I went to the desert to rid myself of the bad mojo that was lingering in December and to jumpstart my mind, body, and spirit. You had no idea I was such a hippie, did you? If any of that made your eyes roll I don’t blame, but that is seriously what I did. I have found that integrating these kinds of breaks into my life really recharges me and keeps me focused. Since I had hiking, soaking up the sun, and sipping on freshly pressed juices, why not eat the tastiest whole ingredients I could get my hands on. Healthy eating Palm Springs is what I had in mind. We made a few meals here and there at the condo, but going out was fun and the food delish!
One of our destinations was Palm Greens Cafe, located next to Revivals thrift store on S Palm Canyon Drive. Specializing in vegan and vegetarian dishes, but offering omnivore-friendly meals, I was excited to try the spot I always saw on my way to thrifting. I ordered up a tall glass of lavender lemonade and with one sip I knew my taste buds were in for a treat.
I ordered the Indonesian Salad made with avocado, cucumber, carrot, bean sprouts, sugar peas & peanuts tossed in a sesame ginger dressing with salmon. When the plate arrived at our booth I was underwhelmed with the presentation but that didn’t mean much once I began nibbling on the delicious greens and veggies. The flavors were vibrant and all the ingredients fresh. If I didn’t think I could be happier, my friend Natalie A. gave me a bite of her delicious tacos!
Palm Greens Cafe
611 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
One of the best health shops I have ever laid my eyes on is Nature’s Health Food & Cafe on Sunrise Way. This beacon of greatness made such an impression on us, we almost became regulars. Their shelves were stocked with beautiful African baskets (spot one in my Joshua Tree post), coconut water, and chia seeds. The cafe offered a vast menu, packed with delicious vegetarian dishes, and nothing appeared to be over $10 which meant we were amped. We ordered up a fragrant faux-chicken curry and falafel burger, both which were packed with incredible ingredients and flavor.
I cannot wait to return to the desert so I can order up another delicious dish at Nature’s. Trust me when I say that this is the spot!
Nature’s Health Food & Cafe
555 S Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264