wedges, the chocolate peanut butter avocado ice cream & the smoothie. All were phenomenal. I will be returning

Pros: Great food , Friendly staff , Not too expensive

Cons: There’s not one in Fairfield :(


Points +26

12 Aug 2018

Great vegan option in Des Moines

Had the summer salad n crispy cauliflower, chick stack n wedges, and des fresh burger. The food was delicious with a beautiful presentation of edible flowers as garnish.

Homemade avacado ice cream and kale pops available for a cold treat!

Pros: Quick street food with great variety of flavors

Cons: none


Points +82

18 Jul 2018

Great choices

They change the menu daily, are all around downtown, delicious items from starters to main meal to desserts and smoothies

Pros: Different options, Taste very good

Cons: A tad pricey , Can’t wait for them to open a place!!!


Points +66

13 Jul 2018

Food is so good!

If you are looking for food that is fresh, delicious, creative, and with a splash of healthiness...you have found it! Completely Vegan food truck!

Their food is amazing combo of the familiar and new things.
Pineapple Express was fried cauliflower with pineapple and teriyaki sauce and rice
They usually have a "chicken" sandwich with either side of chips or yuca fries.
And my favorite are the eggrolls!

They do an amazing job of of clearly stating and including what is in each item on their menu! I've been to this stand 4 or 5 times already and each time they are polite and service is fast!

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