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Valentine's Day Dining in NYC 2021
January 19, 2021, 7:39.58 pm ET

Photo: Jungsik

Jungsik - located at 2 Harrison Street, New York, NY
If you are looking for a splurge-worthy dinner this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Jungsik. The highly acclaimed two-starred Michelin restaurant spotlighting New Korean cuisine in Tribeca, will be offering a prix-fixe menu for outdoor dining. Guests can enjoy their meal in a heated, private cabana. The 8-course menu from Chef Suyoung Park includes dishes such as Osetra Caviar, Royal Bibimbap, and a Mini Truffle Cone. The meal is $275 per person, with the option to add a wine pairing for an additional $225 per person. Seatings are available at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM. The full menu can be found here, and reservations can be made here.

Thaimee Love, Valentine's Day, NYC

A romantic "Trip to Thailand" Dinner at home from Thaimee LOVE for Valentine’s Day. Chef Hong Thaimee will take diners on a romantic trip through Thailand with a special 3-course Valentine's Day menu + mocktail, showcasing the vibrant flavors of her homeland. Begin with a sunset drink on the beach, then grab food from a stall at the Night Market, enjoy a northern Thai cultural "Khantoke" platter, and end the evening with her Thai-inspired fondue. Price: $195 for two. Available for pick-up/delivery Feb 12-14. Ordering: Pre-orders available via Tock now until February 10. Menu

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Virtual Thai Cooking Class is also being offered nationally. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a virtual trip to Thailand--one of the world's most popular honeymoon destinations. Chef Hong Thaimee will take participants on a 2 hour culinary adventure, guiding them as they cook through a 3-course Thai feast. The class also includes a mocktail pairing demonstration from famed Mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, along with Chef Hong's travel tips and stories from the romantic side of Thailand. Price: $250 for two (price includes a meal kit with specialty ingredients shipped directly to your door nationwide) Class Date/Times: February 14 at 5pm & 8pm ET. Tickets

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Valentine’s Day has a much different look this year, whether is dining in an outdoor cabana or yurt, or having a romantic meal delivered to your door. Here are some options.

Nami Nori - 33 Carmine St, New York, NY

Valentine’s Day Temaki Set [$48 for 1;$88 for 2]:

Seared Toro Kama with Yuzu Kosho Chimichurri & Braised Red Cabbage
Grilled Akamutsu (“Rosy Seabass”) with Shiso Flower
Avocado with Pickled Goji Berries & Red Shiso Salt
X.O Scallop with Tobiko and Lemon
Tuna Poke with Crispy Shallots
Caviar Layer Dip with Crispy Rice Chips with Kaluga caviar, creme fraiche, red onion, egg and chive
Sakura Parfait with cherry blossom mousse, hibiscus gelee, elderflower panna cotta, sesame sponge cake and blood orange
Cherry Bomb cocktail with Crémant sparkling wine, cherry sage cordial and soju

Also, Nami Nori Temaki Party Kit [starting at $96 for 2 or $160 for 4; pickup only]

Nami Nori is open for outdoor dining via their enclosed, heated outdoor seating area [built by re-ply] with custom heated chairs, as well as delivery and pick up. In addition to the Valentine's Day specials, the full food and beverage menu will be available.

Photo: Soogil "Beef Wellington"

Soogil - 108 East 4th St (646) 838-5524
Soogil’s luxurious French Korean Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu ($135) from Chef Soogil Lim offers an elegant culinary experience with Black Truffle Foie Gras Terrine with mache salad, truffle vinaigrette, dates and winter Périgord black truffle; Sunchoke Soup with crispy sea scallop, black truffle and bacon; gochujang-crusted Chilean Sea Bass with roasted beets and pickled kumquat; Beef Wellington with prosciutto, shitake and spinach; and Black Truffle + Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta, with an optional Uni Bowl (smoked trout roe, matsutake mushroom, seaweed rice, $28). A wine pairing from a former Per Se sommelier includes a crisp, fresh 2018 Domaine Vocoret Chablis for the Sea Bass, Sunchoke Soup and Uni, and 2018 Castellare de Castellini Chianti Classico for the Foie Gras and Beef Wellington ($78 for 2 half bottles). Delivery/ pickup from 12pm – 9pm via Tock; reservations for the cozy heated outdoor dining via Resy for 5pm or 7:30pm on 2/14. Their Caviar and Champagne Box with 2 ounces of Regalis golden osetra caviar, a half bottle of Champagne Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, buckwheat blini, crème fraiche and all the traditional accompaniments will be available all Valentine’s weekend for gifting and celebrating (serves two, $235, via Tock).

