Restaurants

Top Choice American in Joshua Tree National Park

La Copine

It's a long road from Philadelphia to the high desert, but that's where Nikki and Claire decided to take their farm-to-table brunch cuisine from pop-up to brick and mortar. Their roadside bistro serves zeitgeist-cap…
Pizza in Joshua Tree National Park

Pie for the People

This neighborhood-adored lair is in the business of thin-crust pizzas ranging from classics to creatives like the David Bowie: white pizza with mozzarella, Guinness caramelized onions, jalapeños, pineapple, bacon an…
American in Joshua Tree National Park

Country Kitchen

Now run by Sarah and Dennis, this been-here-forever roadside shack gets a big thumbs up for its scrumptious home cookin'. Lines can be extra-long for breakfast on weekends, but the killer pancakes, breakfast burrito…
Middle Eastern in Joshua Tree National Park

Palm Kabob House

Hustle over near the marine base for tasty Middle Eastern food from fattoush and tabouli to big platters of kebab platters paired with pita, soup or salad and couscous or fries. Good for takeout are the warm pita wr…
Indian in Joshua Tree National Park

Sam's Pizza & Indian Food

Never mind the pizza, it's the flavor-packed butter chicken, chicken biryani and other Indian fare that draw clued-in locals to Sam’s. Many dishes are meatless and also available for takeout. Nice touch: the homemad…
Vegetarian in Joshua Tree National Park

Natural Sisters Cafe

Fuel up for a day in the park with a Killer Bee smoothie, an omelet made with eggs from cage-free chickens, an avocado sandwich or many more organic and healthy options (many of them vegan), at this cute hippie-vibe…
American in Joshua Tree National Park

Crossroads Cafe

This JT institution is the go-to place for carb-loaded breakfast, dragged-through-the-garden salad and fresh sandwiches that make both omnivores (burgers, Reuben sandwich) and vegans ('Fake Philly' with seitan) happ…
American in Joshua Tree National Park

Restaurant at 29 Palms Inn

This well-respected restaurant has its own organic garden and does burgers and salads at lunchtime, and grilled meats and toothsome pastas for dinner. No reservations.
Market in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree Certified Farmers Market

On Saturdays mornings locals gather for gossip and freshly picked produce from local farmers in a parking lot next to Joshua Tree Health Foods, just west of Park Blvd.