My favorite spot to eat in the High Desert, aside from Sam’s Indian, is Natural Sisters Cafe Joshua Tree. Whether I need a freshly made juice in the morning or a gluten-free sandwich for lunch, I head to this sweet little spot which serves up positive vibes and some of the freshest food on HWY 62. Having gone there on my last three desert adventures, I can say this spot is tried and tested by yours truly. The people who work there have a permanent smiles on their faces, great recommendations and something sweet to say. They’re baked goods are always fresh and ever-changing, from coconut chocolate muffins to vegan pies.
So what do I like to order? One of my favorite drinks is the Rock Climbers Revenge, a hearty smoothie made with soy milk, bananas, cashews and dates. This is most definitely the desert’s healthy version of the famous date shake. If I want something lighter, I opt for the Green Goodness, made with apples, celery, spinach, parsley and wheatgrass. After an early morning yoga class this is the way to go. Absolutely refreshing! For total nourishment, I always order a Create Your Own Veggie Sandwich made with gluten-free bread (they offer sourdough, rosemary loaf, rye, whole wheat, sprouted) packed with avocado, sprouts, lettuce, tomato and vegan cheese. This sandwich is a must and I promise you’ll love it after an early morning hike!
One last must at Natural Sisters Cafe, order up the Eggless Tofu Sandwich, a creamy tofu blend piled high and guaranteed to hit all the necessary spots. As someone who loves her egg salad sandwich, this vegan alternative definitely impressed my taste buds.
Natural Sisters Cafe Joshua Tree
61695 29 Palms Hwy, Suite B
Joshua Tree, CA 92252