Take a foodie day trip around LA - Quiz

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We could not be more fortunate. LA is geographically more diverse than most areas in the country. Get your foodie day trip itinerary here. Cheers!

  1. 1 Pick Your Spirit Pup

    Which pooch resonates with your soul? Pick one and be guided to your culinary heartland. 

    1. The Sunshine Pup
    2. The Dancing And I Don't Care Pup
    3. The Studious Pup
    4. The Party Pup
  2. 2 Pick A Perfect Nightcap

    Kick off your day trip with a bevvy. Not in the mood for a drink, no problem hydrate with a refreshing glass of water. Your journey awaits! 

    1. A Cold Beer
    2. Wine
    3. A Craft Cocktail
    4. Give me a Glass of Water
  3. 3 I Need More _________ In My Life

    Right at this very moment...

    1. Shopping
    2. Peace And Quiet
    3. New Restaurants
    4. Indie Music Discovery
  4. 4 What Is Your Favorite Outdoor Activity?

    Fresh air and ZERO obligations. 

    1. Hiking
    2. Chill'N And Grill'N
    3. Sun Bathing
    4. Just Being Outside
  5. 5 Pick A Beach Front

    Ready for some chill time? Pick your beach front. 

    1. Pool on the beach
    2. Beach Cove
    3. Secluded beach
    4. Hotel rooms on the water

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    Palm Springs Poolside Foodie Trip

    Get ready your Palm Springs culinary desert paradise awaits. This quaint resort town is home to a variety of fashionable restaurants, poolside luxuries, desert landscapes and entertainment. 

    Your Itinerary:


    Ernest Coffee

    One of the few craft coffee shops in town that have hung around. Ernest meets the requirements of any hip coffee lover. Freshly roasted beans from Stumptown, trained baristas, and options. Their pour over really brings out the flavor you would expect from thoughtfully roasted Stumptown beans. Oh, and, at night there is a small tiki lounge in the back. 

    1101 N Palm Canyon Dr
    Palm Springs, CA 92262



    Order the bacon flight and see why The Try Guys awarded Cheeky's the best bacon around. The menu changes weekly. Once a hidden gem these days the line can be seen out the door.  Cheeky's also offers gluten-free waffles and is vegan-friendly. 

    622 N Palm Canyon Dr,
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    Pre-Lunch Snack or Dessert at Great Shakes

    Have your phone ready, you will want to capture a quick Snap of these towering shakes with the desert's mountain backdrop. Also, they offer dairy-free options. 

    160 S Palm Canyon Dr. A,
    Palm Springs, CA 92262


    Grab a Burger at Tyler's

    Grab a burger, slider, turkey burger or a veggie burger. As for the burger, it features fresh, never frozen beef and has the most delicious, juicy flavor of any burger in PS. Be ready for a short wait outside. Located in the heart of Downtown since 96. 

    149 S Indian Canyon Dr
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    Trio for lunch or dinner

    This (New) American restaurant has held it's placed as a Palm Springs favorite for some time. The food and drink menu is huge. Featuring familiar American favorites with a gourmet touch. Enjoy a glass of wine with a plate of bacon wrapped dates or a fresh beet salad. This decor has a casual elegance to it that could be called very Palm Springs. 

    707 N Palm Canyon Dr
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    El Jefe

    Located inside one of Palm Springs' known pool party hotels, The Saguaro El Jefe offers a large selection of Tequila, fresh margaritas handmade tortillas, steak nachos, and crispy fish tacos. 

    1800 East Palm Canyon Dr
    Palm Springs, CA 92264


    Rooster And The Pig

    Tucked in the back of a strip mall this hip Vietnamese-American restaurant is a Palm Springs favorite. Each meal starts with a complimentary rice porridge to boost your taste buds and prep you for the spicy and unique flavors found on the menu.

    356 S Indian Canyon Dr,
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    Workshop Kitchen + Bar

    Dine at the James Beard awarded restaurant for best restaurant design. This modern, farm-to-table restaurant offers a line-up of innovative small-plates and cocktails that will delight. Located in a historic uptown building you can dine inside on one of the concrete cast tables or outside under the olive tree in the charming courtyard. Also, a great place to sip on a post-prohibition cocktail and grab a snack.