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Concord Hill - 374 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Concord Hill in Williamsburg will offer a to go 3-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two with Cocktails ($150 for 2; $75 each additional guest) to celebrate in style – and without breaking the bank. Chef Guy Kairi marries luxury with comfort in his menu with Lobster Salad with whole Maine lobster, artichokes, caramelized onions, greens, pickled peppers and olives; Sasso Chicken with Black Truffles, baby carrots and potatoes; and decadent Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake with raspberries. Bar Manager Victor Bautista will add two housemade Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktails to enjoy with (or before) the dinner. And with Valentine’s Day falling on Sunday this year, Concord Hill will also have their ‘Bring Brunch Home Kit’ for two ($45) available with everything needed to make an extra-special brunch at home over the weekend, plus boozy brunch options to add! Orders for 2/14 dinner must be placed by 2/11 at 7pm and for brunch kit a day in advance. Reservations for a la carte outdoor dining via OpenTable.

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Little Chef Little Cafe - 5-43 48th Ave., Long Island City (845) 310-4255
Little Chef Little Café’s Valentine’s Day Dinner to go, affordably priced at $35 per person for 3 courses, includes a Burrata Salad, choice of Sliced Steak Chimichurri; Garlic Butter Shrimp; Fig & Herb Crusted Salmon with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, or a vegan Eggplant Rollatini with roasted vegetables and potatoes. Luscious Chocolate Mousse Cup or Raspberry Cheesecake are the sweet finale options. Orders must be placed by 2/8 for pickup from 2/12 through 2/14. In addition, Chef Diana Manalang will also make festive treats like Heart Shaped Brownie Cookies; Valentine’s Cupcakes; Valentine Sweets Box and for making hot chocolate for your Valentine: Hot Chocolate Bombs and White Chocolate Caramel Bombs, all of which can be ordered ahead of time and will also available at the café on Valentine’s Day for any last minute gifts and treats. For family celebrations, Le Petit Valentine menu for kids ($12) offers a choice of Heart Shaped Pizza, Baked Mac & Cheese or Baked Panko Nuggets and dessert.

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Brooklyn Kura - 68 34th St (2nd and 3rd Ave) Brooklyn, NY (347) 766-1601
Brooklyn Kura is offering an alternative to bubbly for Valentine’s Day. Brooklyn Kura’s two latest limited releases, Omachi Junmai (a bone dry sake with subdued aromatics) and Pronto Ginjo (a light-bodied sake with notes of green melon and apple) are named for the strains of rice which they are brewed with. These two limited edition bottles are perfect for sipping with a loved one over a romantic dinner. ($45 each). Brooklyn Kura’s taproom is located in Industry City’s scenic heated courtyard and is open on Friday from 4pm-7pm and Saturday - Sunday from 1pm-7pm.

