You waited until the last minute to book your reservations or order that perfect gift online. So what? There are still so many ways to spoil your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. Here are a couple of the food variety:
Bon Bon’s Candy House is accepting orders for chocolate-covered strawberries through Friday (or until they sell out). They also have a wide assortment of other sweets and treats in stock if you’re really down to the wire.
417 Charcuterie also has chocolate-covered strawberries still available for pre-order, as well as many delicious charcuterie treats.
Hy-Vee’s bakery honestly makes some of the best cupcakes in town, and they’re typically stocked every day. Please, knock yourself out.
Tea Bar and Bites makes wonderful sweets, as you’re surely aware. They have Valentine’s Cookies up for grabs but, personally, I’d rather receive one of those peanut butter brownies.
Askinosie Chocolate can be found all around 417-land, from Mama Jean’s Market to hotels and coffee shops. If you weren’t convinced to gift their goods before, they were featured in a Washington Post Valentine’s chocolate round-up this year so their chocolate is famous.
The Coffee Ethic started mixing and bottling draft lattes during last year’s stay-at-home order, and we absolutely love that they’ve kept the momentum going and gotten even more creative with the project. For Valentine’s Day, they’re offering a Spiced Date oat milk latte—but, pre-order ends Wednesday, so make sure you act fast.
European Café always has treats-a-plenty, and this year they’ve even brought back their heart-shaped chocolate bon bon (how the French say “candy”) box!