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Best of the Best 2021: City by City

For each of the Coachella Valley’s nine cities, Palm Springs Life readers voted for their favorites in 20 distinct categories, and our editors selected their top picks from the winners.

Steven Biller Best Of, Current PSL, Restaurants

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Wally's Desert Turtle in Rancho Mirage and their flawlessly fluffy raspberry soufflé.
PHOTOGRAPH BY NATE ABBOTT

We know.

It’s been a difficult time to be the best at anything. Despite the hardships the Coachella Valley has endured, many eateries, shops, attractions, and hotels have overcome the seemingly impossible to earn the coveted title of Best of the Best.

For each of the Coachella Valley’s nine cities, Palm Springs Life readers voted for their favorites in 20 distinct categories, and our editors selected their top picks from the winners.

This year, we take a closer look at what makes our honorees special.

Stories by Steven Biller, Emily Chavous, Jeremy Kinser, Derrik J. Lang, Amelia Rodriguez, Lizbeth Scordo, and Marissa Willman

Best of the Best 2021: Taste

Best Bar

Best Californian

Best Coffeehouse

Best Burger

Best Outdoor Dining

Best Pizza

Best Breakfast

Best Italian

Best Steakhouse

Best Take-Out

Best Vegetarian

Best Mexican

Best Fine Dining

Best of the Best 2021: Shop

Best Decor /Furniture / Housewares

Best Fashion

Best of the Best 2021: Stay

Best Hotel

Best Resort

Best of the Best 2021: Discover

Best Attraction

Best Public Golf Course

Best Tours