THE BEST VALENTINE’S DAY FOODS ARE SHIPPING NATIONWIDE ON GOLDBELLY
Valentine’s Day is unique among holidays, in that it’s all about the celebration of love. It’s a day to “shoot your shot” with someone you’ve been crushing on, and a day to affirm your love if you’re already in a relationship. And what better way is there to show your love than with food?
Luckily for you, Valentine’s Day food gifts have gotten a lot more exciting than a run-of-the-mill box of chocolates picked up at the pharmacy. Going to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day might certainly sound good, but many restaurants serve overpriced, underwhelming prix-fixe menus and get so packed that you can barely hear your date across the table.
The best Valentine’s Day gifts aren’t the clichéd flowers, mass-produced chocolates, or shiny baubles. Giving the gift of food – whether it’s breakfast in bed, a meal kit that you can cook together, an elegant dessert, or a favorite food of your loved one – isn’t only thoughtful and fun, enjoying it together is a shared (and delicious) activity. Thanks to Goldbelly, America’s best Valentine’s Day food gifts, from some of the country’s most acclaimed restaurants, bakeries, and food makers, are shipping nationwide!
Here are just a handful of our favorites, in three categories: meals to share, fun DIY kits, and desserts specially-made for the holiday.
Valentine’s Day Dinners
Meals to Share: Because Date Night Can be More Special When It’s at Home
Pizzana’s MargHEARTita Neapolitan Pizza
Pizzana is a critically acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant featuring master pizzaiolo Daniele Uditi’s Neo-Neapolitan pizza. An artisan who learned his craft growing up in Naples, Italy, Daniele came to America with $300 in his pocket and his family’s sixty year old sourdough starter. Blending Southern Italian tradition with Southern California flavors, Pizzana has earned a Michelin Bib Gourmand Award and landed three times on the Los Angeles Times’ 101 Best Restaurants list.
Their MargHEARTita Neapolitan Pizza is a heart-shaped take on their classic Margherita, topped with real Neapolitan San Marzano tomato sauce, imported fior di latte mozzarella, Parmigiano, and a little extra love.
EN Japanese Brasserie’s Miso Black Cod Dinner Kit for Two
EN Japanese Brasserie was founded by star restaurateur Reika Alexander in New York City’s West Village in 2004, and since then it’s established itself as the city’s premier destination for seasonally-inspired, authentic Japanese cuisine.
To make this take on the classic Miso Black Cod, Alaskan Black Cod is marinated in Saikyo miso and grilled to perfection with a side of dashi rice and obanzai, small seasonal dishes from Kyoto which include Satsumaimo Kanroni (Japanese sweet potatoes simmered in a sweet broth with a hint of soy sauce), Pirikara Zenmai (Asian royal fern tossed with a savory, spicy soy sauce), and Kinoko (Shiitake, maitake, shimeji, and enoki mushrooms marinated in a seaweed broth). Be sure to add on their signature homemade tofu kit!
Daniel Boulud’s Gourmet Valentine’s Day Collection
Daniel Boulud is considered one of America’s leading culinary authorities and one of the most revered chefs in New York, his home since 1982. He is Chef-Owner of 12 restaurants around the world, and is best known for his eponymous, exquisitely refined DANIEL on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Elevate your Valentine’s Day with Chef Daniel Boulud’s simple yet elegant favorites in this Gourmet Collection: Foie Gras Terrine with house-made buttery Brioche Loaf and Red Onion Compote, Camembert Cheese with Fig & Olive Crackers and accoutrements, and White Sturgeon Caviar with Blinis and Whipped Lemon Zest Crème Fraîche.
Chesapeake Bay Gourmet’s Steaks & Cakes Date Night Dinner for Two
Based in Jessup, Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Gourmet specializes in regional foods from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Chesapeake Bay Gourmet works with local butchers, farmers, and artisans from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to source the highest-quality meats and side dishes. Start off this perfect Valentine’s Day Date Night dinner for two with gluten-free Maryland crab cakes, follow up with two USDA Prime Black Angus filet mignons, and finish off with two individual-sized red velvet cakes.
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Blue Ribbon Sushi’s Valentine’s Day Sushi DIY Kit for Two
New York restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s Blue Ribbon Sushi has achieved renown as one of New York’s best and most iconic sushi restaurants since it opened more than 25 years ago – and now you can enjoy it at home! Make this Valentine’s day dinner unforgettable with this “Koi” Sushi DIY Kit for Two, focused on romance and featuring the highest quality fish hand-selected by their sushi masters and shipped directly to you.
