The steak tartare with toasted crostini at Baby's Marché.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MOLLIE KIMBERLING, COURTESY BABY'S MARCHÉ
Farm: Travel to Provence without ever leaving the desert. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, the primarily outdoor eatery serves classic French fare including omelets, crêpes, and a mouthwateringly delicious croque madame.
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Two Bunch Palms: Known for its mineral water baths and focus on holistic healing, Two Bunch Palms is a sustainable microresort that presents a nourishing, seasonal menu of vegetable-forward dishes for guests at its on-site restaurant.
Daniel’s Table: Pull up a chair at this delightful eatery and experience a menu inspired by vibrant, seasonal flavors. Chef/owner Daniel Villanueva collaborates with local farmers to refresh his menu weekly, and he cooks exclusively over an open flame.
Desert Island Country Club: Sample oysters, sea bream crudo, and other delectable bites at Desert Island’s restaurant, The Penney, where ingredients are king. The stylish space boasts views of the 18-hole golf course, which was private since the 1970s but opened to the public in 2022.
Wildest Restaurant & Bar: A feast for the senses, Wildest Restaurant & Bar puts a tasty spin on health-conscious ingredients. Choose entrées “from the land,” “from the sea,” or “from the plants,” with ample vegan and gluten-free options.
Baby’s Marché: Bringing a taste of Europe to Indian Wells, the gourmet market and café, recently opened by chef Justin Snyder and his wife, Johanna, specializes in sandwiches and panini stuffed with fine cheeses, veggies, and meats. You can also pick up high-quality meats from their butcher shop and specialty pantry items. Try the lemonade!
Chúla Artisan Eatery: Inspired by the farmers market and owner Katherine Gonzalez’s Spanish and Mexican roots, the brunch spot serves locally sourced, made-from-scratch plates like huevos rancheros, brioche French toast with charred strawberry jam, and red chile chilaquiles.
Heirloom Craft Kitchen: Indulge in artfully plated, scratch-made dishes that spotlight local and organic produce at this neighborhood favorite helmed by chef/owner Andie Hubka.
Temalpakh Farm: Temalpakh Farm, run by the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians, carries out a mission to support healthy lifestyles through sustainably grown food that’s good for you and the planet. Shop the on-site market or sign up for a farm box to enjoy locally grown organic produce at home.