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Palm Springs Vegan Guide

Vegan Veggie Burger Feast with Pulled Jackfruit and Jalapeños

Palm Springs is full of vegan-friendly restaurants catering to various dietary needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, you’re sure to find something to your liking. Here’s a Palm Springs vegan guide to help you navigate many options.

533 Viet Fusion

This Vietnamese restaurant has a separate vegetarian menu that is mostly vegan. Offers choices like pho, salads, and crepe.

Azucar @ La Serena Villa

This quaint boutique restaurant is located in the beautiful La Serena Villa. Many starters on their menu are vegan, including the shaved brussel sprouts salad, watermelon salad, and cauliflower risotto.

They have vegan pasta with sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, spinach, pesto, and pine nuts for entrees. Their lunch service has even more vegan options, including cauliflower tacos, house-made guacamole, hummus, olives, and pita.

azucar at las serena villa

Birba

Birba is incredibly flexible and caters to all diets. They even offer a zucchini noodle-based pasta and have no problem substituting meats for something else. Menu items include roasted cauliflower, three kale salad, casoncelli di zucca, gnocchi al forno margarita or the verde pizzas. It is located downtown on Palm Canyon across the street from Copley’s. They are only open for dinner.

Roasted whole cauliflower with lemon, in black serving dish, top view.

Boozehounds

Enjoy the Veganwurst dog with onions, peppers, crispy shallot, veganaise, and cilantro. Or the Thai vegan larb with cabbage, mint, cilantro, and steamed rice.

Chef Tanya’s Kitchen

Specializing in house-made tempeh and seitan, this is a 100% vegan restaurant and deli. There are many choices here, from vegan sandwiches and tempeh burgers to soups and deli salads. Located off the beaten path at 706 S. Eugene Road, it’s well worth the trip.

Chef Tanya's Kitchen

Copley’s on Palm Canyon

Vegan salad options include charred asparagus salad (hold the smoked duck) and a mixed beet salad (switch out the buttermilk dressing). For the main, choose from the sesame seed seared tofu. Ask the server if there are other options, as the menu frequently changes.

Del Rey at Villa Royale

Tapas bar with a small menu, nearly half of which can be made vegan and is marked as such on the menu. Vegan options include padron peppers; flatbread with mushrooms, red onions, garlic and an herb drizzle; basque asparagus; beet salad; picada salad; and Brussel sprouts with dates and a honey vinaigrette. Note that the restaurant is 21+.

del rey vegan flatbread

Eight4Nine

Eight4Nine offers a few clearly marked vegan and gluten-free dishes. The roasted cauliflower steak served with curried cauliflower puree is very popular and delicious.

El Patron

This Mexican restaurant is centrally located at the corner of Palm Canyon and Tahquitz by the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel. They offer vegan tacos and vegan burritos with grilled cauliflower or tofu. Can also accommodate some other dishes to be made vegan friendly on request. Pair it with black beans and traditional Mexican rice.

Farm

This boutique French Café is centrally located in La Plaza. They offer a vegan sandwich with a veggie patty, avocado, red onions, romaine, tomato, and aioli on multi-grain bread. There is also avocado toast and a vegan wrap.

Fuzion Five

Fuzion Five has lots to choose from. Vegan pho noodle soup, pad Thai, vegan tofu spring rolls, vegan egg rolls, bun noodle salad, vegetable curry noodles, stir-fried vegetables, tofu lettuce wrap, and fried rice with vegetables or tofu.

Spring Rolls made of Tofu,Rice Noodle and Vegetables, Vietnamese Cuisine.

Grand Central Palm Springs

They offer a breakfast bowl for brunch with chocolate quinoa, almonds, coconut, granola, berries, bananas and coconut milk. Or, try the vegetarian burger on brioche.  For dinner, start with a small plate like watermelon gazpacho, followed by a market-mixed green salad. Chef’s choices and menus change daily, so ask about vegan options.

Guacamoles

Spinach or vegetarian taco. Spinach quesadillas (hold the sour cream), vegetarian or spinach burrito, bean tostada topped with rice. Add a salad.

Happy Sushi

This happy place offers a range of vegan options: spicy garlic edamame, tofu tempura, jalapeno bomb, cucumber salad, and seaweed salad. Hand rolls include avocado, cucumber, and vegetables.

Cucumber coated sushi rolls served with ginger and wasabi on rectangular plate, soy sauce with chopsticks on the table

Heyday Palm Springs

While Heyday is known for their beef smash burger, they also offer a vegan Frisco burger. It is a house-made patty with vegan cheese, caramelized onions, shredded lettuce, and vegan special sauce served on grilled sourdough.

I Heart Mac & Cheese

While you might think of something other than mac & cheese as vegan, they offer various vegan choices. Try the vegan melt grilled cheese with a Beyond burger, onions, tomatoes, and vegan cheese sauce. Vegan delight: mac & cheese with broccoli, cauliflower, or quinoa with beyond sausage, vegan cheese, broccoli, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and scallions. There’s the classic vegan grilled cheese and mac & cheese with special vegan cheese sauce.

Il Giardino Italian Restaurant

Start with the antipasti La Caponata with eggplant and a mix of vegetables in a sweet and sour sauce or the La Bruschetta with homemade focaccia bread. For your Insalate Zuppe, enjoy the La Pansanella Toscana salad with vinegar bread, tomato, red onion, cucumber, and basil. For Primi, there’s the classic Capellini Puttanesca with angel hair pasta, tomato sauce, cappers, kalamata olives, and wine.

Jake’s  Palm Springs

Start with the General TSO cauliflower with sweet and spicy sauce. For the entrée, order the spaghetti squash tossed with sautéed zucchini and red onion, topped with marinara, fried eggplant, and basil.

