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Where to Buy Local in Downtown DSM

Shopping in Downtown DSM

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for items in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Check out the featured items below for ideas on how to support local businesses downtown.

Restaurants + Bars

Fong’s Pizza

Featured Item: Fusion Pizza Description: Stop by the original location of Fong’s Pizza in Downtown DSM to try the Crab Rangoon or Ramen pizza. Gluten-free options like the Fongolian Beef, Polynesian or the Thai Chicken are also available.

Kava DSM

Featured Item: Smoothie Bowls
Description: Try out DSM’s first kava bar! Smoothie bowls include the Sunkissed, Coral Reef, Sandcastle, Magic Mermaid, Blue Ocean and Sea Lily.

The Stuffed Olive

Featured Item: Fresh-Stuffed Olives
Description: Along with cocktails, food, wine and beer, The Stuffed Olive offers olives including: Bacon Olive, Sun-Dried Tomato Olive, Parmesan Olive, an Olive Sampler and more!

Find more restaurants in DSM here.


Creative DSM

Featured Item: Digital + Social Marketing Description: Creative DSM creates digital strategies for small businesses.


Featured Item: Public Transportation
Description: DART provides resources for those who vanpool, walk or bike, connecting people through affordable, convenient service.


Featured Item: Digital Marketing Solutions
Description: LOCALiQ uses tools to understand your user’s journey with a combination of reporting, tracking, and analytics.

UPS Supply Chain Inc.

Featured Item: Freight Options
Description: UPS Supply Chain Inc. has trusted air freight options to get it where you need it, when you need it and on your budget.

Virtua Computers, Inc.

Featured Item: IT Consulting
Description: Virtua provides quality IT consulting while also helping other IT consultants grow their businesses.

Find more business services in DSM here.


Design Fetish by Deshara

Featured Item: Deck-a-Door Collection Description: Design Fetish offers décor to uplift and inspire including wreaths for special occasions, including weddings, fall, summer, special delivery, holiday, inspiration, team spirit, celebrations and year-round options.

Moberg Gallery

Featured Item: Art Consultation, Framing, Installation
Description: Moberg Arts Services offers services personalized for each client, including for the following services: art consulation, framing, site-specific artworks, art collection management, transportation and installation, live painting events, appraisal and restoration, art branding solutions, public art and murals and art exhibitions.

Find more retail shops in DSM here. You can also find Historic East Village-specific restaurants, services and shops here.

The original #DSMlocal Buying Guide offers gift ideas for a variety of recipients from bookworms to pet lovers and more. Throughout the year, The Partnership will continue to add even more buying guides to encourage buying local, curated with DSM shops, restaurants and service providers in mind for shoppers like you!

If you're a business owner and Member of The Partnership interested in being featured in one of the buying guides, sign up here.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.