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Apr 6, 2008 10:42 PM

Hole in the wall restaurants and locally raised foods in Palm Springs

My Wife, 1 year old son, and I are headed to Palm Springs for a week in May. We are seriously jonesing for some good ethnic fare (namely Mexican) or any other good restaurants in the area. I especially like the hole in the wall type, but we're game for whatever, Does anyone out there have any suggestions? Also, is there a farmers market or good places to buy locally raised foods?

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    1. For hole in the wall best Mexican try El Gallito in Cathedral City or El Mirasol in Palm Springs. There is a Farmers Market on Sat. mornings by the Camelot Theatre in PS get there early it is picked through fast. There is also a Farmers Market on Thurs. night in downtown PS at the street in Palm Desert on the weekends.

      1. A nice little coffee shop is Sherman's Deli and Bakery.
        401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
        Palm Springs, CA 92262

        See menu at

        A blast from the past experience. I enjoyed the appetizer, stuffed cabbage, as a full meal with a side order of fresh veggies. The stuffed cabbage is in a very sweet, brothy tomatoe sauce with white raisins. Veggies are fresh, simply steamed, add butter. Comp bread is delicious sour dough. Friend had BBQ ribs with baked potatoe. Delicious thick sauce, oven prepared ! Very friendly owner. Nice art on the walls (copycats of Leroy Neiman and others). Very friendly, properly attentive service - not syrupy or aggressive, but responsively nice. Tables kind of small inside, larger on the patio.

        Also, there are some FARMERS MARKET stands at the Thursday Night Street Fair on Palm Canyon Drive/Indian Canyon Drive. Tahquitz Canyon Way is cross-street kind of the middle of it. We found good parking near the Palm Springs Art Museum (since we went there earlier) and walked two blocks. Begins at 6 PM. Incredible experience with prepared food, farm produce, fine art, live music, and more. Can get elbow crowded, though, expecially if David Wayne is playing his guitar.

        There's so much in Palm Springs. Best wishes.