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The 5 Best Lunch Spots In Palm Desert

Updated: May 2, 2022

Need a quick lunch or a spot to have a fancy business lunch? These Palm Desert lunch spots have you covered. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in Palm Desert. If you need quick service tacos or you have time for a sit-down buffet you will find your next lunch spot here!

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MI Cultura

Peruvian, Palm DesertPeruvianPalm Desert
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Casa Luna Mexican & Seafood Restaurant

Mexican, Palm DesertMexicanPalm Desert
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

La Baguette

Vietnamese, Palm DesertVietnamesePalm Desert
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Sweet Basil California Eatery

Palm DesertPalm Desert
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Pokehana

Japanese, $$, Palm DesertJapanese, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We analyzed 10624 Palm Desert restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Palm Desert restaurant reviews, and 264 lists and articles – looking closely at what had to say – and applied our boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in . We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Most common questions

The highest-rated places in Palm Desert for lunch and cocktails are La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Little Bar, and Luna's pizza bar and grill.

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and El Paseo Grill are the highest-rated lunch restaurants for take-out in Palm Desert.

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and La Baguette are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly lunch restaurants in Palm Desert.

The highest-rated restaurants in Palm Desert for group lunches are La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and El Paseo Grill.

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and MI Cultura are the highest-rated lunch spots for a pick up meal in Palm Desert.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Mangose

    Experts suggest pairing a banh mi with a glass of Mangose, a popular beer.


  • Enjoy banh mi with Kabinett

    To elevate your banh mi experience, we recommend some Kabinett to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine cools the jalapeno with the sweetness of the wine.

  • Riesling and banh mi


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Fun facts

  • A big appetite

    Are you a fan of ramen? The current record for eating the most ramen is 11 pounds! Do you love ramen enough to beat this record?

  • A day about seafood

    seafood lovers in The United States indulge in seafood come October to celebrate National Seafood Month.

  • A tasty first

    The macaroni and cheese was only thought up in 1769! We wonder what people ever did without some good macaroni and cheese in their lives...

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