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About Palm Springs, CA Restaurants
While Palm Springs isn't usually the first to jump on the latest food trend, it's for good reason: Chefs are careful to watch trends, perfect them and give them a unique Palm Springs twist before jumping on a foodie bandwagon. Throughout the desert, you'll find restaurants serving everything from high-end French fare to Detroit-style Coney dogs, pleasing every palette at a range of price points.
You could spend a full day eating in Palm Springs' Uptown District, starting with favorite breakfast haunts like farm-fresh Cheeky's, whose artisan brunch fare always draws a crowd. Lunch in Uptown is generally enjoyed on a patio, and Trio and Jake's are not to be missed. For dinner, the service, ambiance and quality of Copley's on Palm Canyon can't be beat.
Likewise, downtown Palm Springs is a hub for dining. With dozens of restaurants lining Palm Canyon Drive, one could easily design a progressive dinner menu and walk between restaurants in the Downtown and Uptown districts.
Other desert cities like Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta are popular dining hubs for both unique dining concepts and larger chains. Throughout the desert, foodies will appreciate hidden culinary gems like Broke Eatery, Clementine's and Cork & Fork.
About Marissa Willman
Marissa Willman moved to the Coachella Valley in 2001 and loves discovering the best that the desert has to offer. As a Palm Springs local, Marissa enjoys sharing her knowledge of this desert destination through her travel writing. In a previous life, she worked as an English teacher in South Korea and spent months traveling throughout Asia. Today,... Read more »
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