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Food Guide: Wander Palm Springs

Savoring Palm Springs: A Culinary Journey Through Top Casual Restaurants

 Natalie Kowalewski
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Food Guide: Wander Palm Springs

Culinary experiences are a vital aspect of any journey, and the Coachella Valley region boasts an abundance of delectable dining options. Explore the top casual eateries in Palm Springs, featuring a Vietnamese restaurant offering savory noodles and spring rolls, charming cafes serving dishes crafted from fresh farm ingredients, a Parisian-style establishment, and a timeless burger joint for classic comfort fare. Here are more details about our top 5 recommendations:

Rooster And The Pig

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  • Distance from Wander Palm Springs: 2.7 miles 

  • Location: 356 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

  • Hours: 5PM-9PM Wednesday-Saturday; Closed Sunday-Tuesday 

  • Phone: (760) 832-6691

  • Website: https://www.roosterandthepig.com/

This stylish, industrial-chic eatery offers ambitious variations of Vietnamese cuisine, complemented by craft cocktails. The menu features Vietnamese crispy rolls with ground pork, wood ear, carrot, and glass noodles, as well as fresh rolls like shrimp & pork with mint, cilantro, and rice noodle. Sharing options include shaking beef, crispy turmeric cod, sautéed eggplant, lemongrass pork noodle bowl, red curry duck, and more, showcasing a diverse range of flavors and textures.

Tip: This establishment operates on a walk-in basis only and does not accept reservations.

Farm Palm Springs

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  • Distance from Wander Palm Springs: 2.7 miles 

  • Location: 6 La Plaza, Palm Springs, CA 92262

  • Hours: 8AM-2PM daily; 5:30PM-9:30PM Friday-Tuesday

  • Phone: (760)-322-2724

  • Website: https://farmpalmsprings.com/

This country-chic eatery offers an intimate setting with a patio, presenting a farm-to-table Provençal menu that includes sweet crepes, savory crepes, brioche French toast, salads, sandwiches, and unique dishes like bacon, chicken & waffle. With a focus on fresh and high-quality ingredients, the restaurant provides a delightful dining experience reminiscent of the South of France.

Rick's Restaurant & Bakery

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  • Distance from Wander Palm Springs: 1 miles

  • Location: 1973 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

  • Hours: 7AM-2PM daily

  • Phone: (760) 416-0090

Website: https://ricksrestaurant.biz/

For over 28 years, Rick's Restaurant has been a local favorite, serving a delightful blend of Cuban and American cuisine with a focus on home-cooked meals made from the finest ingredients. The eclectic menu features breakfast options like Rick’s House Special and lunch specialties such as Rick's giant hamburger and Ahi Tuna sandwich. With a simple, family-run atmosphere, Rick's Restaurant provides a diverse and scrumptious dining experience for the community.

L'Atelier Café Palm Springs

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  • Distance from Wander Palm Springs: 2.5 miles

  • Location: 129 La Plaza, Palm Springs, CA 92262

  • Hours: 7:30AM-2:30PM Thursday-Tuesday; Closed Wednesday

  • Phone: (760) 778-7895

Website: https://www.instagram.com/lateliercafeps/

This casual Parisian-style eatery offers a delightful experience with a focus on light breakfast and lunch fare, featuring pastries, croissants, coffee, and breakfast sandwiches. The menu includes a selection of delightful options, complemented by a variety of beverages such as coffee, beer, and wine. The charming atmosphere makes it a perfect spot for a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience.

Tyler's Burgers

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  • Distance from Wander Palm Springs: 2.7 miles

  • Location: 149 S Indian Canyon Dr #6603, Palm Springs, CA 92262

  • Hours: 11AM-4PM Monday-Saturday; Closed Sunday

  • Phone: (760) 325-2990

  • Website: http://tylersburgers.com/

Tyler's, a local fixture in a unique 1936 building, offers a laid-back atmosphere with a diverse menu of burgers, hot dogs, and malts. Ground fresh daily, the meat is the star in options like the turkey burger and classic cheeseburger. With a commitment to freshness, Tyler's creates a nostalgic experience, rooted in the owner's childhood memories, providing a simple yet satisfying menu in a welcoming setting since 1996.


Discover the vibrant allure of Palm Springs, California through its tantalizing culinary scene. For personalized recommendations on other must-taste experiences, text your Wander Concierge today!

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