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Amali - 115 E 60th St, New York, NY (212) 339-8363
Valentine's Day Specials
Available for a la carte dining, take-out, and prix-fixe at the restaurant on Sunday 2/14

- Tuna Tartare - hibiscus, beets, Sicilian olive oil 22
- Spaghetti and meatballs - ‘Lady and the Tramp’ style extra-long noodles, Stracciatella, basil, pine nut breadcrumbs 27
- Roasted peking duck - blood orange, red endive, amaranth 44
- Red velvet cake 14

Takeout package includes all of the above and is $95 per person

Calissa - 1020 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY (631) 500-9292
Valentine's Weekend Specials
Available for a la carte dining, and take-out Friday 2/12 - Sunday 2/14

- Beet and Walnut Hummus 14
- Blood Orange Salad with Shaved Fennel, Bulls Blood and Hazelnuts 19
- Tuna Tartare with Tomato-Red Onion Relish, Pomegranate Seed and Pita Chips 22
- Herb Roasted Filet Mignon with Greek-Style Lobster Mac n Cheese with Orzo and Creamy Feta 60
- Red velvet cake 14

Will be available for takeout as a la carte items

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Hortus NYC is located at 271 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Hortus NYC, the Michelin-recognized, modern Korean restaurant in NoMad, will be serving their special Valentine’s Day menu for lunch and dinner on February 13 and 14. The menu can be enjoyed in the restaurant's hidden garden oasis, or via takeout/delivery. Reservations can be made via Resy. Executive Chef Youjin Jung’s menu will cost $70 per person, with the option to add a wine pairing for an additional $40 per person. The prix-fixe meal will begin with the Hortus Royal Platter (chilled lobster tail, tuna tataki, and shrimp cocktail), and will be followed by the choice of one appetizer (Truffle Noodles with thai bird chili and assorted mushrooms, or Sea Urchin with yuzu harissa, soft shell crab, and fresh sea urchin), one main from the standard menu, and one dessert from the standard menu. Should couples doing takeout or delivery be interested, Hortus NYC will be offering the meal for $170 total, complete with a 375 ml bottle of Pol Roger Champagne. To place an order for takeout or delivery, email before February 11.

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Limani Roslyn - 1043 Northern Blvd., Roslyn, NY
Limani, the upscale Greek-Mediterranean dining destinationop located in Roslyn, is offering a Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu for diners. The $110 meal allows guests to choose from a number of options for each of its three courses. Highlights from the menu include:

- First Course: ½ dozen Blue Point Oysters in the half shell; Crab Cake with jumbo lump crabmeat and Maryland spices
- Main Course: Lamb Chops, French-cut and grilled; Chicken, bone-in breast marinated with rosemary and thyme
- Dessert - Baklava; Chocolate-covered strawberries.

The meal is served with a glass of champagne, and coffee & tea is included. Heated outdoor and indoor dining is available, and reservations can be made through OpenTable. Please note that seating times are as follows: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 -4:00 PM, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, and 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The kitchen will close at 9:00 P.M.

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Marky’s Caviar -1067 Madison Ave, New York, NY (212) 288-0850
This third-generation caviar purveyor has a caviar speakeasy, HUSO, hidden behind its retail store, helmed by Eleven Madison Park/Gordon Ramsay alumnus Buddha Lo. Chef has created a no-holds-barred Valentine’s Day Champagne Brunch ($250 per package) takeout option that includes private stock caviar from the group’s own domestic aquafarm, poached eggs, fresh croissants, Elderflower bellinis, and Valrhona chocolate-covered strawberries. Couples can also opt to have traditional caviar service delivered to their door. Orders can be made via Tock.

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Prime 1024 - 1024 is located at 1024 Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY
Prime 1024, the modern Italian steakhouse in Roslyn, is also offering a Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu for diners. The $110 meal consists of three courses, with highlights for each course including:

- Appetizer - Baked Clams Oreganata; Beef & Veal Meatballs; and Applewood Smoked Bacon
- Entrée - Pappardelle with Ragu Bolognese; Branzino; and Chicken Diavolo with baby spinach
- Dessert - Tiramisu; Chocolate Lava Cake; and Strawberries with Chocolate Fondue.

The meal is served with a complimentary glass of champagne. Heated outdoor dining is available in the form of cabana-style tents, along with the option for indoor dining. Reservations can be made via OpenTable. Please note that seating times are as follows: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 -4:00 PM, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, and 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The kitchen will close at 9:00 P.M.

