29 LGBTQ+ restaurants you should try right now

Palm Springs is one of the LGBTQ+ friendliest places on earth. Instead of writing a list of supportive food service establishments you can almost just type “restaurants” into Yelp and a get a complete list.

It is always great to know you are helping Queer families directly so here is a by no means complete list If know of an LGBTQ+ owned establishment that is not on this list please email us at to be added.

533 Viet Fusion

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Featured in LA Eater, Zagat and Forbes as a top choice for dining in Palm Springs. Their diverse menu makes use of local-sourced products whenever possible. Choose from a wide selection of items including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian selections; as well as pork, beef, chicken and seafood.

Blackbook

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Palm Springs answer to the gastro pub, the only restaurant serving food in the heart of Gay Palm Springs! A place where locals and tourist can easily mingle. On our balmy nights, the front wall is opened up celebrating the grand Palm Springs tradition of bringing the outside in.

Bongo Johhny’s

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This long time favorite this restaurant recently moved off Arenas Road. Breakfast, lunch or dinner it is all good at Bongo’s. Located on the second floor above Palm Canyon this is the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by below you. See if you can get a reservation out on the patio during one of Palm Springs many parades for the best view in town.

Bouschet

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This specialty marketplace offers a choice of wines, liquor and gourmet foods as well as a bistro menu and wine tastings. Get a club sandwich or salad either eat in or take out to eat poolside. Stop in for one of their weekly wine tastings as hey source many interesting and unusual wines from around the world so you are sure to get to try something new.

Chicken Ranch

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Located between the uptown design district and downtown Palm Springs this is an excellent restaurant to sit on the patio and people watch. This restaurant is committed to using locally sourced and sustainable foods and they do it exceedingly well.

Crazy Mel’s Burger & Bar

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A local burger bar they specialize in gourmet burgers and fries on the heart of Palm Canyon. With a full bar and recently updated interior.

Eight4Nine

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Beautiful design and delicious food make eight4nine one of the places to see and be seen in Palm Springs. Larger parties are seated in their own alcoves making the main dinning room, bar and outdoor spaces perfect for an intimate evening out with friends. The eclectic menu offers American comfort food with a fine dining twist.

Jakes

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A hip and casual contemporary American bistro with beautiful outdoor dining area (Voted 100 best Alfresco Dining by Open Table), their chef-inspired gourmet comfort food and inventive cocktails makes for a fabulous evening.

Koffi Coffee Palm Springs

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With four locations it is easy to see why Koffi is routinely called Coachella Valley’s best coffee shop. Each location has its own vibe but not matter which one you end up at you are sure to meet locals and visitors alike. They roast their own beans and furnish many other restaurants with specialty roast.

La Copine

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Food-obsessed locals and visitors drive the 45 minutes from Palm Springs to Yucca Valley for some of the best food in

Southern California. Eater calls it one of the 38 essential restaurants of California.

Lappert’s Ice Cream

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With a rotating menu of delicious ice cream flavors, you can try something new every time you stop in.

Midmod Cafe

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Open for breakfast and lunch this is healthy food served deliciously. Lots of vegetarian, vegan and macrobiotic choices on the menu.

On the Mark

Onthemarkpalmsprings.com

This gourmet deli features a range of specialty food products, cheeses and charcuterie as well as a range of sandwiches.

Oscars

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Home of the world-famous Oscars Sunday Tea Dance they offer a variety of cabaret shows and full dinner menu. Enjoy diner and a show or sit outside on the patio in the heart of downtown Palm Springs.

Over the Rainbow Cupcakes

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Handmade cupcakes available Tuesday-Saturday perfect when you need a sweet treat or planning an event this is an old-fashioned bakery with a lot of creativity.

Palm Greens

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Committed to creating food that is tantalizing, in a comfortable, clean environment with happy, friendly service they feature grass fed meats and a special emphasis on Vegan and Vegetarian entrees. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Papa Dan’s Pizza and Pasta

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Sauces and pizza dough made fresh daily make for delicious pizza. Not in the mood pizza Papa Dan’s offers a wide array of salads, pastas seafood dishes and subs. Old world charm and a misted outdoor patio make dinning here a pleasure.

Pappy & Harriet’s

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Organic meats + fish are cooked on our amazing outdoor grill with Mesquite Wood. This TexMex lunch and dinner house host amazing musical performances Thursday-Monday.

Paul Bar

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Palm Springs Hottest bar is hidden away in a down market strip mall. Although it doesn’t look like much on the outside stepping through the doors, marked simply “Bar/Food” transports you to world of plush bar stools, dark wood and terrific cocktails. Although small, the food menu offers a variety of choices so everyone can find something to enjoy.

PS Underground

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PS Underground is a unique supper club. The menu for each event is a surprise and changes seasonally. This is dinner and a show like you have never experienced before. With dinning at communal tables and engaging performances.

Purple Room Palm Springs

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With entertainment six nights a week the Purple Room’s signature 1960s interior and the internationally renowned roster of performers make it the go-to place for locals and visitors alike. Happy hour, bar snacks and full diner menu are available.

Rooster and the Pig

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The menu at this Vietnamese restaurant changes often, so what you see online may not actually be available when you arrive. The menu is a mixture of traditional and innovative there may be a wait sometimes, but it is well worth it.

The Sandwich Spot

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Now in its new location on Palm Canyon. This counter service store that offers affordable but filling sandwiches to customers. The clever punny names of the sandwiches “the Sunny and Share” for example make this not just another PC sandwich store.

The Sunshine Café 

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Known as a local hole in the wall with a funky vibe and fantastic food Sunshine Cafè has the perfect meal whether you are craving pancakes or the Valley Sunshine Salad.

Trio Restaurant

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“Where Palm Springs Eats”-Lively and upbeat all year round. Locals love its varied menu combining traditional Midwest comfort food with a California edge. If Palm Springs style could be distilled into the decor of one restaurant this would be it.

Tropicale

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Chic and sophisticated décor provides the setting for distinctive “world cuisine”, a provocative mix of zesty influences that creates a delightful dining experience.

 

V Wine Lounge

vwinelounge.com

Explore over 80 California wines and throw back cocktails, craft beers and cheese plates.

Vinny’s Italian Ice, Frozen Custard and Gelato

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The coolest thing to hit Palm Springs since air conditioning! They offer a variety of treats for every pallete. Both vegan and Italian Ice and rich frozen custards.

Townie Bagels

towniebagels.com

Located in the Warm Sands Neighborhood of Palm Springs The bagels boiled then baked in the traditional manner, so they are chewy but not doughy.

 

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