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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 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

El Toreado Mexican Bar & Grill (West Des Moines)

Item: Molcajete
The perfect place to find local Mexican food filled with the flavors and spices you love.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant (Clive)

Item: Seasonal Chef Recommendations Menu
Cooper's Hawk offers dine-in and carryout options. Check out their gluten-free, happy hour, catering or dessert menus, too.

MinGaLaBar Burmese Kitchen (Urbandale)

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

Pepp's Pizzeria (Grimes)

Item: The Upside-Down Pizza
Founded to honor "Pepp," a home chef hobbyist and pizza aficionado.

PLAYgrounds (Waukee)

Item: Iced S'more Mocha
This full-service cafe with an indoor playground was built to let littles be little.

Pour Choices Neighborhood Bar (Grimes) 

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

River to River Bakery & Pizza (Adel Partners)

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

Greater Des Moines Shopping

Christopher’s Rare Coins (Johnston)

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

Iowa Orchard (Urbandale)

Item: Homemade Pies
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.

Mr. B Clothing (Clive)

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

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

Item: Horror Movie Art Prints
While there are all kinds of handmade items at Skippy’s, you can find swag like dog gear and art prints, too. 

The Blissful Craft Shop (Adel Partners)

Item: Craft Kits
When you visit The Blissful Craft Shop, you can pick up holiday décor and homemade items. 

Urban Cellar Wine Bar, Grille & Market (West Des Moines)

Item: Seasonal Wines
Enjoy new American cuisine and a great variety of wine, cocktails and more.

Greater Des Moines Services

Access Systems (Waukee)

Item: IT Services
Don't settle, find the perfect system to help streamline your business practices.


Item: Custom Banners
Make a statement with custom signs for parties, weddings and business needs.

Mike’s Auto Service (Clive)

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

Pivot Wealth Strategies (Adel Partners)

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

Shadow Fist Kung Fu and Tai Chi (Windsor Heights)

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

Smile Labs (West Des Moines)

Item: Teeth Whitening
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)

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

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.