The Top 4 Healthy Organic Restaurants in Palm Desert, California

Palm Desert, about half an hour southeast of Palm Springs, has a small-town feel, but with plenty of big-city resources. Here you’ll find a number of restaurants, some of which meet our high standards of ingredient, preparation, and environmental guidelines.

Our purpose is to direct you to the healthiest restaurant choices available in the U.S. because we know that when you have cancer, every choice you make matters, especially when it comes to food.

Here are our recommended healthy restaurants in Palm Desert, California:

Luna Grill

73-405 CA-111
Palm Desert, California 92260

This Mediterranean inspired restaurant features healthy options like the Keto Bowl (grilled sustainable salmon served on top of a bed of lettuce with lemon vinaigrette, spicy feta, Greek cabbage, cucumber, tomato, and feta drizzled with housemade tzatziki); Lunatic Sampler (falafel, stuffed grape leaves, couscous medley, organic hummus, pita bread); Chicken Kabob Plate (boneless chicken tenders, basmati rice, pita bread, tzatziki, and choice of house salad, Greek cabbage, or hummus). They also feature a kid’s menu and family meals for takeout or delivery are available.

Luscious Lorraine’s

73910 Highway 111
Palm Desert, California 92260

Their menu includes smoothies, wraps, salads, sandwiches, juices, elixirs, and more. Try the Funky Monkey Smoothie (organic, banana, 'Once again' peanut butter, raw agave, hemp hearts, ice, coconut + almond milk, Jay Robbs vanilla whey *protein packed+magnesium+zinc+B-6+manage blood sugar); Blanca Tuna Sandwich (Albacore tuna in spring water, chopped roasted almonds, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, Veganaise, mustard, sprouts, tomatoes on sprouted multi grain bread); or the Grilled Chicken Salad (grilled Jidori chicken, tomato, avocado, pepitas, choice of feta or jack cheese, on a bed of mixed greens w/ balsamic dressing).

Open Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm local time (closed Sat & Sun).

Kaiser Grill

74040 CA-111
Palm Desert, California 92260

The Kaiser serves up all natural and hormone-free PRIME USDA beef, free range organic chicken, sustainable/wild seafood, and fresh, local produce. All of their desserts, dressings and sauces are made in-house.

Selections include a wide selection of steaks (aged a minimum 28 days, free of antibiotics and hormones, butchered in-house daily, seasoned with house blend of sea salts, cracked black pepper, roasted fresh herbs); seafood such as Chilean Sea Bass (served with Forbidden Black Rice, broccoli, mango salsa. citrus beurre blanc); and pasta dishes like Steak Sinatra Style Pasta, Lobster Ravioli, and Free Range Chicken Piccata (organic chicken breast, linguini with grilled and marinated artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, baby tomatoes, capers, white wine lemon butter).

The Kaiser Grill is open for indoor dining nightly from Tuesday – Sunday beginning at 5PM local time. Both takeout and delivery are available.

Wildest Restaurant

72990 El Paseo
Palm Desert, California 92260

This restaurant and bar is amazing! Appetizers include Vadouvan Spiced Roasted Carrots (with lemon-sumac cream, toasted pistachios); Crispy Cauliflower Florets (with cashew parmesan, coconut milk ranch and buffalo); and Dungeness Crab Cake (with lemon and crystallized ginger aioli, fennel apple and toasted almond salad).

Entrees include a variety of plant-based options like Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with beluga lentils, spinach, roasted bell pepper, butternut squash, Moroccan curry sauce); seafood options such as Pan Seared King Salmon (with black lentils, broccolini, cauliflower, Swiss chard/spinach/kale mix, orange segments, smoked citrus sauce, micro greens); and “From The Land” menu options like Free Range Chicken Scallopini (with roasted fingerling potato, carrots, lemon caper sauce, fresh herbs).

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List is part of his lifelong dream to give back and lend a helping hand to cancer survivors and to anyone desiring to increase or maintain their good health. James experienced first-hand the challenge of finding quality restaurants and food sources when traveling. The successful CEO of Uni-Key Health Systems and founder of the Templeton Wellness Foundation, The Templeton List was developed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, carefully vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

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