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Chocolaterie Stam

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2814 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 255-5089
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great European style chocolates - a nearby garden to sip wine as well

If you are in Des Moines and want a unique gift for friends this is a great family owned place with a wonderful selection of chocolates made in the European style. Also a great place for a date with friends or a special someone you can try the nice indoor and outdoor garden area to enjoy you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Cliff K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

If you are in Des Moines and want a unique gift for friends this is a great family owned place with a wonderful selection of chocolates made in the European style. Also a great place for a date with friends or a special someone you can try the nice indoor and outdoor garden area to enjoy you chocolate and tea... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This place is fantastic with great selections of chocolates and gelato. In front is a nice sitting area to enjoy coffee or teas with your selection of sweets. In addition to chocolate choices they do have other sweet selections as well as a few no sugar chocolate selections. Enjoy !!

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Lamoni, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It feels looks and smells different when you walk in. Rich, European, colorful, friendly. I could live in here. It's like the shop in the original Willy Wonka movie only warmer and richer. The chocolate is fresh, no crappy chemicals. It tastes like butter cocoa cream and a touch of magic. They have super good gelato too and wine. My... More 

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Richmond, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went both nights of our Des Moines visit because we loved this place so much! The chocolate is delicious and beautiful! And the service is fantastic!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This little shop has so many wonderful treats to choose from. We had gelato and purchased a selection of truffles. The woman who was working was extremely kind and helpful- we would most definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Thank you Rosie for your hospitality. The chocolate store is very fancy. Outside the chocolate store is tables and chairs in a nice area. There is a stage with a guitarist/singer entertaining while you have a little chocolate and drink. It's very nice and comfortable. Thank you from Rita Bennett and Steve Nordstrom from Westminster Colorado

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have not found chocolate treats like this since I was a little child. This is truly a wonderland of chocolate. I could easily spend the day, and a LOT of money here!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Don't go here if you're on a diet!! It's overwhelmingly delicious. And such a bliss to find real licorice (not the red thing).

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Since touring Europe and tasting all the top-notch chocolate and gelato from around the world, I have searched and searched for something comparable, yet not overpriced, in the US. Stams is that place! The treats may be a bit more expensive than buying packaged at the grocery store, but the quality is exceptional!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The chocolates here are among the best I've ever had. There were a few unique items that I have never seen before in either a candy store or a chocolate shop. We purchased about 30 pieces and every piece was amazing. I can't recommend this place enough, I'm only glad I live 3 hours away so I can't indulge very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2814 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 255-5089
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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