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Where to Buy Local in the Greater Des Moines Region: South

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 south side of DSM Chamber of Commerce businesses:

Greater Des Moines Restaurants   

804 Main Bar & Grill (Norwalk)

This hometown restaurant serves food and local beers you can enjoy while watching the game on one of 11 TVs , playing pool or darts or relaxing on the outdoor patio. Recommendation: 804’s Famous Eggrolls (1 roll or 3!)

A&W Drive-In (Indianola)

Try A&W burgers, hot dogs, sweets and treats. Recommendation: Fresh Root Beer (Made in Stores Daily)

Cabin Coffee Co. (Indianola + Madison County – Winterset)

Relax with a coffee by the fireplace or buy in bulk to treat the entire office. Recommendation: Palomino (White Coffee)

Pyra Pizzeria (Norwalk) 

Pyra Pizzeria serves up an authentic Neapolitan with a full dinner menu and Thursday through Sunday lunch specials. Recommendation: Wood-Fired Neapolitan Pizza or a Keto Bowl (Pizza Without the Crust)

The Drift (Madison County – Winterset)

A Madison County restaurant and taproom that is named for the rolling hills of Southern Iowa, The Drift offers an extensive menu of seasonal salad, sandwich, flatbread and dessert options. Recommendation: White Wine Chicken Pot Pie

Greater Des Moines Shopping

Bellflower Florist & Gifts (Norwalk)

Find plants, flowers and gift baskets for all occasions at Bellflower. Recommendation: Fall is in the Air Floral Arrangement 

Harvest Creek (Madison County – Winterset)

When you visit Harvest Creek, peruse a cozy shop with antiques, gifts and coffee flavors like “Highlander Groff” and “Chocolate Raspberry Creme.” Recommendation: Fair Trade Fresh Roasted Madison County Coffee

Honey Hollow Apiary & Garden (Indianola)

Honey Hollow is where you can find locally harvested honey, handmade brooms, lye soaps.pure beeswax and more. Recommendation: Raw Honey

Middlebrook Mercantile (Norwalk)

While you can find fresh coffee and fine wines here, Middlebrook Mercantile also carries Iowa-crafted meats and cheeses, florals, candles and other items. Recommendation: Seasonal Items

Wayward Saints Gift Shop (Madison County – St. Charles)

Handcrafted goat milk products and hand-poured soy candles can be found at the Wayward Saints Farm. Recommendation: Nordic Tumbler Candle

Greater Des Moines Services

A Special Event DJ and Photobooth (Indianola)

Make your next wedding, school or corporate a memorable one with ASEDJ. Recommendation: 3D LED Dance Floor

Good Life RV (Madison County – Bevington)

Good Life RV, a top 50 dealer in the U.S., is where you’ll find fifth wheels, travel trailers, motorhomes and more. Recommendation: Markdowns During the 2023 Model Clearance

Gradient9 Studios (Indianola) 

The Gradient9 Studios design team improves business performance through web and branding solutions. Recommendation: Website Design

Midwest Meets Design (Norwalk)

From day-of planning to custom macramé design to paper details, Midwest Meets Design offers unique custom services for your next event. Recommendation: Custom Macramé Pieces 

Norwalk Seasonal Services (Norwalk)

Check in with Norwalk Seasonal Services for outdoor needs, including lawn care, spring/fall cleanup, tree removal and more. Plans are available for winter weather. Recommendation: Snow and Ice Management 

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.