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Food and restaurants in Joshua Tree

Top restaurants

Bar
“10 min drive from house- This is a great place to grab a beer, some fries and play pool. Perfect stop when shopping in downtown Joshua Tree with friends.”
  • 252 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“A civilized diner for the Mojave desert with creative spins on the usual fare. Vegan friendly. Service is usually spot-on and the wait is usually not too bad. Massive breakfast selection, as well as Mexican specialties and grilled and toasted sandwiches. ”
  • 219 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“The definitive healthy food eatery in Joshua Tree, featuring organic foods and a juice and smoothie bar and a smallish menu of offerings. Next to the natural soap and fragrance shop and the organic food shop. The perfect place to recharge after a long, dusty day in the park. ”
  • 222 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Ah-mazing pizza for being in the middle of the Mojave Desert. We recommend the David Bowie pizza, featuring bacon, onion, and grilled pineapple. During after hike rush hour (6 to 7ish), the place can be packed. Pro tip: call ahead and place your order.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“10 min drive from house- If people in your party can’t choose between Indian or Italian (pizza) this is the spot for you. Both cuisine’s are surprisingly good. ”
  • 109 locals recommend
Hotel
“Location of one of our first forays into the Joshua Tree Area, over 20 years ago. Established in 1928, this historic inn features a genuine oasis and a restaurant that serves handcrafted cocktails and organic cuisine sourced from their garden. Dine poolside, weather permitting. Wait times can be terrifying, so do call ahead.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Diner
“Country Kitchen is one of our favorite spots to grab breakfast. Try the Breakfast Burrito!!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Yes, you can indeed have good Thai food in the high desert and you need not look farther than ‘downtown’ Joshua Tree. More authentic than you’d ever expect. Check out the lunch specials. ”
  • 47 locals recommend

Cafes

Breakfast Spot
“A civilized diner for the Mojave desert with creative spins on the usual fare. Vegan friendly. Service is usually spot-on and the wait is usually not too bad. Massive breakfast selection, as well as Mexican specialties and grilled and toasted sandwiches. ”
  • 219 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“The definitive healthy food eatery in Joshua Tree, featuring organic foods and a juice and smoothie bar and a smallish menu of offerings. Next to the natural soap and fragrance shop and the organic food shop. The perfect place to recharge after a long, dusty day in the park. ”
  • 222 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Located inside the Pie For the People complex. It’s a little hidden, so please be patient. The outfit supplies most of the delicious coffee for the entire Joshua Tree region. Service can be quirky, but the coffee is sublime.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Café
“Right next to the Visitors Center.....Grab a Park Rock Box lunch or relax and enjoy your preference... Breakfast...Cold or Hot Sandwiches...Salads...A LA Carte: bagels...muffin soup & salads Specialties: quiche...lasagna...stuff avocado. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“I really like this spot. It has good food and nice vibe. It shares a neighboring gift shop as part of the spot. Great desert finds here. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Tip: You’ll arrive at a GAS STATION. Yeah, that’s right. The restaurant is inside in the back. Great burgers here. Also, a wonderful selection of Indian dishes. This place is surprising”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“ Fine coffees, teas, juices, breakfasts, baked goods. Nice selection of greeting cards by local artist. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Serving up mostly vegetarian faire that is always fresh and ever tasty. We HIGHLY recommend their muffins, which are all vegan, with some excellent gluten free options as well. Note the specials!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Bakeries

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“The definitive healthy food eatery in Joshua Tree, featuring organic foods and a juice and smoothie bar and a smallish menu of offerings. Next to the natural soap and fragrance shop and the organic food shop. The perfect place to recharge after a long, dusty day in the park. ”
  • 222 locals recommend
Bakery
“Fresh baked goods! Breads, cakes, pies, and more. Sweet and savory. Open 7 am to 4 pm, Sun 7-3. Closed Wednesday.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Supermarket
“This is your standard grocery store and it’s only 2.5 miles away from us so if you have a hankering for anything that a typical vons or Ralph’s has, you will probably find it here. No need to bring groceries with you! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bakery
“This place is amazing. Believe it or not, they now serve really good authentic pho. We order an off-menu item which is the vegetarian pho. So good. Get yourself a donut too!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“ Fine coffees, teas, juices, breakfasts, baked goods. Nice selection of greeting cards by local artist. ”
  • 5 locals recommend