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The Glassy Guide to Palm Springs

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Chef Tanya’s Kitchen

Yes, it’s located in an industrial park—but locals are obsessed with th...

Yes, it’s located in an industrial park—but locals are obsessed with this newish vegan deli spot from the original founder of Native Foods. The El Cubano seitan sandwich gets all the press, although the salad options are legit. There’s a special dinner menu on Wednesdays…or just buy a jar of her Crack Cheese to take back to your Airbnb.

706 S. Eugene Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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Crystal Fantasy

Exactly what it sounds like: crystals, geodes, gemstones, and more (think c...

Exactly what it sounds like: crystals, geodes, gemstones, and more (think chakra books and tubes of incense) line the shelves at this surprisingly spacious North Palm Canyon Drive store.

268 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel

Where locals go for cheap, hot spring pool hangs in Desert Hot Springs. It...

Where locals go for cheap, hot spring pool hangs in Desert Hot Springs. It’s not exactly luxe, but then again, day-use rates start at $5 (yes, really).

10805 Palm Dr.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

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Ecore Fitness

Locals are obsessed with studio owner (and personal trainer) Sean Bergara...

Locals are obsessed with studio owner (and personal trainer) Sean Bergara—and for good reason: Despite the bright, airy space and the perky ‘70s disco playlist, his Pilates reformer classes are no joke. Better reserve your spot in advance, though, since there are only 8 machines and he’s got a cult-like following of regulars.

285 S. Palm Canyon D., Suite D6
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Harvest Health Foods

A mix of produce from local farms (the organic dates are beyond), artisanal...

A mix of produce from local farms (the organic dates are beyond), artisanal products from the SoCal region, and the sort of niche food and personal care products that will have you filling up your basket at this old-school health food store attached to Luscious Lorraine’s.

73910 CA-111
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Headie’s Boutique

A CBD-only "pharmacy" (read: non-psychoactive products for holistic health)...

A CBD-only "pharmacy" (read: non-psychoactive products for holistic health) that will make you wish you had a little more room in your carry-on for souvenirs—from the terpene-packed lozenges and honey sticks to cannabidiol-infused bath salts, oils, and even dog treats.

329 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel

You can’t beat the location of this smartly designed, mid-century modern-...

You can’t beat the location of this smartly designed, mid-century modern-inspired Kimpton hotel. But that’s not the only reason to book a stay: The rooms all come with a Gaiam yoga mat, the gym is spacious (and actually gets natural light—praise!), and the lobby café Juniper Table is an easy place to grab a broccoli-date salad or avocado mousse desert.

100 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Luscious Lorraine’s

Between the Arby’s and the Del Tacos that line Route 111, you’ll spot t...

Between the Arby’s and the Del Tacos that line Route 111, you’ll spot this healthy oasis in the desert: A cheerful café with a ridiculously long functional foods-focused menu. From the drinks (Bulletproof-style coffee, CBD-boosted citrus juice...) to the nosh (there's even a probiotic almond cheese), the only problem is narrowing down what you’ll order from this long-running gem.

73910 CA-111
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Mod Cafe

Classic—but basic—organic diner food at the cooler younger-sister spot ...

Classic—but basic—organic diner food at the cooler younger-sister spot to Palm Greens Cafe. Although they serve wine and beer, don’t miss Mod's juice-tonic “Cocktails” (in particular the Immune Support option if all your travel’s left you worn out). Bonus: There are grab-and-go salads and wraps by the register.

515 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Moorten Botanical Garden

If you visit Palm Springs and don’t snap a selfie at Moorten’s, did the...

If you visit Palm Springs and don’t snap a selfie at Moorten’s, did the trip even happen? Take a self-guided tour through the cactus and succulent garden (bonus points if you’re there on a day when the turtles are out), and pick up a plant to take home on your way out.

1701 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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Mount San Jacinto State Park

Get your valley views via the Desert View Trail in the Mount San Jacinto St...

Get your valley views via the Desert View Trail in the Mount San Jacinto State Park. (As its name suggests, the views are pretty stunning.) For longer treks, you can hook in to parts of the Pacific Crest Trail or—if you're up for the challenge (and pre-hike prep work)—try the Skyline Ridge Route (AKA Cactus to Clouds), which gains 10,364 feet of elevation in 14.5 miles one way.

1 Tram Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Native Foods Cafe

The quickly-expanding vegan fast-food chain started in Palm Spring back in ...

The quickly-expanding vegan fast-food chain started in Palm Spring back in 1994—and still serves up its homemade tempeh and seitan alongside newer options that tap into the healthy zeitgeist (a jackfruit Bulgogi Bowl, the Spicy Fried Cauliflower).

1775 E. Palm Canyon Dr. #420
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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Oasis Date Gardens

The date farm thing is touristy, yes, but if you’re dead-set on doing it ...

The date farm thing is touristy, yes, but if you’re dead-set on doing it head to this one, which is one of the few organic options large enough to host visitors.

