Palm Desert Food: Three Restaurants to Try in a Day

Situated in California’s Coachella Valley, Palm Desert has more than 150 restaurants, offering diverse menus, pricing and specialties. The food scene is so hot here, the city even hosts the Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival — one of the top events in the area. However, sometimes visitors are short on time and spending money. If this rings true, here’s a Palm Desert food guide to three must-try restaurants.

Palm Desert Food: Top 3 Restaurants for a Day of Dining

French Corner Cafe

French Corner Café and Bakery ranks as a favorite breakfast spot, but also serves lunch and dinner. Sample authentic French cuisine in a comfortable, casual setting. To start the day, try crepes, an omelette or quiche. The cafe offers several different options that cater to healthy eaters and those who want to indulge. After breakfast, order a signature pastry to take home and enjoy later.


Grill-a-Burger elevates the common hamburger to gourmet status. Locals make grilled-to-order, hand-crafted burgers from fresh 100% choice beef and served on buns from a local bakery. The menu includes 30 signature burgers, fresh salads and vegetarian fare. Make sure you order a side of crisp, hand-cut French fries, and a frosty, hand-dipped milkshake or malt. Grill-a-Burger has been featured on the Food Network and won multiple awards.

Cork Tree

Cork Tree California Cuisine offers an upscale atmosphere and quality service paired with an extensive wine list. Considered among the best Palm Desert restaurants, this is an excellent choice for a romantic dinner or quiet evening with friends. On the menu, find local seafood, duck tacos, truffle fries and beef tenderloin. For a treat, visit late night for cocktails and live music.

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