I realize that this is a little after the fact but it might help someone in the future. I work every week in the Coachella Valley area. In Palm Desert off of Monterey and the I10 freeway, there is a nutritional store called Clarks. They have a very good deli that offers gluten free breads and a variety of other goodies. Their selection of gluten-free snacks is good as well. Things are pretty well marked and the staff is helpful. The Outback Steakhouse in Palm Desert off of Highway 111 has been very helpful to me in my search for gluten-free food as well. Make sure to call ahead and they will happily make sure to take care of you. Hope this helps. Just joined and saw the post, thought I would respond.