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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 Greater Des Moines (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

Gezellig Brewing Co. (Greater Newton) 

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

Grin City Bakery (Grinnell)

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

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse (Altoona)

Steaks are center stage at Johnny’s. Enjoy one with fresh-baked focaccia bread and a house salad. Recommendation: Chef Andy's Wednesday Special

Liberty Street Kitchen (Pella)

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

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

Mugsy’s is a local pizzeria with a huge selection of draft beers. Recommendation: Irish Drafts — Killian’s Irish Red Ale, Smithwick’s Red Ale

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

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

Greater Des Moines Shopping

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: Fibers sourced from Blue Gate alpacas

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 residents with a pet nutrition center and wellness spa specializing in natural pet foods, treats and more. Recommendation: Pet House Winter Car Fresheners, Holidays Fur All

Off the Rails Quilting (Bondurant)

Visit Off the Rails Quilting for sewing machines, fabric (including holiday fabrics!), apparel, gifts and more. Recommendation: Quilt Block Pop Socket

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

Greater Des Moines Services

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: Retail Items

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: 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: Made-in-Iowa Cabinetry (Bertch Cabinetry)

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 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.