Gateway Market & Cafe

Gateway Market & Cafe

Grocery Store, Supermarket, and Breakfast Spot
Sherman Hill, Des Moines
  • alison m.
    "The cranberry walnut salad is amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Ro P.
    "Try the Korean Steak Sandwich - Yummy! Oh so good."(2 Tips)
    "If you haven't, you must try the Cilantro Lime Chicken salad."(2 Tips)
    Matt E.
    "Try the House ramen"(2 Tips)
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  • Larry R.
    The tuna sandwich, seared and cooked rare is excellent! Everything at this restaurant is good though!
    Larry Robinson Sr · December 16, 2015
  • Robert A.
    Asked for steak tacos made as Burrito, ate half made great dinner...
    Robert Anderson · October 29, 2015
  • Ted C.
    Took a guest the last Sunday afternoon. He ordered the tenderloin sandwich. He barely could manage cutting the meat with a knife it was so overcooked. All other meals were satisfactory at best.
    Ted Coppock · September 27, 2015
  • Erin M.
    Breakfast includes vegan options such as tofu scramble and steel cut oats.
    Erin Monfort-Nelson · September 25, 2015
  • Chad T.
    South Union bread, great meat counter and coffee selections. Usually good produce, though some specials are not often so great. A good stop for many items, probably won't be your only grocery store.
    Chad Thompson · August 25, 2015
  • g o.
    From the storied manufacturers of Fox's u-bet chocolate syrup- the only way to make a egg cream (look it up) this stuff is addictive!
    g oconnor · August 11, 2015
  • g o.
    A word to the wise: Huy Fong foods is the original Sriracha, Sambal Oelek, and Chili Garlic Sauce company (one brilliant ex-pat Vietnamese). Note the green tops and the rooster - those are Huy Fong's!
    g oconnor · August 11, 2015
  • g o.
    The entire Marie Sharp collection. I run through two bottles of the "Fiery Hot" Habanero hot sauce a year - buying over the Internet (and I live in LA). Spectacular!
    g oconnor · August 11, 2015
  • g o.
    Attention ex-pat Brit, Aussie, and Kiwi shoppers! The debate rages on!
    g oconnor · August 11, 2015
  • g o.
    The wine selection is the best I've found in Iowa. Not limited to French wines by any means!
    g oconnor · August 11, 2015
  • Brett W.
    Fish Tacos, Fries, burger one of the best. Sashimi and rolls good as is the market lasagne. Olive bar, cheese bar and red velvet cupcakes!
    Brett Wilson · April 8, 2015
  • Aaron S.
    One of the few places in Des Moines that carries my favorite Oasis Hummus made by Oasis Falafel out of Iowa City, IA. Their pita chips are pretty awesome too.
    Aaron S · February 19, 2015
  • Lanae G.
    The black bean burger is amazing!
    Lanae Greene · September 10, 2014
  • Justin C.
    The perfect burger, it's perfect.
    Justin Carter · August 27, 2014
  • Andrea B.
    $21+/lb dark chocolate covered espresso beans?! Highway robbery! Get 'em at HyVee.
    Andrea Burke · March 6, 2014
  • Kelley K.
    Check out the Top 10 bottles of wine under $10 ... they're always good!
    Kelley Kunz Crosbie · February 26, 2014
  • Randall S.
    They will not let me in here. They say that I must leave, but I am so hungry. I need to eat, I say. No, they reply, voices barely escaping their raspy throats. You may not enter here. So I do not.
    Randall Stanhope · February 18, 2014
  • Otis K.
    That Tomato Basil soup though... Yum
    Otis Khounlo · January 24, 2014
  • leroy g.
    The cookies are the bomb
    leroy gates · January 19, 2014
  • Tyron C.
    Starting Friday, October 4th (and every friday after) they'll feature a fish special prepared by the GW chefs.
    Tyron Collier · September 29, 2013
  • Gina C.
    Love the store and their catering dept. does a fantastic job!
    Gina Cornelison · September 23, 2013
  • Vivian N.
    Great food and great customer service! We wanted some ready to eat watermelon, they didn't had any but gladly cut a whole one for us and packed it!
    Vivian Nunez · August 24, 2013
  • TrishaTrixie H.
    Got stuff to make our own zombie burgers
    TrishaTrixie Hunter-Merrill · August 4, 2013
  • Ryan E.
    I don't eat here nearly as often as I should. I am always surprised by their creative & flavorful menu options!
    Ryan Ellsworth · July 23, 2013
  • Jean H.
    Good breakfast at the cafe. Love the cheese section of the store.
    Jean Hampton · July 4, 2013
  • Andi M.
    Try the chicken pot pie and the ramen. Delicious!!!
    Andi McIlwee · April 26, 2013
  • Paige B.
    Their Eggs Benedict (and brunch food in general) is excellent.
    Paige Burchstead · April 16, 2013
  • Ellie L.
    Kids eat free Tuesdays!
    Ellie LeBlanc · April 9, 2013
  • Erin M.
