I love Palm Springs, it’s unlike anywhere I have ever experienced. The beautiful desert landscape nestled up against dramatic mountains, it’s breathtaking. In my travels, I have not experienced anywhere as dramatic, beautiful, fun and full of delicious options as Palm Springs. And the best part is I get to call this city my home!
I have called Palm Springs home for about a year and a half and I have loved living here! Now that I am an experienced desert resident, the question I get the most from friends, family and Instagram followers is: Where to eat and drink in Palm Springs?!
Not only is Palm Springs a beautiful destination but it also has some of the most amazing restaurants and bars. The Coachella Valley has turned into a must-visit Southern California destination for bachelorette weekends, golf getaways, birthday trips, etc and I am always getting asked for recommendations.
Instead of continuing to copy and paste my list of favorite restaurants and bars, I’ve rounded up all of my recommendations here. These are, in my opinion, the best restaurants, bars and hidden dining gems. From coffee to late-night cocktails, I’ve included the best of the best.
This list of delicious restaurants and bars is not only from my experience but I also had some help from amazing Palm Springs bloggers (Hi Brooke, Cynthia, and Nicole!) These three ladies are Coachella Valley Experts! We recently celebrated Wine Wednesday together at Dead Or Alive and discussed all of the best restaurants and bars in this city we call home. It was so fun to hear all about their favorite places while drinking delicious Rosé.
Palm Springs Restaurant Guide
I could give you 20 options per category because Palm Springs has that much good food but for this guide, I have narrowed it down to the absolute best 5 per category. When deciding on this list I had a few criteria that I used to judge the restaurants. I wanted the establishment to be delicious (because DUH), affordable and really showcase the beautiful ambiance this city has to offer.
Looking for a traditional diner breakfast or maybe a really great egg sandwich? These 5 restaurants will start your morning the best way!
Wilma Frieda $$
Wexler’s Deli $$
Grand Central $$
When it comes to Brunch, Palm Springs does not mess around. Oh and the best part about brunch: delicious cocktails!
Workshop Kitchen + Bar $$$
Norma’s at The Parker $$$
Leave LA Saturday morning, make it to the desert by noon, first stop: LUNCH! Make sure to check out one of my favorite places!
The Sandwich Spot $
Chicken Ranch $$
El Patron $$
Fuzion Five $$
After a day at the pool or on the golf course, you absolutely deserve a delicious meal!
El Mirasol (Mexican) $$
Rooster and The Pig (Vietnamese) $$
Las Casuelas Terraza (Mexican) $$
L’Olivo (Italian) $$
Sandfish (Sushi) $$$
Restaurants with Kids
Billy Reed’s $$
Draughtsman * $$
*Draughtsman might seem like a weird pick on this list considering it is mostly a bar BUT it has some really awesome yard games your kids will absolutely love!
Best Cocktail Bars
What is a trip to the desert without a few delicious cocktails!?! AMIRITE?! These five cocktail bars have delicious cocktails for every taste.
Truss & Twine
After a late night of delicious cocktails what is better than a great cup of coffee? I am an avid Iced Coffee drinker and the weather is always right for Iced Coffee in the Coachella Valley.
4 Paws Coffee Co
Honorable Mention: Starbucks in Downtown Palm Springs; I really didn’t want to include any chains but the Palm Springs Starbucks is a must, so dang cute!
This blog post is the first in a series about all things Palm Springs. I am working on several travel guides that will include the best places to stay in Palm Springs, fun things to do, all the best hikes, etc. What would you like to know about Palm Springs? Let me know in the comments!
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