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Top 10 Best Places for Office Treats in Downtown Des Moines

Treats for Coworkers

Your crew works hard, so why not buy them a tasty dessert in Downtown Des Moines? We’ll make it easy for you to treat them! Browse this list of top places to buy treats for your family or your coworkers in Downtown Des Moines.

Note: Locations offering delivery are denoted with (D).

Treats + Dessert in Downtown Des Moines

ChuChu Donuts

Load up a dozen or two of fan favorite donuts like bear claws and long johns, or load up on specialty flavors like red velvet cake donuts and strawberry fruit twist — run, don’t walk, to this Downtown Des Moines donut shop!  

Cinnaholic Des Moines (D)

Imagine a cinnamon roll topped with caramel apple pie, or smores, or chocolate with strawberries. You truly have to see it to believe it!

Doré Bakery (D)

Planning ahead? Order a feast of cookies, macarons, cake or treats from this bakery with its catering kitchen perfecting for ordering dessert in Downtown Des Moines.

Dough Crazy DSM

Earn some brownie (or cookie dough!) points with your team. Feed a crowd with a dough flight, pint, sampler or the Party Platter which includes 12 dough shots and 18 dough balls. Pro Tip: This is a great spot to stock up on birthday treats in Downtown Des Moines!

Insomnia Cookies (D)

This Downtown Des Moines dessert shop and cookie place is great for group ordering, offering cookies by the box, ice cream by the quart and cookie cakes. You really can’t go wrong here!

La Mie Elevate

Feed a group with La Mie’s catering providing desserts in Downtown Des Moines! Choose from pastries such as chocolate croissants, cinnamon rolls, fruit Danish or sweet treats including French macarons and an assortment of tortes.

Molly’s Cupcakes in Des Moines (D)

Don’t let the name fool you! Molly’s is the place for more than just cupcakes. You’ll also find homemade ice cream, cookies, bars, pies, cheesecake and other treats here.

Nosh Café & Eatery (D)

Handheld treats ideal for a group include stuffed cookies plus vegan and gluten free cookie options. For a smaller crew, order off the menu to enjoy smoothies, smoothie bowls, frozen yogurt and shakes.

Scenic Route Bakery (D)

Gather ‘round the water cooler! One of Downtown Des Moines’ bakeries, Scenic Route, is a great place to buy your coworkers, family or friends pastries including an assortment of cookies, croissants and cinnamon rolls/sticky buns.

Thistle’s Summit

Pop in for a locally owned bakery selling gluten free and Vegan desserts in Downtown Des Moines! With an ever-rotating menu, you’re sure to find something new and something satisfying with every visit. Custom orders available, too!

For additional Downtown DSM bakeries, coffee shops and eateries, visit the restaurants and nightlife page and find a list of Downtown grocery and convenience stores for grab-and-go food options for your team gatherings or company potluck.

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