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Le Privé - 626 10th Avenue, New York, NY (212) 837-2795
The French brasserie is offering a $65 Prix Fixe takeout menu, which is the cost of the complimentary bottle of bordeaux alone. The added value includes Soupe à L'Oignon, Escargot, Saucisse D’Agneau, Steak Au Poivre and more, finished with Crème Brulée or Mousse au Chocolat. Plus, their house specialty cocktail Désobéissante with strawberry purée, Veuve Clicquot, Belvedere, St Germain. Orders can be placed online.

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Oniro Taverna - 8289 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY
Oniro Taverna, the authentic Greek restaurant that has been a favorite in the Long Island community, is serving an $85, Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu. Highlights from the four course menu include:
- First course: Elliniki Salata (authentic Greek Salad)
- Second Course: Grilled sashimi-quality Octopus; Fried Calamari; and Tuna Tartare
- Main Course: Prime 10oz. Filet Mignon and Salmon all served with lemon potatos and steamed vegetables
- Dessert - Baklava; and Tuxedo-Style Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
The meal is served with a complimentary glass of champagne. Heated outdoor dining and indoor dining is available. Reservations can be made via OpenTable. Please note that seating times are as follows: 12:00 - 2:00, 2:00 - 4:00, 4:00 - 6:00, 6:00 - 8:00, and 8:00 - 10:00 PM. The kitchen will close at 9:00 P.M.

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Casa Del Toro - 626B 10th Avenue, New York, NY (212) 586-0811
The Oaxacan style taqueria will offer festive Valentine’s cocktails, including an appropriately-hued Strawberry-Hibiscus Mezcal Margarita as well as the Xocolatl, an Aztec Hot Chocolate spiked with Mezcal. The Hell’s Kitchen restaurant will also debut a Valentine’s Menu Special: Tlayuda Divorciados (two separate roja and verde parts of broken heart for couples whose unions didn’t quite survive quarantine…)

The Standard Grill - 846 Washington St, New York, NY (212) 645-4100
For V-Day, The Standard Grill serves a special 4-course pre-fixe dinner ($105/pp) in their newly-built outdoor café with plentiful heaters and cozy Alpine-inspired decor under an open-air structure along Washington St. Dishes include Eggs on Eggs with American caviar + shaved black truffle, Chilean Sea Bass with king crab ravioli + saffron broth, Duo of Beef tenderloin and braised cheeks with potato + leek gratin, followed by a choice of Vanilla Muscat Financier or a Chocolate Trio for dessert. Optional bev pairings avail, $70/pp. Book reservations via SevenRooms

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Cote - 16 West 22nd Street, New York, NY (212) 401-7986
Cote is offering outdoor dining for 2-6ppl in their new Cote Cabanas and tent seating, which includes a $150/pp (plus tax + gratuity) prix fixe menu of “Steak and Eggs,” a Butcher’s Serenade (filet mignon, Nantucket Bay scallop, 45+ day dry-aged ribeye, American Wagyu, Japanese A5 wagyu ribeye and grand cru galbi), longevity noodles and soft serve with add-ons like lobster tail, caviar service and lamb chops. New Yorkers celebrating at home can order to-go packages for 2 ppl for $220 while a ready-to-grill Chateaubriand & Caviar dinner for 2ppl is available for national shipping via Goldbelly.

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Wayan - 20 Spring St, New York, NY (917) 261-4388
Wayan is offering a special VDay package for two with an Indonesian-inspired menu and bev pairings for pickup or delivery on Feb 14 ($298/ea). Dishes include seared diver scallops with colo colo sambal + brown butter, chicory salad with gula jawa dressing, 16oz Wagyu NY striploin with calamanci gulai sauce + shiitake mushrooms, seafood nasi goreng, seasonal veggies + chocolate covered strawberries for dessert; includes ½ bottle of champagne and a bottle of red wine. Optional caviar add-on avail. To place orders, email by Feb 11.

