Photo By: Bianca Simonian
Photo By: Bianca Simonian

11 Instagram-Worthy Greater Palm Springs Plates to Up Your Likes

Feed Your Instagram With These 11 Insta-Worthy Plates at These Greater Palm Springs Restaurants 

Written By: Andrea Gomez
Photography Provided By: John Pacheco Instagram-Worthy Plates

Calling all aspiring foodstagrammers! Palm Springs has long been known for its palm trees, resort style living and postmodernism architecture, but in the era of social media, something new is attracting visitors to the desert—food! The booming food scene in Palm Springs is a kaleidoscope of flavors, fusions and charm. Foodies get the best of both worlds—beautifully plated food against the unbeatable views of mountains and sunshine. These instagram-worthy plates can’t be missed!

Instagram-Worthy Plates

1 | So Sweet, So Fine

Must-Order: Cauliflower Tacos at Azúcar

From the colorfully-patterned walls to portraits of Frida Kahlo, there is no shortage of perfect Instagram spots at Azúcar! The gluten-free and vegan cauliflower tacos are a must-try. The cauliflower is paired with cabbage, yellow squash, chipotle crema, pepita mango habanero salsa and cotija cheese for that extra crunch! Located at the La Serena Villas, the outside poolside seating will leave you feeling #blessed.

339 S Belardo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262


2 | Loco For LULU

Must-Order: Handspun Cotton Candy at LULU California Bistro

The Handspun Cotton Candy is a staple at LULU California Bistro, attracting people of all ages for the sweet taste and a very pink photo-op! Sit or stand in front of the holographic, tiled wall with the LULU logo and pose with the larger-than-your-head cotton candy.

LULU California Bistro
200 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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3 | Not of This World

Must-Order: Hamachi Crudo at 4 Saints

The black plateware at 4 Saints is the perfect contrast for that extra color pop with every snap. Plus, the overhead light fixtures provide the perfect glow for every picture frame! Order the Hamachi Crudo, a colorful and vibrant mixture of pomegranate, yuzu, celery and grain mustard.

4 Saints
100 W Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


4 | Just Roll With It

Must-Order: Lobster Roll at Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge

Who doesn’t love a good lobster roll? The Lobster Roll—a soft-grilled bun, Maine lobster, tarragon aioli, celery and lemon—at Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge sets the standards for #foodgoals. Against the mountains and palm trees, the Lobster Roll is culinary art at its finest. Don’t forget to take a picture of the bright white building outside when you arrive. It’s a great way to quickly capture the essence of the lounge and share it to your Instagram story.

Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge
849 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


5 | Plates by the Pool

Must-Order: Blackened Fish Tacos at Purple Palm Restaurant & Bar

Make Taco Tuesday every day. The Blackened Fish Tacos at this location are filled with avocado, cabbage, cotija cheese and chipotle crema. Grab your beautifully plated food and take the perfect #throwback pictures against Purple Palm Restaurant & Bar’s fun retro wallpaper design. From there, enjoy your meal poolside and live like a classic Hollywood star!

Purple Palm Restaurant & Bar
572 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

6 | Bon Voyage!

Must-Order: Maine Lobster Ravioli at La Vallauris

Dine amongst the trees at this Mediterranean-French-California cuisine place! Le Vallauris brings Europe to the desert and all your followers will be wondering if you are actually there instead. Order the Main Lobster Ravioli dish starring basil bisque claws and knuckles. The bright colors of the dish will have all of your Insta fam’s attention!

Le Vallauris
385 W Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


7 | Cha Cha at Chi Chi’s

Must-Order: Acai Bowl at Chi Chi

Start your day the right way by ordering the Acai Bowl at Chi Chi! The vibrant colored fruits will make any foodie’s mouth water! Stage this dish with Chi Chi’s granite countertops dish will create the perfect aesthetic for your instagram feed with Chi Chi’s granite countertops and cute succulent plants.

Chi Chi
415 S Belardo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262


8 | Get Cheeky Instagram-Worthy Plates

Must-Order: Chilaquiles at Cheeky’s

The size of this Mexican dish will make your mouth drop! The layers upon layers of green salsa, eggs and cheese is paradise for any food lover. Snap a picture inside Cheeky’s polished cement and neon red tabletops to capture your #foodgod status.

622 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


9 | Easy as 1-2-3

Must-Order: Chicken & Waffles at Trio Restaurant

Trio Restaurant’s bright orange theme looks stunning against any of its dishes. Eat outside and let the natural sun provide the perfect lighting for the Chicken & Waffles. This Belgian waffle with fried chicken breast, maple butter and bacon is the perfect mix of savory and sweet.

Native Knowledge: Check out their mural in the parking lot after you are done—it’s sure to provide you with even more Instagram-perfect shots!

Trio Restaurant
707 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


10 | You Better Work!

Must-Order: Pulled Pork Tostadas at Workshop Kitchen + Grill

Don’t let Workshop Kitchen + Grill’s industrial design of grays and neutrals fool you! Its menu is full of vibrant colors. Check out the Pulled Pork Tostadas made of market radish salad, iceberg, chipotle crema and grilled pineapple salsa!

Workshop Kitchen + Grill
800 N Palm Canyon Dr, Ste G
Palm Springs, CA


11 | One for All

Must-Order: Roasted Cauliflower at Birba

The Roasted Cauliflower dish at Birba is any food photographer’s paradise! Capers, aged parmesan and chili flakes combine to create the perfect flavors for vegans and meat lovers alike. Birba’s outdoor seating feels like a tiny piece of the desert has been carved out just for you!

622 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


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