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

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 west side of DSM Chamber of Commerce businesses:

Greater Des Moines Restaurants

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant (Clive)

Cooper's Hawk offers dine-in and carryout options. Check out their gluten-free, happy hour, catering or dessert menus, too. Recommendation: Thanksgiving Meal Kits 

Dunn Brothers Coffee (Waukee)

Seasonal drinks await at Dunn Brothers Coffee. Recommendation: Caramel Apple Nirvana or White Chocolate Pistachio Frappe 

Mema’s Italian Grinders (Grimes)

Mema’s Italian Grinders is a family-owned shop featuring Italian-inspired items. Recommendation: Chicago Italian Beef 

MinGaLaBar Burmese Kitchen (Urbandale)

A variety of Burmese options await at MinGaLaBar. Recommendation: Moh Hin Gar (A National Dish of Burma)

Mitzi’s Kitchen & Cocktails (West Des Moines)

In the heart of Historic Valley Junction is Mitzi’s Kitchen & Cocktails. Recommendation: Philly Collins 

Pour Choices Neighborhood Bar (Grimes) 

With Happy Hour on weekdays from 2 – 5 p.m., Pour Choices is an easy decision for food and drinks in Grimes. Recommendation: Mac & Cheese with Housemade Candied Bacon Bits 

River to River Bakery & Pizza (Adel Partners)

Located in Adel’s historic courthouse square, River to River Bakery offers made-from-scratch baked goods. Recommendation: Donuts and Cinnamon Rolls

Greater Des Moines Shopping

Christopher’s Rare Coins (Johnston)

Locally owned, Christopher’s Rare Coins deals in U.S. and foreign coins. Recommendation: Proof Coins

Iowa Orchard (Urbandale)

Iowa Orchard pies use the freshest ingredients to create a variety of pies, including the Dutch Crumb Apple, Gooseberry, Pumpkin and the Strazberry, a combination of strawberry and red raspberry. Recommendation: Homemade Pies

Mr. B Clothing (Clive)

This men’s clothing store offers more than 49 years of tradition in dress shirts, denim, outwear, pants, sport coats and more. Recommendation: St. Croix Knitwear

Posey & Jett’s (Clive)

Shop Posey & Jett’s for gifts this holiday season. Recommendation: Yoto Collection (Includes Yoto Player (3rd Generation) and Yoto Mini Player) 

Skippy Fantastic’s Pop-Culture Emporium (Windsor Heights)

While there are all kinds of handmade items at Skippy’s, you can find swag like dog gear and art prints, too. Recommendation: Monster Dolls (a.k.a Existential Crisis Fighters)

The Blissful Craft Shop (Adel Partners)

When you visit The Blissful Craft Shop, you can pick up holiday décor and homemade items. Recommendation: Holiday Decor

Wall to Wall Wine & Spirits (West Des Moines)

Wall to Wall Wine & Spirits offers a worldwide selection of wine, spirits, beer and seltzer. Recommendation: Seasonal Wines 

Greater Des Moines Services

Blingle Premier Lighting (Clive)

Blingle can handle all your commercial lighting, holiday lighting and landscape lighting needs. Recommendation: Halloween and Christmas Full-Service Rental 

Fireplace Stone & Patio (Waukee)

As winter approaches, now is the time to look into fireplaces and stoves. Recommendation: Inserts to Seal Off Wood Burning Fireplaces

Mike’s Auto Service (Clive)

Open Monday through Friday on Hickman Road in Clive, Mike’s Auto Service offers three decades of experience providing auto repairs. Recommendation: Tire Sales & Service

Pivot Wealth Strategies (Adel Partners)

At Pivot Wealth Strategies, portfolio management comes with communication and attention. Recommendation: Risk Management

Shadow Fist Kung Fu and Tai Chi (Windsor Heights)

Learn traditional Eagle Claw Kung Fu and Wu Style Tai Chai to improve fitness and self-defense in a positive training environment. Recommendation: Unlimited Package for Unlimited Classes/Week - $135/Mo.

Smile Labs (West Des Moines)

Single and double sessions as well as VIP whitening packages are available at Smile Labs. Smile Labs whitening technique is 30% better than home products and 1/3 the price of having your dentist whiten your teeth!

Strauss Security Solutions (West Des Moines)

Find high security products and systems from Strauss. Recommendation: GPS Mobile Medical Alert System 

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.