Des Moines creative agency Happy Medium has a new website designed to help local restaurants and bars called Eat Drink Swipe. Between this and the DSM Food Database, you’ve got all the information you need to eat local!
Pho King 2020 is happening. Between the fantastic name and the fact that pho is beloved, I wanted to make sure everyone knew this existed. In addition to merch, you get discounts on several restaurants that serve pho. Most of the discounts go through December 31st, but that’s only three weeks away, and with the holidays, availability may be even more limited. So, please support local, support marginalized communities, and get cheaper pho.
(Secret: I’ve not had pho yet. I’m waiting for it to get ass cold outside.)
Whole Damn Woman maintains a food database for the greater Des Moines area. It includes restaurants, food trucks, home businesses, farms, co-ops, pantries, and markets in the following areas: Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Boundurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Indianola, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights. The food pantry list is printable, so please feel free to share it anywhere and everywhere.
This database is updated weekly and undergoes major updates once a month. It contains active links to most businesses as well as a phone number. Most importantly, the database focuses almost exclusively on locally-owned/operated businesses.
Whole Damn Woman, LLC is a one-woman operation. If you use the database or any other Whole Damn Woman resources, please support me!
Graphic design work by Megan Pralle