Welcome to the Capital Palate!

The Capital Palate is an invitation to eat locally grown food in Des Moines restaurants, and it’s divided into three sections:

  • Featured Restaurants: a list of local restaurants and the chefs who are taking the lead in serving local food.
  • Featured Farms: a list of Iowa farmers who provide the local ingredients for delicious dishes in many Des Moines restaurants.
  • Resources: information about organizations promoting local eating in Des Moines and how you can get involved in the fight for quality local food.

Iowa is full of incredible local foods, including everything from ducks and chickens to award-winning goat cheese, berries, heirloom tomatoes and more.

So pull up a chair and start enjoying the vibrant flavors of the Capital Palate.


* To find even more restaurants serving local food in Des Moines, look to the sidebar on the right for a comprehensive list brought to you by the folks at Buy Fresh Buy Local.