Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats to Try in O.C.

Cafe Gratitude Vegan Chocolate Box
A vegan chocolate box from Cafe Gratitude Newport Beach.

Photo courtesy Cafe Gratitude.

We’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite Valentine’s Day themed treats to sweeten your holiday. From heart-shaped doughnuts to raspberry rose croissants, there is a lot to love about these festive creations.

  1. Vegan Chocolates from Cafe Gratitude

Head over to Cafe Gratitude to pick up a 100-percent Organic Artisanal Valentine’s Day Chocolate Box. Crafted by executive chef Dreux Ellis, there are six different vegan chocolates included such as almond butter squares, coconut almond truffles, and white chocolate pistachio cardamom. Available for pickup or delivery now through Valentine’s Day.

1617 Westcliff Dr., Newport Beach, 949-386-8100, https://cafegratitude.com/pages/newport-beach


  1. Heart-Shaped Doughnuts from Good Town Doughnuts

Not only are these doughnuts delicious, but they are also vegan! February 9 through 11, stop by Good Town to pick up heart-shaped doughnuts that come in flavors such as triple berry and vanilla sprinkles. Most of their doughnuts will continue to be heart-shaped through Valentine’s Day.

2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-486-1870, https://www.instagram.com/goodtowndoughnutsusa/?hl=en


  1. Frozen Banana and Cheesecake Bars from Sugar ‘n Spice

Balboa Island’s iconic Sugar ‘n Spice is now offering their frozen treats in special Valentine’s Day bundles. Choose from an assortment of frozen bananas, cheesecakes, and vanilla ice cream Balboa Bars dipped in premium dark chocolate and heart-shaped sprinkles. Sugar ‘n Spice will also be featuring a Valentine’s Day Sweetheart topping made from crumbled vanilla cookies and organic, freeze-dried strawberries. These bundles can be pre-ordered and picked up at the shop or shipped nationwide through Goldbelly.

310 Marine Ave., Balboa Island, 949-673-8907, https://www.sugarnspicebalboaisland.com/


  1. Raspberry Rose Croissants from Ellie’s Table

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Ellie’s Table is offering a specialty raspberry rose croissant filled with housemade raspberry cream and topped with a rose water glaze, rose buds, and freeze-dried raspberries. These elegant pastries, along with their red velvet macarons, are available now through the 14th.

31892 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, 949-558-5310, https://www.elliestable.com/


  1. D.I.Y. Cookie Shot Glasses from The Dirty Cookie

Get creative with this DIY cookie shot glass kit from The Dirty Cookie. Each kit comes with cookie shot glasses, in flavors such as double chocolate and red velvet, and an assortment of themed sprinkles and decorations. This tasty and fun treat can be ordered online for pickup, or shipped nationwide.

15554 Producer Lane, Huntington Beach., 949-238-8092, https://www.thedirtycookieoc.com/


  1. Cupcakes from Patty’s Cakes

Share the love by gifting an assortment of cupcakes from Patty’s Cakes. Served in a special Valentine’s Day hearts gift box, you can choose from cupcake flavors such as strawberry blonde, red velvet with cream cheese mousse, and chocolate with chocolate fudge. This spot also offers vegan or gluten-free mini cupcakes.

825 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 714-525-8350, https://shop.pattys-cakes.com/


  1. Cookies from Dough & Arrow

Dough & Arrow will be featuring three cookie specials for the month of February—the red velvet almond cookie, guava sugar cookie, and Ruby Brookies, which is brownie cookie dough covered with a white chocolate and raspberry chocolate glaze. If you can’t decide on one flavor, order a Cookie Quilt, a giant heart-shaped cookie made with their best-selling flavors.

3033 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 657-247-4483, https://www.doughandarrow.co/

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