    The creamy yet spicy chicken tortilla soup with a slice of artisan bread... yum!
    Erin McHenry · March 7, 2013
  • B.J. F.
    Peace Tree Brewery Root Beer.
    B.J. F. · March 3, 2013
  • LaVerne G.
    Ma! Meatloaf! In other words try the meatloaf.
    LaVerne Greenfield · February 21, 2013
  • Jason S.
    The fried chicken breakfast on weekends is absolutely amazing
    Jason Stuyvesant · February 17, 2013
  • Madie F.
    The food to go single meals are huge portions, good variety, and only $7.99! That's less than most other foods here- a great deal!
    Madie Fiedler · February 3, 2013
  • Andy H.
    The floral department has a fantastic selection of air plants!
    Andy Haning-Brown · January 20, 2013
  • Kristen S.
    Breakfast is served until 2 p.m. on weekends!
    Kristen Smith · January 5, 2013
  • Steven C.
    Lobster roll and coleslaw
    Steven Christiansen · December 24, 2012
  • Jarad B.
    The only place I have ever seen a vegan Bánh mì and it is amazing. Vegan chili is also the best I've ever had. Non-meat options in general are winners.
    Jarad Bernstein · December 9, 2012
  • Kristen S.
    If you're getting food to go, ask if you can get it in a paper bag. The plastic ones don't hold up very well (we've had more than a couple instances where food ended up all over the car).
    Kristen Smith · December 9, 2012
  • DeAnna S.
    Very tasty fries...normally dont like fries, but here they are fresh, seasoned and not salty
    DeAnna Sturtevant · November 6, 2012
  • Hannah G.
    Cannot beat their antipasti/olive bar. I also like their house hummus selection. And don't get me started on available cheeses and South Union breads...
    Hannah Garrison · September 30, 2012
  • Katy C.
    Fresh ingredients make an awesome BLT. A little pricey but well worth it!
    Katy C. · September 18, 2012
  • Jason S.
    This place has awesome cake. Try the triple chocolate cake.
    Jason Swartz · September 2, 2012
  • Tara M.
    Get the lobster mac' and cheese. Thank me later.
    Tara Maurer · July 25, 2012
  • Shay H.
    The potato pepper jack soup is a must have.
    Shay H · June 15, 2012
  • Jamie G.
    I enjoy the many types of trail mix. Yum!
    Jamie Gilleland · May 21, 2012
  • Jenny V.
    Try the Shaktea Kombucha, made fresh in Fairfield, Iowa. Love the Strawberry Twist & Mango Tango. :)
    Jenny Vollenweider · May 19, 2012
  • Andy H.
    The Korean steak sandwich and lobster Mac and cheese are both fabulous.
    Andy Heffling · April 13, 2012
  • Justin C.
    People can't seem to drive when they enter the parking lot here
    Justin Cooper · March 30, 2012
  • sarah b.
    Best veggie burger ever.
    sarah bailey · February 22, 2012
  • sarah b.
    Best veggie burger I've ever had!
    sarah bailey · February 22, 2012
  • Jeff K.
    High prices, surly staff, decent selection. There will be no reason to come here once Whole Foods opens.
    Jeff Kwiatek · February 19, 2012
  • beth z.
    Omg too small!!
    beth ziegmann · February 18, 2012
  • Rachel C.
    They use wheat and glutin free (corn) tortillas for their fish and steak tacos. Yum:)
    Rachel Cutler · February 4, 2012
  • Vinay B.
    There Cranberry Chicken Salad is heavenly!
    Vinay Bhat · February 4, 2012
  • Jeff S.
    Anywhere that has a menu JUST for Mac & Cheese is amazing!
    Jeff Slobotski · February 3, 2012
  • Halli K.
    Best Mac and Cheese I think I have ever had! Fun, modern atmosphere and great fresh produce. There is something for everyone here!
    Halli Kubes · January 31, 2012
  • Hilary H.
    Local to the Des Moines area and unlike any other grocery store in Des Moines. They carry locally grown, fresh produce, a wide variety of fine cheeses and wines and groceries from around the world.
    Hilary Henak · January 26, 2012
  • Ro P.
    Try the Korean Steak Sandwich - Yummy! Oh so good.
    Ro Pho · January 10, 2012
  • Steven C.
    Sushi is great!
    Steven Christiansen · January 4, 2012
  • Holly W.
    Looking for a snack to share? The hummus plate—complete with feta, olives, cucumbers and pita chips—is plenty for two.
    Holly W. · December 7, 2011
  • Dan R.
    They have 1 bottle of my fave wine left. Seghesio VENOM---Pete Seghesio poured me some when he was in town last time---SUPREME!!!
    Dan Ridout · December 2, 2011
  • Chris F.
    Market Mac & Cheese is amazing!!
    Chris Friest · November 23, 2011
  • Gretchen W.
    Gateway has the best breakfast!!
    Gretchen Walter · November 20, 2011
  • A D M.
