Roadfood Adventures: Las Vegas, Nevada to Palm Springs, California

8 STOPS | 273 MILES | 5 hr 19 min

Las Vegas, Palm Springs, and the desert between them are full of wonder, including the brightest of bright city lights as well as vast wilderness under a mantle of stars. Here, too, you find a colorful array of authentic local eats — a taste of California both simple and deluxe. Palm Springs offers an especially rich lode of good meals, from magnificent West Coast hamburgers and worldly hot dogs and milk shakes to romantic hideaways and roadside attractions from the early days of motoring.



Eat is an inventive café in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas serving breakfast comfort classics reinvented by an ambitious chef.


The Goodwich

The Goodwich does classic American sandwiches, but its own way. Familiar concepts are given smart twists; perfect execution make the food altogether new.


Viva Las Arepas

Viva Las Arepas is an oasis of Venezuelan excellence at the end of the Las Vegas Strip. Mesquite grilled meats are not to be missed.


Crossroads Cafe

Crossroads Cafe is the number one choice for excellent breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts outside of Joshua Tree National Park.



Felipe's is a modest storefront restaurant serving some of the best Mexican food in Palm Springs. Margaritas are great; dessert mustn't be missed.


Mimmo’s Italian Restaurant and Bar

Masterful Italian meals make Mimmo's a Palm Desert hidden gem, from bruschetta thru pastas & seafood to unforgettable tiramisu and mascarpone cheesecake.


Tony’s Burgers

Spectacular mile-high hamburgers dressed and loaded every which way make Tony's a Cathedral City destination for adventurous eaters in search of extremes.


Shields Date Gardens

Located by a grove of stately California palm trees, Shields sells luxurious date shakes and has a cafe serving excellent Mexican-accented food.