10 Best Farm-to-Table Options in Palm Springs

Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley are an agricultural hotspot, ripe with fertile soil and optimal farming weather nine months out of the year. It’s no surprise, then, that a sizeable number of farmers call the desert home, raising fresh produce and livestock in the Coachella Valley. It is surprising, however, that the farm-to-table movement only recently reached Palm Springs, allowing locals and visitors alike to sample the local flavors grown in the desert’s backyard. 

Today, dozens of Palm Springs restaurants have embraced the farm-to-table movement, opting to source their ingredients locally and create dynamic menus based on seasonal availability. Two of the Coachella Valley’s original farm-to-table restaurants are Morgan’s in the Desert at the La Quinta Resort and Grove Artisan Kitchen at the Miramonte Resort, both of which use seasonal ingredients to influence their menus of California cuisine. Another noteworthy farm-to-table restaurant in the Palm Springs dining scene is Workshop Kitchen + Bar, a modern dining experience in the heart of uptown Palm Springs. Housed in the historic El Paseo building, Chef Michael Beckman uses seasonal produce to create contemporary American cuisine, served both individually and communal-style. Nearby, brunch hotspot Cheeky’s also incorporates local produce into its constantly changing menu.

When it comes to farm-fresh cuisine, it doesn't get much fresher than ingredients handpicked from the restaurant's onsite garden. With that in mind, Chef Vince Cultaro at La Spiga Restorante serves one of the freshest menus in Palm Desert. He...  Read More

A Parisian escape is just around the corner in Palm Desert. Chez Pierre is a charming French bistro that uses locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to create authentic French cuisine in one of the most intimate settings in the city. Chef Pierre...  Read More

Founded on a farm-to-table principal before it became the latest restaurant trend, Luscious Lorraine's is committed to serving organic, wholesome foods while supporting sustainable agriculture. Executive Chef and owner Lorraine Ornelas draws...  Read More

Locals love Cheeky's, an uptown Palm Springs restaurant specializing in breakfast, brunch and light lunch fare. And locals and visitors alike find themselves braving the lines and returning week after week to sample Chef Tara Lazar's continually...  Read More

The Uptown Palm Springs district is known for its modernist architecture, retro art and chic decor. Now, a farm-to-table restaurant is blending the modern architecture that made the city famous with a menu inspired by locally sourced...  Read More

Grove Artisan Kitchen at Miramonte Resort & Spa

Located in the relaxing Miramonte Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, Grove Artisan Kitchen is known in the Coachella Valley for its use of local and homegrown produce. Chef Robert Nyerick uses citrus from the resort's groves and fresh produce from...  Read More

Chef Jimmy Schmidt is responsible for creating the farm-to-table at Morgan's in the Desert, one of the onsite restaurants at the La Quinta Resort and Spa. The James Beard-award winning chef creates seasonal menus incorporating fresh produce from...  Read More


Meet 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...  More About Marissa

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