    They carry gluten free beers
    A D Matthews · November 12, 2011
  • Gaston
    Gateway has the largest cheese selection in Central Iowa. Try all of them! The Fontina is just awesome. Plus they have Dulce De Leche, the unique milk caramel from Argentina.
    Gaston · September 26, 2011
  • Kensie S.
    Best heirloom tomatoes when in season.
    Kensie Smith · September 20, 2011
  • Juice Magazine
    Veggie burger gets high marks from reviewer: "strong flavor and a moist, thick patty with a hearty texture that holds up to my hands squeezing it while taking a big ol’ bite." Read more
    Juice Magazine · August 31, 2011
  • Graham P.
    Agur Blue Cheese, some fresh bread & a bottle of wine on a Friday after a long work week hit the spot....
    Graham Pocialik · August 23, 2011
  • Sarah S.
    Try the cranberry walnut salad. There's a reason it's at the top of the list!
    Sarah Stephas · August 9, 2011
  • Lindsey S.
    The take home pizza crust is amazing!
    Lindsey Smith · July 13, 2011
  • Macy K.
    If you're looking for something sweet, head to the freezer section to try an ice cream sandwich made with Tank Goodness cookies & soft serve ice cream!
    Macy K. · July 5, 2011
  • Chad K.
    Don't let the omelet prices turn you away. More than enough food and its good!
    Chad Kriz · June 25, 2011
  • Dan C.
    The Memphis Style pulled pork sandwich rules. Who knew cole slaw on pulled pork could be so good?
    Dan Cullinan · June 11, 2011
  • Thang C.
    Best Wine Shop in town! :)
    Thang Chau · May 30, 2011
  • Samantha B.
    The chicken tortilla soup is amazing!
    Samantha Boyd · April 26, 2011
  • Del B.
    The last 2 visits to the cafe for takeout were disappointing. They undercooked my fish and chips- the fish was soggy and the batter was pale. Ordered 2 orders of Ramen next and it was way too salty.
    Del Boogs · April 18, 2011
  • Norah C.
    Stopping by for lunch? A half salad will be more than enough to fill you up. The Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad is the best on the menu.
    Norah Carroll · March 31, 2011
    Try the red pepper hummus-the feta makes it awesomely rich, and perfect with a glass of wine! The veggie pad thai is also amaaazing!!
    CASSIE SEMERAD · March 8, 2011
  • Nathan B.
    All the granola and Greek yogurt varieties one person could ever need! Great work, Gateway!
    Nathan Bush · February 24, 2011
  • Rachel B.
    veggie house ramen. amazing.
    Rachel Bruns · February 20, 2011
  • Jeff I.
    Big fan of the sushi. Totally yummy.
    Jeff Inman · November 30, 2010
  • Foodspotting
    Try the Fish Taco
    Foodspotting · November 17, 2010
  • Matt E.
    Try the House ramen
    Matt Emerson · November 17, 2010
  • Michael V.
    A little pricey, but good sustainable groceries, very helpfull employees and the greatest French Toast in Des Moines have made me a regular.
    Michael Vaughn · November 15, 2010
  • Ashley S.
    best pepper Jack potato soup ever!!!!!
    Ashley Strait · October 30, 2010
  • Adam L.
    The pastries are delicious! The monster cookie is a meal in itself! :)
    Adam Lilland · October 9, 2010
  • Skip
    Try the Drunken Goat cheese. It's awesome.
    Skip · September 24, 2010
  • alison m.
    The cranberry walnut salad is amazing! One of the best salads ever.
    alison monaghan · September 3, 2010
  • Jeff D.
    Gateway Burger: Best damned burger I've ever had.
    Jeff Duncan · August 20, 2010
  • AJ A.
    for sure the cranberry walnut salad
    AJ Archer · July 28, 2010
  • Traci S.
    Love the chicken tortilla soup and sushi. Makes for a light, healthy lunch! Also, I always pick up a loaf of the rye sandwich bread. It's delicious toasted. I wish they had a whole-grain version avail
    Traci S · May 26, 2010
  • Lacey
    If you haven't, you must try the Cilantro Lime Chicken salad. Amazing.
    Lacey · May 10, 2010
  • Kyle G.
    Cuban sammich. All ya need to know...
    Kyle Gonyea · March 21, 2010
  • Chelsea
    Hit the cheese bar and try some from every part of the world.
    Chelsea · March 9, 2010
  • Lorna T.
    Best veggie ramen in town!
    Lorna Truck · February 17, 2010
  • DW C.
    The Pesto Chicken Pasta is ok. But becomes delicious with the feta and olives from the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus accoutrement.
    DW Couch · February 8, 2010
  • Jeff Z.
    Eggs benedict no ham add spinach is a weekly breakfast ritual! So good!
    Jeff Zelnio · January 10, 2010
  • Marc H.
    Worth the trip for great cafe food, groceries, beer and wine!
    Marc Hollander · January 8, 2010
  • Abbie T.
    Tofu scramble. A delicious must have.
    Abbie Toney · January 6, 2010
  • Tara
    Great soups & they have a unique dip w. their onion rings. Delish!
    Tara · January 5, 2010
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