A guide to some of our favorite spots in Palm Springs. Restaurants, private chefs, shopping, activities and more. Download this page as a PDF.
RESTAURANTS, COFFEE & LOUNGE
1501 Uptown Gastropub
Upscale casual gastropub. Comfort food, beers on tap, great brunch
4 Saints at The Rowan hotel
Upscale creative modern cuisine, great rooftop views!
Upscale bistro/bar, very elegant. One of the best chefs in town. Great food/drinks
Best Pizza in Palm Springs! No delivery, pick-up or dine-in
Outdoor casual Italian dining. Large outdoor patio
Upscale casual, great food and cocktails. Large dog-friendly patio. Can seat large groups
Fine dining. Large outdoor patio
Local, sustainable California cuisine
el Mirasol at Los Arboles Hotel
Serving Stumptown coffee, pastries, beer/wine.
Provencal style food. Brunch/breakfast and pre-fixe dinner. Very popular
Brunch and lunch only, absolutely delicious! Very small place, tables of more than 6 or 8 will be hard for them to accommodate.
Morning coffee, pastries, etc. Outdoor courtyard is dog friendly.
Casual lunch and dinner
Breakfast/Lunch. Small French café, authentic food! Ask about the fresh croissants.
Loco Charlies Mexican Grill
Best Tacos in town, super casual. Were all the local eat.
Old School Palm Springs glamour. Singer/dancing in the lounge
Health, tasty and vegan friendly. If you have a vegan or vegetarian in the group, this is a must. Great salads, smoothies/juices and breakfast! Order online for easy pick-up or eat in the outdoor courtyard. Koffi is right next door for great coffee/tea.
Mister Parkers at the Parker Hotel
Steakhouse with an upscale glam vibe
On the Mark
Gourmet Food Market/Deli. They make beautiful charcuterie platters!
Purple Room Supper Club
Dinner/Entertainment. “The Judy Show” every Sunday
Rooster and the Pig
Modern, Fresh Vietnamese food. No reservations, expect a long line
Sushi and Whiskey, best sushi in town! Small and intimate
Classic NY Style deli- Breakfast/Lunch
SOPA at the L’Horizon Hotel
Chic and elegant, California cuisine
Romantic fine dining
Modern upscale Mexican. Great atmosphere, great drinks, and great food!
American Bistro, busy bar. Brunch.
Truss and Twine
Cocktail lounge. Next door to Workshop, owned by the same people. Upscale cocktails and nibbles, nice pre or post dinner.
Classic American Burgers/Fries/Shakes. Everything is homemade
Upscale Farm to table
PRIVATE CHEF'S & CATERING (Book well in advance!)
Chef Mike Trost
Mike Roberts Catering
Merchain Catering/Private Chef
Chef Deanna Benson
Chef Dean Karatas
Chef Tanya’s Kitchen (Vegan & Vegetarian)
F10 Creative Catering
Large and small events
GROCERIES & DELIVERY (Need to pre-order and stock the fridge before your arrival, or just want to save time and enjoy more pool time?)
Whole Foods via Amazon Prime
If you have an Amazon Prime account you can now use Amazon PrimeNow for free 2-hour delivery from the Whole Foods in Palm Desert.
Personal shopper app that allows you to shop online from Whole Foods, Ralphs, Bevmo, Petco and more, and they then deliver to the house. https://www.instacart.com/
If you have a Costco account, they offer free 2-hour delivery
Jensen’s Fine Food
Chain Grocery Store, good quality
Albertsons & Vons
Groceries, Pharmacy and delivery available.
Fisherman’s Market and Grill
Fresh fish in the desert??? Yes, they have the best fresh fish and seafood in town. Go to the counter and tell them what you need and ask what’s fresh. Our go-to spot for fresh shrimp/prawns, tuna, halibut, etc.
Closest Pharmacy, open until 9pm.
WINE, SPIRITS & CANNABIS
Yes, we sell alcohol in grocery stores in California.
Great overall selection and best prices in town.
Jensen’s Fine Food
Higher end wine and spirits
2465 E. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92264
High end wine selection, salads/sandwiches, quality service.
Wine and spirits superstore. Shop online and schedule for pick-up or delivery.
