Palm Greens Cafe is a tropical oasis in the desert. With a Hawaiian vibe, Tiki décor and cult-classic surf flick, Endless Summer, playing on a constant loop in the dining area, this vegan-friendly joint is a must-stop on your next weekend getaway to Palm Springs.
I strolled in for lunch last Friday and was overwhelmed by the selection of sandwiches, salads, wraps and smoothies on the menu. I settled on the Reuben – tempeh patty, melted Daiya cheddar cheese, sauerkraut and dressing on rye with a side of potato salad. The Reuben was very good; ooey, gooey, savory and delicious. I only wish they would have dialed it back a little on the cheese. I could feel the sat. fat thickening in my arteries after the first bite! Unfortunately I was too full for dessert, but knew I’d have a second chance because I was definitely coming back again in the morning for breakfast.
The next day it was all about the buckwheat blueberry pancakes. I planned on sharing the breakfast special (three flapjacks, tofu “eggs” and choice of veggie meat) with the mrs., but my appetite was pretty enormous after a 6 mile morning run, so daddy ordered a breakfast burrito as well.
The buckwheat pancakes at Palm Greens are phenomenal, and the burrito ain’t bad either. Still regretting not getting dessert the day before, I soldiered on after that huge meal and topped it all off with a homemade vegan tiramisu. Game. Set. Match.
Palm Greens Cafe offers something healthy for everyone in your clique, even the meat eaters. Owners Jeff and Greg are super friendly and the restaurant is totally chill. Breakfast is served from 7a-3p, dinner from 5p-9p and grab-n-go smoothies and food items are available in between from 3p-5p. Located at the south end of the Palm Canyon Drive. Check out their website or Facebook for more deets.