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

Chambers Buying Guide

November 21, 2022

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more this holiday season. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for where to buy local from north and central Chamber of Commerce businesses. This blog post includes local businesses from the following chambers:   


Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop (Clive) 

Try a sub sandwich, soup or salad from Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop. Recommendation: Classic Cheese Steak 


Dunn Brothers Coffee (Waukee) 

Seasonal drinks await at Dunn Brothers Coffee. Recommendation: Pumpkin Pie Latte or Candy Cane Mocha 


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: Earth, Wind & Tenderloins Sandwich 


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: Hot Turkey Sandwich (Seasonal Option) 


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 



Christopher’s Rare Coins (Johnston) 

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


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: Warmies (Microwavable Therapeutic Stuffed Animals) 


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 


The Rookie Sports Cards (Urbandale) 

Find sports cards and rare memorabilia as well as autographed items like jerseys, helmets and more. Recommendation: Card Packs and Boxes


Wall to Wall Wine & Spirits (West Des Moines) 

Wall to Wall Wine & Spirits offers a worldwide selection of wine, spirits, beer and seltzer. Recommendation: Barrel-Aged Beer 



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. 


Strauss Security Solutions (West Des Moines) 

Find high security products and systems from Strauss. Recommendation: Video Doorbell  


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!   

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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 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 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.