59-111 Grapefruit Blvd.
Thermal, CA 92274

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Palm Greens Cafe

A Palm Springs (healthy) institution that, from the decor to the menu, also...

A Palm Springs (healthy) institution that, from the decor to the menu, also doubles as a ‘90s wellness time capsule. The strip mall spot serves up basic-but-filling standards (brown rice and black beans show up a lot), as well as a long list of juice options—all with a CBD shot add-in option, because duh.

611 S. Palm Canyon Dr. #6
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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PSA Organica

Although the décor is hardly upscale, this dispensary is not only a state-...

Although the décor is hardly upscale, this dispensary is not only a state-licensed recreational one (meaning anyone over 18 with a valid ID can purchase—no medical card necessary), but also has an impressive range of CBD and THC edibles from Supreme Organics, Perrywinkles, and more.

400 E. Sunny Dunes Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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Pure Barre

In the middle of strip mall land (AKA Route 111 heading towards Indio) is t...

In the middle of strip mall land (AKA Route 111 heading towards Indio) is the desert location of the pulse-and-tuck barre studio. Yes, it’s carpeted—and BYO sticky socks, natch.

72-624 El Paseo, Suite C5
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Raw Remedy

The service may be slow (place your order by phone if you don’t want to b...

The service may be slow (place your order by phone if you don’t want to be waiting 20 minutes for your smoothie bowl), but you’ll find some of the best juice, smoothie, and raw food options (think tacos, burgers, and “pad Thai” bowls) this side of the San Jacinto mountains. And yes, they have a raw, vegan date shake.

116 La Plaza
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Rooster and the Pig

This Vietnamese fusion hot spot is good for a) groups that are down to shar...

This Vietnamese fusion hot spot is good for a) groups that are down to share, or b) couples hitting all ends of the diet spectrum, as there are a number of highly shareable, veg-friendly dishes (or ones that they’re willing to modify).

356 S. Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Sagewater Spa

This property may be small and the rooms understated, but the views from th...

This property may be small and the rooms understated, but the views from the mineral hot spring-fed pool will keep you in your swimsuit all day. Bonus: No day-pass visitors allowed, so don’t be surprised if you’re soak session is solo.

12689 Eliseo Rd.
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

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The Ace Hotel & Swim Club

The pool here? Definitely a scene—but you can find some peace and quiet a...

The pool here? Definitely a scene—but you can find some peace and quiet at The Feel Good Spa, which is curated in partnership with The Body Deli. Unlike some other Ace locations, this one has a fitness center—plus, guests can rent bikes (useful if you want to cycle to Moorten’s or even downtown Palm Springs).

701 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264

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The Body Deli

If raw, organic beauty products are your thing (or hey, something that you ...

If raw, organic beauty products are your thing (or hey, something that you *think* could become your thing), The Body Deli is a must-visit—their superfood-packed products are like smoothies for your body.

73910 CA-111
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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The Spring Resort & Spa

You don’t need to book a room at this beyond-relaxing Desert Hot Springs ...

You don’t need to book a room at this beyond-relaxing Desert Hot Springs spot to gain access to their three mineral hot spring pools; guests of The Spring’s day spa get two hours poolside in addition to their treatment. Inside tip: Schedule it later in the day, as the sunset views are Instagram bait.

12699 Reposo Way
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

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Thick as Thieves

A pint-size home goods shop that could double as a Pinterest inspiration bo...

A pint-size home goods shop that could double as a Pinterest inspiration board. Co-owners (and couple) Jeremy Smick and Samantha Caltagirone can give you a rundown of what’s locally made if you’re in search of souvenirs—or check the schedule for workshops held in the plant-filled back room.

183 S. Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Two Bunch Palms

Teak soak tubs, quinoa maca pancakes, and shaman blessing sessions are just...

Teak soak tubs, quinoa maca pancakes, and shaman blessing sessions are just a few of the perks that come with staying at this (Journal-backed) Desert Hot Springs resort.

67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

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Urban Yoga Center

Exactly what you’d imagine a Palm Springs yoga studio to look like: sky b...

Exactly what you’d imagine a Palm Springs yoga studio to look like: sky blue walls, rust orange carpeting, ‘70s thrift store-style couches carefully arranged at the front. The classes—yoga, meditation, and woo-woo workshops—are all drop-in, and there are plenty of mats up for grabs if you forgot to bring one with you.

458 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Whole Foods

The obvious spot to head if you need to stock up your Airbnb's kitchen. Con...

The obvious spot to head if you need to stock up your Airbnb's kitchen. Continuing on to Joshua Tree (and beyond)? Do your food shopping here, as there aren’t any organic-minded supermarkets further east.

44-459 Town Center Way
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Workshop

What upscale farm-to-table dining looks like in the desert: a constantly ro...

What upscale farm-to-table dining looks like in the desert: a constantly rotating lineup of ethically sourced meats and very veggie-forward dishes (both large and small) at the James Beard Award-winning industrial-sleek digs. Pro tip: make a ressie.

800 N Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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