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Where to Buy Local in the Greater Des Moines: East

Chambers Buying Guide

No matter what part of Greater Des Moines (DSM) you’re buying in, the Greater Des Moines Partnership urges you to continue to look local first when it comes to buying from DSM shops, restaurants and more. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay here in the community. Check out the featured items below for where to buy local from the following east side of DSM Chamber of Commerce businesses:

Greater Des Moines Restaurants

Coco & Nini's Italian Restaurant & Lounge (Carlisle)

Item: Italian Grinder (Featuring Graziano’s Sausage)
This family-owned Italian restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday in Carlisle.

Gezellig Brewing Co. (Greater Newton) 

Item: Forever Dutch (15% of all Forver Dutch Lager sales support Central College students through the Journey Scholarship Fund.)
Check out this women-owned business in the Greater Newton area, owned by two women who love craft beer.

Grin City Bakery (Grinnell)

Item: Cronut
Located in Downtown Grinnell, this bakery has donuts and baked goods to enjoy including a variety of cinnamon rolls. 

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse (Altoona)

Item: Johnny’s Pick Two
Steaks are center stage at Johnny’s. Enjoy one with fresh-baked focaccia bread and a house salad. 

Liberty Street Kitchen (Pella)

Item: Lobster Penne and Cheese
The Liberty Street Kitchen contemporary menu has plant-based and vegan options, as well as gluten-friendly items.

Pleasant Hill Diner (Pleasant Hill)

Item: Hungry Man Omlet
Grab a homemade breakfast with all the fixins'.

Greater Des Moines Shopping

Bass Pro Shops (Altoona)

Item: Camping Equipment
Bass Pro Shops may be the world’s leading supplier of premium outdoor gear.

Blue Gate Farm (Knoxville)

Item: Fresh Produce
This generational family farm offers naturally grown produce and farm-fresh jams and jellies.

Central Tire & Auto (Pella) 

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

Earthwise Pet (Greater Newton)

Item: Pet Toys
Serving Greater Newton residents with a pet nutrition center and wellness spa specializing in natural pet foods, treats and more.

Off the Rails Quilting (Bondurant)

Item: Brown Bag Mystery Bag
Visit Off the Rails Quilting for sewing machines, fabric (including holiday fabrics!), apparel, gifts and more.

Porter Hardware & Rental (Pleasant Hill)

Item: Monthly Specials
A locally owned hardware and rental center, Porter offers outdoor equipment, paint, tools and hardware as well as service and repairs. 

Greater Des Moines Services

Athletico East Des Moines (Pleasant Hill)

Item: Free Assessment
Treat your back and neck pain now so you can get moving next summer at Athletico East Des Moines.

Forbes Office Solutions (Greater Newton)

Item: Document Scanning
If you’re looking for office items for your business, Forbes Office Solutions is the place to buy. 

Frontline Lawn & Landscape (Bondurant)

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

Pella Glass & Home Improvement (Pella)

Item: Glass and Door Installation
Pella Glass & Home Improvement will repair and install glass in your home or business.

Swain Chiropractic (Altoona)

Item: Workshops
At Swain Chiropractic, find care for the whole family. 

Village Decorating Studio (Grinnell)

Item: Made-in-Iowa Cabinetry (Bertch Cabinetry)
A local design studio that will help you create a beautiful home.

Find a complete list of Member businesses here.

Learn more about buying local by visiting dsmpartnership.com/buylocal and make sure to use #DSMlocal when posting about your local products, services or purchases on social media.

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 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 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.