This platter has been specially curated for an incredible evening and includes their most special and indulgent items, including a tin of American Sturgeon Caviar and Fresh Maine Lobster so you can create their signature Blue Ribbon Roll. They’ve also included all the ingredients needed for their most popular Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna appetizer, fresh day boat spicy scallops, and assorted sashimi so you can create beautiful sashimi, sushi, and cut rolls. Finish off an incredible meal with mouth-watering, bake-fresh-yourself, Ginger Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
Chris Oh’s Korean BBQ Kit
Chris Oh’s Korean BBQ was born in 2020, from the mind of celebrity chef Chris Oh, who’s known for his appearances on countless cooking competition shows including Food Network’s “Tournament of Champions” and “The Great Food Truck Race.” In the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, Oh had the idea to assemble boxes brimming with high-quality Korean meats, traditional banchan (side dishes), and flavorful sauces and ship them nationwide.
This Korean BBQ Kit allows you to take your pick from three traditional Korean BBQ meats: kalbi (marinated cross-cut short ribs), bulgogi (thinly-sliced marinated beef), and pork belly.
Tony Boloney’s Famous Pizza Making Kit
Owned by Mike Hauke, Tony Boloney’s is a true New Jersey original, renowned for its classic pizzas made with top-quality ingredients as well as some super-creative and unique pizza creations. It’s one of Hoboken’s top pizza joints, and their Famous Pizza Making Kit lets you recreate their signature pizzas in the comfort of your own home.
You’ll receive two balls of pizza dough, fresh mozzarella, Tony Boloney’s famous housemade sauce, mushrooms, and pepperoni. So get creative and have some fun making your very own pizza at home!
New Territories’ Bubble Waffles, Boba Tea, & Milkshakes
Founded in a tiny shop on the Lower East Side by Peter Mei in 2016, New Territories transports you to the cafes of Hong Kong, where ice cream is served atop sweet, eggy bubble waffles that are crisp on the outside and cakey on the inside; milky iced tea gets a fun and chewy addition of tapioca boba; and build-it-yourself milkshakes contain housemade ice cream, loads of extravagant toppings, and souvenir glass mason jars.
Valentine’s Day Chocolates & Desserts
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Duff Goldman’s Red Velvet Heart Cake
Duff Goldman is a certified Food Network star. The fun-loving chef welcomed viewers into his innovative Baltimore cake shop, Charm City Cakes, for 10 seasons on the hit “Ace of Cakes,” and he’s currently the host of Kids Baking Championship. And he’s shipping his signature cakes on Goldbelly! This custom cake, specially-designed for Valentine’s Day, is a delicious four-layer red velvet cake with vanilla cream cheese filling. It’s then frosted with pink-tinted buttercream frosting and decorated with red fondant hearts!
Emporium Pies’ Valenpie Gift Box
Baking out of a remodeled 1930’s Victorian bungalow in the Bishop Arts District in Dallas, Texas, since 2011, Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt are creating beautiful, handmade pies with local and seasonal ingredients at Emporium Pies. The Valenpie gift box has a bite-sized assortment of Emporium Pies’ delicious chess pies in heart-shaped form. Flavors include Smorgasbord (graham cracker crust with a brownie and marshmallow filling), Hot Cake (buttermilk and maple caramel), Dr. Love (red velvet chess), and Ebony & Ivory (buttermilk & Nutella chess).
Kreuther’s Handcrafted Chocolates
If you’re going to give the gift of chocolates, you might as well gift the best! Since 2016, Michelin-starred chef Gabriel Kreuther and acclaimed pastry chef and Master Chocolatier Marc Aumont have been taking the art of chocolate to the next level with Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate. Named one of the “best chocolate shops in America” by Eater and Grub Street, Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate combines exquisite French techniques with American flavors creating luxurious chocolates as well as other sweet gifts including Cheesecake Macarons, Chocolate Truffles, and a special Valentine’s Day Chef’s Selection Chocolate Box.
Junior’s White Chocolate Strawberry Heart Cheesecake
Founded by Harry Rosen in 1950 and legendary today, Junior’s is a Brooklyn landmark and one of New York’s best Jewish delis. It’s most famous for its iconic cheesecakes, which was rated New York’s best by New York Magazine and is made with only premium ingredients and has a sponge cake base instead of the standard graham cracker.
Made special for Valentine’s Day, their White Chocolate Strawberry Heart Cheesecake is blended with premium white chocolate and swirled with fresh strawberry puree. This beautiful creation is hand-finished with a border of homemade white chocolate mousse.
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