Best Lunch Spots near Joshua Tree National Park


Whether it is an on-the-go bite or a leisurely catch-up with friends, lunches are always some of the best parts of vacation.

Below is LPR's guide to all the best lunch spots near Joshua Tree National Park you need to visit:

"The Icon"

Pappy & Harriet's

53441 Mane St. #146, Pioneertown, CA

Open Thursday - Sunday 11am - 9:30pm, Monday 5pm - 9:30pm

Favorite Items: Any BBQ

Tip: Give yourself extra time to explore downtown Pioneertown before or after lunch

"The French Girl"

La Copine

848 Old Woman Springs Rd., Yucca Valley, CA

Open Thursday - Sunday 11am - 4pm

Favorite Items: Limited Seasonal Menu

Tip: Only open certain times a year so make sure to check the website for opening dates and events

"The Sweet Spot"

Frontier Cafe

55844 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA

Open Daily 7am - 5 pm

Favorite Items: Green Dream Sandwich + Arnold Palmer

Tip: Make sure to check out Acme 5 Lifestyle and the vintage stores next door

"The Instagram Dream"

Kitchen in the Desert

6427 Mesquite Ave, Twentynine Palms, CA

Open Daily 5pm - 11pm and Weekend Brunch 9am - 4pm 

Favorite Items: Jerk Chicken + Fried Oreos + Spicy Margarita

Tip: Near Twentynine Palms' entrance to Joshua Tree National Park and the only Tesla supercharger

"The Healthy Option"

Natural Sisters Cafe

61695 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA

Open Daily 7am - 2pm

Favorite Items: Veggie Hummus Wrap + Create your own smoothie

Tip: Located next to the Joshua Tree Health Foods if you need any last minute healthy snacks

"The Picnic in the Park"

Roadrunner Grab + Go

 6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree, CA

Open Daily 7:30am - 5pm

Favorite Items: Curry Chicken Salad Wrap + Cashew Vegan Cheese Cake

Tip: Located in the Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center (make sure to say hi to Rosa & Merilee the owners and long time Joshua Tree residents)

"The New School Deli"

The Dez

61705 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA

Open Daily 7:30am - 5:30pm

Favorite Items: Quiche + Sausage Rolls

Tip: Offers compostable coolers for sale to keep your food fresh till you are ready to eat


Link to interactive map HERE