Where to Eat in Coachella Valley


Music and art might garner much attention in Coachella Valley, but the food scene is top-notch. Restaurants in Coachella Valley are some of the best you will visit in taste and experience. Agriculture is rich in the Coachella Valley. The area is a major producer of dates, citrus, bell peppers, and grapes. The local produce and culture are baked into the most popular restaurants in Coachella Valley. We have assembled a list of eateries guaranteed to meet the needs of every traveler in your party.

Where and What to Eat in Coachella Valley


If you have a big day of adventure ahead of you, finding a local coffee shop to kickstart your energy is a must. 


Koffi has been operating for 20 years and has grown into Coachella Valley’s largest independent coffee shop. They offer three locations throughout Palm Springs and one location in Rancho Mirage.

IW Coffee and Chai Bar

Located in Palm Desert, IW roasts specialty coffee and serves chai as well as pastries. 


Brunch is a wonderful way to start your morning at a leisurely pace while enjoying delicious eats with others. Find a spot that requires a drive to get there and enjoy the scenery. 

Spencer’s Restaurant

Spencer’s bills itself as serving American cuisine with a French-Pacific Rim influence. Intrigued? Their Sunday brunch menu includes everything from seafood to pancakes to sandwiches. You can find them in Palm Springs. 

Wilma and Frieda

You can’t go wrong at a brunch spot named after the owner’s grandmothers! Wilma and Frieda serve comfort food with a twist in both Palm Desert and Palm Springs.

Sandwiches & Lunch

A sandwich is an excellent option for a light lunch if you plan on a substantial dinner. There is no shortage of delis and bakeries to whip up the perfect sandwich. If you want to linger a bit over lunch, you will find cafes and diners on every corner.

Sherman’s Deli & Bakery

Take a trip to New York without leaving the Coachella Valley as you visit Sherman’s in Palm Springs or Palm Desert. They bake their bread fresh daily, and you can purchase a bottle of their original BBQ sauce as a souvenir.

The Sandwich Spot

You will find something for everyone with an extensive list of sandwiches at The Sandwich Spot. They also offer party trays if you are vacationing with a large group. Their motto, “Love All. Feed All.” embodies Palm Springs life. 

The Palm Greens Cafe

One of the best lunch spots in Coachella Valley for vegans and anyone wanting an extensive selection of organic dishes. Try the Caribbean grilled peach salad or the vegan shepherd’s pie.

King’s Highway

This bohemian desert diner in Palm Springs features a creative menu, Monday night game night, and of course, the famous local treat that Palm Springs is known for, Date Shakes. 


Nothing tastes better after a day of activity than a juicy hamburger. This American classic is one of the best things to eat in Coachella Valley. 


A popular restaurant in Palm Desert, Grill-A-Burger prides itself on serving only the freshest ingredients. Choose between a mini burger or a big burger and pair it with one of their many sides. They offer an assortment of non-beef options as well.

Bongo Johnny’s

In addition to an amusing name, Bongo Johnny’s serves up gourmet burgers in Palm Springs. Enjoy your burger on the patio while taking in spectacular views at one of the fun places to eat in the Valley.

Upscale Dining

Every vacation should include at least one nice, sit-down meal to savor your time away from home. Treat yourself to an evening out among the stars while feeling like a star yourself. 

Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge

Even if you’re not a celebrity, you will feel like one visiting Eight4Nine in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs. Considered one of the best places to eat in the Coachella Valley, their exquisite entrée list and gorgeous decor make for a memorable experience. 

Wally’s Desert Turtle

Make your way to Rancho Mirage and experience Wally’s modern Californian cuisine. They source their ingredients from producers growing food sustainably. You can dine where former presidents and celebrities once ate! 

The variety of Coachella Valley famous foods ensures you will be eating diverse and delicious meals day and night. Once you have selected a place to dine, call ahead for reservations and hours.

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