Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show someone you care, and a great way to say ‘I love you’ is with a heart-shaped treat. From pizzas to decadent desserts, stores are offering a variety of delicious eats to make your special someone feel extra loved this holiday. So, whether your sweetheart has a sweet tooth or a savory one, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our list of places in Essex County and beyond offering heart-shaped food.
Anthony’s Cheesecake + Restaurant | 71 Washington Street, Bloomfield
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You can sit for a special Valentine’s Day dinner accompanied by love songs or you can order one of their heart-shaped cheesecakes (or other desserts) to take home. Contact them during business hours to reserve yours.
Le French Dad Boulangerie | 10 Church Street, Montclair
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If you plan to cook a romantic dinner for your loved one, you can pick up a heart-shaped baguette to add a little spark to the meal. For dessert, try the Love Pillow, vanilla, and berry coulis with a chocolate sponge pillow and topped with a milk chocolate mousse heart and salted caramel insert.
Love on Boards NJ | Bloomfield
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If you and your love are drawn more to healthy foods than sweets, this virtual shop gives you the ability to customize a heart-shaped charcuterie board. Choose from a variety of fruits and vegetables. Each board can feed two to three people.
Mulberry House | 415 Westfield Avenue, Westfield
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If breakfast in bed is your ultimate Valentine’s Day scenario, this tea house has you covered. Order a half dozen heart-shaped scones in strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla. Serve it with clotted cream and jam and a pot of tea.
Plum Bakery | 179 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair
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If you or your loved one has a gluten sensitivity, it can seriously limit the baked goods you can enjoy. Everything at Plum is 100% gluten-free, which means you are covered for your Valentine’s Day sweets, and might we suggest the Linzer hearts?
Rabble Rise Donuts | 16 Label Street, Montclair
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If you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a group of people, the classic box from this handmade doughnut store will fit the bill. It includes four vanilla and chocolate glazed donuts, one of each made into the shape of a heart. The Valentine’s Day Treats box includes mini heart shortbread cookies if doughnuts aren’t your thing.
Stuff By SJ | 342 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
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This small, woman-owned business created handmade + customized baked goods. You can pick up various heart-shaped goodies — including a breakable chocolate heart filled with assorted candy. And yes, a wooden hammer is included!