Celebrate Valentine's Day With These Specialty Desserts
When I think of Valentine's Day, I think of delicious goodies! Do you remember back in Elementary school when the entire class would bring different desserts and candy? That was the best! I love taking Valentine's Day as an excuse to tell everyone I love that I love them, and what better way than with a surprise treat! And let's never forget about self-love; treat yourself.
Check out these specialty Valentine's Day treats and desserts in Ottawa!
Heart Shaped Cake
Heart-shaped, gelato cake, covered in Belgium chocolate! Local café and crêpe shop, Luna Crêpes, is open for cake orders. There are a variety of flavours available including raspberry cheesecake. Cakes are available now through the end of February. They currently need one day’s notice for orders, but are bound to get busier closer to Valentine’s Day. Call or message them on Instagram.
Artisanal grazing boxes, including vegetarian options, available for pick-up and delivery in Ottawa. Graze with Honey curate beautiful savoury and dessert boxes including options such as cheeses, meats, crackers, spreads, cookies, chocolate and other local goods. Valentine’s Day special boards are available to order now. You can even order on a handcrafted wooden board!
Chocolate Hearts with Truffles
Enjoy local contemporary chocolates from Anna Stubbe Chocolates’ Valentine’s Day collection. Chocolate hearts in multiple colours, filled with truffles, are available in a few sizes. They also carry chocolate high heeled shoes with truffles, bubble chocolate hearts lollipops and bears. Order from them directly online or from Mint & Honey Gifts.
Sinful Cookie Bouquet
Toro Treats has created a Valentine’s Day themed collection of treats, including a decadent cookie bouquet. Your choice of 6 different cookies! Ready to order online, they also have hot cocoa bombs, hot cocoa bombsicles, chocolate truffles and breakable chocolate hearts. The deadline to pre-order the Breakable Hearts is February 7.
Heart Hot Chocolate Bombs
Hot chocolate bombs have become a craze over the holiday season, and now you can get one in the shape of a heart with Cocoa Bombs by Arti! Hard chocolate exterior in the shape of a heart, with multiple colours and Valentine’s Day theme designs. The center is filled with hot chocolate which you can get in different flavours, from basic chocolate to cookies and cream, and now one that is pink!
Festive Sugar Cookies
Cute and quirky Valentine themed sugar cookies available through Hello Dolly Pastries. Preorder cookies online and choose between adorable characters such as llamas and mushrooms, quotable candy hearts, and humorous sayings. In addition to the variety of cookie styles you can select, they have individually wrapped cupcakes, with sugar cookie hearts on top – perfect for a Covid-friendly drop off to show your love.
Box of Truffles
Amicci Desserts offers mixed boxes of truffle treats, including a new special flavour for Valentine’s Day. Add Raspberry Prosecco truffles to your treat box. The inside is raspberry prosecco white chocolate ganache, with white chocolate and gold leaf flakes on the outside. Other flavours available include Salted Pistachio Dark Chocolate, Oreo Cheesecake and Red Velvet. Pick up or delivery options through Amicci Pizza.
Valentine’s Treat Boxes
Local baker, Still Busy Baking, has created various Valentine’s themed boxes full of goodies. Think chocolate and all the heart shaped treats! Choose from Date Night in a Box, Breakable Heart Box, Cupcake Box or Treat Yourself Bag. CLICK HERE to access the order form.
Mini Heart Cheesecake
Delicious cheesecakes in bite-sized selections. Oh My Cheesecakes carry cheesecake flavours such as Salted Caramel, Cookies n’ Cream, New York Berry and French Vanilla. They are creating specialty flavour mini cheesecakes for Valentine’s Day, available starting in February. Local pickup and contactless delivery options.
Suzy Q Doughnuts is making heart shaped doughnuts to celebrate Valentine’s Day. All doughnuts will be available in a heart shape on February 14, not including cream filled flavours. You can also pre-order a box of 6 doughnuts by calling the shop. Last year these sold out quickly, so get there early!