Retail & Food


The Mid-Iowa region is home to more than 240 restaurants that offer a variety of dining styles and cuisines, including American, Mexican, Indian, Chinese and Korean food, award-winning barbecue, locally-raised beef, coal-fired pizza, and much more.

Fuel, Clarion – Fuel’s coal-fired oven produces 13 specialty pizzas plus sandwiches, appetizers, and more.

Gaga and Hoo, Fort Dodge – Great selection of Korean favorites served in stylish surroundings.

Gordy’s at Rustix, Humboldt – Nestled in Humboldt’s renovated downtown Rustix event center, this unique restaurant offers robust pub cuisine and craft beers.

Caribbean Coffeehouse, Humboldt – Handmade sandwiches, baked goods and espresso drinks are served with a touch of island ambiance.

S&B Farmstead Distillery, Bancroft – Iowa corn is transformed into unique liquors with spices and fruits, all of which you can sample at the tasting room of this award-winning distillery.

Gridiron Grill, Webster City – A reader’s choice award winner for its pub food and steaks.

Teapot Café, Laurens – A small town, locally owned restaurant serving old and new favorites amid country crafts.


These are just a few of hundreds of exciting shopping experiences you’ll enjoy in the Mid-Iowa region.

400 Rustic Station, Whittemore – Shop for farmhouse style decor and artwork, or learn to make your own.

Midwest Toys of Iowa, Mallard – Quite possibly the collectible farm toy capital of the universe!

Rustic Raven, Clarion – Wall art, jewelry, clothes, and all kinds of home decor that brings an edgy sensibility to the retro look.

The Kaleidoscope Factory, Pocahontas – It’s hard not to smile when you’re looking through a kaleidoscope! Watch these beautiful and unique kaleidoscopes being made.

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The Mid Iowa Growth Partnership (MIGP) was designated a regional collaborative by the State of Iowa in mid 2005. The Partnership consists of eight counties located in north-central Iowa, a region with a population of 165,000 and a potential labor force of over 240,000. The Mid Iowa Growth Partnership welcomes this opportunity to provide you with the information you need to facilitate or initiate your request in the Mid-Iowa region.

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