Upscale cannabis dispensary. Right next door to Tac/Quila restaurant.
Over the Rainbow Desserts
Hands down the best baker in Palm Springs. Perfect for birthday/event cakes, spectacular looking cakes!
Real French bakers, most is by special order so order in advance.
NY Style Bakery, Kosher available
True NY style hot water bagels, the best!
Bread and Sandwich’s
Authentic French croissants. They fly the flour and butter in from France!
Massage Pros to Go
On-site group massage and pop-up spa.
Estrella Spa at the Avalon Hotel
They can provide group services to the home, make sure to book at least a week in advance for in-home services. Massage, Nails, facials, etc.
Palm Springs Yacht Club at the Parker Hotel
The Spa at Two Bunch Palms (Desert Hot Springs)
Resort wear for Women
Best menswear in town, next door to Trina Turk
Amazing vintage clothing!
Desert Hills Premium Outlet Mall
High-end shopping, 20 minute drive
Downtown Shopping Corridor
N. Palm Canyon between Alejo Rd. and Ramon Road.
Uptown Design District
Homewares, Vintage Home accessories and furniture. N. Palm Canyon between Via Lola and Alejo Rd.
Bicycles delivered to your door
Mod Squad Architecture and Design tours
Scooter tours of celebrity homes
Palm Springs Hiking Guide
Sunny Cycles- Electric Pedal Party tours
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Joshua Tree National Park
1 ½ hour drive
Palm Springs Art Museum
Small, but good!
Moorten Botanical Gardens
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Behind the Scenes Zoo Tour
Palm Springs Biplane Rides
Desert Rocks - Indoor Climbing Gym
GYMS, TENNIS & FITNESS
My Desert Yoga
Nicole Cuhney - Private Sessions
Power Yoga Palm Springs
Pilates Plus Palm Springs
Encore Fitness Pilates
Palm Springs Tennis Club
Public Tennis Courts
8 public tennis courts & playground on 22 Acres, minutes away by car.
World Gym Palm Springs
Indoor climbing gym
Desert Willow – Firecliff
Not a typical resort type course, integrates desert oasis into golf play and has challenges for all skill levels
PGA West Stadium Course
Challenging, iconic course with many hills, bunkers, uneven lies; part of PGA Tour west coast swing in season (former Bob Hope Classic event)
PGA West Norman Course
Resort course with fair but challenging layout, incorporating many desert features from surrounding desert and aspects of Australia's Sand Belt courses
Mountain Course @ La Quinta
Enjoyable and challenging course with front 9 in the valley and back 9 winding through the surrounding mountains
Resort Course: Resort course with enjoyable layout, sweeping mountain views around Palm Springs, can be challenging based on tees played
Tahquitz Creek – Legends
Classic 1960s era golf course and layout, some portions of course can get challenging in terms of accuracy and distance needed to play hole correctly
Indian Canyon North Course
Longer of courses at Indian Canyons, layout plays through housing development and has views of surrounding mountains in Indian Canyon and Disney fountain
Escena Golf Course
Nicklaus designed golf course that presents challenge for all skills, can require accuracy and distance control; advantage is proximity to airport and easy to play on day of departure / arrival
Arnold Palmer designed golf course - enjoyable for all skill levels, incorporates desert and water
Gary Player Course @ Mission Hills
May be semi-private at this point. Gary Player design that incorporates desert features and presents good challenge for all skill levels but enjoyable to play.
Shadow Ridge Golf
Nick Faldo designed resort course for enjoyable experience for all skill levels
Indian Wells Golf Resort
36 holes of resort golf; well maintained and incorporates both desert and water features.
BABYSITTERS & BABY RENTALS
Desert Super Sitters
High quality and well trained child-care provider.
Above and Beyond Babysitters
Desert Baby Rentals
Let us know and we can let them in to deliver before you arrive.
Cribs, car seats, strollers and more
US Medical & Mobility
Wheelchairs, ramps, etc.
DRAG SHOWS & GLBT ENTERTAINMENT
Toucans Tiki Lounge
Gay Bar and Drag shows
AsiaSF is now in Palm Springs
Best Gay Bars in the Desert