The Polo Bar - 1 E 55th St, New York, NY (212) 207-8562
The Polo Bar offers an elegant at-home Valentine’s Day dinner for two, along with floral arrangements from VSF, caviar and seafood plateaus to enhance the evening. Dishes include center cut smoked salmon with Golden Osetra caviar, paired with a ½ bottle of rose champagne, roasted prime filet mignon with shaved black truffle or stuffed grilled whole branzino, followed by chocolate hearts filled with passion fruit and raspberry mousse for dessert. Available for pick-up Feb 13-14 ($295/ea), to place orders call (212) 207- 8562 by Feb 12.

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Torien - 292 Elizabeth St, New York, NY
NoHo yakitori omakase counter, Torien, offers a transportive dining experience through their artfully presented yakitori selections for two featuring a range of grilled skewers with expertly prepared chicken cuts such as tsukune (meatball) and chicken thigh. Sake pairings are also available. Order pick-up via ChowNow or delivery.

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Black Tap (Multiple Locations)
You might not be able to dine at Black Tap Soho this Valentine’s Day, but you'll still be able bring the iconic Black Tap experience home. In partnership with Magnolia Bakery, the Red Velvet Cake Shake Kit includes all the essentials to make two Red Velvet Cake Shakes from the comfort of your own home. Each DIY kit includes red velvet cake batter shakes (pre-mixed), cups with vanilla frosting and sprinkles, red and white sprinkles, two slices of red velvet cake from Magnolia Bakery, chocolate sauce, and cherries. This epic kit is available for delivery in NYC from February 11-14, and is the ultimate sweet treat to indulge in with your loved one, your friend, or just keep to yourself! For those opting to avoid the prep, don’t fret, Black Tap NYC has the Classic Red Velvet Cake Batter Shake available all February long for takeout and delivery. The shake, topped with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and a cherry on top, makes for an ideal celebratory dessert.

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Extra Virgin - 259 West 4th Street, New York, NY (212) 691-9359
One of NYC’s favorite Black-owned West Village neighborhood restaurants has created a romantic (and delectable) Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two menu to celebrate the holiday of love. The Mediterranean-inspired lineup includes hors d'oeuvres like Shrimp and Jonah Crab Cocktail and Foie Gras Mousse; a White Asparagus and Wild Mushroom Salad; a figurative main, The Love Bird, whole roasted jerk chicken with glazed carrots, cippolini onions, crisp fingerlings, pineapple salsa, and chardonnay jus; and save-room-for-dessert sweet treat, White and Dark Chocolate Mousse Parfait, to finish. Additional sides are available for $13 each, and the restaurant’s hot cocktails, which are also available a la carte, are the perfect outdoor dining compliment. The Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two menu is $120; taxes not included and is available on Sunday, February 14. Reservations can be made here. Feeling like showing a little extra love? Order the restaurant’s limited edition “Extra Love” red t-shirts, available for order by calling the restaurant (212) 691-9358

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Katz’s Deli - 205 E Houston St, New York, NY (212) 254-2246
For the ultimate night in, celebrate this Valentine’s Day with Katz’s Deli. The meat lover in your life will love Katz’s Valentine's Day Package ($145) including two pounds of their legendary pastrami, all the necessary toppings for an unforgettable sandwich experience, one quart each of crunchy half-sour and tangy full-sour pickles, rich old-world chocolate babka and cinnamon rugelach, and a chocolate egg cream scented candle to set the mood. The candles are hand-poured in New York and fill your home with the rich scent of silky chocolate and seltzer. Order via Katz’s nationwide shipping services here.

