As the choice vacation destination of many Americans across the nation and tourists across the world, it comes as no surprise that Palm Springs is full of exceptional spaces to dine. Whether you're hankering for classic Americana dishes or elegant French cuisine, Palm Springs is full of premier restaurants where you can delight your taste buds with flavors from all over the world. In fact, Palm Springs boasts one of the most well developed restaurant scenes in the nation.
If you've just moved into the city, put these five restaurants at the top of your list when it comes time to explore the culinary scene in town.
Today, Cheeky's is the place to be when it comes to brunch, but the popular restaurant was not always a breakfast hotspot. Until 2008, Cheeky's was a bookstore. Those searching for arguably the best breakfast in town will find that this place is so popular, the venue is often lined up out the door as Cheeky's is a modest 30 seat affair.
Located just west of the popular Movie Colony neighborhood, Cheeky's is one of the only places around that offers a "bacon flight" that allows patrons to sample up to five different flavors of bacon. Everything from apple cinnamon bacon, to honey smoke bacon, to jalapeno bacon can be taste tested at this restaurant. At this local treasure, the menu changes each week and features only the finest organic and local ingredients depending on what is in season.
Chef Tanya's Kitchen
Grab a meal you can feel great about in this all-vegan kitchen just north of the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort that supplies Palm Springs residents with some of the finest and most creative (and creatively named) dishes around. For those looking for a light and healthy lunch on the go, the Banh Mi + You is a delicious option that'll have you recharged and ready to get on with your day. For a heavier option, try the Fleetwood's Macaroni Salad for a tasty pasta dish you'll be telling your friends about.
While this kitchen started in 2017, Chef Tanya is an important part of the area's history and culture as the owner of the first all-vegetarian restaurant in Palm Springs, back in 1990. Since then, she's spread the word about cooking creatively and ethically with some of the best plant based dishes in the area.
Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Having opened in 2012, Workshop Kitchen + Bar is a newcomer to the Palm Springs food scene. Despite this, it has made substantial strides with the public, and it is well-attended by locals and visitors alike because of its one-of-a-kind sense of style and its sustainable food practices. Located in a recently restored Spanish Colonial Revival building situated in Uptown Palm Springs, this handsome restaurant features elevated ceilings, barn-style windows, and trendy concrete slab dining tables.
This restaurant's rotating menu of Americana-style food items was inspired by Chef Michael Beckman's previous experience in France and Beverly Hills. Attendees will find that the restaurant sources almost all of its ingredients from farmers within 100 miles from the restaurant.
The Barn Kitchen At Sparrows Lodge
Located at Sparrows Lodge just south of Deepwell Estates, The Barn Kitchen is one of Palm Springs' finest lunch time destinations. The local favorite is characterized by its unique architecture — a set of double doors on either side of the building ensure a refreshing cross breeze keeps diners cool in hot weather, and the rich hues of stained lumber and the wide open interiors of a barn-style building create a casual, yet beautiful dining experience. While some meals are reserved for guests of Sparrows Lodge, The Barn Kitchen welcomes the public for lunch when a mouthwatering ham and mustard melt and a varied selection of farm-fresh, local produce will impress even the most discerning of guests.
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