Ingersoll Avenue: 20 #DSMlocal Shop + Dine Safely Ideas
One of Greater Des Moines’ (DSM’s) most beloved areas is Ingersoll Avenue. The street has even become a part of The Avenues, a revitalization project that includes both Ingersoll and Grand Avenues and is designed to grow and highlight this unique area.
As we enter the holiday season and continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s a list of shops and restaurants (many of which offer online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery) that you’ll want to buy local at as 2020 comes to a close and we embrace whatever 2021 will bring.
By supporting our local business owners, you are investing in this community. Share your support for your favorite shops and restaurants by leaving positive reviews, purchasing gift cards, following businesses online via their social pages and ordering often.
Andy’s Frame Shop
2210 Ingersoll Avenue
Andy’s Frame Shop has been part of the Ingersoll neighborhood for more than 20 years. Find the right frames for your wall with the help of Owner Andy Snyder.
Des Moines Art Center Shop
4700 Grand Avenue
Shop books, jewelry, gift cards and more online at the Des Moines Art Center shop and select shipping or curbside pickup at checkout.
Boesen the Florist
3801 Ingersoll Avenue
Florists at Boesen the Florist will help you pick out arrangements for any occasion — from weddings to birthdays to any holiday — using fresh flowers and through local delivery in West Des Moines, Des Moines and Ankeny.
1801 Ingersoll Avenue
Formerly G & L Clothing, Boot Barn carries Carhartt gear and more than 1,700 work boot styles for a variety of industries.
2814 Ingersoll Avenue
Order your favorite chocolates for local delivery and pickup. A large Dutch chocolate letter makes the perfect gift or select a Chocolaterie Stam exclusive by ordering white and dark Stam Chocolaterie shivers topped with Peppermint.
Crème Cupcake + Dessert
543 28th Street
Delivery and pickup are available at Crème so you can get your hands on your favorite cupcake flavors, cheesecakes and tortes.
4211 Chamberlain Drive
Find local art and handmade items, or schedule an appointment to paint your own pottery. There is also a Painting-To-Go option. Five Monkeys is located near Ingersoll Avenue at the Shops at Roosevelt.
2411 Grand Avenue
The Moberg Gallery Shop features celebrated artists with unique skill, including featured works by Chris Vance, Sarah Grant and from the 2020 Exhibit, Sway.
2718 Ingersoll Avenue
Wildflower offers event services, but also specializes in unique gift offerings, including gift baskets, home and candle items, plants, greeting cards and floral arrangements.
2932 Ingersoll Avenue
Open for curbside carryout or dine-in, Eatery A also has an outdoor patio that allows for a socially distanced meal outside. Order sangria to-go or a specialty wood-fired pizza. Other Mediterranean-inspired options available as well.
1905 Ingersoll Avenue, Suite 106
Gusto Pizza Co. pizza is made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. Order online for pickup or delivery. Try the Fromage-A Trois, Mona Lisa or Deburgo specialty pizzas. Chicago Deep Dish and New York style options are also available.
2724 Ingersoll Avenue
Three meal sizes are available when you order Harbinger to-go. Each basic bird — Korean Fried Chicken — is accompanied by three sides. Choose from potato salad, ramen salad, cucumber kimchi, black pepper Brussel sprouts, Korean cheese corn and soy braised chickpeas.
3301 Ingersoll Avenue
A limited menu is currently available for dine in or carryout. Jesse’s Embers serves the finest steaks and seafood for lunch and dinner using the freshest ingredients.
2721 Ingersoll Avenue
Order from Lucky Lotus and pick up a featured menu item. The Lucky Bento, Pho Lao and Winter Squash Curry are popular options. Add on some spring rolls to round out your order.
Hansen’s Manhattan Deli
3705 Ingersoll Avenue
Online ordering will be available soon at the Manhattan Deli. For now, call in a pickup order so you can enjoy a hoagie or warm Italian sub.
Panka Peruvian Restaurant
2708 Ingersoll Avenue, Suite 200
Order curbside pickup or delivery from Panka Peruvian Restaurant, where Owner Mariela Maya shares the flavors of Peru. Vegan options are available.
Ted’s Coney Island
3020 Ingersoll Avenue
A casual drive-through restaurant serving up gyros, coneys, falafel, hummus and more. Carryout your favorite menu items. You can purchase a Te’d Coney Island t-shirt with its nostalgic ‘90s logo, too!
The Station on Ingersoll
3124 Ingersoll Avenue
Appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, salads, kids menu items and dessert are offered for carryout and delivery. The Station on Ingersoll is a family friendly sports bar with local pub fare, as well as outdoor dining when the weather is right.
Whiskey River Ingersoll
2301 Ingersoll Avenue
Order delivery or carryout from Whiskey River Ingersoll. Burgers are served with Iowa Beef patties on a South Union Bakery bun. You might recognize a few of the names — Terrace Hill (swiss cheese, roasted mushrooms, sauteed onion and garlic aioli) and The Kingman (American cheese, lettuce, pickles, onions and Thousand Island dressing) are familiar DSM spots.
For more ideas on shopping local this holiday season, check out the #DSMlocal Buying Guide.
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