• Pictures of sandwiches on the wall
  • Interior, main dining area
  • Exterior, restaurant entrance


Great Food. Great Health. Great Life.

About us

We use fresh products when preparing our sandwiches, soups and salads. Our breads and desserts are baked from scratch everyday. Classic favorites…irresistible tastes!
1989 - Carol and Gayle Palmer opened the doors to the first Palmer’s Deli and Market in Urbandale, Iowa. They began serving great sandwiches then continued adding delicious home-made salads and made from scratch desserts to their menu. It wasn’t long until they discovered the need to expand their operation and doubled the size of their deli space.
1990 - The Palmer’s Box Lunch was introduced. They began delivering their great deli sandwiches, salads and desserts to local businesses and hospitals throughout Des Moines area. The Urbandale deli has gone through 2 more expansions to make it what is today.
1995 - Carol and Gayle’s son, Joe, realized the opportunity for the family business to open a second location in West Des Moines. This deli has now has been through three expansions more than doubling its original space.
2002 - A third Palmer’s Deli and Market opened in Des Moines Kaleidoscope and skywalk, to better serve the downtown customers.
2004 - BreadWorks, an internal division of Palmer’s, was created. BreadWorks is responsible for making and delivering bread to all deli locations as well as providing fresh baked artisan bread to wholesale accounts in the Des Moines area.
2004 - Ingersoll Ave. became the location for the 4th Palmer’s Deli and Market. This space provides ample space for a new deli and market, BreadWorks, Central Bakery, Palmer’s Catering and Palmer’s Corporate Offices.
2007 - The fifth location for Palmer’s Deli and Market opened in Ankeny, IA.
As Palmer’s has grown through the years, our focus has remained true. Providing exceptional customer service, great food with many choices to live a healthy life.