the sweetest treats in LA for valentine’s day

donuts over you

It’s easy to fall in love in LA.  With the city, that is.  Los Angeles has so many great local places to surprise your sweetie with some yummy treats that say “I love you” or “I think you’re kinda sweet”.  Whether you’re in a relationship or celebrating Singles Awareness Day with yourself or your Galentines, we’ve rounded up some of LA’s sweetest treats to help celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend.

If you’re looking for a fab place to go out to dinner before catching the highly anticipated 50 Shades of Grey movie opening on Saturday, we’ve got some ideas for dinner here too.  And be sure that you sign your card “Laters, baby” on any of these gifts for that extra special touch.  *wink*

joans on third

joan’s on third

This LA institution has your Valentine’s Day packed and ready to go in a crate, a tote, or a tower. Our top pick is the “Savory Selection Crate” pictured above that includes a bottle of wine (hello, lover), cheese, crackers, nuts, potato chips, and popcorn.  Grab a blanket and watch the sunset to make this crate even more romantic.

sprinkles i love you

sprinkles cupcakes

Whether you spell out “I love you”, “Be mine”, or just go with the simple “xoxo” on top, Sprinkles has your Valentine’s Day covered with flavors like raspberry chocolate chip, red velvet, chocolate marshmallow, and maple bacon (what better way to say “I love you” than with bacon?).  If you’re into baking for your honey, yourself, or your friends, you can also pick up a cupcake mix to bake at home too.

compartes chocolate

compartés chocolate

Our Instagram feed has been filled lately with this LA chocolatier’s sinful treats and their playful photography packaging.  Their creative flavor combinations will delight your darling with tastes like limited edition strawberry and champagne, raspberry pink pepperlemon lavender, and raspberry rose, and the guy-friendly Guinness beer and dark chocolate truffles.

fonuts

fonuts

Tell your special someone “I’m donuts over you” with these yummy baked, not fried, goodies.  We recommend the strawberry buttermilk, red velvet with sprinkles, coconut passion fruit, and the chocolate hazelnut.  Nothing says “I donut what I’d do without you” like waking up to a fonut and coffee.  Gluten free and vegan options are available as well.

clover juice

clover juice

For your favorite fit friend, skip the sinful sweets and instead opt for a healthy basket of cold-pressed juices.  We’d choose a few in colors reminiscent of the holiday like the pink “Le Lait” made with pistachio, almond and pink Himalayan salt, the red “Quench” with watermelon, mint and lime, the purple “Go Big” made with beets, kale, carrots, and apples, and the white “Coco Snow” with coconut water and coconut meat.

vosges chocolates

Vosges’ chocolate truffles are melt-in-your-mouth-dreamy and their innovative chocolate bars thrill with flavor combinations like the smoke and stout caramel bar or the red fire bar with chipotle chilis and cinnamon.  But our hearts just fluttered a bit when we found out that they also sell a bacon chocolate chip pancake mix.  You’ll be the hero with breakfast in bed and these fancy flapjacks as the centerpiece.

Which sweet treat would you most like to receive this Valentine’s Day?  Let us know in the comments below.

photos: sugar and charmjoans on thirdsprinklescompartés, la in stilettosguest of a guestevil shenanigans

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