Your palms are sweating, your heart is fluttering, and it feels like there are butterflies in your stomach.
This isn’t because your sweetheart is walking towards you, it’s because you’ve spotted a Valentine’s Day treat – the kind of treat that makes you believe in love again.
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We know this feeling all too well, and whether you’re into Valentine’s Day or not, these goodies will warm your heart and your stomach.
Eat them alone or with your second half; here are 30 places to get Valentine’s Day treats in Vancouver.
1. Bel Café
Bel Cafe is getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit with their ‘Pretty in Pink’ hot chocolate, which is a raspberry and white chocolate combo, making the beverage a festive pink. The cafe also has Valentine’s macarons which can be packaged as gifts by request.
Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
2. Beta 5
BETA5 is offering treats like this Strawberry Jasmine Puff, a beautiful selection of seasonal artisan chocolates, and a ‘Heart of Gold’ candy bar filled with raspberry jelly, dark chocolate and tonka bean ganache, and crunchy almond-hazelnut praline.
Address: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
BjornBar has a selection of festive Valentine’s goodies including Rosebud Marzipan Bars, Raspberry Cranberry and Cherry Heart Pies, and Raspberry Shortbread Cookies to name a few.
Address: 102 – 3053 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver
BC’s first certified organic bakery knows that love is in the air this time of year. For Valentine’s Day they’ve got a chocolate sandwich cookie with raspberry buttercream, a Manhattan Brownie Cheesecake with a Belgian chocolate ganache with gold flakes, and “I Love You” cupcakes made with black cocoa and cream cheese buttercream and a strawberry on top.
Address: 1680 Johnston Street, Vancouver (Granville Island)
Butter Baked Goods is bringing some pretty adorable Valentine’s Day treats like this Bee Mine Cookie, along with other offerings such as Ombre Pink Cakes, Coney Island Bars (strawberry, marshmallow, and chocolate), and other seasonal delights.
Address: 4907 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver
Cadeaux’s Valentine’s menu features cakes for two, heart-shaped sugar cookies, and a Valentine’s truffle six-piece gift box which includes three cinnamon heart truffles and three rose water truffles.
Address: 172 Powell Street, Vancouver
Cakes by Anjan has ‘Boxes of Love’ for Valentine’s Day which come with eight pieces of cookies n cream chocolates, as well as a Box of Valentine’s Sugar Cookies made from scratch. Both of these packages are available for pickup in Vancouver, Richmond, Delta, and Surrey.
Cartems has some sweet treats available just in time for Valentine’s Day. The offerings here include a Champagne-Glazed donut with raspberry pearls and white chocolate drizzle, a Mexican Hot Chocolate variety made from chocolate batter with dark chocolate drizzle and spicy feuilletine, and lastly, a Strawberry Jelly-Stuffed donut with fondant hearts.
9. Cha Le Tea
Cha Le Tea in Yaletown has the perfect sweet treat for that special Valentine. Head to the new tea cafe to get the Iron Goddess of Mercy oolong tea paired with Beta5’s handcrafted Valentine’s Collection which includes a medley of pink, red, and gold artisan chocolates. This duo runs for $50 and is available for purchase in-store.
Address: 1207 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
10. Chez Christophe
Chez Christophe is back with their beautiful chocolate sculptures for Valentine’s Day. ‘Whats Knot to Love’ is a praline frangipane and a vanilla 34% Cacao Barry Zephyr whipped ganache with a heart of cassis mousse, while ‘The Garden of Love’ consists of milk chocolate mousse, raspberry coulis, and 65% Cacao Barry Haiti dark chocolate anglais topped with a chocolate cocoa crunch. Both of these offerings are available from February 12 to 14, along with the chocolatier’s famous boxes of chocolate.
Address: 4717 Hastings Street, Burnaby
11. Faubourg Paris
For Valentine’s Day Faubourg is offering a great selection of treats at all three of its locations. Features here include a Macaron Heart Pastry, a Pink Croissant, a Lindzer Cookie, and a Heart Baguette.
French Made Baking has a wonderful selection of festive treats this year. The menu features a Large Macaron Hispahan filled with whipped ganache and fresh fruit, a Heart-Shaped Macaron in many flavours (available February 8), a Cheesecake Heart, and a Heart-Shaped Lava Cake. The bakery will also be offering Heart-Shaped Mille Crêpes, a single serving crêpe cake filled with a Ferrero Rocher-like hazelnut milk chocolate mousse covered with chocolate ganache and topped with strawberries.
Address: 81 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558- 4880
13. Gem Chocolates
Gem Chocolates has some seasonal artisan chocolates available for Valentine’s Day including a Rose Water, Vanilla and Cinnamon, and Almond Praline and Cara Cara Orange variety.
Address: 2029 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
14. Giovane Café
Head to the Giovane Café inside the Pacific Rim to pick up some show-stopping treats for Valentine’s Day this year. Two new cakes have been unveiled for 2017: a Dolce Raspberry made with white chocolate mousse, raspberry gelee, hazelnut krunch, and almond cake, and a Dolce Banana made with banana compote, chocolate biscuit, vanilla cream, milk chocolate krunchy.
Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
Grounds For Coffee makes a mean cinnamon bun, and since it’s Valentine’s Day, they’ve made their epic treats in heart-shaped four-packs. The hand-rolled buns can be pre-ordered and picked up in-store.
Address: 2565 Alma Street, Vancouver
The Valentine’s Day offerings from Glenburn Soda will be available on February 11, 12, and 14. The menu includes a handful of creations inspired by the characters from I Love Lucy. Check out over-the-top sundaes The Lucy (strawberry ice cream, red velvet cake, red berry sauce, cream cheese whipped cream), The Desi (vanilla ice cream, banana, condensed milk sauce, Cuban rum cake, whipped cream), The Little Ricky (soda with lime), along with a milkshake called The Redhead which consists of red velvet and strawberry ice cream.
Address: 4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby
17. Karameller Candy
Karameller has candy for every occasion, including Valentine’s Day. Choose from heart-shaped gummies and pink, red, and white treats in every variety of candy.
Address: 30-1020 Mainland Street, Vancouver
It wouldn’t be a special occasion unless Ladurée’s treats were involved, and the French boutique has something wonderful for Valentine’s Day: a limited edition macaron gift box. The box comes with eight authentic Parisian macarons (customers can pick from 16 flavours), and this package also allows the gifter to record a personalized message that the recipient will hear when they open the box. In addition to this box, Ladurée has a selection of beautifully packaged chocolates and other sweets too.
Address: 1141 Robson Street, Vancouver
19. Liberty Bakery
Liberty Bakery has treats like these Valentine’s Day sugar cookies available from now until February 14.
Address: 3699 Main Street, Vancouver
Lisa Lou’s has a serious lineup of chocolates for the season of love, including Chocolate Hazelnut Hearts and Hazelnut Praline and Salted Caramel Chocolate.
Address: 1007 Main Street, Vancouver
Lucky’s will have some Valentine’s Day specials available for one day only on February 14. The offerings with include a Lemon-Glazed Ring with strawberry drizzle and dried raspberries, a Rose and Vanilla-Filled Bismarck, and a Raspberry-Glazed Doughnut and topped with white chocolate crunchy pearls. Lucky’s will also have all their regular doughnuts on the Valentine’s Day, and they will be heart-shaped.
Address: 2902 Main Street (Forty Ninth Parallel Café), Vancouver
Address: 2198 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
22. Mink Chocolates
Mink seasonal Valentine’s Day collection is here and it includes chocolate boxes in all shapes, sizes, and flavours like Champagne Lips and Valentine Lovebirds.
Address: 863 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Purdys is back with an extensive Valentine’s Day collection which includes a variety of chocolate boxes, bags of foiled hearts, truffles, cinnamon hearts, chocolate lollipops, marshmallow hearts, and bars like the Cinnamon Sizzle Bar.
Some of Soirette’s Valentine’s Day collection features layered Vanilla Cake with strawberries, rose-white chocolate, and champagne mousse, a Peach and Pear White Chocolate Heart, and Passionfruit Heart Pops.
Address: 1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver
25. Swiss Bakery
Swiss Bakery is offering Heart-Shaped Frissants in a variety of flavours such as raspberry and sour cherry and orange elder flower for Valentine’s Day.
Address: 143 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver
Sugarfina has some seasonal candy perfect Valentine’s Day including a Rosé All Day Candy Bento Box, Champagne Bears Candy Cubes, a Valentine’s Day Bento Box, and a Sugar Lips Party Pack.
Address: 799 Robson Street, Vancouver
Aside from the selection of gourmet chocolates, Thierry is offering adorable Romeo and Juliet cakes for Valentine’s Day. Thierry’s Romeo cake is a mixture of chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut layers, while the Juliet cake consists of a combo of lemon, raspberry, and rose. Both cakes are available for in-store pick-up on February 14. Thierry also has macarons in seasonal flavours like jasmine, lychee, and cranberry, along with a selection of gift baskets that include chocolates, macarons, madeleines, caramels, and nougat.
Address: 1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
28. Thomas Haas
Thomas Haas’ selection of Valentine’s Day treats includes the Chocolate Love Birds sculpture, the Valentine Jewelry Box, an eight-piece Chocolate and Cookie Box, and several varieties of seasonal gift boxes.
Address: 2539 West Broadway Avenue, Vancouver
Address: Unit 128, 998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver
29. TWG Tea
TWG has a tea for every occasion – even Valentine’s Day. Amour de Thé is a sensual TWG Tea Darjeeling is blended with delicate rose blossoms, and when put in water it becomes “an enchanting potion”. Another Valentine’s tea from TWG is the Mon Amour Tea, which is black tea blended with yellow blossoms and sweet notes of quince.
Address: 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
30. Wild Sweets
For Valentine’s Day Wild Sweets is offering seasonal treats like their Honey Heart Collection, available for pickup in-store and online. This collection features a Mango-Apricot fruit ganache chocolate with a Saffron Honey-Nut Cream.
Address: 12191 Hammersmith Way, Richmond