    800 N Palm Canyon Dr,
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    The Tropicale

    Located just off the downtown strip and near the casino, this restaurant will make you feel like you are dining at a 50's Miami club among the stars. Their menu spans a large variety of seafood, fried chicken, and pork. Grab a personal pizza. They also have many small plate options.  The patio has misters, fountains and great vibes. Oh, and, it's a great brunch spot. 

    330 E Amado Rd
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

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    Santa Barbara Wine Tour

    Ready to excite your pallet? The best way to tour Santa Barbara's wine country is to let a tour company handle the driving and location scouting for you. Contact one of the tour companies below to customize a tour or go with the flow. You will not be disappointed. Cheers!

    DeeTours of Santa Barbara 

    (805) 448-8425

    Sustainable Vine Wine Tours 

    (805) 698-3911

    Wine Canyon Tours

    (805) 453-7047

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    San Diego Craft Beer Tour

    So-much-beer in San Diego. Here are a few places to check out on your visit. The brewery landscape is always changing so do a little research. If there is one thing, we can guarantee it's that if you go to San Diego to drink some good beer, you will not be disappointed.

    Mike Hess Brewing Company

    3812 Grim Ave San Diego, CA 92104 b/t University Ave & North Park Way North Park 

    Modern Times Green Flash

    Brewing 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121 

    Mission Brewery

    1441 L St, San Diego, CA 92101 

    Societe Brewing Company

    8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111 

    Half Door Brewing Co.

    903 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 

    Belching Beaver Brewery

    4223 30th St San Diego, CA 92104 b/t El Cajon Blvd & Howard Ave North Park

    Bagby Beer Company

    601 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 

    Indian Joe Brewing

    2123 Industrial Ct, Vista, CA 92081 

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    Joshua Tree Desert Hike

    Ready for a trip off the beaten path? To a place that's not as well known for their food scene, full of discovery, endless vistas, and completely secluded. Just think of all the artists that journeyed into this majestic high desert paradise to re-charge and uncover their inner genius. 

    Your Foodie Itinerary:


    Joshua Tree Coffee Company

    Located around the corner from the visitor's center this coffee roaster brews up the craftiest coffee within 30 miles. They lovingly serve up multiple brewing methods and a bean worth taking home. 

    61738B 29 Palms Hwy
    Joshua Tree, CA 92252

    Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch 

    Crossroads Cafe

    Open all day but known for their breakfast menu, Crossroads will make you forget you are in the middle of nowhere. Their pancakes, french toast, and oats can come topped with a variety fresh fruit or try the Piggy Pancakes with green onions, cheddar cheese, and bacon mixed into the batter. Jump over to the lunch/dinner menu and try the Hellburger, chili with grilled cornbread and so much more from their huge menu. You will leave full, happy and ready to get lost in the desert. 

    61715 Twentynine Palms Hwy
    Joshua Tree, CA 92252

    The Natural Sisters Cafe

    For when you are in need of fresh plant-based protein or a juice for the road, The Natural Sister Cafe is one of the better veggie based cafes in the area. Grab lunch to-go for something refreshing while picnicking on top of Arch Rock. 

    61695 29 Palms Hwy
    Ste B
    Joshua Tree, CA 92252
    (760) 366-3600

    Joshua Hookah Lounge

    Keep your eye out, there is a lot to see and eat in the desert cities leading you to Joshua Tree. This Middle Eastern restaurant and hookah lounge serve up large, colorful and full flavor dishes that rival restaurants even in LA. Open late they are a great option before or after your desert treck. 

    57345 29 Palms Hwy
    Yucca Valley, CA 92284
    (760) 820-1644

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Brian McCullough
Brian McCullough has been eating for over three decades - with many of those years in and around LA. Having left SoCal for college, Brian brought back with him a love for grillin' and a desire to make up for all those meals he missed in LA. When he's not eating, he's searching for where his next meal is going to come from.


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