5 Yummy Filled Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day With Your Love One In Vancouver
With the end of January upon us, all your attention should be on the SPECIAL day that is coming up – Yup we’re talking about Valentine’s Day.
But this special day isn’t quite the same for every couple.
For some, Valentine’s Day maybe when you go all-out fancy with lavish gifts and candlelit dinner OR you keep it romantically simple and cozy at home.
Regardless which spectrum your Feb.14 to falls under, we’ve got some tasty ideas for you. Here are 5 yummy Vancouver Valentine’s Day specials to consider and enjoy with your loved one.
1. Go Fried Chicken Over Roses
A bouquet of roses may be nice and sweet to look at, but not very practical (we’re the only ones who just think with our stomach…). Well thankfully, the popular Chinatown fried chicken joint, Juke Fried Chicken, has a more practical bouquet for you to consider: their ‘Let’s Cluck’ Fried Chicken Bouquets!
Each year this special comforting gift a major hit for Valentine’s Day and even gets sold out (clearly many think with their stomach). So if you want to get your hands on this 8-piece wrapped bouquet of Juke’s gluten-free fried chicken for the special person in your life, you better preorder it NOW.
Price: $29 + tax Preorder: here Pick up Sunday Feb. 14
P.S. if you’re looking for a vegan version, their sister restaurant Beetbox has a Vegan & Vegetarian-friendly version (breaded and fried seitan) for $24 + tax.
2. Brunch It Up
If you’re the type to plan a whole day of adventures for Valentine’s Day, a great way to start off is some damn good brunch (and mimosas). And we’re lucky that in Vancouver, we have SO many great brunch restaurants to enjoy.
Here are 2 quick suggestions:
ARC Restaurant + Bar
If the words “bottomless brunch” makes your eyes and your partner’s eyes light up, ARC will be THE spot of choice. The $39/person weekend brunch runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, so you choose to celebrate early and dodge the rush if you want.
Hailed as one of the best brunch restaurants in Vancouver, OEB won’t disappoint when it comes to their food, ambiance, and having the perfect location for a nice Yaletown waterfront stroll to walk off that food baby.
P.S. don’t skip on their mimosa flight
Address: 1137 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y3
Since Valentine’s Day lands on a Sunday…it is even more alluring to just burrito in bed and lounge around the house all day watching Bling Empire or Bridgerton. If that sounds good for you (and your partner), these take-home treats would be perfect for Valentine’s Day at home type of mood.
Honolulu Chocolate Bomb
Hot Chocolate Bombs became a trend after it blew up on Tiktok. They’re fun, simple, and delicious (tell us someone who doesn’t like hot chocolate!).
Honolulu Coffee Vancouver has created a limited-edition box (only 50 available)of Hot Chocolate Bombs which features two JUMBO-sized bombs (one 70% Ghirardelli dark chocolate bomb and one Ghirardelli white chocolate bomb packed with mini marshmallows and sprinkles). It also comes with a special Valentine’s Day greeting card to give you the steps on how to have the explosively fun sugary treat.
Chinatown ‘80s-themed cocktail bar Chickadee will give you the confidence to WOW your other half at being a stellar home bartender with their DIY Cocktail Kit for 2. The kit includes all the steps, supplies, and garnishes for you to whip up enough cocktails (8 to be exact) for a darn good time.
Price: $69 + tax Order: here Pick up from Feb 9 – Feb 14
Cafe Medina Valentine’s Brunch Kit
The super popular and top brunch spot made a kit for you to experience a bit of Cafe Medina in your own home with their take-home brunch kit.
Each kit features the choice of the Cafe Medina’s signature mains
Choice of Fricassée, Cassoulet or Fricassée Champignon in make-at-home fashion
their ever so famous Liège Waffles with Salted Caramel & Milk Chocolate Lavender topping
5 66% dark chocolate salted caramel ganache hearts from top chocolatier BETA5 Chocolates
a 340g bag of 49th Parallel Old School Espresso
a Mimosa Kit with fresh-squeezed orange juice and a 750-mL bottle of Chandon California Brut;
a signature Medina Matchbox
You can even save yourself the trip to the flower shop by adding an optional flower bouquet or pack of dark chocolate salted caramel ganache hearts!
Price: $125 or $175 Preorderhere by Feb 9 Pick up Feb 13 or limited delivery
4. Go Boujie & Fancy
If Valentine’s Day means dressing up, wine, and taking in the boujie stimuli that emits from fine-dining restaurant establishment, there’s many options for that as well. Here’s a couple that has some special menus that fit the bill:
Award-winning steak house, Gotham Steakhouse and Bar, is rolling out a multi-course Prixe-Fixe Valentine’s Day Dinner for 2. Ofcourse it will feature their prized New York strip steak and paired with Atlantic lobster tail.
To make your dining experience extra special, those who choose to dine-in can expect live music performances from local musicians and DJs.
The highly rated Yaletown Japanese restaurant is offering a special Valentine’s A La Carte menu that will delight seafood lovers. Like their Kaisen Platter (uni spoon, crab claw, fresh sasashmi, and more) and a Premium Surf & Turf Entree for 2 (A5 Japanese Aburi Ribyeye Steak and Aburi Lobster Tail).
Located in the one of the best hotels in Vancouver, The Victor makes for a perfect spot for a lavish and delicious meal with your partner. For this year’s Valentine’s Day, Executive Chef Garett Blundell and The Victor team has crafted an A La Carte menu with delectable options like Chu Toro Tuna & Northern Divine Caviar Cocktail, Perigord Truffle Linguine, and Double Cut Cowboy Ribeye. The dine-in menu is also available as 3-course format for $90/person.
With the biggest food festival happening all February long, it makes for an EASY choice to try out a new restaurant that has always been on your ‘to-eat’ list for Valentine’s Day. And since there are 350+ restaurants taking part this year, we know you’ll end up finding one that you and your partner will enjoy.
Although this year’s Valentine’s Day may be a bit different than previous ones, we’re fortunate enough that there’s still a lot of options regardless you want to spend it in a boujie or relaxing manner.