John Henry’s Café

Enjoy grilled eggplant with olives, tomato, and fresh basil to begin. Enjoy pasta with a pesto or tomato sauce for your main course. Note they close during the summer.

Pasta, spaghetti with tomato sauce and fresh basil in a bowl. Grey background. Top view. Copy space.

La Bonita’s

The off a vegan burrito with cabbage, pinto onions, and salsa. You can also order the burrito bowl, taco salad, or tostada without the cheese.

Loco Charlie’s Mexican Grill

Mexican restaurant offering a vegetarian menu with options that can be made vegan upon request. Rice and bean burrito, vegie fajita, vegie enchilada with rice and whole pinto beans, and a vegetarian soft taco.

LuLu California Bistro

It has a dedicated vegan menu includes pizza and pasta dishes without cheese, salads, and an Impossible burger.

lulu vegan pizza

Maracas Mexican Cantina & Grill

They have a potato taco, crispy Impossible meat taco, veggie enchilada, burrito, Impossible meat enchilada, and spinach & mushroom enchilada.

Minerva’s at Life House Palm Springs

The menu is plant-forward, made with fresh ingredients in an inspiring ambiance.

Miro’s Restaurant

Try Miro’s family recipe croquettes to start and lentil and mushroom Bolognese for your entrée.

Monsoon Indian Cuisine

North Indian restaurant with several labeled vegan entrees, including dumplings, black lentils, cauliflower, eggplant, mushrooms, and chickpeas.

Native Foods

This is perfect for a Palm Springs vegan restaurant with a menu that is 100% vegan. The menu includes sandwiches, veggie burgers, bowls, salads, and others. With such dishes as Backyard BBQ, Bowl, The Real Nashville Hot, and Spicy Cauliflower Dippers, you will love this comfort food. Their food is homemade with ingredients often bought locally or brought in from sustainable suppliers, non-GMO, and organic whenever possible. Located in the old section of Smoke Tree Village – 1775 E Palm Canyon Drive, Ste #420.

vegetarian dish

Nature’s Health Food & Café

Serves veggie burgers, sandwiches, wraps, rice paper rolls, salads, and other casual fare. The store stocks a variety of natural groceries, including fresh organic produce, bulk staples, vitamins, supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies, ionized water, ear candles, cruelty-free organic beauty products, and more.

natures veggie burger

Palm Greens Café

There are a lot of classic breakfasts that become off-limits when going vegetarian or vegan, but if you’re a vegan visiting Palm Greens Café, you can have your pancakes and eat them too. Scrambled tofu and OE-eggs provide hearty alternatives to egg dishes, such as Huevos Rancheros or scrambled eggs in a breakfast sandwich, and vegan bacon and sausage finish off the meal to perfect satisfaction. It is located in south Palm Springs at the Sun Center. Open for breakfast and lunch, 8 am – 2:30 pm.

Pepper’s Thai Palm Springs

This small Thai restaurant on North Palm Canyon offers lunch and dinner. Start with veggie potstickers or spring rolls. To follow, they offer several mixed vegetable entrees. Remember the peanut sauce!

Rick’s Desert Grill

Sue’s Garden Burger (hold the mayo); Vegetarian Jr. Club (hold the cheese); Santa Clara Cuban salad with tomato, avocado, cucumber, and red onions; Penne pasta with house-made tomato basil sauce.

Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill

Tuscan Italian restaurant with a few labeled vegan items, including a cauliflower ceviche bruschetta, cauliflower crust pizza with Daiya vegan cheese, and fresh tomato or pasta primavera.

Spencer’s Restaurant

For lunch, try the grilled Portobello mushroom sandwich on toasted focaccia bread or a vegetarian burger (hold the cheese). For dinner, they also have a roasted Portobello mushroom with vegetables in a soy-ginger sauce.

Grilled portobello mushroom chicken sandwich with balsamic vinaigrette roasted red peppers and provolone cheese

Tac/Quila

Mexican restaurant with a few dedicated vegan dishes on the menu. Try the veggie enchilada (hold the sour cream). They also have grilled portabello mushrooms with pickled onion and avocado in a flour tortilla (hold the cheese and crema). They also have four vegan salad options: Vega Arco Iris with a mango vinaigrette, black bean with lemon dressing, grilled avocado with cilantro-lime vinaigrette, and jicama and papaya with watermelon serrano vinaigrette.

tac quila vegan fajita

Thai House

For this Palm Springs vegan restaurant, start with fried tofu, fresh spring rolls, or a papaya salad. All rice and noodle dishes can be prepared with tofu. There’s also broccoli, eggplant, mixed veggies, and fresh ginger vegetable entrées. Or try the Kung Pao with Tofu for something with a bit more kick.

Thai Smile Palm Springs

Most options are vegan, with the option to add fried tofu. Located downtown at the corner of Indian Canyon and Tahquitz.

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Trio Restaurant

Small bite vegan options include street corn, spinach & artichoke dip, cauliflower fritters, focaccia with olive tapenade, fries, and marinated olives.

Wilma & Frieda’s

You can begin with the ginger saki cauliflower nuggets. For dinner, you can choose eggplant portobello veggie tower or grilled portobello steak strips. One of their signature salads is roasted corn & avocado in a cilantro dressing.

Workshop Kitchen & Bar

Vegan small plate includes beets & citrus, shaved brussels salad with ginger-orange vinaigrette, and curried sweet potato and peanut soup made with coconut milk. Plates include farmer’s market vegetables.

Zadie Café at Hilton Palm Springs

A hidden gem that brings the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean to the desert oasis. With its modern and inviting atmosphere, Zadie’s offers a unique dining experience that combines traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist.

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