Palm Springs is a city with a history as an iconic holiday destination for California’s rich and famous. This reputation is somewhat 1-dimensional, conjuring images of time spent lounging around the pool before returning to back the “real world” beyond the San Gorgonio Pass.
Thankfully, Palm Springs has evolved into a year-round community, complete with a rich cultural and commercial scene. Now, with many young entrepreneurs and investors looking to this accommodating city, there are a myriad of exciting businesses for locals and visitors to enjoy.
From retail, to dining, and services, Palm Springs is brimming with unique businesses that everyone who comes here should know about.
So, without any more introduction, here are 4 local Palm Springs businesses to check out.
Understandably, farmers in the Coachella Valley have been struggling of late. The demand from restaurants has declined, reducing sales and revenues.
That’s where farmer Mark Tadros and restaurateur Tony Marchese decided to step in in 2020, devising a plan to bring farm fresh produce directly from Coachella Valley farmers to household consumers.
Just sign up on their website, tell them what you want, and expect goodies to land at your doorstep every week. Delicious, healthy, and fresh, you’ll also be supporting local farmers and contributing to sustainability by buying local - it’s a win for everyone.
Situated on Indian Canyon Drive, just north of downtown, the Mojave Flea Trading Post is a collective of local brands, artists, and artisans.
Art, locally roasted coffee, vintage clothes, jewelry and more - you can find so many treasures wandering this open-plan department store.
Occupants come from all over this part of the world, including Joshua Tree and Coachella Valley, and you can be sure that everything you pick up will have both a local flavor and be in support of local businesses.
Make sure to stop by sometime between 11am and 5pm, any day of the week.
Established back in 2009, Hot Purple Energy is still a business that everyone in Palm Springs should know about. Like our previous two entries, these guys are also in the business of providing a local source for something you consume everyday, but unlike the previous two, we’re not talking vegetables or T-shirts.
Hot Purple Energy specializes in providing alternative energy solutions for homes and businesses, installing discrete and integrated solar systems to meet your energy needs in a low-cost and sustainable way.
If you’re looking to install a solar energy system, and you’re specifically looking for something low-profile and reliable, then Hot Purple Energy should be your first call. Located on Farrell Drive on the northwest side of the airport.
People come to Palm Springs to take advantage of the year-round sunny weather - so why not for powering your home as well?
Located in Smoke Tree Village on Palm Canyon Drive, Smoke Tree BBQ is a restaurant with a rustic vibe and authentic southern-style BBQ fare.
They offer both pickup and delivery, and event catering as well.
Pull up for starters like fried pickles and beer-battered onion rings, perfect for enjoying along with the large selection of drinks and cocktails. Or take the plunge on a full BBQ plate to sate your hunger.
Alternatively, you can pitch it more in the middle with one of the excellent house sandwiches. All meat is treated with the house rub and smoked to perfection.
With the local economy opening up and Palm Springs development as a diverse, year-round community, there are new businesses popping up all the time.
Some notable mentions that just missed this list are:
Given the relatively small space that Palm Springs occupies, you’ll be able to frequent these and many more establishments during your time here. Palm Springs has what it takes to keep you busy, entertained, relaxed, and well-fed - all without having to travel too far from the pool.
To learn more about Palm Springs, contact Geoffrey Moore. Armed with local knowledge and years of experience, Geoff can help you negotiate a home deal that works with your budget and your real estate goals.