Sometimes, you just don't feel like sitting down to a full-on meal – especially when you're on vacation in Palm Springs. After all, who can resist the powerful allure of lounging by the hotel pool during the sunny days or warm desert nights? This is Palm Springs, where the easy pace of resort-style living is simply infectious. But not to worry: if you find yourself wanting to retreat to the pool or your hotel room rather than sit down for a full meal, there are plenty of greta take-out options to consider in the desert.
One of the best bets for take out in Palm Springs is City Wok, a made-to-order Chinese food restaurant serving up freshly cooked orange chicken, chow mein and sweet and sour pork that would make that day-old Chinese food restaurant at the local strip mall weep. City Wok is a fun experience for dining in, thanks largely in part to the open kitchen that sits in the middle of the restaurant, but it's also one of the top choices for grabbing a to-go meal that doesn't sacrifice quality for convenience.
Another great take-out option, especially for those staying near downtown Palm Springs, is Jake's. This alfresco eatery is known for having one of the city's most charming dining patios and larger-than-life dessert cases, and it's also a great option if you're looking for a gourmet sandwich, salad or homestyle entree on the go. For health-conscious travelers, you won't want to miss the take-out options at Luscious Lorraine's in Palm Desert, and for New York-style deli options, be sure to grab some take-out from Sherman's Deli.
Check out the full list of Palm Springs' 10 best take-out restaurants below.