Now that I’ve lived in Des Moines for a little over five years (woah), I figured it was time to put together a list of some of my favorite places around the city. From my favorite place to get a gorgeously made latte to some of the best places to spend a free afternoon, you can find it all here.
As part of Olio in Iowa’s Complete Guide to Roadside Attractions—which launched earlier this fall—all of my Des Moines essentials are now located under the central Iowa section. The guide is absolutely still a work in progress, so check back for even more Des Moines recommendations.
And stay tuned in the coming weeks for individual posts about some of my favorite places to eat, drink, shop and explore in Iowa’s capital city.