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Chocolaterie Stam

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2814 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
+1 515-282-9575
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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210 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We love Stam's gelato and some of their chocolates. The gelato is lovely, dense and flavorful. Try a medium size with two of the cream based flavors like a chocolate and a nut flavor or two of the fruit flavors without dairy. I personally find their chocolates a bit too structured although I like their marzipan chocolates and a few... More 

Thank IowaMum
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

What can I say some of the best chocolate I have ever had! Smooth hand crafted excellence right here in Iowa. The store is absolutely elegant and the owners and staff are just outstanding! If you have someone who is hard to buy gifts for you will find something for them from gormet coffee infused with their chocolate to their... More 

Thank rod b
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

If chocolate is your passion and desire, be sure to try this friendly go to place on Ingersoll. You will not be disappointed with the hot chocolate, the coffee, or any of the delicious candy offerings.

Thank Phil S
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

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 

Thank Cliff K
Des Moines, Iowa
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119 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

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 !!

Thank chance s
Lamoni, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank mandy k
McPherson, Kansas
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 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!

Thank Monica R
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Natalie A
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Rita B
Carlsbad, California
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391 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 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!!!!

Thank floribel1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2814 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-282-9575

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?