COACHELLA VALLEY BREWING CO.
The craft beer scene has been brewing up a storm lately — and your taste buds can dive in at Coachella Valley Brewing Co.’s Thousand Palms brewery. Take a tour of the brewery itself, enjoy its locally inspired offerings in the taproom, and don’t forget to take home a growler of your favorite brew for later.
30640 Gunther St., Thousand Palms.
Photo by Neil Husvar
What started as a fundraiser for two local high school students raising money for a class trip to Europe has become one of the Coachella Valley’s favorite locally made treats. Brandini’s gourmet toffee offerings include popcorn, chocolate bark, and their signature almond toffee.
• 132 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs
• 42560 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage
Photo Courtesy Koffi
While Koffi has two Palm Springs locations for your local java fix, it’s the Rancho Mirage café that boasts the coffeehouse’s roasting room. After watching the roasting process through the glass windows, you can pick up a bag of artisanal local coffee to sip the flavors of Palm Springs at your own table.
• 515 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760-416-2244;
• 1700 S. Camino Real, Palm Springs, 760-322-7776;
• 71380 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage, 760-340-2444;
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This Palm Springs shop is filled with locally inspired goodies that not only embrace the modern desert lifestyle but also benefit Coachella Valley organizations, too. One example? The collection of wine and martini glasses, votive holders, and salt and pepper shakers is all hand-painted by clients of Desert Arc, which connects people with disabilities with job opportunities and training. The latest line of designs, Diva, is a celebration of Fashion Week El Paseo.
170 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
Photo Courtesy The Body Deli
THE BODY DELI
Nourish your skin with organic superfoods at The Body Deli, a Palm Desert–based boutique that handcrafts small batches of skin care products featuring ingredients like blueberries, acai, and sea kelp. Be sure to try the Palm Springs Spa Collection, whose signature scent combines local favorites like grapefruit and dates with blood orange, vanilla, and jasmine.
73560 El Paseo, Palm Desert.
Photo Courtesy Shields Date Garden
SHIELDS DATE GARDEN
A desert institution since 1924, locals best know Shields Date Garden for its cheeky Romance and Sex Life of the Date film — but this date farm also boasts a wealth of artisanal offerings. Items like date butter, date crystals, date sugar, and date rolls round out Shields’ impressive selection of the freshly harvested fruit.
80225 Hwy. 111, Indio.