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Epicurean Journey to Palm Springs

Palm Springs is known and loved for its elegance, amazing weather, museums, shops, and endless sunshine. It’s also a place with a flavorful reputation when it comes to great dining opportunities! When you’re looking to plan an epicurean journey that’s palate-pleasing, the following itinerary of the best food in Palm Springs is a great place to start. Whether you’re looking to indulge in sweet or savory moments, Palm Springs offers them all up in abundance.

Day 1: Enjoy a Savor Stop at Molé

If you know you’re going to be spending quality time in the luxurious El Paseo area of the greater Palm Springs region during your getaway, and you find yourself in the mood for bold flavors and a colorful ambiance to match, time at Molé is sure to please. Located at 73-130 El Paseo Suite M, Molé opens its doors to the dining public daily between noon and 9:00 pm. This locale is relatively new to the El Paseo scene and has quickly become a fan favorite thanks to its immersive dining aesthetic and décor that pays homage to Mexican color palettes and style. The restaurant is led by Chef Roberto Madrid and guests are always thrilled to find a menu of options that feature everything from traditional Mexican cuisine, including made-from-scratch molé paired with innovative and flavorful twists throughout. Options like the mole con pollo enchiladas are sure to please but it’s hard to go wrong when you order up the shrimp chicharron tostada. Top it all off with a house margarita or curated tequila for an experience you won’t soon forget.

Day 2: Check Out Bar Chingona

When you’re looking to enjoy a fun drink with friends during your Palm Springs adventure, Bar Chingona is a must-add to your list. Locate at 750 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Bar Chingona is open from Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and you’ll know you’ve found the right place because it’s located in a bubblegum pink Airstream complete with barstool seating at the exterior. Here, you’re invited to indulge in an idyllic blend of craft cocktails and Latin cuisine while surrounded by the beauty of the mountains and the energetic fun of Palm Springs. Whether you go with a whiskey mix or a tequila-based favorites, this is a charming and delicious stop that you’ll want to experience over and over again.

Day 3: Indulge in French Fare in the Heart of Southern California

Palm Springs is a place where it’s just as easy to enjoy local California-inspired fare as it is to savor flavors inspired by far flung destinations. When your trip this way has you longing for authentic French fare, you won’t have to look far to find it. Simply head over to L’Atelier Café Palm Springs at 129 La Plaza. L’Atelier Café Palm Springs is open Friday and Monday from 7:30 am until 2:00 pm as well as Saturday and Sunday until 2:30 pm. This laid-back eatery and one of the best restaurants in the Palm Springs area is designed to inspire a Parisian café vibe where you can make the most of savory French breakfast and lunch selections whenever you drop by. They also have a great collection of beer, wine, and coffee options on hand. Whether you go with a fruit tart and croissant or opt for the pain au chocolate and pair it with a mouthwatering quiche, your tastebuds are going to be grateful for the experience.

Day 4: Delight Your Senses with a Desert Tasty Tour

Sometimes, a single delicious stop just won’t do. When you’re looking for a comprehensive approach to flavors during your epicurean journey to Palm Springs, booking a spot on a Desert Tasty Tour is the way to go. This Palm Springs walking food tour experience is sure to delight no matter when you add it to your itinerary. You’ll need to set aside at least three hours of time to enjoy a guided culinary walk through Palm Desert’s El Paseo and Palm Springs’ Palm Canyon Drive. Along the way, you’re going to learn a lot about the area’s history and architecture as well as the many ways flavors play a role in the city’s story. Of course, the highlight is stepping into some of the most exciting restaurants in the area, speaking with chefs, and enjoying tasting sessions of menu favorites. In total, you can expect to cover about a mile of ground and tours are designed to be a great choice for those 13 and up.

Book Your Getaway to California Today

When you’re ready to turn your Palm Springs travel plans into a reality, the team at TRAVLR can help make sure you have amazing vacation rental accommodations to call your own while you’re here. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting and inviting property options available and how we can help you elevate your experience from start to finish. We can’t wait to welcome you to sunny Palm Springs soon!