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Vegetarian Food in Palm Springs

Joined: Jun 19, 2002
Posts: 1
From: Granada Hills, CA
Posted: 2002-06-19 10:38 am   Permalink

Is anyone familiar with any veggie-friendly restaurants in Palm Springs? My email address is: lucky@mac.com
See you at Tiki Oasis. Thanks!

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Joined: Jun 12, 2002
Posts: 542
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2002-06-19 2:17 pm   Permalink

I would post your question on the ModCom message board: modcom.org

There's probably someone there who's going to the Tiki Weekend that would know.

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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 323
From: Sunnycupertoga, CA
Posted: 2002-06-19 3:06 pm   Permalink

Ask Otto! He and BabyDoe are both herbivores. (Vander is still in the milk-only stage, of course.) Anyway, give him a shot-- otto@tikinews.com. Email him pronto, he's leaving soon for Palm Springs and might not get his email if you don't write to him quick!

And of course, you could just ask them when you get there.

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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
Posts: 1500
From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2002-06-19 4:33 pm   Permalink

Well, I've never looked for any Vegi-friendly places myself (sorry, the Chop House is one of my favorite stops), BUT according to my 2001/2002 Palm Springs Life Desert Guide, the following is listed for vegetarian...
Native Foods, 1775 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs 760-416-0070....Their quote says "Vegetarian, the way it should be!"
Personal note: I looked on Mapquest online and it seems to only be less than 1/2 mile away.

Also, Jensen's Finest Foods, 102 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs 760-325-8282. They are a full-service market & bakery. They are noted for "Farm Fresh Produce relied on by private shoppers, caterers, hotels and restaurants." If you've got a few extra dollars, and don't want to leave your hotel, they do shopping and delivery service too.
Personal note: On Mapquest, it shows they are only 1.9 miles away (4 minute drive).

Lastly, you might want to make your reservations now since Caliente Tropics says their "tenative lull time" is approximately 6 pm to 8 pm so that everyone can have dinner and be back for the last of the days events and not worry about missing anything. Remember, it's Saturday night in Palm Springs and if you don't have any reservations somewhere, you'll have quite a wait. I'll be there Fri, Sat & Sunday. Hope this helps!

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bamboo ben
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 454
From: Tiki
Posted: 2002-06-19 8:59 pm   Permalink

Aloe Vera........... Good for the gut! It grow's wild there.
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Huntington Beach, Ca. 92648
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Sun. 11-4ish
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 1055
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2002-06-19 10:26 pm   Permalink

You can always try the Rock Garden restaurant.... not specifically vegetarian, but a pretty big menu, and they cater to lots of blue-hairs, so they can accomodate most any dietary restrictions.... and it is just a few blocks from the Caliente Tropics.....

Hell, go there to at least see the 70-something lounge singer that performs there on weekends..... he's a real kick! I always make an effort to dine there just for his performance.....!

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Cherry Capri
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 243
From: an uncharted desert isle
Posted: 2002-06-24 10:58 pm   Permalink

Hi tikipop!

I just saw your post on the tikicentral message board and boy I wish I had seen it before. There is a good health food store/deli at Ramon and Sunrise about a mile from the Tropics.

BUT... THE best restaurant in Palm Springs - happens to be 100% vegetarian and 3 blocks from Caliente in the Smoke Tree Shopping Center - Native Foods. Oh well at least you know for next time... We got take-out and ate it by the pool Saturday night. You can sample their cuisine here in L.A. as they have since opened a restaurant in Westwood.

Happy eating and maybe we'll see you at Vegetable Delight in Granada Hills? I live there, too.

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