COVID-19 has changed the way we live in a very short period of time. However, you can take steps to lighten up your self-isolation by jazzing up your dining table with linens, the good silverware and fine china, add a couple of candles, and place an order from one of your favorite restaurants.
Many are offering curbside service, so call it in, pay for it over the phone, and get it handed to you from the convenience of your car. Another great way to order is through PostMates, GrubHub and DoorDash, each with their own collection of restaurants, and UberEats offers grocery delivery as well.
Some places have come up with creative solutions for customers and for staff. Others have something new to offer. If your business is not listed below, and you are offering takeout please head over to our Facebook page (facebook.com/palmspringslifemagazine) and add your restaurant to the list in the Comment section so everyone can find you.
We’re living in very fluid time that changes day to day, so understand this list is by no means complete, but a starter. When in doubt, visit the restaurant’s website.
Restaurants OFFERING TO-GO, CURBSIDE SERVICE
The Purple Room – Curbside pick-up for dinner is available 4-8 p.m. to take home and eat while you watch them live-stream their shows on Facebook for free: facebook.com/purpleroomrestaurantstage
1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive
Johannes – offering curbside takeout, or Uber Eats services from Noon to 7 p.m.
196 S. Indian Canyon Drive
Sandfish – use Postmates to get your sushi fix, or takeout.
1556 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Jake’s – Lunch is available from Noon to 2:30 p.m., dinner from 5-7 p.m. Free delivery over $25 for lunch and $40 for dinner. Curbside pick up. Free delivery for lunch and dinner from Palm Springs to Rancho Mirage.
664 N. Palm Canyon Drive
849 Restaurant – Curbside pick up, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m and 5-8 p.m. See special menu.
849 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Riccio’s – offfers curbside and to-go orders from 4-8 p.m. using Door Dash or call the restaurant directly. Their website also has a variety of YouTube videos featuring recipes you can do at home.
495 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Pomme Frites – The French and Belgian restaurant is offering take out.
256 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Revel “Private House” – this is special. Owner Mindy Reed is concerned about how to help her employees and changed the name, for now, from Revel Public House to Private House because they are not accepting dine-in groups, but offering take-out. All profits go to the staff.
140 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Chef Tanya’s Kitchen – Vegan food, order online, and pick up curbside, or pop in to pick them up. She says their vegan lasagna and Caesar salad are great comfort food for these times.
706 S. Eugene Road
Smokin Burgers – available for take-out and delivery orders, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Smoking meats available daily, noon to 8 p.m. Delivery based on availability, but you can also use Door Dash and Postmates. Check their Facebook page for the posted menu and daily specials.
1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive
Workshop Kitchen + Bar – offering takeout service, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
800 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Grand Central – offers take-out and delivery from 11 .m. to 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. daily. Menu items feature comfort items like Mac and cheese, BLT, and breakfast burrito.
160 La Plaza, Palm Springs
Dringk – here’s another location offering a different experience. You can purchase soups in mason jars, and lasagna, and more from their menu. They suggest you follow their Instagram and Facebook pages for updates.
Joyce’s Sushi – One of the staples for Thousand Palms workers, and Rancho Mirage fans. They are offering to-go options and curbside pick-up.
36101 Bob Hope Drive, E1
Jackalope Ranch – you can enjoy their signature barbecue, roast chicken, prime steaks, and fresh fish. Phone orders from 1-5 p.m., pickup from 2-6 p.m.
80400 Highway 111
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY DRINGK RANCHO MIRAGE
Dringk is offering chicken noodle soup in mason jars.
City Wok – they are offering 15 percent off all takeout and delivery orders during this crisis. The password is “To-Go”. The restaurant is also offering to help all laid off restaurant industry personnel in the valley with meals for themselves and their family. They need to present evidence of filing for unemployment.
74970 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY CITY WOK
Eddie V’s – curbside and delivery is available from noon to 8 p.m. daily. Enjoy many of the seafood and steak entrees they are known for. Family-style meals available, and there is a selection of uncooked steaks, hand-carved and packaged with Eddie V’s signature steak seasoning for you to prepare as you like at home.
73040 El Paseo, Palm Desert 760-340-9455
Ristorante Mama Gina – offers curbside pickup and delivery service from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. daily. Check for wine specials.
73705 El Paseo, Palm Desert
Okura Robata Grill – offers take-out orders by phone or online with pickup starting at 4 p.m. Limited menu for the time being, but still features salads, sushi, tempura, skewers, noodles, edamame, and dumplings.
78480 Highway 111, La Quinta
V Wine Bar – Cheese and salami plates, and bottles of fine wine. Curbside service available. 2-7 p.m. daily
600 E. Tahquitz Way
SMW Inspired – Chef Stephen Wambach, who came to the desert to help open the rooftop restaurant at the Kimpton Rowan, has transitioned to his own business, SMW Direct, a delivery service with everything you’ve come to expect from his food.
Crafted Kravings – Matty Mcfleen has had his catering company for five years. He’s providing sushi platters as well as other freshly sourced items he turns into delicious meals for those who are housebound, or just want something new.
Katherine King – “Everyday gourmet to-go: breakfast, lunch and dinner.” King has been around for 16 seasons. Curbside offered.
36891 Cook St., Unit 8, Palm Desert
Wabi Sabi Japan Living – provides most of the food basics for Japanese cooking with over 100 different packaged food products. They are offering individual shopping appointments before or after store hours. Free local delivery.
258 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
FOOD, WINE, AND LIQUOR
Bouschet Palm Springs – offering pickup or delivery, and partners with UberEats.
611 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 22
Dead or Alive – pickup by appointment or delivery for March 27 and 28 only, 2-4 p.m. Check special pricing and a big selection of premium wines.
150 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Opalm Springs
La Quinta Brewing Co. – open 3-6 p.m. daily for to-go beer at the Palm Desert taproom. Home delivery also offered. Email or call in your order.
77917 Wildcat Drive, Palm Desert
West Coast Cannabis Club – offers home delivery, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
74425 Highway 111, Palm Desert