Palm Springs' 10 Best Options for Eating Out with a Healthy Menu

Who says going out to eat has to wreck your healthy eating habits? When it comes to choosing a restaurant in Palm Springs, you’ll find plenty of local restaurants will help you keep your diet on track with the likes of farm-to-table concepts, gluten-free menu items and organic ingredients.

If it’s healthy food you’re after, look no further than Native Foods Cafe in Palm Springs, where absolutely everything on the menu is vegan and homemade. From their famed Nuevo Native Nachos to Greek gyros and Thai curry bowls, the tasty – and healthy – menu items at Native Foods Cafe will make you quickly forget that the restaurant is actually entirely plant-based.

Choices for vegan and vegetarian menus also include Palm Greens Cafe and Nature’s Health Food and Cafe in Palm Springs. Over in Palm Desert, the freshly made salads, sandwiches and juices at Luscious Lorraine’s are the perfect way to keep your healthy lifestyle fueled during your stay in the Coachella Valley. 

A growing number of Palm Springs restaurants are working with local farmers and vendors to keep their ingredients local and their menus wholesome. In Palm Springs, the pan-Asian JIAO and California-inspired Workshop Kitchen + Bar both emphasize a farm-to-table concept that keeps the menus free of diet-sabotaging culprits, while on the east end of the valley, Grove Artisan Kitchen and Morgan’s in the Desert also focus on local, sustainable and healthy ingredients.

Check out the full list of Palm Springs’ 10 best restaurants with healthy menus below.

Cork Tree Restaurant


Renowned throughout the desert for its upscale California cuisine, Cork Tree Restaurant uses local products to bring Chef Herve's creations to life. Start with an organic rainbow beet salad with local dates, then try the demitasse soup tasting,...  Read More



Led by Chef Jimmy Schmidt, Morgan's in the Desert is known for its seasonal menus that incorporate fresh produce from the Coachella Valley and beyond. The James Beard-award winning chef is known for his innovative menu offerings, such as...  Read More



While Palm Springs might be more than 100 miles away from the ocean, locals can still enjoy fresh seafood at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant in Palm Desert. This fine dining restaurant offers fresh catches daily, and popular Pacifica dishes include...  Read More



The Uptown Palm Springs district is known for its modernist architecture, retro art and chic d--cor. 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



There's no real meat at Nature's Health Food & Cafe, though you'd never know it by taste alone. This health food store and restaurant combo offers a vegetarian and vegan menu with more than 100 items, including pastas, stir fries, burgers,...  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

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



Who says eating out can't be healthy? At Palm Greens Cafe, the organic, vegan and vegetarian selections will keep you on track with healthy lifestyle choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers something for everyone, including...  Read More



Sure, you'll find Native Foods Cafes sprinkled throughout health-conscious cities along the West Coast, but Palm Springs is actually where Native Foods Cafe first opened its doors in the early '90s. The menu is surprisingly hearty, and yes,...  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