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Where to Buy Local in the Greater Des Moines: East

Chambers Buying Guide

November 21, 2022

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 this holiday season. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for where to buy local from north and central Chamber of Commerce businesses. This blog post includes local businesses from the following chambers:   


Butcher’s Brewhuis (Pella) 

Try out Butcher’s Monday through Saturday where you can find small plates, burgers and craft cocktails. Recommendation: Apple Pecan Smoked Pork Chop 


Gezellig Brewing Co. (Greater Newton) 

Check out this women-owned business in the Greater Newton area, owned by two women who love craft beer. Gezellig is also still offering curbside to-go! Recommendation: Jacked Up Cider’s Cherry De Leche 


Grin City Bakery (Grinnell) 

Located in Downtown Grinnell, this bakery has donuts and baked goods to enjoy including a variety of cinnamon rolls. Recommendation: Old-Fashioned Rings 


Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse (Altoona) 

Steaks are center stage at Johnny’s. Enjoy one with fresh-baked focaccia bread and a house salad. Recommendation: Johnny’s Beef Wellington (New Menu Addition) 


Mugsy’s Pizza House – Irish Sports Pub (Pleasant Hill) 

Mugsy’s is a local pizzeria with a huge selection of draft beers. Recommendation: Guinness Irish Dry Stout 


Sisters Place (Carlisle) 

This bar and grill was established in the 60s and remains a beloved roadhouse establishment in Carlisle. Recommendation: Fry Baskets (Including Gluten-Free Fries) 



Bass Pro Shops (Altoona) 

Bass Pro Shops may be the world’s leading supplier of premium outdoor gear, but this time of year stop in for holiday items and reserve your spot for a free photo with Santa. Recommendation: Family Pajamas 


Blue Gate Farm (Knoxville) 

This generational family farm offers naturally grown produce and farm-fresh jams and jellies. Recommendation: VegEmail Custom Orders (Deliveries: Every Other Tuesday Nov. – April; Every Saturday May – October)  


Central Tire & Auto (Pella) 

Check out automotive repairs and tire sales at Central Tire & Auto to ensure your car runs smoothly through the winter season. Recommendation: New Set of Tires 


Earthwise Pet (Greater Newton) 

Serving Greater Newton resident with a pet nutrition center and wellness spa specializing in natural pet foods, treats and more. Recommendation: Skout’s Honor Probiotic Puppy Shampoo/Conditioner 


Pine Grove Family Farms (Bondurant) 

A producer of Central Iowa meat products, Pine Grove Family Farms also offers fresh honey and eggs. Recommendation: Griller’s Delight Bundle 


Porter Hardware & Rental (Pleasant Hill) 

A locally owned hardware and rental center, Porter offers outdoor equipment, paint, tools and hardware as well as service and repairs. Recommendation: Snow Blowers 



55 Mane on Main (Carlisle) 

55 Mane on Main in Carlisle is a cozy local salon with hair services, tanning, spa treatment and more. Recommendation: Blowout (Includes scalp massage and thermal style) 


Athletico East Des Moines (Pleasant Hill) 

Treat your back and neck pain now so you can get moving next summer at Athletico East Des Moines. Recommendation: Physical Therapy 


Forbes Office Solutions (Greater Newton) 

If you’re looking for office items for your business, Forbes Office Solutions is the place to buy. Recommendation: Leanin Tree Holiday Cards 


Frontline Lawn & Landscape (Bondurant) 

Check out Frontline Lawn & Landscape for all residential and commercial landscape needs. Recommendation: Winter Landscaping Services 


Pella Glass & Home Improvement (Pella) 

Pella Glass & Home Improvement will repair and install glass in your home or business. Recommendation: Custom Frameless Shower Doors 


Swain Chiropractic (Altoona) 

At Swain Chiropractic, find care for the whole family. Recommendation: First-Visit Consultation 


Village Decorating Studio (Grinnell) 

A local design studio that will help you create a beautiful home. Recommendation: Window Shading Installation 


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!   

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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.