Show your bae some love this Valentine’s Day with a gift from one of these local sweet spots
By Perry Haselden
441 W. Canfield, Suite 12, Detroit
719 Griswold St, Suite 100, Detroit
5 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor
11360 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck
If your valentine has a sweet tooth and a great sense of humor, Bon Bon Bon chocolates is the perfect gift! Their Valentine’s Day collection, a collaboration with Kung Food, includes 14 delicious candies with names that will make you giggle, like “Nudes” (dark, white and milk chocolate) and “Wood You Be Mine?” (Lapsang Souchong dark chocolate ganache). This collection is limited, so get yours now before it’s gone, gone, gone!
Looking for a creative way to tell your love how much they mean to you? Say it with cake! Venla’s is offering a special cake for Valentine’s Day made with chocolate sponge, strawberry jam, hazelnut ganache, strawberry buttercream and chocolate covered berries. Yum! Just head to their website, choose from two designs, “Love Drunk” or “Galentines,” and they will deliver your cake anywhere within Metro Detroit.
23421 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
If you don’t give your sweetheart a giant heart-shaped cookie for Valentine’s Day, do you even really love them? A 9-inch chocolate chip cookie cake from Detroit Cookie Co. is a great way to say “I love you” — in frosting! Add a custom message (up to 25 characters) to make it extra special, then pick up your order at one of their two locations, Ferndale or Ann Arbor.
If candy is your love language, then you will adore Candy Overboard, a local, woman-owned business that curates the most aesthetically pleasing candy boards! They are currently offering a Valentine’s Day themed collection, available in board sizes ranging from 4-12 inches. Place your order via their website to have a sweet treat shipped directly to your sweetie!
4240 Cass Ave suite 100, Detroit
In our opinion, it’s never too cold for ice cream! Located in Midtown, Cold Truth Softserve is serving up a rotating menu of vegan ice cream, including strawberry soft serve with strawberry sauce, the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Pro tip: Ask about their pints to-go!
If you aren’t sure what to give your valentine this year, we suggest classic, heart-shaped chocolates — but make it local! For a limited time, Sanders, a Detroit staple, has sea salt caramel hearts in two flavors, raspberry and double chocolate.
7. Cute Sugar
100 Erskine St, Detroit
True to its name, Detroit-based bakery and café For The Love of Sugar is the place to go to for all things sweet! Specializing in custom cakes, they also offer French macaroons and an array of gluten free and vegan pastries.
Cheese and chocolate: the perfect combo! U Got Me Cheesin, a Detroit-based company that specializes in custom grazing platters, is now taking orders for Valentine’s Day via Instagram. Their “You Make My Heart BRIEat” mini tin is perfect for one and comes wrapped with a personalized card.
10551 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit
Everyone loves cake, right? Especially a one-of-a-kind “celebration cake” from Rose’s Fine Foods. All of their cakes are made in-house with the freshest, locally sourced, organic ingredients. You can even add a little love note on top!
11. Flourish Detroit
Flourish Detroit, a recently launched, Detroit-based bakery, specializes in cakes and bakes. On February 14 they are partnering with Studio Terrain Floral Design for a Valentine’s Day pop-up at Bea’s Detroit in Eastern Market. Preorders for their V-Day themed cookies must be placed via their website; orders can be picked up at the pop-up event.
Pink M&Ms, sprinkles, red velvet…Gold Mountain Cookies is doing Valentine’s Day right! Choose from their variety of cookies and cookie cakes, place your order via Instagram, and they will deliver for free anywhere in the Metro Detroit area!
13. Dooped Donuts
Do-nut forget about your vegan valentine (sorry…we couldn’t help ourselves)! Dooped Donuts offers a variety of vegan donuts, like Traverse City Cherry, a local favorite. They are open for orders daily starting at 8am, delivery only, and orders can be placed via the link on their Instagram.
14. KDG Sweets
KDG Sweets, a home-based dessert shop in Farmington Hills, is taking custom orders for Valentine’s Day. Gift your love a box of chocolate- covered strawberries or something unique, like hot cocoa bombs. Just shoot them a DM on Instagram and they can help you with your order!
15. Cupcake Station
301 West Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale
You can’t go wrong with cupcakes, and Cupcake Station is just the place to get ’em! With flavors like champagne dream and chocolate mousse, they have something for everyone on their menu. They are currently offering delivery via Doordash or you can preorder for pick up at one of their three locations: Ferndale, Ann Arbor or Plymouth.
16. La Gloria Bakery
3345 Bagley St, Detroit
La Gloria is an authentic Mexican bakery located on the Southwest side of Detroit best known for their churros and conchas, but they also offer a large variety of cookies, cakes and even tamales. Stop by and pick up a box of baked goods for your sweetheart (and something sweet for yourself, too)!
45 W Grand River, Detroit
159 N Eton St, Birmingham
Nothing says romance like French pastries. Impress your valentine with something special from Cannelle by Matt Knio, a classic patisserie. From croissants to macaroons, they create beautiful baked goods that your sweetie is sure to love!
19. Cornwall Bakery
15215 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park
Located in Grosse Pointe Park, Cornwall Bakery specializes in European-inspired pastries and specialty cakes. This Valentine’s Day they are making classic heart-shaped sugar cookies, hand-decorated with love. You can place an order via their website for pick up, or get delivery for orders $50+.
This Valentine’s Day, Bombshell Treat Bar is offering the ultimate sweet treat with their “You’re The Bomb” kit, which is packed with dipped Oreos, “Cherry Bomb” popcorn, hot cocoa pots and “Dressed Up Drizzled” marshmallows. Order one to share with your love (or just for yourself — no judgment!) and they will deliver it between February 12-13 anywhere within Metro Detroit.