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o.d.o - 17 W 20th St, New York, NY
The Michelin-starred o.d.o restaurant will be offering a special, limited-edition, Valentine’s Day Gift Box for two. The box itself is a collectible, reusable item, intricately designed and ideal for those looking for a luxurious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home. The box is made from the fibers of mulberry tree bark, known for their strength and flexibility, embodying the Japanese technique of hand-making and features the oldest pigment "Bengala'' for a creative design without using any chemical dyes.The food items feature a selection of A5 Wagyu beef jerky, snow crab, roast beef marinated in sake lees, deep-fried blowfish, and Spanish mackerel in sweet and sour sauce in addition to assorted nigiri sushi (10 pcs), a futomaki sushi roll, and a MUSE sake pastry box including five kinds of pastries utilizing Uragasumi Daiginjo sake lees. The meal is accompanied by a set of Suntory whiskeys and Murakami × Perrier Limited Edition Bottles. In addition, the box comes with a music playlist curated by Academy award-winning composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, an Oshima tsumugi coaster, Shoyeido incense and incense holder, and a Kimura glass. At a time when the future of NYC dining remains uncertain, Chef Odo created this Valentine’s Day Gift Box to create a sophisticated atmosphere that customers can enjoy with their five senses and be transported to Japan within the safe confines of their own home. Price: $1,500; all orders must be made through o.d.o’s online ordering platform.

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Tannat Market & Tavern - 4736 Broadway, New York, NY
Tannat Market & Tavern is Inwood’s premiere destination for natural wine and genuinely seasonal dining, offering local foods from the Hudson Valley farms & ranches as well as takeaway food, retail wine & beer & cider. This Valentine’s Day, Tannat will offer a to-go menu featuring a winter salad, savory flan with mushroom sauce, paos, Honey-Pepper Poached Pear made with citrus, pierre poivre, verdejo, Homemade Stuffed Pasta with ricotta, sun dried tomatoes, herb oil, Pao de Queijo a Brazillian Cheese Bread, and Hand-Rolled Raspberry Dark Chocolate Truffles to top it off. The holiday menu comes equipped with wine pairings including five half glasses of natural wine, with the option of adding a half or whole bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate the occasion. For a special dining out at home feeling, the menu comes with heating + plating instructions as well as a formal menu. The menu is available for $50/person and the following add ons are available: $25 for lamb rib, $16 for cheese course, $45 wine pairing, $20 375ml sparkling wine, and $48 750ml Champagne.

Photo: Eastern Provision Pretzels

This Valentine’s Day, Eastern Standard Provisions, a New England-based artisanal snack food company and a favorite of Oprah Winfrey is offering one-of-a-kind artisanal soft pretzels just for the occasion. Special boxes include:

- “Love At First Bite” Gift Box ($19.99) - The "Love At First Bite" Gift Box includes (5) signature Wheelhouse soft pretzels, (1) packet of Classic Pretzel Salt, and (1) “Love At First Bite” sticker that any recipient will fall for.

- “Love You to Pieces” Gift Box ($29.99) - The "Love You To Pieces" Gift Box definitely makes our hearts beat faster: (3) bags of the best-selling One-Timer Soft Pretzel Bites, (1) packet of sweet and tangy Raspberry Lime Sugar, (1) packet of Classic Pretzel Salt, with a fun (1) “Love You to Pieces” sticker to seal the deal.

- “Let’s Get Knotty” Gift Box ($34.99) – Fun, flirty and flavorful, this gift includes (2) Wheelhouse Signature Soft Pretzels, (2) Bags of One-Timer Soft Pretzel Bites, (6) Turnbuckle Soft Pretzel Sticks, (1) packet of Chocolate Espresso Sugar, (1) packet of Classic Pretzel Salt, and (1) "Let's Get Knotty" Sticker to set the mood...

- “True Love at First Bite” Gift Box ($39.99) – Romance Redux: Packed with meticulously crafted, hand-twisted artisanal soft pretzels including (6) Wheelhouse soft pretzels, (12) Turnbuckle Soft Pretzel Sticks, (2) packets of Classic Pretzel Salt and (1) "Love At First Bite" sticker, Eastern Standard Provision has made sure this one offers plenty of pretzel love to go around.

This list was provided by the individual restaurants and shops who could also use a little lovin' this Valentine's Day along with your sweetheart will thank you too. For additional information please contact the individual retsaurant or vendor.

Happy Valentine's Day!