Valentine’s Day Sweets for Your Sweetie

We can all agree that the best part of Valentine’s Day is the delicious treats. That’s what we all look forward to, right? And nothing is more romantic than surprising your valentine with a special dessert. A box of chocolates will always be a great pick; it’s a classic. But why not try something new, something that is sure to be remembered and that will be the perfect finish to a romantic evening? Here are some of our favorite sweets.

In the Napa Valley, Bouchon Bakery’s Valentine delights are the perfect treats to gift to someone special. This Valentine’s Day, let the cookies do the talking. Conversation heart–shaped shortbread cookies are hand-decorated with romantic sayings and macarons include an assortment of flavors including passion fruit, chocolate-cherry and raspberry. Also on the menu for February 14th are chocolate-covered strawberries, milk chocolate squares and brownies with semi-sweet morsels. With Bouchon Bakery’s help, you can send a little sweetness to someone special, near and far. 

Take your special valentine out to Joan’s on Third in L.A. this Friday night for dinner and dessert. If you’d prefer to stay in for a romantic night, you can also place your order with the catering department. If you love chocolate, Joan’s on Third is the place to be this Valentine’s Day! You can find chocolate in the form of brownies, cookies, cupcakes, roulade and cake slices, but specialty desserts for Cupid’s birthday are centered around Joan’s famous sugar cookies. Frosted heart-shaped cookies and love letter cookies are sure to make your Valentine’s date night special!

When a holiday rolls around, you can be sure The Village Bakery and Cafe in Atwater Village, L.A., has the most festive treats, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Clever sayings, nostalgic designs and quirky details make the perfect desserts for your funny valentine. The Village Bakery and Café serves heart-shaped cherry pies all year long; they also make a lovely little Valentine’s Day treat! 

New this year at San Diego bakery Sugar and Scribe are chocolate and raspberry croissants! The perfect way to start off Valentine’s Day is to surprise your loved one with one of these delicious croissants for breakfast. If you have a sweet tooth, Sugar and Scribe bakery has you covered. Fresh cookies with adorable designs and elegantly decorated cupcakes are baked daily. Keep the love going all weekend long with a Valentine’s Day–themed brunch and a special menu. 

SusieCakes Bakery has locations throughout California (and Texas!). They are pulling out all the stops for this Valentine’s Day! Chocolate–salted caramel cupcakes, cinnamon bun cakes, cherry crumble pies, chocolate cream pie, frosted sugar cookies and their famous Vanilla Celebration Cake are on the menu. The Valentine’s Mini Bundle, four dozen assorted mini cupcakes, is the perfect dessert for a couple who love to taste test every flavor. With so many options, it might be hard to choose, but you can’t go wrong.