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Gateway Market & Cafe

2002 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-4922
+1 515-243-1754
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (19 reviews)
“hummus” (3 reviews)
“soups” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2002 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-4922
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Great diverse menu of soups, salads, sandwich's, and burgers. Outdoor seating also available. Close to downtown, easy access off main North-South road, parking available.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank markb4cy
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

It can be a bit overwhelming with the hustle and bustle of the Gateway Market. Deli style ordering. Tough to find a seat over the weekend noon hour. Chicken Chipotle Lime salad was excellent. Mac and cheese and chicken wrap were well portioned and good,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank fredinmn
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

If you are in the mood for a big city vibe, have breakfast at the cafe in the Gateway Market. Great setting by the fireplace adds to the charm of a sterile setting. Clean and great food at a reasonable price.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Had the Mediterranean wrap with falafel. It was amazing. The tiki masala was decent but not wonderful.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Jehrlich2
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Every meal I have had at Gateway, the food has been spot on. I just have to remember, good things come to those who wait. Our normal visit are on Sunday evenings. Never a huge crowd... but quite a long wait. That said, in exchange...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I often stop into Gateway for lunch (or breakfast) when I'm visiting family in DSM, from Key West, FL. I discovered the restaurant by chance a decade ago when I was shopping for nice steaks next door at the market. The restaurant's atmosphere is relaxed...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jimmy_d_olson
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I've visited Gateway Market a few times when I've visited family in Des Moines. I usually go for the vegetarian burger - I live in the UK, so am always tempted by the opportunity for a burger and fries US style. Good portion sizes, good...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank LizCoUK
Reviewed 18 April 2018

With 2 vegans and a lactose intolerant eater, choices are often limited. But we all found something to eat here and the bill was very reasonable. Two of us had the tofu banh mi sandwich and it was and excellent decision. The chicken salad wrap...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank BamaVol
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Eaten here a dozen times. Food is fresh, reasonable in price. Good location right on the corner of Woodland Ave. Nice pace to roam around and see what is new....

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank 881lizp
Reviewed 28 February 2018

I have been to gateway many times over the years - they have a great salad bar - with different soups daily - Usually I order steak tacos for lunch and they are great - had the Greek salad with chicken and was wonderful.... lots...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 653cliffk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-4922
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-243-1754
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