The Greater Palm Springs area isn’t simply about majestic desert vistas, golf courses, and prime
real estate – it’s also about outstanding local dining spots that range from homey hole-in-the-wall favorites to award-winning restaurants.
But with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic making mobility a challenge, it’s good to know that several of these restaurants have adjusted their way of catering to their customers’ gastronomic requirements.
Here’s a list of popular dining spots in the Greater Palm Springs area offering delivery and takeout services:
Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewery
71800 Highway 111 Suite A-176, Rancho Mirage
Outdoor seating, pickup, and delivery
This acclaimed restaurant and brewery boasts fresh, test-tasted food made from scratch. You can’t go wrong with their protein-rich menu and several other dishes with a distinct Southern touch. Wash these down with foaming, ice-cold beers from their brewery or choose from a wide selection of drinks from their bar menu.
707 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Available for patio dining, curbside pickup, and delivery
This local neighborhood staple and award-winning restaurant offers American food with an Italian twist. Try out their Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta, Coca Cola Braised Short Ribs, Whole Branzino, and Tony’s Rigatoni. They also have an extensive wine list that you can order online, from champagnes to Pinot Noir.
1775 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Order online; available for curbside pickup and free delivery within Palm Springs
This Palm Springs pizzeria has been a go-to spot since 2008 for wonderful Italian dishes and Chicago-style pizzas. Patrons swear by their deep-dish pizzas and fresh salads. Complement these with your choice of brews and spirits from their drinks menu. Vegetarian food options are also available.
RD RNNR Libations Pints & Plates
78075 Main Street, La Quinta
Closed on Wednesdays; available for curbside pickup and patio dining
Located in Old Town La Quinta, this craft American restaurant features local farm-to-table ingredients, craft cocktails, and a selection of hops and rotating craft taps in a casual hip setting. Apart from operating on adjusted hours, RD RNNR has been actively sending free meals to local healthcare workers as part of their community service in this pandemic.
Crazy Mel’s Burgers & Bar
166 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Open Wednesday to Monday; curbside pickup available; order via GrubHub or Seamless
If you’re craving for all-American food, then check out this Palm Springs dining spot. People talk about their gourmet burgers and sandwiches served with side dishes, as well as their wide array of starters from crispy fried green beans to zindi carnitas fries. You can also try their wings, lemonade mixes, and iced teas.
Brown’s BBQ & Soul Food
410 West San Rafael Drive, Palm Springs
Order via takeout
This cozy, casual family restaurant serves large portions of finger-licking home-cooked meals consisting of barbecue, catfish pork chops, puppies, mac and cheese, and others. If you’re lucky, Mr. Brown himself might be the one serving your orders and making himself available for songs and selfies.
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery (Palm Springs branch)
401 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs
Order online then pick up within 30 minutes
People keep coming back to this all-time favorite kosher-style dining spot, which is why restaurateur Guy Fieri decided to feature it in his show – Food Network’s Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. Their extensive online menu includes numerous sandwich preparations, breakfast meals, salads, and even select desserts from their bakery.
For more restaurant recommendations in interesting locales in Greater Palm Springs, get in touch with top-notch local real estate expert, John Butler. Contact him at 760.989.2030 or send an email to AmazingDesertHomes(at)gmail(dotted)com.